Have you ever wondered how often you have been around the world? Or where is your tiniest bone?

Okay, get your answers here, with the random 50 fun facts that will boggle your mind! Pull a chair, get comfortable, and enjoy the 50 most fun and random facts on this list.

For more fun facts do not forget to hit the number 2 at the bottom! 

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1. It burns 150 calories to bang your head against a wall for an hour.

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Alternatively, for 45 minutes you can walk your dog, which also burns 150 calories-and is much less painful.

2. In Switzerland possessing only one guinea pig is illegal.

This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and if they’re alone, they’re considered victims of abuse.

Why is this not a law everywhere?!

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3. The fear of being tickled by feathers is called Pteronophobia. 

The word “ptero” is the Greek word for feather, and “phobia,” meaning fear, is Greek too. It is also itself a fear of feathers. 

4. Snakes can help in predicting earthquakes.

They can sense a coming earthquake from a distance of 121 km (75 miles), up to five days before it befalls.

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5. A flock of crows is known as murder.

Some people might suppose that a group of two crows is attempted murder!

6. The oldest joke “your mom” was discovered on a Babylonian tablet, 3,500 years old.

This was found in Iraq in 1976 but the tablet has been missing since then, but the text remains intact.

7. Two diseases have been successfully eradicated so far: smallpox and rinderpest.

The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed in October 1977, and the last case was diagnosed with rinderpest in 2001.

8. Officially 29th May is “Put a pillow on your Fridge Day.”

This odd holiday goes back to the early 1900s, where families would place a piece of cloth in their larders.

It’s revelled in Europe and the U.S.A. to bring luck and wealth to the household.

9. Cherophobia is an illogical fear of having fun or being happy.

This is one phobia I wouldn’t like to have … it’d probably mean they’d be afraid of these fun facts!

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10. 7% of adults in American believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

7 per cent of American adults think brown cows produce chocolate milk.

I know 7 per cent doesn’t sound like much, but at 16.4 million American adults this works out.

Just sounds like a lot right now?

11. If you lift the tail of a kangaroo off the ground it’s impossible to hop.

While hopping, kangaroos use their tails to balance, so if you lift their tail, they’d have no balance and fall over.

12. Bananas are curved, growing towards the sun.

Bananas undergo a process called “negative geotropism.” Instead of growing to the ground, they begin to grow towards the sun.

The fruit grows against gravity, giving the banana its familiar curved form.

13. Billy goats urinate on their heads to make females look more appealing.

The name given to male goats is billy goats or bucks.

Usually, they urinate on themselves through fall in late summer, and it’s not a pleasant smell for humans.

14. After his death, the Frisbee inventor was cremated and made into a Frisbee.

In 1948, Walter Frederick Morrison invented the Frisbee which was originally known as the Pluto Platter.

He died in 2010, at the age of 90, and his family cremated him and turned his ashes to the Frisbee.

15. You’ll be producing enough saliva during your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

Every day an average human produces between 1 and 2 litres of saliva which is a maximum of 730 litres per year.

The average life expectancy is just over 70 years, which gives an average lifespan of up to 51,100 litres of saliva produced.

That is more than adequate to fill two swimming pools.

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16. Polar bears could eat up to 86 penguins in one sitting

If not living at the opposite ends of the earth! 

Polar bears live in the Arctic, while Antarctica is home to penguins.

17. King Henry VIII was sleeping with a gigantic axe beside him.

This was not the only lethal weapon which he possessed. King Henry VIII had a large arms collection comprising 6,500 firearms.

18. Movie trailers originally appeared after the film, which is why they were called “trailers.”

The problem with the trailers after the movie was that the audience wouldn’t stay around to watch them, making the trailers rather ineffectual.

19. An eagle can put a young deer to death and fly away.

Never disparage an eagle!

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20. Heart attacks tend to occur on a Monday.

Okay, it’s not a fun reality, but it’s interesting! Heart attacks on Monday’s are up by 20 per cent.

The most common time they do occur between 4-10 a.m.

21. Tennis players who play in Wimbledon are not permitted to swear.

Of this purpose, line judges must learn swear words in every language, so that they know when a player has broken the rules.

22. In 2017 more people were killed as a result of injuries caused by taking a selfie than by attacks from sharks.

Only 5 deaths in 2017 were attributed to shark attacks, which is lower than the average year. The average death toll from sharks is 6.

In 2017 there were 35 deaths worldwide caused by taking selfies.

23. Beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, and milk are the top six foods which make your fart.

When you’re going on a date it’s probably best to stop eating all of these!

24. There is a spider species named the Hobo Spider.

Most Hobo Spider bites (Tegenaria agrestis) happen when a human accidentally crushes or squeezes the spider.

lion roar

25. The roar of a lion can be heard from about 5 miles.

To be more specific, a lion can roar as loud as 114 decibels, roughly 25 times louder than a lawnmower powered by gas.

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