It is always fun to quiz your family and friends with some crazy facts that are wildly unknown but still surprisingly true. Here is a list of 100 Crazy Fun Facts To Truly Blow Your Mind!
Fact #1 Male giraffes determine if a female is fertile by tasting their urine.
Fact #2 When a crocodile loses a tooth, it is quickly replaced. They can go through 8,000 teeth over a lifetime.
Fact #3 Snails have 14,000 teeth and some can even kill you!
Fact #4 Greenland sharks may live for more than 500 years. These Sharks are found in the North Atlantic waters and can be as big as the largest great whites, reaching up to 21 feet in length
Fact #5 Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia which are mainly being used for meat. Their own camels are bred for domestic purposes and racing only.
Fact #6 The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
Fact #7 McDonald’s buys about 2 billion eggs every year for their U.S. restaurants alone.
Fact #8 The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 shoe and full name of statue is Liberty Enlightening the World. It was a gift from France, given to America in 1886.
Fact #9 It took approximately 1500 years to build Stonehenge.
Fact #10 The acceptance rate for NASA’s astronaut applications in 2015 was .08%.
Fact #11 Donald Trump has been personally sued more than 70 times in federal court since 2000.
Fact #12 Sharks have survived 5 mass extinctions.
Fact #13 The first Native Americans to help the Pilgrims, named Samoset and Tisquantum (“Squanto”), could both speak English before having met the settlers.
Fact #14 Ontario, Canada, has more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about 1/5 of the world’s fresh water.
Fact #15 Leonardo Da Vinci signed his initials on the right pupil of the Mona Lisa.
Fact #16 Actor Michael B. Jordan’s father is named Michael A. Jordan.
Fact #17 In 2013, PayPal accidentally credited US$92 quadrillion to a Pennsylvania man.
Fact #18 The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
Fact #19 The “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature in Google search actually cost Google $110 million a year, as 1% of all searches use this feature and bypass all advertising.
Fact #20 The first film with a $100 million budget was True Lies, which was made in 1994.
Fact #21 If you made $1 every second, it would take you 2,921 years to have more money than Bill Gates.
Fact #22 In September 2007, a guy named Kevin Shelley broke 46 wooden toilet seats with his head in one minute to create a world record.
Fact #23 Siachen Glacier is the Highest Battle Ground on Earth and is located at an altitude of 5,753 m above sea leve and temperatures going down to minus 70 degrees. 10,000 Indian and 20,000 Pakistani Soldiers combined are stationed at Siachen glacier since 1984.
Fact #24 Weight of internet is just two ounces which is as much as the weight of a strawberry. Approximately 50 million horsepower is required to run the internet in the present state.
Fact #25 You sleep deeper on a Hammock than a bed. The gentle rocking motion makes people fall asleep faster, and they sleep deeper.
Fact #26 Dogs can smell cancer. Researchers have found that dogs are able to pick up on a specific scent that cancer produces in a person—which is undetectable to humans.
Fact #27 Queen of termites is the longest living insects. Scientists estimate that they can live as long as 100 years, which is longer than any other insect out there.
Fact #28 The fear of snakes is called Ophiophobia and it is one of the most common phobias in the world.
Fact #29 Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach everyday for over 27 years!
Fact #30 The hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe. The “octo-” prefix refers to the eight points on the popular symbol, but the “thorpe” remains a mystery.
Fact #31 The longest wedding veil was longer than 63 football fields. a woman in Cyprus who set the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil. How long was it, you ask? Nearly 23,000 feet, which is the same length as about 63.5 football fields.
Fact #32 The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. It is chosen because of its association with dominance and chivalry as well as purity and innocence in Celtic mythology.
Fact #33 Bamboo can grow up to 1 meter (3.2 ft) in 24 hours.
Fact #34 You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than 2 miles away. The world’s largest animal’s heart weighs about 400 pounds
Fact #35 English is the most widely spoken tongue in the world, with nearly two billion people learning it as a second language and only 350 million people speaking it natively.
Fact #36 The lyrebird can mimic almost any sounds it hears, copying not only other birds but other animals, like koalas and also man-made noises.
Fact #37 The speed of a computer mouse is measured in “Mickeys.”
Fact #38 A $1 bill costs 5 cents to make. Each buck lasts about six years, and there’s about $1.79 trillion of U.S. currency in circulation right now.
Fact #39 If Facebook was a country, it would have 1 billion more people than China. Even Instagram has three times as many people as the U.S. now.
Fact #40 France didn’t stop executing people by guillotine until 1977.
Fact #41 A jellyfish’s mouth is also its anus. These creatures eat and discard waste from the same opening.
Fact #42 Atmospheric data indicates that the gaseous planets of Saturn and Jupiter experience hail storms of diamonds, due to lighting storms that turn methane into soot, which hardens into graphite then diamonds as it falls.
Fact #43 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts every day.
Fact #44 An octopus has three hearts. Two of their hearts work just to circulate blood past the octopus’ gills, with a third to keep the blood moving through its organs.
Fact #45 There’s a brewery in Japan that makes beer from elephant dung. The brewery, Sankt Gallen, produces a beer called Un Kono Kuro, made with coffee beans that have passed through an elephant.
Fact #46 Your heartbeat will sync to the rhythm of the music that you’re listening to.
Fact #47 More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year from using equipment meant for right-handed people.
Fact #48 Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.
Fact #49 The total weight of all the ants on Earth is greater than total weight of all the humans on the planet.
Fact #50 If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene , can manage only .002% of that.
Fact #51 Airlines make more money selling air miles than seats: between 1.5 and 2.5 cents per mile
Fact #52 It takes a photon 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes 20 seconds from the Sun’s surface to your earth.
Fact #53 Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Fact #54 Latin and Irish have no words for “yes” or “no.”
Fact #55 A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in it.
Fact #56 In 2014, the DEA spent an average of US$4.20 per marijuana plant they uprooted.
Fact #57 Lenticular clouds are rare formations that can look like UFOs. They are formed when wind encounters an obstruction such as a mountain.
Fact #58 Indonesians are the world’s shortest people.
Fact #59 During WW2, the Japanese invaded Alaska, and more Americans were killed or wounded defending Alaska than at Pearl Harbor.
Fact #60 Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it’s still legal today.
Fact #61 The discoveries of Greek mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes, are still used in mathematical teaching today.
Fact #62 Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.
Fact #63 In ancient Greek, the word “idiot” meant anyone who wasn’t a politician. The word “school” comes from the ancient Greek for “free time.”
Fact #64 As a child, Elon Musk was bullied so severely, he once had to be hospitalized because of a beating from other students.
Fact #65 With over 4 billion people and 30% of Earth’s total land area, Asia is the Earth’s largest and most populous continent. 90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia.
Fact #66 Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area and is the most educated country with over half of its residents have college degrees.
Fact #67 The Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg. It took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink after hitting the iceberg.
Fact #68 During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity. He died younger than any other U.S. president to date.
Fact #69 Christopher Columbus italian name was Cristoforo Colombo. He was a citizen of the Republic of Genoa. No one knows what Christopher Columbus looked like. No authentic contemporary portraits of him were found. Most just reconstructed his appearance from written descriptions.
Fact #70 One-third of Earth’s land surface is partially or totally desert. The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
Fact #71 New Zealand is part of the “Zealandia” continent, of which, 93% is submerged.
Fact #72 Sign Language is one of three official languages of New Zealand.
Fact #73 Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It’s located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
Fact #74 The Netherlands has more bicycles than people, 1.3 per person.
Fact #75 “Holland” is a province, South and North, in The Netherlands, not the name of the whole country.
Fact #76 In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
Fact #77 Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
Fact #78 The U.S. dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Laos from 1964 to 1973 during the Vietnam War. That’s equal to a planeload every 8 minutes for 9 years.
Fact #79 Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide. It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.
Fact #80 A Bonsai Tree planted in 1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resides in a U.S. Museum.
Fact #81 Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, 71 years after the atomic bomb.
Fact #82 Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside.
Fact #83 Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum.
Fact #84 Energy drinks still don’t have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.
Fact #85 Humans and dogs first became best friends 30,000 years ago.
Fact #86 100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.
Fact #87 Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
Fact #88 Children’s Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine’s Day.
Fact #89 The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.
Fact #90 Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s. Las Vegas is home to 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the U.S.
Fact #91The Mount Everest grows 0.1576 inches (4mm) each year. Over 5,000 climbers have successfully reached Mount Everest’s peak, including a 13-year-old, a blind person, and a 73-year-old woman.
Fact #92 Nelson Mandela’s name at birth was “Rolihlahla” which means “troublemaker.” He slept on a thin mat on a stone floor for most of his 27 years in prison.
Fact #93 Elvis Presley didn’t write any of his songs. He failed a music class in High School.
Fact #94 Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2013. The national anthem of Spain has no words.
Fact #95 Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in the world with 83.4 years.
Fact #96 The Longest Tunnel in the World is 57 km long and goes from Switzerland to Italy underneath Alps. It took 17 Years to Build.
Fact #97 Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
Fact #98 Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn’t think his invention would be successful.
Fact #99 About 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
Fact #100 Nikola Tesla was born around midnight during a fierce lightning storm.