Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsThu, 30 Oct 2014 22:54:10 -0500en-us67 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.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.html