Bored and have absolutely nothing worthwhile to do? Read some random facts that will atleast improve your general knowledge! This article gives you a list of random interesting facts.

Random Facts

You are probably sitting at home, with nothing better to do than surf the net. Music, literature, travel sites and movies have all taken their toll on you and you just want to sit back and relax. While doing this, you might as well improve your knowledge of the world! Interesting, funny, shocking – these random facts are the most fun to browse through during your spare time. To make your day more fun and exciting, fill up some random facts which can surprise not only you, but also your family and friends. No one would have ever imagined that in 1996, America bought $2.6 billion worth of gum. But, it is a fact! There are several of these that will make you wonder how much you actually know of what’s happening around you. If you would like to know more such random facts, then read on and explore the next bit of the article!

Interesting Random Facts

  • The Bengal tiger is India’s national animal. It was once ubiquitous throughout the country, but now there are fewer than 1,500 wild tigers left.
  • In Cleveland, Ohio, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
  • The combined internal surface area of a pair of human lungs is equal to about the area of a tennis court.
  • Over 7,000 objects floating in space are being tracked from earth; only five percent are satellites.  
  • The harmless whale shark holds the title of largest fish, with the record being a 59 footer captured in Thailand in 1919.
  • Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."
  • Leonardo da Vinci is said to have invented scissors.
  • A cockroach can live for 9 days after its head has been cut off. And even after that it dies of starvation and nothing else.
  • Crystals grow by reproducing themselves. They come the nearest to being "alive" of all members of the mineral kingdom.
  • Both male and female reindeers grow antlers in the summer each year but the male drops the antlers during winter.
  • The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court.
  • Shakespeare spelled his own name several different ways.
  • “Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
  • A cat's urine glows under a black light.
  • When commercial telephone service was introduced between New York and London in 1927, the first three minutes of a call would cost $75.00.
  • Flight must be exciting for hummingbirds as they can fly backwards as well.
  • If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), the total is the mystical number 666, often associated with the Devil.
  • Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and Hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the longest anagrams.
  • A car traveling at 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
  • In Japan, there was a time when a wife being left-handed was ground for a divorce. Today the prejudice against lefties has lessened.
  • Pablo Picasso's full name was "Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso." Phew!
  • Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Early Romans used porcupine quills as toothpicks. Yikes!
  • Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.
Hope these random facts have proved to be of some help in getting rid of your boredom and increasing your brain power!

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