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Random Hilarious Facts

Madhura Pandit
Getting bored? Here are some funny facts on random topics to lighten up your mood.
The world is full of weird, yet amusing things, and facts which are unbelievably true. Here are some interesting and funny facts that will give you a good laugh.

Random Fun Facts About Life

✦ You burn more calories while sleeping than you do while watching television.
✦ The pupil of the eye expands 45% if it finds something pleasing to look at!
✦ The average person falls asleep in just seven minutes.
✦ The most common names in Bali are: Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut!
✦ Words form only 7% of our communication with others, including one's spouse. Tone of voice accounts for 38% and body language is responsible for 55% of the messages spouses receive from each other.
✦ Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories per hour.
✦ The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet (9 m).
✦ Alexander, the Great, made his soldiers remain clean-shaven, so the enemy couldn't grab them by the beards and stab them with their swords!
✦ On an average, a person makes 1,140 phone calls a year.
✦ The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

... About Women

✦ It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.
✦ Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.
✦ More than half of the female population would prefer to receive a trip as a gift, rather than jewelry or lingerie.
✦ Due to kids, TV, the Internet, jobs, hobbies, home and family responsibilities, an average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone, together.
✦ When four or more women get together, they talk about men.
✦ The two highest IQ's ever recorded, both, belong to women.
✦ Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

... About Men

✦ Men love to be the first to read the newspaper in the morning. Not being the first is upsetting to their psyche.
✦ Most men hate to shop. Maybe that's why the men's department is usually on the first floor of a department store.
✦ Men forget everything; but women remember everything.
✦ When four or more men get together, they talk about sports.
✦ Men laugh louder, longer, and more frequently than women.

... About Animals

✦ The elephant is the only animal having 4 knees.
✦ A dolphin sleeps keeping one eye open.
✦ A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
✦ Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality among mammals.
✦ A goldfish has a memory span of merely three months.
✦ Magnetic ants are called so, because they always build their nests pointing north and south.
✦ A group of ravens is called a murder.
✦ There are more chickens than people in the world.
✦ Cockroaches can live for more than one week without their heads. Then they die due to starvation.
✦ Interestingly, human birth control pills are found to work for gorillas as well.
✦ The eyes of the chameleon can move independently, and hence, it can see in two different directions at the same time.
✦ When a giraffe's baby is born, it falls from a height of six feet, without being hurt.