The first man to fly an airplane and the first man on the moon were at some point in history alive at the same time. Orville Wright (airplane) died in 1948, while Neil Armstrong (moon landing) was born in 1930.
If you were to fold a paper 42 times it's height would make it reach to the moon. This is purely mathematical as you won't be able to fold it more than eight times, no matter how strong you think you are.
Michael Keaton's real name is 'Michael Douglas', but he was encouraged to use a different stage name due to the fact that there already were people by that name in the business — famous actor Michael Douglas and TV host Mike Douglas.
When Pixar made 'Toy Story 2' they accidentally deleted 90 percent of the work they had done. They had a backup system, but this had failed. Luckily an employee had a backup at her house and they managed to restore it.
Many thinks that 'mammals' defines animals who give birth to live babies, but 'mammal' derives from the latin word 'mammalis' which means 'of the breast'. The platypus for instance lay eggs, but is still a mammal.
In Prison Break's 13th episode they were supposed to escape the prison, but the show was so popular they got picked up to do more episodes. In this episode they try to escape, but their plan fail at the last minute.
In the movie 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' actor Viggo Mortensen kicks a helmet and during one of the takes he accidentally broke two of his toes. He stayed in character and managed to turn his pain into a great performance.
This site is a just a silly side project made by me, Håvard Brynjulfsen. It's a collection of my favorite fun facts. You see, I have a tendency to blurt out random fun facts at parties or when hanging out with friends. Despite the high quality of the facts some of my best former friends claim that they aren't excactly fun. I beg to differ.
Why the name "noel.fun"?
A stand-up comedian once had a bit about the struggle of choosing baby names and pleaded that his wife wouldn't name their son "Noel" because it sounded like the name of a person who would spew out fun facts at a party. Alas, my nickname is now "Noel".
What's a "classic go-to"?
Some facts are more fun than others. The classic go-tos are my personal favorites. Awkward silence? Hit them with a classic!
Do you have any sources to back these facts?
This is just a personal blog of mine. I've obviously read or heard them somewhere, so you'll just have to take my word for it.