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Random Facts

According to the BBC website:

52,000 times an adultery website was accessed from within the Houses of Parliament over a seven-month period.



  • Lots of people work in the Palace of Westminster and only 650 odd are MP's.
  • There are more ways to order a pack of playing cards than they're atoms on earth.

    The total weight of all the ants on earth weights more than all the people.

    Race car is the same spelt backwards.
  • edited February 2013
    My favourite random fact is the grains of rice on a chessboard. Never ever ceases to amaze me.
  • October is the longest month of the year
  • edited February 2013
    There are more undercover police/journo's at an average Millwall game then real Millwall fans. ;-)

  • If you lined up all of the black cabs in London bumper to bumper ...
  • Charlton have only appeared in 2 FA Cup Finals - and in both games the ball burst.
  • You have more bacterial dna in your body than human dna.
  • That 2013 is the first year with four separate digits in the year since 1987
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
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  • Hot water freezes more quickly than cold water.
  • In the 13th Century, Europeans baptized children with beer.
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

    Just in case Jason Donovan is in the area
  • Jason Donovan is a dolphin tamperer.
  • There are 60 million new borns in China every year.
  • That 2013 is the first year with four separate digits in the year since 1987

  • Mark McManus, who played Taggart, was not the brother of Brian Connoly, the lead singer of The Sweet.
  • Lemmings don't kill themselves. Disney documentary makers decided that they were a bit dull and drove a group off a cliff and invented a story (that they do it to themselves in order to control population). The magic of Disney.
  • Twelve plus one is an anagram of eleven plus two.

    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama - is the same spelt backwards.

    A giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a human.

    The MGM Lion killed its trainer the day after the roaring logo was filmed.

    111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

    All the clocks in Pulp Fiction are at 4:20
  • Not all Crystal Palace fans are homosexuals

    I'm not having that!
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  • "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive Double letters.

    A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.

  • edited February 2013
    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • Hull City is the only team in the Football League that has no letters that you can colour in.
  • 65% of all facts on the internet are made up
  • edited February 2013
    There's a QI book on Kindle currently going for 20p that has 1257 facts like this. Good read for the train but great way to wind your missus up nudging her every 20 seconds saying "Did you know...."
  • Swindon Town is the only team in the 4 main divs in England that does not contain any of the letters in MACKERAL.
  • There are four horse racecourses in England that do not include any of the letters R A C E in their name.
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  • There is only one letter that only appears once in the name of a team in the Scottish and English leagues. J in St Johnstone.
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