Fun Fact: giraffes have black tongues.

Not so fun fact: there will be no fun facts featured in this article.

Why? Cause folks on Reddit have actually been sharing "fun facts" that are anything but "fun". But don't you worry, it's not the fun that makes a fact interesting, but the educational factors or just the straight up "I never thought about it that way" element.

So, strap yourself for it's gonna be a peculiar ride as you scroll down the top submissions found on the now-viral Reddit post. Be sure to upvote, comment, and tell us your not-so-fun facts about everything that truly matters in this life.

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#1

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Crows are currently in their own Stone Age. They’ve been seen making very articulate tools.

coolboiiiiiii2809 , Nikita Report

E B
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, this is an actually fun fact! Go dinosaurs, you can do it!!

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#2

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver ‘Money can’t buy happiness.’

A phrase taught that you don’t need money to be happy, conveniently though those on $50k + salaries tend to live longer than those on the bread line.

WorldFinnaMad , Keith Cooper Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Money might not buy happiness but it solves a lot of problems.

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#3

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Speaking from personal experience here, but your body can randomly decide to become allergic to damn near everything edible at any time. Not very fun.

smallemochick , osseous Report

Bored Dev
Community Member
3 months ago

It happened to me. I became allergic to Prawns at 22. Not fun at all.

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#4

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Deaf schizophrenics don't hear voices, they see hands or lips as mental images that tell them what to do.

woodyslw , Jeff Hitchcock Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

That just freaked me out. Other voices silently signing you.

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#5

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver The oldest person alive was born with an entirely different set of humans on the planet.

randomname1561 , Nenad Stojkovic Report

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

All my friends are dead. Literally!

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#6

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you.

Aydengeist06 , William Creswell Report

Jill Bussey
Community Member
3 months ago

Not always. After major surgery I am very aware of my organs jostling to regain their rightful positions.

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#7

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Thanks to pregnant women, the average skeleton count per person is higher than one.

Jacoobic , Fábio Goveia Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks pregnant women!

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#8

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver 50% of Americans diagnosed with cancer will lose their life savings.

memesmanthecanadian , Cristian Ramírez Report

LongCoolWomanInABlackDress
Community Member
3 months ago

if you ever had the chance to accumulate savings, that is. Not an easy tasks with student loans, mortgages, low minimum salary, costs for medical treatment of any sort..

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#9

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver If you are an identical twin it is possible that you and your siblings identity’s were swapped and your parents never caught it.

TheActorAl , Ewen Roberts Report

Jef Bateman
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why I think Elvis may have died in infancy, and all of us have actually been listening to the rock-and-roll stylings of his twin, Jessie.

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#10

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver The united states has misplaced or lost 6 nuclear weapons over the years.

There have been 32 "Broken Arrow" incidents, which are unexpected incidents involving a nuclear weapon. Of those 32, 6 were lost and never found.

404-soul-not-found , aaron_anderer Report

Deborah Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

How the hell can you misplace a nuclear weapon???

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#11

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Butterflies, if necessary, will happily drink blood.

_weirdness , Rennett Stowe Report

DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
3 months ago

*butterfly's in metal*

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#12

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver That Washington Sqaure Park in New York is essentially a graveyard, with an estimated 20,000 bodies buried below the surface; many were yellow fever victims, wrapped in yellow sheets and buried by the poorest residents. When the foundation for the famous arch was dug, a number of these were exposed.

MissNightTerrors , ajay_suresh Report

Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Cross-rail (the new Elizabeth line) in London has unearthed several graveyards. A significant proportion of the budget for the project went on archaeology. It is almost inevitable that such things will be found when digging in highly populated areas.

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#13

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Guests love to dump the ashes of their loved ones on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. In theory, this seems fine and like an okay place to do that, but when the ashes get dumped custodial cast members come in and vacuum up the ashes.

If you are ever tasked with spreading ashes somewhere, do it anywhere but Disneyland. Because their ashes will not be in the park for long.

Destronoma , fortherock Report

zak
Community Member
3 months ago

Why does it seem "ok in theory" to just dump human ashes in a theme park?

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#14

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Antarctica smells like penguin poop.

Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live. Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings. If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them.

gummby8 , Eli Duke Report

Monique Reed
Community Member
3 months ago

Um. It may smell like penguin poo, and maybe not the right sort to break down said poo, but there are plenty of bacteria in Antarctica. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_microorganism

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#15

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse. He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents.

Red_Beard47 , Movieclips Classic Trailers Report

Phred
Community Member
3 months ago

IIRC, he wasn't explicitly born from human parents. He "arrived," though it's not said how.

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#16

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood.

Sebs_123 , Daniel Chodusov Report

Deborah Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

Nooooooo :(

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#17

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver A Teratoma is a kind of tumor that can grow hair, teeth, or even eyes.

TheBassMeister , Internet Archive Book Images Report

Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Some even run for... you know where I'm going with this!!!

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#18

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Fun fact: the giant tortoise was so delicious, it caused not only itself to be hunted to extinction, but also the dodo.

Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken. Its fat tasted better spread on bread than butter. Also, it was the perfect food for sailors at the time, as their bladders stored 1 litre of purified water, and they could survive without food in hibernation for almost a whole year in the hull of a ship. Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt. You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you. It was so delicious, they went unrecorded for a long time because expeditions to bring living samples of wildlife to Europe kept eating them on the way.

Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful. It was completely unpalatable. HOWEVER, one day, someone discovered if you cooked dodo meat in the more delicious tortoise fat, it tasted just like chicken. So now, sailors were hunting a few tortoises at a time for their fat and water, storing them, and then hunting dodos on the daily.

Overhunting, plus the introduction of rats to the environment (because sailors) which would eat eggs, led go the population to decline at a rate they could not breed to keep up, leading to both animals going extinct.

Kyhan Report

Corey Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

"leading to both animals going extinct" You sure? What's in the picture then?

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#19

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest.

[FYI, roadrunner].

Teacup_Cult , Kevin Gill Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

Cannibalism is more common than you may think in nature.

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#20

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Sloths sometimes mistake their arms for tree branches and fall to their [doom].

Sarpe783 , Michael Culbertson Report

LMW
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh maaannn!! I wish I never read this! 🤧

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#21

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver When North Koreans defect to the South, one of the biggest struggles reported by them is often how many English words there are in South Korea (like coffee being 커피/ko-pi) that they just do not recognise. That’s because South Korea takes a lot of linguistic influence from English speaking countries (namely the US), while North Korea creates new words based off Russian/pre-existing Korean words

Not overly depressing in general, but you can never really count a fact about North Korea as ‘fun’.

cosimascherry , Roman Harak Report

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
3 months ago

They basically have to relearn Korean. And since their accents will give them away, some find it hard living in SK and decide to locate to other countries. The linguistic aspect is super interesting to me, I wrote a paper about the differences between Pyongyang and Seoul accents in college. Extremely limited sources, understandably

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#22

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015.

omegasix321 , Trump White House Archived Report

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
3 months ago

Security theatre~

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#23

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Otters look cute but are pretty vicious animals that often threaten their own family if food is scarce.

Mephist0n , Dulup Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

The one on the right is called Rayleigh.

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#24

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Alzheimer's disease can cause you to pass away since your brain will no longer be able to chew, swallow, breathe, etc.

vickycthomas , Quinn Dombrowski Report

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
3 months ago

Many alzheimer and dementia patients end up dying from pneumonia and other infections. It becomes a quality of life issue and the medical care staff usually bring up DNRs and withholding medications (except pain killers) to let them pass peacefully. Alzheimers is rarely a COD on paperwork

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#25

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver When you're four months pregnant, the baby starts to pee inside you.

Beautiful-Card7976 , Jerry Lai Report

Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

And the hair on the baby's body can be digested by the baby and comes out as baby's first poo. See https://www.pampers.co.uk/newborn-baby/care/article/meconium

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#26

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Malaria is the #1 cause for human [mortality] of all time.

FlirtyFox69 , Katja Schulz Report

Jef Bateman
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this post is referring to Sonia Shah's research, which found that malaria is most deadly infectious disease in history. That doesn't mean it's the leading cause of mortality. Heart disease is now responsible for almost 1/4 deaths in the US. Historically, heart disease was probably less likely to be the cause of death, but was definitely a leading cause of death even in the ancient world (we see signs of plaque build-up in Egyptian mummies).

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#27

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver In some regions of Australia, 90 percent of koalas have chlamydia, which poses a threat to the species' extinction unless a vaccine is created or widespread koala culling takes place.

tiffanyjcruse , Klaus Report

zak
Community Member
3 months ago

Hopefully the John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward is helping 🤞

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#28

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Vending machines [are more lethal] than sharks [are].

Ayothatsusboi , midorisyu Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

I've not yet seen a vending machine in the sea.

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#29

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver A gamma ray burst could [unalive] everyone on Earth within a few seconds and because it's just a beam of light coming from space, nobody would find out until we would be cooked.

Majoishere , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Report

Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

Radiation, not light. And it will terminate you and every other living thing.

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#30

Person Asks “What’s A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 30 Folks Deliver Clowns make $30/h on average. Who is the real clown?

In spite of the comments disbelieving that clowns can get work on weekdays I may just get one for my Monday D&D group now.

Alexastria , timlewisnm Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
3 months ago

Any coulrophobics about?

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