23 Fun and Random Facts That Will Surprise You

The world is really a huge sack of weird things: if one day you find yourself amazed because you have already seen too much of the world, suddenly you get data and information that leave you with your mouth on the floor. Below, we have gathered a series of facts that will surely serve as a snack for the next meeting with your friends.


1 – Apple has a third founder: Ronald Wayne. The man sold his 10% stake in the company in 1976 for as much as $800.

2 – The most searched books on Amazon are “The Holy Bible,” the biography of Steve Jobs, and “The Hunger Games.”

Research published in 2008 revealed that 58% of British teenagers believed Sherlock Holmes was a real person. On the other hand, 20% believed that Winston Churchill was nothing more than a fictional character.

There was a time in the 1990s when half of the CDs produced in the world were AOL.

5 – Nutella was reinvented during World War II, when an Italian added hazelnuts and chocolate to extend the viability of the product and also to decrease the price of this delicacy. The whole world is grateful.

6 – Tsotomu Yamaguchi. Save that name. He was the guy who survived the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki – yes, he was in both cities during the two attacks. Yamaguchi died in 2010 at the age of 93.

J.P. Morgan once offered to pay $100,000 to anyone who could find out why his face was always so red. No one took home the reward.

8 – If the dictatorship of beauty standards is visible today, in the past it was much worse. In the 1960s, a Barbie was made that came with a book called “How to Lose Weight.” One of the book’s recommendations was: “don’t eat.”

9 – Prairie dogs greet each other with kisses.

10 – The first graduating class at New Mexico State University, in 1893, had just one student, who was shot dead before graduation.

Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, refused to patent his idea.

12 – Only one McDonald’s branch in the world does not have the brand’s logo in yellow. In Sedona, Arizona, the M symbol turns to turquoise.

U.S. Flag

13 – The flag of the United States was designed by a student, as part of a work for school. The grade he received was an average.

14 – Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings.” He said he had read the book, as well as the script, and also seen the movie. After all this, he didn’t understand the story.

15 – Have you noticed that 12 + 1 = 11 + 2? This is often called a numeric anagram.

A water reservoir in Portland, in the United States, required to be completely emptied – wasting millions of liters of water – in 2011 after a 21-year-old man decided to urinate there.

17 – In English, if you write the name of the numbers, starting with 1, you won’t have to use the letter A until the number 1,000.

18 – After Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Mona Lisa served as the bathroom decoration of King Francis I of France.

Pringle potatoes

When airport names began to be represented by only three letters, those whose acronyms had two letters simply added an X at the end.

Abraham Zapruder was filming John F. Kennedy’s motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when the then-president was assassinated. For having managed to record the moment of the crime, Zapruder’s family received $16 million from the U.S. government.

21 – Actress Janis Joplin left $2.5,000 in her will for her friends to get drunk on after her death.

The inventor of the Pringles can, Frederic Baur, was cremated and buried inside one of these cans in 2008.

23 – It takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Chupa Chups.



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