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Funny and Interesting Facts

Naomi Sarah
Here are some funny interesting facts, coupled with some facts that'll give you something to think about. Find out how people, circumstances and what surrounds us, come up with something fascinating, not to mention weird, every single day...
Some facts are funny, some are surprising or confusing and pondering over how these strange things take place. Here are the facts about everything; ranging from animals, history, events and other worldwide factoids. Read more about the things you've never heard of.

Random Interesting Facts

This compilation of random facts will surprise you, tickle your funny bone and even make you raise an eyebrow one or the other instances.
  • Blueberry juice is a good memory booster.
  • All humans have spent about half an hour as cells.
  • Elephants are the only animals with four knees.
  • The tongue is the only muscle in one's body, that is attached from only one end.
  • Queen bees lay up to 1500 eggs a day.
  • A coin toss done in 1844 was done when naming the city of Portland in Oregon. It was heads for Portland and tails for Boston.
  • Humans forget 90 percent of dreams.
  • When cats are pleased or content, they squeeze their eyes shut.
  • The African cicada fly sleeps for 17 years; it stays awake for two weeks, mates and then dies.
  • The percentage of people who dream in black and white, decreased after color TV came out.
  • Paper cannot be folded in half more than seven times.
  • Pumice is the only rock found, that can float on water.
  • In Rome, when a man would testify, he would first swear on his genitals.
  • Some Chinese believe that swinging one's arms relieves headache.
  • In Rome, when a man would testify, he would first swear on his genitals.
  • Some Chinese believe that swinging one's arms, relieved headaches.
  • There are more than 250 - 300 million cell phones being used in the United States.
  • A few days before the World Cup in 1966, England - the trophy was stolen and later found by a dog.

Unusual Facts

These are some pretty amazing facts that you will marvel at how peculiar people and other things can be.
  • Ants began farming way back to about 50 millions years, before humans started to raise their own crops.
  • Barbie doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • In 1987, an American airlines removed one olive from first-class in each salad saving $40,000.
  • There are about 200 million people who live on less than a dollar in China, in one day.
  • 70 percent of pirated goods worldwide, come from China.
  • Armadillos can get leprosy.
  • Bank of Italy was the original name of Bank of America.
  • Snails can sleep for three years.
  • 10 of the most generous countries, are in Europe.
  • The Slave-maker ant gets its name, because after it raids other ants' nests and steals their pupae - they keep them to hatch and turn them into slaves.
  • A gynecologist in Bahrain can examine a woman's private parts, only through a mirror.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Rats are the most destructive mammals in the world, other than man.
  • People on the left always speak first in comic strips.
  • Mice petrified Walt Disney.
  • Thomas Edison came up with a way to make helicopters fly using gunpowder. It blew up, along with his factory.
  • More than plane crashes, donkeys kill more people annually.
  • The highest country in the world for doing plastic surgeries is the US, Mexico being second.
  • Zambians usually don't live till their 40th birthdays.
  • The song 'Happy birthday', has a copyright.
  • Some of the Nazi SS uniforms were designed by Hugo Boss.
  • A cat's urine glows under a black light.
  • Over 20 percent of publications in Japan are comic books.
  • Earthworms have five hearts.
  • The costume of lion from 'The Wizard of Oz', was made from real lions.

Random Facts

  • Turtles are known to be able to breathe through their butts too.
  • Banging one's head against the wall, can burn about 150 calories.
  • If you were to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months, it would be enough gas to create energy like that of an atomic bomb.
  • An ostrich's eye is fairly bigger than its brain.
  • Polar bears are known to be left-handed.
  • Starfish doesn't have brains.
  • Charlie Chaplin won third place in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Alaska's official motto is 'North to the Future.'
  • A pregnant goldfish, is called a 'twit'.
  • Horses can't throw up.
  • The marketer who came up with the flushing toilet, had the name Thomas Crapper.
  • The youngest of the popes was 11 years old.
  • Dentists advise in keeping toothbrushes at least two meters away from the commode, to avoid airborne particles from landing on it after its flushed.
  • Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

These were some funny and interesting facts that prove to be a fun read.