Useless facts thread (1 Viewer)

Anders

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Dec 13, 2002
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I'm bored... and what's better than some useless facts when you're bored. Got some? Post 'em!

Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

Deer can't eat hay.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

The tip of a 1/3 inch long hour-hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph.

Titanic was running at 22 knots when she hit the iceberg.

A law in Fairbanks, Alaska, does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.

Cat urine glows under a black-light.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

Being intoxicated had desirable spiritual significance to the ancient Egyptians. They often gave their children names like "How Drunk is Cheops" or "How Intoxicated is Hathor."

Most penguin chicks have fluffy feathers.

There are about 75 million horses in the world.

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

Butterflies taste with their feet.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft.

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

President Lincoln, when informed that General Grant drank whiskey while leading his troops, reportedly replied "Find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals."
 

Layce Erayce

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Aug 11, 2002
9,116
#2
building an average toyota takes 13 hours

a ****** is only 4 inches long

the J in homer J simpson stands for Jay

skin is 16% of your body weight

i tried :D


EDITED:

beavers are deep not long
 
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Anders

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Dec 13, 2002
3,134
#3
hmmm... very interesting :D

Some more...

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

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

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
 
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Anders

Anders

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Dec 13, 2002
3,134
#5
Yeah I know... :D

I found some more...

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

You know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.

Michael Jordan made more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.


The last one is so cool. I gotta try that :D
 
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Anders

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Dec 13, 2002
3,134
#9
:LOL: :D

I've got more freaky facts coming up...

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.

Polar bears are left-handed.

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.
 

Zambrotta

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2001
2,421
#10
70% of Swedens surface is forest.

There was a guy in england who reported that his marijuana was stolen.

Coffeine was forbidden in Sweden at 1792.

Bono is allergic to alcohol.

Alcohol costs the swedish society ten billion dollars.
 

K10

Senior Member
Jul 12, 2002
2,698
#11
1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
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3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
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4. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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5. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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7. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
$6,400
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8. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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9. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
1910.
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10. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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11. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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12. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great leaders from
history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander, the
Great, Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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13. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the
horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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14. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
requested?
A. Obsession.
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laserprinters all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
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Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
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15. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed
firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
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16. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with
all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar
was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know
today as the honeymoon.
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17. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old
England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind
their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase
mind your P's and Q's"
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18. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into
the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they
used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
inspired by this practice.
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19. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
language.
 

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