35 Useless Facts

All knowledge is worth having, but not all knowledge is useful. These 35 completely useless facts are good examples useless knowledge. However, now that you are armed with all this useless information you’re going to be much more interesting at parties. Maybe? Hopefully?

 

 

  1. The crack of a whip is actually a tiny sonic boom since the tip breaks the sound barrier.
  2. Starfish haven’t got brains.
  3. The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name – gnurr
  4. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  5. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world
  6. There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world.
  7. Since 1978, 37 people have died by Vending Machine’s falling on them. 13 people are killed annually. All this while trying to shake merchandise out of them. 113 people have been injured.
  8. A piece of paper can be folded no more than 9 times.
  9. Hot water is heavier than cold.
  10. The first contraceptive was crocodile dung used by the ancient Egyptians
  11. A snail can sleep for three years.
  12. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
  13. The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”
  14. A horse can look forward with one eye and back with the other.
  15. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  16. Sigmund Freud once believed that cocaine could be used to help treat morphine addiction.
  17. You can get a rough estimate of the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, then adding 37.
  18. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  19. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  20. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  21. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
  22. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  23. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  24. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  25. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
  26. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206
  27. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  28. There are more public libraries than McDonald’s locations in the US.
  29. Heroin used to be sold over the counter to treat children’s coughs.
  30. The last remaining Mammoths went extinct 1000 years after the Great Pyramids of Giza were built.
  31. Humpty Dumpty is never once referred to as an egg in the nursery rhyme, but is almost exclusively portrayed as an egg.
  32. You are 2x more likely to get killed by a vending machine than you are by a shark.
  33. The milk of a hippopotamus is naturally pink.
  34. There is a planet “Gliese 436b”, which is covered in burning ice.
  35. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
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