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Fun and Interesting Facts – Discover the Fascinating World Around You

Did you know that honey never spoils? Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible!

The world’s oldest known joke is a Sumerian joke from 1900 BC. It goes: Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.

The shortest war in history lasted only 38 to 45 minutes. It took place between the UK and Zanzibar in 1896.

The word nerd was first coined by Dr. Seuss in his book If I Ran the Zoo in 1950.

The world’s largest snowflake was recorded in 1887 in Montana, USA. It measured 15 inches in diameter!

Coca-Cola was originally green in color.

In Japan, it is common to eat KFC for Christmas dinner, thanks to a successful marketing campaign in the 1970s.

The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

The world’s oldest known board game is called Senet and dates back to 3,000 BC in Egypt.

The world record for the most people playing hopscotch at the same time is 6,805.

Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

The shortest complete sentence in the English language is I am.

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

The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, were married in real life.

The world’s largest rubber duck is over 61 feet tall and weighs 30,000 pounds.

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The name of all the continents ends with the same letter they start with.

Snails can sleep for up to three years.

The world’s oldest known graffiti is a footprint of a jogger dating back to 800 BC in Greece.

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater into fresh water.

Honeybees can recognize human faces.

The word karaoke comes from the Japanese words kara meaning empty, and oke meaning orchestra.

The average person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world in their lifetime.

The world’s largest pizza was 131 feet in diameter and weighed over 51,000 pounds.

In 1998, the U.S. government spent $277,000 researching whether monkeys can understand English.

Africa is the only continent where giraffes live in the wild.

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base, take an elevator to the top, and watch the sunset again.

The probability of being born on Leap Day (February 29th) is about 1 in 1,46

There are more possible variations of a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896 and lasted only 38 minutes.

The first spam email was sent in 1978 and advertised a computer system.

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

Cats have five toes on their front paws and four toes on their back paws.

The average person swallows about eight spiders in their sleep throughout their lifetime (this is a myth!).

The world’s largest recorded snowfall in a single day occurred in Silver Lake, Colorado in 19

The snow measured 76 inches!

The light from the sun takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach Earth.

In the 19th century, people used to wear mourning clothes when they needed to go to the dentist.

Your brain generates enough electricity to power a light bulb.

The world’s oldest known musical instrument is a flute carved from vulture bone, dating back over 43,000 years.

Cows have best friends and get stressed when they are separated.

The world’s largest beach ball measures more than 65 feet in diameter.

The average person will spend about six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.

The world’s fastest ant can travel up to 2.9 feet per second.

The longest wedding veil ever recorded was longer than 23 football fields.

The world’s largest bubble bath had over 3,000 participants and used 1,500 gallons of bubble bath solution.

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