100 Random Facts No One Knows What To Do With

Our collection of the best interesting trivia covers animals, biology, geography, space and much more.

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1. Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.
Don't waste time hitting your head against the wall, even if it burns calories. A safer way to burn 150 calories would be to take your dog for a walk for 45 minutes.

2. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.
In 2008, Switzerland passed the Animal Protection Ordinance. Among the many sweeping protections for animals was a clause that made it illegal to own a single guinea pig. This is because they are social animals and they are considered victims of abuse if they are unable to interact with other Guinea Pigs.

3. The color orange was actually named after oranges.
Before oranges arrived in England in the late 15th century, there was no word for the color.
It was referred to as ġeolucrog (yellow-saffron), or ġeolurēad (yellow-red) depending on the shade.

4. Snakes can predict earthquakes.
Many animals are able to predict earthquakes to varying levels of success. Yet, snakes are the most reliable, sensing earthquakes from as far as 75 miles away (121 km). They can even sense an earthquake five days before it actually occurs!
When snakes sense an earthquake, they often leave their nests, even if the temperature is too cold.

5. Crows often hold grudges against specific people.
Crows are excellent at recognizing people's faces and are able to remember people for a long time! This can be either a negative or positive fact, depending on how nice you are to them.
Crows can remember human faces associated with stressful situations for up to five years and they'll also warn their friends, a study has found. Crows are known for their extraordinary smarts and have been observed making tools to dig food out of tight spots.

6. The oldest "your mom" joke was discovered on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet.
In 1976, archaeologists discovered a tablet in Iraq, which has since been lost. But, researchers were able to analyze and translate the text from a photograph of the tablet.

7. You get Goosebumps when you're scared to make yourself look bigger.
Goosebumps are a reaction to increased adrenaline, which is why we get goosebumps when cold or emotional. Although we don't really need them now, our ancestors would have needed them when facing off against large beasts before the age of humanity began!

8. May 29 is officially "Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day."
Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day is celebrated on May 29 and it's meant to bring you prosperity and good fortune. The name of this day is quite literal, for on this day people are to put a pillow on their fridge for the magic to work. In the old tradition, people would put their pillows inside of their fridge for this ritual to work, but not everyone finds sleeping on a chilly pillow all that comfortable. You're more than welcome to try that instead to honor the old ways, but only if you can withstand the cold.

9. Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy because "something tragic" will happen.
Aversion to happiness, also called fear of happiness, is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness. One of several reasons why fear of happiness may develop is the belief that when one becomes happy, a negative event will soon occur that will taint that happiness, as if punishing that individual for satisfaction.

10. 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
I know that seven percent doesn't sound like a lot, but it actually works out at 16.4 million American adults. This shows that one in ten Americans has a flawed understanding of basic science or where their food comes from.

11. If you lift a kangaroo's tail off the ground, it can't hop.
Kangaroos use their tails for balance whilst hopping. So if you elevate their tail, they would have no balance and fall over.
There are cases where kangaroos have lost their tails and can still move around. But it took them a long time to adjust, and they can only move small distances at a time!
Their tails aren't only for balance – they also act as a third leg, propelling them forward just as much as their legs do!

12. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
Philosophers have pondered the shape of bananas for a long time, arguing until the sun goes down as to why they're curved.
Bananas go through a process called "negative geo-tropism." This process causes the fruit to grow upwards toward the sun instead of the ground. This, in turn, gives the banana its familiar curved shape.

13. Most Korean people don't have armpit odor.
Research at the University of Bristol found that only 0.006% of the Korean population has the ABCC11 gene. This gene is the cause of armpit odor.
In fact, the study found that most East Asians don't have this gene, but Koreans have the lowest numbers.

14. The original London Bridge is now in Arizona.
Originally constructed in 1831, the London Bridge began deteriorating in the 1960s, leading the City of London to sell it.
In 1963, American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch bought and dismantled the bridge, shipping it to Lake Havasu City in Arizona piece by piece. The reconstruction took three years to complete and opened as a tourist attraction on October 10, 1971.

15. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill 50 bathtubs!
The average person produces roughly one ounce (30 ml) of saliva every hour. That's 24.3 ounces (720 ml) or one full wine bottle's worth of saliva a day, which is an average of 69 gallons (263 liters) per year.
With the average global life expectancy being about 72 years, this means that you produce an average of 4,968 gallons (18,936 liters) of saliva in your lifetime – enough to fill 50 bathtubs!

16. If Pinocchio said, "My Nose Will Grow Now," it would create a paradox.
As we all know, whenever Pinocchio lies, his nose grows longer. But there's one sentence that Pinocchio could say that breaks this system, which is "my nose will grow now." This conundrum is known as the Pinocchio Paradox.

17. Polar bears could eat as many as 10 penguins in a single sitting.
With an average weight of 500 pounds (227 kg) and consuming approximately 20% of their weight per meal, polar bears can devour around 100 pounds of food at once, meaning they would need to consume ten Adélie penguins to feel satisfied.

18. Car manufacturer Volkswagen makes sausages.
Most people know Volkswagen for their iconic line of campervans and the Beetle. A lesser-known product that comes out of Volkswagen's factories is currywurst sausages.
Volkswagen actually made a form of sausage known as the currywurst at its plant in Wolfsburg, Germany from 1973 to 2021, only stopping because its cafeterias were switching to a plant-based menu.

19. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they're called "trailers."
The world's first movie trailer was shown at a theater in Harlem, New York, in 1914. The trailer promoted an upcoming movie featuring Charlie Chaplain.

20. Hawaiian pizza is a Canadian invention.
Despite its tropical name, Hawaiian pizza is actually a Canadian creation. The pineapple-laden pie is the brainchild of retired cook, Sam Panopoulos, who first served pineapple on pizza at Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ont.

21. The smallest bone in your body is in your ear.
Known as the stapes bone, this tiny bone is, on average, 0.09 × 0.11 inches (3 × 2.5 mm) in size.
The stapes bone can be found in the middle ear of humans and many other animals. It is vital in transferring vibrations from sounds into the inner ear.

22. Tennis players can be fined up to $20,000 for swearing while playing at Wimbledon.
It doesn't stop there, though.
If players swear once before or during a match, they're fined and given a warning.
The second time it happens in one match, they may lose a point.
On the third, they may lose a game.
Then, finally, they can lose the whole match if they swear four times!

23. Only 5% of the ocean has been explored.
The ocean covers around 70% of the Earth's surface, and it is much harder to explore than land.
As much as 20% of the ocean floor has now been mapped, thanks to advancements in sonar technologies. The reason we've explored so little of the ocean is that the technology needed has only developed over the last 100 years.

24. Most people fart around 14 to 23 times a day!
For most people, it's not a major problem. But if you find yourself consistently farting in an excessive manner — or if it comes with any sensation of pain — you should consult a doctor.
Knowing what you eat, you can fart less often and prevent them from being too smelly!
The foods most linked to farting include beans, broccoli, milk, and corn. Other high-fiber foods such as fruit, peas, or cabbage can increase the amount of gas you pass.

25. There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.
The hobo spider (Eratigena agrestis) can be found in various places around the world. This includes Europe, Central Asia, and parts of western North America.
The hobo spider, Eratigena agrestis, is a member of the funnel-web spider family Agelenidae. Funnelweb spiders are long-legged, swift-running spiders that build funnel or tube-shaped retreats in turf, log piles, rock piles, and other areas around the home and yard.

26. A lion's roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
A lion can roar as loud as 114 decibels, roughly 25 times louder than a gas-powered lawnmower.
Lions can roar louder than other big cats because of the way their vocal cords are shaped. This allows them to produce more noise with less effort.

27. Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
The island has been continuously inhabited since at least 200 AD but wasn't discovered by Europeans until the 16th Century.
Legend states that French sailors were shipwrecked on December 13, 1502, and became stranded on the island. As December 13 is Saint Lucy's Day, they named the island in honor of her.

28. The national animal of Scotland is a unicorn.
Unicorns, symbolizing purity and power, have been present in various cultures since the Middle Ages, including Celtic mythology.
In the mid-1500s, the unicorn was introduced to the royal coat of arms of Scotland, representing the natural enemy of England's national animal, the lion.
Since the 1707 union of England and Scotland, the royal arms of the United Kingdom include a unicorn and a lion, displaying unity between the two countries.

29. The United States Navy used Xbox controllers for their periscopes.
In 2018, the US Navy equipped its submarines with Xbox 360 controllers. The control sticks for periscopes are both expensive and difficult to master. So the US Navy began to install Xbox 360 controllers as they were much cheaper.
It's not all about cost, though. As many periscope operators have used Xbox controllers in the past, they can easily transfer their skills.

30. The word "burrito" means "little donkey" in Spanish.
Burritos originated in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and the first mention of them was in a dictionary in 1895, which described them as "a rolled tortilla with meat and other things inside."
The name burrito possibly derives from the appearance of a rolled up wheat tortilla, which vaguely resembles the ear of its namesake animal, or from bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried.

31. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
When an octopus first lays its eggs, they're smaller than a grain of rice. The eggs are so delicate they have to be constantly watched over.
When the baby octopuses emerge from their eggs, they come out fully formed but tiny. They weigh only 0.001 ounces (0.03 grams).

32. In 1783, the very first hot air balloon took off with a sheep, a duck, and a rooster on board.
The Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot air balloon, were inspired by their laundry lifting from a fire's heat. The inaugural flight took animal passengers, as it was unknown how flying at high altitudes would affect humans. The animal passengers landed safely, but the sheep ended up on top of the rooster.

33. In Uganda, around 48% of the population is under 15 years of age.
Uganda has a total population of 44.3 million. This means that there are around 20 million people under the age of 15 living there.

34. On average, men get bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes.
Meanwhile, women don't get tired of shopping until around 2 hours have passed! On top of this, it's been found that eight in ten men hate shopping with their partner.
Men who are promised a treat at the end of a joint shopping trip are likelier to pretend to enjoy shopping with their partner for longer.

35. In the 16th Century, Turkish women could initiate divorce if their husbands didn't provide enough coffee.
This would be unheard of today, but coffee was an integral part of Turkish society back then. It was introduced into the country in the 15th Century, and by the 16th Century, they had mastered the art of coffee.
No one knows why exactly this actually came into law, but the fact remains that it was!

36. Recycling just one tin can saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours.
That's how important recycling is! In fact, recycling an aluminum can into a new one takes only 5% of the energy required to produce one normally.

37. After the premiere of 16 and Pregnant, teen pregnancy rates dropped.
MTV may not have the most wholesome shows, but teen pregnancy dropped by 5.7% within 18 months of the show's premiere.

38. Squirrels cause approximately 10-20% of US power outages.
Squirrels and their partners in crime cause about 10-20 percent of all power outages, according to the Washington Post. Squirrel-induced power outages tend to be more localized and more quickly fixed than those caused by storms, since one little rodent can only chew so much.

39. China has banned popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter).
They have a strict online censorship system known as the "Great Firewall of China." Pinterest, Tumblr, and over 8,000 domain names are also blocked.
However, there are Chinese-owned alternatives like Douyin, Weibo, and WeChat that people in China use for social media.

40. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
There's something about saying things over text instead of in person that allows us to speak more honestly. Even if a little too honest at times!

41. Honeybees can recognize human faces.
Scientists discovered that honeybees could recognize a familiar face, even days after being trained to do so.
Bees see faces in a compilation of 5,000 individual images – kind of like pixels.

42. The Battle of Hastings didn't actually take place in Hastings.
In 1066, the Battle of Hastings was fought between the English forces under King Harold Godwinson and the Norman and French troops under William the Conqueror.
The battle is commonly known today as the deciding point in the Norman Conquest of England. Despite the name, the actual battle took place 7 miles (11 km) away from Hastings, in a town now known as Battle.

43. Human blood cells have different lifespans.
Red blood cells circulate the human body for about four months.
White blood cells range from a few hours to several days.
Platelets circulate the body for about nine days. Platelets are cells that circulate our blood, and they bind together when they find damaged blood vessels.

44. A swarm of 20,000 bees followed a car for two days as their queen was trapped inside.
A car was pursued by a loyal 20,000-strong swarm of bees for two days after their queen got trapped in the boot. The disgruntled swarm chased the 4x4 through Haverfordwest, west Wales, and attached themselves to the rear of the car where they remained for over 48 hours.

45. Eating carrots can turn your skin orange.
Carrots are full of the natural pigment beta-carotene. This pigment is what gives carrots their vibrant orange color.
If you eat an excessive amount of carrots, the beta-carotene can enter your bloodstream. This would give your skin an orange glow! The medical name for this condition is carotenemia.

46. Bob Dylan's birth name was Robert Zimmerman.
When Bob Dylan was fresh out of high school, he chose the stage name Elston Gunn, but this didn't stick for long. For a while, he went by his first and middle name, Robert Allen, but that didn't feel right either.
Eventually, he came upon the name Bob Dylan and officially changed his name to this on August 2, 1962.

47. A crocodile can't poke its tongue out.
Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out because it's attached to the roof of their mouths.

48. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift away from each other.
While it may look like a couple of otters being adorable, it's actually a life-saving strategy! This technique is commonly seen with mothers and their pups.
Another way they stay still in choppy seas is by grabbing onto long strands of kelp that grow up from the seabed.

49. A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
The largest animals on the planet, blue whales, can grow as large as 100 feet (30 m) long and weigh up to 150 tons (152,407 kg).
Their hearts are obviously huge, too, about the same size as a small car.

50. The word "y'all" dates back to at least 1631.
For a long time, people believed the term originated sometime in the 18th or 19th centuries, but in fact, it's been in use for much longer.
In 1631, English scholar William Lisle wrote the following in a book on Ethiopian history: "The captive men of strength I gave to you, the weaker sold, and this y'all know is true."

51. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name "Hermione" so young girls wouldn't be teased for being nerdy.
J.K Rowling came upon the name Hermione from a character in William Shakespeare's "A Winter Night's Tale."

52. HP's name was determined by a coin toss in 1939.
In 1939, Hewlett and Packard decided to formalize their partnership. They tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard (HP) or Packard-Hewlett.
They flipped a coin to decide the order, and although Dave Packard won, they went with Hewlett-Packard because they liked how it sounded.

53. There are a total of 1,710 steps in the Eiffel Tower.
Standing at 108 stories tall, the Eiffel Tower is one of Europe's most iconic landmarks. The Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889, and until 1930 it was the tallest building in the world. So it's no surprise that it's often found on people's bucket lists!
The first platform is 190 feet above the ground; the second platform is 376 feet, and the third platform is almost 900 feet up. The Eiffel Tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps.

54. The names of the Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan were inspired by legendary martial artists.
It's a fact that the fighting Pokemon hitmonlee and hitmonchan are named after Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, two martial arts stars.

55. Pigs are considered to be the world's fifth-smartest animal.
Pigs can solve puzzles better than chimpanzees, and they have some of the best long-term memories known in animals.

56. Pirates wore earrings because they believed they improved their eyesight.
Pirates believed the precious metals in their earrings were magical and would protect or enhance their eyesight. They also believed earrings could aid in seasickness and prevent them from drowning.

57. Los Angeles original name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula."
Spanish colonists founded the city that is now known as Los Angeles in 1769. And in 1781, another group of 44 settlers made the new town their home.
The Spanish governor named the city, El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula. In English, this means "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula."
As the name is quite a mouthful, it became shortened until it finally became Los Angeles. So now, Los Angeles is just "The Angels."

58. The Twitter bird actually has a name – Larry.
When Twitter was founded in 2006, its logo was purchased from a stock image website. The bird logo has had small changes to its appearance in the years since. It wasn't until the 2010s that a Twitter employee revealed that it's actually called Larry.
Twitter has since confirmed this and stated that the name comes from Larry Bird, who is a famous Hall of Fame basketball player.
The species of Larry the Bird remains a secret!

59. Octopuses actually have six arms and two legs!
Just like animals that walk on two appendages, octopuses use their bottom two tentacles for walking and their top six tentacles for manipulating objects, including eating.

60. Pound cake got its name because the original recipe contained a pound of butter, sugar, flour, and eggs.
The simple measurements made the recipe easy to remember. Few people could read back then, so an easy-to-remember recipe was key.

61. There are only two times that we know of that snow fell in the Sahara desert.
February 18, 1979, was a special day for residents of Ain Sefra, a town in Algeria at the edge of the Sahara desert.
Since then, there has been just one case of it happening again, on December 19, 2016.

62. Mike Tyson once offered a zoo attendant $10,000 to let him fight a gorilla.
Fortunately for everyone involved, the zoo attendant declined his request.
A prime Mike Tyson could have knocked any fighter out in boxing history.
During his hell-raising days, Mike earned his name as the Baddest Man on the Planet with victories over the likes of Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick.

63. ABBA turned down 1 billion dollars to do a reunion tour.
At the height of their success in 1979, ABBA was one of the biggest pop bands in the world. Three years later, the group split up following the divorce of two of its members.
ABBA declined a big paycheck In 2000, an unnamed consortium of British and American investors offered the former spouses and bandmates a whopping billion dollars to reunite for 250 shows.

64. Abraham Lincoln fed his cat with a gold fork.
Abraham Lincoln was known to be a lover of animals, but his love for cats was next level!
The Lincoln family often ate at the White House dinner table with their cat, Tabby. And during a formal dinner at the White House, Abe Lincoln fed Tabby from the table with a gold fork.

65. There is a nut on a helicopter nicknamed the "Jesus Nut."
Technically called the "mast nut," it's a single nut that fixes the rotor blades to the helicopter.
It was nicknamed the "Jesus Nut" because if it fails, it would bring about catastrophic consequences, then all that's left to do is to pray to Jesus!

66. Some insects and small birds see the world in slow motion.
This is because they can take in more information per second than other, larger animals. It allows them to move rapidly and with precision, which is vital to escape from predators.

67. A goat called William Windsor served as a Lance Corporal in the British Army.
William "Billy" Windsor I served in the 1st Battalion Infantry Unit of The Royal Welsh between 2001 & 2009.
Following Billy's retirement, he was replaced by a younger goat named William Windsor II.

68. The most venomous jellyfish in the world is the Irukandji.
The Irukandji are a few different species of box jellyfish commonly found in the waters off Australia's coast. They're smaller than your fingernail, and their venom is 100 times more potent than a cobra's.

69. March 20th is known as Snowman Burning Day.
Snowman Burning Day originated at Lake Superior State University in Michigan on March 20, 1971.
This peculiar tradition was inspired by the Rose Sunday Festival in Germany, where a straw "snowman" was burned as part of an agreement between the mayor and the town's children.

70. Queen Elizabeth II wasn't allowed to sit on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Game of Thrones set but couldn't sit on it because of an obscure rule. An old and relatively irrelevant rule states, "the ruling monarch can't sit on a foreign throne."
Despite this throne being a work of fiction, the queen was a stickler for rules and declined to sit on the Iron Throne!

71. There is an official Wizard of New Zealand.
In 1990, the Prime Minister of New Zealand appointed Ian Brackenbury Channell, an old friend, as the official Wizard of New Zealand.
Known simply as "The Wizard," he is quite outspoken on social issues. He was even given the Queen's service medal for his lifelong service to the community.

72. An apple, potato, and onion taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
At least 80% of our sense of taste comes from our sense of smell. Because of this, if you were to block the sense of smell, many foods would taste the same, or at least pretty close.

73. The longest word you're likely to encounter on an everyday basis is "uncharacteristically."
At 20 letters long, uncharacteristically is far from the longest word in the English language. However, a study of 1.7 million samples of everyday English found that it's the longest you're likely to encounter on a daily basis.

74. A company in Poland makes dinnerware out of wheat so you can eat your plate!
They make plates out of wheat bran because it's not just edible; it's completely biodegradable too!
Plastic dinnerware can take centuries to decompose, but it takes just thirty days when made from wheat bran.

75. The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in their lifetime.
Providing you're an average person, who takes average strides and lives an average length of time, it's entirely possible to walk the globe five times!
On average, walk around 7,500 steps daily. The average person lives until they're 80, so it works out that you'll walk about 110,000 miles (177,027 km) in your lifetime. The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 24,900 miles (40,072 km).

76. Michael Jackson offered to make a Harry Potter musical, but the offer was rejected.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rowling defended her decision, saying she "turned down many adaption opportunities, and Michael Jackson's just so happened to be one of them."

77. The world record for stuffing drinking straws into your mouth at once is 650.
On August 25, 2018, Nataraj Karate broke the Guinness World Record for stuffing 650 drinking straws in his mouth at once!

78. Nutella was invented shortly after WWII ended because chocolate was so expensive.
The availability of chocolate was low around this time because most of the world's armies issued rations of chocolate to their soldiers. The lack of supply led many to try creative new approaches.
In 1946 Pietro Ferrero created a spread made of tiny amounts of chocolate and plenty of inexpensive hazelnuts.
Ferrero's son created the final Nutella product and perfected the formula in 1964.

79. North Korea has its own space program.
The North Korea Space Program gained international attention in 1998 when a satellite launch failed to reach orbit. There have been four launches since, with the latest taking place in 2016.
The two satellites which actually reached orbit both failed to function. However, according to North Korea, all launches have been great successes.

80. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.
The Book of Genesis states that "God created all living things." It even specifies that he created all birds and instructed them to go out and increase in number.

81. Ants leave maps for other ants when they walk.
Ants leave trails of pheromones when they walk as maps for other ants to follow. This means they can travel the fastest route to sources of food or their hive.
The more ants that walk that route, the stronger the map is for others to follow. The amazing thing is that the ants don't smell the pheromones but detect them with their antennae!

82. Tears contain a natural painkiller, which reduces pain and improves your mood.
The explanation comes down to the fact that emotional tears contain endorphins, which are our body's natural painkillers and mood improvers.

83. Saturn is the only planet in our solar system that could float in water.
Although Saturn is the second-largest planet in our solar system, it's also the lightest.
Saturn could float in water because it's basically a giant gas ball.

84. Male cats have longer tails than female cats.
On average male cats' tails measure around 11 inches (28 cm), whereas female cats' tails are about 9.9 inches (25 cm) long!
Cats' tails are generally proportional to their body, so a larger body means a larger tail. Male cats have longer tails simply because they are, on average, larger than female cats.

85. Dolly Parton lost in a Dolly Parton look-alike contest.
Despite going all out with her hair and makeup, she received the least applause.

86. George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.
In 1963 George W. Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. During the school year, he was photographed wearing a short skirt and false breasts stuffed down his sweater to cheer on his school's team.

87. In total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse.
While horses may be much larger than us, they have only one less bone than us, with the human body having 206 bones.

88. Coca-Cola once bought all the website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h's.
The "ahh" in the URL stands for "the sound a smile would make if it made sounds." While their ad campaign ended up being a huge success, the websites have since been deactivated.

89. Each year there are more than 40,000 toilet-related injuries in the US.

90. Strawberries can be red, yellow, green, or white.
Most people only experience strawberries when they're already picked and packed into punnets. However, strawberries aren't red when they start growing. Instead, they start green and turn red as they ripen.
Yellow or white strawberries, on the other hand, are an entirely different species of strawberries!

91. Walt Disney World is the second-largest buyer of fireworks in the US.
There are six Walt Disney Worlds in total, and most of them have nightly fireworks displays. Some shows cost up to $50,000, so Disney World spends at least $50 million on fireworks over the course of a year!

92. Four people lived in a home for six months infested with over 2,000 venomous spiders.
Every night, Diane and her husband spent up to two hours capturing spiders in a jar. It became a contest. On their best night, they came in with a haul of 37. At the end of six months, they had trapped 2,055.

93. If you fell into a volcano, you'd float on the lava instead of melting.
Lava is three times denser than water. As we're mainly composed of water, we would simply float on the surface. And you would rapidly catch on fire!

94. In June 2017, the Facebook community reached 2 billion active users.
This was quite the milestone for the social network, as it doubled in size in a five-year period! Since then, Facebook's growth has slowed dramatically. The social network had 2.9 billion active users as of October 2022.

95. Samuel L. Jackson requested a purple lightsaber in Star Wars to accept the part of Mace Windu.
Lucas initially declined, stating that lightsabers could only be blue, green, or red. But fortunately for fans of the purple lightsaber, he eventually changed his mind!

96. The giant stone heads on Easter Island have hidden bodies!
Archaeologists discovered hidden bodies deep within the earth when digging the site.
The reason their bodies are buried isn't because of aliens or because they were built in deep holes but simply by landslides covering them up.

97. Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
With the first large-scale use of gas in warfare during WWI, there was suddenly a severe demand for a solution. The newly developed Kleenex tissue, made from wood pulp, served as a replaceable filter in gas masks, saving lives.

98. In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that could see through people's clothes.
Sony designed the cameras to capture footage better in the dark. So their mistake was actually innocent.
The camcorders were able to see through clothes as they had the ability to record in infrared. But during the day, you could see through someone's outer layer of clothing! As soon as Sony realized their error, they attempted to recall all the cameras, making it their largest product recall to date.

99. During your lifetime, you will spend around seventy-nine days brushing your teeth.
It's common practice to brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes at a time. Four minutes of brushing a day over a year is 1,460 minutes, which is just over one day of tooth brushing every year.
So, if you live for the average life expectancy in the US, 79 years, you'll brush your teeth for seventy-nine days in total!

100. Ronald McDonald is "Donald McDonald" in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese.
The letters "R" and "L" in English are rather tricky for Japanese speakers to pronounce. As such, McDonald's decided to change their mascot's name to "Donaudo Makudonarudo" or Donald McDonald.

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