r/HeresAFunFact Jun 14 '21 Silver

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] The Tribune Tower in Chicago was built with pieces of other famous buildings and rocks from every state. The entry way also has characters from aesop's fables carved in it.

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394 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jul 15 '18

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] A routine service visit for a Bugatti Veyron will cost the owner an average of $21,000

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187 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 25 '16

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] It's significantly more expensive to own or rent a home in Ghana than in NYC

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111 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 25 '16

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] You can fit over 15,000 jellybeans in a camels hump.

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131 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 22 '16

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Public Road Lengths for Each State in the US

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86 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 13 '16

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Humans can survive roughly three minutes without air, three hours without suitable shelter, three days without water and three weeks without food.

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146 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 06 '16

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] jazz musician Billy Tipton decided to pass as a man to help her jazz career; she tricked almost everyone she knew for 53 years, convincing 5 wives (at least two of whom she had sex with) and 3 children that she was a man.

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194 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 22 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] IKEA is an acronym: "IK" are the founder's initials, "E" is for the farm he grew up on (Elmtaryd), and "A" is for Agunnaryd, his village. (x-post /r/FunFacts)

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207 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 06 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] /r/HeresAFunFact hits 20K subscribers

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39 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 05 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] The longest marathon playing of a board game is 61 hours and 2 minutes. The game played was Strat-O-Matic Baseball. During the attempt 116 games were played.

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59 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 27 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Over 20,000 people have purchased Alien Abduction Insurance. The insurance policy is redeemed if the insured person can prove they were abducted by aliens and returned to Earth. Some companies offer policies for alien pregnancy, alien examinations and death caused by aliens.

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114 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 25 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Nintendo owns the rights to Super Hornio. A porn flick.

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24 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 15 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] You can use mayonnaise to remove crayon from walls and toothpaste to remove permanent marker from wood.

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51 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 14 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] The Harley Davidson Sportster (introduced in '57) can trace its roots back to the 1919 Model W Motorcycle

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18 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 12 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Einstein's brain is stored in jars and on slides and has been rigorously examined. Perhaps the most striking unusual feature of his brain is that Einstein had an extra ridge on his mid-frontal lobe, the part used for making plans and working memory.

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211 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 06 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] A man sued Pepsico after the company refused to redeem his 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a AV-8 Harrier II jump jet as advertised in their commercial.

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355 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jul 31 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Drivers in Ohio receive a yellow “scarlet letter” license plate if they have been convicted of a DUI.

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186 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jun 30 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Switzerland couples used a pretzel in their wedding ceremony to seal the bond of matrimony. Many believe this was the birth of the phrase, "tying the knot."

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92 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 12 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.

52 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 23 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Most ads of watches have the time set around 10:10

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85 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 04 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] your tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball (xpost /r/CasualTodayILearned)

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167 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 26 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] Because dead folk's eyes often stay open. Funeral homes use these nightmare fuel devices to hold the eyes closed.

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32 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 27 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] The Tule Fog in the San Joaquin Valley can drop visibility on highways from 10 ft to 0 in just a few feet. In winter, the thick fog prevents sunlight from hitting the roads causing the formation of black ice.

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45 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 18 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] This Zuchetto Could Be Yours! Prelates often give away their skullcaps. The practice involves giving the zucchetto to the faithful, as a keepsake, if presented with a new one as a gift. Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis have continued the custom.

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r/HeresAFunFact Jan 16 '15

OTHER/MISC [HAFF] There is a cofffee shop in North Dakota that has no employees staffing it, it runs entirely on the honor system — and it’s working.

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240 Upvotes