Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:22:45 -0500en-us74 Interesting Facts about Scientologyhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/scientology-facts.html<ol> <li>The Church of Scientology was established in 1954 and is based on the teachings of American author L. Ron Hubbard.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>While the Church of Scientology claims it has over 10 million members, its critics argue that it has just about 500,000 members, mostly in the U.S., South Africa, and Australia.<sup>j</sup></li> ...Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:30:55 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/scientology-facts.html68 Interesting Facts about Chilehttp://facts.randomhistory.com/chile-facts.html<ol> <li>Chile may derive its name from the indigenous Mapuche word <em>chilli</em>, which may mean where the land ends. Another meaning attributed to Chiles name is the onomatopoeic cheele-cheelethe Mapuche imitation of a bird call. The Spanish heard about Chilli from the Incas in Peru, who had failed to conquer the land inhabited by the Araucanians, of which the Mapuche wer...Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:00:45 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/chile-facts.html66 Interesting Facts about Sugarhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/sugar-facts.html<ol> <li>Sugar is one of the worlds oldest ingredients. The people of New Guinea were most likely the first to domesticate sugar cane around 8000 B.C.<sup>j</sup></li> <li>In the 16th century, a teaspoon of sugar cost the equivalent of five dollars in London.<sup>j</sup></li> <li>The word sugar originates from the Sanskrit word <em>...Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:30:07 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/sugar-facts.html70 Interesting Facts about Saudi Arabiahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/saudi-arabia-facts.html<ol> <li>Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/islam-facts.html">Islam</a> and home to the religions holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina.<sup>m</sup></li> <li>The Saudi kings official title is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. King Abdullah Bin Abd el-Aziz Al Saud has been king since 2005.<sup>m</sup></li> ...Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:32:38 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/saudi-arabia-facts.html50 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.html