Have you ever worried about being lost for words at an office function or a dinner party? Fear no longer! These fun facts will spark conversation with even the dullest of company!

Progress, or not?

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It took humanity approximately 4 times longer to switch from copper swords to steel swords than it took to switch from steel swords to nuclear bombs.


We truly are made of water.

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Did you know your bones are wet?


The universe is immense

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If the sun were scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way galaxy would be the size of the continental United States. The vastness of space is mind boggling.


The happiest place on earth?

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Next to the US army, Disney world is the largest buyer and importer of explosives in the USA.


You're older than you feel.

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We are closer to the year 2040 than the year of 1994.


Good luck or bad luck?

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The Titanic had two sister ships, the Britannic and the Olympic. Violet Jessop, a nurse and a cruise liner stewardess, worked on all three ships.

The Olympic crashed into a warship when leaving harbor, but it was able to make it back to the dock safely. Jessop was unharmed.

When the Titanic sank, Jessop was again onboard. She managed to make it to a life raft and was rescued the following day.

Jessop also survived the sinking of the Britannic, but sustained a head innjusry when she jumped from the life boat to avoid bieng sucked into the ship's propellors.

The three incidents occurred in the space of 5 years.

Following the third incident, Jessop continued to work at sea for another thirty years before retiring in 1950. She died of Heart failure in 71.


America is a safe place

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If you live in the USA, you have better odds of dating Taylor Swift than dying of Bird Flu and Ebola combined.


A very good year

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Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.


What's with the roaches?

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Scientists who work with cockroaches often develop allergies towards cockroaches. At the same time, they also develop allergies to pre-ground coffee.


Sad but true

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In the USA more soldiers die from suicide than in combat.


Those smart Egyptians

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The Great Pyramid was built before the last Woolly Mammoth died.


The great white vending machine

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Vending machines have killed more people than sharks.


The world's slowest fruit

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Pineapples take 2 years to grow!


It's a big world after all.

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You can place all the planets of our Solar system between Earth and the Moon and even have a bit of spare space after.


Matches aren't so old.

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The cigarette lighter was actually invented before the match.


Finger lickin' good.

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There are more chickens in America than people on the planet.


Location location.

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The UK Dyslexia Association is situated in Reading.


Something in the star (signs)?

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Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump were all born within a 66-day stretch.


Time flies.

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Macaulay Culkin is now older than Catherine O'Hara was when she played his mom in Home Alone.


An old invention.

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The first electric car was invented at the end of the nineteenth century and it went 65 mph


What came first?

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Sharks predate trees. The oldest shark fossils we know of are 420-450 million years old. The oldest known tree is Wattieza, about 385 million years old.


That's wild?

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There are more tigers privately owned in Texas than tigers in the wild.


Take the chop.

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France was still using the guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.


The rich get richer.

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To be in the top 1% of Americans in terms of income, you need to rake in about $400,000 a year. Round it off to $1,000 a day.


Ew germs!

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Your body consists of roughly a one-to-one ratio of bacterial to human cells.


Height matters.

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It is unlikely that a person could actually die in quicksand, since most quicksand is only a few inches deep.


A branch off the family tree

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If you choose not to have children, you are the first person in your direct ancestry all the way back to the first humans related to you to not have children.


Time flies

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As you get closer to black hole, time goes slower. This means that everthing farther away would experience time faster and faster as you get closer and closer to the black hole. A second for you could be a billion years for those outside of it. Thus, if you fell into a black hole and looked outside, you would see the universe die with you.


What goes around

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Since it's discovery, in 1930, Pluto has not yet made a full orbit of the sun.


What a waste!

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About 40 percent of the world's food is wasted. And a lot of that is before it even hits the shelves.


Colour or taste?

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Froot Loops are all the same flavor.


Size matters.

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Charlemagne's name translates to Charles the Great. This wasn't due to his leadership, this was due to the fact that he was 6'4" when the average male was 5'6".

His name was just Big Charlie.


Wow to progress!

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There was only 65 years between the Wright Brothers’ first flight and the moon landing.


Power in your hand

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An iPhone is more powerful than every computer NASA had, combined, in 1969 during the first lunar landing.


Two and two

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If you have 2 legs you have more than the average number of legs.


Happy birthday!

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At one point in your life you were the youngest person on the planet.


Watch out for those cows!

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Cows kill more Americans than terrorists. Most years.


Know your geography

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The entire continent of South America is east of Florida.


Hard fact.

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China used More concrete in 3 years than the U.S used In the entire 20th century.


There is a fine line between pleasure and pain.

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Graham Crackers aren’t supposed to be good. They were invented by one of those types who believes that pleasure is akin to sinfulness.


Trees and stars.

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There's about 12 times more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way!


Fewer shots the better.

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The over all goal in golf, is to play less golf.


Buy that non-slip mat!

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Dozens of Americans die everyday from slipping in the shower and hitting their heads.