Did you ever notice that the brain tends to retain the most random information instead of the one you actually need? For instance, how come I can recite Baby Got Back word by word, but can't possibly force my brain to remember my postcode? I'm sure I'm not the only one and this thread that recently went viral on Twitter proves just that. When one person asked, "What’s the most random fact you know?", people delivered. Some of the facts are lesser-known than the others, some you may have heard already - nonetheless, we still found them quite amusing to read. So, the people here at Bored Panda have made you a list of 45 random, but interesting facts that people shared on Twitter. Scroll down below to see all the entries and tell us in the comments below what's the most random fact that you know!

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#1

MaaloufMD , unknown Report

Matthew White
Community Member
9 months ago

Woah

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#2

jenwith_1_n , Health Line Report

N G
Community Member
9 months ago

I still love this game :)

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#3

hannahwanebo , Geology Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
9 months ago

I think they are both also prettier than diamonds as well.

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#4

Bored Panda would like to note that this is just one of the theories of how clinking glasses originated.

beardjam , farmersalmanac Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
9 months ago

Like shaking hands to reveal hidden weapons in eachothers sleeves

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#5

sparkleyflowers , sleepadvisor Report

ju Hel
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9 months ago

I'm kind of jealous

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#6

mekkaokereke , Power Lifting Watch Report

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
9 months ago

HERE is a MAN, who does not give a shit, that women are stronger than me.. I also know women who are smarter than me, funnier than me, make more money than me; and I still dont give a shit..

Érica Dias
Community Member
9 months ago

you are a smart man. other should think like u too

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Ben Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

I’m not saying there aren’t extremely strong women out there and good for them, but this post is nonsensical. So one woman in one weight class is stronger than the strongest man in that same weight class. IN ONE CLASS. The strongest men in the world generally weigh 300-400 pounds. By the poster’s logic if a woman got to that size she’d be as strong or stronger. It’s simply not correct and it’s not sexist to say so...

Ksenia M
Community Member
9 months ago

I'm not saying you are wrong, I'm just wondering why you are sure "It’s simply not correct". Are there any studies comparing women and men of the same size and training lifting weights? Do we have statistics on the averages?

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Olga Antonova
Community Member
9 months ago

Sorry, but this statement is a false. One record proves nothing. There are plenty of medical studies on strength, muscle mass, force etc in men and women, and researchers also found that height and weight differences between men and women could explain only about half of the difference in strength. There are gender differences even in muscle fiber characteristics. So this "random fact" is a wishful thinking.

Sean Moussa
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

This is pretty misleading. It means that the female athlete squatted more than the record of her male counterpartfor the specific weight category. Generally speaking, men are vastly stronger than women. Likewise the heaviest lift records will always be held by men I.e. unconstrained by weight classification.

John Louis
Community Member
9 months ago

I am not convinced this is true. All other things being equal a 120 lb man at his proper weight is generally stronger than a 120lb woman at her proper weight.

Jon S.
Community Member
9 months ago

I find this dubious. I know men smaller than me who are much stronger and women larger than me who are weaker. Sure there are diminishing returns involved with increasing muscle mass, but you would hardly say flies are stronger than humans and yet gram for gram, they kick a human's ass. Also I just looked it up on Wikipedia and the Raw powerlifting watch and it doesn't appear to be true in any event or class I can see. Take Olympic weight lifting. At 55kg men = 294kg and women =227kg.

Jack Chandra
Community Member
9 months ago

So, the average 170 lb woman is stronger than a 170 lb man? Lol! Hey, Grl Pwr! and all but that's just defies basic science. Women have a higher percent of body fat - on average. That's just how we're built due to hormones.

Jesse Butryn
Community Member
9 months ago

This isn't even remotely close to true, a simple google search shows that the 123 lb mens records are: 639lb squat, 391 lb bench, and 634lb deadlift. The 123lb womans record is: 418lb squat, 292lb bench, 529lb deadlift.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
9 months ago

This girl is NOT a 123lb woman, but damn, this is impressive! "Becca Swanson (...) is currently the only woman ever to squat 854 pounds (equipped), only woman to bench press 600 pounds (equipped with bench shirt) and the only woman to deadlift 683 pounds (equipped). She is also the only woman ever to be part of the 2000 pounds club which means she is the only woman ever to total plus 2000 pounds in a meet on the same day." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becca_Swanson

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Arias
Community Member
9 months ago

This is obvious crap. It has been proven that men are physically stronger than women.

Victoria Yaste
Community Member
9 months ago

Listen, I'm not saying there should be no discourse in these comments, but you dudes ARE getting very upset about this.

Jacklyn Jarvis
Community Member
9 months ago

Mhm!

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Living_Shadow
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

well, this is true and partially not true. If you look at averages, men are stronger than women more consistently simply because of testosterone. Testosterone boosts muscle growth. So women have to work out harder to make up for muscle men get naturally. Now of course, there are outliers, like the amazing woman who set the powerlifting record. But again, that's an outlier and does not accurately demonstrate the average. But putting that aside, who cares? Men and women both have their strengths and weaknesses in different areas

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
9 months ago

It depends on your definition I guess. I could be wrong but don't men have higher muscle ratios on average? Regardless, a woman can easily do anything a man can if they try.

KT Pinto
Community Member
8 months ago

Not true.

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Eddie
Community Member
9 months ago

If you go to https://www.powerliftingwatch.com/records/ and look up men's records per event and compare to women's records per event you'll see that this is not true.

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
9 months ago

I always thought that men had more upper body strength and women more lower body strength based on the shapes of our bodies. It always made sense that would be the case because of the strength naturally needed to carry a child.

KT Pinto
Community Member
8 months ago

Women do not have lower body strength because they carry babies. Women are a certain SHAPE because they carry babies, but "strength" has nothing to do with carrying a 7-10 pound baby. Carry a turkey; it's the same weight. Doesn't make you strong.

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Hawkeye
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

That's not exactly true. (Woman here) while that particular record is factual, men actually have greater bone and muscle density than women. Furthermore, that stat is an outlier, in every other weight category, men carry the advantage. As a former powerlifter, there is no shame in that. We have different structure and physiology.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
9 months ago

Nice lady to my bro who was in first grade: "So, who is the strongest boy in your class?" Very grumpy answer: "That's Petra!"

fuggnuggins
Community Member
9 months ago

One category... middle of the bell curve for women.... Ooooookay..... So, what you're saying is that you and the majority of BP sops don't understand statistics.

elfin
Community Member
9 months ago

What about the other size categories? I appreciate this fact, but it doesn't seem complete.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Thats a cool fact, people need to chill

KT Pinto
Community Member
8 months ago

It's inaccurate, therefore not a fact.

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Tammy Hornback
Community Member
9 months ago

Krazy Kanuck are you married?

High Fox
Community Member
9 months ago

Yes maybe the strongest woman is stronger than the strongest man. But on AVERAGE men are physically stronger and larger than woman.

Kevin Knaap
Community Member
9 months ago

I fail to see how this proves woman are stronger then men.there I sent much to prove much more then one woman was fabulously strong. Either or doesn't really bother me.

Tom Osborne
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Lol, in just that weight class only? Sounds like the exception, not the rule. I’ll trade them my weight lifting capability for their corpus callosum.

Bill
Community Member
9 months ago

Outliers are not part of a trend

T Simmons
Community Member
9 months ago

sooo, one category? That's not very scientific. That's an anomolie.

Brianna Akins
Community Member
9 months ago

*anomoly

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Hope LIly
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9 months ago

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Johnny Craig
Community Member
9 months ago

There's a men's 123 lb category? Midgets?

Luke Bouley
Community Member
9 months ago

the second fact does not prove the first. Power lifters are an outlier, an exception to the rule of averages. it does not mean that average women are stronger than average men, just that SOME women are stronger than SOME men, and the strongest woman happens to be stronger than the strongest man. I don't know if women on average are stronger than men, and I really don't think it matters. I do get annoyed by this kind of poor rationale. it hurts the message you are trying to convey, which I think is a good one.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
9 months ago

Sorry but pound for pound man have more muscle.

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
9 months ago

123lbs lmao

Rae
Community Member
9 months ago

Ya know, I really thought they had us with the upper body strength... The "hunter" biology or some such. Interesting.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
9 months ago

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Not true. A 5'9" man is stronger than a 5'9" woman. Upper body anyway. Only the woman has strength enough to put up with the man.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
9 months ago

Read for comprehension.

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Gabby M
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9 months ago

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Just 2 words to all men out there...GIVE BIRTH ....try it without drugs....and do it 3 times in a little over 3 years.....THEN tell me all about your strength. Mind you I love me a strong male! But ya....give birth then we can haggle the specifics.

Monika Rhodes
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9 months ago

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Oh, look at all those men still getting upset about it. lol

Ben Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

I couldn’t care less if a woman is stronger than me, but I get upset about piss poor logic used in an obvious attempt at virtue signaling.

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Dirk Daring
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9 months ago

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Also, men experience a lot more pain from getting kicked in the balls than women do.

Alex Bailey
Community Member
9 months ago

You are right - I get very little pain due to men being kicked in the balls.

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N G
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9 months ago

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Dudes get upset because this is just nonsense

Rachael Sampson
Community Member
9 months ago

How is it nonsense? If its legitimately recorded then its true.

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Jeff Requier
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9 months ago

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LOOK at the link I posted and Tell me again this isnt nonsense

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#7

la_natif , Science ABC Report

Dynein
Community Member
9 months ago

Just walking into the room where I had the thought usually does it for me. Generally, the reason that something in the room was reminding me to get/do something in the first place. I might forget what when I enter a different room, but when I walk back (normally, not backwards) the reason is still there and I'm reminded again.

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#8

spdustin , unknown Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

Can we trust who we really are?

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#9

To see the proof for yourself, watch this fascinating BBC video.

lanuovasuzy , BBC Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

Imagine waking up to hearing a wombat next to your face

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#10

MyWayOrGreenway , Inquisitr Report

glowworm2
Community Member
9 months ago

And nowhere near as delicious.

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#11

Rightturn_only , Science Focus Report

LIZZZZZZZZZZZ
Community Member
9 months ago

Would it be platypuses? or platypi?

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#12

McLNeuro , National Geographic Report

that one sushi
Community Member
9 months ago

If only human men would fall for that... *sigh*

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#13

Only4RM , Contact Music Report

Lyop
Community Member
9 months ago

It's a small, small world....

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#14

AnikaNoniRose , Be Prepared Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

one of the ways to fight a gator. BP what have you done?

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#15

HercNav130 , Insider Report

Dynein
Community Member
9 months ago

Statistically, the average human as approximately one boob and one testicle. Gentle reminder to not believe any average you see! Good analysis of data requires far more than blind calculations of standard equations...

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#16

tristawinnie , Live Science Report

Kiss Army
Community Member
9 months ago

Maybe that's why a group of crows is called a Murder?

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#17

LeslieMac , Today's parent Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

we need this chemical in every food and drink we eat and drink

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#18

farisfair , Mental Floss Report

athornedrose
Community Member
9 months ago

they're not that innocent?

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#19

newtnewtriot Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
9 months ago

And the crossb like on Ts and Fs are jots. Jots and tittles.

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#20

mattzollerseitz , Wiki Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

THAT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE!!!!!!!

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#21

blahzayskippy , Cinema Blend Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
9 months ago

Well alright..

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#22

jacob_dahlke , Scientific American Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

I mean.. I guess so

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#23

heyconnieb , Royal Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

Lucky

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#24

maxsparber , How Stuff Works Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

Wack

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#25

StatMatt2718 , Wiki Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

It’s all coming together

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#26

WomanInPants , Denverite Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

we shall conquer the earth my fellow brothers and sisters we will rule the - SQUIRREL! ... As I was saying...

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#27

KMSimmigration , Decoda Report

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
9 months ago

Yes it is.

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#28

Kim_Brill , Wiki Report

Grace Marraffa
Community Member
9 months ago

How do you pronounce that name?

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#29

Bre_aun_na , The Atlantic Report

desert29rat
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9 months ago

Sounds like my kind of place.

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#30

Call_Me_Doyle , National Geographic Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
9 months ago

WALL-E!!!!!!!

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#31

ilyseh , Britannica Report

Jeff Requier
Community Member
9 months ago

we have the same dna as tomatoes

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#32

tweetabitha , Science ABC Report

Suzi Gauthier
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9 months ago

Well a mushroom is a fun-guy.

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#33

MJB_SF Report

Sandhya Boyd
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9 months ago

I'm one of them!

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#34

AD_Renaissance , BBC Report

Kiss Army
Community Member
9 months ago

In Britain, most foods are exempt from the value-added tax, but potato chips — known as crisps — and “similar products made from the potato, or from potato flour,” are taxable. However, it was decided that Pringles are exempt from the tax, mainly because they have less potato content than a potato chip.

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#35

MissHunsberger , Today I Found Out Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
9 months ago

A fine name

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