Fun Facts

If you’ve ever been at dinner or happy hour with friends or family and run out of things to say, you understand how embarrassing it can be. This is why it’s always a good idea to have a few ice breakers on hand to keep the discussion going. There are several facts to learn, such as those regarding Halloween, happiness, and American history. Knowing a few unique fun facts to surprise and delight others around you is a terrific way to start a discussion or just change the subject entirely.

There’s no need to remember all (or even most) of the 100 entertaining facts listed below, but even knowing a few of them by memory will help you avoid awkward silences and social situations in the future. Imagine never having to attend a dinner party and make small chats on the spur of the moment again. They’re also entertaining to read about.

  1. Though moonquakes are less often than earthquakes, they do occur. That’s correct. Moonquakes.
  2. While flying, you really lose a significant portion of your taste senses. This might explain a lot about those subpar in-flight meals.
  3. Bees can sting other bees if they are endangered or defending their area.
  4. Most individuals are aware that dolphins have exceptional sonar ability. But did you know that they were being researched as potential war weapons during the Cold War? They are, in fact, as intelligent as they are said to be.
  5. Koalas, like humans, have distinct individual fingerprints.
  6. Brendan Fraser came close to death when filming The Mummy (he passed out while filming a scene).
  7. Will Ferrell grew physically unwell after consuming so many sweets while filming Elf.
  8. The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles read “Hollywoodland.”
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean was the most costly picture ever filmed, costing more than 375 million dollars to produce.
  10. The original name of Buzz Lightyear is Lunar Larry.
  11. Because of its shifting tectonic plates, Iceland expands 5 centimeters every year.
  12. Russia has a sum of 11 time zones inside its borders.
  13. The location with the most caverns on the planet? Kentucky. Isn’t it surprising?
  14. The Sahara Desert may reach temperatures of 136 degrees.
  15. Australia is the size of the moon.
  16. The Vatican City State is the world’s tiniest country.
  17. California has more people than Canada.
  18. Maine is the closest state in the United States to Africa.
  19. Russia has a larger land surface area than Pluto.
  20. A shrimp’s heart is positioned in its head. Strange, but sort of calm.
  21. Slugs have four nostrils, not one, not two, not three.
  22. It takes two weeks for indolence to digest food.
  23. Just like human newborns suck their thumbs, baby elephants suck on their trunks from time to time.
  24. Crows can recognize human faces and remember them for the rest of their lives.
  25. There is just one country on the planet where mosquitoes do not exist: Iceland.
  26. A gathering of lemurs is known as (wait for it) a “conspiracy.” Really.
  27. Wombat feces is cube-shaped, believe it or not.
  28. It’s a little nasty, but it’s also sort of funny: lobsters pee out of their faces.
  29. Are you ready to get your mind blown? A blind chameleon can still adjust to its surroundings’ hues. Its individual cells, not its eyesight, cause it to change shades.
  30. Freddie Mercury has a distinctive grain. But did you realize it was due to four other teeth in his upper jaw? Yup.
  31. With 1,560 words, Eminem’s “Rap God” is the song with the most words.
  32. The longest concert in history lasted 453 hours.
  33. A violin is made up of 70 separate pieces of wood, which explains why some of them are so costly (one even sold for $16 million).
  34. Clownfish are all born male. That helps to understand Marlin and Nemo.
  35. A prickle is a bunch of porcupines. How appropriate.
  36. Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished competitive wrestler.
  37. In Finland, there are more saunas than vehicles. Sounds like a fantastic location.
  38. Gatorade was created at the University of Florida and named after the Gators’ mascot.
  39. In Massachusetts, volleyball and basketball were invented.
    1. The most giant onion ever grown weighed 17 pounds.
  40. Contrary to popular belief, Canada consumes the most macaroni and cheese of any country.
  41. Sid is the actual name of the well-known Sesame Street character Cookie Monster.
  42. Swearing is not permitted when playing tennis at Wimbledon. As a result, judges must master swear words in various languages.
  43. Mushrooms can glow in the dark. In fact, there are over 70 different types of mushrooms that accomplish this.
  44. Maryland’s official sport is jousting.
  45. The global’s most huge watermelon weighed 350 pounds, according to Guinness World Records!
  46. Ketchup was initially offered as a remedy for diarrhea and indigestion.
  47. Switzerland banned it from keeping just one guinea pig because they require social contact.
  48. About 7% of American people believe chocolate milk is produced by brown cows (spoiler: It does not).
  49. Bananas are curved due to the way they develop – toward the sun.
  50. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise, is the oldest living animal.
  51. Only 5% of the ocean has been investigated.
  52. Saint Lucia is the world’s only country named for a woman.
  53. The British royal family is banned from playing Monopoly because it becomes too competitive.
  54. In Japan, there is an island populated solely by rabbits.
  55. The Supreme Court has its own private basketball court, which it refers to as “the highest court in the country.”
  56. Vending machines kill more people than sharks.
  57. Hell is the name of a town in Norway. Surprisingly, it seldom gets too hot there.
  58. If you add up all of the time spent by characters in Twilight sitting in quiet, it comes to 26 minutes. Vampires are pretty theatrical.
  59. Dolly Parton once competed in a Dolly Parton impersonator contest… and lost.
  60. Jennifer Lawrence gets “H2O” tattooed on her hand to remind her to drink water.
  61. Ryan Gosling was nearly a part of the Backstreet Boys.
  62. Before Friends, Jennifer Aniston was almost a Saturday Night Live cast member.
  63. When Lady Gaga attended NYU, a group of students formed a Facebook group in which they discussed how she would never be famous.
  64. Jake Gyllenhaal’s godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis.
  65. Lorde has an Instagram account where she reviews onion rings from all around the world. Because, well, why not?
  66. Lizzy Grant is Lana del Rey’s actual name.
  67. Strawberries are not berries at all.
  68. However, bananas are berries.
  69. Rhubarb may be heard growing — it pops!
  70. Fruit labels can be eaten. They’re entirely edible… they simply don’t taste all that great.
  71. Until 2011, anything with a lower ABV than 11% was not legally deemed alcohol.
  72. Green, yellow, and red bell peppers may appear to be various varieties of the same vegetable, but they aren’t!
  73. White chocolate has no chocolate at all.
  74. Honey never goes wrong, so that’s one last thing to get rid of while cleaning out your cupboard.
  75. Carrots were initially purple rather than orange. Even though purple carrots aren’t the most common kind, you may still find them.
  76. Microwaving grapes will cause them to burst.
  77. If ingested in sufficient quantities, nutmeg might cause hallucinations.
  78. Raspberries are actually a rose family member.
  79. Broccoli has more protein than any other meats, including steak.
  80. Technically, pistachios are a fruit.
  81. SPAM is an abbreviation for spiced ham.
  82. The majority of countries do not refrigerate their eggs.
  83. You blink around 20 times each minute, whether you notice it or not.
  84. Technically, earwax is a kind of perspiration.
  85. The typical person will spend a whole year on the toilet over their lifetime.
  86. You are taller in the morning than you are at night.
  87. A typical mature individual has 2000-4000 taste buds.
  88. People are the only beings on the earth that have chins.
  89. Hair grows roughly 6 inches every year on average.
  90. Blushing is produced by an adrenaline surge.
  91. A new language or dialect becomes extinct every two weeks.
  92. Over 200 languages have been created specifically for television or film.
  93. A dog’s sense of smell is 40 times higher than a human’s.
  94. Dogs can also breathe and smell at the same time.
  95. Just as people have a dominant left or right hand, dogs have a dominant paw.
  96. Dog noses are similar to human fingerprints in that each one is unique.
  97. Dolphins sleep with only one eye open.
  98. Eggs frightened Alfred Hitchcock.
  99. Historically, ladies were the only ones who used umbrellas.
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