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Random Facts That Make You Seem Smart

Published by James Roy Caellec in Trivia
July 20th, 2008

Use these to impress your friends with your mega knowledge.

  • Children grow faster in the spring.
  • The U.S. has never lost a war in which mules were used.
  • The plastics caps at the end of your shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Plants run fevers when they are sick.
  • Lightning bolts are two inches wide.
  • The average human will eat 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • Women blink almost twice as much as men.
    Keeping a goldfish in a dark room will turn it white.
    The names of the continents all end with the same letter they start with.
  • Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or else it will digest itself.
  • The dot over the letter “I” is called a tittle.
  • A duck’s quack won’t echo
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
  • The first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • Bruce Lee’s moves were so fast; they had to slow down the movie when filming him.
  • Bats always turn left when they exit a cave.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine.
  • Men can read smaller print than women, but women can hear better.
  • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China.
  • 111,111,111X111,111,111= 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  • Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  • If you spelled out all the numbers, the first one to have an “a” in it is one thousand.
  • Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
  • 60% of statistics are made up.
  • Banging your head on a wall for an hour burns 150 calories.
  • A typist’s fingers travel over 12.5 miles in an average day.
  • The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.
  • Pi has been calculated to over 2,260,321,363 digits.
  • A can of SPAM is opened every four seconds.
  • An ostrich egg takes four hours to boil.
  • On an average day, a four year old will ask 437 questions.
  • Every year the moon moves .5 inches away from Earth.
  • There are only 18 countries richer than Bill Gates.

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14 Comments
  1. gihan
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    this is fun

  2. Adam Radford
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Very good.

    Pi has been calculated to over 51,539,600,000 (Fifty-One Thousand Five Hundred and Thirty Nine Million Six Hundred Thousand) places now with the millionth number being 1.

    http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/~jborwein/Kanada_50b.html

    PR

  3. lily
    Posted December 20, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Wow!This facts does really make me seems smart!

  4. sunni
    Posted May 15, 2009 at 6:32 am

    i already knew most of these facts

  5. Dreldan
    Posted May 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Wow sunni you must be so awesome.

  6. megalegan
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    i bet sunni is very popular with the ladies

  7. Matt
    Posted June 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

    North America and South America don’t start and end with the same letter!

  8. Mykela
    Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Wow that spider thing freaked me out! I’m probably going to end up taping my mouth closed at night. Lol.
    ~My Author email is MykelaFerguson@gmail.com~
    I am writing numerous Vampire books. Jut thought I’d add that. TTYL!

  9. Jordan
    Posted October 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    oh man these are good haha

  10. Braden
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    A lot of these are wrong. The spider one is a myth, snopes it, same with the duck quacking one. Many, if not all of these are Snapple facts, which are actually quite unreliable.

  11. Beka
    Posted June 27, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Ah, but AmericA starts & ends with the same letter. I didn’t think south and north america were continents anyway ?

  12. Posted September 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

    i dont eat spiders wtf and i will never do.

  13. ryan
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    lmfao someone needs to go through 2nd grade again if they dont think north and south america are continents

  14. collin
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    i dont belive some of these but true ryan hahaa

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