Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsSat, 25 Apr 2015 16:43:43 -0500en-us50 Interesting Facts about Utahhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/utah-facts.html<ol> <li>In Utah, it is illegal to hire trombone players to play on the street to advertise an auction. Additionally, it is illegal to <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/fish-facts.html">fish</a> while on horseback and to hunt <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/whale-facts.html">whales</a>. In Salt Lake City it is illegal to walk down the street carrying a paper b...Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:16:26 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/utah-facts.html71 Interesting Facts about Indonesiahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/indonesia-facts.html<ol> <li>The name Indonesia is derived from the Latin word <em>Indus</em> meaning Indian and the Greek word <em>nesos</em> meaning island. Indonesia was originally called Indian Archipelago or East Indies Islands.<sup>n</sup></li> <li>The name Indonesia was coined in the 1850s by James Logan, editor of the Singapore-published <em>Journal of the India...Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:02:34 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/indonesia-facts.html75 Enlightening Facts about Weight Losshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/weight-loss-facts.html<ol> <li>During the 19th century, a diet called Fletcherism became popular. Introduced by American Horace Fletcher (the Great Masticator), the diet promoted chewing a mouthful of food at least 32 times or until it was turned into liquid. He argued his method of eating could help people avoid disease and lose weight.<sup>a</sup></li> <li>Energy levels...Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:56:20 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/weight-loss-facts.html94 Interesting Facts about Native Americanshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/native-american-facts.html<ol> <li>The term Native American does not usually refer to Native Hawaiians or Alaskan Natives, such as Aleut, Yupik, or Inuit peoples.<sup>b</sup></li> <li>Most indigenous people in the U.S. use American Indian, while most indigenous people in <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/15_canada.html">Canada</a> use First Nations. Native Ameri...Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:57:03 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/native-american-facts.html63 Interesting Facts about Philippineshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/philippines-facts.html<ol> <li>The Philippines are named after King Philip II of <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/interesting-facts-about-spain.html">Spain</a>. Explorer Ruy Lpez de Villalobos named the Eastern Visayas <em>Felipenas</em> first, and the name was later applied to the entire archipelago. The countrys official name is the Republic of the Philippines.<sup>g</sup></li> ...Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:54:10 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/philippines-facts.html65 Interesting Facts about Germanyhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/germany-facts.html<ol> <li>The name Germany comes from the Latin <em>Germania</em>, the Roman name for the lands north of the Alps, where the Barbarian tribes lived. The French, Spanish, and Turkish call it Allemagne, Alemania<em>, and </em>Almanya, respectively, after the Alemanni tribe. Italians call the country Germania, but the German language in Italian is called Tedesco.<sup>bb</sup></li> ...Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:50:02 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/germany-facts.html66 Interesting Facts about Evolutionhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/evolution-facts.html<ol> <li>Ultimately every living thing can trace its ancestry to a bacterium that lived billions of years ago.<sup>g</sup></li> <li><a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/bear-facts.html">Bears</a>, seals, and <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/02/15_dogs.html">dogs</a> are closely related carnivores but are on a different branch of the evolutiona...Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:09:09 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/evolution-facts.html73 Interesting Facts about Swedenhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/sweden-facts.html<ol> <li>Despite being a military power in the 17th century and one of the worlds largest producers of weapons, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries, including both world wars.<sup>q</sup></li> <li>Around 2,000 years ago, the Svear people gave Sweden its name. In their language, <em>svear</em> meant us and <em>rike</em> mea...Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:35:23 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/sweden-facts.html50 Interesting Facts about South Carolinahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/south-carolina-facts.html<ol> <li>South Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies that formed the United States.<sup>f</sup></li> <li>While the British originally established Carolina as one settlement, they divided it in 1729 into North and South Carolina to make governing easier. To this day, surveyors walk through the landscape to figure out exactly where the lines are...Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:14:48 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/south-carolina-facts.html43 Stirring Facts about Springhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/spring-facts.html<ol> <li>The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term <em>vernal</em> is Latin for spring and <em>equinox </em>is Latin for equal night.<sup>m</sup></li> <li>According to a Facebook study, couples are most likely to break up in the spring and two weeks before <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/christmas-facts.html">Christmas</a...Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:23:42 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/spring-facts.html