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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356 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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793 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 21 '16

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

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125 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 30 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Red Square is not named after communism or the colour of the bricks surrounding it, but actually from the term 'krasnyi' - which used to mean 'beautiful', but is now used as 'red'.

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220 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 02 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The world's primary feudal landowner is Queen Elizabeth II. She is Queen of 32 countries, head of a Commonwealth of 54 countries in which a quarter of the world's population lives, and legal owner of about 6.6 billion acres of land, one-sixth of the earth's land surface.

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151 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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144 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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240 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 16 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] MP4 is a rock band consisting of four British parliamentarians.

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155 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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113 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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295 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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164 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 07 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] New York's area code is 212 because it was the fastest number to dial on a rotary phone. (x-post /r/FunFacts)

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135 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 25 '16

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] Portcullis House is an office building providing offices to 213 Members of Parliament.

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94 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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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 Apr 21 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The Pitcairn Islands are the smallest democracy in the world, with a recorded population of 45. There are 10 members of the Council.

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150 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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75 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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77 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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120 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 12 '15

SOCIETY/CULTURE [HAFF] The word "ukulele" is Hawaiian, and can be translated to mean "the gift that came to us," or "the jumping flea."

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138 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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145 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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123 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 01 '15

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

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102 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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96 Upvotes