Studies have proven that laughter is the best medicine. So, we’ve assembled some of the best funny facts for you. In fact, some of these may be the weirdest, funniest, jaw-dropping factoids of all time.
Take a break and read ’em all. It may seem like you’re wasting time online, but you’re actually making yourself smarter and healthier.
1. The Supreme Court Has Its Own Private Basketball Court With An Amazing Nickname
There’s a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s nickname is “the highest court in the land.”
2. Hunting Unicorns Is Legal In Michigan
Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. Unsurprisingly, the “chief herald of the Unicorn Hunters” was once quoted saying: “The pursuit of the unicorn is a lonely quest.” We wish them nothing but good luck!
3. Someone Actually Paid $10,000 For Invisible Artwork
An art collector once paid $10,000 for a “non-visible” sculpture created by actor James Franco. The artwork was billed as an “endless tank of oxygen.” Um, yeah… it’s called air. We’re breathing some now… for free!
4. A U.S. Town Had A 3-Year Old Mayor
In the small town of Dorset, Minnesota, where a new mayor is picked every two years by drawing names out of a hat, a three year old named Robert Tufts was elected mayor in 2015. His governing style: “Being nice and no poopy talk”.
5. Americans Have A Trouble Understanding The Computer Code
According to a 2014 study conducted by VoucherCloud and published by the L.A. Times, 1 in 9 Americans—exactly 11 percent of the population—think HTML is actually a sexually transmitted disease. Oof!
6. There’s An American Town With A Population Of One
Monowi, Nebraska, is the only town in the United States with an official population of one person. Yes, she owes taxes… To herself! She’s in her 80s, and she’s employed as the village’s mayor, librarian, and bartender.
7. Some Passengers Go Insane To Avoid Baggage Fees
In 2012, a man wore 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans on an 11-and-a-half hour flight from China to Africa because he didn’t want to pay the extra baggage fee. Though hilarious, we don’t recommend it.
8. One Programmer Had An Unusual Way Of Weaning Himself Off Facebook
Maneesh Sethi, a computer programmer, hired a woman (at $8 an hour) to slap him in the face every time he tried checking Facebook during working hours! Smartphone Addiction is real people!
9. Lobsters Communicate With Their Pee
Lobsters have bladders on either side of their heads, so they communicate by urinating at each other. If they want another lobster to know that they’re happy or sad or angry or interested in a relationship, they say it with pee!
10. Dolly Parton Lost In Her Own Look-Alike Contest
Dolly Parton once entered a celebrity look-alike contest, without revealing her true identity, at a club in San Francisco. She lost to a drag queen.
11. Latin America Has Flowers That Look Like Lips
There’s a flower in the rainforests of Central and South America that resembles a puckering mouth covered in lipstick. It called Psychotria Elata, and it nicknamed Hooker’s Lips!
12. There’s Only One Letter That Doesn’t Appear In Any U.S. State Name
Can you guess the answer to this random fact? You’ll find a Z (Arizona), a J (New Jersey), and even two X’s (New Mexico and Texas)—but not a single Q.
13. Scotland Has 421 Words For “Snow”
Yes—421! That’s too many fun facts about snow. Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow).
14. Samsung Tests Phone Durability With A Butt-Shaped Robot
People stash their phones in their back pockets all the time, which is why Samsung created a robot that is shaped like a butt—and yes, even wears jeans—to “sit” on their phones to make sure they can take the pressure.
15. Armadillo Shells Are Bulletproof
In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.
16. Octopuses Lay 56,000 Eggs At A Time
The mother spends six months so devoted to protecting the eggs that she doesn’t eat. The babies are the size of a grain of rice when they’re born.
17. Cats Have Fewer Toes On Their Back Paws
Like most four-legged mammals, they have five toes on the front, but their back paws only have four toes. Scientists think the four-toe back paws might help them run faster. Do you know any other fun facts about cats?
18. Blue Whales Eat Half A Million Calories In One Mouthful
These random facts are mindblowing! Those 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth.
19. That Tiny Pocket In Jeans Was Designed To Store Pocket Watches
The original jeans only had four pockets: that tiny one, plus two more on the front and just one in the back.
20. Most Disney Characters Wear Gloves To Keep Animation Simple
Walt Disney might have been the first to put gloves on his characters, as seen in 1929’s The Opry House starring Mickey Mouse. In addition to being easier to animate, there’s another reason Disney opted for gloves: “We didn’t want him to have mouse hands because he was supposed to be more human”.
21. The Man With The World’s Deepest Voice Can Make Sounds Humans Can’t Hear
The man, Tim Storms, can’t even hear the note, which is eight octaves below the lowest G on a piano—but elephants can.
22. The Current American Flag Was Designed By A High School Student
His design had 50 stars even though Alaska and Hawaii weren’t states yet. Heft figured the two would earn statehood soon and showed the government his design. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower called to say his design was approved, Heft’s teacher changed his grade to an A.
23. Cows Don’t Have Upper Front Teeth
They do have molars in the top back of their mouths though. Where you’d expect upper incisors, cows, sheep, and goats have a thick layer of tissue called a “dental pad.” They use that with their bottom teeth to pull out grass.
24. Dogs Sniff Good Smells With Their Left Nostril
Dogs normally start sniffing with their right nostril, then keep it there if the smell could signal danger, but they’ll shift to the left side for something pleasant, like food or a mating partner.
25. The French Have Their Own Name For A “French Kiss”
This interesting fact doesn’t date that far back. The word hasn’t been around for long. In 2014, galocher—meaning to kiss with tongues—was added to the Petit Robert French dictionary.
26. Mercedes Invented A Car Controlled By Joystick
The joystick in the 1966 Mercedes F200 showcase car controlled speed and direction, replacing both the steering wheel and pedals. The car could also sense which side the driver was sitting in, so someone could control it from the passenger seat.
27. The CIA Headquarters Has Its Own Starbucks, But Baristas Don’t Write Names On The Cups
Its receipts say “Store Number 1” instead of “Starbucks,” and its workers need an escort to leave their work posts.
28. Bees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest
Bees can fly higher than 29,525 feet above sea level, according to National Geographic. That’s higher than Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
29. Ancient Egyptians Used Dead Mice To Ease Toothaches
In Ancient Egypt, people put a dead mouse in their mouth if they had a toothache, according to Nathan Belofsky’s book “Strange Medicine”. Mice were also used as a warts remedy during Elizabethan England.
30. Humans Have Jumped Further Than Horses In The Olympics
The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. Mike Powell set the record in 1991 by jumping 8.95 meters, and the horse Extra Dry set the record in 1900 by jumping 6.10 meters.
31. The Terminator Script Was Sold For $1
James Cameron is the award-winning director of movies like Titanic, Avatar, and The Terminator. In order to get his big break with The Terminator, he sold the script for $1 and a promise that he’d be able to direct.
32. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak And Ron Wayne Started Apple Inc. On April Fools’ Day
The three technology innovators signed the documents to form the Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976. Thirty years later, the company was renamed Apple Inc. and is no joke. In 2018, Apple Inc. became the country’s first trillion-dollar company.
33. Baseball Umpires Used To Sit In Rocking Chairs
People have been playing baseball since the mid 19th century. In the early games, umpires would officiate the games reclining in a rocking chair that was located 20 feet behind home plate. By 1878, the National League also declared that home teams must pay umpires $5 per game.
34. Neil Armstrong’s Hair Was Sold In 2004 For $3,000
The lucky buyer, John Reznikoff, holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of hair from historical celebrities, reports NBC. The barber Marx Sizemore, who cut Armstrong’s hair, received threats of being sued by Armstrong’s lawyers who said he violated an Ohio law that protects the rights of famous people.
35. Wimbledon Tennis Balls Are Kept At 68 Degrees Fahrenheit
The temperature of tennis balls affects how the ball bounces. At warmer temperatures, the gas molecules inside the ball expand making the ball bounce higher. To make sure the best tennis balls are there, Wimbledon goes through over 50,000 tennis balls.
36. World Record For The Holder Of The Most World Records
Ashrita Furman, who’s set more than 600 records and currently holds more than 200. His records have ranged from fastest mile on a pogo stick, longest time to hula hoop underwater and greatest distance travelled on a bicycle balancing a milk bottle on the head.
37. The Longest Wedding Veil Was Longer Than 63 Football Fields
If you thought Meghan Markle’s wedding veil was long, get this: there’s a woman in Cyprus who set the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil. How long was it, you ask? Nearly 23,000 feet, which is the same length as about 63.5 football fields.
38. You Can Hear A Blue Whale’s Heartbeat From More Than 2 Miles Away
The world’s largest animal’s heart weighs about 400 pounds — approximately the size of a small piano
39. The Odds Of Getting A Royal Flush Are Exactly 1 In 649,740
Poker fiends have a slightly better chance of laying down a straight flush: Try 72,192 to 1. Out of the 7,462 distinct five-card poker hands, you have a 42% chance of getting a single pair though.
40. 57 Varieties Of Heinz Ketchup
There actually aren’t “57 varieties” of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57. Hint: Hit the glass bottle on the “57,” not the bottom, to get the ketchup to flow.
Some One Line Facts :-
1. There is a technical name for the “fear of long words”. It is “hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.”
2. The Four Corners is the only spot in the US where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
3. Wombats are the only animal whose poop’s shape is cube. This is due to how its intestines form the feces. The animals then stack the cubes to mark their territory.
4. The wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles was watched by 750 million people worldwide in 1981. But sadly, 2.5 billion watched her funeral in 1997.
5. The word “strengths” is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel.
6. Humans can never land on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because there are gases but no solid surface.
7. People started wearing pajamas, originally spelled “pyjamas,” instead of nightgowns so they’d be prepared to run outside in public during World War I air raids in England.
8. There are farts which are at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).
9. Every human being starts out as an asshole: it’s the first part of the body to form in the womb.
10. If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
11. There’s a “DUMB Starbucks” where every product has the word “dumb” in front of it.
12. Mariah Carey’s legs are insured for US$1 billion.
13. The Sun City Poms is a cheerleading squad in Arizona that only people 55 or older can join.
14. The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn’t Z — it was the letter J.
15. The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly.
16. For a brief time, Melbourne had the best name on the planet: Batmania.
17. Canadians say “sorry” so much that The Apology Act was passed in 2009, declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission of guilt.
18. “Horizontal refreshment” was 19th century slang for sex.
19. Sea otters have a pouch under their forearm to store their favorite rocks.
20. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second.
21. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
22. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
23. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
24. Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.
25. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
26. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
27. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
28. The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
29. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks – otherwise it will digest itself.
30. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
31. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
32. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
33. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the most often stolen book from Public Libraries.
34. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
35. Rome is on every continent except Antarctica.
36. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
37. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
38. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
39. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
40. No Number Before 1,000 Contains The Letter A. Some of these fun facts will have you counting. But there are plenty of E’s, I’s, O’s, U’s, and Y’s.