35 Fascinating Fast Facts for When You’re Bored

You’re probably spending a lot of time inside these days, and at this point you may feel like you’ve exhausted all the possibilities when it comes to entertaining yourself. Don’t worry, we have the solution—more fun trivia that will help make the time fly by. These fast facts cover everything from the animal kingdom to ancient history to the human body. You can conquer your boredom and gain some knowledge to impress your friends with at the same time. Whether you need to kill a few minutes or an entire hour, here’s the best place to start. And if you need more trivia to keep you occupied, try these 50 Feel-Good Facts to Cure Quarantine Boredom.

1Cute animals are more likely to be endangered.


A 2018 study in PLOS Biology found that the most “charismatic animals”—such as lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes and other beloved creatures—are more likely to face threats to their survival. As the study’s author puts it, “Unknowingly, companies using giraffes, cheetahs, or polar bears for marketing purposes may be actively contributing to the false perception that these animals are not at risk of extinction, and therefore not in need of conservation.” And for more trivia about our furry friends, check out these 75 Animal Facts That Will Change the Way You View the Animal Kingdom.

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