All About Random Facts


A random fact is a statement or figure which is not logically connected to any other information. Random facts are often interesting or unusual and are used to entertain or baffle people. Some random facts are more interesting than others. Some are funny, while others are simply bizarre. Still, something is intriguing about all random facts. Whether you are looking to entertain others or simply learn something new, random facts can be a great way to do it. Here are some random facts that you may find interesting.

Random Facts:

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  • People blink nearly 10,000,000 times a day.
  • There are more than 100 different types of cancer.
  • It would take a stack of $100 bills 567 miles high to equal the amount of money in circulation around the world.
  • It takes about 7 minutes for the food you eat to reach your stomach.
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day.
  • You produce about 2 pints of saliva a day.
  • You use about 200 muscles when you take a step.
  • Every year, we eat enough pizza to cover 100 acres – that’s almost 75 football fields!
  • If you could jump as high on the moon as you can on Earth, you would be able to reach about 1/6th of the way up into space.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100 pieces of bread.
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the 16th century, it was fashionable to shave them off.
  • The average lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.
  • Humans are the only animals that produce tears when they cry.
  • A single cloud can weigh as much as 1 million pounds.
  • Your fingernails grow four times faster than your toenails.
  • A baby is born every eight seconds.
  • The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
  • The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is 8 feet long!
  • The average person produces about 1/2 liter of saliva a day – enough to fill two large glasses.
  • There are more than 10,000 taste buds on the tongue.
  • The longest recorded hiccup attack lasted for 68 years!
  • Every day, the sun evaporates about a trillion tons of water from the Earth’s surface.
  • The average person has about 20,000 – 25,000 hairs on their head.
  • It would take you more than four days to watch all the commercials that air on television in one year.
  • You can see the Great Wall of China from space.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times.
  • If stretched out end-to-end, your intestines would be about 22 feet long.
  • The average person takes about 23,040 breaths every day.
  • Every minute, we take enough food energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 24 hours.
  • The average person produces about 3.5 ounces of feces a day.
  • You breathe in about 11,000 liters of air every day.
  • It would take you more than 31 years to count to a trillion.
  • There are more than 7,000 languages spoken around the world.
  • The surface area of your lungs is equal to a tennis court.
  • Every year, we produce enough waste paper to build a 12-foot wall from Los Angeles to New York City.
  • You shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – that’s about 1.5 pounds a year!
  • There are more than 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
  • The average person has about 2.5 million sweat glands.
  • There are more than 10 million bacteria on your skin.
  • There are more cells in your body than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  • Your brain uses about 20% of the oxygen you breathe.
  • Every year, we breathe in about 1 ton of dust.
  • You can live without food for about three weeks, but you can only live without water for about three days.
  • About 65% of your body is water.
  • The air inside a typical home is more polluted than the air outside.
  • The average person produces about a quart of saliva a day.
  • The human body has about 200 bones.
  • Your bones are about four times stronger than concrete.
  • Every year, we lose about 1% of the bones in our bodies.
  • The average adult takes between 12 and 20 breaths per minute.
  • Nerve impulses travel to and from the brain at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.
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