Random Fun Facts That Will Make You The King Of Small Talk

If you enjoy being the life and soul of every party with your random facts and you are known for your random knowledge, then this article is for you. Even if you lack of social skills, you can use these fifty facts to approach other people and make friends, because there's nothing better than walking into a group of people and asking: "Do you know how a baby alligator is called?", you will have your Facebook account blocked because of all the friends requests.

Take a look and memorize these 50 random fun facts that will make you the king of small talk. I'm sure some of these will be useful someday. These 50 Random Facts will amaze you and your friends

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THERE’S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans that walked on the moon, in 1969, being Armstrong the very first. They stayed for one day there, and in the moon humans also have physiological needs. So, Who was the first human that peed on the moon? Buzz Aldrin has that historic record.

THE VILLAGE WITH NO ROADS

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The dutch village of Giethoorn is a wonderful place and a common destination that has no roads at all. The streets of this town are made of water, and there are only pedestrian paths and bridges.

THE CAT SLEEPS TONIGHT

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If you are jealous of your cat, because it sleeps throughout the day, I can't judge you. Cats sleeps two thirds of their lives. They are one of the laziest animals.

FACEBOOK ADDICTION

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Facebook Addiction Disorder or FAD, is an actual mental disease, identified by psychologists. People with this disorder can't live without checking his facebook feed and they only communicate with their friends via that social network.

LIPSTICK

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Lipstick were invented by men 5000 years ago in Sumeria. Now it is mostly weared by women, and the use is so common that on average a woman uses her weight in lipstick every five years.

BANANAS

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Do you know why bananas have that shape? They grow in the middle of the rainforest, where there's little light. So Bananas have to face the sun to receive its light. That's why they are curved!

FRISBEE

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Frisbees were invented in the fifties by Walter Frederick Morrison, who was also the father of "Golf Disc". He was cremated and had his ashes molded into Frisbees to give to friends and family.

WALT DISNEY WAS AFRAID OF MICE

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Some people turn their fears into something positive. That is the case of Walt Disney, who suffered from musophobia, that is the intense and irrational fear…. OF MICE! Those same mouses that made him a millionaire and an icon.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON

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And Thomas Alva Edison was afraid of the dark. That is a common phobia called Nyctophobia, Edison suffered from it very much and invented a very clever solution: The light bulb!

TIME DOESN’T EXIST IN LAS VEGAS

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In order to make more money, Casinos want you to lose track of time. So, there's no windows in them, and you won't also find any clocks. Every hour is gambling hour.

THE AVERAGE NORTH AMERICAN DRINKS A LOT OF SODA

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An average american/canadian drinks about 600 soda cans a year. That means 213 litres, half a litre per day. Considering that every can has 40 grams of sugar, they ingest 24 kilograms of sugar in a year.

HONEY LASTS FOREVER

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You can eat 200 year old honey because it never spoils. Pots of honey found in ancient Egyptian were preserved and you can still eat it after thousands of years. The secret to its everlasting life is the proper seal.

PEOPLE WHO DIE IN THE EVEREST STAY IN THE EVEREST FOREVER

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Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Almost 300 people died trying to reach the summit, which is at an altitude of 8840 meters. The fact is that when a person dies on the mountain, it is very difficult and dangerous to remove the body, so they leave it there, in the same position they had when they breathed for the last time and with the same clothes. Corpses are often used as marks for climbers.

EARTH

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Earth is the only planet not named after a roman god. Mercury was the god of Commerce, Mars of the war, Venus the goddess of love, Jupiter was the god of gods, Saturn of the agriculture, Uranus of the sky and Neptune of the seas. Earth is… just Earth.

ONE IN EVERY FOUR AMERICANS HAS APPEARED ON TELEVISION

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One in every four citizens of the United States has appeared on television at least once in their life. That means an incredible figure of more than eighty million people.

SALIVA

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During a lifetime, a human being can produce an average of about 23659 liters of saliva. That's enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Or just one big swimming pool.

PINOCCHIO'S PARADOX

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If Pinocchio says "My Nose will grow up now" that would be a paradox. If his nose grows only when he lies, his nose won't grow. But that would mean he is lying, so his nose must grow. But if it grows, then he is telling the truth… and that's the eternal loop.

BABY ANIMALS

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Baby Animals have specific names. Baby alligators are called hatchlings, baby bats are called pups, baby spiders are called spiderlings, baby goose goslings (Yes, like Ryan). And baby monkeys are called… babies.

UGANDA

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The average age of the Ugandan population is 15.9 years, and half of the population is under 15 years. Life expectancy in Uganda is 59 years, against 79 years in the United States (The average age here is 38)

LOS ANGELES

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It is usually known as "LA", but the actual name of the city of Los Angeles is Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula", meaning "Our Lady the Queen of Angels of the Porciuncula" The Porciuncula is a little church where Saint Francis used to pray. This means that LA and San Francisco are united by more than geography.

SNOW LEOPARDS

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Unlike many of their relatives, the other big cats, Snow Leopards are not aggressive with humans. There is actually no record of a human being attacked by a snow leopard.

BRITISH LAWS ARE BRITISH

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Great Britain has several laws that are now useless and bizarre. For example, it is against the law to die in the Parliament, and women can bite men in their noses if they try to kiss them against their will.

LAUGH

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There are million species of animals in the universe, but only three are capable of laughing: Humans, obviously, Chimpanzees and… RATS. That's right, rats can laugh when tickled. Poor things, Who would want to tickle a rat?

OLDEST JOKE IN THE WORLD

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The oldest joke there's record of is a Sumerian fart joke: "Something that never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap". Funny, huh?

ORANGE HEADS

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Red heads actually have orange hair, so why don't we call them orange heads? The answer is simple: The color orange didn't exist until the fruit first arrived to Europe.

SENSITIVE EYES

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The human eye is very sensitive. If the earth were flat, if it was night time and if the moon and stars didn't exist, a lit candle could be seen from 30 miles away.

DONKEY KONG

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Donkey Kong was created by Nintendo in 1981, and he is called that way because his creator thought that "Donkey" meant Stupid in english. The intended name was Stupid Monkey.

BOANTHROPY

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You probably think that you are weird but you are not. Unless you suffer from Boanthropy, that is an actual mental illness that makes you believe that you are a cow.

PEN

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The BIC pens have three holes. The two in the pen help to maintain the same air pressure inside and outside the cartridge, allowing the ink to flow better. And the one in the lid can save your life if you swallow it, because you won't choke.

BRIDGES

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The Amazonas is the longest river in the world, running more than 7000 kilometers, but it doesn't have any bridges crossing it. The river Thames runs "only" 346 kilometers and has more than 200 bridges.

FORTUNE COOKIE

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In 2005 a Fortune Cookie Company guessed the lottery winning numbers 110 times. This generated an investigation that ended up stating that there was no fraud involved, just fortune.

TOURIST SEARCH

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A few years ago a Tourist Guide noted that one of the members of his group was missing. He called the police and they spent hours searching for her. What they didn't know was that the woman was with them all along. The tour guide made a mistake counting the tourists, and the woman didn't know she was the one everybody was looking for.

MAGPIES

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Magpies are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and, along with the giant manta ray, one of the only non-mammal animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

ELEPHANTS

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Elephants make friends groups, have a sense of family, fall in love, bury their dead, travel to attend to "funerals", speak to each other fluently and other things that make them very similar to us.

GRILLED WATERMELON

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When watermelons are baked or grilled they lose their texture and is often used as a meat substitute. In some places it is common to eat Watermelon Steaks. I'll pass, thank you.

KING BLUETOOTH

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King Harald Bluetooth lived in the 10th century and has become a part of history because he united Norway and Denmark. Bluetooth Technology was named after him (Bluetooth unites devices) and even the famous logo depicts the King's initials.

BANANA FLAVOUR

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Have you noticed that artificial banana flavoured products doesn't taste like actual bananas? That's because it is based on a type of banana that doesn't exist anymore since the 50s.

IT’S AUSTRALIA, BEACH!

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Australia has over 10,000 beaches. That means you can travel along the country visiting one beach per day and that would take you over twenty seven years of your life.

EL COLACHO

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Every June, men of a spanish little town called Castrillo de Murcia dress up like the devil and jump over the babies born that year. The town only has 195 inhabitants so not that many children are born there, but it is still a strange custom.

JUSTIN’S BIG MAC

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One time singer Justin Bieber stood in his hotel room window with a sign that said "Go to McDonald's and buy me a Big Mac". He got his Big Mac.

DOG BITES

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In 2002 more people were killed by dog bites in the United States of America than in sharks attacks in the past century. At least 5 million americans are bitten by dogs every year, and 30 of those bites are fatal.

JIM SULLIVAN

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In 1969, musician Jim Sullivan released an album called "U.F.O.", and almost every song was about being kidnapped by aliens. Six years later, he disappeared without a trace. His car was found in an abandoned road.

ALMOST

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When written down, the word ALMOST is the longest word in the english language that has all its letters in alphabetical order. The longest non-coined and nontechnical word in the English language is Antidisestablishmentarianism.

WOLFPACK

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During the First World War so many hungry wolves got together to form a huge pack that Germany and Russia, that were enemies, had to ally temporarily to fight them off.

VOYAGE 1

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NASA says that the Voyager 1, a spacecraft launched in 1977, has left our solar system, being the first object made by men to be so far away from Earth. I guess that's why it is called "Voyage" that means "Travel".

INFLATABLE POOL

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In 2007 an inflatable swimming pool was stolen from a backyard in New Jersey. The most incredible detail is that it had 1,000 gallons of water but there was no evidence of water in the grass, so how did they stole it?

VIRUS

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You are most likely to get a virus from a religious website than from a porn site. That's because most religious sites are made by volunteers that doesn't know much about online security.

KOREAN CHICKEN

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The Korean Herald released a study that showed that there's more than 35,000 fried chicken outlets in Korea. That's almost the same number as McDonald's restaurants in the world.

CUBAN COW

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In 1960, an American Satellite fell over a cow in Cuba, killing it. In that time, it was seen as a threat from the US and they paraded a cow with a saying that read "Eisenhower, you killed my sister"

CHURCHILL

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Winston Churchill was England's Prime Minister and one of the most respected and feared leaders during World War II. He died in 1965 and his last words were "I'm bored with it all".

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