500 Random Fun Facts For Curious Minds
We live in a weird and wonderful world, and the more you learn about it, the more it fascinates you. If you love reading random fun facts about things, places and people around the world, we have got you covered! This list is filled with hundreds of random, interesting, heartwarming, and fun facts that are not only entertaining but also educational.
20Q Game Bridges AI and Play
The “20Q” handheld game, launched in 2003, is renowned for its uncanny guessing capabilities, derived from an artificial neural network initially developed for a web game released in 1994, which collected user data to enhance its AI system.
NYPL’s Top 10 Most Borrowed Books Reflect a Century of Iconic Literature
Over its 125-year history, the New York Public Library’s most checked-out books include “The Snowy Day,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “1984,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
Tourist Fakes Kidnapping in Thailand for Ransom
A 48-year-old English tourist in Pattaya, Thailand, staged his own kidnapping to extort ransom money from his family after his vacation funds ran out. He enlisted friends to pose as kidnappers in photos sent to his family. The plot led to Interpol’s involvement, but they found him partying with his accomplices, leading to arrests for drug possession, unauthorized firearms, and expired visas.
Finland Celebrates a Tradition Known as “National Sleepy Head Day”
Every year on the 27th of July, Finland celebrates a tradition known as “National Sleepy Head Day,” where the last person in a family to wake up is playfully thrown into a lake or sea by the rest of the family.
Bosnian Couple Discovers they Were Cheating on Each Other
In 2007, a married couple from Bosnia were cheating on each other in online chatrooms. When they decided to meet the individuals they had been talking to online in person, they discovered that they had been cheating on each other with each other.
A Man Threatened to Sue a Magazine for Using His Picture
A man threatened to sue a magazine because he thought they used his picture in a story about why all hipsters look alike. However, it was later found that they actually used a picture of a totally different guy.
Lottery Winner in a Scream Costume
This Jamaican Super Lotto winner of $1.5 million wore a mask from the Scream movie along with a cape and black gloves to remain anonymous.
The Devon Man Who Hooted At Owls
In 1997, a man in Devon, England, spent a whole year hooting at owls that nested in his garden and excitedly recorded their replies. Then his wife discussed it with the neighbor’s wife, only to find the neighbor was equally delighted at the replies he received for his own hooting.
In Scotland, Two Students Turned a Pineapple into a Piece of Art
In Scotland, two students went to an art exhibition and left a pineapple on a table to see if it would become art. When they returned four days later, the pineapple was still there and had been covered with a glass display case.
A British Airways Jet Had to Land Early Because of Smelly Poop
In 2015, a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Dubai had someone do such a bad poop on board that they had to turn around after just 30 minutes.
Six Hundred Volunteers Showed Up to Dallas School’s “Breakfast with Dads”
In 2017, a Dallas middle school held a “Breakfast with Dads” event. However, some students did not have fathers or father figures to bring. So, one of the organizers posted on Facebook, asking for about 50 volunteers. In the end, 600 men showed up to help.
The Swiss Constitution Maintains that Plants have “Dignity”
In Switzerland, the constitution recognizes the “dignity” of plants. Plants have an innate immune system, can interact with their surroundings, and even can distinguish between themselves and another plant.
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