Do you love random facts? Or maybe have a child that loves to fill their mind with random bits of information?

Yeah, me too!

These are fun facts that will likely blow your mind and you’ll never be able to look at that particular thing the same way again!

In case you didn’t know, one of our most popular posts is 50 Random Facts You Won’t Believe Are True so we decided to do it again and share with you 50 More Random Facts You Won’t Believe Are True!

Random facts that will blow your mind


The human nose can detect more than 1 trillion different scents.

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken continuously is thirteen seconds.

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, can be seen from space.

The world’s oldest cat lived to be 38 years old.

The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe, reaching heights of up to 6 meters.

The world’s deepest postbox is located 10 meters underwater in Susami Bay, Japan.

The largest living organism on earth is the fungus Armillaria ostoyae, which covers over 2,200 acres in Oregon.

The world’s largest jigsaw puzzle was completed by a team in 2011, and had 551,232 pieces.

The world’s longest word is the chemical name for the protein, Titin, which has 189,819 letters.

The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Mexico, the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

The world’s highest resolution photograph is of a white dwarf star and it has 1.5 billion pixels.

The world’s largest snowflake on record was reported to have fallen in Fort Keogh, Montana, in 1887 and measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

The world’s largest rubber band ball was made by Joel Waul and weighed 9,032 pounds

The world’s oldest tree is a bristlecone pine named Methuselah, located in California’s White Mountains, and is estimated to be over 4,800 years old.

The world’s largest wave ever recorded was a 191-foot-tall monster wave that struck an oil rig in the North Sea in 1995.

The world’s deepest hole ever drilled is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, which reaches 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) deep.

Watermelon is 92% water and 8% sugar, making it an excellent fruit to consume during hot summer months.

The adult human body has 206 bones, but a newborn has around 300 bones due to some bones fuse together as the child grows.

The world’s oldest chess piece was discovered in a city in present-day Pakistan, it is believed to be 1,500 years old.

The world’s largest clock is located in Mecca, it’s the clock tower known as the “Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower”.

The world’s oldest existing university is the University of Bologna, founded in 1088.

The world’s fastest ant is the Saharan silver ant, they can travel up to a meter per second.

The world’s largest coin pyramid contains 4,242,652 coins and was built in 2013 by students in Germany.

The world’s highest resolution photograph of a single molecule was taken in 2016 and is 100 million times more detailed than a typical microscope image.

The world’s smallest deer is the Pudu, which can weigh as little as 11 pounds and stand only 20 inches tall.

The world’s oldest known sample of the smallpox virus was found in 17th-century Lithuania.

The world’s largest Lego tower was built in Milan, Italy and reached a height of 35.05 meters high and required over 500,000 bricks to build

The world’s longest-running experiment is the “Pouring Pitch Experiment” which began in 1927 and is still ongoing at the University of Queensland.

The world’s oldest captive animal lived to be a lobster, estimated to be 140 years old when it was served in a restaurant in 1977.

The world’s largest sculpture made of recycled materials is the “Goddess of the Mediterranean,” made from recycled cars and scrap metal and located in Niteroi, Brazil.

The world’s first recorded game of baseball was played in 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The world’s tallest building made of lego bricks is a replica of Burj Khalifa, measuring 34 feet (10.4 meters) tall and was built with over 500,000 lego bricks.

A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.

The world’s oldest cat video dates back to 1894 and was shot by Thomas Edison.

The world’s largest coin pyramid contains 4,242,652 coins and was built in 2013 by students in Germany.

The world’s oldest living organism is a clonal colony of aspen trees called Pando, estimated to be over 80,000 years old.

The world’s oldest recorded joke is a Sumerian joke from 1900 BC, it reads: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.”

Octopuses have three hearts and blue blood due to the presence of copper in their hemocyanin.

A bat is the only mammal capable of true, sustained flight

The world’s largest snowflake on record was reported to have fallen in Fort Keogh, Montana in 1887, measuring 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.

The world’s largest flower is the Rafflesia arnoldii, which can grow up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) in diameter.

The world’s largest Lego structure ever built was a 1:1 replica of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter, it was built with over 5 million bricks

The largest known galaxy is IC 1101, which is around 6 times larger than the Milky Way.

The world’s fastest bird is the peregrine falcon, which can reach speeds of over 240 mph (386 km/h) when diving for prey.

The world’s first public zoo opened in 1793, The “Menagerie” in Paris, France.

The world’s largest collection of rubber ducks is 5,631, and it is owned by Charlotte Lee, a resident of West Seattle, Washington.

What random fact were you most surprised by?


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