40 Silly Trivia Facts

These silly and fun trivia facts will make you smile
  1. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, which is how it got its name.
  2. During World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster due to metal shortages for three years.
  3. The Guinness Book of Records is the most frequently stolen book from public libraries.
  4. Silly fact: Yelling for over 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days can produce enough sound energy to heat a cup of coffee.
  5. Dark chocolate may help lower blood pressure.
  6. Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
  7. Pound cake initially contained a pound of each ingredient: flour, eggs, butter, and sugar.
  8. Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
  9. In China, wealthy individuals hire body doubles to serve their prison sentences.
  10. Peanut butter can be transformed into diamonds.
  11. Monopoly mascot Uncle Pennybags’ real name is Milburn Pennybags.
  12. In 2020, the most common password was “123456,” followed by “123456789,” “qwerty,” and “password.”
  13. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  14. The Academy Awards (Oscars) were created to exert control over the film industry.
  15. Cephalocaudal recapitulation explains why our extremities develop faster than the rest of our bodies.
  16. Dolphins use names for each other.
  17. It takes 6 minutes for alcohol to affect human brain cells.
  18. Silly fun fact: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour.
  19. Goldfish have a memory span of three seconds.
  20. Most watch advertisements display the time as 10:10 for logo visibility and a smiling appearance.
  21. Jupiter’s size is twice that of all the other planets combined.
  22. In an average lifespan, a person produces enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  23. Catfish possess over 27,000 taste buds.
  24. Earth’s increasing heat will render it uninhabitable in 2.3 billion years.
  25. A group of crows is called a “murder.”
  26. Listening to music triggers the release of dopamine, a pleasure-inducing neurotransmitter, similar to sex and eating.
  27. The first 72 hours after booking into jail pose the highest risk of death.
  28. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs, which explains why the phrase “You can lead a cow upstairs …” never caught on like leading a horse to water.
  29. Antarctica possesses the Earth’s largest unclaimed territory.
  30. Mice run in loops when subjected to space travel.
  31. Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  32. There are over 150 dialects of English spoken worldwide, with 30 in the U.S. alone.
  33. Spoonfeed is the longest English word with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.
  34. The first Allied bomb dropped on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  35. The average life span of a major league baseball is seven pitches.
  36. In Australia’s second-most populated state, it’s illegal to change a light bulb without an electrician’s license.
  37. Komodo dragons can reproduce both sexually and asexually.
  38. Silly interesting fact: Adults typically spend more time on the toilet than exercising.
  39. Due to a metal shortage, wooden Oscars were awarded during World War II.
  40. Raising your legs slowly while lying on your back can prevent sinking in quicksand.