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
6 months ago

Woah

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#2

jenwith_1_n , Health Line Report

N G
Community Member
6 months ago

I still love this game :)

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#3

hannahwanebo , Geology Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

Like shaking hands to reveal hidden weapons in eachothers sleeves

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#5

sparkleyflowers , sleepadvisor Report

ju Hel
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm kind of jealous

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#6

mekkaokereke , Power Lifting Watch Report

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
6 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..

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#7

la_natif , Science ABC Report

Dynein
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

Imagine waking up to hearing a wombat next to your face

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#10

MyWayOrGreenway , Inquisitr Report

glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

And nowhere near as delicious.

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#11

Rightturn_only , Science Focus Report

LIZZZZZZZZZZZ
Community Member
6 months ago

Would it be platypuses? or platypi?

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#12

McLNeuro , National Geographic Report

that one sushi
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#13

Only4RM , Contact Music Report

Lyop
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#14

AnikaNoniRose , Be Prepared Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

they're not that innocent?

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#19

newtnewtriot Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

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

Autumn Walton
Community Member
6 months ago

I KNOW RIGHT!!!!!!

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bryguy
Community Member
6 months ago

I often correct people that say it the wrong way, because everyone does. Yeah, I'm fun at parties...

Jason Andersen
Community Member
3 months ago

If you think there is a wrong way to say it that means you don't understand the proverb. It's not a series of events, it is two mutually exclusive events, thus the order doesn't matter.

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J Rob
Community Member
6 months ago

Some people feel the common form of the proverb is incorrect or illogical and instead prefer: "You can't eat your cake and [then still] have it (too)". Indeed, this used to be the most common form of the expression until the 1930s–1940s, when it was overtaken by the have-eat variant.[2] Another version, albeit uncommon, uses 'keep' instead of 'have' From Wiki

Emma B
Community Member
6 months ago

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This ALWAYS pissed me off! I didn't understand before, but that wasn't MY fault. Everyone else was wrong!

lilly nyangweso
Community Member
6 months ago

My English teacher taught me the other way round and I have lived an entire 20 years trying to find sense behind 'you can't have your cake and eat it too'

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
6 months ago

We that makes a lot more sense. That saying had always bother me.

Trash Panda
Community Member
6 months ago

I see now! I have been confused about this for most of my life. Why this isn't something I googled previously is beyond me.

Myth illogical
Community Member
6 months ago

You can if you only have one bite of your cake, or one slice of your whole cake.

Lara Harris
Community Member
6 months ago

You can't have your cake and eat it (too) is a popular English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech. The proverb literally means "you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it". Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. It can be used to say that one cannot have two incompatible things, or that one should not try to have more than is reasonable. The proverb's meaning is similar to the phrases "you can't have it both ways" and "you can't have the best of both worlds". For those unfamiliar with it, the proverb may sound confusing due to the ambiguity of the word 'have', which can mean 'keep' or 'to have in one's possession', but which can also be used as a synonym for 'eat' (e.g. 'to have breakfast'). Some people feel the common form of the proverb is incorrect or illogical and instead prefer: "You can't eat your cake and [then still] have it (too)". Indeed, this used to be the most common form of the expression until the 1930s–1940s, when it was overtaken by the have-eat variant.

Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
5 months ago

What's amazing is you're correct and yet your comment gets marked down because stupid people get embarrassed when corrected. I bet they can't even bake! :)

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Steven Cook
Community Member
6 months ago

If you think of them as being mutually exclusive states, it doesn't really matter which you mention first. I mean if you want to be really pedantic, I guess.

Koalamonster
Community Member
6 months ago

I always want to be really pedantic, doesn't everyone?

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Phyllicia Goh
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm confused. =/

Jason Andersen
Community Member
3 months ago

Incorrect, as it is not a sequence of events. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, means you either admire a beautiful cake or you can enjoy the flavor, you can't do both.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
4 months ago

Puzzled. Doesn't everbody say it this way?

AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
Community Member
5 months ago

What if there are two slices...

Avital Pilpel
Community Member
5 months ago

In fact, it seems almost inpossible to NOT have your xake before you eat it,

Jane Alexander
Community Member
6 months ago

On the contrary, the cake once eaten is permanently possessed.

Cherie DuBeau
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5 months ago

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Neil Whalley
Community Member
6 months ago

I could care less (American phrasing) makes the opposite point to that intended which is actually, ‘I could not care less’

Cherie DuBeau
Community Member
5 months ago

American phrasing? No. I am American and I know the correct way to say this, as do most of the people I know. I would say it's more like "ignorant phrasing."

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Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
6 months ago

But if you eat your cake, you don't have it any more. The original expression is still correct.

Cherie DuBeau
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5 months ago

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Sea Urchin
Community Member
6 months ago

well you have it in your body (just a different form)

Clinton Yew
Community Member
6 months ago

It is in my stomach, it is mine and I possess it. not??

Rae
Community Member
6 months ago

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
6 months ago

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Linda Adams
Community Member
6 months ago

But it is correct to say "you can't have your cake and eat it too"

Jim Ellington
Community Member
6 months ago

I could care less.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
6 months ago

thats stupid.

Kiss Army
Community Member
6 months ago

Ohio also has the only non-rectangular U.S. state flag.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

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fucking stupid ass mother in-law said this about getting me evicted (STILL married to her son) and taking custody of my daughters...like WTF-REALLY, bitch?!

Emerald Joanna
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

But did she say the phrase correctly?

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#21

blahzayskippy , Cinema Blend Report

How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
6 months ago

Well alright..

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#22

jacob_dahlke , Scientific American Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
6 months ago

I mean.. I guess so

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#23

heyconnieb , Royal Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
6 months ago

Lucky

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#24

maxsparber , How Stuff Works Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
6 months ago

Wack

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#25

StatMatt2718 , Wiki Report

A Water Bottle
Community Member
6 months ago

It’s all coming together

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#26

WomanInPants , Denverite Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

Yes it is.

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#28

Kim_Brill , Wiki Report

Grace Marraffa
Community Member
6 months ago

How do you pronounce that name?

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#29

Bre_aun_na , The Atlantic Report

desert29rat
Community Member
6 months ago

Sounds like my kind of place.

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#30

Call_Me_Doyle , National Geographic Report

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
6 months ago

WALL-E!!!!!!!

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#31

ilyseh , Britannica Report

Jeff Requier
Community Member
6 months ago

we have the same dna as tomatoes

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#32

tweetabitha , Science ABC Report

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
6 months ago

Well a mushroom is a fun-guy.

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#33

MJB_SF Report

Sandhya Boyd
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm one of them!

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#34

AD_Renaissance , BBC Report

Kiss Army
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

A fine name

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