15 Of The Most Random Facts You’ll Ever Read

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Guinness estimates that 93,000 liters of beer are lost in facial hair each year in the UK alone.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt once sneaked out of a White House event, commandeered an airplane, and went on a joyride to Baltimore.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Some cats are allergic to humans.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

Black raven

Ravens in captivity can learn to talk better than parrots.

Vials of blood

Blood donors in Sweden receive a thank you text when their blood is used.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

An estimated 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named primary beneficiary in their owners’ wills.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

J.K. Simmons has been the voice of the Yellow Peanut M&M since the late 1990s.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Count von Count’s love of numbers isn’t just a quirky character trait—in traditional vampire folklore, the bloodsuckers have arithmomania, a compulsion to count.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

In Great Britain and Japan, black cats are perceived as auspicious. In the English Midlands, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage, and the Japanese believe that black cats are good luck—particularly for single women

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Portland was named by a coin flip. Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Sleep literally cleans your brain. During slumber, more cerebrospinal fluid flushes through the brain to wash away harmful proteins and toxins that build up during the day

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

Neil Armstrong’s astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline. A friend slipped the tardy form in with the others

15 Of The Most Random Facts You'll Ever Read

The manchineel tree is nicknamed the “Tree of Death” for good reason: Touching it can leave chemical burns on your skin, its fruit is toxic, and its bark—when burned—can cause blindness.