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Amazing Funny Facts For Your Social Media Status Updates

StricktlyDating is an Australian writer who creates pages of original funny quotes and status updates.

A page of funny and interesting facts to use for Facebook status updates and Tweets.


Funny facts

  • Who decided to name our planet Earth? And how did it get such a boring little name? Like why wasn't it called The Planet of Thriving Opportunity or something?
  • Earth is the only planet not sharing it's name with a god.
  • We use capital letters but not capital numbers.
  • If the human eye was a camera it would be about 580 mega pixels.
  • I share share my birthday with at least 9 million others.
  • An earth year is actually 365.2564 days. I hope the .2564 day doesn't fall on a weekend.
  • Only 3% of the earths water is fresh. 2% of which is frozen. The other 97% is salted. It's like we are living on a giant water bubble.
  • There is no "L" sound in the Japanese language. Lisa is pronounced as "Risa".
  • The average person passes wind 14 times a day and can keep approximately 11 of them silent.
  • If you eat raw onion it makes your urine stink like onion. And it will make your bathroom smell like onion if you pee in the shower.
  • It's illegal to keep a pet Kangaroo in most Australian states, but it's legal to shoot them on your property... And perfectly fine to cook them up for dinner.
  • Scientists believe that a person is never more than 3 feet away from a spider at any given time.
  • Is it a coincidence that men are more likely to get struck by lightning than women?
  • Men are also more likely to get swooped by a Magpie than women.
  • All respect to cows because a cow gives around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
  • Unicorns do exist, only now they are fat and grey and we call them Rhinos.
  • Birds poop every 15 minutes. They are happy to poop mid-flight, as I have experienced as a pedestrian.
  • You are at risk of a bird pooping on your car if you park your car near a tree.
  • Female market squid flash fake testes to avoid male attention. Thank goodness it's not socially acceptable for human females to do the same.
  • No matter how hard I try, I cannot lick my eye.
  • No English words rhyme with: Angel, Engine, monster, Luggage, nothing, something.
  • The word Twirk is now in the English Dictionary. How useful.
  • There are more Kangaroo's than people in Australia.
  • Honey doesn't spoil. Theoretically you could eat 1000 year old honey.
  • Each human being spent around half an hour as a single cell.
  • In the USA Ketchup was once used as medicine. Now it used to decorate a hot dog. How times have changed!
  • It's fascinating that someone can have thousands of friends but still needs to take a selfie for their Facebook profile photo.
  • 99% Of Selfies are taken looking at oneself in the mirror of a bathroom or bedroom. It is genuinely accepted that there is no requirement to tidy the room beforehand, and smiling is completely optional.
  • Hot water weighs more than cold water.
  • Some of the dust particles in your house come from dead skin.
  • Part of the water you drink may have already been drunk by someone else, sometimes many times over.
  • Wearing headphones causes a massive increase of bacteria in your ears.
  • Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  • Elephants can't jump.
  • Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.
  • Even reading the word yawn can make you feel like yawning. Unless you are a psychopath.
  • Humans share about 50% DNA with bananas.
  • People born in the 70's remember life without the internet.
  • When you quit smoking on average you'll require one hour less sleep at night.
  • Cows have best friends. They're one up on me.
  • Despite popular belie, you won't lose weight by wearing a corset.
  • The average womans clothing size is a size 12. At size 14, I consider myself above average.
  • Someone actually tested this, and found ants can survive falling from a rooftop.
  • People spend around two weeks of their life at traffic lights.
  • People spend around two weeks of their life kissing.
  • The worlds oldest person lived to 122. I was lucky to reach 22.
  • Statistically I'll live longer if my staple diet is rice and fish. But I'm choosing pizza and chocolate anyway.
  • Earthworms have up to nine hearts.
  • On average people laugh 13 times a day.
  • The normal rate of blinking is 20 times a minute. It slows to about 7 times when looking at a computer screen.
  • On average we spend four hours of our day at a computer.
  • The average person checks their Facebook 14 times a day.
  • More than 90% of shark attack victims survive their attack. Almost all will return to the surf again.
  • Women speak about 20,000 words a day while men speak around 7,000, and hear only about 10 words (Just kidding!).
  • Tasmania has the clearest air in the inhabited world.
  • To all my left handed Polo playing buddies, left-handed play is not allowed in a Polo match.
  • Dreamt is the only English word that ends with 'mt', it's such a rare occurrence that it is socially acceptable to write 'dreamed' without anyone battering an eyelid.
  • Most women have a favourite eyebrow.
  • In India in 2006 a Tortoise died at the age of 255. Shows taking it slow in life can really pay off.
  • The average pencil can draw a line 35km's long.
  • China has more English speakers than the United States.
  • A pig is smarter than a dog.
  • Women spend more money removing facial hair than men do on razer blades.
  • The average person only remembers 60% of what happened yesterday.
  • Despite the advertising for Laser beauty services, Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method known.
  • You can have foot surgery solely for the purpose of being better able to fit into stilettos.
  • It is difficult to purchase brown soda bread in Australia. It is not made by local bakers.
  • There are no snakes in Ireland.
  • More than half the goods available to purchase in Australia are made in China.
  • Triplets are rarely conceived naturally usually they are a result of the mothers fertility treatment.
  • The multiple birth rate continues to increase as more women use fertility treatments.
  • Human insect-eating is common in Asia.
  • Insects known to be eaten in 80% of the worlds nations are: Termites, Cicada and dragonfly.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Some people can do the splits naturally without any practice, others need months of stretching.
  • Starfish haven't got a brain. And they still functio, unlike me.
  • Like me, Jelly fish don't have a brain.
  • There are more cockroaches than people in the world.
  • There is more than a million insects for each person living on earth.
  • Native Fijians keep their teeth white by rubbing them with fresh strawberries.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • One in 4 human pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed only with the left hand.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • At school in Australia you need licence to use a pen.
  • In Australia a slang term for goodbye is "Hoo Roo!"
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • Snails can sleep for up to 3 years without eating.
  • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

Author: Stricktlydating Copyright 2014


© 2014 StrictlyQuotes


Elena from London, UK on October 05, 2015:

Awesome, there was one that made me keep my feet on the table. :-)


StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on April 26, 2015:

Thanks Amanda :)

Amanda M from Unknown on April 25, 2015:

This hub was very fun to read. You should write more of this kind of stuff.

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on October 28, 2014:

That's great thanks :)

Ruth R. Martin from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York on October 28, 2014:

Absolutely enjoyed your hub, very fun and interesting! Thank you for taking the time to find all the facts to post!

Lisa VanVorst from New Jersey on October 28, 2014:

Great and interesting facts, keep them coming.

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on October 28, 2014:

This is interesting, informative and hilarious. This is great trivia. The only one I knew beforehand was that honey never spoils. You can eat 1000 year old honey. I did yawn which I read the word and yawned again when I typed this one. I don't know how you compiled all this trivia but it was sure fun to read.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on October 28, 2014:

Back again to start my day by reading your trivia hub. It's even more interesting the second time around. :)

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on October 26, 2014:

Loved it ! :) Lots of fun and a stimulating read :)

John MacNab from the banks of the St. Lawrence on October 26, 2014:

Fascinating, strictlydating, absolutely fascinating, and what's the bet that I won't even remember 60% tomorrow.

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on October 16, 2014:

Thanks KenWu :)

KenWu from Malaysia on October 14, 2014:

Love it! Was surfing aimlessly and landed on your hub... interesting!

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on June 09, 2014:

Hi Jodah! Yes the banana fact is quite strange! Thanks for commenting:)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 26, 2014:

G'day strictly dating. Some very funny and interesting facts here. I knew some of them, especially the Aussie ones, but still learnt a lot of new ones. It's a bit worrying that we share 50% DNA with bananas though.

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 28, 2014:

Greetings NornsMercy, lovely of you to comment thank you!

Chace from Charlotte, NC on February 28, 2014:

I knew all the usual words that nothing rhymes with. Today I learned some new ones! Awesome hub. I read from beginning to end. :)

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 28, 2014:

Thank you moms-Secret

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 28, 2014:

G'day Sunshine, nice of you to comment, thank you :)

Lissette from Central Florida on February 27, 2014:

This was cute... fun read.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 26, 2014:

Very interesting! I didn't know a few of these, such as, hot water is heavier than cold water and there are more cockroaches than people! Yuck.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 26, 2014:

I'm measuring the 3 feet around my bed :) What a fascinating and fun hub this is. Well pass it on and share with others. Thanks ~ Audrey

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 23, 2014:

G'day Kidscraft, lovely to hear from you! Spiders galore here in Australia too!

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on February 22, 2014:

Another great hub with interesting facts!

I totally believe this one "Scientists believe that a person is never more than 3 feet away from a spider at any given time." I think the spiders congregate in my house for the winter ;-)

Now that I know that snails can sleep 3 years without eating... I am not surprised anymore by their speed! They can't go fast... they are starving!

I was not to surprised about "One in 4 human pregnancies ends in miscarriage" but recently, I read surprising statistics about the number of maternal death!

Thanks for sharing all those interesting facts! Enjoy your weekend!

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 18, 2014:

G'day Bob, thanks for your comment. I don't have a. resource book but gathered these from around the web, wiki and my own general knowledge! Lovely to hear from you too.

diogenes from UK and Mexico on February 18, 2014:

Good quality facts. You must have a good resource book.

Hoo Roo!

Bob x

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 17, 2014:

G'day MsDora, thank you for your comment!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 17, 2014:

Very interesting facts especially the one about fish and rice being good for longevity. All good.

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 17, 2014:

Thanks DDE, what a lovely comment from you. You're truly an inspiration!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 17, 2014:

Interesting Facts And Trivia is an interesting and useful hub. Knowledge is power and this hub is made for it.

StrictlyQuotes (author) from Australia on February 17, 2014:

G'day Frank, you're so brave! Thanks for commenting :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 16, 2014:

this was fun.. I tasted termites as a paste and a few other bugs.. when I visited different countries thanks for sharing these cool fun facts

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