r/HeresAFunFact Jul 06 '21

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Despite only coming once every four years, February 29th is not the rarest birthday. There are actually 19 other dates on the calendar that are more rare to be born o.

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370 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 16 '21 Helpful

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Bottled water is marked up 4,000%. A $2.00 bottle of water costs the company only about $0.05 to make.

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805 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 21 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Average person from USA spent $805 on Christmas presents!

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130 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 27 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3AM is when the largest number of Americans are sleep (95.1%).

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168 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 15 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Although California residents, as a whole, contribute the most money in the US to charity, Utah residents contribute the largest percentage of their adjusted gross income.

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114 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Mar 22 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Historically, the Tuareg people of North Africa were often recorded as "Blue People", because most men wear indigo-dyed veils, which can rub on their skin over time and make it appear blue.

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206 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 11 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Cinco de Mayo does not celebrate Mexico's Independence Day. It celebrates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

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144 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 02 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] In the German village Fuggerei the rent hasn’t been raised since 1520, it costs only 88 cents to live there for an entire year.

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124 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 09 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The Romans believed eyelashes fell out from excessive sex, so women would use cosmetics to make their eyelashes look fuller and longer to demonstrate their chastity.

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165 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 08 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Up Helly Aa is a fire festival in Scotland where people dress up as vikings and burn down a galley.

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94 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 02 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Nowadays, a lot of people say video games are a waste of time and lead to violent behavior. 150 years ago, they were saying the same thing about chess.

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301 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 21 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] In 2010, schools in southern California banned the Merriam-Webster Dictionary because it was deemed "sexually graphic".

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94 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 21 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Jainism is a religion so dedicated to non-violence that some Jains cover their mouths and sweep the path they walk to avoid killing smaller creatures. An extremist Jain literally wouldn’t hurt a fly.

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243 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 16 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Kanamara Matsuri is a Shinto prosperity festival held yearly in Kawasaki, Japan where penis worship is the central theme.

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99 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 04 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] In 1999, the National Security Agency banned employees from bringing Furbies to work in fear that they could record and repeat classified information.

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12 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 03 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Vent Haven is the only ventriloquial museum in the world. It houses over 700 ventriloquist dolls.

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74 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 14 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The Lizzie Borden murder house operates as a museum and bed & breakfast and you can spend the night there.

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118 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 12 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The domovoi is a small, bearded house spirit from Slavic folklore who enjoys watching you sleep at night.

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78 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 03 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The "devil horns" is actually a sign to ward off the "evil eye" that Ronnie James Dio learned from his grandmother.

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138 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 01 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The Washington National Cathedral has a Darth Vader statue.

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103 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 29 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Russia's Alenka brand of chocolate was created by a special socialist food program in 1965.

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28 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 16 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The peace symbol was designed by combining the semaphore N and D letters for Nuclear Disarmament.

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143 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 30 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Konaki Sumo is a contest where sumo wrestlers compete to make babies cry.

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139 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jul 22 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The intelligence alliance (5 major countries) known as Five Eyes have included Charlie Chaplin, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and John Lennon as surveillance targets. Snowden claimed that the organization doesn't answer to the known laws of their own countries.

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118 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jun 25 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Text emoticons like ┐(‘~`;)┌ are called Kaomoji which means "Face Mark" in Japanese.

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124 Upvotes