121 of the Most Interesting Facts in the World
The planet is full of a million fun facts and interesting lists— which is handy, because the world’s population is typically full of curious individuals! That’s why Infoplease has compiled all of our best trivia and lists in one place.
From random facts that you never knew to real-life information that will blow your mind, read on for the best, biggest, and most amazing facts about people, American cities and states, countries across the Earth, the human body, geography, and much more.
After you browse our lists, why not head over to take some great quizzes to see if you are smarter than the average person and put those wild and weird facts to use?
And keep checking back to see what kind of information we’ve added to Infoplease’s collection of the most interesting facts in the world to stay up-to-date on the latest trivia!
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Most Popular Interesting Facts
Have you ever wondered if New York state is haunted? Or perhaps you’re looking for a list of lakes that have the highest elevation? You can find the answers in the facts below!
- Most Haunted US States
- Seven Wonders of the World for 2022
- US State Dinosaurs
- US State Fossils
- Best Disney Movie Quotes
- Biggest Waterfalls in the World
- Highest Lakes in the World
- Most Populous U.S. Cities
- World's Best Cities
- World's Ten Most Corrupt Leaders
Interesting Things About the World
From Brazil to New Zealand, Latin America to South Africa, the hemispheres are full of fascinating facts. Find the most important ones below and upgrade your general trivia knowledge today!
- Most Livable Countries
- Least Livable Countries
- Most Vulnerable Countries
- World's Most Widely Spoken Languages
- Ten Most Censored Countries
- Largest Countries
- Smallest Countries
- Least Corrupt Countries
- Most Corrupt Countries
- World's Most Populous Countries
- Countries with the Highest Population Density
- Countries with the Lowest Population Density
- Highest Inflation
- Lowest Inflation
- Highest Life Expectancy
- Highest Literacy Rates
- Lowest Literacy Rates
- World's Most Expensive Cities
- Refugees: Countries of Origin
- Top Ten Most Gay-Friendly Countries
- Top Ten Least Gay-Friendly Countries
Interesting Things About States and Cities
Whether you are interested in Alaska or Arizona, Infoplease has the facts for that— check out our lists of states and cities for the most interesting information on America
- Most Livable States
- Most Dangerous States
- Most Executions by State
- States with the Most Electoral Votes
- Richest States
- Largest States in the U.S.
- Youngest States
- Oldest States
- Most Visited National Parks
- Most Popular Landmarks
- North America's Best Cities
- America's Most Gay-Friendly Cities
- Worst Cities for Allergies
- Cleanest U.S. Cities
- States with Highest Minimum Wage
Interesting Things About Disasters
Disasters come in many forms, including earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and man-made catastrophes. Read on to discover the best ways to deal with a disaster and learn about historic calamities around the world.
- Top Ten Ways to Face Disaster
- Deadliest Earthquakes on Record
- Ten Largest Earthquakes Since 1900
- Largest Earthquakes in the United States
- Worst Industrial Accidents in History
- Worst Mining Accidents in the U.S.
- Ten Largest Oil Spills in the U.S.
- Ten Largest Oil Spills in the World
- Worst Weather Disasters of the Twentieth Century
- Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions
- Deadliest Tornadoes in the United States
- Billion Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters
- Deadliest Tsunamis in History
Interesting Things About Geography
The planet Earth is a wild and wonderful place. From the tropics of Thailand to the arid Sahara Desert, and the freshwater Great Lakes to the chilly ocean of Antarctica, you can find geography facts right on Infoplease.
Interesting Things About the Environment
The natural world is full of plants and animals, but did you know some of the facts that are listed below?
Interesting Things About Buildings and Structures
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s some fascinating facts about the buildings and structures that dot our planet. From the ancient Egyptians and their pyramids to the most modern skyscrapers, people are fascinated by architecture— and you can find all that information below.
Interesting Things About Travel and Transportation
If you don’t feel like waiting at the airport or skipping through time zones right now, why not take a trip from the comfort of your home with Infoplease’s facts about travel and transit?
- Top Nationalities of Travelers to the U.S.
- World's Top Tourist Destinations
- America's Best Beaches
- Most Visited American National Park Sites
- World's Busiest Airports for Passengers
- World's Busiest Airports for Cargo
- America's Busiest Airports for Passengers
- America's Busiest Airports for Cargo
- Top U.S. States and Cities Visited by Overseas Travelers
Interesting Things About Business and Employment
From Los Angeles to New York City, Japan to Australia, the world runs on business. Find out more with our lists all about employment, corporations, and the economy!
Interesting Things About Health
The human body is an amazing thing, so it’s only right that Infoplease has some of the most amazing facts about it! Read on to discover more.
Interesting Things About Society
From college to religion, cats to dogs, the world has statistics for everything. For example, do you know what the most popular pet names are, and is your pet’s name in there?
Interesting Things About People
Do you know who the youngest American presidents were? Or the names of the worst dictators in the world? Keep reading to find out!
Interesting Things About Culture and Entertainment
While it’s probably not your first time thinking about arts and entertainment, do you know all of the facts that the following lists might reveal?
- World's Most Powerful Celebrities
- Top TV Programs
- Top 30 Movies of All Time
- Highest Earning Dead Celebrities
- Wealthiest Fictional Characters
- Highest Earning Fictional Characters
- Most Expensive Paintings
- Longest Broadway Runs
- Animated Films
- Kids' Movies
- American Film Institute's Funniest Movies
- American Film Institute's Greatest Male Screen Legends
- American Film Institute's Greatest Female Screen Legends
- American Film Institute's Greatest Movies of All Time
- Best-Selling Children's Books of All Time
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