Random Fact Sheet #106 – 40 Facts That Will Make You the Life of the Party

- Sponsored Links -



In Brazil, the term “Goal for Germany” (gol da alemanha) is now used if something terrible is happening to you.

27. The Vandals was a large East Germanic tribe originating from Poland and who, fleeing from the Huns, gradually migrated to Roman territories during the 5th century. They conquered Spain and most of Northern Africa and eventually sacked and looted Rome. The word "vandalism" is named after them.

28. There is a group of towns who call themselves 'the League of Extraordinary Communities', composed of Bland, Dull, and Boring.

29. American comedian David Letterman was blackmailed for $2 million when he had sexual relationship with female staff members of his TV show. He worked with authorities to catch the perpetrator.

30. The Vatican has noted that gluten-free wafers cannot be used in holy communion.

Latest FactRepublic Video:
15 Most Controversial & Costly Blunders in History

31Friedrich Kellner

Friedrich Kellner

Friedrich Kellner was a civil servant in Nazi Germany who wrote a diary showing how nazism slowly crept into Germany's everyday life. He later said: "My eyewitness account would record the barbarous acts, and also show the way to stop them." It was published in English in 2018.

32. For almost 20 years an organization called the Blind Babies Foundation has supported a Beeper Egg Hunt for Blind Children to participate.

33. In Norway’s maximum-security Halden Prison, prisoners are paid 53 kroner ($9) per day to leave their cells, which are equipped with a video game console, mini-fridge, and a window with no bars. Guard stations are tiny and cramped to encourage them to interact with the prisoners.

34. The Mississippi River has been forced through New Orleans artificially by a series of floodgates. If they fail it will shift course 85 miles west and make America's largest port effectively useless overnight.

35. The Alpine Spaniel, a now extinct dog was bred by Augustinian Monks for rescuing travelers stuck in the snow of the Great St. Bernard pass. Dogs were sent in pairs so one could alert the monks when they found someone. They are said to be ancestors of modern-day St. Bernards.

- Sponsored Links -

36Hungry men

Hungry men

Hungry men tend to be more attracted to women with higher body weight than men who have eaten the food.

37. The town of Nördlingen in Germany is embedded with millions of microscopic diamonds due to an asteroid which struck the area some 15 million years ago.

38. The Leatherman was a vagabond (a wanderer having no settled home) who walked an annual 365-mile circuit between Connecticut and New York for over 30 years. He wore handmade leather clothes, slept in caves, and communicated with gestures in broken English, though he was fluent in French. His background, name, and origin are all unknown.

39. The ‘Frog Boys’ was a nickname given to a group of South Korean children who went missing while frog hunting. Their bodies were discovered 11 years later, with the police concluding that they probably died from hypothermia. A later autopsy however revealed them to have been murdered, one with a shotgun blast to the head.

40. A South African plant named Ceratocaryum argenteum produces seeds that look and smell like animal dung, tricking dung beetles into burying them, which helps the seeds germinate.


Sign up to our Newsletter & get

FREE!! 1000 Facts E-BOOK

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Sign up to our Newsletter & get

FREE!! 1000 Facts E-BOOK

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

- Sponsored Links -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here