Criminals Caught by Social Media

Criminal Forgot to Log Out of Facebook

At an internet Cafe in Columbia, two men attempted an armed robbery. Prior to their attempt, they pretended to be customers and used the Wi-Fi. After they were done on their computers, they walked up to the cashier and assaulted a man before demanding money. The two criminals fled the scene on a stolen motorcycle. It was soon discovered that one of the criminals forgot to log out of their Facebook account before fleeing the scene. The police used the information from the man’s Facebook account to find and arrest him. (Source) (Source)

Michael Baker – Stealing Gasoline
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A man named Michael Baker posted a photo of himself stealing gas from a cop car to Facebook. He was caught after police found the picture. He has since taken the picture down from his Facebook page. (Source) (Source)

He was later arrested, and he spent a night in jail. (Source)

Chris Crego – Public Facebook Page

In the year 2009, a man named Chris Crego fled from the police after a bar-fight. When detectives started looking for Chris, they found his Facebook page. Chris had been constantly updating his Facebook status while the detectives were looking for him, making it easy for them to track him down.

The detectives were able to find out where Chris worked, where he lived, and even the hours of the day he was at work. One police officer stated, “If it wasn’t for criminals like him our job would be a lot harder.” (Source) (Source)

Mac Yearwood – Wanted Poster

A man from Florida named Mac Yearwood was suspected of criminal battery. Since the suspect did not stay at the scene of the crime, police released a wanted poster for Mac Yearwood, which Mac decided to use as his profile picture on Facebook. Not only that but when somebody commented on Mac’s photo advising him to remove the photo, Mac replied, “…at least they won’t come get me in Tenessee.” Tenessee was the town in which Mac lived. When officers arrested Mac, a bag of marijuana fell out of his pocket. This all led to charges of drug possession as well as allegations of criminal battery. (Source) (Source)

 

 

10 Strange Legal Defenses

 10: Mountain Dew Dissolves Mice 

When Pepsi Co was facing a lawsuit from an Illinois man named Ronald Ball in 2009 who was claiming to have found a mouse in his Mountain Dew, Pepsi Co created a strange legal defense (Source). The man claimed he had purchased the soda from a vending machine, only to gag on a mouse. He claims he opened the can and poured the drink into a styrofoam cup to discover a dead mouse. He also claims that when he called Pepsi about the mouse, they stole it to remove the evidence (Source). The man was seeking $50,000 in damages. (Source)

Pepsi Co responded to this with a very strange defense. If a mouse was in the man’s drink, it would have been soaking for a total of 15 months (Source). Pepsi Co claims that after fifteen months, the drink would have turned the mouse into a partially dissolved ‘jelly-like’ substance (Source) (Source).

Although strange and disgusting, this defense worked.

 

9: Faking A Heart Attack

In 2005, a man named Keison Wilkins managed to successfully defend himself in court, however in 2008 he wasn’t as lucky (Source). He was the defendant in a court case for felonious assault and other charges (Source). Keison Wilkins had been trying to do various things in hopes to disrupt the proceedings and have a mistrial (Source).

Whilst standing up and speaking to another person in the courtroom, he stopped talking for a moment and soon dropped onto the ground (Source). Some went to his aid, but the judge hardly reacted. A nurse and an emergency medical technician both concluded that he did not actually have a heart attack (Source). While the judge was speaking to the man about some of the consequences he would face because of this, he continued to pretend to be unconscious (Source).

After this incident Keison Wilkins was sentenced to 42 years in prison due to a variety of charges. (Source)

 

8: Evil Twin Defense

A man named Steven Felton was thought to have participated in 10 robberies (Source). Most of the robberies were caught on record, with his face visible. However, he claims he didn’t do it. Then who did? According to him, it was his evil twin (Source). Surprisingly, this defense didn’t work out, and he was sentenced to 62-124 years (Source) in prison.

The man was often described as leaving the scene of the robbery on a bicycle earning him the nickname bicycle bandit (Source). Many witnesses have also claimed that he brought a pellet gun with him (Source).

 

 

7: ‘I Thought Everything was Free…’

Charles and Pernella Bull were charged with first degree burglary. The victim claimed she was putting her kids to sleep, when she someone enter her home. The victim saw the two exit through the back door. Luckily, one of the victims neighbors was able to stop the two from getting away. The police detained Charles and Pernella in the woman’s driveway (Source).

A desktop, a laptop, a toolbox, a purse, and various other items were stolen. (Source)

When they were questioned about robbing the house, the two claimed they had seen an ad on Craigslist, stating that everything in the house was free. (Source)

The excuse did not work, and the two now have to pay $35,000 in fines, or face a penalty of 20 years in prison. (Source)

 

6: ‘Hypnotized’ Teenagers 

In 1991, (Source) two teenagers claim that they were ‘hypnotized’ into committing murder. The teenagers claim they were hypnotized by rap music made by The Geto Boys. Their lawyer claims that they were hypnotized because of the combination of the music and drugs they had been using. (Source) Their attorney said “Basically, it was partly the liquor, partly the marijuana, and finally, -probably most of all- it was the rap tape of The Geto Boys.”(Source)

The boys were part of a group of five that involved in the killing of Bruce Romans (Source).

James Smith, the president of a record label called Rap-A-Lot Records (The Geto Boys’ record label) disagreed with the defense. He said “Everyone knows that normal people don’t listen to a tape, have a couple of drinks and run around shooting people.” (Source)

 

5: The Matrix Defense 

The Matrix was an extremely popular movie that involved artificial realities. The Matrix Defense, is when a defendant commits crimes because they believed they were in an artificial reality. (Source)

One woman named Tonda Lynn Ansley thought her landlord was going to drug her in her sleep to transport her to an alternate reality. She shot her landlord in hopes of defending herself. She allegedly used the excuse “They commit a lot of crimes in ‘The Matrix'” while talking to police. (Source) (Source) The woman was declared not guilty by reason of insanity.

The Matrix defense was also used by a man living in San Francisco named Vadim Mieseges. The man claimed he thought he was inside of ‘The Matrix’ when he killed his landlady. He was also declared not guilty by reason of insanity. (Source) (Source)

Another person named Joshua Cooke used the matrix defense after he tragically shot his parents.  (Source) He plead insanity, claiming that he believed he was in ‘The Matrix’. He was sentenced to 40 years in jail. (Source)

 

4: Blaming Bollywood for Stalking

A 32 year old Indian man in Australia named Sandesh Baliga was accused of stalking women during (Source). When he was brought to court, his lawyer argued that Bollywood Movies influenced the man’s decision to stalk the women. His lawyer continued to argue that this was “quite normal behavior” for Indian men. (Source)
The man had stalked two different women between 2012 and 2013. He had called and texted them multiple times. (Source) He had even approached them, and he started to refer to himself as their ‘boyfriend.’ (Source)

The man’s lawyer claimed that Bollywood movies left the impression that persistence would eventually cause a woman to fall in love. (Source) In the end, this excuse helped him escape conviction. (Source)

 

3: Satirical Articles and Counterfeit

A woman named Pamela Downs went to a store and tried to pay for an item with a $5 bill printed on printer paper, that was glued together. A police officer was brought to the scene, and he immediately recognized the fact that the bill was fake. (Source) (Source) At first, she claimed she received the bill as change at a gas station. However, soon after, she consented to a search of her purse, and the police officer found a similarly printed counterfeit hundred dollar bill, printed in black and white ink. (Source)

Soon after, she claimed that Barack Obama had changed a law, and that counterfeit money was legal. (Source) She had read an article that claimed this law had changed, however she didn’t know the article was sarcastic/satirical. (Source) The officer also found a Walmart receipt for a printer and paper inside of her bag. (Source)

The article the woman read had been written on a satirical website called ‘The Skunk’. This article included false facts such as “A CNN poll taken shortly after the president’s speech gave him an approval rating of 110%,” and “The White House put forth a plan to distribute 375 million printing presses to every man, woman, and child in the nation.” (Source)

 

2: The Affluenza Defense

A teenager named Ethan Couch was in court for driving drunk, which resulted in the death of four people. (Source) (Source) His lawyers defended him using the ‘affluenza defense’. His lawyers claimed he was too rich to understand that his actions had consequences.(Source) After the court case, when he turned 19, he was sentenced to 720 days in Tarrant County Jail. (Source)

Basically, he thought claiming he had too much money, and that he was too spoiled by his parents, was a valid excuse for driving drunk, and killing four people.

 

1: Trial by Combat

A lawyer from New York named Richard Luthmann decided to request trial by combat. In other words, he wanted to battle the plaintiff to the death. He believes that doing this would have been completely legal in New York, and that trial by combat has not yet been outlawed. (Source)

The lawyer was in court because he was accused of helping one of his clients commit fraud. (Source) He allegedly owed $500,000 to plaintiffs. (Source)

The lawyer mentioned that he had requested trial by combat because it was a ridiculous defense, which matched what he believed to be ridiculous allegations. Unsurprisingly, Richard Luthmann was not allowed to partake in trial by combat. (Source)

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Real Crimes Committed by Dumb Criminals

Tree Cutting Bike Thief

      A man in China tried to steal a bike that was locked to a tree. He then came up with the ingenious idea to cut the tree down. He took out a saw and tried to cut through the wood. It is unknown whether or not he was caught by police, however, a video of him stealing the bike has been posted on YouTube. [Source] [Source]

Leaving Facebook On

      During a burglary, someone entered a woman named Stephanie White’s home. When Stephanie White returned to her home, she found her front door open and a strange car in front of her driveway. It was obvious that whoever owned the car was currently inside of her home, so she took the car owner’s wallet/ID and car keys. She brought them to the police. When the burglar returned to his car, he realized his belongings were missing.

Since the burglar didn’t have his car keys, he needed another way to escape. He tried to swim away in a nearby lake. Then afterwards, he climbed out of the lake and broke into another nearby house. The nearby house owners discovered puddles of water in their house, as well as their laptop being left on. On their laptop, someone had logged into Trevor Jones’ Facebook page. Police believe that Trevor Jones is responsible for both of the burglaries. [Source] [Source]

‘Drug’ Thieves

      A group of three teenage drug thieves broke into a home. They found what they believed was cocaine, and stole it. After snorting the ‘cocaine’, the criminals turned on their television to see a news report about the woman they had stolen from. The news report revealed that the ashes of her father and her two dogs had been stolen. The drug thieves realized the ‘cocaine’ they took was actually the ashes of the home owners Father, and dogs. They threw the ashes in a nearby lake in hopes that they would not be caught. They were all later arrested. [Source] [Source]

Car Thief

      A man named David Andrew Smith had the intention of stealing an iPad and a wallet from a parked, unlocked car. He managed to get into the car, however, he locked himself inside by accident. This led to him getting caught. It was soon discovered that he was under the influence of drugs during the incident. [Source]

Free Beer

      Nineteen criminals were caught because of undercover police officers telling them they could get free beer. The criminals were all told they had to make arrangements with a specific company over the phone, so they could meet and collect their beer. However, when the criminals arrived, they were arrested. All of the nineteen criminals caught were had managed to evade arrest for long periods of time. [Source] [Source]

5 of The Craziest Things ever Stolen!

Introduction

People have stolen some pretty weird things. In this blog, I will be listing some of the strangest things that people have ever stolen. The list includes a 350 pound inflatable gorilla, 55 Oscar awards, and more!

5. Oscar Awards

On March 20th, in the year 2000, a man named Willie Fullgear found 55 Oscar awards in 10 unmarked boxes in the garbage. Two other men were arrested for stealing the statues and hiding them in Willie Fullgear’s garbage can. The thieves were employees at Roadway Express. The Oscar’s were valued at $18,000. The boxes weighed over 450 pounds.

4. An Entire Church

Over the course of a month, a man stole the entirety of a church in Russia. The thief offered people four cents per brick. After the sale of the church’s bricks, many of the people found out were the bricks came from. They thought the bricks would be cursed. After that discovery, many of the bricks were returned to the church.

3. The Inflatable Gorilla

In Simi, California, a car dealership had a 350 pound inflatable gorilla stolen from them. The employees would deflate the gorilla when the wind was moving quickly. One time, when one of the employees went to inflate the gorilla after the wind slowed down, he discovered that it was missing. The gorilla had been detached from many different cables and it had been pulled away. It is still unknown who stole it, or how they stole it.

2. A Tank

It was May 17th 1995, when a man stole a 63 ton military tank. He stole it from a National Guard armory, and used it to go on a rampage. The man destroyed poles, knocked over fire hydrants, and ran over cars before he finally got the tank stuck in a road divider. The man was shot by police officers, but luckily, nobody else was injured.

The man was named Shawn Nelson. He was a plumber, and he used to serve in the military. A news channel caught some of the tank’s attack on camera, and the video is included below.

1. A Bridge

In New Castle, Pennsylvania, two brothers were charged for stealing an entire bridge. The brothers took the bridge apart, piece by piece. They had a lot of time to preform their burglary because the bridge was privately owned, and hardly used. The bridge was called ‘Covert’s Crossing Bridge’, and the materials were worth nearly $100,000.

Extra Story: Beach Thief

In July of 2008, in Jamaica, at the Coral Springs Beach, over 500 truckloads of sand was stolen. Illegal sand mining is actually a common crime in Jamaica, as many people want to build their own homes, thus causing a large demand for materials.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding took a personal interest in the search for the sand thief. He got police to preform many forensic tests. No criminal was discovered. Some people believe that the police were bribed, even though they deny it.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this post. Which of these stories do you think is the strangest? Leave a comment with your answer!

2015 Facts About Everything!

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In this post, I will be writing 2015 facts to in honour of the year 2015.

General Facts (200) (Total: 200) 

  1. In Australia, there are 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for 27 years if you lived there!
  2. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn!
  3. In the Bahamas there is a beach called Pig Beach. It is almost entirely occupied by pigs!
  4. The Nazis were the first people to ever create an anti-smoking campaign.
  5. Catnip is ten times better at repelling bugs then bug spray.
  6. Once, Justin Bieber randomly held a sign outside his window saying “Go to McDonalds and get me a Big Mac.” A fan brought the burger to him.
  7. Scientists have been able to implant fake memories into rat brains.
  8. Almost is the longest word in English that has every letter arranged in alphabetical order.
  9. On the 29th of may, ‘Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day’ is celebrated. Many people think it gives them good luck.
  10. On the 27th of July, ‘Take You Houseplants For A Walk Day’ is celebrated. Many people think walking your house plant helps it grow.
  11. In WWI a massive pack of starving wolves had appeared in the middle of the battle. Germany and Russia temporarily joined together to get rid of the wolves.
  12. Across all Wikipedia contributors, 100 million hours has been spent working on the site and it’s pages.
  13. In the Victorian Era, men had to use special cups for tea so that nothing would get in their moustaches.
  14. It costs 7 million dollars to make the Titanic, but it costed 200 million dollars to make the movie.
  15. The average 6 year old laughs 600 times per day, while the average adult laughs between 15 and 100 times.
  16. Holding your nose and covering your mouth while sneezing can cause your eyes to pop out.
  17. The American mint once produced 5 cent bills.
  18. More Monopoly money is printed yearly than real money.
  19. 1000 birds die every year from smashing into windows.
  20. The Earth weighs approximately 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  21. The stickers on fruits are edible, even the glue.
  22. Not only do vampire bats drink blood, they also urinate on whatever animal they take the blood from.
  23. It is likely that the T-Rex was covered in feathers.
  24. Fish that live any more than 800 meters below the ocean usually have no eyes.
  25. Some butterflies can be as small as an eighth of an inch.
  26. Most dust is made up of skin cells.
  27. One in 8 million people have a disease that causes them to grow much faster than they age. The disease is called progeria.
  28. Negative emotions can weaken your immune system.
  29. Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo.
  30. Eating bugs is good for you. In fact, it is a great source of protein.
  31. Some moths don’t have mouths and can’t eat anything. They live off of energy they stored as caterpillars.
  32. Grapes explode in the microwave.
  33. You lose an average of 200 hairs per day (Unless you are bald, or you have extremely short hair.)
  34. 100 people die from choking on ball point pens every year.
  35. A dentist invented the electric chair.
  36. When you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  37. Eskimos have 15 words for ‘snow’.
  38. Hitting your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour.
  39. America is responsible for a fifth of the garbage world wide.
  40. Rats can last longer without water than camels.
  41. The i’s dot is called a tittle.
  42. In Ancient Rome, when men testified in court, they would swear upon their genitals.
  43. At any time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  44. Your eye and tongue prints are as unique as your finger print.
  45. Camels have three eyelids.
  46. Chocolate kills dogs.
  47. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  48. More than half of all prisoners in America were sent to jail because of drug related crimes.
  49. Slugs have 4 noses.
  50. Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.
  51. Half of all bank robberies happen on Fridays.
  52. Rain falls at 7 miles per hour.
  53. If you put even a drop of liquor on a scorpion, the scorpion will sting itself to death.
  54. 2228 people were on the Titanic, and 706 survived.
  55. One in ten people live on an island.
  56. There is a one in four chance New York will have a white Christmas.
  57. $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire every year in America.
  58. Snails can sleep for three years straight.
  59. More people speak English in China then in US.
  60. One in every 9000 people are albino.
  61. There are 1 million ants for every person on Earth.
  62. Over 300,000 people die every year from obesity.
  63. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  64. 50% of people have never used a phone.
  65. Termites eat twice as fast when metal music is playing.
  66. Starfish have no brain.
  67. There was once an 11 year old pope.
  68. Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
  69. Shakespeare invented the word bump.
  70. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
  71. Jellyfish are 95% water.
  72. Elephants only sleep for two hours every day.
  73. If you plant an apple seed, it almost never grows the same type of apple as the one you planted.
  74. There is nothing proving who built the Taj Mahal.
  75. The powder on gum is actually ground up marble.
  76. A person weighing 100 pounds on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
  77. The name Wendy originated from Peter Pan.
  78. A cat falling off of the 7th floor of a building is less likely to survive than a cat jumping off the 20th floor.
  79. Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with the left hand.
  80. If you are stuck in a crocodile’s mouth, poke the crocodile’s eyes. The crocodile will let you out immediately.
  81. Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  82. Month, orange, silver, and purple have no English rhymes.
  83. The man who voiced Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots.
  84. A jiffy is an actual unit of time, it is a hundredth of a second.
  85. The average person will spend six months of their lives staring at red lights.
  86. A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  87. The average right handed person lives 9 years longer than left handed people.
  88. A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
  89. 80% of animals have 6 legs.
  90. Phone calls are most popular on Father’s Day.
  91. The average person generates 3.5 pounds of garbage every day.
  92. Woman pay the bills in 75% of families.
  93. Bees have 5 eyes.
  94. One fourth of the world’s population earns less than $200 a year.
  95. In Arizona it is illegal to hunt camels.
  96. Most casinos don’t have clocks.
  97. The human heart has enough pressure that it can squirt blood 30 ft.
  98. One in three cancers are sun related.
  99. 1 in 4 Americans has appeared on TV.
  100. 1 in 8 Americans have worked at McDonalds.
  101. 70% of boats are used for fishing.
  102. The shortest war was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. It took 38 minutes.
  103. Woman blink twice as much as men.
  104. The average major league baseball is lost into the stadium after 7 pitches.
  105. The strongest muscle (in comparison to size) is the tongue.
  106. American airlines saved $40,000 by removing an olive from every salad sold.
  107. Your ears and nose never stop growing.
  108. Your eyes never grow.
  109. Tom Sawyer was the first book that has ever been written on a typewriter.
  110. The chance of dying from falling out of your bed is the same as the chance of dying from lightning.
  111. In the past 3,500 years, 230 years were spent without war.
  112. The black death reduced the population of Europe by a third.
  113. The average person spends two years of their life on the phone.
  114. The average man would have a 27.5 ft long beard if he never shaved.
  115. 60% of marriages end in divorce.
  116. A single cow can make 400 quarter pound burgers.
  117. The average man can read smaller print than the average woman.
  118. The average woman can hear better than the average man.
  119. The average amount of people flying above USA is 61,000.
  120. The San Francisco cable cars are considered the only mobile National monuments.
  121. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  122. “I am.” is the shortest complete English sentence.
  123. The longest recorded air time of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  124. You can buy coffee flavoured PEZ.
  125. You can’t fold a paper more than 9 times.
  126. Mohammed is the world’s most popular name.
  127. Mount Olympus on Mars is three times the size of Mount Everest.
  128. 2,000 pounds of space debris lands on Earth every day.
  129. Each month there is at least 1 UFO sighting from each Canadian province.
  130. 40,000 people are injured by toilets every day.
  131. In California, it is illegal to eat oranges while bathing.
  132. 3.6 cans of spam are eaten every second.
  133. There are over 1,500 steps in the Empire State Building’s stairs.
  134. Astronauts can’t fly in space.
  135. The crack of a whip breaks the sound barrier.
  136. Hot water is heavier than cold water.
  137. The letter A doesn’t appear when spelling out the numbers 1-999.
  138. The average woman uses 6 pounds of lipstick in their life.
  139. Approximately 50% of people live within 50 miles of their birth place.
  140. Honey is the only food that doesn’t go bad.
  141. 3.9% of people don’t wear underwear.
  142. If the human brain was a computer, it could store approximately 4 Terabytes.
  143. The average person looks at 8 homes before deciding which one they want to buy.
  144. Mozart wrote ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ when he was 5.
  145. Your left hand does 56% of your typing.
  146. Einstein couldn’t speak fluent English until he was 9.
  147. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  148. Peanuts are an ingredient in dynamite.
  149. Porcupines can float.
  150. Sharks are the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  151. Screeched is the longest single syllable word.
  152. Dreamt is the only word that ends in ‘mt’.
  153. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  154. Dragonflies only live for 24 hours.
  155. All polar bears are left handed.
  156. February 1865 is the only month without a full moon.
  157. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have generated enough energy to heat a cup of coffee.
  158. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  159. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
  160. The average person spends 12 weeks of every year looking for things they lost. (keys, phone, etc.)
  161. Underground is the only word starting with ‘und’.
  162. An ostriches’ eye is bigger than it’s brain.
  163. A goldfish has a memory span of only 3 seconds.
  164. More babies are born on Tuesday than any other day of the week.
  165. ‘Password’ is the most common password.
  166. Depression, allergies, and cancer are the three most googled diseases.
  167. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  168. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  169. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  170. It takes 3,000 cows to make the footballs for a years worth of NFL games.
  171. Months that begin with Sunday always have a Friday 13th.
  172. One in two billion people live to be older than 116.
  173. Stephen King is afraid of the dark.
  174. 38% of people in USA value cars over relationships.
  175. The US military owns 234 golf courses.
  176. Canada makes up 6.67% of Earth’s land.
  177. The Bible is the most sold book.
  178. The Bible is the most shoplifted book.
  179. The Guinness Book of World Records is the book that has been stolen most from libraries.
  180. A man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it challenging for telemarketers to pronounce.
  181. Praire dogs say hello with kisses.
  182. In 2009 scientists looked for the Loch Ness Monster, but instead found 100,000 golf balls.
  183. The American flag was originally a school project. The student received a B-.
  184. The medical term for ice cream head aches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
  185. In 1999, the US government spent $16 million purchasing the film of JFK’s assassination.
  186. The inventor of the Pringles can was buried in a Pringles can.
  187. You are more likely to get struck by lightning on your way to purchase a lottery ticket than you are to win the lottery.
  188. On average, you will breathe 5 million times a year.
  189. You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you will have 206.
  190. The population is predicted to be 15 billion by 2080.
  191. Only 38% of people eat breakfast.
  192. 11% of the world is left handed.
  193. A broken clock tells the right time twice per day.
  194. It’s easier to pick up things that are wet when your hands are wrinkled.
  195. Fidgeting helps the average man concentrate, but it distracts the average women.
  196. The French call a walkie talkie a talkie walkie.
  197. ‘God’s Bones’ was an inappropriate expression in medieval times.
  198. Most scientists are unable to explain how bicycles work.
  199. In Barbados it is against the law to wear Camouflage.
  200. Relentless is the old name for Amazon (the company). Going to Relentless.com will redirect you back to Amazon’s website.

Lego Facts (10) (Total: 210)

  1. Someone built a full sized home out of Lego.
  2. There is a Lego tower made up of around 500,000 blocks. It is 112 feet tall, and it is 11 stories tall.
  3. A man made a Braille printer out of a $350 Lego set.
  4. There are over 4 billion Lego mini figures.
  5. During the Christmas Season, there are over 28 Lego sets sold per second.
  6. There are approximately 80 Lego pieces per human on Earth.
  7. If every Lego brick was put side by side, they would circle around the world five times.
  8. Lego bricks from 1958 can still connect to ones from this year.
  9. Only 18 in a million Lego bricks are thrown out while they are being created.
  10. Lego is technically the world’s largest wheel manufacturer.

Sleep/Dream Facts (50) (Total: 260) 

  1. You can’t snore and dream at the same time.
  2. The average person dreams between 1.5 and 3 hours per night.
  3. We spend an average of 6 years of our life dreaming.
  4.  You have an average of 1,460 dreams per year.
  5. Everyone dreams, some people just don’t remember their dreams.
  6. Pregnant woman remember more of their dreams.
  7. If you have epilepsy, you can get seizures from images in dreams.
  8. Forty percent of children’s dreams are nightmares.
  9. You can’t read, or check the time while dreaming.
  10. The idea to create Google came from the owner’s dreams.
  11. Many 9/11 survivors claim that they dreamt about the bombing before it happened.
  12. A man drove 22 miles and killed his own cousin while sleep walking.
  13. Animals dream.
  14. Blind people can visibly dream things that they saw before they became blind.
  15. In a dream, you can only see faces you have already seen in reality.
  16. 70% of characters in men’s dreams are male, while men represent 50% of characters in women’s dreams.
  17. 12% of people dream in black and white.
  18. In the first ten minutes of being awake, most people forget their dreams.
  19. People don’t dream about themselves until they are 4. They dream about other people before then.
  20. Nightmares are more common than normal dreams.
  21. Anxiety is the most common emotion felt in dreams.
  22. 70% of people have experienced deja vu.
  23. The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
  24. Some people claim that the more creative you are, the harder it is to fall asleep.
  25. People are the only mammals that delay sleep on purpose.
  26. The higher you are in the air, the harder it is to sleep.
  27. 2 AM and 2 PM are the most common times to feel tired.
  28. Your body can never adjust to shift work’s sleep schedule.
  29. Snoring is the main cause for sleep disruption.
  30. The Egyptians created a dream dictionary in 4000 BCE.
  31. We spend a third of our lives sleeping.
  32. People with personality disorders can have a much lower amount of dreams.
  33. Our brains are actually more active while we sleep.
  34. Alcohol or drug withdrawal can cause nightmares.
  35. You can’t snore and dream at the same time.
  36. Women experience deja vu more than men.
  37. 100,000 people die from falling asleep in car crashes every year.
  38. Your body burns more calories when you are sleeping compared to when you are awake.
  39. We remember things that happen right before we sleep best.
  40. You will die if you avoid sleep for more than 10 days.
  41. Giraffes only sleep for 2 hours a day.
  42. If you watched black and white TV, you are more likely to dream in black and white.
  43. You can have up to 12 dreams per night.
  44. The most common dream is of your spouse cheating on you.
  45. You don’t have to be asleep to dream.
  46. Some people can control their dreams. They are called lucid dreams.
  47. Lucid dreams can only last for 30 minutes.
  48. Simple activities like brushing your teeth, or taking a shower, almost never appear in dreams.
  49. Dreams can differ based off of culture.
  50. Most dreams take place in a house. Usually in a living room.

Historical Facts (50) (Total: 310)

  1. In the medieval times, over 300,000 people were killed for being ‘witches’.
  2. Before the mid 19th century, dentures were made from the teeth of dead soldiers.
  3. Pope Gregory IX said that cats were associated with devil worship. Soon in Europe, people began getting rid of cats.
  4. The low amount of cats allowed the rat population to grow, causing a plague that killed 100 million people.
  5. In Ancient Egypt, servants were covered in honey, so that flies would be attracted to the servants instead of the Pharaoh.
  6. When the Pharaoh died, their living servants were buried with them.
  7. The Romans used urine as mouth wash.
  8. In 1788 the Austrian army fought themselves, and over 10,000 people died.
  9. Nearly 750,000 people died from the Civil War.
  10. Animals were put on trial in medieval times, and they were often sentenced to death.
  11. 15-20 million people were killed by Nazis during the Holocaust.
  12. Genghis Khan killed 40 million people.
  13. In the 16th and 17th century, rich Europeans ate corpses, thinking it would cure diseases.
  14. The corpse eaters even ate corpses of Pharaohs.
  15. In early Rome, you could legally kill anyone you were directly related to.
  16. Before the 1960s, tobacco companies claimed cigarettes were healthy.
  17. The longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly. It began in 1651 and it ended in 1986. Nobody died.
  18. Einstein was offered to be the second President of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
  19. Anne Frank’s father censored Anne Frank’s diary.
  20. Kim Jong II wrote 6 operas.
  21. Ronald Reagan was a life guard in his high school years.
  22. All British tanks have tea making facilities.
  23. Seven out of the ten biggest wars were fought in China.
  24. The pyramids weren’t built by Egyptian slaves, they were built by paid workers.
  25. Humans appeared 200,000 years ago, but written records appeared 9,000 years ago. That means 97% history has been lost.
  26. Wearing flour sacks was fashionable around 1930.
  27. People used to think the bodies of saints didn’t decay.
  28. When alarm clocks didn’t exist, people hired workers to shoot peas at their windows every morning.
  29. Heroine used to be given to children as medicine.
  30. In 1897, an ad for a free horoscope was put in a newspaper. People sent in their information and got back a 10 page personality description. 94% of people claimed that it worked. Later, it was revealed that everyone got the same information back.
  31. Humans have been in a hunter-gatherer relationship for 99% of history.
  32. In the past 100 years, the average person is 50% heavier and 4 inches taller.
  33. In the past 5,000 years, the only disease that has completely died out is smallpox.
  34. When Columbus ‘discovered’ America, 90 million people already lived their.
  35. We are currently living in the most peaceful time in history.
  36. WWI was the sixth deadliest event in history.
  37. Napoleon wasn’t actually short, he was above the average height.
  38. In 536 AD, dust clouds blocked out the sun for nearly a year.
  39. Nearly 100 billion people have died in all of human history.
  40. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano was the loudest sound ever recorded.
  41. Hitler was the first person to make an anti-smoking campaign.
  42. 80% of marriages throughout history were between cousins or closer family members.
  43. Ice Age Britons used skulls as cups.
  44. The first ever car accident occurred in Ohio in 1891.
  45. In ancient Rome, the average person died between the age of 20 and 30.
  46. Before 1836, Christmas was illegal in USA.
  47. The Aztecs sacrificed 250,000 people every year.
  48. An estimated 150 million to 1 billion people have died from wars in the past year.
  49. Human bones, fat and blood were ingredients in older headache medicines.
  50. There are more slaves today then at any other time in history.

Psychology Facts (100) (Total: 410)

  1. It is proven that if you tell other people your goals, you are less likely to accomplish them.
  2. When you remember a conversation, if someone was talking about something boring, your mind will remember them talking about more interesting things.
  3. There are over 400 different phobias recognized by psychologists.
  4. The average cheater thinks that everyone else is cheating.
  5. Everyone’s favourite songs are usually related to an emotional event.
  6. If you tell a student that they are smart, they will learn better.
  7. The type of music you listen to effects how you perceive the world.
  8. You can only remember 3 to 4 things at a time. (In your short term memory.)
  9. Most decisions are made unconsciously.
  10. Most people only remember things at a tilted angle.
  11. If you forget something, you can unintentionally recreate fake versions of the memories.
  12. You feel happier when you buy things for other people, rather than when you buy for yourself.
  13. Most people experience memories as if they were video clips.
  14. You actually can’t multi-task. (Excluding the exception mentioned in one of the following facts.)
  15. Our brain will switch back and forth between tasks so often, it will make us think that we are multitasking.
  16. You can occasionally multi-task when you do one physical, and one mental task. An example would be walking and talking at the same time.
  17. It is more efficient to do one thing at a time.
  18. Dopamine is the chemical that is released in your body that makes you happy.
  19. More dopamine is released when you anticipate something, than when you get something you were anticipating.
  20. Hearing your phone buzz, and finding out that you have a text, is one of the most common sources of dopamine.
  21. If you spend money on experiences rather than items, you feel happier.
  22. Many religious practices help lower your stress levels.
  23. Video games improve your ability to lucid dream.
  24. Romance is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe case of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.)
  25. Phobias are passed down from the previous generations memories.
  26. There is a rare mental disorder were people think that they either don’t exist, they are decomposing, or they are dead.
  27. 1 in 5 people in France are depressed.
  28. France is the most depressed country.
  29. There is a gene that can cause you to be negative most of the time.
  30. Psychologists examined internet trolls. The trolls were deemed “Narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic.”
  31. The Truman syndrome is a disorder that causes people to think they are living in a reality show.
  32. The brain treats being rejected the same way it does physical pain.
  33. Erotomania is a disorder that causes people to think a famous person is in love with them.
  34. A disorder that 68% of people experience is Phantom Vibration Syndrome. They think that their phone is vibrating when it isn’t.
  35. Paris syndrome is a disorder in which people realize Paris isn’t what they expected. It is mainly experienced by the Japanese.
  36. Nobody has been born blind, and had schizophrenia.
  37. Comedians are some of the most depressed people.
  38. Severe depression actually makes you age faster.
  39. Over 1 million Japanese men have locked themselves in their bedrooms for years. This is because of a condition called “Hikikomori”.
  40. Tylenol also helps relieve psychological pain.
  41. Your brain doesn’t use facts to support the feeling of certainty. In fact, the feeling is practically random.
  42. Over 90% of people claim that they are perfectionists.
  43. When the colours blue and red are together, it is hard on your eyes.
  44. The average person wants to have more choices than they can process.
  45. If you have too many choices, you simply freeze up for a few minutes.
  46. The average person has two personalities. One personality for normal life, and one personality they use on the internet.
  47. Social media technically can’t be defined as social unless you laugh.
  48. Your unconscious mind is faster than your conscious mind.
  49. There is eye tracking technology that can show you what people look at first on a web page.
  50. Movement is the most attention grabbing thing.
  51. Pictures are the second most attention grabbing thing.
  52. The first thing people look at in a picture of a person is their eyes.
  53. The second thing you look at in a picture of a person is where the eyes are looking.
  54. Food and danger are two of the most irresistible things.
  55. Tiny pieces of information (Such as a fact) are the most efficient ways to learn.
  56. The average person handles 40,000,000 pieces of information every second.
  57. Only 40 pieces of information reach our conscious brain every second.
  58. The illusion of progress is thought to be more encouraging than actual progress.
  59. The shorter the distance to the goal, the more motivated people will be to get to it.
  60. The best way to process large amounts of information is in the form of a story.
  61. You almost always overestimate your future.
  62. Humans notice movement best in their peripheral vision.
  63. If you aren’t stressed enough, you will likely preform worse than others.
  64. If you have too much stress you will likely preform worse than others.
  65. The average social group (You, friends, and friends of friends.) contains 150 people.
  66. Your most vivid memories are almost always made up.
  67. Nobody perceives time in the exact same way.
  68. The more uncertain you are, the more you attempt to defend your idea.
  69. Everyone is lazy, it’s just how lazy you are that differs between people.
  70. Some people argue that lazy is a synonym for efficient.
  71. Nearly everyone has the desire for control.
  72. When you are uncertain about something, you will almost always look to someone else for help.
  73. A person who loses their cell phone experiences panic that is similar to a near death experience.
  74. When ‘heart break’ happens, it can physically hurt. It is part of a condition called Broken Heart Syndrome.
  75. A hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds will release a chemical that causes you to trust the person you are hugging.
  76. People are more honest when they become physically tired.
  77. If we see something shocking enough times, we will eventually become desensitized from it.
  78. Chocolate produces the same chemical in your body as love.
  79. Happiness, anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and being surprised are the six emotions that are universally expressed.
  80. People feel happier when they are kept busy.
  81. Emotions are contagious.
  82. Forcing a smile can cause a real smile.
  83. Negative emotions are beneficial.
  84. Using sarcasm can actually make you smarter.
  85. It is easier to fake positive emotions than it is to fake negative ones.
  86. Sleeping eases emotional distress.
  87. Ancient Greeks believed that many bad things that happened to mankind were caused by emotions evolving into creatures.
  88. According to polls, when a face shows less emotion, it is more attractive.
  89. Women and men experience the same levels of emotion. It has been proven that women simply express their emotion more.
  90. There are over 18 types of smiles.
  91. The smile is considered the most deceptive facial expression.
  92. Only one of the variants of smiles is intended to display genuine happiness.
  93. Thinking about your muscles can make you stronger (at an extremely inefficient rate.)
  94. You tell around 11 lies per week.
  95. Most of the time, you don’t realise when you are lying.
  96. Most lies are told in January.
  97. One in twelve people lie on their resumes.
  98. For some reason, people with beards are automatically more trusted.
  99. Lie detectors don’t actually work.
  100. People with large amounts of testosterone get pleasure from other people’s anger.

Sports Facts (50) (Total:460)

  1. Golf was the only sport ever played on the moon.
  2. The first hockey puck was actually frozen cow stool.
  3. Fishing is the most played sport.
  4. It takes around 3,000 cows to create the NFL’s footballs for a year.
  5. Just over 1800 medals are awarded every year at the Olympics.
  6. Soccer is the most watched sport in the world.
  7. The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships. (17)
  8. Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
  9. If a baseball game is forfeited, it is recorded as 9-0.
  10. Taekwondo originated in South Korea.
  11. Golf balls often move faster than 170 miles per hour.
  12. The Chicago Bulls have won all six NBA finals since they appeared.
  13. A quarter of athlete’s injuries involve the wrist or hand.
  14. 300 is the maximum bowling score.
  15. Japan’s national sport is sumo wrestling.
  16. It is proven that women injure themselves 10 times more than men in sports.
  17. Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
  18. Lacrosse was created by Native American Indians, who played it to prepare for war.
  19. Worldwide, $18 million is spent on golf balls yearly.
  20. The first gymnasium was created in 900 BC.
  21. Chess is an officially recognized sport.
  22. Even though the average baseball game takes 3 hours to watch, only 18 minutes is actually spent playing the game.
  23. Olympic gold medals are often made with large amounts of silver.
  24. The word soccer originated in the 1800s.
  25. Major league baseballs are made dirty before the game, so that pitchers can get a better grip.
  26. Michael Jordan earns more money from Nike, than all of Nike’s factory workers combined.
  27. There is only around 9 minutes and 55 seconds of game time in an MLB (Major League Baseball) game.
  28. Tug of war was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
  29. If you microwaved a baseball, it would be easier to throw.
  30. If a baseball was frozen, it would be harder to throw.
  31. The state sport of Maryland is jousting.
  32. Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
  33. Table tennis balls can travel at 105.6 miles per hour when hit off the paddle.
  34. The first Stanley cup was 7.5 inches tall.
  35. The first baseball caps were made of straw.
  36. No high jumper has been able to stay off the ground for more than 1 second.
  37. Most NASCAR teams fill their tires with nitrogen.
  38. Every year, 30,000 people are injured by exercise equipment.
  39. In hockey, face offs used to be called puck offs.
  40. Over 100 million people have a hunting license.
  41. The first Olympic race was held in 776 BC.
  42. Around 850,000 baseballs are used every season.
  43. The last time Gold Olympic medals were made of gold was in 1912.
  44. Figure skating is Alabama’s national sport.
  45. In 1457, golf was banned in England.
  46. Golf balls used to be cow’s eyeballs.
  47. The centre of most golf balls is honey.
  48. 100 children are born in the super bowl parking lots.
  49. The Grand Canyon could hold 900 trillion footballs.
  50. The Olympic flag was designed in 1913.

 Common Misconceptions (50) (Total: 510)

  1. The Earth doesn’t actually revolve around the sun. The Earth, Sun and every other planet is simply orbiting the centre of mass in our solar system.
  2. Different areas of your tongue don’t taste things differently.
  3. Giving kids sugar doesn’t make them hyper.
  4. Humans have more than the five senses everyone believes we are limited to. We actually have 21 senses (that we know of.)
  5. There is no such thing as the dark side of the moon.
  6. Caffeine doesn’t cause dehydration.
  7. Sunflowers don’t always face towards the sun.
  8. People use 100% of there brain, not 10%.
  9. Touching a bird doesn’t make it’s mother reject it. Mother birds will likely not notice it.
  10. You can’t make a bull mad by showing it something red. Bulls are only able to see blue and yellow.
  11. You don’t need to wait 30 minutes between eating and swimming. You wouldn’t drown, you would possibly have a slight stomach ache.
  12. If you dropped a penny off of the Empire State building, CN Tower, or even the Burj Khalifa, and it hit someone, they wouldn’t die.
  13. Shaving hair doesn’t make it grow back faster.
  14. Microwave radiation doesn’t cause cancer.
  15. Waking a sleepwalker doesn’t harm them.
  16. Albert Einstein never failed math.
  17. George Washington didn’t have wooden teeth. Although, he did have a set of teeth made out of gold.
  18. Gum doesn’t take 7 years to digest, because it never digests. It does still go through your body like normal food.
  19. Alcohol doesn’t kill brain cells.
  20. People are not have a left or right brain. “Left Brains” have the same ability to learn right handed tasks as “Right Brains”, and vice-versa.
  21. Fortune cookies weren’t invented in China, they were invented in America.
  22. Strawberries aren’t berries, however bananas, tomatoes, and watermelons are.
  23. Being close to the television doesn’t damage your eyes.
  24. Peanuts aren’t a type of nut.
  25. Lightning does strike the same places twice.
  26. Irregardless is a word, even though I strongly dislike it.
  27. If you cut an earthworm in half, it won’t turn into two earthworms. The front of the worm would live, and the back would die.
  28. There is no proof that drinking 8 glasses of water a day helps your body.
  29. Cracking your knuckles doesn’t give you arthritis.
  30. The five second rule isn’t real, germs spread instantly.
  31. Chameleons don’t change colour to blend in with their surroundings.
  32. Some scientists debate about carrots helping you see. However, almost all of them can agree that carrots don’t improve night vision.
  33. Touching a toad won’t give you warts.
  34. You don’t lose most of your heat through your head.  Wearing a hat outside doesn’t change the temperature of anything in your body except your head.
  35. Although most people try to eat as little as possible while they have a fever, it is better to eat.
  36. Full moons don’t effect peoples behaviour.
  37. Washing chicken before it is cooked is not beneficial. It doesn’t improve the chicken’s taste or cleanliness. It also causes bacteria from raw chicken to get in the sink.
  38. Brown eggs aren’t any healthier than white eggs.
  39. Seasons aren’t caused by Earth being closer or farther to the sun.
  40. The odds of winning a coin toss are 51-49, not 50-50. The side of the coin facing up before it is thrown has the 51% chance of winning.
  41. Clouds aren’t lightweight. They are actually extremely heavy.
  42. Subliminal messages (like backwards words in songs trying to convince you to do something) have been proven to be ineffective.
  43. House flies can live longer than the 24 hour life expectancy some people think is real.
  44. The average age of death was never 30 years old, even during the middle ages.
  45. Thomas Edison didn’t invent the light bulb. He helped develop the first practical light bulb.
  46. There is no such thing as photographic memory. It is physically impossible for anyone to have photographic memory throughout their entire life.
  47. Meteors aren’t hot when they hit Earth.
  48. Benjamin Franklin didn’t discover electricity, electricity was commonly known about during his time.
  49. Wired internet is much more protected than WiFi.
  50. The great wall of China isn’t visible from space.

Random Facts (100) (Total: 610)

  1. High school students from 2015 have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum mental patients from 1950.
  2. It is impossible to tickle yourself. Go ahead, try it. Your mind knows that your trying to tickle yourself and doesn’t give you the same response.
  3. A cockroach can live many weeks without its head.
  4. Mosquitoes are the animal that has caused the most human deaths.
  5. It is possible to see the Milky Way from Earth, however light pollution makes it near impossible. In the 1990’s a power outage occurred in Los Angeles, and people saw the Milky Way for their first time.
  6. It is possible to have naturally purple eyes. It is because of a disorder called Alexandria’s Genesis. This disorder also causes for pale skin.
  7. If the population of China was arranged in a single file line, and they walked by you, the line would never end. This is because of China’s birth rates. People would be born faster than they could walk by you.
  8. First born children have been proven to have higher IQs than there siblings.
  9. People with higher IQs stay up later than most other people.
  10. The average amount of time it takes for people to fall asleep is 7 minutes.
  11. A type of jellyfish called the Turritopsis Nutricula can live forever.
  12. The weight of every ant on Earth is near the same as the weight of every human on Earth.
  13. There are more fake flamingos in the world then real ones.
  14. As humans we share 50% of our DNA with bananas.
  15. Every 2 minutes we have taken more pictures than in all of the 19th century.
  16. Surgeons who have played video games for three hours a week work 27% faster and makes 37% less mistakes.
  17. Bats aren’t actually blind. They have eyes and many of them have great night vision.
  18. Many people believe that blood is blue until it reaches air. This is false. Blood is red all the time.
  19. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
  20. You get smarter while you sleep.
  21. There are more possible combinations of chess pieces on a chess board then there are atoms in the known universe.
  22. Spiders don’t actually crawl into your mouth while you sleep.
  23. Two thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow.
  24. Hummingbirds weigh less than pennies.
  25. A shadow’s weight is negative.
  26. In the average persons lifetime, they walk the distance of three times around the world.
  27. There is a man named Charles Osborne who had the hiccups for four years straight!
  28. Men are 650% more likely to be struck by lightning then women.
  29. Your nose and ears never stop growing, no matter how old you are.
  30. Coca Cola is green without its normal artificial colouring.
  31. It  would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes to drain all of an average persons blood.
  32. The richer you are, the longer you live, and yes this has been scientifically proven.
  33. When you urinate, some of the urine ends up in your mouth through saliva glands. Not to worry, urine is much cleaner than saliva anyway.
  34. In most castles, eating was the main thing people did to entertain themselves.
  35. The Dead Sea is a sea with extremely salty salt water. There is so much salt in this sea that you would die from drinking half of a cup. The salt water also allows you to float on the surface extremely easily making it challenging to touch the bottom. If you end up on your front, you will be unable to roll over and will likely drown.
  36. In Thailand a 6 hour clock is used.
  37. A jiffy is an actual measurement of time. It means a hundredth of a second.
  38. Month, orange, silver and purple have no rhymes in the English language.
  39. “umop apisdn” is the word upside down, upside down.
  40. Woman blink 2 times more than men.
  41. 13% of people actually believe the moon is made of cheese! (It isn’t…)
  42. Most chocolate bars have up to 8 insect legs in them.
  43. To save metal, anyone who won an Oscar during WW2 got one made of wood.
  44. Licking a stamp gains you a tenth of a calorie.
  45. If all the pizza eaten in the world today was put in a field, the field would have to be more than 18 acres
  46. If your stomach didn’t create a new layer of mucus every two weeks, it would digest itself.
  47. 12  babies have been given to incorrect parents every day. You might be one of them without knowing!
  48. One in ten people live on islands.
  49. Snails can sleep for three years straight.
  50. More than half of the movies in existence are rated R.
  51. By the time you enter grade one, you can recognise over 200 company logos.
  52. The average right handed person lives 9 years longer than the average left handed person.
  53. More people fear spiders than death.
  54. It is possible to bring a cow up a set of stairs, yet is near impossible to bring one down.
  55. You are 1.2% more likely to be born male.
  56. Your thigh bones are harder than concrete.
  57. The bible is not only the most sold book, but it is also the most shoplifted book.
  58. In China 1,800 cigarettes are smoked per year, per person.
  59. For every human, there are 100,000,000 insects.
  60. Everyone knows that you can’t scream in space, but you also can’t cry. The gravity stops tears from flowing.
  61. Duck quacks don’t echo and nobody knows why.
  62. Some snakes are born with two heads, and the heads often fight over food.
  63. You swallow up to 1.5 litres of urine while in a public swimming pool.
  64. In China there are crab vending machines.
  65. 10% of humans are currently alive.
  66. Every second 100 bolts of lightning hit Earth.
  67. Flea jumps are 20 times faster than space ship take offs.
  68. You will shed 40 pounds of skin in your life.
  69. One in every two thousand babies are born with a tooth.
  70. Every hour the universe expands by billions of miles.
  71. In Japan, there is eel flavoured ice cream.
  72. It has been scientifically proven that the best napping time is between 1:00 and 2:30 PM.
  73. While dinosaurs where around, most days were 23 hours.
  74. One in five adults think that aliens are hiding on Earth in clever human disguises,
  75. Only 38% of people eat breakfast.
  76. When you are near a black hole, time slows down. When you are inside a black hole time doesn’t pass at all.
  77. Neanderthals had bigger brains than us.
  78. There are just over 540,000 words in the English language.
  79. Apples are more efficient than caffeine when trying to wake yourself up in the morning.
  80. The average person drinks 600 sodas a year.
  81. The worlds hardest tongue-twister is “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick”
  82. It takes 63,000 trees to create a copy of the New York Times.
  83. When you are first born, you are colour-blind.
  84. Punctuation didn’t exist in English before the 15th century.
  85. If everyone in China jumped, they would send the Earth off its axis.
  86. A single pound of spider webs could stretch around the world.
  87. There are 150,000 people currently frozen, with the hopes that they can be revived later.
  88. In New Jersey, it is illegal to wear a bullet proof vest while committing a murder.
  89. It is better for you to leave your bed unmade, as bed bugs will live longer in made beds.
  90. One of twenty people are born with an extra rib.
  91. You can’t evenly fold a paper more than 7 times.
  92. One in 23 million people are allergic to water. Most of these peoples have to stay confined to there homes.
  93. In Dubai an indoor city is being built. The city has air conditioned side walks, a 8,000,000 square ft mall, and more! The city is called Mall of the World.
  94. The youngest person to ever be a pope was 11 years old.
  95. There is a chimp from a Russian zoo that became addicted to cigarettes and alcohol. The alcohol and cigarettes were given to him by visitors of the zoo. In 2010 the chimp was sent to rehab. Luckily, he has recovered.
  96. Each year, Burger King sells 950,000 pounds of bacon.
  97. Baseballs go faster in warm temperatures.
  98. 10% of  thunderstorms are considered severe.
  99. For every 1 chocolate bar eaten in China, 1000 are eaten in Britain.
  100. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

Robotics Facts (10) (Total: 620)

  1. One million robots are currently in use. Half of them are being used in Japan.
  2. The first humanoid robot was created in 1939. It was able to conduct a simple conversation, with the use of 700 different words.
  3. Chris Melhuish created a robot that looks for rotten apples and dead flies, which the robot then converts into energy.
  4. Robots are likely going to be considered a species in 2040.
  5. The first cyborg was Kevin Warwick who can use a device in his arm to control his wheelchair, and open electronic doors.
  6. There is a robot called the nanobot that is 10 nanometres tall.
  7. There are over 4,000 robots owned by the US military, but the robots can be disabled by flipping them over with ladders.
  8. Some scientists think that our society will be completely sustained by robots by 2040.
  9. Mars rovers are worth over 2.5 billion dollars.
  10. Leonardo Divinci came up with a design for robot. He called it an Armoured Knight.

Money Facts (30) (Total: 650) 

  1. 90% of American dollar bills have traces of cocaine on them.
  2. USA’s debt is greater than all the US money in circulation.
  3. Over 67% of recycled coins are pennies.
  4. There is a $1,000,000 Canadian coin.
  5. Monopoly prints more money than America.
  6. Many coins and bills have diseases like E. Coli and Salmonella on them.
  7. 2 thirds of all US money is held overseas.
  8. Paper money originated in China 1,400 years ago.
  9. If the US $1 bill was changed into a $1 coin, they could save $4.4 billion across 30 years.
  10. If you have no debt, and a ten dollar bill, you are richer than 25% of Americans.
  11. It costs 2.4 cents to make a penny.
  12. Before 1858, Canada used the British pound as currency.
  13. There are 75 trillion US dollars in the world. If it was evenly distributed, everyone would get $11,100.
  14. Most donated blood is sold on the black market.
  15. The international space station is the most expensive thing ever built. It costed $150 billion.
  16. 19 of the 20 richest women in the world inherited money from either their husband or father.
  17. More than $15 billion is spent on jeans yearly in the US alone.
  18. Sea shells were once used as money.
  19. Money problems are the main reason for divorce.
  20. Some people think that $100 Canadian bills smell like maple syrup, yet it is possibly the placebo effect.
  21. North Korea makes the most counterfeit US money.
  22. 5% of lottery ticket buyers are responsible for owning 51% of all lottery tickets ever sold.
  23. You are not legally allowed to draw on money.
  24. The flu virus can survive up to 10 days on paper money.
  25. The average paper bill lasts 18 months before it is lost or destroyed.
  26. The Disney theme park is allowed to produce their own legally accepted money.
  27. Pennies repel slugs.
  28. In parts of Africa, cows used to be used as money.
  29. Money is dirtier than the average toilet seat.
  30. There are more credit cards than there are people in America.

Television Facts (10) (Total: 660)

  1. In 1987, a man hacked into a television channel, interrupting a Dr.Who episode, with a video of the man wearing a mask, and speaking gibberish. He still hasn’t been caught.
  2. The inventor of television didn’t let his own children watch TV because he thought it was non-educational.
  3. In UK, people have to pay $230 for a television license.
  4. The Simpsons is the longest running television show.
  5. Product placement is illegal on Norwegian television.
  6. The first TV satellite was launched in 1962.
  7. On average, 4% of your electricity is used to power your television.
  8. M*A*S*H* is one of the most popular television shows, with over 100 million viewers.
  9. 250 billion hours is spent watching TV in America.
  10. In 1941, a 30 second Super Bowl ad costed $9.

Alien Facts (25) (Total: 685)

  1. Over 20,000 people have purchased alien abduction insurance.
  2. Fire-fighters in USA get training on how to treat aliens, if their ship crashes and creates a fire.
  3. If an alien galaxy was 65 million light years away, and they looked through an extremely powerful telescope to see us, they would see dinosaurs. This is because of how long it takes light to travel through space.
  4. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, claims that aliens have tried to contact humans many times.
  5. There is a 2% chance that we will prove aliens are real in the next 2 years.
  6. The president of the World Chess Federation, believes that aliens are the creators of chess.
  7. Some people believe that aliens live underground on Mars.
  8. The first UFO sighting was thought to be in 1450 B.C.
  9. Napoleon Bonaparte claimed to have been abducted by aliens.
  10. Scientists claim that if a planet had alien life on it, the planet would have to be at least 3 billion years.
  11. A lot of people claim that UFO abductions are people experiencing sleep paralysis.
  12. Bugs were accidentally sent to space on Apollo 12. They are thought to still be alive.
  13. There are hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt that resemble UFOs.
  14. Many air plane pilots claim that they have almost run into UFOs.
  15. In 2004 scientists picked up radio signals that weren’t from Earth.
  16. The CIA never acknowledged Area 51’s existence until 2013.
  17. Rather than containing aliens, some people believe that Area 51 was meant to store toxic waste.
  18. Google maps accidentally took photos of Area 51.
  19. UFOs used to be called flying saucers.
  20. More than half of all UFO reports come from USA.
  21. The American government claims that most UFO sightings are people seeing military weapon tests.
  22. 71% of Americans believe that the government is hiding information about aliens from them.
  23. The first ever crop circle appeared in 1965.
  24. The first UFO photos were taken in 1883.
  25. Many American agencies still collect UFO data.

School Facts (35) (Total: 720)

  1. Many Japanese schools have replaced janitors with a class on cleaning.
  2. Schools without rules actually have less bullying, and injuries.
  3. 1% of students travel via school bus.
  4. 23% of students are driven by an adult, and 58% of students are driven by a teenage driver.
  5. South Korea has the best education system.
  6. Unlike many teacher’s beliefs, texting actually improves most students writing skills.
  7. It is helpful to chew gum in class, as it increases your attention span.
  8. Chewing the same flavour of gum while studying and while working on the test can improve your memory by up to 35%.
  9. Listening to the same music when studying and when working also helps you remember.
  10. It is more efficient to study with instrumental music.
  11. Doodling helps you concentrate.
  12. Japan has the second greatest education system.
  13. Singapore has the third greatest education system.
  14. Hong Kong has the fourth greatest education system.
  15. Finland has the fifth greatest education system.
  16. United Kingdom has the sixth greatest education system.
  17. Canada has the 7th greatest education system.
  18. United States has the 14th greatest education system.
  19. Indonesia has the 40th greatest education system.
  20. A third grade girl was expelled from school for a year because her Grandmother sent her to school with a cake and a knife to cut it with. After the teacher used the knife to cut the cake, and then called the police to report an dangerous weapon.
  21. The owner of Wendy’s went back to high school to get his GED so that no high school students would be convinced by his success to leave high school.
  22. Chess is part of the mandatory school curriculum in Armenia.
  23. Michael Caine became an actor because he thought all the girls in drama class were pretty.
  24. In 2007, the Lower Merion School District board from Pennsylvania spied on students with free MacBooks that the school could watch over. They punished students at school if they did anything wrong on the computer.
  25. The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program actually increases drug use in school.
  26. Up till 2009, China had schools sponsored by tobacco companies.
  27. One Chinese tobacco sponsored school had a slogan that said ‘Tobacco helps you become an achiever!’
  28. Some schools have no summer break.
  29. In Ethiopia summer break can last up to 15 weeks.
  30. Around $8 billion is spent on school supplies every year in America alone.
  31. 480,000 school buses drive to and from school every weekday in US.
  32. 25 million students are driven by school bus in America every weekday.
  33. The school with the world record for ‘most students’ is called City Montessori school.
  34. City Montessori school has 32,000 students.
  35. 2.4% of people are afraid of school.

Astronomy Facts (100) (Total: 820)

  1. Saturn could float in water.
  2. 5% of the universe is made up of normal matter.
  3. 25% of the universe is made up of dark matter.
  4. 70% of the universe is made up of dark energy.
  5. The sun is 400 times larger than the moon.
  6. Each season lasts 21 years on Uranus.
  7. Venus doesn’t have seasons.
  8. Saturn has a moon called Titan.
  9. On Titan, there are liquid oceans made up of natural gas.
  10. All of the planets are 4.544 billion years old.
  11. 8000 stars are visible with the naked eye from Earth.
  12. 90-99% of the matter in the universe is hydrogen.
  13. Only 55% of Americans are aware that the sun is a star.
  14. A full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon.
  15. The universe is almost the same shape as a brain cell.
  16. Each year the moon moves 3.8 centimetres away from Earth.
  17. You can get taller if you spend enough time in space.
  18. Your heart can get smaller if you spend enough time in space.
  19. The closest black hole to Earth is currently around 1,600 light years away.
  20. If you went into space without a space suit, your blood would boil.
  21. Space suits cost around $11 million.
  22. There are thought to be billions of galaxies in the universe.
  23. The international space station is the most expensive object ever built.
  24. The international space station was built with a budget of $150 billion.
  25. If you are at the international space station for only 24 hours, you will be able to see the sun rise and set 15 times.
  26. The international space station travels at 17,500 miles per hour.
  27. The international space station has a special water treatment plant that turns urine into drinking water.
  28. Some scientists theorize that there is a giant black hole in the centre of the universe.
  29. The universe is approximately 15 billion years old.
  30. Some galaxies are currently moving away from us at 90% of the speed of light.
  31. In 1977 Earth received a 72 second long message from deep space. We are still unaware of the exact location it came from.
  32. Russian astronauts are called ‘Cosmonauts’.
  33. NASA is working on 3D printable pizzas to feed astronauts.
  34. There are some stars that are cold enough to be touched.
  35. When you look at it from space, the sun appears to be white.
  36. The great wall of China isn’t visible from space.
  37. China’s air pollution is visible from space.
  38. The German V2 rocket was the first human made object that has been sent into space.
  39. Nasa keeps the movies “Apollo 13”, “Armageddon”, and “Around the World in 80 Days” in the international space station.
  40. Boomerangs work in space, even without gravity.
  41. In space, you are unable to tell when you need to urinate.
  42. Astronauts have been allowed to vote in American politics from space since 1997.
  43. Many stars have been named after letters in the Greek alphabet.
  44. The man who discovered Uranus wanted to name the planet George.
  45. The first rockets were created in China.
  46. The first rockets were created 1000 years ago.
  47. The first liquid fuel rocket was made by a man named Robert Goddard.
  48. The first liquid fuel rocket was launched in 1926.
  49. Jupiter has the largest moon in our solar system.
  50. The largest moon in the solar system is called Ganymede.
  51. Saturn is almost entirely made up of gas.
  52. Venus is the slowest rotating planet in the solar system.
  53. Solar flares can reach 10 million degrees Celsius.
  54. Solar flares can have the same amount of energy as 1,000,000 atom bombs.
  55. The biggest asteroid in the solar system is called Ceres.
  56. Ceres is 940 kilometres across.
  57. Ceres is 0.0002% the size of Earth.
  58. The sun is 5 billion years old.
  59. The sun is only suspected to last another 5 billion years.
  60. All astronauts have to learn how to scuba dive.
  61. The centre of a star can reach 16 million degrees Celsius.
  62. The sun weighs 300,000 times more than Earth.
  63. The sun is made up of the two lightest gases in the universe. (Helium and Hydrogen)
  64. Astronauts can jump an average of 4 metres on the moon.
  65. If you had a tablespoon of a neutron star, it would weigh approximately 10 billion tonnes.
  66. You can see the Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye.
  67. The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.2 million light years away.
  68. There are 1800 confirmed planets.
  69. There are 3000 planets awaiting confirmation.
  70. The sun is the size of 1 million Earths.
  71. Space officially begins at 100 km above sea level.
  72. Mercury has no moons.
  73. Scientists only know about 14 black holes.
  74. A light year is around 6 billion miles.
  75. The milky way galaxy is 100,000 light years across.
  76. Footprints on the moon never disappear.
  77. A person who weighs 100 pounds on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
  78. Venus has no moons.
  79. Jupiter has 64 moons.
  80. Venus spins in the opposite direction of all the other planets in the solar system.
  81. Uranus has a blue glow because of the methane in it’s atmosphere.
  82. Pluto has a moon called Charton, that is nearly the size of Pluto itself.
  83. We know more about space than we know about oceans.
  84. Saturn is the second largest planet in our entire solar system.
  85. It takes 8.3 minutes for the sun’s light to reach the Earth.
  86. There is a 1 in 5 billion chance that you die from space debris.
  87. There are 200,000,000,000 stars in the milky way galaxy.
  88. Buzz Aldrin was the second person on the moon.
  89. February 1865 and 1999 are the only recorded months without a full moon.
  90. There are 166 moons in the solar system.
  91. R136a1 is the name of the biggest star known to man.
  92. You can’t burp in space.
  93. Earth weighs 80 times more than the moon.
  94. There is no wind or weather on Mercury.
  95. A day on Mercury is double the length of a year on Mercury.
  96. Pens don’t work in space.
  97. The centre of a comet is called a nucleus.
  98. There is a planet made of burning ice that is 33 light years away.
  99. Some astronauts claim that space smells like seared steak.
  100. If Earth was compressed into the size of a marble, it would turn into a black hole.

Music Facts (75) (Total: 895)

  1. Listening to music while exercising helps you work out more efficiently.
  2. Music is one of the few activities in life that utilizes the entire brain.
  3. The brain responds to eating and listening to music extremely similarly.
  4. Your heartbeat mimics the music that you are listening to.
  5. Over 2 million dollars is collected yearly for the royalties of the ‘Happy Birthday’ song.
  6. None of the Beatles could read music.
  7. Flowers grow faster when music is playing around them.
  8. Elvis Presley never wrote any of his own songs.
  9. Barry Manilow didn’t write the song he played called “I write the Songs”.
  10. Musicians have one of the lowest life expectations on Earth.
  11. The Beatles were once called ‘Johnny and the Moon Dogs.’
  12. The world’s longest concert would last 639 years.
  13. Loud music increases people’s desire to drink.
  14. The Happy Birthday song was originally the Good Morning song.
  15. When a song gets stuck in your head, it is called an “Earworm”.
  16. A rapper called Noclue is the world’s fastest rapper. He can speak 14.1 syllables per minute.
  17. Jimi Hendrix couldn’t read music.
  18. For every $1000 spent on music, only around $23.40 is paid to the creator of the song.
  19. Metallica is the only band that has played in all 7 continents.
  20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to most of the Beatle’s music.
  21. Online music downloads outsold CDs for the first time in 2014.
  22. The British Navy uses Britney Spears songs to scare off pirates.
  23. Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” in 3 hours.
  24. Chris Hadfield released the first album recorded in space.
  25. Every violin is made of over 70 pieces of wood.
  26. The word ‘karaoke’ is actually Japanese for ’empty orchestra’.
  27. Songs with repetitive choruses are proven to be more popular.
  28. The simpler a music genre is, the more it’s albums will sell.
  29. Listening to music greatly improves vocabulary skills in children.
  30. People who know how to play an instrument are statistically smarter.
  31. School students who play musical instruments have lower rates of illegal drug use.
  32. Country music statistically makes people more suicidal.
  33. If you like the song that you are listening to, your pain tolerance can actually be increased as a side-effect.
  34. Music that we enjoy also lowers our anxiety levels.
  35. It is possible to get an addiction to music.
  36. The band ‘In Sync’ made an appearance in Star Wars Episode II due to the requests of George Lucas’ daughter. That part of the movie was later cut out of the film.
  37. An African grey parrot is the lead singer in the metal band ‘Hatebeak’.
  38. There is a band called ‘The Postal Service’ which is forced to send money to the United States Postal Service every time they preform due to copyright laws.
  39. In 2002, the band Creed was sued $2,000,000 on behalf of everyone in the audience because the band didn’t preform well.
  40. Jónsi, who is the lead singer in the band Sigur Rós, forgot the lyrics to a song while he was performing with his band in France. He tried to improvise, by singing “Oh $h!t, I forgot the lyrics, but that’s okay because I’m in France where no one understands me.” in Icelandic.
  41. In their contract, the Beatles had to agree not to appear in front of segregated audiences.
  42. Pink Floyd members helped fund the movie: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’.
  43. Led Zeppelin members helped fund the movie: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’.
  44. ‘Queen’ has been ranked as the top British band.
  45. The popular song ‘Paranoid’ by the band Black Sabbath, was written in only 20 minutes.
  46. The band ‘The Beastie Boys’ once opened for themselves disguised as a heavy metal band.
  47. The Oxford English Dictionary claims that the band ‘The Beastie Boys’ came up with the word ‘mullet’.
  48. Pink Floyd’s song “Dark Side of the Moon” was on the billboard charts for 741 weeks.
  49. A technological virus called the Stuxnet virus, made the speakers at Iran’s nuclear plants play ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC before shutting down their systems.
  50. Brian May, who is the guitarist for the band ‘Queen’ had a PhD in astrophysics.
  51. Backstreet Boys and In Sync both had the same manager. The manager stole millions of dollars from both of them.
  52. System of a Down, The Beatles, Guns and Roses, 2Pac and DMX were the only artists to have 2 albums reach #1 in the same year.
  53. The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, DMX, and Busta Rhymes all went to the same high school.
  54. The Spice Girls earned $75,000,000 between 1996 and 1998. They have earned an estimated 500-800 million across there career. They only released 2 albums.
  55. Aerosmith earned more money from Guitar Hero, then from his regular albums.
  56. Between 2000 and 2009, Dave Matthews Band sold the most concert tickets in North America.
  57. Between 2000 and 2009, Dave Matthews Band also earned more money than any other act in North America.
  58. All of the proceeds of the song ‘Last Kiss’ went to Kosovo war refugees. They donated $10 million.
  59. After a plane crash in 1977 that the band ‘Lynyrd Skynrd’ was in, some survivors went to ask for help at a farm. A man who lived on the farm ended up shooting the drummer in his shoulder.
  60. The British train medical professionals to preform CPR to the beat of the song Stayin’ Alive.
  61. The band ‘ZZ Top’ refused a deal to shave off their beards for $1,000,000 in a Gillette commercial.
  62. The band ‘ZZ Top’ once preformed with live animals, including buffaloes and rattlesnakes. The buffalo rammed into the rattlesnake tank and released many rattlesnakes into the audience.
  63. Tom Waits has a song called ‘The Fall of Troy’, and a band called ‘The Fall of Troy’ has a song called Tom Waits.
  64. A band called ‘NǽnøĉÿbbŒrğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ’ originated at the North Pole (with two scientists) and had all of it’s songs recorded at the South Pole.
  65. ‘NǽnøĉÿbbŒrğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ’ is pronounced ‘Nanocyborg Uberholocaust’.
  66. Paul McCartney dreamed the melody to the song ‘Yesterday’.
  67. Paul McCartney was worried that he had dreamt someone else’s song, so he went around to different bands playing fractions ‘Yesterday’ to them.
  68. John Williams made the Star Wars theme song.
  69. An Australian band called ‘The Beards’ has 38 songs about beards.
  70. Music is as addictive as drugs.
  71. Surgeons are more successful in preforming surgeries while they are listening to music.
  72. There are headphones that cost $55,000.
  73. ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson, is the most purchased song.
  74. Almost 110 million copies of Thriller have been sold.
  75. ITunes has over 26 million songs.

Book Facts (30) (Total: 925)

  1. A book scorpion is defined as someone who is hostile towards reading.
  2. The Japanese word ‘tsundoku’ means that you have purchased a large amount of books that you will not read.
  3. The most expensive book costed over 153 million euros, or 231,274,953 Canadian dollars.
  4. The most expensive book had only 13 pages.
  5. Only 2% of books sell more than 5,000 copies.
  6. Bibliosmia is when someone likes the smell of old books.
  7. 150,000 books are published in the UK each year.
  8. One in five adults cannot read or write.
  9. A man holds a record for having 998 books balanced on his head.
  10. After high school, 33% of the graduates never read a book again.
  11. In the next three years, 75% of books will be sold online.
  12. The word Yahoo originated from the book Gulliver’s Travels.
  13. More books-per-person are read in Iceland than anywhere else.
  14. The Bible is the most read book.
  15. Harry Potter is the third most read book.
  16. Reading books increases energy.
  17. Reading can prevent Alzheimer’s.
  18. Alice in Wonderland has been banned in parts of China.
  19. It took Dr.Suess a year and a half to write “The Cat in a Hat”.
  20. Harry Potter books are the most banned books in America.
  21. The first Webster dictionary took 25 years to write.
  22. The world’s largest book is called ‘This The Prophet Mohamed’.
  23. The Joker was supposed to die, and never return after the 1st BatMan comic book.
  24. In 2009, in Russia, ‘Winnie the Pooh’ was banned because a fake image of Winnie wearing a military uniform with a swastika on it was found.
  25. ‘Don Quixote’ is the best selling novel. (Not book, novel. As mentioned earlier, the best selling book is the bible.
  26. Charles Dickens was a supporter of the belief in the paranormal.
  27. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book wasn’t published because it was racist. It was edited into the book it is today.
  28. Catch 22 took 8 years to write.
  29. The monster in the book Frankenstein is actually referred to as Adam.
  30. Where the Wild Things Are was originally called Where the Wild Horses are.

Number Facts (20) (Total: 945)

  1. The numeral system was developed over 1,000 years ago.
  2. Count the amount of letters in any number. Then, count the number of letters in that number. If you repeat it enough times, you will always end with four.
  3. After a trillion, there is a quadrillion.
  4. After a quadrillion, there is a quintillion.
  5. After a quintillion, there is a sextillion.
  6. After a sextillion, there is a septillion.
  7. After a septillion, there is an octillion.
  8. After an octillion, there is a nonillion.
  9. After a nonillion, there is a decillion.
  10. After a decillion, there is a undecillion.
  11. After a undecillion, there is a duodecillion.
  12. After a duodecillion, there is a tredecillion.
  13. After a tredecillion, there is a quattuordecillion.
  14. After a quattuordecillion, there is a quindecillion.
  15. After a quindecillion, there is a sexdecillion.
  16. After a sexdecellion, there is a septdecillion.
  17. After a septdecillion, there is an octodecillion.
  18. After a octodecillion, there is a novemdecillion.
  19. After a novemdecillion, there is a vigintillion.
  20. After a vigintillion, there is a unvigintillion.

Ocean Facts (15) (Total: 960)

  1. 94% of life on Earth lives in the ocean.
  2. We have only explored approximately 5% of the ocean.
  3. 24 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean yearly.
  4. Most of the garbage dumped into the ocean is plastic.
  5. The oceans contain 20 million tons of gold.
  6. 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes directly from the ocean.
  7. There are over 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor.
  8. There are 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile in the ocean.
  9. The ocean holds fifty times more carbon than the atmosphere.
  10. 71% of the Earth is covered in oceans.
  11. 97% of water is in the ocean.
  12. The average temperature of the ocean is 2 degrees Celsius.
  13. A mouthful of seawater can contain millions of bacteria.
  14. At the deepest point in the ocean, you feel water pressure that is equivalent to trying to hold 50 jumbo jets.
  15. The great barrier reef is 1,243 miles long.

Food Facts (75) (Total: 1035)

  1. There are over 100 Dorito flavours.
  2. Nutritious food costs about ten times the amount of unhealthy food.
  3. Chickens from today have 266% more fat than chickens from 40 years ago.
  4. Soup was first documented in 6000 BC.
  5. Someone once tried to sue Pringles potato chips by trying to prove that they weren’t actual potato chips.
  6. Ripe cranberries can be used as bouncy balls.
  7. In emergencies, coconut water can replace blood plasma.
  8. Nearly half of the food created every year is thrown away.
  9. Completely organic carrots are purple.
  10. Honey never expires.
  11. Cheese is the most stolen food.
  12. The average American eats 35 tons of food in their life.
  13. Peanuts are an ingredient in dynamite.
  14. Airplane food tastes bad because at high altitudes our taste buds are 20-50% less efficient.
  15. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop food from freezing.
  16. Eating fast food often has similar effects on the liver as hepatitis.
  17. 49% of American adults eat a sandwich daily.
  18. The Nutella sold every year could cover the Wall of China 8 times.
  19. India has the lowest meat-eaten per person rate in the world.
  20. In Korea, people eat live octopus.
  21. 70% of red meat eaten is goat meat.
  22. The average meal contains 90,000 miles of DNA.
  23. It is illegal to throw away food in Seattle.
  24. 1,776 animals are killed every second for food.
  25. On August 10th 2015, astronauts ate the first piece of space-grown food.
  26. Dairy can cause acne for some people.
  27. Most wasabi that is sold is actually recoloured horse radish.
  28. Watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable.
  29. Oklahoma’s state vegetable is the watermelon.
  30. The Aztecs once used chocolate as money.
  31. We are born craving sugar.
  32. A single fast food hamburger can have meat from over 100 different cows.
  33. Eating bananas can fight depression.
  34. Honey is partially made of bee vomit.
  35. The popsicle was invented by an 11 year old by accident.
  36. Cucumber is one of the most hydrating foods in the world.
  37. Dead insects are in nearly all peanut butter containers.
  38. Swallowing a teaspoon of sugar cures hiccups.
  39. In America, lettuce is the second most popular vegetable.
  40. There are over 4,000 types of grapes.
  41. The average person eats 8 pounds of grapes yearly.
  42. There are around 7,000 types of apples.
  43. A group of bananas that is connected to it’s plant is technically called a hand.
  44. A single banana that is connected to it’s plant is technically called a finger.
  45. Onion is translated to “Large pearl” in Latin.
  46. There are more than 10,000 types of tomatoes.
  47. Watermelons are 92% water.
  48. If you eat enough beetroot, your urine becomes pink.
  49. You can buy square watermelons for $85.
  50. A pineapple plant produces 1 pineapple per year.
  51. We eat 9 times the amount of broccoli we did 20 years ago.
  52. The Arabs invented caramel.
  53. The Swiss eat the most chocolate compared to anywhere else in the world.
  54. Many types of ice cream contain sea weed.
  55. The average hot dog is eaten in 6 bites.
  56. French fries originated in Belgium.
  57. Artificial vanilla flavouring is made of beaver excrement.
  58. Eating ginger can reduce muscle pain.
  59. 10% of Americans are vegetarians.
  60. Bananas are considered to be berries.
  61. Tomatoes are considered to be berries.
  62. Pumpkins are considered to be berries.
  63. Watermelons are considered to be berries.
  64. Avocados  are considered to be berries.
  65. Nearly every day, Chipotle uses 97,000 pounds of avocados.
  66. The average gluten free product is 2.4 times more expensive than a normal version of the product.
  67. Gluten free diets don’t actually work.
  68. Over two thirds of Americans are overweight.
  69. One in four Americans drink 13 or more cups of coffee per week.
  70. There were no tomatoes in most Italian dishes until 1450.
  71. When cooked, microwave popcorn releases a toxic gas into the air that damages lungs.
  72. Fortune cookies didn’t originate in China.
  73. Canada produces 6 billion chicken eggs per year.
  74. 50% of soda fountains are contaminated with harmful bacteria.
  75. Ranch Dressing works as sun screen.

Phobia Facts (175) (Total: 1210)

  1. Deipnophobia is having a fear of dinner parties.
  2. Deipnophobia could also be the fear of people.
  3. Ablutophobia is the fear of taking a bath.
  4. Omphalophobia is the fear of belly buttons.
  5. Trypophobia is the fear of holes.
  6. Venustraphobia is the fear of beautiful women.
  7. Ergophobia is the fear of having to do work.
  8. Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers.
  9. Nomophobia is the fear of not having telephone service.
  10. 50% of people living in UK have nomophobia.
  11. Selenophobia is the fear of the moon.
  12. Ephebiphobia is the fear of young people.
  13. Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions.
  14. Genuphobia is the fear of knees.
  15. Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
  16. Philophobia is also the fear of commitment.
  17. Hypnophobia or somniphobia is the fear of falling asleep.
  18. Octophobia is the fear of figure 8s.
  19. Gamophobia is the fear of marriage.
  20. Scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public.
  21. Anuptaphobia is the fear of being single forever.
  22. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.
  23. Dutchphobia is the fear of Dutch people, and Dutch culture.
  24. Francophobia is the fear of French people, and French culture.
  25. Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
  26. Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic.
  27. Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns.
  28. Acerophobia is the fear of sour things.
  29. Sinistrophobia is the fear of your left hand.
  30. Sinistrophobia is also the fear of generally everything, that is to your left.
  31. Sinistrophobia is also the fear of left handers day.
  32. Dextrophobia is the fear of your right hand.
  33. Dextrophobia is also the fear of generally everything to your right.
  34. Aulophobia is the fear of flutes.
  35. Bibliophobia is the fear of books.
  36. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.
  37. Porphyrophobia is the fear of the colour purple.
  38. Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
  39. Chirophobia is the fear of hands.
  40. Consecotaleophobia is the fear of chopsticks.
  41. Euphobia is the fear of good news.
  42. Papaphobia is the fear of the pope.
  43. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
  44. Liticaphobia is the fear of lawsuits.
  45. Metrophobia is the fear of poetry.
  46. Heliophobia is the fear of the sun.
  47. Chaetophobia is the fear of hair.
  48. Haphephobia is the fear of being touched.
  49. Oikophobia is the fear of household appliances.
  50. Aibohphobia is the fear of palindromes. (Words that are spelt the same way forwards and backwards.
  51. Aibohphobia is a palindrome.
  52. Neophobia is the fear of new things.
  53. Hylophobia is the fear of wood, trees, and forests.
  54. Decidophobia is the fear of making decisions.
  55. Gephyrophobia is the fear of bridges.
  56. Descendophobia is the fear of walking down stairs.
  57. Descendophobia can cause people to get physically ill whilst walking down stairs.
  58. Luposlipaphobia is the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. It originated from a comic.
  59. Chronophobia is the fear of time passing.
  60. Chronophobia is often suffered by prison inmates and the elderly.
  61. Phagophobia is the fear of swallowing.
  62. Phobophobia is the fear of having a phobia.
  63. Turophobia is the fear of cheese.
  64. Globophobia is the fear of popping balloons.
  65. Geniophobia is the fear of chins.
  66. Sanguivoriphobia is the fear of vampires.
  67. Anthophobia is the fear of flowers.
  68. Pentheraphobia is the fear of mother in laws.
  69. Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing.
  70. Chrometophobia is the fear of money.
  71. Anatidaephobia is the fear of being stalked by a duck.
  72. Autodysomophobia is the fear of bad smells.
  73. Sociophobia is the fear of being judged.
  74. Ecclesiophobia is the fear of going to church.
  75. Ornithophobia is the fear of birds.
  76. Lutraphobia is the fear of otters.
  77. Zemmiphobia is the fear of ‘the great mole rat’.
  78. Aerophobia is the fear of airborne diseases.
  79. Pteridophobia is the fear of being near ferns.
  80. Ancraophobia is the fear of the wind.
  81. Auroraphobia is the fear of the Northern Aurora lights.
  82. Chionophobia is the fear of snow.
  83. Spectrophobia is the fear of your reflection in the mirror.
  84. Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten.
  85. Gelotophobia is the fear of being laughed at.
  86. Asymmetriphobia is the fear of
  87. Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
  88. Ereuthophobia is the fear of red lights.
  89. Automatonophobia is the fear of human like figures.
  90. Atephobia is the fear of old buildings or ruins.
  91. Linonophobia is the fear of string.
  92. Papyrophobia is the fear of paper.
  93. Domatophobia is the fear of being inside houses.
  94. Tachophobia is the fear of speed.
  95. Xerophobia is the fear of dryness.
  96. Bathophobia is the fear of depth.
  97. Macrophobia is the fear of long waits.
  98. Hagiophobia is the fear of holy things.
  99. Sophophobia is the fear of learning anything new.
  100. Rhabdophobia is the fear of magic and magic wands.
  101. Rhabdophobia is the fear of being beaten by a rod.
  102. Rhabdophobia is the fear of being harshly criticized.
  103. Mnemophobia is the fear of memories.
  104. Philosophobia is the fear of philosophy.
  105. Amaxophobia is the fear of riding in cars.
  106. Agyrophobia is the fear of crossing the road.
  107. Chorophobia is the fear of dancing.
  108. Kyphophobia is the fear of bad posture.
  109. Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking.
  110. Basiphobia is the fear of walking due to not wanting to fall.
  111. Cathisophobia is the fear of sitting down.
  112. Albuminurophobia is the fear of kidney disease.
  113. Aeronausiphobia is the fear of vomiting from air sickness.
  114. Amychophobia is the fear of scratches.
  115. Anklyophobia is the fear that your joints will stop working.
  116. Ataxiophobia is the fear of your muscles not working.
  117. Injury phobia is the fear of being injured.
  118. Rhypophobia is the fear of pooping.
  119. Blennophobia is the fear of slime.
  120. Cardiophobia is the fear of your heart.
  121. Coprastasophobia is the fear of constipation.
  122. Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of school.
  123. Nomatophobia is the fear of names.
  124. Lipophobia is the fear of fats in foods.
  125. Hormephobia is the fear of experiencing shock.
  126. Optophobia is the fear of opening your eyes.
  127. Acarophobia is the fear of itching.
  128. Acarophobia also is the fear of bugs that cause itching.
  129. Agateophobia is the fear of insanity.
  130. Agrizoophobia is the fear of wild animals.
  131. Aichmophobia is the fear of needles or pointy objects.
  132. Ailurophobia is the fear of cats.
  133. Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.
  134. Arsonphobia is the fear of fire.
  135. Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection.
  136. Ballistophobia is the fear of missiles or bullets.
  137. Barophobia is the fear of gravity.
  138. Brontophobia is the fear of thunder and lightning.
  139. Cacophobia is the fear of ugliness.
  140. Carnophobia is the fear of meat.
  141. Xenophobia is the fear of strangers.
  142. Wiccaphobia is the fear of witches.
  143. Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish.
  144. Iophobia is the fear of poison.
  145. Heterophobia is the fear of the opposite gender.
  146. Graphophobia is the fear of writing.
  147. Gymnophobia is the fear of nudity.
  148. Frigophobia is the fear of cold things.
  149. Epistaxiophobia is the fear of nosebleeds.
  150. Hadephobia is the fear of hell.
  151. Hobophobia is the fear of homeless people.
  152. Febriphobia is the fear of the fever.
  153. Enetophobia is the fear of pins.
  154. Enochlophobia is the fear of crowds.
  155. Ephebiphobia is the fear of teenagers.
  156. Ereuthrophobia is the fear of blushing.
  157. Hoplophobia is the fear of weapons.
  158. Hypnophobia is the fear of being hypnotized.
  159. Nebulaphobia is the fear of fog.
  160. Myrmecophobia is the fear of ants.
  161. Mythophobia is the fear of myths.
  162. Pagophobia is the fear of ice or frost.
  163. Panophobia is the fear of everything.
  164. Peccatophobia is the fear of sinning.
  165. Pediophobia is the fear of dolls.
  166. Pedophobia is the fear of children.
  167. Peladophobia is the fear of bald people.
  168. Peniaphobia is the fear of poverty.
  169. Pharmacophobia is the fear of taking medicine.
  170. Phasmophobia is the fear of ghosts.
  171. Radiophobia is the fear of x-rays.
  172. Rhytiphobia is the fear of getting wrinkles.
  173. Rupophobia is the fear of dirt.
  174. Russophobia is the fear of Russian people.
  175. Scatophobia is the fear of feces.

Movie Facts (40) (Total: 1250)

  1. The first movie to show a toilet flushing was ‘Psycho’.
  2. Darth Vader only appeared for 12 minutes in the first Star Wars movie.
  3. James Bond’s hair is a wig.
  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $21,429 for each word he said in Terminator 2.
  5. Over 90% of movies made before 1921 have been completely lost, with no existing copies.
  6. The word Mafia doesn’t appear in the Godfather, due to the request of the Mafia.
  7. In theatres, trailers used to play after the movie.
  8. The movie ‘Paranormal Activity’ costed $15,000 to make.
  9. ‘Paranormal Activity’ earned $193,000,000.
  10. The movie Titanic was more expensive than the actual ship.
  11. Most of Bruce Lee’s movies were made in slow motion, because he moved too fast for normal cameras.
  12. Nigeria makes more movies than US.
  13. The F-word is used 265 times in the movie pulp fiction.
  14. Films about time travel are banned in China.
  15. The movie gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
  16. The least popular movie ever was “Disaster Movie”.
  17. All of the scenes in The Matrix are tinted green.
  18. In the 2014 Godzilla movie, Godzilla is only on screen for 8 minutes.
  19. Disney’s animated movie Tangled was more expensive than Avatar.
  20. The movie “Rocky” (From 1976) took only 28 days to film.
  21. Bruce Wills , the actor, used to work as a private investigator.
  22. 101 Dalmations is the only Disney cartoon movie where the main character’s parents appear in the film and don’t die.
  23. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated movie to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture.
  24. The word ‘dude’ appears in the movie ‘The Big Lebowski’ 160 times. 161 times if you count it being written in the credits.
  25. Two actors have died while playing Judas in biblical re-enactment movies. They both died when they accidentally hung themselves in a death scene.
  26. Yoda was modelled after Albert Einstein.
  27. When Back to the Future was first being made, the time machine was planned to be a refrigerator.
  28. James Cameron was homeless when he wrote The Terminator.
  29. The script for the Terminator was sold for $1, on the condition that the writer (James Cameron) could direct it.
  30. The movie ‘Clue’ was originally released with three endings. The endings differed depending on the movie theatre you watched it at.
  31. According to a study on reward speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more times than God.
  32. Bollywood produces twice as many films as Hollywood.
  33. Sean Bean’s characters have the highest death rate. His characters has died in 32% of his movies.
  34. Part of the “Blues Brothers” movie budget was set aside for cocaine.
  35. The movie Titanic has won over 11 Oscars. None of them were for acting.
  36. Hitler’s favourite movie was King Kong.
  37. All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” were all set to 4:20.
  38. The red slippers from Wizard of Oz sold for $660,000 at an auction.
  39. Some Wookie (Chewbacca from Star Wars) suits were made of human hair.
  40. The original cut of the movie “Wolf of Wall Street” was over 4 hours long.

Animal Facts (75) (Total: 1325)

  1. Gorillas can catch the human cold.
  2. When a chinese water deer is first born, it is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
  3. A wild lion only kills up to 20 animals per year.
  4. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  5. Elephants can’t jump.
  6. Starfish have no brains.
  7. Koala fingerprints are nearly indistinguishable from human prints.
  8. The average giraffe has a 21 inch tongue.
  9. Some types of frogs can be frozen, then defrosted, and survive.
  10. Shrimps have hearts in their heads.
  11. Rats and horses can’t vomit.
  12. Crocodiles can’t stick their tongue out.
  13. The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
  14. Bats can’t walk.
  15. A tarantula can live up to two years without food.
  16. The average fox weighs approximately 14 pounds.
  17. An elephant’s tooth can weigh up to nine pounds.
  18. Hummingbirds can fly backwards.
  19. Sharks don’t have bones, they have a skeleton made up of cartilage.
  20. Rhino horns are made up of compact hair.
  21. Sharks lay the biggest eggs.
  22. Only female mosquitoes bite humans.
  23. Flamingoes can only eat with their heads upside-down.
  24. Underneath their fur, polar bears have black skin.
  25. Cows have four stomachs.
  26. Skunk’s stink can be smelt from over a mile away.
  27. Hippos run faster than us humans.
  28. Woodpeckers can peck at a rate of 20 pecks per second.
  29. Brain surgery has been preformed on cockroaches.
  30. Moths don’t have stomachs.
  31. Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.
  32. A deer cannot eat hay.
  33. Elephants can smell water from over 3 miles away.
  34. ‘Jaws’ is the most common goldfish name.
  35. 45 million turkeys are cooked every Thanksgiving.
  36. There are over a million animal species.
  37. Bumblebees have hair on their eyes.
  38. Certain types of dogs have the ability to smell dead bodies underwater.
  39. If you own a cat, you are 30% less likely to die from a heart attack.
  40. There are over 70,000 types of spiders.
  41. There are over 3,000 types of lice.
  42. Most wild birds only live for 6 months.
  43. Cheetahs only live around 12 years in the wild.
  44. Slugs have four noses.
  45. Porcupines can float in water.
  46. Butterflies can only see red, green and yellow.
  47. The giant sloth can sleep for 17 hours every day!
  48. Hippopotamus milk is actually bright pink.
  49. 79% of pet owners sleep with their pets.
  50. Octopuses often eat their own tentacles. The tentacles grow back later.
  51. Rabbits can’t sweat.
  52. Skunks can spray things that are over 10 feet away.
  53. In China, there are over 170 million goats.
  54. The average dog can run at 19 miles per hour.
  55. A snake cannot blink.
  56. Gorillas sleep for around 14 hours every day.
  57. Female lions do most of the hunting.
  58. A group of more than 12 cows is called a flink.
  59. The word ‘flink’ originated on the internet.
  60. Puppies are born blind.
  61. Puppies are born deaf.
  62. Male sea lions often have over 300 wives.
  63. Sea otters hold hands while they sleep.
  64. Thousands of trees are planted yearly by squirrels because they forget where they buried their nuts.
  65. Turtles have the ability to breathe through their butts.
  66. Cows can have best friends.
  67. Penguins propose to their life mates using pebbles.
  68. In Norway, a penguin has been knighted.
  69. In China, you can be killed for harming a Panda.
  70. Most goats are from China.
  71. Rats laugh when you tickle them.
  72. Dolphins have names for each other.
  73. When seahorses travel, they hold each others tails.
  74. It is thought that no two dogs nose-prints are the same.
  75. Goats can have accents.

More General Facts (100) (Total: 1425)

  1. Lightning is hotter than the sun.
  2. Honey doesn’t go bad.
  3. Lighters were invented before matches.
  4. Pigs can’t look at the sky.
  5. The song ‘Happy Birthday’ is 120 years old.
  6. Apple seeds contain cyanide.
  7. The mosquito is the animal that has killed the most humans.
  8. The octopus has three hearts.
  9. The octopus has nine brains.
  10. The picture Mona Lisa shows no eyebrows.
  11. Sharks can lose up to 30,000 teeth throughout their life.
  12. Cows produce as much pollution as cars.
  13. Scorpions can hold their breath for up to 6 days underwater.
  14. High school students of today have the same anxiety levels as insane asylum mental patients 100 years ago.
  15. The longest prison sentence was over 380,000 years. It was given to a mail man who avoided delivering 72,000 letters.
  16. It takes 12 bees’ entire lives to make a teaspoon of honey.
  17. There are golden pills that cost over $400, that will make your poop gold.
  18. The University of Victoria has a course in the science of Batman.
  19. 1-2% of the population is red-headed.
  20. The Titanic 2 is planned to set sail in 2016.
  21. The creator of Pringles had his ashes stored in a Pringles can.
  22. Although they are extremely rare, black roses exist.
  23. It rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus.
  24. Pluto is smaller than Russia.
  25. There is a Pizza Hut perfume that smells like pizza.
  26. Whale tongues weigh more than elephants.
  27. There are giant hornets in Japan that have venom strong enough to melt our skin.
  28. Insect cocoons coat Skittles and Jelly Beans.
  29. Grammatical pedantry syndrome is a form of OCD that makes a person correct every grammatical error they see.
  30. Ben and Jerry’s has a graveyard where they bury old ice cream flavours.
  31. A tablespoon of cake frosting is healthier than a tablespoon of Nutella.
  32. A grizzly bear’s jaw could crush a bowling ball.
  33. Every Panda in the world is owned by China.
  34. A company called Nuerowear sells headphones that play music based on your mood. The headphones figure out your mood by reading brainwaves.
  35. The average Indian women owns more gold than the US federal reserves.
  36. 98% of Australians live within fifty miles of the coast.
  37. The world’s smallest fully grown cat is 7 cm tall and 19 cm long.
  38. Iceland is considered the most peaceful country.
  39. A Starbucks coffee is visible in nearly every scene in the movie Fight Club.
  40. In New York City, you could eat at a different restaurant every day for 12 years.
  41. The colour orange is named after the fruit.
  42. Mosquitoes always pee on you after drinking your blood.
  43. Gold olympic medals are only 1.3% gold.
  44. It would take 50 million balloons to lift the average home off of the ground.
  45. Jackie Chan is a pop star in Asia.
  46. Coca Cola was originally a headache medicine.
  47. We know more about the moon than we know about the ocean.
  48. Japan and Russia still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II.
  49. Blue eyes originated from a genetic mutation.
  50. Overmorrow means the day after tomorrow.
  51. November 19th is ‘have a bad day’ day.
  52. A group of crows is called a murder.
  53. There is a Coca Cola vending machine that gives you a soda when you hug it.
  54. The world’s helium supply is suspected to run out in the next 20 years.
  55. Mount Everest has over 200 dead bodies on it.
  56. People who reach the age of 100 in UK get a card from the Queen.
  57. There is a coy fish that has lived over 225 years.
  58. Bubblewrap was originally invented as wallpaper.
  59. The Prince Charles cinema has people dressed as ninjas who will sneak up behind you and tell you to be quiet.
  60. In Thailand, if a police officer misbehaves, they are forced to wear Hello Kitty arm bands.
  61. Queen Elizabeth has a worker hired to try on shoes for her. If they aren’t comfortable, the Queen won’t wear them.
  62. For only one penny/litre, Venezuela has the cheapest gas prices.
  63. If you inhaled a pea, it is possible that it could grow in your lungs.
  64. There is a cruise ship called The World. People live their permanently, as they get brought around to different countries.
  65. Nemo appeared in the background of the movie ‘Monsters Inc’ 2 years before the movie ‘Finding Nemo’ was released.
  66. In 2010, a movie called ‘Rubber’ was released. It was about a car tire named Robert who went around murdering people.
  67. William Shakespeare was the first person to use the letter u as a replacement for you.
  68. The inventor of the Rubik’s Cube spent an entire month being unable to solve his puzzle.
  69. Crying makes you healthier.
  70. April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly day.
  71. In New Jersey it is illegal to wear a bullet proof vest when you murder someone.
  72. When you lie, your nose gets warmer.
  73. Over 150,000 people are currently cryogenically frozen.
  74. Albert Einstein never wore socks.
  75. Diet Coke floats in water, but normal coke sinks.
  76. In Oklahoma, there is a town called Okay. The town is called Okay, OK on maps.
  77. The Statue of Liberty was originally meant to be given to the Egyptians.
  78. If the US cut their military budget by 80%, they would still have the world’s largest military budget.
  79. Scientists invented a pizza that contains exactly 30% of all your daily recommended nutrition. You could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and be healthy.
  80. A 20 ounce Mountain Dew bottle contains around 22 packets worth of sugar.
  81. We all live around 80 milliseconds in the past because of how long it takes our brain to process things.
  82. Wild baboons have been known to take baby puppies and keep them as pets.
  83. In Japan, Burger King sells burgers that have been dyed black with squid ink.
  84. Underwater rivers are a real thing.
  85. Watching horror movies burns around 200 calories per hour.
  86. If you work at Ben and Jerry’s, you get to take home three containers of ice cream daily.
  87. September 27th is World Tourist day.
  88. The elephant is the only animal with four knees.
  89. Percussive maintenance is the scientific term for hitting something until it works.
  90. The average Big Mac hamburger bun has 178 sesame seeds.
  91. When you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
  92. If your eyes are open when you sneeze, they will pop out.
  93. 35% of people who use online dating advertisements are already married.
  94. Every year, 98% of your body’s atoms are replaced.
  95. In 1996, a school student wrote an essay on how to build a nuclear bomb. He got an A, but the paper was ceased by the FBI.
  96. Plutonium was the first man made element.
  97. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
  98. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  99. If they can’t find food, some worms will eat themselves.
  100. Hedgehogs hearts beat 300 times per minute.

Video Game Facts (100) (Total: 1525) 

  1. The popular shooter game Destiny cost over $500,000,000 to make.
  2. Starcraft was the first computer game in space.
  3. Ron Gilbert created the word cutscene.
  4. When Space Invaders was released in Japan, it was so popular, it created a shortage on the 100 yen coin. (100 yen coins are the coins most commonly used in Japanese arcade machines.)
  5. Although the E.T. game for Atari 2600 was thought to be the worst game ever, it sold 500,000 more copies than the console edition of space invaders.
  6. The Super Mario Bros movie, was the first video game based movie.
  7. The computer version of Halo 2 was held back from being released because one of the developers put an image of their butt into the game’s files.
  8. Tiger Wood’s Golf 1999 had a recall because one of the developers put clips from Comedy Central shows into the game without telling anyone about it.
  9. Each of the PacMan ghosts are programmed to use different techniques.
  10. The red PacMan ghost follows you.
  11. The pink PacMan ghost tries to move in front of you.
  12. The orange PacMan ghost moves randomly.
  13. The blue PacMan ghost ambushes you.
  14. 59% of Americans play video games.
  15. 21.53 billion dollars was spent on video games in 2013 alone.
  16. 53% of the money spent on video games is from in app purchases on phone/tablet games.
  17. The average video game player is 31 years old.
  18. The average video game player has been playing video games for 14 years.
  19. Most video games are purchased by people who are 35.
  20. 50% of homes have video game consoles in them.
  21. The average amount of consoles owned by a gamer is 2.
  22. 52% of video game players are men.
  23. 48% of video game players are women.
  24. 44% of gamers play games on their phones.
  25. 33% of gamers play games on their tablets.
  26. 88% of games are rated E, E10+, or T.
  27. In the first Mario games, clouds used the same image as bushes, except with a different colour.
  28. PacMan was originally meant to be a “girl’s game”.
  29. PlayStation was originally going to be a CD ROM add on for the Super Nintendo.
  30. The person who voiced Peach and Toad in Mario also voiced Cortana from Halo.
  31. Resident Evil 4 was originally going to be called Devil May Cry. Soon enough, Devil May Cry turned into it’s own separate game.
  32. In Metal Gear Solid 3, when fighting one of the bosses (The final boss), if you save the game, and login a week later, the boss will ‘die of old age’.
  33. The first version of Minecraft was created in 6 days.
  34. Over 2000 years worth of Call of Duty is played daily.
  35. When the Xbox was first released, it made Microsoft lose over 4 billion dollars.
  36. For only $450, you can buy a portal gun from the game Portal.
  37. Wii Sports is the most popular bundled game.
  38. Playing video games can improve your reflexes.
  39. Every character in Assassin’s Creed actually existed.
  40. Tetris is the most popular multi-platform video game.
  41. A 46 year old searched for, and killed a 13 year old boy because the boy kept killing him in Call of Duty.
  42. Grand Theft Auto is the game with the most voice actors.
  43. The co-creator of Apple was extremely addicted to Tetris.
  44. In South Korea, kids can’t legally play video games at midnight.
  45. The creator of Atari also created Chuck E. Cheese restaurants.
  46. Nintendo got sued because kids hurt their fingers from playing too much Mario Party.
  47. If a Minecraft player is 2 metres tall, the scale proves that Minecraft worlds are 8 times the size of Earth.
  48. Gameboy’s inventor was originally a janitor at Nintendo.
  49. The 1992 version of Mortal Kombat was the first game to be rated M (mature).
  50. The Sims was originally meant to be an architecture simulator.
  51. In 2005, over 120,000 people attended a Starcraft competition’s finals.
  52. The 2005 Starcraft competition had over 40,000 more people in attendance than that year’s Super Bowl.
  53. In South Korea, the most played game is League of Legends.
  54. In most places worldwide, either Starcraft 2 or Brood War are the most played games.
  55. In 1995, the video game DOOM, was the most downloaded piece of video game software.
  56. Some Chinese prisoners are forced to farm gold in World of Warcraft.
  57. There are over 100,000 Chinese prisoners who have to do this.
  58. The Xbox was originally shaped like an X.
  59. There is a man who legally changed his name to PlayStation 2.
  60. 5.93 million years have been spent playing World of Warcraft worldwide.
  61. The original Xbox was supposed to be a partnership with Sony.
  62. Eminem is attempting to get his highscore for Donkey Kong in the top 20. He is actually very close.
  63. In 2010, Nintendo trademarked the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong!”.
  64. 54% of Xbox 360s got the red rings of death. (The ‘Red rings of death’ was a problem with the Xbox that caused it to break.)
  65. The 256th level of PacMan is unplayable.
  66. Grand Theft Auto was originally a racing game called Race’n’Chase.
  67. 37% of purchased computer games are never played.
  68. Call of Duty has been played for a total of 25 billion hours worldwide.
  69. In 2013 in China, a man hired gamers to kill his son in a video game repeatedly, in hopes that his son would stop playing.
  70. The original Super Mario Bros had 256 hidden, and glitch-y levels that could only be accessed by taking the game out and putting in Mario Tennis while leaving the system on. (Don’t try this though, because it has broken some people’s system.)
  71. Candy Crush has been considered more addictive than drugs or gambling.
  72. The 2001 game, Ghost Recon, takes place in a 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia. In 2008 Russia actually did invade Georgia.
  73. The biggest official NES game was Dragonquest 4, which was 1 megabyte. To put that in comparison, 1000 megabytes = 1 gigabyte. The most recent Call of Duty game takes up 49 gigabytes.
  74. The first video game was Tennis for Two.
  75. Tennis for Two was released in 1958.
  76. Mario is the #1 best selling video game franchise.
  77. League of Legends is the most downloaded game.
  78. Sonic the Hedgehog is also the name of a type of Chromosome.
  79. Matt Damon didn’t want to help with the game Bourne Conspiracy because he thought it was too violent.
  80. In early versions of Half Life 2, tiny aliens followed you around, and ate the enemies you defeated. They were taken out before the game was released.
  81. In Grand Theft Auto 5, there used to be a mission in which you needed to bomb a building. This mission was removed because 9/11 happened only 6 days before the games release, and they didn’t want to offend people.
  82. There are over 100 million Gameboys in the world.
  83. Gears of war was the first western-developed Xbox game to end up in the top ten in the Japanese game charts.
  84. In Japan Megaman is called Rock Man.
  85. Video games can be programmed into TI-83 calculators.
  86. When the NES was popular, Nintendo only allowed 5 video games to be released by any company each year.
  87. Final Fantasy VII was meant for the Nintendo 64, but the game took up so much space, that it would need 13 cartridges. The game was later released on PSone.
  88. In the 1980s, you could download video games over your phone line with a company called GameLine. The company later formed ‘America Online’ which is one of the largest internet service providers.
  89. The Atari Jaguar claimed that it was the first console to use 64 bit chips. In reality, the console used two 32 bit chips.
  90. The world record for most times a controller button was pressed in a single second is 16 times.
  91. Super Mario World for the SNES took 29,000 hours to program.
  92. In Germany, the game Medal of Honour: Frontline, had to be edited to remove all of the swastikas before it was allowed to be sold.
  93. In the first Fallout game, if you set your characters intelligence below four, the dialogue changes so that your character grunts instead of speaking.
  94. In Japan, the trailer for the horror game Siren was taken off of television because it was to scary.
  95. Wii Play has sold over twice as many copies as Halo.
  96. Gold NES cartridges have been sold for over $10,000.
  97. Nintendo originally planned to call Mario Mr.Video Game.
  98. The video game industry is valued at 70 billion.
  99. The konami code is Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.
  100. The PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS are the 2 most popular consoles.

Canada Facts (100) (Total: 1625)

  1. Nunavut once had polar bear shaped license plates.
  2. Basketball was invented by a Canadian.
  3. 31% of Canada is made of forests.
  4. There are nearly 1,500 Canadian airports.
  5. 20% of all freshwater is in Canada.
  6. Canada has the world’s largest coastline.
  7. There are approximately 2.4 million caribou in Canada.
  8. 15,500 polar bears live in Canada.
  9. There are only 25,000 polar bears in the world.
  10. 247 cars run over a moose yearly.
  11. Canada produces 1.5% of the world’s food.
  12. Canada consumes 0.6% of the world’s food.
  13. 80% of all alcohol drank in Canada is beer.
  14. 77% of maple syrup is made in Quebec.
  15. A person from Nova Scotia is a bluenoser.
  16. Canada has the only city with multiple exclamation marks. The city is called ‘Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!’
  17. 34.9 million people live in Canada.
  18. 9.5 million Canadians speak French.
  19. Li is the most common Canadian surname.
  20. The average Canadian is 40.6 years old.
  21. 42% of Canadians are Roman Catholics.
  22. 23% of Canadians are protestant.
  23. IMAX originated in Canada.
  24. 80.5% of homes in Canada have WiFi.
  25. Canada is the second largest country in the world, next to Russia.
  26. Canada is the world’s most educated country.
  27. 50% of Canadians have college degrees.
  28. Canada’s lowest country was -63 degrees Celsius.
  29. Canada eats the most macaroni and cheese in the world.
  30. Canada has more lakes than every other country combined.
  31. Yonge street in Canada is the longest street in the world.
  32. The mall of America is owned by Canada.
  33. The US/Canada border is the longest border in the world.
  34. Canada has no nuclear weapons.
  35. Canada is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘village’.
  36. Canada’s official phone number is 1-800-O-Canada.
  37. Some parts of Canada have less gravity then the rest of the world.
  38. Americans have invaded Canada twice. Both times they lost.
  39. Canada has the third largest oil reserves.
  40. Canada was the third country to enter space.
  41. Canadian bills have Braille marks on them for blind people.
  42. The Eiffel Tower was almost moved to Canada in 1967.
  43. Canada is 33 times bigger than Italy.
  44. Canada is 15 times bigger than France.
  45. 81,975 Disney Worlds could fit into Canada.
  46. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is the second coldest capital in the entire world.
  47. Montreal is the second largest French country.
  48. Canada’s coastline is 243,977 kilometres long.
  49. Only six cities in Canada have over 1 million residents.
  50. Canada has six different time zones.
  51. One tenth of all forests are in Canada.
  52. Nunavut takes up one fifth of Canada’s land.
  53. 81% of Canadians live in cities.
  54. 90% of Canadians live within 160 kilometres of the border.
  55. 15.9% of Canadians are older than 65.
  56. 17% of Canadians smoke daily.
  57. The average Canadian watches 21 hours of television every week.
  58. 2.6 humans live in the average Canadian home.
  59. Hockey and lacrosse are both Canadian national sports.
  60. Cheddar is the most popular cheese in Canada.
  61. The average Canadian eats 190 eggs per year.
  62. Half of the world’s polar bears are from Nunavut.
  63. There are over 200 types of mammals in Canada.
  64. There are 630 types of birds in Canada.
  65. There are 198 Canadian jails.
  66. In Saskatchewan, people don’t participate in daylight savings time.
  67. Up until 2007, the CN Tower (Canadian National tower) was the tallest structure in the world.
  68. Canada is the world’s largest uranium producer.
  69. USA buys most of it’s oil from Canada.
  70. In Canada, there are 459 cars for every 1000 people.
  71. There is a 850 meter long beaver dam in Northern Alberta.
  72. Canada has the most donut shops per capita in the world.
  73. Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik is the name of a Canadian lake.
  74. Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik is the longest name for a Canadian place.
  75. Canada has been deemed the 9th most corrupt country in the world.
  76. Porky’s is the most successful Canadian restaurant.
  77. The electric wheelchair was invented in Canada.
  78. It is free to send mail to the Canadian government.
  79. All letters sent to Santa at Christmas time are brought to Canada.
  80. There is a Canadian coin worth 1 million dollars.
  81. The million dollar coin weighs over 220 pounds.
  82. The million dollar coin is made of 99.99% gold.
  83. There is a UFO landing pad in Alberta, Canada.
  84. The superhero character, Wolverine, originated in Canada.
  85. The children’s book character Winnie the Pooh originated in Canada.
  86. Superman originated from Canada.
  87. The three northern territories in Canada take up 3.5 million square kilometres.
  88. In the 3 Canadian Territories, there are only 5 movie theatres.
  89. The world’s two largest lakes are in Canada.
  90. Life expectancy in Canada is 81 years.
  91. In Churchill, Canadians have to leave their car doors unlocked, so that neighbours can hide from polar bear attacks.
  92. There is a polar bear prison in Canada for polar bears that break into homes for food.
  93. Kraft dinner is the top selling grocery item in Canada.
  94. The quality of Canadian tap water is cleaner than bottled water.
  95. There is a $300 Canadian collector’s coin that is made of gold and has a narwhal on it.
  96. There is also a quarter with a glow in the dark dinosaur on it.
  97. Hawaiian pizza originated in Canada.
  98. The term “Trick or treat” originated in Alberta.
  99. In Saskatchewan, hoodies are called bunnyhugs.
  100. Canada’s area is 9,984,670 square kilometres.

More Number Facts (70) (Total: 1695)

  1. Googol is 1 with 100 zeroes at the end.
  2. Googolplex is 1 with googol zeroes at the end.
  3. Technically, one is not considered a prime number or a composite number.
  4. 3 times 37 = 111
  5. 33 times 3367 = 111,111
  6. 333 times 333667 = 111,111,111
  7. 3333 times 33336667 = 111,111,111,111
  8. 33333 times 3333366667 = 111,111,111,111,111
  9. Pi is 3.14159265358979323…
  10. Pi does not have any patterns.
  11. March 14th is pi day because it is the third month and the fourteenth day.
  12. When you add up the first nine prime numbers (2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23) the sum is 100.
  13. 541 is the hundredth prime number.
  14. Scrabble has 100 tiles.
  15. 1 = 1 in binary.
  16. 10 = 2 in binary.
  17. 11 = 3 in binary.
  18. 100 = 4 in binary.
  19. 101 = 5 in binary.
  20. 110 = 6 in binary.
  21. 111 = 7 in binary.
  22. 1000 = 8 in binary.
  23. 1001 = 9 in binary.
  24. 1010 = 10 in binary.
  25. 1011 = 11 in binary.
  26. 1100 = 12 in binary.
  27. 1101 = 13 in binary.
  28. 1110 = 14 in binary.
  29. 1111 = 15 in binary.
  30. 10000 = 16 in binary.
  31. 10001 = 17 in binary.
  32. 10010 = 18 in binary.
  33. 10011 = 19 in binary.
  34. 10100 = 20 in binary.
  35. There is no number where all factors total at 100.
  36. You use 203 syllables to count from 1 to 100.
  37. 2,520 can be divided by 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10.
  38. Zero is the only number that can be represented by Roman numerals.
  39. 10 in Roman numerals is X.
  40. 50 in Roman numerals is L.
  41. 100 in Roman numerals is C.
  42. 500 in Roman numerals is D.
  43. 1000 in Roman numerals is M.
  44. 5000 in Roman numerals is V.
  45. The = sign was invented in the 16th century
  46. Adding two opposite sides of dice always totals at 7.
  47. 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the border.
  48. If you write pi up to two decimal places, and look at it in a mirror, it spells pie.
  49. A pizza with a radius of ‘z’, and a height of ‘a’ has a volume of:              Pi x Z x Z x A
  50. In a room of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that they have the same birthday.
  51. If you shuffle a pack of cards properly, it is likely that nobody has ever seen a set of cards with the exact same order.
  52. 0 is even.
  53. There isn’t enough space in the known universe to write googolplex on paper.
  54. Most people’s favourite number is 7.
  55. 10% of people choose 7 as their favourite number.
  56. In Asia, 4 is unlucky.
  57. In Thailand, 555 is slang for hello.
  58. If you add up the numbers 1-100, you will get 5050.
  59. Four is the only number that has the same value as it’s amount of letters.
  60. A parallelepiped is a three dimensional parallelogram.
  61. 1089 times 9 equals 9801.
  62. The word mathematics has Greek origins.
  63. Forty is the only English number where the letters are arranged in alphabetical order.
  64. One is the only English number where the letters are arranged in reverse alphabetical order.
  65. It is extremely likely that in a group of 50 people two people have the same birthday.
  66. Infinite + infinite = infinite.
  67. Curves of infinite length may enclose finite areas.
  68. Almost every integer has a digit of 3 in it.
  69. Fifty is a harshad number.
  70. A harshad number is a number that is divisible by the sum of it’s digits.

Facts About Inventors (30) (Total: 1725)

  1. The inventor of Vaseline used to eat a spoonful of it every day.
  2. It is unknown who invented the fire hydrant because the patent was burned in a fire.
  3. The first mobile phone was made in 1973.
  4. A ten year old accidentally created the chemical tetranitratoxycarbon by accident in a science class.
  5. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all had no college degree.
  6. Paul Brown invented the ketchup bottle, and he earned $13 million from it.
  7. The inventors of bubble wrap were actually trying to make a 3-D plastic wall paper.
  8. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold his idea to Nestle in exchange for a life time supply of chocolate.
  9. The inventor of beer also invented the modern toilet.
  10. The inventor of the whoopee cushion was a Roman Emperor. He was assassinated by the age of 18 for using it on his guests.
  11. Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair, and wrote parts of the Deceleration of Independence while sitting in it.
  12. Pop Rocks was originally supposed to be an instant carbonated soda.
  13. The sandwich was named after John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.
  14. Vint Cerf and Robert E Kahn invented the internet.
  15. The Apple computer, Hermes Spacecraft, Amazon’s website, and Yankee candles were all invented in garages.
  16. The first patent for glue was issued in 1750.
  17. The Super Soaker was created by a nuclear engineer.
  18. Bag pipes were invented in Persia, not Scotland.
  19. The word ‘hello’ was invented simply so that there was an easy way to start conversation in a telephone call.
  20. High fives were invented in 1977.
  21. Play doh was invented as wall paper cleaner.
  22. Isaac Newton invented the doggy door.
  23. The machine spun cotton candy maker was created by a dentist.
  24. Baseball was invented in England.
  25. A Canadian doctor invented basketball in 1891.
  26. Michael Jackson didn’t invent the moonwalk, Bill Bailey did. Michael Jackson simply popularized the dance move.
  27. Abner Doubleday invented the baseball.
  28. Britain invented hockey.
  29. Christopher Latham Sholes invented the qwerty keyboard.
  30. Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper.

Coffee Facts (15) (Total: 1740) 

  1. Drinking coffee can help you burn fat.
  2. It only takes ten minutes to feel the effects of caffeine.
  3. Apples are better at making you alert in the morning then coffee.
  4. Across the globe, 2.25 billion cups of coffee are sold daily.
  5. Coffee beans aren’t beans, they are actually fruit pits.
  6. Drinking a caffeinated cup of coffee increases blood flow.
  7. 54% of Americans drink coffee daily.
  8. The average person spends $1,092 on coffee every year.
  9. 40% of coffee is made in Brazil.
  10. Coffee was originally a food. Coffee berries were covered in fat, to make an energy-snack-ball.
  11. Drinking 100 cups of coffee would kill you.
  12. The largest cup of coffee was made in July 2014. It was over 3,700 gallons.
  13. The smell of coffee is strong enough to wake people up.
  14. Decaf coffee usually has around 100 milligrams of caffeine in it.
  15. Adding milk to coffee weakens the effect of caffeine.

Social Media/Internet Facts (120) (Total: 1860)

  1. China has treatment camps for people who are addicted to the internet.
  2. 30,000 websites are hacked daily.
  3. There is WiFi connection on Mount Everest.
  4. 85% of American adults use the internet.
  5. Researchers are planning on adding internet addiction to their list of mental disorders.
  6. Over 100,000 .com domains are created daily.
  7. 50% of YouTube users leave a video when they have to wait more than 10 seconds for it to load.
  8. 204 million emails are sent per minute.
  9. In China, more people use tablets to connect to the internet than PC.
  10. 70% of emails are spam.
  11. A third of Italians haven’t used the internet.
  12. At the end of 1993, there were only 623 websites.
  13. 6% of people are addicted to the internet.
  14. LOL meant lots of love before it was popularized on the internet.
  15. 37.9% of people have access to the internet.
  16. In 2010, Finland made internet access a legal right.
  17. 196 billion emails are sent daily.
  18. 3 billion Google searches are made daily.
  19. There are more devices are connected to the internet than there are people.
  20. One in every seven minutes on the internet is spent on Facebook.
  21. 340 million tweets are made daily.
  22. Pinterest has the highest percentage of female social media users.
  23. Google + has the highest percentage of male social media users.
  24. 40% of people socialize more on-line than in reality.
  25. Every minute, 100,000 tweets are sent.
  26. Every minute, 2 million Google searches are made.
  27. Every minute, 48 hours of YouTube content is posted.
  28. Every minute, 684, 478 posts are created on FaceBook.
  29. Every minute, 3,600 posts are made on Instagram.
  30. Facebook has 1 billion users.
  31. Facebook has 552 million users who visit daily.
  32. Twitter has 517 million users.
  33. Twitter has 6.9 million users who visit daily.
  34. Google + has 400 million users.
  35. Google + has 75 million users who visit daily.
  36. LinkedIn has 175 million users.
  37. LinkedIn has 25 million users who visit daily.
  38. Instagram has 100 million users.
  39. Instagram has 7.3 million users who visit daily.
  40. Pinterest has 25 million users.
  41. Pinterest has 4 million users who visit daily.
  42. 50% of smartphones have connected to Facebook in the past hour.
  43. 58% of Facebook users visit the site daily.
  44. 7,000 different types of devices connect to Facebook daily.
  45. 500 million likes are made daily on Facebook.
  46. There are over 140 billion friend connections on Facebook.
  47. 250 million photos are added to Facebook daily.
  48. Each day, 10.5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook.
  49. 340 million ‘tweets’ are made every day on Twitter.
  50. 11 Twitter accounts are created every second.
  51. In 2012, Twitter earned 259 million dollars in ad revenue.
  52. 80% of Google + users login at least once per week.
  53. 60% of Google + users log in daily.
  54. The average Pinterest user has 171 ‘pins’.
  55. The average Pinterest user has 28 likes and 229 followers.
  56. Pinterest is currently the third most poplar social media site.
  57. 20% of Facebook users use Pinterest daily.
  58. Over 1 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram
  59. 571 likes and 81 Instagram comments are made every second.
  60. Every second, a new user joins Instagram.
  61. Every minute, 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter.
  62. An hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second.
  63. 4 billion YouTube videos are viewed daily.
  64. 800 million new users visit YouTube every month.
  65. 3 billion hours of YouTube video is watched every month.
  66. 30% of YouTube viewers and publishers come from the USA.
  67. In 2011, YouTube reached 1 trillion views.
  68. There are approximately 140 YouTube video views for every person on Earth.
  69. 10% of YouTube videos are in HD.
  70. Over 120 million YouTube videos have been removed due to copright infringement.
  71. The average person watches 6 YouTube videos every time they go on the site.
  72. Whenever you Google something, over 1,000 computers are used to find results.
  73. 16-20% of Google searches have never been searched before.
  74. The world’s first website is still on the internet.
  75. Gangnam Style has been viewed 2 billion times on YouTube.
  76. The world record for ‘fastest Gmail account login’ is 1.16 seconds.
  77. The internet is made up of an estimated 5 million terabytes.
  78. The FBI has a list of the most wanted cyber criminals.
  79. 61% of the internet is made up of videos.
  80. There are an estimated 250 million blogs on the internet.
  81. 4,200 website domains are registered every hour.
  82. 37 million website domains are registered every year.
  83. WordPress has over 63 million blogs.
  84. Tumblr has over 102 million blogs.
  85. Livejournal has approximately 63 million blogs.
  86. Weebly has over 10 million blogs.
  87. 65% of people watch TV and use the internet at the same time.
  88. The average person watches 4 hours of YouTube per month.
  89. 780,000 Iphone apps are downloaded every hour.
  90. 8.7 billion electronic devices are connected to the internet.
  91. It takes 2 billion electrons to send an email.
  92. The internet’s data weighs approximately as much as a strawberry.
  93. 78% of North America uses the internet.
  94. 1.7 billion internet users are from Asia.
  95. More than half of all internet users are from Asia.
  96. Online dating sites earn over 1 billion dollars per year.
  97. There are currently 69 million Netflix subscribers.
  98. 40 million Netflix subscribers come from USA.
  99. 10 billion hours are spent on Netflix every month.
  100. 61% of Netflix users binge watch shows weekly.
  101. 36% of US homes have a Netflix account.
  102. 27.9% of high school graduates watch Netflix more than once per day.
  103. Netflix users save an average of 130 hours per year because they don’t have commercials.
  104. 29% of Canadian Netflix users pretend to be from the US to access US Netflix. (US Netflix has more shows/movies.)
  105. Netflix has subscribers in over 50 countries.
  106. 88% of Netflix users also pay for cable TV
  107. There are 100,000 Netflix users in France.
  108. Netflix’s database is more than a petabyte.
  109. 78% of Netflix owners watch Netflix on their TVs.
  110. The average Netflix user watches for an hour and a half per day.
  111. There are nearly 3 million Canadian Netflix subscribers.
  112. The average person is online for 21.7 hours every month.
  113. The average person uses social media for 106.2 minutes daily.
  114. There have been over $221.09 billion in web sales.
  115. Amazon has had the most web sales with over $67 billion.
  116. Amazon’s warehouses could hold 10,000 Olympic Pools of water.
  117. Amazon’s website went down for 49 minutes in 2014, causing them to miss $5.7 million in sales.
  118. Google has a website similar to Google Earth, called Google Mars. It allows you to view the surface of the planet.
  119. Google Sound Search allows you to search Google using sounds.
  120. For every one person with a television, there are two people with internet.

Apple Inc Facts (25) (Total: 1885) 

  1. The Ipad’s display was created by Samsung.
  2. If you smoke near an Apple computer, the warranty becomes void.
  3. Apple has over 80,000 employees.
  4. Apple headquarters employees earn an average of $125,000 every year.
  5. In 2012, Apple sold 340,000 Iphones per day.
  6. Apple earns $300,000 every minute.
  7. Apple had a third owner who sold his role in the company for $800. It is now worth $35 billion.
  8. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple.
  9. Apple has more money than the US treasury.
  10. Apple is in the top 3 most valuable brands with Microsoft and Google.
  11. In Japan, a man started waiting for the Iphone 6, 7 months early.
  12. In 1991 an Iphone’s materials would have costed $3.51 million.
  13. In Apple’s terms and conditions, you have to agree that you won’t use your Iphone to make a nuclear bomb.
  14. Samsung makes 30% of Apple’s Iphone microchips.
  15. In the first few months of 2014, Apple earned more money than Amazon, Google, and Facebook combined.
  16. More people are able to get into Harvard university, then people are able to get a job at an Apple store.
  17. The macbook’s battery is bullet proof.
  18. 60% of the apps in Apple’s app store have never been downloaded.
  19. Siri was originally built for Android and Blackberry, until Apple bought ‘Siri.inc’.
  20. In 1986, Apple had a clothing line.
  21. Apple is valued at $626 billion.
  22. Apple’s Ipad alone earned them $9 billion in the first few months of 2014.
  23. It costs Apple $200.10 to make an Iphone.
  24. The average Iphone costs $649.
  25. Apple earns approximately $448.90 for every Iphone sold.

Time Facts (15) (Total: 1900)

  1. The closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time moves.
  2. Scientists describe a second as “The duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom”.
  3. A day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.2 seconds.
  4. When the dinosaurs weren’t extinct, the years were 370 days long.
  5. On Mercury, a single day is two years in ‘Earth time’.
  6. The faster you move, the slower time passes. If you went to the planet Sirius at the 99% of the speed of light, and came back, you would have aged two and a half years, but everyone on Earth would have aged 17 years.
  7. There was more time between the tyrannosaurus rex and the stegosaurus than there is between you and the tyrannosaurus rex.
  8. The woolly mammoth was alive while the pyramids were being built.
  9. Betty White is older than sliced bread.
  10. Oxford University is older then the Aztecs.
  11. As humans, we have only been around for 0.004% of history.
  12. If you are over the age of 45, the human population has doubled throughout the course of your life.
  13. When Star Wars was released, France was still executing people by guillotine.
  14. There are whales who have been alive longer than ‘Moby Dick’ has been published.
  15. Cleopatra lived closer to the building of the first Pizza Hut then the building of the Pyramids.

McDonald’s Facts (15) (Total: 1915) 

  1. McDonald’s originally sold hot dogs.
  2. Around 62 million people eat at McDonald’s daily.
  3. McDonald’s sells over 75 hamburgers every second.
  4. McDonald’s hires around 1 million people every year in USA alone.
  5. Based off of a survey, more people were able to recognize the McDonald’s logo, then people were able to recognize the Christian cross.
  6. The Queen of England owns a McDonald’s restaurant.
  7. For the next three years, McDonald’s is going to open a new restaurant in China daily.
  8. McDonald’s has delivery in some countries.
  9. In America, over 1 billion pounds of beef is used at McDonald’s.
  10. A McDonald’s burger is healthier than a McDonald’s salad. (Although neither are healthy.)
  11. In 2005, a man named Ronald Macdonald robbed a Wendy’s fast food restaurant.
  12. In the 70s, McDonald’s served pizza.
  13. 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico get sent to McDonald’s.
  14. McDonald’s is the world’s largest toy distributor.
  15. One in eight US workers works at McDonalds.

Human Body Facts (35) (Total: 1950)

  1. Your nose can recognize up to 50,000 smells.
  2. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe in.
  3. Scientists say that people with higher IQs dream more.
  4. The brain cannot feel pain.
  5. 80% of the brain is water.
  6. Every day, the average person loses around 60-100 hairs
  7. On average blondes have more hair.
  8. Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails.
  9. The average hair lasts between 3 and 7 years.
  10. Other than being it’s flammability, hair is practically indestructible.
  11. Your stomach acid can dissolve razor blades.
  12. Your lungs surface area is around the size of a tennis court.
  13. Women’s hearts beat faster than Men’s hearts.
  14. There are over 500 different different liver functions.
  15. The left lung is smaller than the right lung.
  16. Sneezes can reach speeds up to 100 mph.
  17. You can remove around 80% of your internal organs and stay alive.
  18. Coughs can reach 60 mph.
  19. Women blink twice as much as men.
  20. The average foot has 500,000 sweat glands.
  21. In your life, you will create two swimming pools worth of saliva.
  22. All babies are born with blue eyes, but it often changes.
  23. Eating too much can damage your hearing.
  24. One third of people have 20-20 vision.
  25. 2% of people can’t smell.
  26. By the age of 60, you have lost about half of your taste buds.
  27. The average person’s ashes weigh 9 pounds.
  28. Most heart attacks happen on Mondays.
  29. Humans shed 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
  30. Type O is the most common blood type.
  31. Women burn fat slower then Men.
  32. A single hair can support 3.5 ounces of weight.
  33. We have the same hairs per square inch as chimpanzees.
  34. The average person has approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
  35. You get new stomach lining every three to four days.

Survivalist/Camping Facts (40) (Total:1990)

  1. You can live without food for up to three weeks.
  2. You can live without water for 3-10 days.
  3. You can live eight to ten days without sleep.
  4. Altitude sickness usually begins at 8000 ft.
  5. If you need to catch fish when camping, remember that minnows are attracted to saliva. If you don’t have a fishing rod, you can use your shirt as a net, and spit in the water.
  6. You can use ice to concentrate the suns light to make fire. The ice works the same way as a magnifying glass when creating fire.
  7. A compass will work on the moon, but not on any other planet.
  8. Compasses almost never point exactly North. They are always a small amount off.
  9. Humans are around 80% water, but if we are thirsty, we are around 79% water.
  10. Minus forty Celsius is equivalent to minus forty Fahrenheit.
  11. A man named Melvin Roberts survived being struck by lightning 6 times.
  12. · · · – – – · · · is SOS in Morse code.
  13. SOS stands for save our souls.
  14. Most makeshift compasses can’t work in the South hemisphere.
  15. The sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
  16. It isn’t true that moss only grows on the north side of a tree. It grows on all sides.
  17. People who think positively when they are stranded last longer.
  18. Stuffing your clothes with dry dead leaves can help you stay warm.
  19. Pine cones are flammable. They work well to fuel fires.
  20. The sun never travels across the north side of the sky.
  21. Smearing charcoal under your eyes can help protect you from snow blindness.
  22. Eating snow can actually warm you.
  23. Nighttime is the best time to eat if you have to ration out your food.
  24. Drinking your urine dehydrates you, so it isn’t a good idea.
  25. A red sky usually means that a storm is coming.
  26. Food is one of your least needed items in a survival situation, though it is good to have with you.
  27. You can’t start a fire by rubbing sticks together.
  28. Sucking the venom out of a snake bite is infective.
  29. Using ice can make a snake bite worse.
  30. If you want to do anything to aid a snake bite, wash it, and apply a bandage. (and then go to a hospital if possible.)
  31. Dead snakes can still bite you. They keep their biting reflex for up to 3 hours after death.
  32. You can’t outrun a bear.
  33. Making eye contact with a bear will aggravate it.
  34. It is better to stay in the shade when stranded in the dessert, and to wait until night to find water.
  35. Putting something in boiling water doesn’t completely clean something. You should also filter it.
  36. If you are impaled by an object, bandage around the object. Pulling it out will make you bleed faster.
  37. You shouldn’t eat plants unless you are positive that they aren’t poisonous.
  38. It takes 36 hours for a tick to give you Lyme disease.
  39. Mosquitoes can smell the carbon dioxide we breathe out from 100 feet away.
  40. If there is an opening in your tent bigger than a ballpoint pen, a mouse can get in.

Even More General Facts (10) (Total: 2000)

  1. Butterflies are unable to fly if their temperature is less than 86 degrees.
  2. Elephants are pregnant for 22 months.
  3. 750ml of blood pumps through your head every minute.
  4. Dragonflies can flies at 60 miles per hour.
  5. Flies jump backwards when they begin to fly.
  6. Spider webs aren’t the spider’s homes. The webs are traps for the spider to catch food.
  7. Your brain uses the same amount of energy as a light bulb.
  8. The bacteria in your ears can increase by up to 700 times in only an hour of leaving head phones on.
  9. 13% of Americans believe the Moon is made of cheese.
  10. The worlds youngest parents were a couple at the age of 9 and 10 years old.

Facts about New Years (15) (Total: 2015)

  1. The first New Year’s celebration was over 4000 years ago.
  2. New Years Eve is the day that the most cars are stolen.
  3. New York, Las Vegas, and Disney are the three most popular places to celebrate New Years.
  4. 45% of people make New Years resolutions.
  5. Every New Years Eve, over 1 million people are gathered in Time Square to celebrate.
  6. New Years is the oldest celebrated holiday.
  7. On New Years Eve, it is Greece tradition to cook bread with a coin inside. If the coin is in the third slice, they believe Spring will appear earlier in the year.
  8. Losing weight is the most common, and most broken, New Years resolution.
  9. Only 8% of New Years resolutions are successful.
  10. 75% of resolutions last over a week, 71% last over two weeks, and 64% last over a month.
  11. It is an Italian tradition to wear red underwear on New Years Day to bring good luck.
  12. In Ancient Rome, New Years began March 1st.
  13. Over one in seven people watch the New Years celebration in Times Square via television.
  14. 2,000 pounds of confetti are dropped every New Years.
  15. 22% of people admit to falling asleep before midnight on New Years.

Conclusion

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Sources

Though most are not listed, these are some of the many sources used to create the list.

businessinsider.com

http://www.factslides.com/

list25.com

buzzfeed.com

http://phobialist.com/

 

Five of the Weirdest Items Sold on eBay

The site eBay allows you to buy and sell items. In this blog, I will be going over some of the strangest things ever sold on eBay. These crazy items range from haunted rubber ducks, to a man’s soul.

5.Haunted Rubber Duck

According to the seller of this item, the rubber duck was originally a gift to the seller’s 2 month old son. His son slowly forgot about the duck, using it less and less. Then, their son learned how to speak. The son spoke about fights he had with the rubber duck, and the seller discovered a detailed scar picture imprinted on the side of the ducks head. The image was not on the duck before.

The seller claims that while his son was taking a bath, he was playing with other toys. He seemed to be intentionally ignoring the duck. A few moments later, the other toys began to melt into the water. The rubber duck seemed to be the only thing in the tub that wasn’t melting away to nothing. The seller put it up for auction and earned a total of $107.50! He also included a notice that he was not responsible for anything the rubber duck did to the buyer.

4. A 61 Year Old Grandmother

A ten year old girl named Zoey Pemberton once put her grandma on eBay. According to eBay’s policies, you have to be honest about the quality of the product, even the faults. Zoey took this as an opportunity to complain about her grandmother in the product description. She claimed that her grandmother was very annoying, and that she moaned a lot. One of the few good things she mentioned about her Grandmother was that she was good at cuddling and that she liked to hug.

Even though the sale was simply meant as a joke, people began to bid up to $20,000! However, eBay decided to take down the auction due to the sale breaking some of their many sales policies. Zoey mentioned in a later interview that she only expected $0.99 for her Grandmother at the most. Zoey also claimed part of her motivation was from her Grandmother asking her to do simple chores, like fetching cups of water, or picking up the phone.

3.William Shatner’s Kidney Stone

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author and comedian. In order to raise money for charity, he decided to auction off one of his kidney stones. The auction raised $75,000. The buyer, was the owner of an online casino game. The owner of the casino game has made many other strange purchases as well, including a piece of a grilled cheese sandwich with burn marks that seemed to imprint the face of Mary (The mother of Jesus).

2.Celebrity Hair

Many celebrities have had their hair sold over eBay. In fact, people have devoted large portions of their life trying to sell famous hair strands. One notable sale, was of Justin Bieber’s hair. Justin gave Ellen DeGeneres a lock of his hair in a signed box. A while later, Ellen put this box up for auction and she earned $40,668.

Another time, after Britney Spears got her haircut, the barbers took her hair and put it up for auction. It was placed on sale for $1,000,000 yet nobody has bought it yet.

1.The Man that Sold his Soul

A man sold his soul over eBay for $1,325 after a 10 day bidding war. The buyer  received a deed to the soul, and a jar labelled “My Soul”. The buyer claimed that he bought the man’s soul because he wanted to feel like the devil. The seller has been selling his soul for years. In high school, he held a fundraiser and sold jars of his soul for $4.95.

Thanks for reading! What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever purchased? Comment below.

Strange Christmas Traditions

Some of this information has already been mentioned in my previous blog 50 Facts – Christmas.

Christmas traditions differ depending on where you live. In this blog, I will be talking about what Christmas is like around the world.

Caganer (Spanish)

caganer

Caganer is part of nativity scenes in Spanish tradition. He appears in many nativity scenes, behind the animals, while wearing old fashioned Spanish clothing. He is seen doing ‘number 2’, and his name roughly translates to ‘pooper’. It is not commonly known where this character originated. Some people speculate that Caganer was added to make the scene more realistic, as someone must have needed to do their business during their time in Jesus’ manger.

Japan’s KFC (Japanese)

Although only 1% of Japanese people celebrate Christmas, everyone loves to order from KFC (A famous fast food restaurant that serves fried chicken. KFC stands for Kentucky Fried Chicken.) A famous KFC ad campaign is what started the Christmas tradition. Now in Japan, you have to order your ‘Christmas KFC’ two months before Christmas to even get a chance at eating it. If you didn’t order your food in advance, you can wait in a line that can take up to 15 hours!

Will The Goat Survive, or Will it be Burned? (Sweden)

Goat

In  Sweden, a town called Gävle spends their Christmas building, and sometimes destroying, this large straw goat. On December 1st, 1967, the giant straw goat was built. After only a few weeks, the goat was burned. Every year, the goat is rebuilt, and every year vandals attempt to burn it down. People have gone as far as to start betting on the goats survival. The vandals use new strategies to burn the goat each year, as the townsfolk attempt to stop them. In 2010, a guard was bribed with $7,000! Then, a helicopter took the goat to Stolkholm, where they planned to burn it. The goat was then stolen from the vandals, and returned to the town.

Last year in 2014, the town had roads closed so that traffic would flood onto the road were the goat was in sight. That way, the townsfolk could watch to make sure the goat wasn’t burnt. Guards were also brought in to help.

Many people outside of Gävle have been keeping watch over the goat, using his website which is available in multiple languages. You can also follow him on Twitter or Instagram!

Here is a video of the goat burning that was captured on film:

 

 

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed reading. Do you think the goat will survive 2015? Write a comment, and make sure to like! Thanks for reading!