Amazing Facts

15 Cool And Random Fun Facts That Will Wow You

When soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate his cleats for a charity auction benefitting a 10-month-old child suffering from a brain disorder that can lead to 30 seizures a day, Ronaldo paid the full $83,000 cost of the surgery for young Erik Ortiz Cruz.

The 2014 film “Nightcrawler” was inspired by a photographer named Arthur Fellig, who in the 1930’s, installed a police-band shortwave radio in his car and maintained a complete darkroom in the trunk. He’d often beat authorities to the scene and then sell his gory photos to the tabloids.

Panera Bread is called Saint Louis Bread Company exclusively in the St. Louis metro area.

Although Joseph Stalin officially killed around 2.9 million Russians during his reign. Historians think that number may have been as high as 30 million, or around 22% of the population.

In 2013, a Swedish man broke out of prison one day before his release in order to see a dentist and then turned himself in after fixing his toothache.

It takes three years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. The training takes place at a university college and each graduate gets a bachelor’s degree in “Police Studies.”

There is a mountain called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu in New Zealand and its name translates to “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.”

Scientists at Allen Telescope Array always keep champagne in their fridge in case they find signs of extraterrestrial life.

Phobos, Mars’ largest moon, is set to collide with Mars or break up into a ring in 50 million years due to tidal forces.

Homo floresiensis, an extinct 3.5 ft tall hominin that used stone tools, is believed to have lived alongside modern human as recently as 12,000 years ago.

There is a strong correlation between people who buy bird seed and people who usually pay their debts. Inversely, people who buy chrome accessories for their car tend to not pay their debts in full.

The Ferris Wheel, moving walkway, Pabst Blue Ribbon, pressed penny souvenirs, Juicy Fruit gum, and Aunt Jemima pancake mix were all unveiled at the 1893 Chicago World Fair.

Cleopatra was born out of a lot of inbreeding. Through three uncle–niece marriages and three sister–brother marriages, her family tree collapses to a single couple at four, five or six generations back (counting through different lines).

Helsinki, Finland has an annual celebration called Dinner Under the Sky, where all Helsinkians can set up a table outside and enjoy their dinner on the city’s sidewalks, parks, or even in the middle of the busiest shopping streets.

In 2012, a set of twins were born at a record 87 days apart.

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