50 Random Interesting Facts

A selection of random interesting facts that are actually worth it
  1. The first meme ever is considered to be from a 1921 sketch.
  2. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year due to the weight of its books.
  3. Interesting fact: The Bible does not mention the domestic cat.
  4. Punctuation was introduced by Greek playwrights to indicate when actors should pause in written language.
  5. Fingernails grow faster on a person’s dominant hand.
  6. Dr. Seuss coined the word “nerd” in his 1950 book “If I Ran The Zoo.”
  7. Interesting fact: The end of the Pi number may indicate a simulated reality, as per some scientists’ theories.
  8. Sweat itself does not have a bad odor; it’s the combination of water, fat, salt, and bacteria that smells.
  9. Random fact: One man set a world record by wearing 260 T-shirts simultaneously, surpassing his previous record of 257 shirts.
  10. If you passed gas consistently for six years and nine months, you would produce enough gas to create an atomic bomb’s energy.
  11. People spend approximately 6 months of their lives waiting at traffic lights.
  12. A group of hippos is referred to as a “bloat.”
  13. A female ferret will die if it can’t find a mate while in heat.
  14. Men experience hiccups more frequently than women.
  15. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  16. Finland has the highest number of heavy metal bands per capita.
  17. A raisin dropped in champagne will bounce continuously.
  18. Ping Pong balls can travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr, just under 100 mph.
  19. In his 70s, Frank Sinatra was offered the lead role in Die Hard.
  20. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance, while hydrogen solid is highly dense.
  21. Interesting fact: Approximately 4,000 words are added to the dictionary annually.
  22. Lol was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011.
  23. A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
  24. The world’s darkest shade of black, called vantablack, has a trademark.
  25. Competitive art was once part of the Olympic Games.
  26. Classical music and heavy metal fans share similar personality traits, according to research.
  27. A cubic inch of human bone can withstand the weight of five standard pickup trucks.
  28. More people fear spiders than death.
  29. Frank Sinatra was offered the starring role in Die Hard when he was in his 70s.
  30. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne.
  31. The opposite sides of dice always add up to seven.
  32. A month-long meditation course can reduce fear, enhance awareness, concentration, and decision-making.
  33. Strawberries do not meet the technical criteria for being berries.
  34. Random fact: Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
  35. Many oranges appear green.
  36. The human body contains around 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
  37. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads or online apps for dating are already married, with men being three times more likely to use them than women.
  38. A 2″ x 4″ piece of lumber actually measures 1.5″ x 3.5″.
  39. The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  40. Giraffes can endure longer without water than camels.
  41. Queen Elizabeth II’s cows sleep on waterbeds.
  42. Bananas effectively replenish electrolytes and contain mood-enhancing chemicals.
  43. Random fact: Cows can be led upstairs but prefer not to go downstairs.
  44. A decapitated cockroach can survive for nine days before starving to death.
  45. Human eyeballs remain the same size from birth onwards.
  46. Dragonflies have a lifespan that varies from one week to eight weeks.
  47. Classical music can accelerate plant growth, as per a 2007 study.
  48. The Eiffel Tower can expand up to 15 cm during the summer.
  49. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, restricted women from taking more than three steps backward while dancing.
  50. Interesting fact: Your chances of dying while obtaining lottery tickets are higher than winning.