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30 Random Facts That Will Get You Thinking

1. Karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. 

Karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese. 

2.   The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache. 

  The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache. 

3. Google Earth's database is over 20 petabytes, which is about 20 million gigabytes. 

Google Earth's database is over 20 petabytes, which is about 20 million gigabytes. 

4. In Finland, when someone achieves their PhD, they're given a top hat and sword. 

In Finland, when someone achieves their PhD, they're given a top hat and sword. 

5. In Siena, Italy, it's illegal to be a prostitute if your name is Mary.

In Siena, Italy, it's illegal to be a prostitute if your name is Mary.

6. Betty White was born six years before sliced bread. 

Betty White was born six years before sliced bread. 

7. Some scientists believe that shaking the head to mean "no" is derived from newborns turning their heads away from food when they are full. 

Some scientists believe that shaking the head to mean "no" is derived from newborns turning their heads away from food when they are full. 

8. Every year, there are about 850 million visits to American museums. 

 Every year, there are about 850 million visits to American museums. 

 

Every year, there are about 850 million visits to American museums. 

9.  7. Only 11% of the world is left-handed. 

 7. Only 11% of the world is left-handed. 

10. In her lifetime, a cow will give nearly 200,000 glasses of milk. 

In her lifetime, a cow will give nearly 200,000 glasses of milk. 

11. Fully stretching your arms and torso plus yawning also has a term, "pandiculation."

Fully stretching your arms and torso plus yawning also has a term, "pandiculation."

12. It's not illegal to go topless in New York City. 

It's not illegal to go topless in New York City. 

13. "J" is the only letter of the alphabet not used in the Periodic Table of the Elements. 

"J" is the only letter of the alphabet not used in the Periodic Table of the Elements. 

14. Seven Yankee Stadiums could fit inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Seven Yankee Stadiums could fit inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

15. And so was "I am stuck on Band-Aids, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me."

And so was "I am stuck on Band-Aids, 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me."

16. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics to more pop songs than any other book. 

The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics to more pop songs than any other book. 

17. A "nibling" is the the gender-neutral word for niece or nephew. 

A "nibling" is the the gender-neutral word for niece or nephew. 

18. Nutella was invented in WWII when an Italian baker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend the ration. 

Nutella was invented in WWII when an Italian baker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend the ration. 

19. Disney World is the size of San Francisco or two Manhattans. 

Disney World is the size of San Francisco or two Manhattans. 

20. Canned food was invented 48 years before the can opener. 

Canned food was invented 48 years before the can opener. 

21. Starfish have no brains. 

Starfish have no brains. 

22. It was all the way back in the 1860s that "Conversation Hearts" were created.

It was all the way back in the 1860s that "Conversation Hearts" were created.

23. Regardless of that fact that there's a population over 1 billion, China only has about 200 different family names.

Regardless of that fact that there's a population over 1 billion, China only has about 200 different family names.

24.  1. The act of snapping your fingers has a term and it's a "fillip."

 1. The act of snapping your fingers has a term and it's a "fillip."

25. Quentin Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on the TV show Golden Girls.

Quentin Tarantino once played an Elvis impersonator on the TV show Golden Girls.

26. Stephen Hillenburg, who created the the cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants," is a marine biologist. 

Stephen Hillenburg, who created the the cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants," is a marine biologist. 

27. State Farm Insurance's jingle, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," was written by Barry Manilow. 

State Farm Insurance's jingle, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," was written by Barry Manilow. 

28. There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade. 

There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade. 

29. Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau once dated Kim Cattrall a.k.a. Samantha from Sex and the City.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau once dated Kim Cattrall a.k.a. Samantha from Sex and the City.

30. After Leonardo da Vinci's death, King Francis I of France hung the Mona Lisa in his bathroom. 

After Leonardo da Vinci's death, King Francis I of France hung the Mona Lisa in his bathroom. 

 

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