How do you think up fun facts about yourself

How do you think up fun facts about yourself?

A2A.
As a result of my rampant and lifelong over-rumination, I suppose I’ve thought way too much about the little things that have made me different.
These could be unique and interesting-different, weird-different or just slightly-outlying-on-the-bell-curve of normal different.
One of the “fun facts” I sometimes use is that I am the child of immigrants and a former dual citizen of the U.
S.
and — wait for it — Canada.
This isn’t super interesting, there are plenty of Americans who have Canadian ties, but it’s “fun” because people associate the term “immigrants” with countries that aren’t Canada.
Or, I might mention I have a weird shoe size.
People’s minds will wander to the freakish, and it’s fun to see them try to sneak a glimpse at my feet.
Ha ha, fooled ya again.
Mine are on the narrow side but they don’t look much different than regular feet.
Maybe I’ll take off a shoe to show them the double pair of diabetes socks and extra insoles I use to make regular sizes fit, but I don’t like to do that too often.
My last name can be played for fun facts.
I was the last person in my high school class to graduate, how fun is that? Depending on the company, it might get an “wow”or just a yawn.
Not everyone graduated with 413 other people.
Then there is the “I never” fun facts.
I’ve never been on TV, I’ve never watched Netflix, I’ve never been married, I’ve never owned a car made in this century.
There might be more “nevers,” but I can’t think of any right now.
Edit: 10/2/2018 Since this answer was written, I have purchased a smart TV and subscribed to Netflix, which I have watched quite a bit of.
So that fun fact is out the window.
Sorry to disappoint you all.

Amusing scenario + obscure element = killer combo.

Humble-bragging is almost never fun, so don’t try to show off while telling fun stories.
A good way to make facts about you more fun is to tell the story of what happened to you, not what you did.
Make it a tiny bit self-deprecating.
That makes it more relatable.
These are two versions of the same fun fact:
I once went to school dressed up as spiderman
Good example: One time when i was 11, my mum was too lazy to do laundry and for some reason thought it would be fine to let an eleven-year-old pick their outfit.
I, of course, picked my old off-brand spiderman costume.
That’s the story of how I in middle school got in trouble for wearing an all-covering face mask in school & pretending to shoot web on my teachers face.
Bad example: When I was a kid I was somewhat different from other girls my age.
So one day when my mum hadn’t done laundry in a while I decided I’d rather go to school in my spiderman costume than a dress.
So I did, and I got in a lot of trouble for pretending to be spider-man.

My first business card had a picture of bulldog on it wearing sun-glasses.
You are talking about the time when there was no internet and I was only 18 years old.
And my catch phrase was “Too cool to be true”
And when I started my online career & brand, my 1st Business Card & Online introduction featured me as a College Dropout, Failure, Rebel & people with absolutely no credentials.
To everyone’s surprise, my business card with all my failures being explicitly mentioned (including me half naked on my professional business card THAT TOO WHILE RESIDING IN AN ARAB MUSLIM COUNTRY) was not only a stand out – but a hardcore attention grabber.
So what is the logic here?
Given that I am an online personality and the only way I can survive is when people notice me – I do whatever it takes to ensure I get people’s eye balls on my content, my presence, on my philosophy and my personality.
Because if I do not stand out – I do not exist.
So being noticed is the name of the game.
And for that to happen, I have to come up with fun & memorable facts about myself.
Loy Machedo

Try and think about what makes you or your family unique.
For me, I usually start thinking about my family.
About the fact that my grandfather on my father’s side came to Australia from England and immediately changed his name.
I like to think it was because he was a criminal for some reason (but it does make my father’s childhood seem that much more tragic).
About how two out of three brothers (of mine) have children, and of those two both have one child that is not biologically theirs but they treat them as though they are.
About the fact that my mother made one excellent and successful son and one mostly successful but still working on the excellent son, through homelessness (lived in a trailer for a while), as a single mother, and sometimes having to sacrifice her own food so her sons could eat.
About the fact that my first niece’s middle name is my name in French.
(I’m Emily, her middle name is Amélie.
And once I’ve gotten through those, I remember a few fun facts about myself.
I was born the year Kurt Cobain died and the same year Justin Bieber was born.
My mother thinks I was destiny because she had three sons and then a daughter (me) who she had planned since she was a little girl.
(The daughter, not the sons)
My eyes look dark brown, but when the sunlight hits them, green flecks show.
I have never left the country, but I’ve visited/lived in three out of the six states of Australia, and one of the two territories of Australia.
I haven’t had much of an interesting life, and most of my hilarious stories are of my toddler.
But everyone’s got something unique about them.
It’s not always obvious though.

I find this question very relevant to me, because I hate talking about myself.
Furthermore, I hate having to think up fun facts about myself.
What’s “fun” about me? Will others find it interesting? Will it raise more questions? Will it confuse people? Am I limited to just that small amount of fun facts to define myself to other people?
The horror!
Here are the best insights I can give you, which all have helped me to overcome my anxiety in this regard…
I think that having to think up fun facts about yourself kind of tests you on how well you know your own personality.
It’s somewhat of an informal social game that is relatively meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
But being able to truly nail those “fun facts” when asked for them does a lot in terms of your ability to integrate with a new group of people – and more importantly, make a good first impression.

Thanks for the A2A.
I'm a really boring person.
Nothing about me stands out.
I'll list some unique experience.
My fun facts aren't that amazing.
Yeah, that's pretty much all I've got.

If you’re anything like me, you dread the moment when you meet someone new, and then have to come up with a “fun fact” about yourself, when you’re extremely boring.
After even thinking about it for five minutes, all you can come up with is “Uhm…I don’t know, I really like pineapples.
” But like, everyone likes pineapples.
Over the years, I’ve come up with a way to give a fun fact about myself.
Are y’all ready for the big reveal? Yeah?
Alright:
If there’s any time you should boast about yourself, it’s when you’re introducing yourself to someone.
There has to be something interesting you’ve done once in your life.
Ever gone skydiving? Have you won a national or international competition? Do you have an excellent memory?
The options are endless.
If you are rather uncomfortable bragging about yourself to a person you just met, no worries.
Have you ever gotten an injury due to something completely random? Have you ever been at the right place at the right time? Or wrong place at wrong time? Ever met a celebrity?
There’s always a story to tell.
Next time when you have to come up with a fun fact, you can silently thank me.
(:
*Aleeza Out*
By the way…look at who requested this answer from me! Yes, you read it right: THE Sean Kernan.
The Son of Quora himself.
*screams*

Uh, NO! Why would I? This is a stupid question.
There’s a ‘fun’ fact for you.

By having had many adventures, many areas of interest, many varied experiences, and noticing the strange, weird, absurd, random things that happen around me.
Spin-doctoring isn’t just for politics, it’s for perspective and story-telling.
And “fun facts’ are basically story telling.
Sometimes, it is also tailored to the specific audience, sometimes it is spur-of-the-moment inspiration.
A good chunk of it is also in the presentation.
The more robotic the presentation, the less interesting or “fun” it is.
I’ve nailed job interviews with mentions of performing in Rocky Horror locally, port-a-john tipping, chasing cows, and socializing baby monkeys.
I’ve gotten second dates because I unmasked Barney the dinosaur, robbed trains old west style, or knew about the color wheel.
I’ve gotten free drinks because as a teen, being a mascot beat flipping burgers or because I had the better story.
And most recently, I used a company fuckup during one of those horrid orientation “Introduce yourself and tell a fun fact” thing for a new job.
Yeah, I think they hoped I’d be embarrassed, but humor and being socially aware with an odd perspective on life=interesting facts.
FYI, it is still a mystery to me how or why these things work for me as far as employment go.
Do not try them unless you are confident enough to pull them off.
I don’t know many who could pull off calling out a company fuckup while making it look like a politically correct yet inaccurate “perk” work on their first day on a job.
Or tell a potential employer that after dodging monkeys flinging poo, workplace politics are easy.

I don’t.
To me, everything I do seems normal, just like what others do because I know others who do the same things.
So nothing special.
It’s only when other people talk to me that find out what I’ve done and they tell me that it’s very exciting and different and they think I’ve had such a great variety of experiences that I realize it.
But then I think of how much my father did and I think that I’ve had a very dull life again.
Add to that to me it always feel like it’s bragging to talk about things like that, even when I have done something that I know is exceptional, and it ends up that I have real difficulty talking about myself in a ‘fun facts’ kind of way.
I usually end up drawing a blank.
(I literally did draw a blank once at a company meeting where we were sent off with a drawing board to sit under the trees, by a pond or whatever for an hour or two to draw a picture that described how we felt about ourselves, our contribution to the company, how we did our work or something like that.
After two hours when we all came back I was the only one without even a mark on our papers, and yet everybody in the company acknowledged that I was the most artistic person in the group.
Yet when it came time to describe out drawing and how it related, I ended up talking the longest and got the highest score among everybody for my drawing and what it had to say.
Go figure!)
As you can see from the above, I express myself more by telling stories than I do by listing ‘fun facts’.

Usually, I think about the things that would most make people cringe.

I used to have sharp claws on my feet.
These went away when I moved form NYC to rural VT.
You know, now that I put that in print, I think it may have been some primal survival trait.
I used to be allergic to garlic when I lived in NYC.
This is another thing that THANKFULLY went away when I moved to VT.
I have a birthmark midway between my navel and… areas south of there.
I’ve tasted monitor lizard blood.
LONG story.
There are also some less cringeworthy.

I dated a celebrity.
I shook hands with Obama.
I got a kiss from Jessica Alba and seconds later got coughed on by Paris Hilton.
How many people can say THAT?
Think of things that few other people can say and you have a fun fact.
Some folks may not necessarily find it fun, but there are people out there who will find THAT fact alone to be a “fun fact”.
Excelsior!

Hmmmm how do I think them up? If you mean how do I remember them, some days it beats me too!
I just AM!
I’m 46 years old and had an, shall we say, interesting, life so far.
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I think the most ‘fun’ fact about me is one I clung to for a LONG time to make myself feel better about my appearance.
Remember Shrek? Well the idea of an ogre and half-ogre Princess wasn’t so far fetched after all…
What is the one thing that made you famous in high school?).
Everyone has moments in their life that make memorable and genuine stories.
The best way to think of fun facts is find such a story and create a simple fact that encapsulates the essence of that story.
Not only do you break the ice, but you also create a channel for continued conversation.

WEll usually I am not big fan about myself, so if some one ask me about myself I use humor to answer, which sometimes make me look loser or dumb, But I okay with that, since I also love making people laugh and I have weird way of seeing think that happens around me.
like all the mishaps I face while approaching a girl for date (I am shy, introvert and also have big fear to failure, so they makes things hard for me to get a date).
So now I tell everyone that I am conducting an experiment-how much times does it take for a girl, I approach, to tell me that she has boyfriend.
or since I am lazy and still haven’t got a proper job, I tell my dad- plz don’t hurry, let me enjoy few more days in states because the day I get a job and save some money to pay my loans, that day the dollar rate will fall.

Hobbies, accomplishments, and interesting bits of family history are good places to start.
When I get asked to share a couple fun facts about myself, here’s what I like to say:
I handcraft wooden swords.
I ate a light bulb when I was two.
I published a book when I was sixteen.
My pilgrim ancestor, John Howland, fell overboard on the Mayflower, and if he had not grabbed a trailing rope, I would not be here.

I love this question.
First I am a little short for a man 5ft 5 inches.
and I have two totally first names and constantly get called by my last name.
Right there alone is fun for me and some good material to work with.
I have been know to misspeak or misunderstand and when I do I have some funny stupid sounds I make.
I am not afraid to make fun of myself, if you have thin skin don't try this at home LOL

Listing out the kind of crazy life I have lived might answer this question.
Birth until 18: I lived in a place very similar to this.
It was a place stuck in time (probably 19th century).
My main hobbies were to catch poisonous snakes and milk it’s venom for recreation.
I am not sure if many people will be able to relate to it.
[1]
Age 19 to 23: I lived in a hostel in the college campus.
This part of life was the funnest.
For me it was a big change when I had to speak and learn in a completely new language (English).
Until then it was all in Hindi.
[2]
Age 25: I lived in Singapore and it was a very different experience compared to the life that I had lived until then.
I have a lot of good memories from there.
[3]
Age 26–27: I lived in France.
It was a unique experience to learn French and learn skiing both at the same time.
[4]
Rest of the life: After that I have mostly lived in the US but have traveled to a lot of countries (around 27).
[5]
Each part of my life is extremely special to me and makes me who I am.
There are fun facts from each episode of my life.
There are embarrassing stories from each phase of my life.
I have lived in two extreme end of spectrum.
And I feel privileged to have lived such varied life.
Thanks for A2A.

I’m interviewing with a potential client.
She says “tell me a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with the job”.
I think of things that I have done in my life, but less than 1% of the rest of the people have done.
Not in chronological order.
Just anything that sets me apart from the other 99%.

It's really easy if you're a very, very strange person!
Example: I own 12,000 books but no TV.
I taught my sons to make bows and arrows when they were small, out of tree branches and baling twine.
I'm fairly accurate in throwing knives.
I have used a butchered cow's stomach as a trampoline.
I have also ‘skied' down a trail of cow manure holding onto a cow's tail.
I lost my cell phone once for about 3 wks.
It took 2 wks to realize it was gone and when I found it, I had no missed calls….
See? Weird equals fun facts.

You know how a scent can bring you back to a time and place?
Well stories, to me, are as powerful as my olfactory sensors in the old brain.
Not every time, of course, but for some weird reason I can associate a story with a great Quora question.
Now if only I could carve out the time to write them all out, I’d probably cut down on my overloaded “Answer Later” que, but it’s not for a lack of stories.

How do you think up fun facts about yourself?

Thank you for A2A, Sean.
I’ve had such a strange, full and diverse life, so far, that it is not difficult for me to find a topic to write about.
I just think of a period in my life, and choose one of a bunch of things that come to mind.
Let me do a couple here:
BEFORE I WAS BORN:
My grandpa, my father’s father worked as a head waiter in a famous and luxurious hotel.
He was very proud of this, and often spoke of his experiences there, and of many famous people he interacted with.
Somehow a joke started in the family, that one of the grandchildren will surely end up working in this hotel.
As none of us had anything to do with hospitality industry, this joke was half-forgotten.
Then I returned from the USA and in a very strange twist, ended up joining the staff in huge renovation of this very hotel, and I was a part of its grand opening.
I worked there for four years, and even got to speak with some old members of staff who used to know and respect my grandfather.
MY BIRTH
Here is where my other grandfather comes in, my mother’s father, the one who was a real horse whisperer.
My grandpa always wanted to have a son, but fathered three daughters instead.
When my mother got pregnant, the whole family hoped I would be a boy, so he would finally get a boy, a grandson.
After I was born, my grandfather came to see me the first time.
There is a custom here, to put money underneath the pillow of a newborn baby.
They say that he came in, approached my cradle and as he leaned to put the money in, I grabbed his finger and held on tight, like newborns do.
My grandfather was a World War II hero, and a PTSD sufferer who did not speak a lot, other than to his horses.
After I held on to him, he stayed in the room with me for a long time.
He wanted a boy, but he fell in love with a little baby girl.
He called me Ica, and we became an inseparable item.
Together we roamed through nature, and he told me about birds, flowers and the forests.
He was the most important teacher I ever had.
WHEN I WAS A BABY
I was very very small.
Itsy bitsy little one.
When I was still an infant, one doctor told my mother that I would not grow up ok.
His estimate was that something was wrong with me and that I would probably be severely mentally disabled, and probably never develop physically.
I might not be a “stable genius” like Donald Trump, but I think I proved that doctor quite wrong.
KINDERGARTEN
I befriended a little girl who had a developmental disability.
One day when I was 4, I decided that it would be a wonderful idea to take this girl, Tihana, to see my grandparents.
When teachers weren’t looking, I put her shoes on (left shoe on the right foot, right shoe on the left foot), and off we went.
We crossed 2 busy streets (I waited for the green light, and felt very grown up and responsible), and walked through at least 6 smaller streets and pedestrian crossings, to get to that beloved little house with a green fence, and an amazing rose garden.
My grandpa opened (the one who was a head waiter in that fancy hotel), and almost died of shock seeing me and my little friend alone at the door.
It was a time when there were no cell phones, and my grandparents had no way of getting to my parents or the kindergarten.
So they fed us, and then my grandpa took us back.
I remember insisting that this was unnecessary, and that I would take my friend and myself back.
My grandpa said that he wanted to take a little walk anyway, so he will go with us.
That adventure was fun, but seeing my parents later was no fun at all.
I got spanked and spent quite a lot of time standing in the corner as my punishment.
PRIMARY SCHOOL
As Croatia used to be a communist republic, part of Yugoslavia, when I started primary school, I had a ceremony of becoming a “pioneer”, a part of Yugoslavia’s Union of Pioneers.
We got dressed in white and blue, got our red scarf and a blue cap with a red star.
We also got a red carnation, and made a pledge:
Today, as I become a Pioneer,
I give my Pioneer's word of honor –
That I shall study and work diligently,
respect parents and my seniors,
and be a loyal and honest comrade/friend.

That I shall love our homeland,
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

That I shall spread brotherhood and unity
and the principles for which comrade Tito fought.

And that I shall value all peoples of the world who respect freedom and peace!
After we did this pledge, we were officially pioneers.
I was extremely proud of having this honor, and considered it to be something very important and serious.
HIGH SCHOOL – CONVENT
I used to be an atheist, but early in high school I converted to Catholicism and soon became very immersed in that religion, teachings and way of life.
When I finished high school, I gave all I owned, to the poor, and became a nun in the strictest order of the Catholic church, Poor Clare Sisters.
I lived a life of poverty, silence and work, slept in a cell on a straw bed, and never left the convent.
Every one of these periods could be dissected into small stories, and there are many fun and even bizarre ones in there.
And I didn’t even get to the events after I left the convent.
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Here are a few smaller fun facts that came to mind:
I am made of a billion stories.
I’ve just started telling them.

Amusing scenario + obscure element = killer combo.

Humble-bragging is almost never fun, so don’t try to show off while telling fun stories.
A good way to make facts about you more fun is to tell the story of what happened to you, not what you did.
Make it a tiny bit self-deprecating.
That makes it more relatable.
These are two versions of the same fun fact:
I once went to school dressed up as spiderman
Good example: One time when i was 11, my mum was too lazy to do laundry and for some reason thought it would be fine to let an eleven-year-old pick their outfit.
I, of course, picked my old off-brand spiderman costume.
That’s the story of how I in middle school got in trouble for wearing an all-covering face mask in school & pretending to shoot web on my teachers face.
Bad example: When I was a kid I was somewhat different from other girls my age.
So one day when my mum hadn’t done laundry in a while I decided I’d rather go to school in my spiderman costume than a dress.
So I did, and I got in a lot of trouble for pretending to be spider-man.

My first business card had a picture of bulldog on it wearing sun-glasses.
You are talking about the time when there was no internet and I was only 18 years old.
And my catch phrase was “Too cool to be true”
And when I started my online career & brand, my 1st Business Card & Online introduction featured me as a College Dropout, Failure, Rebel & people with absolutely no credentials.
To everyone’s surprise, my business card with all my failures being explicitly mentioned (including me half naked on my professional business card THAT TOO WHILE RESIDING IN AN ARAB MUSLIM COUNTRY) was not only a stand out – but a hardcore attention grabber.
So what is the logic here?
Given that I am an online personality and the only way I can survive is when people notice me – I do whatever it takes to ensure I get people’s eye balls on my content, my presence, on my philosophy and my personality.
Because if I do not stand out – I do not exist.
So being noticed is the name of the game.
And for that to happen, I have to come up with fun & memorable facts about myself.
Loy Machedo

If you’re anything like me, you dread the moment when you meet someone new, and then have to come up with a “fun fact” about yourself, when you’re extremely boring.
After even thinking about it for five minutes, all you can come up with is “Uhm…I don’t know, I really like pineapples.
” But like, everyone likes pineapples.
Over the years, I’ve come up with a way to give a fun fact about myself.
Are y’all ready for the big reveal? Yeah?
Alright:
If there’s any time you should boast about yourself, it’s when you’re introducing yourself to someone.
There has to be something interesting you’ve done once in your life.
Ever gone skydiving? Have you won a national or international competition? Do you have an excellent memory?
The options are endless.
If you are rather uncomfortable bragging about yourself to a person you just met, no worries.
Have you ever gotten an injury due to something completely random? Have you ever been at the right place at the right time? Or wrong place at wrong time? Ever met a celebrity?
There’s always a story to tell.
Next time when you have to come up with a fun fact, you can silently thank me.
(:
*Aleeza Out*
By the way…look at who requested this answer from me! Yes, you read it right: THE Sean Kernan.
The Son of Quora himself.
*screams*

I find this question very relevant to me, because I hate talking about myself.
Furthermore, I hate having to think up fun facts about myself.
What’s “fun” about me? Will others find it interesting? Will it raise more questions? Will it confuse people? Am I limited to just that small amount of fun facts to define myself to other people?
The horror!
Here are the best insights I can give you, which all have helped me to overcome my anxiety in this regard…
I think that having to think up fun facts about yourself kind of tests you on how well you know your own personality.
It’s somewhat of an informal social game that is relatively meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
But being able to truly nail those “fun facts” when asked for them does a lot in terms of your ability to integrate with a new group of people – and more importantly, make a good first impression.

Thanks for the A2A.
I'm a really boring person.
Nothing about me stands out.
I'll list some unique experience.
My fun facts aren't that amazing.
Yeah, that's pretty much all I've got.

Try and think about what makes you or your family unique.
For me, I usually start thinking about my family.
About the fact that my grandfather on my father’s side came to Australia from England and immediately changed his name.
I like to think it was because he was a criminal for some reason (but it does make my father’s childhood seem that much more tragic).
About how two out of three brothers (of mine) have children, and of those two both have one child that is not biologically theirs but they treat them as though they are.
About the fact that my mother made one excellent and successful son and one mostly successful but still working on the excellent son, through homelessness (lived in a trailer for a while), as a single mother, and sometimes having to sacrifice her own food so her sons could eat.
About the fact that my first niece’s middle name is my name in French.
(I’m Emily, her middle name is Amélie.
And once I’ve gotten through those, I remember a few fun facts about myself.
I was born the year Kurt Cobain died and the same year Justin Bieber was born.
My mother thinks I was destiny because she had three sons and then a daughter (me) who she had planned since she was a little girl.
(The daughter, not the sons)
My eyes look dark brown, but when the sunlight hits them, green flecks show.
I have never left the country, but I’ve visited/lived in three out of the six states of Australia, and one of the two territories of Australia.
I haven’t had much of an interesting life, and most of my hilarious stories are of my toddler.
But everyone’s got something unique about them.
It’s not always obvious though.

I don’t.
I struggle with it.
I freeze.
It only looks natural after the fact.
I usually end up muttering something about Africa or Taekwondo.
I usually don’t have the presence of mind to come up with genuinely interesting things.
Oh well.

While we are all unique, being asked to come up with a fun fact about ourselves can be difficult.
The following tips may be helpful in finding those interesting experiences.
Think about something extreme or adventurous.
It doesn’t have to be a regular activity, but try to think of something extreme you have done.
Have you ever hiked in a desert? Ever petted a tiger?
Think back to injuries you’ve had.
Sure some are mundane, but others can be really interesting.
For example, we have all bumped our heads, but it becomes more of a fun fact when you can say you got stitches after cracking your head in a cave.
Hobbies can be fun, both for something to do and to tell others something fun.
Sure, we all watch sports on TV, but maybe you got to watch the game from the field.
To go with this, do you have interesting knowledge that others may not? Sometimes, for whatever reason, we become knowledgeable in something outside of our careers.
Let others know about that.
Being famous for 15 minutes – or even 15 seconds.
Have you ever been on TV? Played an extra for a movie? Served on a jury with a famous person? Those all make for fun facts.
Usually fun facts come from doing something different.
However, sometimes the fun fact comes from doing something a lot of times.
For example, it’s fun to go to an opening day baseball game.
But a better fun fact is going to the opening day game for the past 10 years.
Think through your experiences and you’ll be sure to come up with some fun facts that others will envy.

A2A.
As a result of my rampant and lifelong over-rumination, I suppose I’ve thought way too much about the little things that have made me different.
These could be unique and interesting-different, weird-different or just slightly-outlying-on-the-bell-curve of normal different.
One of the “fun facts” I sometimes use is that I am the child of immigrants and a former dual citizen of the U.
S.
and — wait for it — Canada.
This isn’t super interesting, there are plenty of Americans who have Canadian ties, but it’s “fun” because people associate the term “immigrants” with countries that aren’t Canada.
Or, I might mention I have a weird shoe size.
People’s minds will wander to the freakish, and it’s fun to see them try to sneak a glimpse at my feet.
Ha ha, fooled ya again.
Mine are on the narrow side but they don’t look much different than regular feet.
Maybe I’ll take off a shoe to show them the double pair of diabetes socks and extra insoles I use to make regular sizes fit, but I don’t like to do that too often.
My last name can be played for fun facts.
I was the last person in my high school class to graduate, how fun is that? Depending on the company, it might get an “wow”or just a yawn.
Not everyone graduated with 413 other people.
Then there is the “I never” fun facts.
I’ve never been on TV, I’ve never watched Netflix, I’ve never been married, I’ve never owned a car made in this century.
There might be more “nevers,” but I can’t think of any right now.
Edit: 10/2/2018 Since this answer was written, I have purchased a smart TV and subscribed to Netflix, which I have watched quite a bit of.
So that fun fact is out the window.
Sorry to disappoint you all.

Uh, NO! Why would I? This is a stupid question.
There’s a ‘fun’ fact for you.

By having had many adventures, many areas of interest, many varied experiences, and noticing the strange, weird, absurd, random things that happen around me.
Spin-doctoring isn’t just for politics, it’s for perspective and story-telling.
And “fun facts’ are basically story telling.
Sometimes, it is also tailored to the specific audience, sometimes it is spur-of-the-moment inspiration.
A good chunk of it is also in the presentation.
The more robotic the presentation, the less interesting or “fun” it is.
I’ve nailed job interviews with mentions of performing in Rocky Horror locally, port-a-john tipping, chasing cows, and socializing baby monkeys.
I’ve gotten second dates because I unmasked Barney the dinosaur, robbed trains old west style, or knew about the color wheel.
I’ve gotten free drinks because as a teen, being a mascot beat flipping burgers or because I had the better story.
And most recently, I used a company fuckup during one of those horrid orientation “Introduce yourself and tell a fun fact” thing for a new job.
Yeah, I think they hoped I’d be embarrassed, but humor and being socially aware with an odd perspective on life=interesting facts.
FYI, it is still a mystery to me how or why these things work for me as far as employment go.
Do not try them unless you are confident enough to pull them off.
I don’t know many who could pull off calling out a company fuckup while making it look like a politically correct yet inaccurate “perk” work on their first day on a job.
Or tell a potential employer that after dodging monkeys flinging poo, workplace politics are easy.

I don’t.
To me, everything I do seems normal, just like what others do because I know others who do the same things.
So nothing special.
It’s only when other people talk to me that find out what I’ve done and they tell me that it’s very exciting and different and they think I’ve had such a great variety of experiences that I realize it.
But then I think of how much my father did and I think that I’ve had a very dull life again.
Add to that to me it always feel like it’s bragging to talk about things like that, even when I have done something that I know is exceptional, and it ends up that I have real difficulty talking about myself in a ‘fun facts’ kind of way.
I usually end up drawing a blank.
(I literally did draw a blank once at a company meeting where we were sent off with a drawing board to sit under the trees, by a pond or whatever for an hour or two to draw a picture that described how we felt about ourselves, our contribution to the company, how we did our work or something like that.
After two hours when we all came back I was the only one without even a mark on our papers, and yet everybody in the company acknowledged that I was the most artistic person in the group.
Yet when it came time to describe out drawing and how it related, I ended up talking the longest and got the highest score among everybody for my drawing and what it had to say.
Go figure!)
As you can see from the above, I express myself more by telling stories than I do by listing ‘fun facts’.

Usually, I think about the things that would most make people cringe.

I used to have sharp claws on my feet.
These went away when I moved form NYC to rural VT.
You know, now that I put that in print, I think it may have been some primal survival trait.
I used to be allergic to garlic when I lived in NYC.
This is another thing that THANKFULLY went away when I moved to VT.
I have a birthmark midway between my navel and… areas south of there.
I’ve tasted monitor lizard blood.
LONG story.
There are also some less cringeworthy.

I dated a celebrity.
I shook hands with Obama.
I got a kiss from Jessica Alba and seconds later got coughed on by Paris Hilton.
How many people can say THAT?
Think of things that few other people can say and you have a fun fact.
Some folks may not necessarily find it fun, but there are people out there who will find THAT fact alone to be a “fun fact”.
Excelsior!

Some fun facts about myself!
Let me tell you a story.
My mom and I went to have lunch at a restaurant.
We were waiting for the food to arrive.
My mom was watching the TV that was set behind me.
The restaurant was quite empty with two girls who left a while after we arrived and a man who seemed to be waiting for someone.
As usual I was talking to myself and smiling.
I was imagining meeting one of my internet friends here.
The smile just came naturally to me as I imagined what we would talk about and all.
Out of the corner of my eye I notice the aforementioned man giving me a funny look.
When I looked at him he gave me a creepy smile.
Busted!
I was so baffled that I just blushed and looked away and smiled.
By now my mom saw me and noticed a smile.
I was choking on the cringe.
This is such a weird fact about me that I talk to myself (with my lips moving) and smile occasionally.
The same day….
We were going home by a rickshaw.
One of these…
Accept the hood was open.
The rickshaw was stuck in traffic and somehow I engaged in a conversation with myself on sexism and went on joking about it and smiling all together.
Guess what… mom catches me!
Double busted!
Immediately I'm scolded because apparently people were looking at me and when she followed their gaze she found me smiling.
She was angry and claimed that I'm mad.
And that was that.
But being the weirdo I am, I was proud to be called mad
Because….
.
Pagol chhara duniya chole na.
The world can't run without maniacs.
A quote from one of the beautiful songs by Shah Lalol, a Bengali song writer and philosopher.

Hmmmm how do I think them up? If you mean how do I remember them, some days it beats me too!
I just AM!
I’m 46 years old and had an, shall we say, interesting, life so far.
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I think the most ‘fun’ fact about me is one I clung to for a LONG time to make myself feel better about my appearance.
Remember Shrek? Well the idea of an ogre and half-ogre Princess wasn’t so far fetched after all…
What is the one thing that made you famous in high school?).
Everyone has moments in their life that make memorable and genuine stories.
The best way to think of fun facts is find such a story and create a simple fact that encapsulates the essence of that story.
Not only do you break the ice, but you also create a channel for continued conversation.

WEll usually I am not big fan about myself, so if some one ask me about myself I use humor to answer, which sometimes make me look loser or dumb, But I okay with that, since I also love making people laugh and I have weird way of seeing think that happens around me.
like all the mishaps I face while approaching a girl for date (I am shy, introvert and also have big fear to failure, so they makes things hard for me to get a date).
So now I tell everyone that I am conducting an experiment-how much times does it take for a girl, I approach, to tell me that she has boyfriend.
or since I am lazy and still haven’t got a proper job, I tell my dad- plz don’t hurry, let me enjoy few more days in states because the day I get a job and save some money to pay my loans, that day the dollar rate will fall.

Hobbies, accomplishments, and interesting bits of family history are good places to start.
When I get asked to share a couple fun facts about myself, here’s what I like to say:
I handcraft wooden swords.
I ate a light bulb when I was two.
I published a book when I was sixteen.
My pilgrim ancestor, John Howland, fell overboard on the Mayflower, and if he had not grabbed a trailing rope, I would not be here.

I love this question.
First I am a little short for a man 5ft 5 inches.
and I have two totally first names and constantly get called by my last name.
Right there alone is fun for me and some good material to work with.
I have been know to misspeak or misunderstand and when I do I have some funny stupid sounds I make.
I am not afraid to make fun of myself, if you have thin skin don't try this at home LOL

Listing out the kind of crazy life I have lived might answer this question.
Birth until 18: I lived in a place very similar to this.
It was a place stuck in time (probably 19th century).
My main hobbies were to catch poisonous snakes and milk it’s venom for recreation.
I am not sure if many people will be able to relate to it.
[1]
Age 19 to 23: I lived in a hostel in the college campus.
This part of life was the funnest.
For me it was a big change when I had to speak and learn in a completely new language (English).
Until then it was all in Hindi.
[2]
Age 25: I lived in Singapore and it was a very different experience compared to the life that I had lived until then.
I have a lot of good memories from there.
[3]
Age 26–27: I lived in France.
It was a unique experience to learn French and learn skiing both at the same time.
[4]
Rest of the life: After that I have mostly lived in the US but have traveled to a lot of countries (around 27).
[5]
Each part of my life is extremely special to me and makes me who I am.
There are fun facts from each episode of my life.
There are embarrassing stories from each phase of my life.
I have lived in two extreme end of spectrum.
And I feel privileged to have lived such varied life.
Thanks for A2A.

I’m interviewing with a potential client.
She says “tell me a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with the job”.
I think of things that I have done in my life, but less than 1% of the rest of the people have done.
Not in chronological order.
Just anything that sets me apart from the other 99%.

It's really easy if you're a very, very strange person!
Example: I own 12,000 books but no TV.
I taught my sons to make bows and arrows when they were small, out of tree branches and baling twine.
I'm fairly accurate in throwing knives.
I have used a butchered cow's stomach as a trampoline.
I have also ‘skied' down a trail of cow manure holding onto a cow's tail.
I lost my cell phone once for about 3 wks.
It took 2 wks to realize it was gone and when I found it, I had no missed calls….
See? Weird equals fun facts.

You know how a scent can bring you back to a time and place?
Well stories, to me, are as powerful as my olfactory sensors in the old brain.
Not every time, of course, but for some weird reason I can associate a story with a great Quora question.
Now if only I could carve out the time to write them all out, I’d probably cut down on my overloaded “Answer Later” que, but it’s not for a lack of stories.

Updated: 30.06.2019 — 8:46 pm

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