These 60+ Funny Facts Are Bound to Impress More Than Snapple Facts

by Lior Zaltzman
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Knowledge is power, or so we’ve heard! There’s nothing quite like dropping a factoid or two at a dinner party or gathering that impresses those around you. Whether that’s pop culture trivia or a random collection of facts that change how you view the world, having a few of these locked away in case of emergency is always a good idea.

Which is why we’ve assembled these funny and fun facts that will make you feel especially mighty — and help you spark some fun conversations. These fun facts are also bound to blow your kids away — once you get tired of fart jokes!

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1. Guide dogs do their “business” on command — to make things easier for their owners. So considerate!

2. In WWII British soldiers had to make do with only three sheets of toilet paper per day!

3. In Russia, beer was considered a soft drink, not alcohol, until 2011!

4. Strawberries are NOT berries, but bananas actually are!

5. A tomato is actually a fruit.

6. The cashew nuts we eat are actually attached to a large cashew apple that is used to make soft drinks in Brazil. Ca-shew on that fact!

7. Mice actually do not like cheese! They prefer sweets if given the choice — they like to eat fruit, seeds, and grains!

8. Turkey was probably not eaten at the first Thanksgiving — instead, wildfowl, goose, and even possibly… passenger pigeons and swans were consumed!

9. A flock of ravens is called a conspiracy. Dark stuff!

10. Caterpillars have 12, count ‘em, 12 eyes!

11. Mice have pretty funny names: A female mouse is a doe and a male mouse is a buck. Baby mice are sometimes called pinkies because of their color and sometimes called pups.

12. Did you know that gorillas, monkeys, bonobos and other primates make a new nest to sleep in every night?!

13. Chickens don’t just eat seeds, they like to eat insects and also mice and lizards! Ew, chickens!

14. Giraffes don’t just have long necks: They have long tongues! Their tongues are between 18 and 20 inches long.

15. In Arizona, you can’t feed garbage to pigs without getting a permit.

16. Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when they sleep, so they don’t drift apart while dreaming. How sweet is that?!

17. Did you know that jellyfish have been around even before dinosaurs?

18. All clownfish are born male! They can also all change their sex to female, but they can’t turn it back to male after doing so. So Nemo could become a girl fish all along!

19. Did you know apples come from the same plant family as roses? So do plums, raspberries, and many other delicious fruits. Next time, instead of roses, just send your mother a lovely bouquet of plums!

20. The first Akita dog came to this country in 1937 — as a present for Helen Keller!

21. Turns out, a dog’s paw print is just as unique as a human’s. Good news for dog detectives!

22. A camel can drink up to 40 gallons of water in one go. That’s seriously impressive!

23. Don’t bring your crystal ball to Maryland! Fortune telling is illegal in the state.

24. Speaking of ferrets, did you know they used to be used to protect grain stores from rodents?

25. The technical term for a fear of long words is “”hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.” No way you can self-diagnose yourself with that one!

26. The White House has 35 bathrooms. So every bathroom break can be different for POTUS!

27. Greyhounds can run up to 45 mph. So don’t challenge one to a race!

28. Hiking naked is illegal in Switzerland. Though we must say, it doesn’t seem like a good idea in general!

29. A flock of flamingos is called… wait for it… a flamboyance! Fancy.

30. New York’s Central Park is bigger than Monaco. That’s right, one park is bigger than an entire country!

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31. Using ferrets to hunt other animals is illegal in West Virginia. Good to know!

32. Don’t let the chicken cross the road in Georgia (the country.) No, seriously. It’s illegal!

33. Here’s a fact to sit on: there are over 9,000 benches in Central Park.

34. Theodore Roosevelt’s kids had a pet bear, badger, and hyena, to name but a few animals — and they brought them all to the White House!

35. There are over 700 ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols. That’s a lot compared to 26 letters of alphabet!

36. A woodpecker’s tongue is bigger than its entire head. It keeps it wrapped up around its brain to protect it from the impact of all that pecking!

37. Saturn’s surface is less dense than water. That means it could float in your bathtub — if it were big enough.

38. The expression “heart of gold” was invented by Shakespeare.

39. To make one pound of honey, a bee has to fly 90,000 miles! Though one bee typically only makes one twelfth of a teaspoon of the stuff in its lifetime.

40. Some lipsticks apparently contain fish scales. Eek!

41. An ostrich’s eye is actually bigger than its brain.

42. The United States apparently makes 25% of the world’s cheese. That’s a whole lot of cheese!

43. Here’s one to tickle your funny bone: the human hand has 54 bones. That’s more than a quarter of the bones in the whole body. Wow!

44. Want a license plate in the shape of a polar pear? All you have to do is move to Nunavut Province in Canada!

45. How do you tell if a cranberry is ripe? It’ll bounce like a rubber ball.

46. Most U.S. stamp adhesive contains about one-tenth of a calorie. British stamps could set you back 5.9 calories. Of course, one lick won’t transfer all of that to your belly.

47. Here’s a little funny and creepy fact: not only are groups of crows called murders, but the birds actually hold funerals for their dead. Spooky!

48. Bees are the only insect that produce food that people eat. Thanks, bees!

49. Squeamish? Don’t go to any cheese shops in Sardinia, lest you find yourself face to face with Casu Marzu, a cheese that gets its taste from live maggots. Eek!

50. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. Is your mind blown?

51. Jin Songhao of China won the world record for longest skin contact with snow at 46 minutes and 7 seconds!

52. The heaviest onion on record was grown by Pete Glazebrook of England. It weighed 17 pounds!

53. The title of tallest Mohawk goes to Kazuhito Watanabe, a Japanese fashion designer. His ‘hawk’ measures three feet 8.6 inches!

54. Elmer Fudd’s original name was Egghead.

55. The actors who voiced Mickey and Minnie mouse from the 1980s to the 2010s were married!

56. In some Harry Potter movie scenes where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are doing their Hogwarts schoolwork, the actors were actually doing their REAL schoolwork!

57. Forgetful? Move to Eastern Pennsylvania where the word “jawn” can be used to a person, place, or thing you just can’t remember.

58. The oldest domestic cat on record lived for 38 years. She was Creme Puff of Austin, Texas.

59. Apparently, the world’s fastest ant runs faster than Usain Bolt!

60. Little brown bats make for the longest nappers — in captivity, they nap up to 19.9 hours a day. Wish we could take a nap that long!

61. The longest noodle ever made is more than 10,000 feet long. That’s almost 2 miles! Wonder how long it would take us to slurp that?

62. Otto the bulldog broke the record for dog to skate through the longest human tunnel when he skated through the legs of 30 people without any assistance. Otto, you’re our hero.

63. A flock of peacocks is called a party. Party hard, peacocks!

64. The Supreme Court has its own basketball court, with a great nickname: “The highest court on the land!” Get it?!

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