Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsThu, 27 Nov 2014 07:59:25 -0600en-us59 Cold Facts about Winterhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/winter-facts.html<ol> <li>Every winter, at least one septillion (thats 1 followed by 24 zeros) snow crystals fall from the sky.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as summer heat does.<sup>r</sup></li> <li>In one study, <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/06/11_men.html">men</a> rated pictures of womens breast...Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:13:26 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/winter-facts.html32 Interesting Facts about Chivalryhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/chivalry-facts.html<ol> <li>The term chivalry is from the Latin word <em>caballus</em>, meaning nag, pack-horse, and is related to the word cavalier.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>A 2013 MSN survey found that while nearly two-thirds of <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/04/30_women.html">women</a> 35 and younger say they offer to pay for dates, 39% hope the guy will t...Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:25:03 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/chivalry-facts.html46 Interesting Facts about Crabshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/crab-facts.html<ol> <li>Both crabs and lobsters are decapods, or crustaceans with 10 limbs. Other decapods include crayfish, prawns, and shrimp.<sup>e</sup></li> <li>While lobsters have a long, segmented abdomen that sticks out at the back of their bodies, crabs have a similar but smaller abdomen that is curled up underneath the main shell.<sup>c</sup></li> ...Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:46:02 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/crab-facts.html93 Revealing Facts about Body Languagehttp://facts.randomhistory.com/body-language-facts.html<ol> <li>Body language is the means by which humans (and some other animals) convey information through conscious or subconscious body movements or facial expressions. Body language is officially known as kinesics (kin-EE-siks).<sup>f</sup></li> <li>Body language seems to have three major uses: 1) as a conscious replacement for speech, 2) to reinforce sp...Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:04:53 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/body-language-facts.html70 Interesting Facts about Costa Ricahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/costa-rica-facts.html<ol> <li>From northwest to southwest, Costa Rica measures only 285 miles (460 km) and at its narrowest, it is only 74 miles (120 km). It is smaller than Lake Michigan.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>In 1539, officials in Panama used the name <em>Costa Rica</em> (Rich Coast) for the first time to distinguish the territory between Panama and Nicaragua.<sup>c</sup></...Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:05:26 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/costa-rica-facts.html67 Interesting Facts about Mongoliahttp://facts.randomhistory.com/mongolia-facts.html<ol> <li>The country the world knows as Mongolia is actually the historic Outer Mongolia; Inner Mongolia is still an autonomous region of China.<sup>z</sup></li> <li>Mongolias capital is Ulaanbaatar, or Ulan Bator, which comes from the Mongolian <em>Ulayanbayatur</em>, which means Red Hero. The city is not part of any Mongolian <em>aimag</em>, or provinc...Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:30:57 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/mongolia-facts.html95 Interesting Facts about McDonalds Foodhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/mcdonalds-food-facts.html<ol> <li>McDonalds has sold well over 100 billion hamburgers.<sup>i</sup></li> <li>McDonalds serves up over 30 million chickens in Great Britain alone every year. Of this total, 60% of the chicken is important frozen from <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/brazil-facts.html">Brazil</a>, 9% comes from Thailand, and 30% from Holland. Just 1% of th...Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:25 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/mcdonalds-food-facts.html74 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.html