400 Random Fun Facts For Curious Minds

by Rinku Bhattacharjee9 months ago

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 are also educational.

Why Did a Train Driver in Spain Leave 109 Passengers Stranded?

Train Driver in Spain Leave 109 Passengers Stranded

In 2016, a train driver in Spain could not find anyone to take over as the next train driver at the end of his shift. Having legally exceeded his shift hours, he stopped the train at a village and left the 109 passengers onboard stranded.

An Illegally Demolished Pub Was Rebuilt Brick-by-brick

An interesting fact about Carlton Tavern

An about 100-year-old pub in London was demolished illegally in 2015 by developers. They were then ordered to rebuild it, brick-by-brick. This pub, called Carlton Tavern, was the only building on the street to survive the Blitz during World War II.


An Amsterdam Airport Installed Pictures of Flies in the Urinals

Pictures of Flies in the Urinals

In an attempt to save on cleaning costs, an airport in Amsterdam installed pictures of flies in the urinals so that men could aim at them and avoid urine spillage.

A Sri Lankan Textbook Features Jesse Pinkman on its Cover

Jesse Pinkman on a book cover

This science textbook from Sri Lanka features Jesse Pinkman (from the hit TV show Breaking Bad) on its cover.

Shakira Can Speak at Least Four Languages

Shakira Can Speak at Least Four Languages

By the age of 20, Shakira had founded the Fundación Pies Descalzos, an organization that aims to bring quality education to every Colombian child. She also speaks four languages and has partnered with UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador.


Dutch Researchers Once Set Out a Hamster Wheel in the Wild

Hamster Wheel in the Wild

In a study published in 2014, when some Dutch researchers set out a hamster wheel in nature, numerous kinds of wild animals, including mice, frogs and slugs, were spotted using it.

Odin – the Hero Dog that Wouldn’t Abandon his Flock of Goats

Odin dog

During the 2017 California Tubbs wildfires, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind when his owners decided to flee to safety. When the owners returned to the property later, they found that Odin had survived. The dog had managed to keep the goats alive and even some deer had gathered with their pack.


A Philadelphia Woman Has Taped Thousands of Hours of Television

Marion Stokes

From the 1970s until her death in 2012, a Philadelphia woman named Marion Stokes taped thousands of hours of television programs on more than 70,000 VHS and Betamax tapes. This collection might be the largest known personal archive of television, and the Internet Archive is working on digitizing it.

Pennsylvania’s Ringing Rocks Park has Rocks that Sound like Bells!

In Pennsylvania, there is a place called “Ringing Rocks Park” where the rocks sound like a ringing bell when struck.


The Giant Mark Twain Sequoia Tree Was Felled in 1891

Giant Mark Twain Sequoia Tree

This is the Mark Twain giant sequoia tree that was felled in 1891 for exhibition. The tree, which dated back to 550 CE, stood 300 feet (91.4 meters) tall and had a diameter of 16 feet (4.8 meters).

A Japanese Company Gave its Non-Smoking Employees Extra Days Off

Japanese Company Gave its Non-Smoking Employees

In 2017, a Japanese company decided to give its non-smoking employees an extra six days off to compensate for the smokers taking cigarette breaks. This policy was also meant to encourage people to quit smoking.


Why do Dogs “Play Sneeze”?

Dogs “Play Sneeze”

Dogs often “play sneeze” when they are feeling playful and excited. Play sneezes indicate that your dog is having a fun time and it shows other dogs that their behavior is just play.

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How did Brussels Sprouts Become a Popular Dish?

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts used to have a strong bitter taste. But in the 1990s, plant breeders began cross-pollinating it to reduce the level of the chemicals causing the bitterness. As a result, its flavor improved, and Brussels sprouts became more popular.


A 135-year-old Note Found under the Floorboards

Note Found under the Floorboards

In 2022, an Edinburgh plumber discovered a 135-year-old message in a bottle under the floorboards of a house. The note, dated 6 October 1887, was signed by two male workers who laid the floor and stated that “they did not drink the whisky.”

Two Scientists Accidentally Helped Prove the Big Bang Theory

the Big Bang Theory

In 1964, two Bell Labs scientists were working with the extremely sensitive Holmdel Horn Antenna. During this time, they detected a strange “buzzing noise” that they could not get rid of. After some tests, this interference was proven to be residual radiation from the Big Bang. The scientists later won the Nobel Prize.


The World’s Largest and Most Expensive Embassy is in Baghdad

Embassy of the USA

The Embassy of the United States of America in Baghdad is the largest and most expensive embassy in the world. It covers an area of 104 acres and is almost as large as Vatican City. The complex is over ten times the size of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and has its own power station and water and waste treatment facilities.

Cool Patch Pumpkins – A Massive 60-Acre Corn Maze in California

Cool Patch Pumpkins

The Cool Patch Pumpkins corn maze in Dixon, California, is the largest corn maze in the world. It covers an area of 60 acres and is so big that people who dare to enter it often get lost and call 911 for help.

Leonardo da Vinci Designed a Robot over Five Centuries Ago!

Leonardo da Vinci automobile

Leonardo da Vinci not only invented the ancestor of the modern automobile and conceptualized a crank-powered armored tank, but he also designed and possibly constructed a humanoid automaton called Leonardo’s mechanical knight in 1495, over 500 years ago.

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