1000 Amazing “Did You Know” Facts

A gathering of 1000 amazing and true "did you know" facts

On this page we have gathered af list of 1000 amazing “Did You Know” facts:

  1. Did you know that headphones can increase the bacteria in your ears by up to 700 times?
  2. On average, a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times per minute.
  3. Did you know that the human teeth are the only part of the body that cannot heal themselves?
  4. There are at least 200 dead bodies on Mt Everest, some of which are used as climbing markers.
  5. Philadelphia cream cheese was first created in New York but named after Philadelphia, which was renowned for similar cheeses at the time. In Mexico, all brands of cream cheese are often referred to as “queso filadelfia.”
  6. California and three other U.S. states prohibit “Ladies’ Nights” due to gender discrimination laws.
  7. Riot control agents like pepper spray are considered chemical weapons and are prohibited in warfare.
  8. “Sonic the Hedgehog” isn’t his full name – it is actually “Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog”
  9. Did you know that you can’t fold a piece of square dry paper in half more than seven times?
  10. Universal Music Group deducted artist royalties for digital downloads on iTunes; Eminem sued them.
  11. Before 1912, the Komodo Dragon was considered a mythical creature.
  12. The Eiffel Tower gets taller in the summer (up to 15 centimeters or 6 inches).
  13. Certain worms will resort to self-cannibalism if they cannot find food.
  14. You could fit all the planets between the Earth and the moon.
  15. The longest one-syllable word in English is “screeched.”
  16. Australia is wider than the moon (Australia is: 4,000 km or 2,485 miles wide, whereas the moon is: 3,400 kilometers or 2,113 miles).
  17. The word “dollar” comes from the Dutch “daler,” which was prevalent in the Caribbean and New Amsterdam from the 1600s to the 1800s.
  18. Deuterium, found in seawater, is considered a potential fuel for nuclear fusion, producing energy efficiently.
  19. The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, with few human inhabitants, has become a refuge for endangered animal species.
  20. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens annually.
  21. Dreamt is the only English word ending with the letters “mt.”
  22. A shrimp’s heart is in its head (since shrimp doesn’t have arteries their organs just float around in blood!)
  23. Candace Bergen was the first female guest host of “Saturday Night Live.”
  24. Elephants have the animal kingdom’s longest pregnancy, lasting 22 months, while the longest human pregnancy was 17 months and 11 days.
  25. Did you know that taking a taxi from New York City to Los Angeles would cost approximately $8,325?
  26. Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt mysteriously disappeared while swimming in 1967, and his body was never found.
  27. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect legs.
  28. Cephalocaudal recapitulation explains why extremities develop faster than the rest of the body.
  29. During World War II, a German and British plane shot each other down in Norway, and the crews met and helped each other survive. Two of them later visited each other as friends.
  30. Peter Falk, known for playing “Columbo,” had a glass eye.
  31. You is the second most spoken word in English.
  32. In Switzerland it is prohibited to own just one guinea pig.
  33. Dogs and cats together consume over $11 billion worth of pet food annually.
  34. Theaters used to have “cry rooms” to accommodate parents with children.
  35. The word “oxymoron” is itself an oxymoron, combining “oxy” (sharp) and “moron” (dull).
  36. Some worker termites carry toxic chemicals as “backpacks” and become suicide bombers when the colony is under attack.
  37. Colombian drug trafficker Carlos Lehder bought an island in the Bahamas with an airstrip to control drug transportation.
  38. Over 50% of the world’s population has never made or received a telephone call.
  39. Nepal possesses a flag that is not rectangular, distinguishing it from all other countries.
  40. Most insects benefit people by eating other insects, pollinating crops, being food for other animals, producing useful products like honey and silk, or having medical uses.
  41. In a room with just 23 people, there’s a 50-50 chance that at least two people have the same birthday.
  42. Daniel Boone had a dislike for coonskin caps.
  43. Amazingly, there are no less than 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
  44. The world’s youngest parents were aged 8 and 9, living in China in 1910.
  45. A polar bear’s skin is black, and its fur appears white, like snow.
  46. The names of mountains were swapped in Australia so that Mount Kosciuszko remained the highest mountain in the country.
  47. Due to a design flaw, Apple III owners were advised to lift the machine three inches and then drop it to re-seat the chips on the logic board when they encountered issues like garbled data.
  48. Drowning people instinctively extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface to breathe.
  49. IBM’s motto is “Think,” while Apple later adopted “Think different” as its motto.
  50. There are approximately two chickens for every human in the world.
  51. A 456-pound man survived for over a year on his own body fat, yeast, multivitamins, and potassium supplements, ultimately losing significant weight.
  52. Did you know that one in five of the world’s doctors are Russian?
  53. The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors as the “bachelor undershirt.”
  54. Truck driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths.
  55. There are 240 dots on an arcade Pac-Man game.
  56. Children who lose their fingertip sometimes regrow it, including the nail, bone, and fingerprint.
  57. Seth MacFarlane had to show an early episode of “Family Guy” to Rabbis to prove it wasn’t anti-Semitic, leading to a delay in its broadcast.
  58. Webster’s 1996 dictionary contained 315 misspelled entries.
  59. Lofoten, an Arctic island in Norway, experiences warm summers and rarely drops below freezing in winter.
  60. Firefighters sometimes use wetting agents to make water wetter.
  61. Fourteen percent of Americans have skinny-dipped with a member of the opposite sex at least once.
  62. Dr. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis reduced childbirth mortality by insisting that doctors wash their hands between handling cadavers and delivering babies.
  63. Nepal is the only country with a non-rectangular and asymmetrical flag.
  64. A Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows in 1984.
  65. The Das Erste Wiener Gemüseorchester, an Austrian musical group, uses instruments made entirely from vegetables and turns them into soup after performances.
  66. Being ignored by someone important triggers brain reactions similar to physical pain.
  67. Approximately 14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.
  68. In 1970, a farming family in Western Australia declared their land as an independent micronation called the Principality of Hutt River during a wheat production quota dispute with the government.
  69. The past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst.”
  70. Max Herve-George’s insurance policy allows him to trade stocks based on last week’s prices, considered the “stupidest contract ever signed.”
  71. Feeding a seagull Alka-Seltzer can cause its stomach to explode.
  72. There are many untouched plane wrecks in various parts of the United Kingdom dating back to World War II, and their removal is forbidden.
  73. All polar bears are left-handed.
  74. J.K. Rowling shared Snape’s story arc ending with Alan Rickman before filming, leading to disagreements with directors.
  75. Human efforts will restore the ozone layer to 1980 levels by 2050 and fully repair it by 2070.
  76. The San Francisco Cable cars are designated as the only mobile National Monuments.
  77. 70% of England’s land is still owned by 1% of the population, descendants of William the Conqueror’s army.
  78. Curry was initially considered a British dish, not an Indian one, when introduced to Japan because of its popularity among British sailors.
  79. John Marley’s scream of terror upon seeing the horse head in The Godfather was genuine, as a real head replaced a fake one without his knowledge.
  80. Approximately one in every four Americans has appeared on television.
  81. Five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain had a resting heart rate of 28 beats per minute, compared to the average person’s 60.
  82. A cockroach can live nine days without its head before starving to death.
  83. Thirty-five percent of people using personal ads for dating are already married.
  84. Whale milk has a fat content of 30-50% and a toothpaste-like consistency.
  85. The Higgs boson earned the nickname ‘the God particle’ due to the difficulty in observing it, as coined by physicist Leon Lederman.
  86. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.
  87. In the U.S., Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs, and basketballs combined.
  88. An average human scalp contains 100,000 hairs.
  89. The human heart generates enough pressure during each pump to propel blood up to 30 feet.
  90. Dieffenbachia, or mother-in-law plant, can cause temporary inability to speak if ingested.
  91. Babies have 300 bones when born while an adult only has 206 bones.
  92. A donkey’s eye placement enables it to see all four of its feet at all times.
  93. More photos were taken in the past seven years than in all of previous history.
  94. Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by dentist William Semple.
  95. Columbia University owns a significant amount of land in New York City, second only to the Catholic Church.
  96. Mercury is the only planet with an orbit aligned with its equator.
  97. Mongols had strict rules to avoid spilling noble blood on the ground, using methods such as bending victims backward until their backbones snapped, pouring molten silver into eyes and ears, or rolling them up in a rug and trampling them to death.
  98. Eating a piece of celery burns more calories than the celery contains.
  99. Las Vegas gambling casinos do not have clocks.
  100. The 1982 movie “Poltergeist” used real skeletons as props because they were cheaper than plastic ones.
  101. The Wright Brothers’ plane cost about $1,000 to build, beating Samuel Pierpont Langley’s funded efforts.
  102. George Lucas recorded his cough for General Grievous’s character in “Revenge of the Sith.”
  103. Freddie Mercury designed the Queen logo with his art and graphic design skills.
  104. Respiratory Disease is China’s leading cause of death.
  105. In April 2013, the Associated Press’s Twitter account was hacked, causing a stock market crash with false reports of explosions at the White House.
  106. Wal-Mart stocks strawberry pop tarts before hurricanes, as data shows a surge in sales before storms.
  107. The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins with “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
  108. Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
  109. In the late 1600s, a mysterious attacker in London spanked victims with a rod and shouted “Spanko!” before fleeing.
  110. A snail can sleep for three years – that is an amazing hibernation!
  111. During WWI, magician Harry Houdini helped sell war bonds and taught soldiers how to escape from German handcuffs.
  112. Most dust particles in households are composed of dead skin.
  113. During the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, as it became evident that Israel would win, many Arab countries ceased broadcasting the event. Jordan replaced the live broadcast with an image of daffodils and later declared Belgium the winner.
  114. The Colossus of Rhodes stood for only 50 years before being destroyed by an earthquake, yet its ruins attracted visitors for hundreds of years.
  115. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions simultaneously.
  116. It’s legal for anyone over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the UK.
  117. A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
  118. The number “four” is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as “death.”
  119. The Voyager missions took advantage of a rare planetary alignment, reducing the flight time to Neptune from 30 to 12 years.
  120. Movie previews were initially shown at the end of films, earning them the name “trailers.”
  121. According to Bill Murray, the 2004 Hong Kong comedy movie “Kung Fu Hustle” represents the “supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy.”
  122. Did you know that it is believed that Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors?
  123. The name “Wendy” was coined for the book Peter Pan, with no recorded usage before that.
  124. Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning for their deceased cats.
  125. Australian soldiers used the song “We’re Off to See the Wizard” as a marching song in WWII.
  126. A Chinese couple ran a restaurant in Yiwu, China, for 21 hours a day, confusing locals who called them the “robot couple” until they discovered that both couples were identical twins.
  127. More people speak English in China than in the United States.
  128. Hummingbirds are the only animals capable of flying backward.
  129. The iconic American West symbol, the tumbling tumbleweed, is actually an introduced species from Asia, known as ‘Russian thistle.’
  130. While Hollywood often depicts nuclear waste as a green, glowing substance, in reality, it’s usually colorless contaminated water. Some materials, like the ‘radium’ used by Marie Curie, emit a blue glow, not green.
  131. If the sun dies, it’ll take about 8 minutes before we realize it has.
  132. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically correct sentence.
  133. Antarctica is the sole continent where Lepidoptera, a type of insect including butterflies and moths, have not been discovered.
  134. Chains hanging under school buses and trucks provide traction in snow.
  135. Inside Mt. Rushmore, a secret room contains porcelain enamel panels holding texts from the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights sealed in a titanium vault.
  136. The state of Florida is larger in land area than England.
  137. The US has lost 6 nuclear weapons.
  138. In 1386, a pig in France was publicly hanged for the murder of a child.
  139. 25% of human bones are in their feet.
  140. Every year, four people in the UK die while putting on their trousers.
  141. In 2010, a man lost in the woods in Saskatchewan chopped down power lines to get rescued.
  142. Starfish have no brains.
  143. A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.
  144. Most of Nostradamus’s predictions were inaccurate, and some were edited after his death.
  145. Nail polish was invented by the Chinese 5000 years ago, symbolizing wealth and power among elites, with commoners facing death penalties for wearing it.
  146. A rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
  147. Camels possess three eyelids to shield their eyes from blowing sand.
  148. In Quebec, there is a law specifying that margarine must be a different color from butter.
  149. Derek Amato acquired musical savant syndrome after a head injury in a swimming pool.
  150. Earth used to be purple.
  151. Canada recorded a temperature of 45.0°C, higher than any temperature recorded in Brazil or Thailand.
  152. More people fear open spaces (kenophobia) than tight spaces (claustrophobia).
  153. Robert Taylor, inventor of Softsoap, bought all small bottle hand pumps in the US to prevent competitors from copying his product.
  154. On average, people fear spiders more than death.
  155. A spider’s web serves as a trap for its food, with each web being unique, much like snowflakes. Some tropical spiders construct webs spanning over eighteen feet.
  156. Buckingham Palace in England contains over 600 rooms.
  157. Soft-shelled turtles urinate through their mouths.
  158. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.
  159. Rats and horses cannot vomit.
  160. Thirty-five percent of individuals using personal ads for dating are already married.
  161. The most popular first name worldwide is Muhammad.
  162. Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” is often seen as a guide for self-sufficiency enthusiasts, despite him living close to town and visiting his mother.
  163. Motion sickness occurs due to confusion between perceived and actual movement, leading to vomiting.
  164. The first McDonald’s in Canada opened in Richmond, British Columbia.
  165. The true meaning of the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen remains a secret within the band.
  166. An American urologist purchased Napoleon’s penis for $40,000.
  167. Cats produce over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs have only about 10.
  168. Jim Morrison, a member of the 60’s rock group The Doors, was the first rock star to be arrested while on stage.
  169. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  170. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  171. Sex is a more effective tranquilizer than Valium, being 10 times more effective.
  172. Chinese Crested dogs can experience acne.
  173. In Russian Roulette, a well-maintained revolver has a higher chance of not firing the bullet if allowed to stop on its own, as gravity pulls the loaded chamber down.
  174. The acronym ZIP in “ZIP code” stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.
  175. The NFL relocated the 1993 Super Bowl from Arizona after residents voted against recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  176. Robin Williams improvised the last line in “Good Will Hunting” as well as the scene where he talks about his wife farting in bed, leading to Matt Damon’s genuine laughter.
  177. Each year, one ton of cement is poured for every man, woman, and child in the world.
  178. Abraham Lincoln signed legislation creating the Secret Service hours before his assassination in 1865.
  179. Someone paid $14,000 for the bra worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film ‘Some Like It Hot.’
  180. The only real person depicted as a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.
  181. Angel Falls in Venezuela is nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
  182. Baby robins consume approximately 14 feet of earthworms daily.
  183. Your brain receives 750ml of blood per minute, accounting for 15-20% of the heart’s blood flow.
  184. Robin Williams attended Juilliard School but dropped out in his junior year after being told he had nothing more to learn.
  185. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
  186. In 2006, Norwegians gifted 5.2 tons of maple syrup to a coach who gave a ski pole to a Canadian skier, helping her win a silver medal.
  187. An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver.
  188. In 1986, a federal prisoner escaped during a transfer and returned a week later in a stolen helicopter to free his girlfriend.
  189. In 2002, the USA passed a law allowing invasion of the Netherlands to prevent U.S. military personnel from being tried by the International Criminal Court.
  190. Tulsa, Oklahoma, had a prosperous “Black Wall Street” community that was destroyed during a race riot in 1921.
  191. Mr. Rogers’ parents adopted an African-American teenager named George, who became an instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen.
  192. After the extinction of dinosaurs, there were car-sized turtles that could eat crocodiles.
  193. The most sensitive cluster of nerves is located at the base of the spine.
  194. Edward I of England delayed his return to be crowned as king after learning of his father’s death, taking a leisurely trip to Italy and France for two years.
  195. A “Clapperboard” helps synchronize audio and video in movies.
  196. One in four million lobsters is born blue but rarely survives to adulthood due to increased visibility to predators.
  197. In 1983, Marvel Comics published comics featuring a character named ‘Spider-Pig,’ but his real name was Peter Porker, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Ham.
  198. The Webber Natural Swimming Pool in Minneapolis uses plants and microbes to purify water naturally.
  199. KGB defector Anatoli Golitsyn claimed in 1984 that the USSR would intentionally collapse to lull the West into complacency.
  200. In the 1960s, two individuals without nuclear training successfully designed a nuclear bomb using publicly available documents.
  201. Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son.
  202. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  203. The “Cheeseburger Bill” makes it illegal to sue food companies for causing obesity.
  204. The phrase “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime” was coined by Anne Isabella Ritchie in 1885, not from an ancient proverb.
  205. Orville Wright was involved in the first-ever aircraft accident, resulting in the death of his French passenger.
  206. Google’s 5-minute outage in 2013 caused a 40% drop in internet traffic.
  207. Johnny Appleseed planted apple trees primarily for the production of apple cider, a source of alcohol.
  208. Mushrooms release water vapor, creating a breeze that carries spores away.
  209. On July 1, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme, an explosion of 60,000 lbs. of explosives created a crater that was 300 feet across and 90 feet deep, heard as far as London.
  210. Australia once lost a war to emus (the birds).
  211. In 1961 two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over North Carolina. A glitch prevented them from detonating.
  212. The Gympie Gympie, a stinging shrub native to Australia, produces a painful neurotoxin, leading to extreme discomfort and even suicides.
  213. The sound of E.T. walking was created by squishing hands in jelly.
  214. Shakespeare coined the words “assassination” and “bump.”
  215. In a survey of 200,000 ostriches over 80 years, not one attempted to bury its head in the sand.
  216. Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  217. The moon phases have specific times for rising: full moon at sunset, new moon at sunrise, first quarter at noon, and last quarter at midnight.
  218. In 2012, the Smithsonian officially recognized video games as an art form.
  219. Some moths never eat as adults due to their lack of mouthparts, relying on stored energy from their caterpillar stage.
  220. Ancient Romans used urine as mouthwash.
  221. Montpelier, Vermont, is the only state capital without a McDonald’s restaurant.
  222. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
  223. Camels have three eyelids.
  224. New York City’s Flatiron building caused downdrafts that lifted women’s skirts, drawing crowds on 23rd street to watch.
  225. The first Native American to meet the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony greeted them in English.
  226. Human eyes remain the same size from birth, while noses and ears continue to grow throughout life.
  227. An artist named Pierre Brassau, actually a chimpanzee, received critical acclaim for his paintings in 1964.
  228. The human skull is composed of 29 different bones.
  229. Drinking too much water can be fatal.
  230. A small Canadian town’s population amazingly nearly doubled when 7,000 passengers were forced to land due to the closure of North American airspace on 9/11.
  231. Coconuts cause approximately 150 fatalities each year, surpassing shark-related deaths.
  232. Canada is an Indigenous word meaning “Big Village.”
  233. The Falkland Isles, with a population of around 2000, have over 700,000 sheep, approximately 350 per person.
  234. Approximately 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold daily in the United States.
  235. Astronauts sometimes expect objects to float even after returning from space.
  236. are made of cotton and linen.
  237. In 1976, both Republicans and Democrats signed a Declaration of Interdependence, stating that “the exploitation of the poor by the rich and the weak by the strong violates our common humanity” and acknowledging that the Earth’s resources are finite.
  238. The city of Venice is situated on approximately 120 small islands.
  239. Over 90% of the monarch butterfly population has disappeared in the last 25 years.
  240. Samuel L. Jackson’s role as a crackhead in “Jungle Fever” earned him a special “Supporting Actor” award at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
  241. Every US president has worn glasses, though not always in public.
  242. Emperor Frederick II’s experiment to determine a natural language for humans failed when all infants placed in isolation died.
  243. A road in Lancaster, California, has grooves that play “The William Tell Overture” when driven over.
  244. Clint Eastwood replaced the director of “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” leading to the creation of the Eastwood Rule.
  245. The USA recruited 1,600 Nazi scientists, altering their records to hide Nazi affiliations.
  246. Tommy Fitzpatrick stole a small plane in 1956 from New Jersey on a bet and then landed it on the narrow street in front of the bar where he had been drinking in Manhattan. Two years later, he did it again after someone didn’t believe he had done it the first time.
  247. Vulcan Point in the Philippines is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.
  248. King Louis XIX of France ruled for a mere 15 minutes.
  249. Americans consume 18 acres of pizza daily, on average.
  250. In Australia, “Eat It” by “Weird Al” Yankovic reached number one on music charts, surpassing the original song, “Beat It.”
  251. Brazil participated in WWII, with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force capturing thousands of Axis prisoners.
  252. Giraffes and rats can survive longer without water than camels.
  253. Coca-Cola contained cocaine (with cocaine as its active ingredient) from 1885 to 1903.
  254. Giving the key to the city originated from medieval practice, allowing recipients to move freely as an honor for their service to the city.
  255. The Bermuda Triangle has had as many disappearances as similar-sized parts of the ocean, and some mysteries attributed to it occurred outside the triangle.
  256. Hitting something until it works is known as “Percussive maintenance.”
  257. The longest recorded chicken flight lasted 13 seconds.
  258. The programming language ‘Python’ is named after Monty Python.
  259. The surface area of human skin is approximately 6.5 square feet (2 meters).
  260. In 2011, Portland, Oregon, discarded 7.8 million gallons of drinking water from a reservoir due to a 21-year-old drunk individual urinating in it, not because of dead animals.
  261. Approximately 90% of New York City’s taxi drivers are recent immigrants.
  262. Syphilis was given various names in different countries, reflecting biases and stereotypes.
  263. Ramon Artagaveytia survived a ship fire and sinking in 1871 but later died on the Titanic, overcoming his fears.
  264. The cast of “Friends” each earned a minimum of $88,460,000 over the show’s ten seasons, not including syndication royalties negotiated from the fifth season onwards.
  265. Polish soldiers adopted a bear during WWII, and it became a part of their unit, even drinking beer.
  266. In ancient Greece, prostitutes wore sandals that imprinted the words “follow me” in the dirt to advertise their services.
  267. Cats’ urine glows under a black light.
  268. Ed McMahon flew 85 combat missions in the Korean War after enlisting in the Marine Corps following the Pearl Harbor attacks.
  269. The Bahamas once had an undersea post office.
  270. Al Capone’s business card stated he was a used furniture dealer.
  271. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”
  272. After a falling out with Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, who coined the phrase “A rose is a rose is a rose,” reportedly received a telegram from Hemingway that read: “A bitch is a bitch is a bitch.”
  273. The Brontosaurus never existed.
  274. It’s legal for anyone over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the UK.
  275. There are over a million described species of insects, with estimates ranging from 15 to 30 million species.
  276. In the Nigerian version of Sesame Street, a blue monster obsessed with yams replaces the one obsessed with cookies.
  277. South Korea maintains analog broadcasts near its borders for North Korean viewers watching secretly.
  278. Lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection, which grow back after a few months.
  279. New Zealand may deny residency visas to individuals with high BMIs.
  280. Dolphins have the ability to look in different directions with each eye and can sleep with one eye open.
  281. Firefighters used to hide within the Ground Zero rubble to assist search and rescue dogs in locating “survivors.” The constant discovery of bodies was causing stress in the dogs, as they felt they were failing.
  282. The smallest park in the world is a circle in a street 2 feet across.
  283. As a safety precaution, Prince Charles and Prince William do not travel on the same airplane to mitigate the risk of a crash.
  284. Geese may drop out of formation to protect a sick or wounded goose, staying with it until recovery or death.
  285. Some people believe that the width of the black bands on Wooly Bear caterpillars predicts the severity of the upcoming winter.
  286. Slugs have four noses.
  287. The plastic tips on shoelaces are called aglets.
  288. The Greek explorer Pytheas, in 325 B.C., was the first to encounter the northern Arctic ice caps, discover Germanic tribes, witness the Midnight Sun, and visit Great Britain. He also postulated that the moon cause tides Most lipstick products contain fish scales.
  289. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
  290. The first novel ever written on a typewriter is “Tom Sawyer.”
  291. There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script.
  292. During the Irish Potato Famine, food was exported from Ireland while 400,000 Irish died of starvation. A Native American tribe sent aid.
  293. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
  294. The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.
  295. Cher changed her last name from “Sarkissian” because it was difficult to pronounce.
  296. Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca.
  297. The deepest gold mine in North America, located in Quebec, reaches over 2.48 miles underground and holds significant gold reserves.
  298. Western music has experienced a ‘Pitch Shift’ over time, with contemporary music played at higher pitches than what several composers originally intended.
  299. Maine is the sole U.S. state with a one-syllable name.
  300. Dolphins possess the ability to see human skeletons and sense heartbeats using sonar. They have been known to protect humans from shark attacks by warding off the predators.
  301. Chefs often buy generic store brands for sugar, baking soda, and kitchen staples.
  302. Israeli fighter pilots translated “The Hobbit” in an Egyptian prison during 1970-73 and their translation became the best Hebrew version.
  303. Beetles have a taste reminiscent of apples, wasps taste like pine nuts, and worms taste like fried bacon.
  304. Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.
  305. Earth is the only planet not named after a deity.
  306. The black widow spider possesses venom more potent than a rattlesnake’s.
  307. Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker initiated the first terraforming project on Ascension Island, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem.
  308. The Philippines has about 7,100 islands, with only about 460 being more than 1 square mile in area.
  309. Chocolate can be lethal to dogs, affecting their heart and nervous system.
  310. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.
  311. The pound key (#) on the keyboard is known as an octotroph.
  312. The Bible mentions only three angels by name: Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer.
  313. While incarcerated at Alcatraz, Al Capone was known as inmate 85.
  314. “Military Grade” is a marketing ploy. In the actual military, “military grade” is defined as “meeting the bare-minimum requirements of durability, while also costing the least.” The Type A/B Personality Theory was created by the cigarette industry to shift blame from tobacco.
  315. Russians typically answer the phone by saying, “I’m listening.”
  316. Mumbai is the only city with a national park containing large carnivores within its limits.
  317. Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, gave a cryptic response about gorillas after death, singing “Comfortable hole, bye.”
  318. Barbie’s full name is “Barbara Millicent Roberts.”
  319. The first proposal to tunnel under the English Channel was made in 1802, envisioning oil lamps, horse-drawn coaches, and an artificial mid-Channel island.
  320. Butterflies can perceive red, green, and yellow.
  321. People have a higher chance of dying on their birthday than on any other day.
  322. A man named Charles Osborne had hiccups for 69 years.
  323. A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away.
  324. A man’s beard grows fastest when anticipating sex.
  325. An average person loses about 200 head hairs per day.
  326. Table tennis balls can reach speeds of up to 160 km/hr off the paddle.
  327. The word “I” is the most frequently spoken word in the English language.
  328. Jim Carrey became a janitor at 15 to support his family, living in a van and carrying a baseball bat.
  329. In Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.
  330. Amelia Dyer is one of history’s most prolific serial killers, responsible for the deaths of 200-400 children.
  331. Sir Isaac Newton was just 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
  332. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  333. German monks surviving on beer during Lent felt guilty because it tasted good, leading them to bring it to Rome for the Pope’s approval.
  334. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  335. The Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps.
  336. The average Japanese household watches more than 10 hours of television a day.
  337. After winning an Oscar, Daniel Day-Lewis retired to become a cobbler in Italy before returning to acting in Gangs of New York.
  338. There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum.
  339. In the early 1900s, Dr. Ernst Moro’s carrot stew saved many German children from dying due to diarrhea.
  340. During filming in Iceland in 2008, Gordon Ramsay fell off an 85-foot cliff and was submerged in icy water for at least 45 seconds before being rescued by his film crew.
  341. Ray’s Sausage spent over $20,000 to address foul odor complaints, which were actually from a serial killer’s victims.
  342. 98% of Japanese are cremated.
  343. Nintendo has existed as a company since 1889.
  344. Butterflies need a minimum body temperature of 86 degrees to fly.
  345. Camels chew in a figure-eight pattern.
  346. The stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks to protect itself from digestion.
  347. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
  348. The world’s longest snake is the reticulated python, potentially reaching 30 feet.
  349. It was a closely guarded secret for many years that some American POWs were held at the location where the Hiroshima atomic bomb was dropped.
  350. Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
  351. The current global population, which surpasses 5 billion people, is projected to reach 15 billion by 2080.
  352. Tina Turner’s real name is Annie Mae Bullock.
  353. There are approximately a million ants per person, and they live in colonies with almost 500,000 ants.
  354. Coffee loses caffeine as it’s roasted, so darker roasts have less caffeine than lighter ones.
  355. Only one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
  356. Human speech involves the coordination of 72 different muscles.
  357. The toothbrush was invented in China in 1498.
  358. Male seahorses carry the eggs until they hatch instead of the females.
  359. A 19th-century surgeon tried to amputate a leg in under 150 seconds, with a 300% mortality rate.
  360. In the wild, a lion usually makes no more than 20 kills in a year.
  361. In space, astronauts cannot cry due to the absence of gravity, preventing tears from flowing.
  362. The average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time they enter first grade.
  363. Nintendo has existed as a company since 1889.
  364. Playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day over two months increased gray matter in adults.
  365. Intelligent individuals tend to have higher levels of zinc and copper in their hair.
  366. Quaker Instant Oatmeal flavors like “strawberries” and “peaches” are actually flavored dehydrated apples, while “blueberries” are flavored dried figs.
  367. There are more types of insects in one tropical rainforest tree than in the entire state of Vermont.
  368. The Bible is the world’s best-selling book and also the most commonly shoplifted one.
  369. On any given moment, there are approximately 61,000 people airborne over the United States.
  370. Netflix monitors illegal downloads on BitTorrent and other pirate sites to guide its content acquisition decisions.
  371. Eskimo Pies consumption in 1913 boosted cocoa bean prices, lifting Ecuador’s economy out of a depression.
  372. Cherokee Native Americans once owned slaves, and some were forced to walk the Trail of Tears with their owners, leading to complex tribal membership issues.
  373. Adolf Hitler’s burnt remains were destroyed in 1970, but fragments later found were confirmed not to belong to him.
  374. The character “Lassie” was portrayed by a group of male dogs, with the main one named Pal.
  375. Australia once lost a war to emus (the birds).
  376. Did you know that on average, 7% of the US population eats at McDonald’s every day?
  377. It’s impossible to lick your elbow.
  378. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  379. During the 2011 London riots, bookshops remained largely untouched as they were seen as places of learning.
  380. In Nevada, public intoxication is explicitly legal, and no city or town can pass laws against it.
  381. There’s a real music piece named 4′33″ that involves all the musicians just silently holding their instruments.
  382. In 2001, the DEA tried to label glow sticks as “drug paraphernalia” to ban them from parties.
  383. Kim Il Sung sent commandos to South Korea to assassinate the president but indoctrinated and released two brothers they encountered chopping wood, leading to their capture.
  384. Russians have a word, “Zapoi,” for several days of continuous drunkenness when one withdraws from society.
  385. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and just 108.7 acres.
  386. The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.
  387. Microwaving a sliced grape can result in an explosive fireball of superheated plasma.
  388. On average, a human will shed 40 pounds of skin throughout their lifetime.
  389. Swimming right after eating is not dangerous, although it may feel uncomfortable.
  390. Michigan was the first state to introduce roadside picnic tables.
  391. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  392. Honey is the only natural food produced without causing harm to any living organism.
  393. The mother of Michael Nesmith from “The Monkees” invented whiteout.
  394. The Brimstone butterfly has the longest adult butterfly lifespan at 9-10 months.
  395. There is a city named Rome on every continent.
  396. Procter and Gamble sponsored radio shows in the 1920s and 30s, leading to the term “soap operas.”
  397. Houseflies emit a humming sound in the middle octave key of F.
  398. Leonardo da Vinci deliberately included errors in his inventions to deter unauthorized use.
  399. Penguins are birds that can swim but can’t fly.
  400. American soldiers used bayonets to cook meat rather than for combat until receiving training from a Prussian general.
  401. Dr. Seuss pronounced his name as “soyce.”
  402. Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag was auctioned for $6,600 in 1992.
  403. Frosting is a thick cake coating, while icing is a sugary glaze that hardens when dry.
  404. During one of his numerous affairs, John F. Kennedy tore a groin muscle, forcing him to wear a brace that prevented him from reflexively ducking, potentially saving him from a second fatal shot.
  405. Some lizards can shed up to 60% of their skin to escape predators and regenerate skin, hair, sweat glands, and fur instead of scar tissue.
  406. Stewardesses is the longest word typed using only the left hand.
  407. The word “fuck” was first documented in 1568, with its most common usage occurring between 1700 and 1720. It temporarily disappeared from the English language for 150 years during the 1800s and 1900s but has since regained popularity.
  408. The French consume more cheese per capita than any other country.
  409. The word “rhythm” lacks vowels and is the longest English word with this characteristic.
  410. Until 1974, banks could refuse to issue credit cards to women unless they were married and had their husbands co-sign.
  411. The North Star, Polaris, is a set of three stars orbiting each other.
  412. In China, 1,800 cigarettes are smoked per person each year.
  413. In Nebraska, it is illegal to burp or sneeze in a church.
  414. A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human up to a mile away.
  415. The only recorded instance of cavalry capturing enemy ships happened when frozen waterways allowed the French cavalry to charge a Dutch fleet.
  416. The American government had a “Conscience Fund” for people to send money if they felt guilty.
  417. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, more than any other animal.
  418. No English word rhymes with “month.”
  419. Al “Scarface” Capone acquired his infamous scars after making an inappropriate comment to a woman’s brother at a bar.
  420. A budgie named Puck is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The bird with the largest vocabulary in the world,” boasting a vocabulary of 1728 words.
  421. Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort, similar to how babies suck their thumbs.
  422. The “Bus Factor” of a project measures how many key people must be incapacitated for the project to fail.
  423. The Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
  424. In 1954, a flight carrying Ernest Hemingway crash-landed in Africa. Hemingway and his companions survived, but their replacement plane caught fire on the runway. Hemingway used his head as a battering ram to escape the jammed door.
  425. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  426. Israeli postage glue is certified kosher.
  427. Italian singer Adriano Celentano released a song with nonsense English lyrics, which became a hit.
  428. Due to their fur, the polar bear is relatively “invisible” to an infrared camera.
  429. Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump.
  430. More individuals are allergic to cow’s milk than to any other food.
  431. London black cab drivers must pass “The Knowledge,” knowing over 25,000 roads and 50,000 points of interest.
  432. In 1954, Bombay, India, faced a severe rat problem and began accepting dead rats as taxes, leading to mass breeding and rat killings for payments.
  433. Dragonflies can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour despite their short lifespan of around 24 hours.
  434. J.R.R. Tolkien popularized “dwarvish” and “dwarves” over the previous “dwarfish” and “dwarfs” spellings.
  435. Before the 20th century, confirming the death of a Pope involved striking him in the head with a silver hammer.
  436. Czechs have the highest beer consumption per capita among males worldwide.
  437. An average raindrop falls at a speed of 7 miles per hour.
  438. Children grow faster in the springtime.
  439. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all passed away on July 4th.
  440. Andre-Francois Raffray, a French lawyer, made an agreement with a 90-year-old lady to pay her $500 each month in exchange for her apartment. She went on to become the oldest living person ever, outliving the lawyer who paid her twice the apartment’s value.
  441. Hair is composed of the same substance as fingernails.
  442. The New York phone book included 22 entries for the name “Hitler” before WWII but none after.
  443. At Andrew Jackson’s funeral in 1845, his pet parrot was removed for swearing.
  444. You could fit all the planets between the Earth and the moon.
  445. Arnold Schwarzenegger earned $75,000 for his role in the first “Terminator” movie but received $15 million for “Terminator 2.”
  446. More money is printed for Monopoly sets daily than for the U.S. Treasury.
  447. A decapitated cockroach can live for several weeks.
  448. Canada is the only country to host the Summer Olympics without winning a gold medal.
  449. The absolute highest amount you can win on Jeopardy is $283,200.
  450. The phrase “Beam me up, Scotty” was never uttered on Star Trek.
  451. On July 1, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme, an explosion of 60,000 lbs. of explosives created a crater that was 300 feet across and 90 feet deep, heard as far as London.
  452. 13% of Americans believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.
  453. Riot control agents like pepper spray are considered chemical weapons and are prohibited in warfare.
  454. Oskar Schindler, credited with saving 1,200 Jews, became bankrupt after trying to raise chickens in Argentina.
  455. The first bomb dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the Berlin Zoo’s only elephant.
  456. The human brain consumes 25 watts of energy while awake, enough to power a lightbulb.
  457. During the Vietnam War, a South Vietnamese pilot saved his family and friends by hovering a Chinook helicopter above a ship’s deck and dropping them aboard.
  458. Hacker Kevin Mitnick was placed in solitary confinement because of fears he could start a thermonuclear war by whistling into a payphone.
  459. John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
  460. Choctaw Indians sent $710 to help starving Irish during the Great Famine, despite their recent hardships.
  461. No new animals have been domesticated in the last 4,000 years.
  462. The giant red star Betelgeuse boasts a diameter larger than the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
  463. Jim Henson coined the word “Muppet” from “marionette” and “puppet.”
  464. Béla Kiss, a Hungarian man, murdered 24 women and attempted to pickle their bodies in alcohol before vanishing after enlisting in World War I.
  465. “Military Grade” is a marketing ploy. In the actual military, “military grade” is defined as “meeting the bare-minimum requirements of durability, while also costing the least.” NASA mistakenly erased the original tape of the first steps on the moon.
  466. Most of the visible stars you see in the night sky are binary stars orbiting each other.
  467. More photos were taken in the past seven years than in all of previous history.
  468. McDonald’s once produced bubblegum-flavored broccoli.
  469. There are some spiders that keep tiny frogs as pets to stop pests that try to eat the spider’s eggs.
  470. There was a proposed Amendment to the US Constitution in 1916 that would put all acts of war to a national vote, and anyone voting yes would have to register as a volunteer for service in the United States Army.
  471. There are only two countries in the world that use the color purple in their flag.
  472. Orcas are a natural predator to moose.
  473. Did you know that the chainsaw was originally created to aid in childbirth?
  474. Australia exports camels to the Middle East.
  475. The first can opener wasn’t invented until almost 50 years after the invention of the can.
  476. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, gai lan, kale, kohlrabi, and savoy are all the same species of plant called Brassica oleracea”””
  477. Eastern Laos residents collect scrap metal from heavy bombing during the Vietnam War.
  478. Yo-yos were used as weapons by warriors in the Philippines in the 16th century.
  479. There are many untouched plane wrecks in various parts of the United Kingdom dating back to World War II, and their removal is forbidden.
  480. In 1770, the British Parliament condemned lipstick, considering it an instrument of witchcraft.
  481. Sharks lived on earth before trees.
  482. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel it burns.
  483. Domain names were free until 1995.
  484. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
  485. In 1961 two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over North Carolina. A glitch prevented them from detonating.
  486. Infantrymen in World War II Pacific theater saw about 8 days of combat annually, while those in Vietnam faced approximately 240 days of combat each year.
  487. The average American/Canadian consumes about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
  488. Neil DeGrasse Tyson contemplated becoming a male stripper to fund graduate school but chose math tutoring instead.
  489. Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  490. During the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of the city was destroyed, but only six people were injured.
  491. In the English-speaking world, a “French kiss” is referred to as an “English kiss” in France.
  492. Up until the 1960s, poor Swiss children were auctioned off to farmers as a source of cheap labor.
  493. Pumpkins, watermelons, avocados, and bananas are classified as berries, while strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are not.
  494. Chadwick, who discovered the neutron, was a student of Rutherford (discoverer of the proton), who was a student of Thomson (discoverer of the electron).
  495. A budgie named Puck is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The bird with the largest vocabulary in the world,” boasting a vocabulary of 1728 words.
  496. The Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean is deepest place on Earth. It’s 11,034m (36,201 feet) deep. Amazingly, that’s almost seven miles!
  497. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically correct sentence.
  498. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  499. Yak-Shaving refers to getting sidetracked by multiple tasks before completing the original one.
  500. John F. Kennedy donated all his salaries to charity during his time as a Congressman and President.
  501. Scipio Africanus survived Rome’s greatest defeats and later led the army that defeated Hannibal.
  502. In many US states, one can be charged with DUI even if the car is parked and they’re sleeping in it.
  503. The United States Gold Reserve Act of 1934 outlawed private gold possession until 1975.
  504. The Olympic was the Titanic’s sister ship, serving for twenty-five years.
  505. A chicken named Mike lived for 18 months after its head was chopped off.
  506. Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
  507. Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev went to space as a Soviet citizen and returned as a Russian citizen after the Soviet Union’s dissolution.
  508. Mark Twain was born on the same day Halley’s Comet flew by the earth. He said “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” Halley’s Comet appeared on April 21, 1910, which is the day Mark Twain died.
  509. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 meters) long in just one night.
  510. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  511. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and had only one testicle.
  512. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  513. Clearwater, Florida, experiences the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in the U.S.
  514. Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.
  515. In 2009, archaeologists unearthed flutes carved from bone and ivory in southwestern Germany, dating back at least 35,000 years.
  516. The chainsaw was originally created to aid in childbirth.
  517. Traditional balsamic vinegar is aged for 12-25 years in a series of barrels and can cost over $100 per fluid ounce, while common store-bought versions contain additives.
  518. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham attends important University of London meetings.
  519. The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.
  520. Muphry’s Law states that criticism of spelling or proofreading will often contain editing mistakes.
  521. One in fourteen American women is a natural blonde, compared to one in sixteen men.
  522. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
  523. Dalmatians used to run alongside fire trucks to clear crowds, earning their reputation with firefighters.
  524. A goldfish kept in a dark room will eventually turn white.
  525. You cannot sink into quicksand by raising your legs slowly while lying on your back.
  526. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour.
  527. More than eighty percent of the Earth’s ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored.
  528. The average human blinks their eyes approximately 6,205,000 times each year.
  529. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body (the heart is not a muscle).
  530. Americans used the salute later associated with the Nazis during the Pledge of Allegiance.
  531. Switzerland boasts the distinction of having a square-shaped flag.
  532. The tongue is the only muscle in the human body attached at only one end.
  533. Humans and dolphins are the only species that engage in sex for pleasure.
  534. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born and died on days when Halley’s Comet was visible.
  535. Speedy Gonzales was temporarily banned by Cartoon Network for being an offensive stereotype but returned after a Hispanic-American community protest.
  536. The “save” icon in Microsoft Office programs depicts a floppy disk with the shutter on backward.
  537. Dueling is legal in Paraguay, provided both parties are registered blood donors.
  538. The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour, whereas some moths can fly at 25 miles per hour.
  539. In 2002, a soccer team scored 149 own goals in protest of a controversial referee decision.
  540. PayPal gave $20 to account holders and $20 for referrals, costing them millions but gaining 100,000 customers.
  541. A young Benjamin Franklin used a kite to drag himself across ponds.
  542. Cuba is the only Caribbean island with a railroad.
  543. Beetles outnumber any other animal, with one out of every four animals being a beetle. That is amazing!
  544. The human brain is composed of about 75% water.
  545. Pearls dissolve in vinegar.
  546. Smallpox is the only infectious disease that affects humans to have been eradicated.
  547. As recently as 2009, China had elementary schools sponsored by big tobacco.
  548. Rodents’ teeth never stop growing.
  549. At any point in time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  550. In his later years, Ernest Hemingway grew paranoid and believed he was being watched by the FBI. He was treated with electroshock therapy, only to later discover that he had indeed been under FBI surveillance, authorized by J. Edgar Hoover.
  551. A new $300 million transatlantic cable was laid to reduce communication latency between New York and London by 5 milliseconds due to the importance of speed in financial trading.
  552. Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, earned his GED at age 61 and was voted ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ by his GED class.
  553. Georgia’s state motto is “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.”
  554. A Swan nicknamed ‘Hannibal’ was known for killing and injuring other swans, often holding their heads underwater and smashing the feet of those trying to leave its pond.
  555. For every 230 cars manufactured, one is stolen.
  556. Greece’s national anthem consists of 158 verses.
  557. Canada has more donut shops per capita than any other country.
  558. Koalas never drink water; they obtain fluids from eucalyptus leaves.
  559. In 2012, mathematician Vi Hart challenged Nickelodeon’s geometrically impossible design of Spongebob’s Pineapple, leading to a corrected design on the show.
  560. Bruce Lee’s incredible speed necessitated slowing down film for his moves to be visible.
  561. Almonds belong to the peach family.
  562. The largest centipede from 280 million years ago was tall enough to look a human in the eyes when rearing up.
  563. Cats cannot be vegetarian due to physiological reasons that can lead to blindness and death.
  564. A Czech man named Jan Honza Zampa holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds.
  565. Scientists found a fungus in Chernobyl’s nuclear remains that thrives on gamma radiation as an energy source.
  566. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  567. Nissan used the number 23 in motorsport racing because it’s a combination of “ni” (2) and “san” (3) in Japanese.
  568. In the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there is a wall carving featuring R2-D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark.
  569. When the Queen bee becomes unfit to serve due to age or disease, worker bees cluster around her until she dies from overheating, a process known as “cuddle death.”
  570. In 2010, four women were in space simultaneously, marking the largest gathering of female astronauts off the planet at that time.
  571. Radioactive wild boars in Germany, contaminated from Chernobyl, continue to increase in number.
  572. China has more English speakers than the United States.
  573. The pancreas is responsible for producing insulin.
  574. Aquarius is a permanent underwater laboratory used by NASA to study extreme living conditions, with its residents called “aquanauts.”
  575. Calama, Chile, located in the Atacama Desert, has never experienced rainfall.
  576. Grapes explode when microwaved.
  577. Our eyes remain the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  578. Holding one’s breath cannot result in self-inflicted death.
  579. McDonald’s derives 40% of its profits from the sales of Happy Meals.
  580. When the Titanic sank, only 706 out of 2,228 people on board survived.
  581. During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car is visible in the distance.
  582. For every “normal” webpage, there are five pornographic pages.
  583. A Georgia teacher who bought a $400 travel insurance policy was rewarded $10,000 because she read the fine print of the contract.
  584. The number 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the company’s once-offered pickle varieties.
  585. 11% of the world’s population is left-handed.
  586. Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson had a premonition that he would kill his opponent in a fight, which tragically came true.
  587. Horseshoe crab blood, valued at $60,000/gallon, is used worldwide in bacterial contamination tests and FDA drug testing.
  588. Warren Beatty and Shirley McLaine are siblings.
  589. Babies are born without kneecaps, which appear between 2-6 years of age.
  590. The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on TV.
  591. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice, and it is rebuilt every year.
  592. Owls are the only birds capable of seeing the color blue.
  593. Each year in America, about 300,000 deaths can be attributed to obesity.
  594. Nutmeg is highly toxic if injected intravenously.
  595. USSR officials could distinguish forged Soviet passports from genuine ones by examining the staples, as real passports’ staples corroded quickly.
  596. Bob Marley’s wife, Rita, survived an assassination attempt because her thick dreadlocks blocked a bullet.
  597. The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, not the baseball player.
  598. Honeymoon originated from the tradition of giving newlyweds a month’s supply of mead.
  599. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate in the opposite direction of their orbit.
  600. About 70% of lotto winners spend all their winnings within 5 years, regardless of the amount won.
  601. The builder of the Taj Mahal remains uncertain.
  602. Approximately 28% of Africa is classified as wilderness, compared to 38% in North America.
  603. Tasmania, Australia has the cleanest air in the inhabited world.
  604. A man will ejaculate approximately 18 quarts of semen in his lifetime.
  605. The inventor of the television, Philo T. Farnsworth, didn’t allow his children to watch TV, believing it had nothing worthwhile.
  606. There are more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  607. Wearing headphones for an hour can increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  608. Approximately 0.7% of the world’s population is estimated to be drunk at any given time.
  609. At the Battle of the Wabash in 1791, approximately 1,100 Native American warriors faced 920 US Army soldiers. The outcome saw only 21 Native Americans killed, while nearly the entire US force was decimated, with 623 killed and 258 wounded, representing a quarter of the entire army’s strength at the time.
  610. In Japan, watermelons are squared for easier stacking.
  611. A “2 by 4” actually measures 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.
  612. Arabic numerals are not of Arabic origin; they were created in India.
  613. Fleas can jump 350 times their body length, equivalent to a human leaping the length of a football field.
  614. On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  615. During World War II, a German and British plane shot each other down in Norway, and the crews met and helped each other survive. Two of them later visited each other as friends.
  616. The longest boxing match went 110 rounds and over 7 hours.
  617. The average person laughs around 10 times a day.
  618. Like fingerprints, every person’s tongue print is unique.
  619. Bob Dylan’s birth name is Robert Zimmerman.
  620. A plan to kill Hitler during a solitary walk was never executed because the British believed his replacement could defend better against the Allies.
  621. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President born in a hospital.
  622. Cats use their whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
  623. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
  624. Latvian hockey fans lay flowers at the opposing team’s embassy after their national team wins at home.
  625. Houseflies regurgitate and re-consume their food.
  626. In golf, a ‘Bo Derek’ is a score of 10.
  627. A man died in 2001 from injuries caused by a 1966 gunshot, and his death was ruled a homicide, 35 years after the shooter’s death.
  628. The catfish boasts the most taste buds of all animals, with over 27,000.
  629. The human heart beats over 100,000 times daily.
  630. Termites outweigh humans nearly tenfold.
  631. Will Purvis, convicted of murder in 1894, survived a hanging, was re-incarcerated, and eventually pardoned three days after the last juror’s death.
  632. In 1561, a celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg reported a space battle over Germany, with a crash landing reported outside the town.
  633. The term “retarded” became popular in the 1960s as a more politically correct alternative to other derogatory labels.
  634. Tatra sued Volkswagen before WWII because the original Beetle resembled the Tatra T97, but the lawsuit was canceled after the Nazi invasion.
  635. A “quidnunc” is someone eager to know the latest news and gossip.
  636. Bir Tawil, a 795-square-mile piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, is unclaimed by either nation, the only such land outside Antarctica.
  637. Georgia, USA, has a set of giant stone slabs with “rules” for post-apocalyptic humanity inscribed in various languages. The monument’s funding source remains unknown.
  638. Cows were domesticated from wild oxen about 10,500 years ago and never existed in the wild.
  639. RAS Syndrome stands for Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome and includes phrases like “ATM Machine.”
  640. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
  641. Alaska is the most northern, eastern, and western state in the USA
  642. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon with his left foot.
  643. The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country.
  644. The Amazon River is the world’s longest river, spanning 3,890 miles (6,259 km).
  645. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  646. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  647. The country code for Russia is “007.”
  648. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors, the helicopter, and other modern items.
  649. The Ramses brand condom is named after Pharaoh Ramses II, who had over 160 children.
  650. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
  651. A drop of liquor on a scorpion causes it to go mad and sting itself to death.
  652. Preparing for The Last of the Mohicans, Daniel Day-Lewis lived as a survivalist and hunted his own food.
  653. Oxford University predates the Aztec civilization, with its founding in 1249 compared to Tenochtitlán’s founding in 1325.
  654. Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
  655. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  656. If sound could travel through space, the noise of the sun would be the equivalent to a train horn from 1 meter away.
  657. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour.
  658. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
  659. Honey is a food that does not spoil.
  660. Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, explaining Elvis’s middle name as Aron.
  661. In York, it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, except on Sundays.
  662. Peanuts are used in dynamite.
  663. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most frequently stolen from libraries.
  664. Representations of butterflies date back 3,500 years in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes.
  665. In 2013, researchers achieved the first human-to-human brain interface through the Internet by playing a video game.
  666. Oscar-winners can have their Oscars repaired for free by the Academy.
  667. In 2010, a law student sued an attorney who failed to pay $1 million after a challenge related to Jackson Airport.
  668. A Japanese company gives its non-smoking employees 6 extra vacation days to compensate for smoking breaks.
  669. Lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  670. Actor Leonard Nimoy once gave a cab ride to John F. Kennedy, who encouraged him by saying there’s always room for one more good actor.
  671. Coffee flour is made from discarded coffee cherries and contains fiber and protein.
  672. England secretly built an underground city in the 1950s to shelter 4,000 key government personnel during a nuclear strike.
  673. Some regions, like Hawaii, have tried solving homelessness by providing one-way plane tickets out of the area.
  674. Did you know that Greenland has over 400 words for “snow”?
  675. In medieval Ireland, murderers who couldn’t pay a hefty fine to buy their freedom became slaves to the victim’s family, who could then legally execute them.
  676. Some grasshoppers host parasitic worms that compel them to seek water and drown themselves to complete the parasite’s life cycle.
  677. In every episode of “Seinfeld,” there is a Superman picture or reference.
  678. After security breaches in 2012, Sony changed the PSN user agreement to prohibit users from suing over future breaches.
  679. In 1994, there were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York City.
  680. On average, a person consumes eight spiders during their lifetime while sleeping.
  681. Sigmund Freud had an irrational fear of ferns.
  682. Mexico City sinks approximately 10 inches per year.
  683. Bruce Lee’s speed necessitated slowing down film to capture his movements.
  684. Shizo Kanakuri holds the record for the longest marathon run after quitting midway through the 1912 Olympics and returning to complete it in 1966.
  685. Orion’s sword center isn’t a star but the Orion Nebula, the only naked-eye visible nebula from Earth.
  686. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  687. When the African Grey parrot N’kisi first met Jane Goodall, it recognized her from a photograph and inquired, “Got a chimp?” Some consider this a potential display of the parrot’s sense of humor.
  688. If the U.S. President is unmarried or his wife passes away during his term, another female relative assumes the role of First Lady.
  689. In 1913, it was legal to mail children with stamps attached to their clothing.
  690. The human body is made up of approximately 80% water.
  691. Lightning strikes the Earth about 8 million times daily.
  692. Cheetahs are the only cats that can’t retract their claws.
  693. Elwood Edwards voiced the AOL sound files, including “You’ve got Mail!”
  694. Jamaica has the highest concentration of churches per square mile of any country.
  695. Romania lost 0-15 to the USA in their ice hockey World Championship debut in 1931, but their captain thanked the opponent for the learning experience.
  696. Did you know that ketchup was marketed as medicine in the 1830s?
  697. According to census data, the probability of being born male is around 51.2%.
  698. The V-2 rocket killed more people during production (12,000) than as a weapon (9,000) in WWII.
  699. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  700. Most household dust consists of dead skin cells.
  701. Many butterflies can taste with their feet to determine if a leaf is suitable for laying eggs for their caterpillars.
  702. In every episode of Seinfeld, there is a Superman somewhere.
  703. A healthy human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
  704. The artificial sweetener Sucralose (Splenda) was discovered when a researcher misheard a command as “taste this chemical.”
  705. There are approximately 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human.
  706. Orcas are a natural predator to moose.
  707. Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, or it would digest itself.
  708. Scotland is home to the highest population of redheads in the world.
  709. There’s a Superman reference in every episode of Seinfeld.
  710. In 1933, Mickey Mouse received 800,000 fan letters.
  711. Spain leads the world in cork production.
  712. A cow can produce nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
  713. Camels originated in North America.
  714. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  715. Penguins cannot fly but are excellent swimmers.
  716. The “social loafing” effect occurs when people pull less strenuously in a group tug-of-war.
  717. It took Erno Rubik, the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, about one month to solve the cube after he created it.
  718. Dr. Werner Forssmann performed the first human cardiac catheterization by inserting a catheter into his own heart.
  719. Spitting on the sidewalk is illegal in Norfolk, Virginia.
  720. The Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan, is the largest NFL stadium.
  721. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  722. Smallpox is the only infectious disease that affects humans to have been eradicated.
  723. The Morgan’s Sphinx Moth has a 12 to 14-inch proboscis to access nectar from deep orchids.
  724. Rice thrown at weddings does not harm birds as the myth suggests.
  725. The terms “left” and “right” in politics originated during the French Revolution of 1789 when the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king (to the right) and supporters of the revolution (to the left).
  726. Zimbabwe once instructed an entire city to flush their toilets simultaneously to unblock sewers in 2012.
  727. Only female mosquitoes are responsible for biting humans.
  728. A Boeing 747’s wingspan surpasses the Wright brothers’ first flight.
  729. Due to their fur, the polar bear is relatively “invisible” to an infrared camera The phrase “hands down” comes from horse racing. It refers to a jockey who’s so far ahead that he can afford to drop his hands and loosen the reins (usually kept tight to encourage a horse to run) and still easily win.
  730. Approximately 500 movies are produced in the U.S., and 800 in India, annually.
  731. Miniature cows and bulls that only grow to 1m in height can be kept as pets.
  732. Tylenol Cold and Tylenol Flu have identical medical ingredients, differing only in packaging.
  733. President John F. Kennedy could read four newspapers in 20 minutes.
  734. Fingernails grow almost four times faster than toenails.
  735. Jams are made from fruit, jellies from juice, preserves contain fruit chunks, conserves include dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades contain peel and pulp.
  736. One in every 9,000 people is an albino.
  737. The original name for a butterfly was “flutterby.”
  738. Some Case Moth caterpillars create a portable silk and plant or soil case.
  739. All the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are set to 4:20.
  740. Proportionally, cats have the largest eyes of all mammals.
  741. India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
  742. The shortest British monarch in history was Charles I, who stood at 4 feet 9 inches.
  743. The name “Jeep” comes from “GP,” the army abbreviation for General Purpose.
  744. Almonds belong to the peach family.
  745. The volume of the Earth’s moon is equivalent to the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
  746. One in ten people lives on an island.
  747. James Monaghan traded his 50% stake in Domino’s Pizza to his brother Tom for a used Volkswagen.
  748. A snail glued to a card in a museum turned out to be alive after years.
  749. The sword stuck in the stone at Disneyland can be pulled out when a red light is flashing in a nearby window.
  750. Flies have the unique ability to jump backward during takeoff.
  751. The US spends $203,000,000 annually on barbed wire.
  752. A jellyfish is 95% water.
  753. Licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.
  754. There is a DC Comics character from the 1980s whose powers derive from cocaine, with his only weakness being cocaine addiction.
  755. African spiny mice can shed skin to escape predators and regrow it, potentially offering insights for human applications.
  756. Eskimos have over 15 words for “snow.”
  757. There are more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  758. There are some spiders that keep tiny frogs as pets to stop pests that try to eat the spider’s eggs.
  759. Kellogg’s promoted abstinence, and corn flakes were invented as part of an anti-masturbation campaign.
  760. Lithium-ion smartphone batteries should be kept between 40-80% charge for optimal lifespan.
  761. The “jump” or startle response experienced while falling asleep is known as hypnic myoclonus, affecting up to 70 percent of people worldwide.
  762. The Beetham Tower cost over £150 million to construct and has 47 floors.
  763. Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
  764. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  765. The average major league baseball lasts for seven pitches.
  766. You can’t sink into quicksand by raising your legs slowly while lying on your back.
  767. Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunts the White House.
  768. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  769. A Chernobyl firefighter initially claimed ignorance about the radioactive flames, but later acknowledged the moral obligation that led them to the disaster site.
  770. In 1851, the ice-importing industry ran a smear campaign against the refrigerated ice machine, deeming it immoral.
  771. The brain can initiate erections if unused for an extended period.
  772. People practice “Entomophagy” by eating insects, a tradition spanning Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas due to their nutritional value.
  773. After Michael Jackson’s death, Google blocked searches due to mistaking them for a DDoS attack.
  774. If the Sun were scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States.
  775. Only two English words contain all the vowels in order: “facetiously” and “abstemiously.”
  776. Vincent Van Gogh sold just one painting in his entire life, “Red Vineyard at Arles.”
  777. The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
  778. My Cousin Vinny is praised by lawyers for its accurate depiction of courtroom procedure and is used as a teaching example in law schools.
  779. Jules Verne’s 1863 novel “Paris in the Twentieth Century” foresaw glass skyscrapers, high-speed trains, gas-powered cars, calculators, and global communication networks.
  780. Both Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their first cousins.
  781. German World War II pilots attached bottles of Coca-Cola to their wings to cool them at high altitudes.
  782. Bats consistently turn left when exiting a cave.
  783. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  784. Months that commence on a Sunday will always contain a “Friday the 13th.”
  785. Astronauts discard their clothes instead of washing them to save on cargo weight.
  786. Dreamt is the only English word ending in “MT.”
  787. The word “set” has the most definitions among all words in the English language.
  788. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  789. Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I’s mother, had six fingers on one hand.
  790. IMDb, one of the internet’s oldest websites, began as a list of “actresses with beautiful eyes” on Usenet in 1990.
  791. A “Bat Tower” built in Florida Keys in 1929 to control mosquitoes failed as the bats never returned.
  792. One in eight million people has progeria, a condition causing accelerated aging.
  793. Louis C.K.’s stage name derived from his real last name, Székely, pronounced “See-Kay.”
  794. In 2012, thieves in the Czech Republic stole a 10-ton metal bridge for scrap metal.
  795. Tommy Fitzpatrick stole a small plane in 1956 from New Jersey on a bet and then landed it on the narrow street in front of the bar where he had been drinking in Manhattan. Two years later, he did it again after someone didn’t believe he had done it the first time.
  796. Elijah Wood created his audition tape for Frodo in “Lord of the Rings” in his backyard with a homemade Hobbit costume.
  797. J. Edgar Hoover had John Steinbeck audited annually due to personal animosity.
  798. KFC’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices is sold as “99-X” by Marion-Kay Spices.
  799. Fish living more than 800 meters below the ocean surface lack eyes.
  800. Most people have an above-average number of arms.
  801. Certainly, here’s the list of facts you provided in an unordered list format: Australia’s largest-ever petition, with 792,985 signatures, protested against rising beer prices and was submitted to the parliament in 2000.
  802. If Native Americans sold Manhattan for $16 in the 1600s and invested it at an 8% annual interest rate, it could now buy back all of Manhattan and have $222 trillion left.
  803. Half of all bank robberies occur on Fridays.
  804. On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag flies over the Parliament Building.
  805. Licking a stamp consumes 1/10 of a calorie.
  806. People living in the southern hemisphere see the moon upside down compared to people living in the northern hemisphere.
  807. During World War II, Oscars were made of wood due to metal scarcity.
  808. The average person’s left hand performs 56% of typing tasks.
  809. Paper was invented early in the second century by a Chinese eunuch.
  810. The bananas in stores are genetically identical clones descended from one banana, which is seedless.
  811. Elephants sleep for only two hours each day.
  812. Due to metal shortages during World War II, Oscars were made of wood.
  813. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright referred to a “Timothy Dalton type” for a character in “Hot Fuzz” before Dalton accepted the role.
  814. More people are killed annually by bees than by snakes.
  815. Human feet perspire approximately half a pint of fluid each day.
  816. The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal, capable of lifting 850 times its own weight.
  817. A chicken named Mike lived for 18 months after its head was chopped off.
  818. The United Nations recognizes six official languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.
  819. In ancient Greece, the term “idiot” referred to a private citizen or layman.
  820. A word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is known as a “palindrome.”
  821. A lake in Palau hosts non-stinging jellyfish, which evolved due to isolation from natural predators.
  822. Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
  823. Right-handed individuals tend to live approximately nine years longer than left-handed individuals.
  824. Red, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers are all the same type of pepper with their color difference being caused by being at different stages of ripeness.
  825. A temporary ceasefire occurred during the Second Boer War in 1902 to allow a rugby game between British and Boer forces.
  826. Photocopying buttocks is responsible for 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
  827. The couple in the painting “American Gothic” are actually father and daughter and not husband and wife.
  828. There is a DC Comics character from the 1980s whose powers derive from cocaine, with his only weakness being cocaine addiction.
  829. Tom Hanks was inducted as an honorary member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame for his role in “Saving Private Ryan.”
  830. The youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
  831. The Nullarbor Plain of Australia covers 100,000 square miles (160,900 km) without a tree.
  832. A “jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
  833. About 60% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, with an additional 10% covered by ice.
  834. Indian housewives possess 11% of the world’s gold, more than the reserves of the USA, IMF, Switzerland, and Germany combined.
  835. There are approximately 450 types of cheese globally, with 240 from France.
  836. The first streetlights in America were installed in Philadelphia around 1757.
  837. William Shanks spent 15 years calculating pi to 707 places, but made a mistake after the 527th digit.
  838. The human heart generates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.
  839. US Senators trading stocks outperformed the market by an average of 12 percentage points annually between 1993-98.
  840. Elephants fear bees so much that they developed a warning rumble to alert the herd when bees are nearby.
  841. Clair Cameron Patterson determined Earth’s age and discovered environmental lead contamination, leading to the ban on leaded gasoline.
  842. The word “almost” contains its letters in alphabetical order, making it the longest word in English to do so.
  843. Courthouse Square is a set used in various films and TV shows, including “Back to the Future” and “The Twilight Zone.”
  844. A woodpecker’s tongue wraps around its brain.
  845. When a person is electrocuted and thrown far, it’s due to sudden, violent muscle contractions rather than the shock itself, raising questions about human muscle capabilities.
  846. Negative emotions like anxiety and depression can weaken the immune system.
  847. Adjusted for inflation, the US federal minimum wage dropped by 20% from 1967 to 2010.
  848. The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the Adam’s apple.
  849. Pandas were once carnivorous but lost their appetite for meat during evolution.
  850. About 55% of all movies are rated R.
  851. The character Kenny on South Park is inspired by a real childhood friend of Trey Parker.
  852. Neurons multiply at a rate of 250,000 per minute during early pregnancy.
  853. The longest requested prison sentence was 384,912 years, but the actual sentence was 14 years and 2 months.
  854. The Michelin Man is known as Mr. Bib and was called Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.
  855. Male bats have a high rate of homosexuality among mammals.
  856. Peacock feathers appear brown but possess microscopic structures that create their vibrant iridescence.
  857. Humans are born with 300 bones, but the adult body has only 206.
  858. Planting an apple seed often results in a tree of a different apple type.
  859. The Horror Frog in Central Africa breaks its toe bones to create claws when threatened.
  860. James D. French, an American murderer, made a humorous remark before his execution in 1966.
  861. A female oyster produces 100 million young in her lifetime, a typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year, and one female cat can give birth to 20,736 kittens in four years. Michelle Druggar holds the record for the largest human family with 17 children.
  862. We live about 80 milliseconds in the past due to the time it takes for our brains to process information.
  863. Candid Camera host Allen Funt was once on a hijacked flight to Cuba. Passengers mistook it for a stunt, giving the hijacker a standing ovation.
  864. Sharks lived on earth before trees.
  865. In France, a five-year-old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar.
  866. The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
  867. Due to their fur, the polar bear is relatively “invisible” to an infrared camera 0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a moose.
  868. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  869. Daniel Craig, as James Bond, can take any Aston Martin from the factory for life.
  870. The BT Tower in London was an official state secret until 1993.
  871. There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
  872. Samuel L. Jackson had ‘Bad Motherfucker’ engraved on the lightsaber used in Star Wars.
  873. There is a city in Norway named “Hell.”
  874. Nintendo shipped SNES consoles at night to avoid theft by the Yakuza.
  875. Many insects can carry 50 times their body weight, like an adult lifting two cars full of people.
  876. Beethoven would dip his head in cold water before composing.
  877. Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo’s death.
  878. The American Discovery Trail is a coast-to-coast hiking trail connecting Delaware and California.
  879. Italy’s most common name is Mario Rossi.
  880. Did you know that the venom of the common Cobra is 40 times more toxic than cyanide?
  881. The mechanism of anesthesia remains a mystery, leaving doctors uncertain about how it renders patients unconscious and pain-free.
  882. Maine shares borders with only one other state.
  883. During WWII, “Crazy white man” was the code word for “Hitler” for the Comanche Code Talkers.
  884. The notorious pirate Blackbeard was active for only two years.
  885. Researchers discovered a 507-year-old clam, the oldest living animal, and accidentally killed it.
  886. McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli.
  887. Lee Todd of Cross Farm Park Celtic received the fastest red card in football history, just 2 seconds into a match, for foul language.
  888. There are currently 41,806 different spoken languages in the world.
  889. Japanese honey bees can “bake” hive-invading wasps by vibrating their wings to generate heat.
  890. If a sound reaches 1,100 dB, it could potentially create a black hole capable of destroying our galaxy.
  891. Scientists didn’t know the atomic bomb’s blast strength before detonating the first prototype.
  892. Human ribs move approximately 5 million times per year, corresponding to each breath taken.
  893. Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  894. 90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.
  895. Ancient Babylonians used base 60 for math, leading to concepts like 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle.
  896. Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one.
  897. In 1575, Puschpeter, a German mass murderer, berated his executioner after being impaled.
  898. A Georgia teacher who bought a $400 travel insurance policy was rewarded $10,000 because she read the fine print of the contract.
  899. Sailfish can leap out of the water and into the air at a speed of 50 miles (81 kilometers) per hour.
  900. Possums have one of the shortest pregnancies, lasting only 16 days, whereas the shortest human pregnancy to result in a healthy baby was 22 weeks and 6 days, with the baby being the size of a ballpoint pen.
  901. In the 1950s, a tobacco company named Kents advertised unique cigarette filters as a health benefit, with the standout ingredient being asbestos.
  902. Americans are responsible for approximately 1/5 of the world’s annual garbage.
  903. Sex is biochemically similar to eating large quantities of chocolate.
  904. A jail for polar bears exists.
  905. There are more public libraries in the US than Starbucks or McDonalds.
  906. IKEA is registered as a non-profit organization dedicated to “furthering the advancement of interior design,” allowing them to pay reduced taxes. The owners generate income by licensing the IKEA trademark to the non-profit side.
  907. Many popular foods and drinks, including the waffled ice cream cone and Dr. Pepper, were first introduced or popularized at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
  908. Butterflies vary in size from 1/8 inch to nearly 12 inches.
  909. Sweden has the lowest annual number of murders.
  910. From the 8th century until 1978, Popes wore an ornate three-tiered crown during their coronation. Modern Popes have abandoned this tradition.
  911. There’s a fake village in the Netherlands used as a care home for elderly individuals with dementia.
  912. A blue whale’s heart beats only nine times per minute.
  913. Dr. Seuss removed a reference to pollution in Lake Erie from The Lorax 14 years after publication.
  914. Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over.
  915. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
  916. Clint Eastwood survived a plane crash by swimming 3 miles to shore, preventing deployment to Korea.
  917. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by omitting olives from First Class salads.
  918. Cats produce over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have only about ten.
  919. Despite being filled with highly flammable hydrogen, the Hindenburg had a smoking room.
  920. Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to watch over their premises at night.
  921. In Iceland, traditional naming customs differ as men are named after their fathers (e.g., Jon’s son named Olaf becomes Olaf Jonsson), while women use the suffix ‘dottir’ (e.g., Magnus, the son of Olaf, becomes Magnus Olafsson).
  922. The Bible does not mention cats, making them the only domestic animal omitted from the text.
  923. Jeremy Clarkson published his bank account information, which was used to set up a monthly charity donation.
  924. It is illegal to purchase alcohol before noon on Sundays in New York State.
  925. J.R.R. Tolkien considered languages the foundation of his work, creating stories to fit his invented languages.
  926. Shakespeare coined the words “assassination” and “bump.”
  927. Mexico City boasts the world’s largest taxi fleet, with over 60,000 taxis.
  928. Latex condoms have an average shelf-life of two years.
  929. Due to gender imbalances, it is predicted that by 2020, 24 million Chinese men will be unable to find a spouse.
  930. The inventor of the upside-down ketchup bottle earned $13 million from the invention.
  931. The book of Esther in the Bible does not mention the name of God.
  932. La Rinconada, Peru, is the world’s highest city at 16,732 feet above sea level, centered around a gold mine with a unique labor system.
  933. Reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone in 1995 had profound ecological effects on the park’s landscape.
  934. Dragonflies capture prey more than 95% of the time, making them efficient killers.
  935. Perth, Western Australia, is the world’s most remote city by land, nearly 1,500 miles from the nearest city with over 100,000 people.
  936. In a documented experiment, someone survived an acceleration of over 46 g. John Stapp lived to 89 but suffered vision damage from these experiments.
  937. A crocodile’s tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
  938. There are over 58 million dogs in the United States.
  939. In front of the stock exchange in Italy, there stands a 13-foot tall sculpture of a middle finger.
  940. Capital letters were stored in the upper tray for letterpress printing, hence the term “uppercase.”
  941. During the filming of “The Shawshank Redemption,” the scene where Andy crawls through the sewer was shot using chocolate syrup, and the tunnel still smells like chocolate today.
  942. Adolf Hitler’s mother considered having an abortion but was dissuaded by her doctor.
  943. No English word rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  944. Some lions mate over 50 times in a day.
  945. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  946. Boring, Oregon’s sister city is Dull, Scotland.
  947. The only capital letter in the Roman alphabet with a single endpoint is ‘P.’
  948. Antarctica is the sole continent without land areas below sea level.
  949. The FTC mandates that eye care providers must provide copies of contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions.
  950. In 2008, Daniel Day-Lewis knelt down for Helen Mirren to “knight” him with his Oscar, years before receiving a real knighthood.
  951. Every individual, including identical twins, possesses a unique eye, tongue, and fingerprint.
  952. Canadian researchers discovered that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
  953. The adult Luna Moth has no mouth and dies of starvation.
  954. A “butt” was a medieval unit of wine measurement, equivalent to approximately 475 liters or 126 gallons.
  955. American doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans with venereal diseases for research from 1946 to 1948, with an official apology coming in 2010.
  956. Africa is home to more than 1,000 distinct languages.
  957. Louis Armstrong played the trumpet so extensively that it caused callus tissue to develop on his lips, which he would remove using a razor blade.
  958. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.
  959. In 2009, a Kansas City Car Dealer offered a free AK-47 voucher with each truck purchase during a sale.
  960. Scotland’s national animals are unicorns, and its national flower is the thistle. Albania’s national animal is the dragon.
  961. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, including your heart.
  962. The Catholic Church unknowingly sanctified Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) in the 14th century through the Christianization of his life story.
  963. Jupiter has over 70 moons.
  964. Venus observa is the technical term for the “missionary position.”
  965. Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.
  966. If not for added coloring, Coca-Cola would have a green hue.
  967. The typical lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  968. French soldier Jean Bernadotte became King of Sweden after showing kindness to Swedish soldiers.
  969. In the human body, approximately 15 million blood cells are destroyed every second.
  970. The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It to Beaver.”
  971. Bulgarians are known for being the largest consumers of yogurt globally.
  972. In 1994, a FedEx jet survived a hijacking attempt by performing extreme aerial maneuvers.
  973. Hannibal lost one eye due to illness while attacking Rome.
  974. In 1958, Entomologist W.G. Bruce compiled a list of Arthropod references in the Bible, with locusts being mentioned 24 times, moths 11 times, grasshoppers 10 times, scorpions 10 times, caterpillars 9 times, and bees 4 times.
  975. If the Sun were scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be the size of the continental United States.
  976. Some cultures lack the terms “left,” “right,” “front,” and “behind” and instead rely on “North,” “South,” “East,” and “West” throughout their lives, leading to a strong sense of orientation based on cardinal directions.
  977. There is a 1 in 4 chance of having a white Christmas in New York.
  978. In loud environments, people are twice as likely to comply with requests made in their right ear.
  979. The pilot episode of “Courage the Cowardly Dog” was nominated for an Oscar.
  980. More than 90% of the population of Nicaragua is Roman Catholic.
  981. Companies use Elmer’s Glue as milk in cereal commercials to prevent the cereal from appearing soggy and to strategically place it in the bowl.
  982. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
  983. The “spot” on the 7-Up logo originated from its albino inventor, who had red eyes.
  984. The decision to ground all planes in the U.S. on September 11th was made by Ben Sliney, who was on his first day as the FAA’s National Operations Manager.
  985. English settler Thomas Austin introduced rabbits to Australia, leading to a population explosion.
  986. Butterflies and insects have exoskeletons, protecting them and retaining water inside their bodies.
  987. NASA mistakenly erased the original tape of the first steps on the moon.
  988. Most watch advertisements display the time as 10:10.
  989. An African tribe in Namibia wears Victorian clothes adopted from former German occupiers.
  990. Near the Korean DMZ, there’s a one-hole “golf course” surrounded by minefields.
  991. More people fear spiders than death, even though champagne corks are more likely to cause harm.
  992. It takes the stomach an hour to break down cow’s milk.
  993. All American flags planted on the moon have turned white due to radiation from the sun and the absence of an atmosphere.
  994. During Greece’s fight for independence, the Turks tried to cut marble columns for bullets while besieged in Acropolis, but the Greeks sent them ammunition.
  995. 55.1% of all US prisoners are incarcerated for drug-related offenses.
  996. Did you know that Maine is the only state with a one-syllable name?
  997. The tarantula wasp, a giant American wasp, has a sting so painful that it’s advised to “lie down and scream” if stung.
  998. Termites eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.
  999. Elijah Wood created his audition tape for Frodo in “Lord of the Rings” in his backyard with a homemade Hobbit costume.
  1000. Michigan is unique in that no one is ever more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.