99 Random Fun Facts About Anything & Everything

Life is a single word that has numerous connotations and meanings. Above all, life is about more than simply existing; it is also about how that existence is defined. As a result, it is critical to consider life from various perspectives. Philosophers, academics, poets, and authors have written extensively about what it means to live and, more importantly, the essential elements of one’s existence. So, let us ride on some strange but intriguing facts that may perplex you.

  1. A teaspoonful of soil contains more living organisms than people on Earth, and a tonne contains a billion times more than stars in the Milky Way.
  2. For a million years, the Earth’s human population was less than 26,000 people.
  3. The first computer book to touch the one million copies sale mark was 101 BASIC Computer Games, published by Creative Computing in 1978 in the United States.
  4. Over a human lifetime, an average adult will walk nearly 75,000 miles, which is the equivalent of three trips around the globe.
  5. If you want to mesmerize the planets in their correct order, remember this sentence “My very educated mother just show us nine planets,” Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
  6. RIM (now BlackBerry) ex co-CEO and cofounder Mike Lazaridis dropped out of college to start his own company. He did so after reading Microsoft‘s founder, Bill Gates, book.
  7. In fast-food restaurants, the colours yellow, red, and orange are prominent and used because they stimulate hunger.
  8. Recycling 100 million mobile phones would recover 3.4 metric tonnes of gold, which would not have to be mined.
  9. A ‘googolplex’ is a number that is so large that it cannot be written down because there isn’t enough space in the universe for all the zeros.
  10. The world’s population spends around 500,000 hours a day typing Internet Security Passwords.
  11. The first book printed in Oxford had a typo on the first page: the date was printed incorrectly.
  12. One out of four Russians believes that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
  13. According to reports, NASA has acknowledged the dyslexic’s abilities (North American Space Administration) as over half of NASA employees are dyslexic. They are said to be deliberately sought after because they have exceptional problem-solving abilities as well as superior 3D and spatial awareness.
  14. Leonardo da Vinci spent 15 years working on the Mona Lisa. He still didn’t consider it finished when he died in 1519.
  15. IKEA is most likely the world’s largest single consumer of wood, consuming a whopping 1% of the world’s wood each year. The wood is required to manufacture the approximately 100 million pieces of furniture sold in its approximately 300 global stores each year.
  16. It’s been claimed that more veterans have committed suicide since the end of the Falkland War than have been killed in action.
  17. Every 14 days, one language dies. By the next century, nearly half of the world’s 7,000 languages will have vanished, as communities abandon native tongues in favour of English, Mandarin, or Spanish.
  18. On average, American doctors interrupt their patients within 11 seconds.
  19. According to Forbes, there are 2,668 billionaires around the globe, Collectively making a net worth of $12.7 trillion.
  20. In a teaspoonful of water, there are eight times as many atoms as there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic.
  21. A teaspoonful of soil contains more living organisms than there are humans on Earth, and a tonne contains a billion times more than the Milky Way’s stars.
  22. The Giga Pearl holds the world record for the largest certified non-nacreous pearl. The pearl weighs 27.65 kg (60 lb 15 oz) and has dimensions of 39.37 cm (15.5 in) x 22.86 cm (9 in) x 20.95 cm (8.25 in).
  23. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit in three and a half Olympic swimming pools.
  24. Liechtenstein, the world’s 6th-smallest country, is the world’s largest exporter of false teeth.
  25. Psychologists cannot agree on what ‘personality’ means.
  26. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, having all your teeth removed and replaced with false ones was a popular 21st-birthday present.
  27. In 1811, nearly a quarter of all the women in Britain were named Mary.
  28. There are 5.9 calories in the glue of a British postage stamp.
  29. A pair of jeans will establish a 1,000-strong colony of germs or bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch after two weeks of wear.
  30. The first-ever edition of the Daily Mirror came with a free mirror.
  31. Arabic numbers are written left to right, but Arabic words are written right to left. When reading anything with a lot of numbers, Arabic speakers must read in both directions simultaneously.
  32. A snowflake that falls on a glacier in central Greenland can take around 200,000 years to reach the sea.
  33. Digestive biscuits have no digestive properties. It is illegal to sell them under that name in the United States.
  34. A photon takes 40,000 years to travel from the Sun’s core to its surface, but only 8.3 minutes to travel from there to Earth.
  35. 2,520 is the smallest number that can be divided exactly by all the numbers from 1 to 10.
  36. If a vampire fed once a day and turned each of his victims into a vampire, the entire human population would be vampires in less than a month.
  37. Ninety-five percent of the world’s data is still stored on paper. The majority of it is never looked at again.
  38. In Namibia, a single zinc mine consumes one-fifth of the country’s electricity supply.
  39. More energy flows through a sunflower per gram per second than the Sun itself.
  40. A kilogramme of saffron requires between 70,000 to 150,000 crocuses.
  41. Alexander the Great used to wash his hair with saffron to keep it shiny and orange.
  42. The English Wikipedia alone has over 3.9 billion words, which is 90 times more than the 120-volume English-language Encyclopaedia Britannica (online) and more than the massive 119-volume Spanish-language Enciclopedia universal ilustrada Europeo-Americana.
  43. Walter Arnold was the first motorist in the United Kingdom to be fined for speeding in 1896. He was going 8 miles per hour in a 2-mile zone.
  44. The strongest material on the planet, graphene, is a million times thinner than paper but 200 times stronger than steel. It is made up of a single layer of carbon atoms and has exceptional mechanical and electrical properties.
  45. It would take the force of an elephant balanced on the point of a pencil to break through a sheet of graphene as thick as cling film.
  46. More than half of the world’s population is under the age of 25, and more than half of that population is bilingual.
  47. People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke than the overall population.
  48. Tiger shark embryos attack and eat each other in the womb as soon as they develop teeth. Every year, 4 million cats are eaten in China.
  49. The value of gold dissolved in the world’s oceans is estimated to be $475 trillion, or roughly 30 times the US national debt.
  50. According to the animal rights organization PETA, cows can suffer humiliation if people laugh at them.
  51. The pi’s 6-trillionth, 8-trillionth, 9-trillionth, and 10-trillionth digits are all fives.
  52. Uranium is 40 times more abundant than silver and 500 times more abundant than gold.
  53. Every day, more than 80% of the world’s population consumes caffeine in the form of tea, coffee, or cola.
  54. Blue-eyed people are all mutants. The first of them appeared only 5,000 years ago.
  55. General Electric is the sole survivor of the original Dow Jones index from 1896. It has had fewer than half as many CEOs (4) since then as the Vatican has had popes (10).
  56. Cows eat only grass, but they have 25,000 taste buds, which is twice as many as humans.
  57. Every ten years, a new species of owl is discovered.
  58. Every year, an adult produces enough hydrogen in their urine to drive a car 2,700 kilometres.
  59. The average toilet seat is much cleaner than the typical toothbrush.
  60. Ten thousand million bacteria live on each square centimetre of our teeth.
  61. The pleasant smell of Earth after rain is caused by bacteria in the soil known as petrichor.
  62. If all of the asteroids in the Solar System were combined, they would be smaller than the Moon.
  63. The average American consumes 34 GB of data every day, half of which comes from playing video games.
  64. We could reforest the Earth in three years if a tree were planted for every Coca-Cola sold.
  65. There are no words in Spain‘s national anthem.
  66. For the past 2 million years, some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow.
  67. Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world for over 249 years. The World Taekwondo Federation is abbreviated as WTF.
  68. The Internet reached 13.7 billion pages in 2011: one for each year since the Big Bang. In 2022, the number has risen to 4.2 billion pages spread across 8.2 million web servers and approximately 1.9 billion websites.
  69. Between 1917 and 1940, the treatment for syphilis patients was to give them malaria.
  70. Ninety-seven percent of people write their own names when trying out a new pen.
  71. Only 1,000 words are used in 90% of everything that is written in the English language.’ The’, ‘be’, ‘and’, ‘a’ ‘of’ are the five most-used English words.
  72. Refrigerators are used by Eskimos to keep their food from freezing.
  73. A trained typist’s fingers cover about 12.6 miles a day.
  74. Greenland’s dwarf willows are the world’s smallest trees. They’re only two inches tall.
  75. A desktop computer’s raw materials include 530 lb of fossil fuels, 50 lb of chemicals, and 3,330 lb of water, which weighs over two tonnes: roughly the same as a rhinoceros.
  76. To produce beef requires 16,000 times its weight in water.
  77. The human body grows at its fastest during the first few weeks in the womb. It would be larger than Mount Everest if it continued to grow at the same rate for the next 50 years.
  78. Humans kill at least 100 million sharks per year or approximately 11,000 sharks per hour.
  79. Every year, a thousand letters addressed to God arrive in Jerusalem.
  80. Electrons move along an electricity cable at about the same rate that honey flows.
  81. The United Kingdom is the fattest country in the European Union and the world’s 28th fattest country. Nauru is a 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) oval-shaped island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and is the fattest country in the world.
  82. According to a study, the majority of people can still recognize 90% of their classmates 35 years after graduating from high school. Humans can remember up to 10,000 faces in their lifetime.
  83. Windows 95 used to officially run at 20 Megahertz on a 386DX with only 4 MB of RAM.
  84. Except for the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet, we have tiny hairs all over our bodies.
  85. Electricity does not travel through a wire but rather in a field around it.
  86. Aluminium cans take 500 years to decompose, so recycling them would be better!
  87. Diamonds are created using the same chemical as the lead in pencils. However, the atoms are arranged differently.
  88. Obama is also a name of a city in Japan.
  89. Mathematicians have discovered over 177,000 different ways to tie a necktie.
  90. Fishes used to have fingers approximately 380 million years ago.
  91. The longest bout of hiccups lasted for 67 years.
  92. It takes 700 grapes to make one bottle of wine.
  93. A planet called HD 189733b, 64.5 light-years from Earth, is lashed by rain made of molten glass and 4,000 mph winds.
  94. Cricket is permitted under the Taliban regime, but crowd applause is prohibited.
  95. In India, the Khasi Hills, once known as the world’s wettest hills, are now forced to import water.
  96. Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand
  97. Every second, your body loses 2.5 million red blood cells. Fortunately, it produces more at the same rate!
  98. Dolphins recognize and admire themselves in mirrors.
  99. Nearly one-third (29%) of US adults believe an apocalyptic disaster is likely to occur in their lifetime.

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