Random Facts Most People Don’t Know

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  1. sophisticate

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    • Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin - In the 1880s, hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson hated that Americans were tempted by hedonistic places like saloons and brothels. So he set out to straighten up one of the most immoral places he could think of: Coney Island in New York. There, he built America’s first roller coaster to give New Yorkers some good, clean fun—away from seedier pastimes.
    • A Crackhead superhero - In the 1980s, DC Comics created a character called Snowflame, who got his powers from cocaine. His only weakness? Cocaine Addiction.
    • Before toilet paper was invented, Americans used to use corn cobs - Alternatively, they’d use periodicals like the Farmers Almanac, which was designed with a hole so it could hang in outhouses. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.
    • Queen Elizabeth II’s cows sleep on waterbeds They apparently help ease the cattle’s pressure points.
    • Americans have trouble understanding computer code - 1 in 9 Americans think HTML is a disease.
    • Cows hate country music - A dairy cow will produce up to 3 percent more milk when listening to music. But they don’t like country music, especially Willie Nelson. They need something with a good beat.
    • A muppet for president - Dustin the Turkey, a hand-puppet from an Irish TV show, has campaigned for president of Ireland in two separate elections—representing the “Poultry Party.”
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    • Dunce caps used to be signs of intelligence -Thirteenth-century philosopher John Duns Scotus believed that a pointed cap would help spread knowledge from the tip to the brain, and his “Dunsmen” followers wore them as a badge of honor. In the 1500s, though, his ideas became less popular and the meaning of the Duns cap was turned on its head, becoming something of a joke.
    • The inventor of the Internet regrets the URL setup - Tim Berners-Lee, who created the main software of the World Wide Web, admitted he regrets one thing: Adding “//” after “https:” in a web address. It was standard for programming but didn’t serve any real purpose, and when looking back in 2009, he said leaving it out would have saved time and space. We guess we can forgive him.
    • Chewing gum is more brain-boosting than coffee - Chewing gum boosts mental proficiency and is considered a better test aid than caffeine – but nobody knows why.
    • The world’s largest waterfall is underwater - Yes, there are waterfalls under the ocean. At the Denmark Strait, the cold water from the Nordic Sea is denser than the Irminger Sea’s warm water, making it drop almost two miles down at 123 million cubic feet per second.
    • If Walmart was a developed nation it would have the 24th largest GDP in the world - A GDP greater than Argentina, Austria, and Norway.
    • The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona - The Spanish city thought the design was too ugly, so Gustave Eiffel pitched it to Paris instead, as a temporary landmark during its 1889 International Exposition. French critics didn’t like it much either though.
    • The real reason airplane food tastes horrible - Our sense of taste and smell are cut down by 50 and 20 percent during flights. This is why airplane food doesn’t taste so great.
    • You can get an MIT education free of charge - MIT offers almost all of its course materials online for anyone to access for free
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    Sources: https://www.rd.com/culture/weird-facts/

    https://www.factinate.com/things/weird-facts-most-people-dont-know/

    https://bestlifeonline.com/funniest-facts/




    Please post any more and help me grow this list. The funnier, stranger and more obscure the fact, the better. :browtf:
     
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    Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

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    Ice pops were invented by an 11-year-old by accident


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    Supermarket apples can be a year old

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    Blue whale tongues can weigh as much as an elephant

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    The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona

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    Thank you @Factz, for saving my thread from near extinction!:salute:

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    1. Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second.
    2. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
    3. On an average work day, a typist’s figures travel 12.6 miles
    4. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
    5. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
    6. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour.
    7. Vending Machines Kill More People per year than sharks.
    8. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon!
    9. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
    10. Butterflies taste with their feet.
    11. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
    12. To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers.
    13. You are born with 300 bones, by the time you are an adult you will have 206.
    14. A cockroach will live for weeks without its head before it starves to death
    15. A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
    16. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
    17. In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
    18. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
     
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    All new FBI special agents and intelligence analysts are required to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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    Wonder Woman has a black sister, Nubia. She was sculpted from black clay-like Diana was sculpted from white clay.

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    The collective group of lemurs is called a conspiracy

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    The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”

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    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

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    They need to make this happen.

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    “A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes”. Wow, now I know why so many Pakis search for swine porn online.
     
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    Doesn't circle, turtle and hurdle rhyme with purple ?.

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    Another fact: Sharmaarke waa sharmuuto
     
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    Just admit it ur name is sharmarke
     
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    :deadmanny: He's striking a pose and giving us blue steel.

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    Is there a niche for everything?:damn:
     
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    Males can lactate (produces breast milk) as well.

    So ladies in the future, if your babies are in need of milk make sure to hit up your husband if you ain't feeling it.
     
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    Definitely. Thanks for sharing.

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    Those are rhyme adjacent. Not like actual rhymes such as, plight and delight.
     
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    Have you tested this hypothesis?
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