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1 Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:21 pm

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This is a topic for posting useless facts and trivia and funny stories and strange laws and such, so long as they're appropriate for all ages that might see this site.I'll start us off.
Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma.
In Michigan, it's illegal to place a skunk inside your boss's desk
The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
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2 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:33 pm

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3 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:36 pm

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The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

Actually, ancient Egyptians brushed their teeth with crude brushes made of frayed twigs starting in 3000 BC, inventing what we use today nearly 4500 years before that claim.

Here's a really useless fact: The little bit of plastic at the end of a shoelace is called an 'aglet'.



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4 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:38 pm

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A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
The Declaration of Independence (the very official copy in the Rotunda of the National Archives) is written on parchment, not paper.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" .
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
Every person has a unique tongue print. (Say "aaah")
The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son. Irony.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
Chocolate kills dogs! Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog. (Debated)
Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum.
Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the high costs in California during these years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters. The proper term for upper case letters is "majuscule" and for lower case it's "minuscule".
The printing industry gives us other popular phrases, such as "mind your 'p's and 'q's." The moveable block type had the letters in reverse so they would read correctly when imprinted on paper. Apprentices had to remove the type from the pages and return the blocks to their upper and lower cases. Each drawer in the case held a different size of letters, and each drawer was divided into compartments (called sorts) for each letter. The letters 'p' and 'q' could easily be mistaken, so the master printer would advise their apprentices to mind their 'p's and 'q's. (This is debated. Link.)
When the master printer was building a page and discovered that a particular sort was empty, he would get angry. Thus the term "out of sorts".
The question mark came from a monk habit of writing the Latin word for question, quo, at the end of sentences. Over time, the letters were written vertically to save space and morphed into the ? we write today. Similarly, the exclamation point came from the Latin word "Lo", meaning something important that should be heeded. (Lo and behold...)
Wellfleet, Massachusetts has the only town clock in the world that strikes ship's time. (Rings every half hour, to a maximum of 8 rings at the end of each four hour period.)
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words orange, purple, or silver, or month. (Debated, as I don't think that sliver is a rhyme for silver, or pimple a good rhyme with purple, etc.)
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. (New or old? Not sure. Probably the old one.)
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.
Scissors as we know them today (well, pretty much) were invented in Rome in about 100 AD (or CE, if you want to be politically correct).
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and look like it is stinging itself to death. It spasms a lot. Smile
Most scorpions will glow under black (ultraviolet) light. (?!)
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springstein's 'Born in the USA.'
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The first product Motorola developed was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
Roses MAY be red, but violets ARE, indeed, violet.
By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. One should carry a stout pole while travelling in quicksand country...when placed under one's back, it helps one to float out of the quicksand.
Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.
Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. (Mmm, diet food.)
Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than one hundred years before either moon was discovered.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." For that matter, Sherlock Holmes never existed in the first place. But the address where he supposedly lived, 221B Baker Street, still gets a lot of fan mail. I am told that there is a desk there that has the sign "Secretary to Mr. Holmes".
An old law in Bellingham, Wash., made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing. (?!)
Birds have the right of way on all Utah highways.
Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokesmodel.
The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit will damage it.
The number one selling CD in history is the third Beatles anthology. It recently beat out the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits."
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
If you drop a penny off of the Empire State Building, it will be going 106 miles per hour (terminal velocity) when it reaches the ground. Something moving this fast may actually cause head injuries if it lands on you. (OUCH)
The original Winnie the Pooh was a real live bear found outside of Winnipeg, Canada, hence the name Winnie.
Francis Bacon died in his attempt to find a better way to serve food. He caught a case of pneumonia while attempting to stuff a chicken with snow. Ironically, the chicken survived the ordeal.
Dachshunds were originally bred in 1600 to hunt dachs, which is German for badgers. (Historically speaking, 1600 was a slow year.)
Houdini's real name was Ehrich Weiss.
The first zoo in America was in Philadelphia.
Laser is actually an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation."
The world's first passenger train made its debut in England in 1825.
If you hate our "QWERTY" keyboard layout, blame Christopher Sholes. He changed it from the original in 1873 to lessen the chances of the keys jamming.
Napoleon III suffered from ailurophobia, which is a fear of cats.
Escalator is one of many words that were originally trademarks but have become ordinary words found in dictionaries. Some other words which were originally trademarks and have now passed into common use are aspirin, autoharp, band-aids, breathalyzer, cellophane, Coke (in some areas, at least), corn flakes, cube steak, ditto, dry ice, dumpster, formica, Frisbee, granola, gunk, jeep, kerosene, Kleenex, mace, nylon, ping-pong (also an onomatopoeia), popsicle, Q-tip, rollerblade, rolodex, Scotch tape, sheetrock, spandex, styrofoam, tabloid, thermos, trampoline, yo-yo, xerox, and zipper.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. Also, the powder on the bark of a quaking aspen tree works as a mosquito repellent.
Wild plants that are edible: (this is about the only non-useless info on here...)
Burdock (very bitter)
Dogwood berries, but not the plant (the berries taste like burdock)
The inside bark of a cottonwood tree
The white inside part of a cattail (tastes good! Sort of like a really mild cucumber.)
Watercress (sold as a delicacy in restaurants, but I don't like it much, it tastes like a really spicy radish)
Poplar bark
Anise (Very good, if you like black licorice!)
Dandelions. The leaves make a great salad, and the roots can be roasted and ground into something kind of like coffee.
Any kind of mint, which is recognizable from the smell
Wild rose hips, but not the plant (the hips are high in Vitamin C and are an ingredient in many teas.)
Thistle (Scrape the thorns off, duh! Eat the leaf or the inside of the blossom.)
Quaking aspen leaves, but they aren't exactly for eating. Make a tea of them to kill minor headaches because they contain salicylic (sic?) acid, the active ingredient of aspirin.
Some berries, including strawberries, raspberries, chokecherries (too much pit to be worth it), currants (TART!), serviceberries, gooseberries (green and stripy and TART!), purple elderberries (red ones are poisonous), etc. Don't eat sumac berries, they are poisonous!
Prickly pear. If you scrape off the skin and boil the inside, it tastes good!
Clover. Not sure how that tastes.
Wild plants that are poisonous! (some more non-useless, a disgrace to the site)
Nightshade, recognizable by its purple and yellow flower
Dogwood
Houndstounge
The wild rose plant, not the hips
Most mushrooms. Don't eat any unless you know what you are doing.
RED elderberries. Purple ones are okay.
A whole lot of other things. If you don't know what it is, don't eat it.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor... you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television. (I have!)
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
The king of hearts on playing cards is the only king without a moustache.
A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in waking you up in the morning. (Go figure.)
The little plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. (Why do you name them?)
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. (Hmm, wonder why.)
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Betsy Ross, Jackie Onassis, JFK, and Daniel Boone have all appeared on Pez dispensers.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. (I'm not sure if that counts 50 cent pieces or not.)
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
"Dreamt" and "undreamt" are the only English words that end in the letters "mt."
47.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
26 (easily visible, there may be more) states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the old US $5 bill.
The almond is a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
A mayfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (As noted by a reader: "The reason a goldfish swims back and forth and back and forth across the fish bowl all day long everyday is because by the time it gets to one side of the bowl it forgets what's on the other side of the bowl. Every trip is a new adventure! (Hey, I wonder what's over there!.... Hey! I wonder what's over THERE!)" Smile)
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Updated: I've had one person say they can do it. But still.)
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Wonder what it did to his liver?) That researcher also invented microwave popcorn.
Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
The data track on a CD is a very long spiral. If it were unwound and laid out in a straight line, it would be over 3.5 miles long.
It is impossible to lick your elbow or stick your elbow in your ear. (Updated: I've recieved many e-mails from people who actually can lick their elbow. Most people can't do it, and I have yet to get an elbow-ear report.)
A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
A pregnant goldfish is called a twerp.
More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
Rats and horses can't vomit.
"The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
A lot of photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
Cat's urine glows under a black light.
The oldest standing building in Australia is Captain James Cook's house, brought over from England brick by brick. Why? Smile
Paul McCartney's real first name is James - Paul is his middle name. Thus, all the Beatles (including Ringo, whose first name is Richard) were named after kings.
The hole inside a CD is exactly the same size as an old Dutch 10 cent coin, called the "dubbeltje". (?!) Of course, all the European countries (save a few) have gone Euro now.
Killer whales are not, technically, whales. They are orcas, a relative of the porpoise and the dolphin.
If you stroke a shark from nose to tail, it is smooth. If you stroke it the other way, it is rough, and on some species, can even give you hand lacerations.
Elephants are the only land mammals that can't jump.
More about elephants: If you add up the circumference of two feet, you get exactly the elephant's height. (?!)
Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist. (On me, it's nearly exact. Smile )
In 10 minutes, a hurricane expends more energy than all of the nuclear weapons in the world combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
90% of all New York cabbies are recently arrived immigrants. (This reminds me of a Douglas Adams quote. If you can tell me which book, I'll give you... umm... nothing. Oh, wait *rummages* I have some undying respect I can throw in.)
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
A snail can sleep for three months.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
All polar bears, despite being near the North Pole, are southpaws. (ooh, bad pun)
"Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Americans eat on average 18 acres worth of pizza every day.
Almost everyone who reads this site will end up trying to lick their elbow. Smile


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5 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:41 pm

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Okay, then.

The Pilgrims docked at Plymouth Rock to trade with the Indians for beer.

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[14:42:39] @ Legolover-361 : Notice the name Tom Kenny.
[14:42:48] @ Legolover-361 : Notice also the Autobot names next to his.
[14:42:54] @ Tyler St. Francis : I know.
[14:43:28] @ Tyler St. Francis : More depressed that the bro who does Fred from Scooby-Doo voices three Decepticons.
[14:43:39] Universalis Oves : XD
[14:44:06] @ Riglax : http://screenrant.com/transformers-4-serious-sequel-dark-moon-sandy-155194/
[14:44:14] @ Tyler St. Francis : "JINKIES, GANG! WE LOST SHOCKWAVE!"
[14:44:35] @ Legolover-361 : "ALL RIGHT, DECEPTICONS! LET'S SPLIT UP AND SEARCH FOR CLUES!"

6 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 6:59 pm

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Riglax wrote:Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

I've known this for a loooong time. It may interest some people to know that another person has taken over the voice acting for Shaggy in most modern cartoons and movies: Matthew Lillard.

Riglax wrote:Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

...And how did he get into the contest in the first place?

Riglax wrote:A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. (As noted by a reader: "The reason a goldfish swims back and forth and back and forth across the fish bowl all day long everyday is because by the time it gets to one side of the bowl it forgets what's on the other side of the bowl. Every trip is a new adventure! (Hey, I wonder what's over there!.... Hey! I wonder what's over THERE!)" Smile)

Actually, the Mythbusters proved this false via a contest to see which of the show's hosts, Adam Savage or Jamie Hyneman, could train goldfish to navigate a maze. Jamie successfully trained his goldfish to navigate the maze, thus disproving the idea that goldfishes' memories lasted only three seconds.


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[21:17:07] @ Legolover-361 : Ads, you do realize that if I came, I wouldn't eat what a stranger baked anyway, right? Tongue
[21:17:22] @ Tyler St. Francis : But you'd eat what I baked, right bro?
[21:17:23] @ Tyler St. Francis : right
[21:17:24] @ Tyler St. Francis : right
[21:17:30] Aderia : left
[21:17:41] @ Tyler St. Francis : dead center

7 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 7:23 pm

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Wow, 5 posts in 26 minutes!
anyway,back on track.
Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead. Before they moved to St. Louis, the St. Louis Rams were in Los Angeles rams, though they originally were the Cleveland Rams.
The Rams were also started by a lawyer.(coughCowboysarebettercough)


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8 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 2nd July 2011, 7:39 pm

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When George Washington was elected President, there was a King in France, a Tsarina in Russia, an Emperor in China, and a Shogun in Japan.
Six people died in Oregon during WWII as a result of a Japanese balloon bomb.
Roulette, an invention by the mathematician Blaise Pascal, was a by-product of his experiments with perpetual motion.
The dome on Monticello conceals a billiards room (billiards were illegal in Virginia).
Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past royalty. This custom has evolved into the modern military salute.
Spiral staircases in medieval castles turn right as they ascend. This was so that (right-handed) knights defending the castle could more easily combat invading foes who were climbing the stairs.
Dashing horses kicking up mud (among other things), splashing the passengers riding behind them, led to the invention of the dashboard, a term which survives today.
Firehouses have circular stairways because the engines were at a time pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor, and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.
Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps, so theirs are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin. (And the glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher).
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned TV Channel 1 to mobile services, but did not re-number the other channel assignments.
Sputnik was launched on October 4, 1957, the same day that "Leave it to Beaver" debuted.
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
The US purchased Alaska from Russia for approximately 2 cents an acre.
Taft was the last President with facial hair.
The day after October 4, 1582 was October 15, 1582.
Robert E. Lee is the only person to date to have graduated from West Point military academy without a single demerit.
The names of the three monkeys are Mizaru (see no evil), Kikazaru (hear no evil), and Iwazaru (speak no evil).
The ammunition belts in WWII aircraft were 27 feet long, reminiscent of the expression "the whole nine yards".
University of Florida football team, the Gators, first tested Gatorade.
The Greek word "gymnasium" means "to exercise naked". In Ancient Greece, gymnasts wore no clothes. (Oooh the irony xD)
Dismas and Gestas were the two thieves crucified with C\'mon.
The term "dodger" (from the Brooklyn Dodgers, now known as the Los Angeles Dodgers) was a shortened form of "trolley dodgers," which described Brooklynites for their ability to avoid being hit by trolley cars.
The ghosts in Pac-Man are named Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.
Mr. Snuffleupagas' first name was Aloysius.
Thomas Crapper is credited with inventing the modern-day toilet, and Otto Titsling with inventing the brassiere. Major General Joseph Hooker allegedly paid prostitutes to accompany his soldiers in the Civil War.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing. A group of owls is called a parliament.
A barmaid reportedly decorated her establishment with the tail feathers of cocks. One day a patron asked for "one of those cock tails." She served him a drink with a feather in it.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The product's full name is WD-40 Water Displacer, which was perfected on the fortieth attempt.
TriBeCa stands for TRIangle BElow CAnal Street.
The two lions in front of the New York Public Library are currently named Patience and Fortitude.
The letter "J" does not yet appear anywhere within the periodic table of the elements.
Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street share the same names as Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in "Its A Wonderful Life".
The word "pound" is abbreviated "lb." from the Latin "libra pondo", meaning weight or balance, where the constellation got its name.
The word "checkmate" comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," meaning "the king is dead".
"Alma mater" means "bountiful mother".
"Admiral" is derived from the Arabic phrase "amir al bahr," which means "lord of the sea".
"Stewardesses", "reverberated", and "lollipop" are the longest words that can be typed using only one hand on a keyboard. "Skepticisms" is the longest word that alternates hands, while the longest word that can be typed using the top row only is "typewriter".
The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
The Shakespearean character with the most lines is Falstaff.
"Bookkeeper" and "bookkeeping" are the only words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.
The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (a lung disease) is the longest English word according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
"Beelzebub", another name for the devil, is Hebrew for "Lord of the Flies".
Mapmaking is older than writing.
At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail the entire way around the world.
If the earth were the size of a bowling ball, it would be just as smooth; the mountains on raised relief globes are greatly exaggerated.
Hawaii's Mauna Kea is the largest mountain on Earth: although partially submerged, it is 4,000 feet taller than Mount Everest.
When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the full stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
Alaska is the most northern, western and eastern US state.
Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.
Pluto takes 248 Earth years to orbit the Sun. For 20 of those years, it is closer to the Sun than Neptune.
The Amazon River enters the Atlantic with so much volume that fresh water exists more than a hundred miles from the mouth of the river.
The human brain stops growing at age 18, and is 80% water. Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain. The storage capacity of the human brain is about 4 terabytes (4,000 gigabytes).
A peanut is a legume, not nut.
Honey is the only food that cannot spoil.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
A blue whale gains approximately 200 pounds a day for the first seven months of its life.
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
An elephant can be pregnant for two years.
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
All polar bears are left-handed.
The human body has 70,000 miles of blood vessels.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
Congo is the world leader in cobalt mining, producing two-thirds of the world's cobalt.
You expend more calories eating and digesting celery than there are in the celery itself.
Minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit equals minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Michael Jordan shaves his head on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
Powdered non-dairy creamer is flammable (trust me on this).
There are about 150 dead bodies on top of Mount Everest.
Out of all US cities, Washtington DC has the most psychiatrists per capita.
Raindrops are not tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have written a book in (almost) all 10 Dewey-decimal categories.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The purpose of the indentation at the bottom of a wine bottle is to strengthen the structure of the bottle and to trap the sediments in the wine.
The tip of a whip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The "crack" of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
Mr. (Fred) Rogers was an ordained minister.
In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts (AKA the suicide King) appears to be sticking his sword through his head.
The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright Brothers' first flight.
Starting with the number one, you would have to count to one thousand to use the letter "A".
The Statue of Liberty's tablet is two feet thick.
If done perfectly, any Rubik's Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.
A duck's quack will echo. Saying it doesn't is like saying ducks cast no reflection in a mirror!

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The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.

Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis' middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.

TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

A snail can sleep for 3 years.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1000 and a size 108.7 acres.

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

No president of the United States was an only child..

Most lipstick contains fish scales!.

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands!.

One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!.

The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!.

No piece of dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half!.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein!.

Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!.

There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!.

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion!.

Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!.

A crocodile always grows new teeth to replace the old teeth!.

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!.

Clinophobia is the fear of beds!.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!.

Porcupines float in water!.

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head"!.

The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches!.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds!.

The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it's fur!.

Cat's urine glows under a black-light!.

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!.

Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!.

A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!.

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons!.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!.

One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television!.

The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska!.

you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!.

7% of Americans don't know the first 9 words of the American anthem, but know the first 7 of the Canadian anthem!.

5% of Canadians don't know the first 7 words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first 9 of the American anthem!.

Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!.

The state of Florida is bigger than England!.

It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland!.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!.

Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!.

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants!.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!.

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old!.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow!.

There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!.

About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!.

More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!.

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!.

Slugs have 4 noses!.

Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours!.

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!.

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!.

The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!.

It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!.

There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!.

Honeybees have a type of hair on their eyes!.

Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy!.

A jellyfish is 95 percent water!.

In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs!.

A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!.

More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world!.

The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it's stomach inside-out!.

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!.

The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly!.

Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States!.

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!.

America once issued a 5-cent bill!.

You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!.

Here are some people with strange names (some of these have not been verified): Ure A. Pigg (Portland, Oregon)! Ima Hogg (Houston, Texas)! Ima June Bugg (Chicago, IL)! Eura Fisch (Charlotte N.C)! Ima Fisch (Charlotte N.C)! menna pause (Indianapolis,indiana! Serious Misconduct (Welwyn, England)! General Error (Pueblo, Colorado)! Dr. Safety First (Tulsa, Oklahoma)! Pearl Harbor (Birmingham, Alabama)! Honor Roll (Birmingham, Alabama)! E. Pluribus Eubanks (San Francisco, CA)! .

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, silver, and month!.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings!.

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!.

Here are some interesting numbers to look at! (*1997) 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the U.S! 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire a strung across the U.S! 123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways! 85,000,000 tons of paper are used each year in the U.S! 56,000,000 people go to Major League baseball each year!.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!.

The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head!.

In Tokyo, they sell toupees for dogs!.

There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!.

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year!.

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!.

The blesbok, a South African antelope, is almost the same color as grapejuice!.

The average person laughs 13 times a day!.

Dogs can hear sounds that you cant!.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

Thirty-Five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: MARLBORO, COCA-COLA, and BUDWEISER, in that order.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs. . .but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver,and purple.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." ( thus the name of the Don McLean song)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David Clubs - Alexander the Great Hearts - Charlemagne Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "To get fired."

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.

An Ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have €1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" movie was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president AL Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard.

The fingerprints of Koala Bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott ( Scotty) on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger on his right hand lost it on D-Day).

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

A sick pig rarely curls it's tail.

A woodpeckers tongue is long enough to wrap it around his head 2 times.

Ants prefer not to walk through baby powder.

Snakes can't blink.

A Rat can tread water for 3 days.

A Snail takes 33 hours to crawl 1 mile.

The bigger the naval, the sweeter the orange.

The dot over the lower case i is called a Tittle.

In an average lifetime the human heart circulates 55 million gallons of blood.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

It is illegal in the state of Kentucky to marry your wife's grandmother.

If a frog's mouth is held open too long the frog will suffocate.

Kokomo Indiana is the home of canned tomato juice.

Peanuts are used in the manufacture of dynamite.

In an average lifetime the average American receives 31 prank phone calls.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

At the first Thanksgiving dinner Lobster was one of the main entrees.

No word in the English Language rhymes with month.

Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy Ketchup.

A duck's quack does not echo.

The ashes of an average cremated person weighs 9 lbs.

The signs around HTML Tags are called Angle Braces.

Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.

Oak trees do not have acorns until they are 50 years or older.

Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.

Corduroy comes from the French, meaning cloth of the king.

The dial tone of a normal phone is in the key of F.

Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21.

An office chair with wheels travels 8 miles a year.

Howdy Doody has exactly 48 freckles on his face.

Bubble Gum contains rubber.

33 million Hershey Kisses are made each day.

Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

An animal epidemic is called a epizootic.

If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.

Camel's milk does not curdle.

A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.

Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.

The space between the 2 front teeth is called a diastima.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

A group of owls is called a parliament.

The geographical center of North America is Rugby North Dakota.

Dirty Harry's badge # is 2211.

The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.

Giraffes have no vocal chords.

The dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

Professional ballerinas use about 12 pair of toe shoes per week.

Race car is a palindrone.

The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as philtrums.


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9 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 12:38 am

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In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.


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10 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 1:07 am

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Not all residents of New Jersey are fans of Bon Jovi.

Bugs Bunny's accent isn't true "New Jersey" -- the accent is actually only used in northern New Jersey.

Wikipedia originally started out as a sub-project of "Nupedia", a more formal encyclopedia project whose articles were written by experts.

If a plane crashes on the border between two states in the United States, it is illegal to bury the survivors.


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11 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 7:26 am

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Not all residents of New Jersey are fans of Bon Jovi.

Well, cark yeah! Why would all people in New Jersey, especially being the populous state that it is, like one band? =P

If a plane crashes on the border between two states in the United States, it is illegal to bury the survivors.

No cark, cuz that'd be murder. This one seems like it's pretty obvious to anyone who knows the basic stuffs of U.S. morality.

And another useless fact: 'omphaloskepsis' is the intellectual term for 'the practice of contemplating one's belly button' and, despite the practice's use in some Eastern Religion's meditation, has its conjugations often used to insult people who may appear self-absorbed.


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12 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 12:03 pm

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Okay, I think it defeats the purpose of coming up with useless facts off the top of your head by copy and pasting a massive wall of text Tongue

Arctic foxes have the thickest fur of any land mammal Smile


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13 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 1:27 pm

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Der Blitzmesser wrote:
If a plane crashes on the border between two states in the United States, it is illegal to bury the survivors.

No cark, cuz that'd be murder. This one seems like it's pretty obvious to anyone who knows the basic stuffs of U.S. morality.

It was in a riddle. I thought others might get a kick out of that fact if they'd heard of the riddle before.


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14 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 6:38 pm

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My family is watching that SALT movie right now, and I keep thinking of cheese... because it is a cheese fest, it's cheesy, cheesilicious, the movie is a cheesemania, it's rated "C" for cheese, it is the cheese bomb, it came second in the Mouse’s Pick award... and a news journalist wanted to do an interview with the cast and crew during SALT's filming, but they were all busy eating cheese... Get the picture? -_-


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15 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 3rd July 2011, 8:48 pm

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I'd delete that trolly post if I could.

Fact: Chuck Norris is actually a regular 50 year old man.

*Dies for stating such lies*

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16 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 4th July 2011, 4:57 pm

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Pez was invented in 1927 by Eduard Haas, an Austrian anti-smoking fanatic, who marketed peppermint-flavored PEZ as a cigarette substitute. The candy gets its name from the German word for peppermint, Pfefferminze. Haas brought the candy to the U.S. in 1952. It bombed, so he reintroduced it as a children's toy, complete with cartoon heads and fruity flavors. One of the most secretive companies in the U.S., PEZ won't even disclose who currently owns the company.
The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.


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17 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 7th August 2011, 6:01 pm

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Skarloth wrote:I'd delete that trolly post if I could.

Fact: Chuck Norris is actually a regular 50 year old man.

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18 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 12:43 pm

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So many visitors were taking his cigars, so Thomas Edison devised a plan to discourage the practice. He had several boxes of cigars custom-made with cabbage leaves. But when the offensive smelling stogies were delivered to his office, his secretary sent them on to his home where his wife went ahead and packed the items in his luggage, and the offensive items accompanied Mr. Edison on his business trip. This just goes to show you that even a genius can't outsmart his wife.
the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team in all of Texas to make it to the Super Bowl. It is interesting to note,however, that the only other NFL team in Texas is the Houston Texans.
The San Antonio Spurs were once the Dallas Chaparrals.


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19 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 1:13 pm

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The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


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20 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 3:06 pm

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I remember some of those facts from your last huge wave. Tongue

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21 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 5:03 pm

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And that is? XD


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22 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 5:21 pm

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Last page, the first huge amount of facts you put up, some of those up there were taken from it. Yes, I have a very good memory to some extent.

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23 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 6:13 pm

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No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor... you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).
That was tested on Mythbusters. They managed to fold a piece of paper the size of a football field about ten times. Smile
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Updated: I've had one person say they can do it. But still.)
Also tested on Mythbusters. You can sneeze with you eyes open, and your eyes won't pop out when you do so. Tongue


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24 Re: Useless facts:the topic. on 9th August 2011, 6:53 pm

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Artakhafan wrote:
No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor... you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).
That was tested on Mythbusters. They managed to fold a piece of paper the size of a football field about ten times. Smile
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (Updated: I've had one person say they can do it. But still.)
Also tested on Mythbusters. You can sneeze with you eyes open, and your eyes won't pop out when you do so. Tongue

lol, this man watches too much Mythbusters. Who cares, it's one of the best shows ever. Tongue


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Also, tent's butter is taking a long time to melt on the piece of toast...

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