Random Knowledge

Random knowledge about various phenomenons and weird things in the world

In this article you will find a gathering of random knowledge – facts, oddities and things you propably didn’t know.


Avocado and Eiffel Tower

  • Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, classified as a single-seeded berry.
  • The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during summer due to thermal expansion.


Unusual Phobias

  • Trypophobia is the fear of closely-packed holes or irregular patterns.
  • Allodoxaphobia is the fear of other people’s opinions.

Geographical Facts

  • Australia is wider than the moon in terms of diameter.
  • Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, 120 times smaller than Manhattan.
  • There’s an ant species unique to New York City known as ManhattAnts.
  • Language and Entertainment:
  • ‘Mellifluous’ describes a pleasingly smooth and musical sound.
  • The Spice Girls were originally a band called Touch.
  • Amy Poehler was only seven years older than Rachel McAdams when she played her mother in Mean Girls.
  • Japan has over 200 flavors of Kit Kats, including some unusual ones.
  • New Zealand was once auctioned on eBay.
  • There’s a town in Oregon called Boring with a sister city in Scotland called Dull.
  • There’s an island in Japan inhabited by bunnies.


Knowledge About Animal Oddities

  • It’s illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland.
  • The heart of a shrimp is located in its head, and they have an open circulatory system.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • A jiffy is an actual unit of time, equal to 1/100th of a second.
  • Pigs can’t look up into the sky due to their spine and neck anatomy.
  • All clownfish are born male.
  • Crows can recognize human faces and remember them for life.
  • Only 5% of the ocean has been explored.
  • A group of lemurs is called a “conspiracy.”


Random Miscellaneous Facts

  • Kim Kardashian has a ‘glam’ clause in her will to ensure her appearance remains perfect.
  • Ketchup was once sold as medicine for indigestion.
  • The world’s longest walking distance is 14,000 miles, from Magadan, Russia, to Cape Town, South Africa.
  • The moon experiences moonquakes due to tidal stresses.
  • Humans are the only animals that blush.
  • All the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4.20.


Human Characteristics

  • People are more creative in the shower due to increased dopamine flow.
  • Human tongue prints are unique, like fingerprints.
  • It would take 19 minutes to fall to the center of the Earth, although it’s not advisable.
  • Watching horror movies before viewing abstract art enhances the experience.
  • Roald Dahl was a spy during World War II.
  • NASCAR drivers can lose up to 10 pounds in weight during a race due to high temperatures.
  • Indians read the most in the world, spending an average of 10 extra hours reading per week.
  • Human teeth are the only part of the body that cannot heal themselves.


Knowledge About Food and Beverage Oddities

  • Prunes were used instead of saying “cheese” in old photographs.
  • Blue whale tongues can weigh as much as an elephant.
  • The salty taste of bacon comes from the curing and brining process.
  • Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  • The most widely printed book in the world is the IKEA catalog.


Facts About Natural World Wonders

  • Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out.
  • Pineapples are named after pinecones due to their spiky appearance.
  • Scotland has over 400 words to refer to snow.
  • There are more than 1,000 types of bananas in the world, divided into 50 categories.
  • Mushrooms can glow in the dark.


Unusual and Random Historical Facts

  • Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida.
  • Lobsters pee out of their faces to attract mates.
  • Abraham Lincoln was a successful competitive wrestler.
  • A group of porcupines is called a prickle.
  • Finland has more saunas than cars.
  • There was a fifth member of the Beatles named Stuart Sutcliffe.
  • Cap’n Crunch was once sued for not using real berries.
  • Timothy Leary escaped from prison.
  • The story of Beauty and the Beast aimed to promote arranged marriages.
  • There’s a park ranger in the U.S. who was struck by lightning seven times.


Pop Culture and Celebrity Tidbits

  • Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton lookalike contest and lost.
  • Jennifer Aniston turned down a role at Saturday Night Live before Friends.
  • Lady Gaga runs an Instagram account where she rates onion rings.
  • A janitor invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, leading to a promotion to an executive role.
  • There is only one country without mosquitoes: Iceland.
  • The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly.

Music and Entertainment Facts

  • The world’s longest concert lasted 453 hours.
  • “Rap God” by Eminem is the song with the most words.
  • Freddie Mercury had four extra teeth in his upper jaw.
  • The official sport of Maryland has been jousting since 1962.
  • The oldest living animal is a tortoise named Jonathan at 190 years old.