10 Random Fun Facts

Do you sometimes wonder why famous people have unusual talents or why some animals have the ability to predict natural disasters before we can? Well sit back, get comfortable and read some of the most unusual facts sourced from The Fact Site.

  1. Money trees might not be growing in our back yards but you may be living on top of a diamond mine. Five kilos of diamonds are found daily on our planet. That’s a total of 274,000 carats.
  2. Magpies are the only non-mammal to recognise themselves in the mirror.
  3. Forget about calorie counting! Every time you lick a stamp you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  4. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. He would have been a shoe-in for a medieval X-Factor competition.
  5. The only part of your body that you can tickle is your mouth.
  6. Who needs a crystal ball when you have snakes to predict earthquakes. Snakes can sense earthquakes from 121 km away and up to five days before it happens.
  7. A flock of crows is known as a murder. One to remember when I next watch Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘The Birds’.
  8.  Bananas are curved because they grow against gravity and towards the sun. Who said what goes up must come down?
  9. Movie trailers were originally shown after a movie which is why they’re called ‘trailers’.
  10. Wimbledon tennis players beware! Players are not allowed to swear when they compete in Wimbledon and line judges learn curse words in every language so they know when a player has violated the rules.