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Of Course I Already Knew These Random Facts, I Just Wanted To See If You Did (23 Pics)

Random facts are the best facts to know. You can sound smart without actually knowing how to think. The best part is: the facts only have to sound true. Or not true at all. The truth is stranger than fiction, so if you only half-remember the fact you’re telling someone, it’ll sound even truer.

Did you know… the first case of HIV in humans was traced back to the year 1908? I heard it on RadioLab 8 years ago, so it must be right. No need to look it up. I will not be taking follow-up questions at this time.

The good people of Reddit did some sleuthing and found facts along with the proper citations for said random facts. If there’s an article about the fact on the internet, it must be real!

Of course, I knew all these facts before, but I wanted to share them here in case you didn’t know them.

Here are some interesting random facts you can repeat at parties if those ever exist again


1. The Civil War was rougher than you think.

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2. It didn’t pass because it made too much sense.

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3. I believe I read that they let it slide now.

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4. There’s more than one way to get rid of a stalker.

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5. Her lucky day.

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6. Collective bargaining is good.

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7. Home Alone 3: stuck in a plane.

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8. Good work if you can get it.

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9. Well, that did not go as planned.

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10. Where is the lie, though?

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11. Books are for everyone.

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12. I like him just the way he is.

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13. Carrie was not messing around.

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14. German sounds the most robotic.

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15. The Lord’s work.

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