601 Interesting Facts To Share With Your Friends

by Shweta Anand2 years ago
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There’s nothing like a random and interesting fact to keep a circle of friends entertained. And if you’re on the lookout for some juicy facts that will entertain your buddies, we’ve got just the thing for you. So, here’s a list of unusual and interesting facts that you can share with your loved ones. Enjoy!

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Gaming industry revenue surpasses film and music industries combined.

gaming industry generates more revenue than the film

The gaming industry generates more revenue than the film and music industries combined, valued at over $300 billion. This growth is fueled by mobile gaming and esports.

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Wasabi mist fire alarm developed for deaf people in Japan.

Wasabi mist fire alarm

Japanese researchers developed a fire alarm for the deaf that uses wasabi mist to wake individuals during emergencies. The wasabi’s pungent smell quickly alerts them to danger.

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Japan’s low theft rate allows unattended belongings to save seats.

Japan's low theft rate

In Japan, theft is so rare that people often leave wallets, purses, laptops, or phones unattended to save their seats in cafes and public places.

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Family reunites with lost dog while adopting another after Sandy.

Family reunites with lost dog

A New Jersey family lost their dog during Hurricane Sandy. After searching for 1.5 years, they decided to adopt a new dog, only to be reunited with their lost dog during the adoption process.

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Slime mold recreated Tokyo’s rail network, demonstrating natural efficiency without brains.

Slime mold recreated Tokyo's rail network

Scientists placed slime mold on a Tokyo map with food sources representing urban centers. The slime mold formed a network almost identical to Tokyo’s rail system within a day, showcasing its efficiency despite lacking a brain.

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Elizabeth Blackwell accepted by 150 male students, no objections.

Elizabeth Blackwell

When Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female recipient of a medical degree in the U.S., applied to Geneva Medical College in 1847, the dean decided to hold a vote among the 150 male students. If even one of them objected, she would be rejected. Remarkably, all 150 students voted to accept her.

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Chiropractic’s founder claimed inspiration from a dead doctor during séance.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is considered a pseudoscientific alternative medicine, with chiropractors not recognized as primary care providers. Its founder, D.D. Palmer, claimed to receive chiropractic principles from a deceased doctor during a séance. Despite scientific criticism, chiropractic remains popular today.

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Sand batteries store thermal energy, releasing it for heating or electricity.

sand batteries

There exist sand batteries that store thermal energy by heating sand to high temperatures, retaining the heat for extended periods, and releasing it when needed to generate electricity or provide heating.

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White House Chief Calligrapher writes invitations, earns $96,725 annually.

White House Chief Calligrapher

The White House has a Chief Calligrapher responsible for writing invitations, greetings, and proclamations, earning $96,725 a year.

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Adidas-Puma rivalry made Herzogenaurach “town of bent necks”.

Adidas-Puma rivalry

The rivalry between Adidas and Puma led to the German town of Herzogenaurach being nicknamed “the town of bent necks.” Locals would check each other’s shoes to see which brand they were wearing before starting a conversation. This division influenced everything from social interactions to business dealings in the town.

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Corvette Z06 buyers can build their own engine for $5,000​.

Corvette Z06 buyers can build their own engine for $5,000​.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 buyers can pay $5,000 to assemble their car’s engine at the Corvette factory with a Chevy technician’s help. The finished engine features a plaque with the owner’s name and assembly date. This program offers a unique hands-on experience for car enthusiasts.

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