Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsFri, 19 Sep 2014 06:48:42 -0500en-us50 Amazing Facts about the Milky Wayhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/milky-way-facts.html<ol> <li>In <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/05/04_china.html">China</a>, the Milky Way is called The Silver River. In ancient Chinese myth, the river was placed in the heavens by the gods trying to separate a weaver who made their clothes and the herdsman who loved her.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>The Romans called our galaxy the Milky Road because...Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:53 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/milky-way-facts.html65 Interesting Facts about Affairshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/affairs-facts.html<ol> <li>A 2011 study found that in half of the patients admitted to the hospital for fractured <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/penis-facts.html">penises</a>, they occurred during an affair. Researchers believe that a man may be extra excited during an affair and he may be having sex in an awkward place.<sup>q</sup></li> <li>A 2012 study reports ...Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:57:42 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/affairs-facts.html42 Colorful Facts about Fall/Autumnhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/fall/autumn-facts.html<ol> <li>Autumn has been called the hectic beauty of death.<sup>h</sup></li> <li>Levels of testosterone in both men and women are at their highest in the fall. Scientists speculate the surge may be a result of ancient mating instincts (e.g., the fall rutting season) or that decreasing daylight somehow triggers it.<sup>i</sup></li> <...Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:41:37 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/fall/autumn-facts.html65 Interesting Facts about Austriahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/austria-facts.html<ol> <li>It is estimated that over 60% of Austrian adults are either overweight or <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/obesity-facts.html">obese</a>; this is the highest rate in the European Union.<sup>s</sup></li> <li>Austria is the only European Union nation that is not a member of NATO.<sup>a</sup></li> <li>Austro-Hungarian B...Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:15:45 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/austria-facts.html56 Interesting Facts about Serial Killershttp://facts.randomhistory.com/serial-killer-facts.html<ol> <li>A serial killer is someone who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, with a cooling-off period between murders. The motive is usually based on psychological (often sexual) gratification, though the motives may also include anger, thrill, <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/money-facts.html">money</a>, and attention seeking.<sup>a</...Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:21:49 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/serial-killer-facts.html64 Interesting Facts about Moroccohttp://facts.randomhistory.com/morocco-facts.html<ol> <li>An Arabic name for Morocco, <em>al-Magrib al-Aqsa</em>, means the extreme west and attests to Moroccos place as the westernmost country in the Arab world.<sup>f</sup></li> <li>Morocco is only 8 miles (13 km) from Europe, across the Strait of Gibraltar.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>Morocco is one of the worlds largest producers of illicit...Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:45 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/morocco-facts.html86 Disgusting Facts about Human Parasiteshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/human-parasites-facts.html<ol> <li>Parasites are the most common form of life on <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/09/17_earth.html">Earth</a>. Scientists believe that over 80% of all living things are parasites.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>Modern parasitologists recognize that they have not found all human parasites. They estimate that hundreds if not t...Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:29:29 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/human-parasites-facts.html40 Interesting Facts about 911 Emergency Callhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/911-emergency-calls-facts.html<ol> <li>Over 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>Over 70% of 911 calls in the United States are placed from wireless phones, and the rate is increasing.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>The telephone number 911 is for emergency calls in North America. To use it for any ...Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:59:53 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/911-emergency-calls-facts.html39 Fun Facts about Flirtinghttp://facts.randomhistory.com/flirting-facts.html<ol> <li>People flirt to bond or to express sexual interest. Flirting is a universal and essential form of human interaction.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>Flirting is a series of nonverbal and verbal actions we do when expressing our interest in or <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/human-attraction-facts.html">attraction</a> to anothe...Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:14:11 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/flirting-facts.html66 Interesting Facts about Catholicismhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/catholicism-facts.html<ol> <li>Catholicism has been a moving force in the development of Western culture. It continues to be influential in religious issues, social institutions, art, education, medicine, science, music, philosophy, literature, and politics.<sup>g</sup></li> <li>The Catholic Churchs Vatican has diplomatic relations with almost every coun...Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:16 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/catholicism-facts.html