Funny Facts

147 facts tagged with Funny Facts

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    In South Korea, 'women-only' parking spaces are being introduced which are bigger and marked by pink skirts.
  • 3
    If you're one in a million, there are about 7,234 people just like you.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    At age 12, Simon Cowell was arrested for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    The dab of toothpaste you squeeze onto your toothbrush is called a "nurdle".
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    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.
  • 12
    There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s known as the “highest court in the land.”
  • 13
    Colorado switched mile marker "420" to "419.99" to stop people from stealing it.
  • 14
    According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.
  • 15
    Author Ian McEwan helped his son write his A-level English exam about one of his own novels, Enduring Love. The teacher disagreed with his interpretation.
  • 16
    Pokémon is Japanese for Pocket Monsters and Chinpokomon (the South Park parody) is Japanese for Penis Monsters.
  • 17
    In 2000, the KKK adopted a stretch of highway near St Louis, the MO government responded by renaming the road the “Rosa Parks Highway.”
  • 18
    Critic Michael Crowley gave such a poor review of one of author Michael Crichton's books that, in his next book, Crichton made a character 'Mick Crowley' who was a child molester with a small penis.
  • 19
    If you hold farts in during the day, they'll just come out when you sleep.
  • 20
    In Poland, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has just been granted permission to register as a religion.
  • 21
    Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, the Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people.
  • 22
    Recently, archaeologists excavating in the old medieval town of Odense in Denmark uncovered 700-year-old barrels of poop - and, to their surprise, they still smelt.
  • 23
    New Google employees are called "Nooglers", and are given a propeller beanie cap to wear on their first Friday.
  • 24
    On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
  • 25
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson considered becoming a male stripper to make money during graduate school. When he visited the club, the dancers came out with lighter fluid soaked jockstraps and set them ablaze while dancing to “Great Balls of Fire.” He chose math tutoring instead.
  • 26
    In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The starting price was $0.01 AUD and managed to reach $3000 before eBay closed the auction.
  • 27
    The actor who portrays Mike from “Breaking Bad” began his acting career in an education film on menstruation and puberty in the mid-70’s.
  • 28
    The word "gorilla" comes from a Greek word that means "a tribe of hairy women".
  • 29
    Omar bin Laden (Osama's son) was denied citizenship in Britain in 2007 because "Omar failed to provide his father's permanent address".
  • 30
    Viagra dissolved in water can make cut flowers stand up straight for up to a week beyond their natural lifespan.
  • 31
    Former US President Calvin Coolidge (1924-28) enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”.
  • 32
    Peter Cullen, the voice actor who voices Optimus Prime, also voices Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
  • 33
    In Lucerne, Switzerland, you can hire an evil clown to stalk your child for a week before their birthday, and on that day, he will smash a cake into your child’s face.
  • 34
    The US national public health institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has an actual “Zombie Plan” in place. It was started as a joke campaign, but actually evolved into real training and countermeasures because “if you’re well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.”
  • 35
    In Japan, it is tradition for husbands to get a monthly allowance from their wives.
  • 36
    Women average seven farts a day and men about 12, experts say.
  • 37
    The Rock accidentally knocked out Michael Clarke Duncan while filming a fight scene for The Scorpion King and had a custom Rolex made as an apology gift, but liked the watch so much that he kept it for himself.
  • 38
    North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  • 39
    In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova". He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.
  • 40
    In Ancient Greece, small penises were desirable, and big ones were for ‘old men and barbarians’
  • 41
    Tigers, leopards, and jaguars love "Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men". The scent is used to attract animals to cameras in the wilderness, and was even a turn on for one pair of Jaguars who were subject to it.
  • 42
    According to a 2014 study, 1 in 10 Americans think HTML is a sexually-transmitted disease.
  • 43
    According to a study by the National Science Foundation, only half of Americans believe in evolution, and one in 4 don't know that the Earth orbits the Sun.
  • 44
    When flatworms mate, two "males" use their bifurcated penises to fence one another. The winner, or the flatworm who stabs the other with its penis, remains a male while the loser becomes female.
  • 45
    In 2010, police in Belfast, Northern Ireland, used ice cream van music to calm angry teen rioters - and it worked!
  • 46
    Thomas Edison taught his second wife Morse code so they could communicate in secret by tapping into each other’s hands when her family was around.
  • 47
    For Valentine's Day 2014, an unnamed man sabotaged a special screening of "Beijing Love Story" at a Shanghai cinema by booking every other seat, subsequently preventing couples from sitting together.
  • 48
    Jeremy Clarkson once published his bank account number and sort code to prove that the information couldn't be used to steal money. Someone used it to set up a monthly direct debit from his bank account to a charity.
  • 49
    You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
  • 50
    The Prince Charle Cinema in London has volunteer "ninjas" that hush obnoxious moviegoers.
  • 51
    There is a town in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over almost every winter.
  • 52
    A bag of marijuana was the first thing ever bought and sold over the internet.
  • 53
    Using a remote-controlled camera, biologists caught dolphins getting high by sucking on puffer fish. They were even caught passing the puffer fish around.
  • 54
    Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest and lost.
  • 55
    When Will Ferrell met RHCP drummer Chad Smith he looked him up and down and said: “You´re very handsome,” and then walked away.
  • 56
    Urechis unicinctus is a species of marine spoon worm that is widely referred to as the ‘penis fish’.
  • 57
    Hugh Jackman walked around Comic Con wearing his full Wolverine costume and nobody noticed.
  • 58
    Stephen Hawking once tried to find potential time travellers by throwing a party and only sending out invitations after the party.
  • 59
    There's a children's book titled "Where Willy Went" detailing the adventures of a sperm.
  • 60
    A computer programmer named Maneesh Sethi hired a woman to slap him across the face every time he uses Facebook during working hours.
  • 61
    In 2007, a Bosnian couple found out that they had been cheating on one another in online chatrooms... with each other.
  • 62
    As many as 62% of Iceland's population think it is possible that elves may exist.
  • 63
    The US Air Force researched a “Gay Bomb”: A non-lethal bomb containing really strong pheromones that will make the enemy forces attracted to each other. It won the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize.
  • 64
    There's a café in France which charges €7 for a coffee to rude customers and €1.40 to people who talk politely to staff.
  • 65
    In 2005, a man named Ronald MacDonald robbed Wendy's.
  • 66
    In the “Forrest Gump” novel that the movie is based on, Forrest goes into space with NASA. Upon his return, he crash lands on an island full of cannibals. He only survives because he manages to beat the head cannibal at chess everyday.
  • 67
    When a massive power outage struck southern California in the 1990s, Los Angeles residents reportedly called 911 to express alarm about strange clouds hovering overhead; they were seeing the Milky Way for the first time.
  • 68
    MI6 once hacked an Al-Qaeda website and replaced instructions on how to make a bomb with a cupcake recipe.
  • 69
    In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing and an FBI investigation.
  • 70
    Mary Jane was killed by Spiderman's radioactive semen in the limited comic book series "Spider-Man: Reign".
  • 71
    Dogs can make about 100 different facial expressions.
  • 72
    In 2012, a squirrel in Fareham, UK got its head trapped in a decorative Halloween skull and scared the crap out of the neighbours.
  • 73
    Nokia was once famous as a manufacturer of toilet paper.
  • 74
    Sniffologists have the job of sniffing armpits.
  • 75
    The dildo was invented at least 22,000 years before the wheel.
  • 76
    If you fake a laugh long enough, you'll actually start to laugh really hard.
  • 77
    In Japan, more adult diapers are sold than baby diapers.
  • 78
    The Russian Army's favorite marching song is the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song.
  • 79
    When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.
  • 80
    The handbook issued to US soldiers in Britain during WW2 included the line "The British don't know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don't know how to make a good cup of tea. It's an even swap."
  • 81
    In 1987, a Chicago TV station had its broadcast interrupted by a pirate signal that shows a man in a Max Headroom mask mumbling and being spanked with a fly swatter. Despite investigations by the FCC and FBI, this became the only known incident in which a hacker interrupted a major TV broadcast without getting caught.
  • 82
    In 1998, Serena and Venus Williams said they could beat any man ranked 200 or worse in a game of tennis. Karsten Braasch, ranked 203, accepted the challenge and easily beat them, 6-1, 6-2.
  • 83
    George Clooney once cleaned his roommate's cat litter box for four consecutive days, then crapped in it himself, causing his roommate to think it was from his constipated cat.
  • 84
    It would take 76 work days (8 hours a day) for the average person to read the Terms and Conditions they agree to in a year.
  • 85
    The equivalents of the English saying "That's Greek to me" are "This appears to be Spanish" (German), "This is Chinese to me" (Dutch), "It's German to me" (Philippines), "It's Hebrew" (Finnish), "It's Chinese to me" (Hebrew), "Sounds like Mars language/These are chicken intestines" (China).
  • 86
    In 1943, a Pan Am Airline chef snuck whiskey into passengers' coffee to warm them up on a winter flight. When asked what kind of coffee they were being served, he improvised "Irish Coffee," creating the now-famous cocktail.
  • 87
    There's a flower called "Hooker's Lips" that literally looks like a set of hooker's lips.
  • 88
    There's a small town called Dinosaur, Colorado (USA). Some of its street names include Brontosaurus Blvd, Brontosaurus Bypass, Stegosaurus Freeway, and Tyrannosaurus Trail.
  • 89
    In 2012, a Chinese gamer's father was so concerned about his son's habit, he hired virtual hitmen to kill off his avatar.
  • 90
    Over the whole Twilight saga, there are over 24 minutes of just staring.
  • 91
    In 1974, prankster Porky Bickar was so into April Fools, he flew hundreds of tires into a dormant volcano in Alaska and set them on fire - fooling the local populace and coast guard into thinking the volcano was active.
  • 92
    When Charles Darwin first discovered the Galapagos Tortoises, he tried to ride them!
  • 93
    There is a town called Okay, OK. It has a population of 600 people.
  • 94
    In Denmark, "Fart-kontrol" means "Speed check".
  • 95
    Borat, when supposedly speaking in Kazakh with his partner throughout the film, was actually speaking fluent Hebrew.
  • 96
    Tickling was a form of torture used in ancient China on nobility because it left no mark and recovery was quick.
  • 97
    There is a county in California called Yolo.
  • 98
    The Jewel Wasp injects a drug into a cockroach’s brain, turns it into a zombie, rides it like a horse back to its burrow, and then lets its hatched larvae feed on the cockroaches body from the inside.
  • 99
    Sloths only poop once a week. The event is called 'the poo dance' because they wiggle their butts.
  • 100
    Evanston Township High School in Illinois played Justin Bieber's 'Baby' as a fundraiser between classes. Students had to pay to stop it. $1,000 was collected in 3 days.
  • 101
    Chewing gum can make a person fart more.
  • 102
    Gary Kremen, founder of match.com, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com.
  • 103
    Macaques monkeys in Japan learned to steal purses and wallets, take out the coins, and use them to buy drinks and snacks from vending machines.
  • 104
    In the 1830s, a Greek prime minister tried to spread the potato in Greece but people weren't interested so he put armed guards in front of shipments of potatoes so people would think they were important. People then started stealing these potatoes so much that the crop spread to all of Greece.
  • 105
    After Germany surrendered in WW2, people in Moscow partied until the entire city actually ran out of vodka.
  • 106
    Elephants are terrified of Bees and actually have a special, distinct vocalization for “Run away the Bees are angry”
  • 107
    Allegedly, Chrysippus, the Greek philosopher, died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk and watching it try to eat figs.
  • 108
    Most people turn their music down in the car when finding a street sign to "see better".
  • 109
    In 2011 Russia acknowledged beer as an alcoholic beverage. Before then, any drink under 10% volume was considered a soft drink.
  • 110
    Mozart composed a song titled "Leck mich im Arsch" (English: "Lick me in the arse")
  • 111
    Pumbaa from "The Lion King" was the first character to fart in a Disney movie.
  • 112
    There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
  • 113
    High Heels were originally made for men in the 16th century.
  • 114
    There is a village in Ireland called Muff, and they have their own diving club.
  • 115
    Chanel Tapper, a student from California, USA, has the world's longest tongue, measuring 9.75 cm (3.8 inches), from tip to top lip!
  • 116
    The Guinness Book of Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling bar arguments.
  • 117
    Ants have graveyards.
  • 118
    You can't tickle yourself.
  • 119
    Most people who read the word 'yawning' will yawn!
  • 120
    It's possible to train your cat to use the toilet as a litter box and even flush afterwards.
  • 121
    As a child, Jim Carrey wore tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
  • 122
    Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings because he didn't understand the script.
  • 123
    In October 1997, when Internet Explorer 4.0 was released, some Microsoft employees left a giant "From the IE team... We Love You" on Netscape's lawn.
  • 124
    If you put two straws in your mouth, one inside a drink and one outside it, you won't be able to drink through either straw.
  • 125
    Penguin poop can be seen from space.
  • 126
    The CIA once spent $20 million on a cat equipped with gear to spy on the Soviets, but it was hit by a taxi.
  • 127
    95% of people feel uncomfortable when the TV volume is an odd number.
  • 128
    There's a Hello Kitty-themed hospital in Taiwan.
  • 129
    On some poorly researched trivia lists it is stated as a fact that a pregnant goldfish is called a twit. This is not true as goldfish lay eggs.
  • 130
    The Procrastinators' Club of America newsletter is called Last Month's Newsletter.
  • 131
    According to a U.K. study, women are better at parking a car than men.
  • 132
    A dairy cow can produce more milk when listening to music.
  • 133
    There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, and only some 20 million people.
  • 134
    There is a town in Pennsylvania named Intercourse.
  • 135
    Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  • 136
    Outside of the bedroom, the most common place for adults in the U.S. to have sex is the car.
  • 137
    If you eat lots of carrots, you'll start to turn orange.
  • 138
    In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting ad space on his cows.
  • 139
    One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.
  • 140
    A 4 foot walrus penis bone sold at auction in 2007 for $8,000.
  • 141
    Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly.
  • 142
    In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
  • 143
    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • 144
    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • 145
    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • 146
    A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • 147
    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.