Enjoy some fun-ish facts and a brief puzzle.

Hundred is historically a country or shire subdivision in Britain.
A part of U.S. history that is often unknown, is about the "Free State of Van Zandt".
Aristotle found sounds when discovering waves through air's motion.
It's thought that like 80% of the world's gold is still underground.
The term for a cat hairball is called a "bezoar", but it's not exclusive to cats.
600 BC Sybaris, Greece, because noise levels were high, roosters and tinsmiths were banned.
Each year, over 3,000,000,000 cards are shipped in the U.S. for Christmas.

  • $\begingroup$ @humn Funnier, funner or funerish? $\endgroup$ – n_plum Apr 25 '17 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ A few of these facts are actually fun-er than merely fun-ish. Funteresting! Carefully worded too. $\endgroup$ – humn Apr 25 '17 at 1:10

First the steganography:

Taking the first word from the first fact, the second word from the second fact and so on, we get:

   Hundred part sounds like cat noise shipped

This looks like a cryptic clue.

The cryptic-clues tag is next:

The solution to the above clue is:

   PERCENT (hundred part) — a homophone (sounds like) PURR (cat noise) SENT (shipped)

This solution also relates to the title: Probabilities are often given as percentages; partial means less than 100%. And there's also a percentage in the fourth fact.

What's missing?

In chat, the poster has said that the enumeration is also hidden in the facts. Other that there are seven facts, I can't see how, though.

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  • $\begingroup$ That would be spot on - and yes the 7 facts/7 words in the CC was supposed to tip off the enumeration. Well done :) $\endgroup$ – n_plum Apr 28 '17 at 12:03

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