56 Hilarious Facts

A collection of hilarious facts you never knew
  1. Carrots were originally purple, not orange. Purple carrots are still around, though they’re not as common as their orange cousins.
  2. Rhubarb grows fast and can pop and squeak while it does. It’s the noisy vegetable!
  3. There’s a language in Nigeria spoken by only four people – talk about endangered!
  4. Microwave grapes at your own risk – they’ll explode! And did you know there are over 8,000 grape varieties?
  5. Jennifer Lawrence has an “H2O” tattoo on her hand to remind herself to drink water. Hydration is key!
  6. Lorde rates onion rings on Instagram – because why not?
  7. SPAM stands for spiced ham and has been around since 1937. It’s not just email clutter!
  8. Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal’s godmother. Talk about family connections in Hollywood!
  9. Blushing is caused by adrenaline, and it’s genetic. So, if you’re a blusher, blame your genes.
  10. Taste buds aren’t visible to the human eye. Those bumps on your tongue are where taste buds reside.
  11. Broccoli contains more protein than steak. Time to give broccoli a chance on your plate.
  12. Lara Croft’s iconic proportions in the PS1 game were a result of a typo. Her bust size was supposed to be 50%, but it ended up at 150%.
  13. Over a lifetime, the average person spends a year sitting on the toilet. That’s a lot of bathroom breaks!
  14. Every two weeks, a language or dialect goes extinct. Preserve linguistic diversity!
  15. Uranus was originally named George after King George III. Thankfully, they changed it to something a bit more dignified.
  16. Did you know you blink around 20 times per minute? Try to blink five times per second – it’s a real eye-opener!
  17. Ever heard of Post-coital dysphoria (PCD)? It’s the intense sadness, anger, and distress that some people experience after sex. Talk about a mood killer!
  18. Most countries don’t refrigerate their eggs, but in the US, they’re considered perishable items.
  19. Most people can’t lick their own elbow. Go ahead, give it a try!
  20. Believe it or not, people have actually tried to sue God for negligence and other reasons. It seems even the divine can’t escape the courtroom drama.
  21. Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of eggs. Eggs, of all things!
  22. Dolly Parton lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest to a drag queen. Talk about a plot twist!
  23. You can eat the labels on fruit, but they might not taste great. Best to peel them off first.
  24. White chocolate isn’t chocolate at all. It’s mostly cocoa butter, sugar, and lecithin. Mind = blown!
  25. Dogs have a dominant paw, just like humans have dominant hands. Left-pawed or right-pawed?
  26. Jennifer Aniston turned down SNL because she heard it wasn’t great for women. Little did she know she’d become a Friends legend.
  27. Vacuum cleaners were originally horse-drawn. Imagine a horse-drawn vacuum rolling through your neighborhood!
  28. Strawberries aren’t berries, but avocados are. Nature can be pretty confusing!
  29. Dolphins sleep with one eye open because one brain hemisphere sleeps at a time.
  30. You’re taller in the morning than at night because your cartilage compresses during the day.
  31. In some parts of Texas, it’s illegal to cuss in front of a dead person. Watch your language, even around the departed!
  32. Hair grows about 6 inches per year, but not all hair follicles last forever.
  33. Applesauce was the first food eaten by astronauts in space. Talk about a cosmic snack!
  34. Honey never spoils, and you don’t even need to refrigerate it. That’s one less thing to worry about in your pantry.
  35. Nutmeg can be hallucinogenic in large quantities, but you’d need to eat at least two teaspoons to feel any effects.
  36. Pistachios are technically fruits, the opposite of a peach – you eat the shell and discard the pit.
  37. Earwax is a form of sweat. Not the most glamorous fact, is it?
  38. Lana Del Rey’s real name is Lizzy Grant. She went for something more “exotic” for her stage name.
  39. The Australian Aboriginal language Paakantyi is spoken by just 2 to 24 people.
  40. Lady Gaga’s NYU classmates once doubted her fame. They’re probably listening to her music now!
  41. Dogs can breathe and smell simultaneously, unlike humans – they’re true multitaskers.
  42. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, with 300 million olfactory receptors. No wonder they love sniffing around!
  43. Ryan Gosling almost joined the Backstreet Boys. Imagine him serenading us in boy-band style.
  44. Umbrellas were once only used by women. They’ve been keeping folks dry for centuries.
  45. The Supreme Court has its private basketball court called “the highest court in the land.” Talk about wordplay!
  46. Humans are the only animals with chins, and nobody knows why!
  47. More than 200 languages have been invented just for TV and movies. Hollywood’s linguistic creativity knows no bounds.
  48. In Norway, there’s a town called Hell, where it’s never warm. Irony at its finest!
  49. Most people fall asleep in just seven minutes. If you can’t, count sheep or something!
  50. Raspberries belong to the rose family, along with apples, pears, and plums. A sweet connection!
  51. Green, yellow, and red bell peppers aren’t different versions of the same vegetable. They’re distinct!
  52. Characters in Twilight sit in silence for 26 minutes. Vampires sure know how to make things dramatic.
  53. Hell is real, and it’s in Norway! But don’t expect it to be hot – temperatures there consistently stay below 20°C.
  54. More people are killed by vending machines than sharks. Vending machines mean business!
  55. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints.
  56. Until 2011, anything below 11% ABV wasn’t legally considered alcohol. So, what was it?