Funny Facts

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Dolly Parton once entered anonymously into a "Dolly Parton lookalike contest", but lost to a drag queen.
In 1955, the citizens of São Paulo were so upset with their government that they elected a rhinoceros named Cacareco (meaning rubbish) to the city council in protest, with over 100,000 votes.
In 2005, the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, insulted Finnish cuisine and joked that Finns ate “marinated reindeer”. In 2008, Finland won an international pizza contest, beating Italy. The name of the winning pizza was “Pizza Berlusconi” and it was made of smoked reindeer.
In England, there's a phenomenon called the "half-time kettle effect" where power use surges at half-time during England's matches in the World Cup as everyone turns on their tea kettles at the same time.
When Voltaire was asked to renounce Satan on his deathbed, his last words were: "Now is not the time for making enemies."
In 1964, in Holland's embassy in Moscow, two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies.
In South Korea, 'women-only' parking spaces are being introduced which are bigger and marked by pink skirts.
If you're one in a million, there are about 7,234 people just like you.
Andre the Giant had surgery, but the doctors couldn't figure out how much anaesthesia to use due to his size. Instead, they used Andre's claim that "it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside" as their guide.
The fastest red card in football/soccer history was 2 seconds when Lee Todd was sent off for foul language after he exclaimed "f**k me, that was loud" after the starting whistle.
In 2013, man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.
At age 12, Simon Cowell was arrested for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
Warner Brother's hated the name 'Beetlejuice', and urged Tim Burton to change it to something clever. Burton jokingly suggested calling the movie 'Scared Sheetless', and was horrified when the studio actually liked it.
The dab of toothpaste you squeeze onto your toothbrush is called a "nurdle".
Astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece on his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye.
The longest-running legal battle for a domain name is believed to be the fight for PETA.org. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued People Eating Tasty Animals to obtain the name – the case spanned from 1995 to 2001.
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