250 Mind-Blowing Useless Facts


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250 Mind-Blowing Useless Facts

  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • Slinkies are 82 feet long.
  • Most car horns are in the key of F.
  • New Jersey grows two-thirds of the world’s eggplants.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Riding roller coasters can help you pass kidney stones.
  • Marie Curie’s 100-year-old belongings are still radioactive.
  • One single teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.
  • It’s impossible to tickle yourself.
  • It’s also impossible for you to lick your own elbow.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Pope John Paul II was an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
  • Mulan has the highest kill-count of any Disney character.
  • 3.6 cans of Spam are consumed each second.
  • The average American looks at eight houses before buying one.
  • Chalk is edible.
  • Salt used to be a currency.
  • Alaska is the only state whose name is on one row on a keyboard.
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • There are 32 muscles in a cat’s ear.
  • The chicken and the ostrich are the closest living relatives of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Junk food is as addictive as drugs.
  • And so is the "ea" in "tea."
  • If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach to the moon.
  • The toy Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  • Woody from Toy Story has a full name too — it's Woody Pride.
  • And while we're at it, Mr. Clean's full name is Veritably Clean.
  • Oh, and Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • No number from one to 999 includes the letter “a” in its word form.
  • Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin.
  • Jupiter is twice as large as all the other planets combined.
  • The Super Soaker was designed and invented by a NASA engineer.
  • Flamingos can only eat with their heads upside down.
  • The largest bill to go into circulation in the United States was a $10,000 note.
  • In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • A cubic inch of human bone can bear the weight of five standard pickup trucks.
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of only one day.
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
  • Toy Story helped sell the Etch-a-Sketch.
  • In 1912, a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, and wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year than actual money throughout the world.
  • Finland has the most metal bands per capita.
  • According to research, fans of classical music and those who love heavy metal have shown to have similar personalities.
  • Singing in a group boosts morale.
  • In 1993, Rod Stewart hosted the largest free concert.
  • Somali pirates have such a hatred for Western culture, that the British Navy uses music from Britney Spears to scare them off.
  • Apple seeds contain cyanide.
  • The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  • Montpelier, Vermont, is the only U.S. capital without a McDonald’s.
  • There’s a city called “Rome” on every continent except Antarctica.
  • There are around 16 million people alive today that are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • Your body contains about 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
  • Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton.
  • A blob of toothpaste is called a nurdle.
  • Playing dance music can help ward off mosquitoes.
  • The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.
  • “Dreamt” is the only word in the English language that ends with “mt.”
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • It’s possible to turn peanut butter into diamonds.
  • Nearly 10 percent of all dreams include sex.
  • Dragonflies have six legs but can’t walk.
  • Linda Lou Taylor of Indiana holds the Guinness World Record for the most married person. She’s been married 23 times.
  • Bears don’t poop during hibernation.
  • The world’s most expensive dessert from New York City’s Serendipity 3 cafe came in at a whopping $25,000.
  • You are 13.8 more likely to die on your birthday than any other day, something William Shakespeare can relate to.
  • Due to a genetic defect, cats can’t taste sweet things.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.
  • Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • The average American spends about 2.5 days a year looking for lost items.
  • If you plug your nose, you can’t tell the difference between an apple, a potato, and an onion.
  • Most babies are conceived in December.
  • A group of hippos is called a bloat.
  • About 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out weird sexual positions every year.
  • Each year, Americans eat enough burgers to circle the earth more than 32 times.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
  • You spray 2.5 drops of saliva per word.
  • Women make up 70 percent of the population that lives in “absolute poverty.” That means they live on less than $1.00 a day to survive.
  • Women hiccup less than men. (If you live with a dude who scarfs dinner in three bites and then has massive hiccup attacks, you’ll understand this better.)
  • The two highest IQ scores in history both belonged to women.
  • Know the name Ada Lovelace? You should! She was the very first computer programmer.
  • Roughly six to 10 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant.
  • The WHO reports that one in five girls report being sexually abused before the age of 15.
  • Women see more colors than men.
  • It’s been calculated that the average woman will “eat” about four pounds of lipstick throughout the course of her life. Blech!
  • "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. (However, scientists found that virtually every woman on the planet just has to give her significant other "The Look," and they don't even have to use the word, "go." It's pretty much understood.)
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. (Be careful next time you visit Grandma during the holidays. I'm just sayin'….)
  • Honey is the only natural food made without destroying any life. What about milk, you say?
  • A cow has to eat grass to produce milk, and the grass is living. There you go …
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
  • Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us. (I'm not sure what this is, but I'm ready to kick your butt in our next game of Scrabble®, Grandma!  Hey … is that nutmeg I smell?)
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Space is completely, totally, and utterly silent.
  • No one knows just how many stars are in space.
  • A NASA spacesuit costs a cool $12,000,000.
  • The footprints made on the moon will be there for 100 million years.
  • Scientists have found a mass of water vapor cloud 10 billion light-years away from earth that is 140 trillion times the mass of water on Earth’s surface.
  • The moon was once a piece of the Earth.
  • Venus looked just like earth two billion years ago.
  • Neptune orbits the sun once every 165 years.
  • Dark Matter accounts for over 85 percent of the universe.
  • If the moon dropped out of the sky tomorrow it would influence our oceans, the weather, Earth’s axis, and even the length of our days.
  • Octopus blood is blue because it's copper-based in contrast to a human's iron-based blood.
  • These two basically mean the same thing:
  • Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. Same with cows.
  • Every 'C' in Pacific Ocean is unique:
  • If you say "Jesus" backward it sounds like "sausage."
  • "umop apisdn" is "upside down" spelled upside down with different letters of the alphabet.
  • There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.
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  • Orange, the color, was named after orange, the fruit.
  • "Will Will Smith smith?" and "Will Smith will smith" are sentences that make complete sense.
  • When you add up the opposite sides of a die (2 and 5, 1 and 6) you'll always get seven.
  • Mount Everest is 29,032 feet long, or, if you prefer, about 46452 #2 pencils long.
  • The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name — gnurr.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads or online apps for dating are already married. And, men are three times more likely to use them as women.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs. (Which explains why the phrase "You can lead a cow upstairs …." never caught on like leading a horse to water.)
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men. (Research has shown that dumbfounded wives blink at five times their husbands' rate after he has done something idiotic.)
  • The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because engineers failed to account for the weight of all the books that it would eventually hold. (In other news, there's probably no truth to the rumor that you can enroll in the IU School of Engineering for $1.99 per credit hour.)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (Which is only a problem for pre-teen crocs when their parents ask them to do chores.) 
  • Children tend to grow faster in the spring.
  • On average, a human being will spend up to two weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.
  • Rhubarb can spring up so fast that you can actually hear it grow.
  • Due to their high oil content and lower water content, pistachios are prone to self-heating. In fact, if transported in large groups, they can spontaneously combust!
  • In the Middle Ages, black pepper was considered a luxury. It was even used to pay rent and taxes on occasion.
  • In 1965, astronaut John Young snuck a corned beef sandwich into space for a six-hour mission. Spoiler alert? The sammie didn’t do well in the zero-gravity environment.
  • The oldest known soup recipe dates back to 6,000 B.C. Among the ingredients? Hippopotamus and sparrow meat.
  • In the 1830s, ketchup was used medicinally.
  • Spiral staircases in medieval castles run clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs, they would not be able to use their right hand, which was holding the sword, because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no trouble, except left-handed people could never become knights because they were assumed to be descendants of the devil.  (My ex-wife is left-handed. Octotroph IKnewThereWasSomethingEvilAboutHer)
  • A cat's jaw cannot move sideways. (Probably why cats got left out of the Bible.)
  • The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is "Live Free or Die." Ironically, prisoners at the State Penitentiary in Concord make the state's license plates!
  • Chinese Crested dogs can get acne. (Puppy Clearasil is probably big in China.)
  • Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988g/cc.
  • There is debate on what is the densest substance in the world. Some say it's hydrogen solids at 70.6g/cc, while others say it is Osmium, with a density of 22.61 g/cm3.  (I can confirm that the densest thing in the world is my brother-in-law, Wayne.)
  • The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F. (No word on how lovely its' singing voice is, however.)
  • Four out of five children recognize the McDonald’s logo at three years old.
  • Barbie and Ken broke up in 2004. (Don’t worry. They got back together in 2011.
  • Most pandas in the world are on loan from China.
  • Oreo has made enough cookies to span five back and forth trips to the moon.
  • Dr. Seuss invented the word “nerd.”
  • A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel can.
  • Mary Shelley allegedly lost her virginity on her mother’s grave.
  • If you open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the color you’ll see is called “eigengrau.”
  • A shark is the only animal that can blink both its eyes.
  • If your stomach doesn’t produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, it will digest itself.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you consume one-tenth of a calorie.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  • 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
  • A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
  • Metallica is the only band to have played on all seven continents. (Yes, including Antarctica.)
  • Music has some pretty interesting effects on living things. It makes plants grow faster and cows produce more milk.
  • In 2016, Mozart sold more CDs than Beyonce.
  • Prince is credited with playing 27 different instruments on his debut album.
  • In 2015, astronaut Chris Hadfield released an album while still in space.
  • Listening to music can improve your physical performance. (This could mean in the gym or between the sheets.)
  • Every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. (The numbers climb steeper among women of color.)
  • Studies found that women also have a more heightened sense of smell.
  • The country of Russia is bigger than Pluto.
  • Women have more tastebuds than men. So there you go, another reason why women deserve chocolate more than men do.
  • Many oranges are actually green.
  • The opposite sides of a die will always add up to seven.
  • Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas.
  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.
  • The number of hot dogs consumed on the Fourth of July could stretch from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles five times over. (Cue Legally Blonde quote: “You look like the Fourth of July — it makes me want a hot dog real bad!”)
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. (This never happened back when we used feather quills on parchment.)
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. (Especially that big hairy thing behind my dryer that pops out when I change loads. Yikes!)
  • Ping Pong balls can travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr. That's just under 100 mph.
  • A dentist invented the electric chair. (I think he didn't have many repeat patients.)
  • In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. (Any modern woman that has attempted to pluck a man's eyebrows only to hear him scream like a toddler finds this fact unbelievable.)
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word you can type using only the letters on one row of the keyboard. (And no … QWERTYUIOP is not a word!)
  • Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every day. (Don't look at me … I can only do a couple of slices these days.)
  • The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph. (Freak Millennials out by saying "Octotroph" instead of "Hashtag" the next time you're trying to be hip. Such as "Octotroph BlowingMyMind!")
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The "dot" over the letter "i" is called a tittle.  (Yep … I had to read that twice to make sure it wasn't what I thought it was at first … Lol)
  • You can't stand backwards on stairs:
  • Every Froot Loop tastes the same. The color doesn't matter.
  • If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.
  • The letter 'A' is not in any number from 1 to 999.
  • And every odd number has an "E":
  • There's only one word in the English language that ends in "mt". That word is "dreamt".
  • The "ueue" in "queue" is silent.
  • Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he's an egg.
  • The number "69" comes up a lot over the course of the first million digits of Pi. 9,885 times, to be exact.
  • "Eleven Plus Two" is an anagram of "Twelve Plus One". Both phrases also add up to 13.
  • Beethoven and George Washington were alive at the same time — in fact, George Washington was in his forties when Beethoven was born.
  • And, finally, the world is just a big ol' cat playing with Australia:
  • Betelgeuse, a giant red star, has a diameter longer than Earth's orbit around the sun. (Fun Fact: Say the red star's name three times, and Michael Keaton will appear in your living room.)
  • The longest name of a place still in use is a hill in New Zealand: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu—(that's 92 letters. I counted so you wouldn't have to. Obviously, mail envelopes in NZ are freaking HUGE!)
  • According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tachyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tachyon beam, it travels before you fire it. Octotroph BlowingMyMindAgain
  • Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backward.
  • If you yelled for eight years, seven months, and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it. Unless it's a Monday, of course!)
  • If you passed gas consistently for six years and nine months, you would produce enough gas to create an atomic bomb's energy. (I ain't touching this one!!!)
  • The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (So, basically, Monty Python and Quentin Tarantino got it right.) 
  • If you count from 1 to 1,000,000 your lips won't touch until you reach 1,000,000.
  • Try to breathe and swallow at the same time. You can't.
  • It's also impossible to hum while holding your nose.
  • Every US state shares a letter with the word "mackerel" except for Ohio.
  • The longest word you can type on the top row of your keyboard is "typewriter".
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