50 Fun Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends in 2019

Last year I shared 50 fun facts to impress your friends in 2018 and you guys liked it so much that I decided to do it again!

So cure that social anxiety at upcoming holiday parties and be ready to impress your friends with these fun and completely random facts that are sure to make you the talk of 2019!

50 Fun Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends in 2019


Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers.

So far, two diseases have been successfully eradicated: smallpox in the 1970s and rinderpest in 2001.

Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

A baby spider is called a spiderling.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours.

The average male gets bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes.

A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.

The Twitter bird actually has a name – Larry. It comes from Larry Bird, the famous basketball player.

An apple, potato and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in their lifetime.

Tears contain a natural pain killer which reduces pain and improves your mood. This is why you tend to feel better after a good cry!

Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.

Snails have 14,000 teeth.

Daddy longlegs have penises, which technically makes them not a spider.

Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.

It took the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, Erno Rubik, one month to solve the cube after he created it. As of June 2018, the world record is 4.22 seconds.

Magpies are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world.

Digging a hole to China is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.

People don’t sneeze in their sleep doe to the brain shutting down that reflex.

A chef’s hat has exactly 100 pleats. They’re to represent the “hundred ways to cook an egg”.

Horses have the largest eyes of any mammal.

There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.

More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.

You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult, you only have 206.

Blue-eyed people tend to have the highest tolerance of alcohol.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That’s the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

All swans in England belong to the Queen.

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.

At any one time, about 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murries”, the last names of the candy’s founders.

In the USA, there are more Chinese restaurants than all the McDonalds, KFC’s Burger Kings and Wendys put together.

A million seconds is about 12 days. A billion seconds is more than 31 years.

Our ears and nose never stop growing.

Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

Grocery stores in France are forbidden by law to throw away the food they haven’t sold. They must donate unused edible food to charities or make sure it gets processed into animal food or composed.

Every year, Americans create around 1/5 of the world’s trash.

Travelling decreases the risk of heart attack and depression and supports brain health.

Norway has a town called “Hell”. It freezes over quite regularly.

The average person spends only 10 minutes a day speaking.

An average raindrop falls at the speed of roughly 7 miles an hour.

The sunlight you see is about 8.5 minutes old – that’s how long it takes for light to travel to Earth from the Sun.

If you spend 10 minutes every work day pooping, you get paid 43 paid hours every year just for pooping.

Contestants that are kicked off Gordon Ramsey’s shows are given psychological evaluations  to make sure they won’t hurt themselves or others as a result of their participation.

Fingers prune in water to give you a better grip.

Sometimes you just need a little fun in your life! Check back every week for a new “Just Bee-cause” post, where I discuss everything from celebrity news to favorite videos and websites!



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2 responses to “50 Fun Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends in 2019

  1. Charles Boyer

    Sunlight is actually gauged “to be between 10,000 and 170,000 years” in most contemporary estimates. See https://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/locations/ttt_sunlight.php


  2. tabi

    thank you for these! very interesting and time-using for quarantine.


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