40 Fun Facts That Might Make You Raise An Eyebrow, But They Are In Fact 100% True

Hello, curious folk, this is your captain, Bored Panda speaking. Welcome to our crazy fun facts galore, where we discuss things that are hard to believe yet absolutely true! We’re happy to see you here, and that you trust us to take you on a journey of unbelievable facts. 

Jokes aside, this is our list dedicated to various crazy facts; one might even call it a haberdashery of trivia. And it doesn’t even matter which of the fields you’re most interested in – animals, nature, chemistry, or life – there’s definitely a mind-blowing fact for each of you. The most important fact here is that they are highly likely to satiate your curiosity and the need to learn something new and unexpected every day. You can very well trust this list of fun trivia to live up to its name! And oh boy, the stories behind these interesting facts, especially those concerning real-life happenings, should all be worthy of a movie, which we do hope to see one day. 

So, let your curiosity run wild and read these fun facts that we’ve gathered from all the corners of the internet. They are, as per usual, just a little bit further down. Once you are there, be sure to vote for the most incredible fact that has left you genuinely amazed. This way, it’ll find its way to the top of this list! Once that’s all crossed off of the list, share this article with your friends, for we are pretty sure that they’d like to read these crazy fun facts, too.

#1

Potato chips cause more weight gain than any other food.

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Worth it

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Marie Curie is the only person to earn a Nobel prize in two different sciences.

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Linus Pauling won for Chemistry and Peace. I guess Peace isn’t a science, but still.

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#3

Crows hold grudges!

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Crows can recognise faces and human behaviour. If you create a stressful situation with a crow it will warn others and it’s offspring that you are a dangerous person. It will also remember if you are nice to it, so will recommend you to its family and friends 🙂 Which is why the crows who visit my garden bring their babies to eat too xx

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#4

Dogs can smell cancer.

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My cat can tell when something is wrong with my mother. My cat will come wake me up.

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#5

The heads on Easter Island have bodies.

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So like they had committed murders before being placed there? Thrilling, tell me more!

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#6

Cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do.

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Just when you thought is was safe to go back into the pasture.

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#7

America’s first bank robber deposited the money back into the same bank.

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Only in America folks. lol. Edit: I am an American so i do see the humor in all the roasts we get on BP.

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#8

Detroit undercover cops in a drug ring once fought another group of undercover cops.

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Did they make this into a film? If not .. why not? 😀

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#9

Some planets produce diamond rain.

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Which is why diamonds aren’t that special and people shouldn’t die for them.

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#10

The fire hydrant patent was lost in a fire.

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The irony!

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#11

Germany uncovers 2,000 tons of unexploded bombs every year.

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WW2 relicts. I remember an anecdote, where a railway station was temporarily shut down because of that. An English speaking couple was terrified and asked “Do they know, who planted the bomb?” The dry (and correct) answer was “Yup, the Royal Air Force”

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#12

Star Trek’s Scotty stormed the beach at Normandy.

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Born a Canadian he was in the Canadian Army and did indeed land at Normandy 🙂

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A 70-year-old woman once completed seven marathons in seven days, across all seven continents.

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I have a hard time just getting out of bed lol

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#14

The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

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Legend states that the Unicorns natural enemy was the Lion and Englands’ National animal is .. wait for it … A Lion.

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#15

One man once survived two atomic bombs.

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Can you be more vague BP please??

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#16

The first Star Wars was expected to be a flop.

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Beats the s**t out of Star Crash.

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#17

Bees can detect bombs.

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Bomblebee 😂😂

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#18

The first person convicted of speeding was going eight mph.

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un excuse me do you know how slow you were going

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#19

The world’s biggest tire producer is LEGO.

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Well, maybe the smallest tire producer, with the most quantity.

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#20

Your liver can regrow itself in three weeks.

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I’ll drink to that!

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#21

Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.

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Why is there a buy now button am I the only one who can see it!!!??!

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#22

Chewing gum boosts concentration.

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I’ve heard that if you chew gum while studying something you will recall it easier as well when you chew gum.

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#23

In Germany, people help toads cross the road.

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They build small fences at spawning season and dig in buckets. Toads end up in buckets, which are regularly (once or twice a day, I think) emptied into the next pond.

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#24

Cats once delivered mail in Belgium.

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Guys, but how? Between the 7th and 8th nap of the day?

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#25

“New car smell” is the scent of dozens of chemicals.

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Buutttt it smells gooodddd

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#26

Goosebumps are meant to ward off predators.

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They raise your hair. In hairier beasts, this raised hair makes them look bigger and scarier, not worth the risk. We puny humans have lost our thick hairy body covering.

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#27

Most laughter isn’t because things are funny.

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HA, good one!

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#28

For 100 years, maps have shown an island that doesn’t exist.

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Again, more information needed. Even modern maps show Finland exist even though conspiracy theorists have found it was just made up. Seriously.

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#29

The moon has moonquakes!

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How? It doesn’t have a magma center, or continental plates.

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#30

Space smells like seared steak.

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Them aliens 👽 be cooking

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#31

Agatha Christie has sold over 2 billion books.

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No surprise here – they’re an awesome read!

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#32

There’s a town in nebraska with a population of one!

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An ultimate introvert place.

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#33

Baby blue whales grow 200 pounds per day.

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thats basically me now

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#34

Riding a roller coaster could help you pass a kidney stone.

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It can certainly cure constipation 🤭

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#35

The Bermuda Triangle isn’t any more likely to cause a mysterious disappearance than anywhere else.

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That’s what they want you to think

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#36

Redheads aren’t actually going extinct.

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Correct, go to Ireland or the West of Scotland. Infected with redheads ….

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#37

Sea lions can dance to a beat.

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somEBODY ONCE TOLD ME THE WORLD WAS GONNA ROLL ME

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#38

The “M’s” in M&Ms stand for “Mars” and “Murrie.”

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What does the “&” stand for?

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#39

Hair and nails grow faster during pregnancy.

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You also lose a lot of hair post partum. It’s not pretty.

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Dogs actually understand some English.

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No, they can understand languages. Stop making this so English centered.

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