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Interesting Funny Facts in English Part 1

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Interesting Funny Facts in English Part 1 

  • If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
  • Movies have to clarify that they're fiction because of a 1930s lawsuit that traces back to none other than Rasputin.
  • There's an island in Japan you can visit that's inhabited only by friendly bunnies
  • King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
  • The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk!
  • In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
  • The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
  • The creature that kills the most people every year isn't snakes, sharks, or even other humans — it's the mosquito.
  • Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”.
  • Chainsaws, the horror-movie murder weapon of choice, were invented for aid in childbirth 😊.
  • Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. Today, only 12% do.
  • Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
  • Paper bags aren't any better for the environment than plastic ones.
  • A flock of crows is known as a murder.
  • Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
  • Iceland has an elf whisperer who inspects construction sites before anything gets built to make sure no elves are hanging around.
  • Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
  • The British royal family isn't allowed to play Monopoly.
  • Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting. (If they lived in the same place)
  • Almost as many people were killed by guillotine in Nazi Germany as in the French Revolution.
  • People wore fake moles (or "beauty patches") made of velvet, silk, or mouse skin in the 18th century as a fashion statement.
  • In 1518, a “dancing plague” took over the town of Strasbourg, France.
  • In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!
  • Toilet seat covers are basically pointless.
  • An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  • 29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“.
  • There are actually more public libraries in the US than McDonald's.
  • If Pinokio says “My Nose Will Grow Now”, it would cause a paradox. Details here.
  • The person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into a frisbee after he died!
  • If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!
  • The voice of Mickey Mouse and the voice of Minnie Mouse got married IRL.
  • Until the 1980s, it was illegal for a woman to drive a car down Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia, unless her husband was walking in front of the car waving a red flag.
  • A can of Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse 😳.
  • "What in tarnation?" is literally just another way of saying, "What the hell?"
  • A female architecture student prevented a Manhattan skyscraper from collapsing in the 1970s when she caught a massive design flaw.
  • Popcorn wasn't always a beloved movie snack — in fact, prior to the Great Depression, movie theaters hated popcorn.
  • German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.
  • In the 1920s, women in several US cities organized Anti-Flirt Clubs in to combat catcalling.
  • When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
  • Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  • Wombat poop is cube-shaped.
  • In the 19th century, experts warned women about a disease called bicycle face, which meant getting stuck with the awkward faces they made while biking.
  • During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  • “Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
  • Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.
  • The Sun City Poms is a cheerleading squad in Arizona that only people 55 or older can join.
  • It's illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland because they get lonely
  • Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
  • There is an island in the Bahamas that's inhabited only by swimming pigs.
  • For a short time, the planet Uranus was named...George.
  • The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn't Z — it was the letter J.
  • Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
  • There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.
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