Useless Facts

Useless Facts

Totally & completly USELESS Facts

Please note: some of these facts are not true, but just some sick person thought of it & posted it on the web. I do not.

  1. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
  2. For every human being on earth, there are about 200 million insects.
  3. The harmonica is the world's most popular instrument.
  4. By the time they are 65 years old, most Americans have watched more than nine years worth of television.
  5. The puck in ice hockey can travel at up to 118 mph (190 km/h).
  6. If you stretched all the nerves in the body from end to end, they would be about 47 miles long.
  7. Humans have more than 600 muscles in their bodies.
  8. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  9. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  10. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  11. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  12. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  13. There are more chickens than people in the world.
  14. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
  15. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  16. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
  17. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  18. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."
  19. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  20. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  21. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  22. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  23. The largest cabbage weighed 144 lbs.
  24. There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  25. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula" - and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "L.A."
  26. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  27. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  28. Tigers have striped skin, not just stripped fur.
  29. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  30. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  31. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."
  32. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
  33. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  34. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. (DON'T try this at home!)
  35. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  36. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  37. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  38. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  39. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  40. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  41. Many hamsters blink one eye at a time.
  42. The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
  43. The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
  44. Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
  45. Whitby, Ontario has more donut stores per capita than any other place in the world.
  46. Starfish have no brain.
  47. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  48. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".
  49. Bulls are color blind.
  50. A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.
  51. "Babe" was played by over 48 pigs.
  52. Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
  53. Lip stick contains fish scales.
  54. The Poison Arrow frog has enough poison to kill 2200 people.
  55. The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms.
  56. Kidney stones come in any color from yellow to brown.
  57. Women blink twice as many times as men do.
  58. The McDonalds at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs.
  59. A bowling pin only has to tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.
  60. The first episode of Leave It To Beaver aired on October 4, 1957.
  61. Beaver Cleaver's locker number is 9.
  62. The first flushing toilet seen on TV was on Leave It To Beaver.
  63. Jerry Seinfeld's apartment number (on the show) is 5A. In the old episodes it was 3A.
  64. The life span of a taste bud is ten days.
  65. Pi has been calculated to 2,260,321,363 digits.
  66. The billionth digit in Pi is 9.
  67. The first 100 numbers of Pi are:
    3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510
    58209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679.
  68. It is impossible to fire a gun in space
  69. A stretched out Slinky is 87 feet long.
  70. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  71. Emus can't walk backwards.
  72. A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
  73. A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
  74. A group of whales is called a pod.
  75. A group of geese is called a gaggle.
  76. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  77. A group of ravens is called a murder.
  78. A group of bears is called a sleuth.
  79. 12 or more cows is called a flink.
  80. A baby oyster is called a spat.
  81. Chickens can't swallow while they are upside down.
  82. In the October 22, 1945 edition of Life magazine there was a picture of a chicken with its head cut off. It was alive too!
  83. The average garden variety caterpillar has 248 muscles in its head.
  84. Pinocchio was made of pine.
  85. The largest pumpkin weighed 377 lbs.
  86. A mule won't sink in quicksand but a donkey will.
  87. More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.
  88. Alfred Hitchcock had no belly button for it was eliminated during surgery.
  89. There are 22 stars in the Paramount logo.
  90. The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
  91. A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
  92. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  93. Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
  94. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  95. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  96. The pound sign # is called anoctothorpe.
  97. Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
  98. New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states.
  99. There was once a town in West Virginia called "6".
  100. Singapore only has one train station.
  101. The parking meter was invented in North Dakota.
  102. Napolean made his battle plans in a sandbox.
  103. Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator.
  104. The green stuff on the occasional freak potatoe chip is chlorophyll.
  105. If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange.
  106. Pluto's orbit crosses Neptune's making Pluto the eighth planet from the sun. It has been that way since 1979 and will remain that way until 1999.
  107. The earth is approx. 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
  108. The force of 1 billion people jumping at the same time is equal to 500 tons of TNT.
  109. Popeye was 5'6".
  110. Howdy Doody had 48 freckles.
  111. The first word spoken on the moon was "Okay".
  112. Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first.
  113. The average speed of Heinz ketchup leaving the bottle is 25 miles per year.
  114. Hilary Clinton once said We are the President.
  115. The percent of women who wash their hands after leaving a restroom is 80%.
  116. The percent of men who wash their hands after using a restroom is 55%.
  117. There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll.
  118. The Eifel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.
  119. "Jaws" is the most common name for a goldfish.
  120. On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
  121. The average American eats 2 donuts a day.
  122. The longest word in the Old Testament is Malhershalahashbaz.
  123. The longest time a person has been in a coma is 37 years.
  124. Every minute in the U.S 6 people turn 17.
  125. It takes the Where's Waldo artist one month to complete a drawing.
  126. 2500 lefties die each year using products designed for righties.
  127. A baby is born every 7 seconds.
  128. 10 tons of space dust fall on the Earth everyday.
  129. On average, a 4 year old child asks 437 questions a day.
  130. Blue and white are the most common school colors.
  131. Swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, pick up 20 pounds of dust a year.
  132. The first message tapped by Samuel Morse over his invention the telegraph was: What hath God wrought?.
  133. The first words spoken by over Alexander Bell over the telephone were: Watson, please come here. I want you.
  134. The first words spoken by Thomas Edison over the phonograph were: Mary had a little lamb
  135. The three words in the English language with the letters uu are: vacuum, residuum and continuum.
  136. A baby in Florida was named: Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny. His middle name is George James.
  137. It is illegal to ride a street car on Sunday if have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  138. In a normal life time an American will eat 200 pounds of peanuts and 10,000 pounds of meat.
  139. A new book is published every 13 minutes in America.
  140. America's best selling ice-cream flavour is vanilla.
  141. American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year.
  142. American's eat 134 pounds of sugar a year.
  143. Every year the sun loses 360 million tons.
  144. Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as a giraffe.
  145. You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000 000 000 000 071 ounce of its spray.
  146. Animal breeders in Russia once claimed to have bred sheep with blue wool.
  147. Penguins are the only bird that can leap into the air like porpoises.
  148. India has 50 million monkeys.
  149. By some unknown means, an iguana can end its own life.
  150. Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.
  151. Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.
  152. You breathe about 10 million times a year.
  153. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
  154. The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.
  155. Lee Harvey Oswald was booked with mugshot number 54018.
  156. The Gulf Stream could carry a message in a bottle at an average of 4 miles per hour.
  157. The bullseye on a dartboard must be 5 feet 8 inches off the ground.
  158. The foot is the most common body part bitten by insects.
  159. The most common time for a wake up call is 7am.
  160. The doorbell was invented in 1831.
  161. The are 255 squares on a Scrabble board.
  162. The electric shaver was patented on November 6, 1928.
  163. There are 500 sheets of paper in a ream.
  164. The monkey wrench was invented by Charles Moncke.
  165. Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
  166. There are seven points on the Statue of Liberty's crown.
  167. There are approx. 550 hairs in the eyebrow.
  168. The most common non-contagious disease in the world is tooth decay.
  169. The shell constitutes 12 percent of an egg's weight.
  170. A squid has 10 tentacles.
  171. A snail's reproductive organs are in its head.
  172. A cow's only sweat glands are in its nose.
  173. The word "AND" appears 46,277 times in the Bible.
  174. The first word played in the Scrabble rules demonstration game is "horn".
  175. The telephone's U.S. patent number is 174,465.
  176. The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day.
  177. There are 17 steps leading up to Sherlock Holme's apartment.
  178. When a horned toad is angry, it squirts blood from it's eyes.
  179. Napoleon was terrified of cats.
  180. The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.
  181. The typical American eats 263 eggs a year.
  182. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by Laszlo and Georg Biro.
  183. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
  184. The parking meter was invented by C.C. Magee in 1935.
  185. In 1961, an IBM 7090 computer calculated Pi to 100 265 digits.
  186. The human body weighs forty times more than the brain.
  187. After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
  188. A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.
  189. The oldest known vegetable is the pea.
  190. Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
  191. The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
  192. The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.
  193. The letter N ends all Japanese words not ending in a vowel.
  194. France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
  195. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
  196. 4000 people are injured by teapots each year.
  197. The typical American consumes 27 pounds of cheese each year.
  198. The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is feedback.
  199. The ostrich has a 46 foot long small intestine.
  200. The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states.
  201. The most sensitive finger on the human hand is the index finger.
  202. George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.
  203. The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.
  204. Stainless stell was invented by Harry Brearley in 1913.
  205. A scallop has 35 blue eyes.
  206. The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.
  207. The only dog that doesn't have a pink tongue is the chow.
  208. Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.
  209. The giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal.
  210. The dumbest domesticated animal is the turkey.
  211. Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
  212. Albert Blake Dick invented the mimeograph machine.
  213. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
  214. The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturday.
  215. An Oscar weighs seven pounds.
  216. It takes the typical person seven minutes to fall asleep.
  217. Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer.
  218. The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps.
  219. The mongoose was barred live entry into the U.S. in 1902.
  220. Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.
  221. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
  222. About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
  223. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
  224. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
  225. Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet.
  226. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
  227. A jellyfish is 95 percent water.
  228. The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump.
  229. The penguin is the only bird who can swim, but not fly.
  230. America once issued a 5-cent bill.
  231. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
  232. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
  233. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  234. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  235. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  236. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  237. You blink about 84,000,000 times a year.
  238. In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
  239. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
  240. Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States.
  241. The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
  242. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
  243. A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
  244. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used.
  245. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right of left handed... or is that pawed?
  246. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
  247. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lighting than women.
  248. Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions.
  249. Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador's waving cape no matter what color it is -- be it red or neon yellow.
  250. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.
  251. Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight.
  252. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!
  253. When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and whack them in the head.
  254. The lines in lind paper is most commonly light blue.
  255. Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royce's per capita.
  256. Alaska is the state with highest percent of people who walk to work.
  257. 28 percent of Africa is wilderness.
  258. 38 percent of America is wilderness.
  259. Nike is the Greek god of war.
  260. It costs $6400 to raise a medium size dog to age of 11.
  261. Average number of people airborne over the U.S. during any given hour: 61,000.
  262. 70 percent of Americans who visited Disneyland/World.
  263. Intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.
  264. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  265. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other country.
  266. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet and was developed by Western Union to test telex/twx communications.
  267. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  268. The San Francisco Cable cars are the only "mobile" National Monuments.
  269. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter "uncopyrightable."
  270. Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?
  271. 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 learned how to walk up standard staircases.
  272. When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.
  273. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because, when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  274. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  275. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people (without killing them) used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
  276. 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.
  277. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  278. David Prowse was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader's lines, and didn't know his voice was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
  279. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
  280. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.
  281. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  282. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  283. 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.
  284. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Superbowl.
  285. 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.
  286. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  287. Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.
  288. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  289. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  290. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
  291. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  292. Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.
  293. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  294. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  295. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  296. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  297. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  298. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
  299. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  300. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
  301. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
  302. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  303. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  304. A cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
  305. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  306. Coca Cola was originally green.
  307. The Ten Commandments contain 297 words.
  308. The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words.
  309. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address contains 266 words.
  310. A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.
  311. There are more collect calls made on Father's Day than on any other day.
  312. Every day more money is printed for monopoly than the US Treasury.
  313. Men can read smaller print than women, women can hear better than men.
  314. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
  315. The world's youngest parents were 8 & 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  316. Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil
  317. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
  318. The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  319. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  320. The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the bubonic plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores (Ring around the Rosey...). These sores would smell very bad so people would hide flowers on their bodies in an attempt to mask the smell ("pocket full of posies..."). People who died from the plague would be burned to reduce the spread of the disease ("ashes, ashes, we all fall down").
  321. 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.
  322. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
  323. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  324. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
  325. American car horns beep in the tone of F.
  326. No piece of paper can be folded more than 11 times. Thank you, Alex Dye
  327. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.
  328. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  329. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
  330. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  331. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
  332. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
  333. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
  334. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  335. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
  336. The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
  337. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
  338. A car is sold on ebay every 60 seconds.
  339. Slamon are one of the few fish who live in both fresh and saltwater.
  340. There is a place called Tofu, Hungary.
  341. If you stretched all the nerves in the body from end to end, they would be about 47 miles long.
  342. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  343. Emus can't walk backwards.
  344. A baby is born every 7 seconds.
  345. The ostrich has a 46 foot long small intestine.
  346. If you roll a dice twice and add up, most of the time it will be seven.
  347. It's possible to lead a cow up stairs...but not down stairs.
  348. A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.
  349. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
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    the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
    The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
    Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
  350. The original game of "Monopoly" was circular.
  351. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
  352. One-fourth of the world's population lives on less than $200 a year.
  353. Ninety million people survive on less than $75 a year.
  354. The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
  355. The word typewriter is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
  356. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
  357. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  358. You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  359. The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  360. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
  361. Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
  362. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters ispneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, it's plural.
  363. If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050.
  364. The maximum weight for a golf ball is 1.62 Oz.
  365. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
  366. Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
  367. Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Haley's Comet came into view. When He died in 1910, Haley's Comet came into view again.
  368. Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
  369. Luke has no weiner.
  370. Ohio is listed as the 17th state in the U.S., but technically it is number 47. Until August 7, 1953, congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio to the Union.
  371. Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.
  372. The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
  373. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  374. The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan.
  375. On the cartoon show 'The Jetsons', Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15, that means that Jane had Judy at the age of 18.
  376. In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
  377. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  378. The state with the longest coastline in the US is Alaska.
  379. Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actor's salaries.
  380. The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California.
  381. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."
  382. A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
  383. If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
  384. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
  385. Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
  386. When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."
  387. The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
  388. Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
  389. The only real people to be a Pez head are
    Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Daniel Boone.
  390. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
  391. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  392. Chrysler built B-29's engines that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
  393. On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
  394. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  395. The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
  396. There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein.
  397. When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
  398. John Larroquette of "Night Court" and "The John Larroquette Show" was the narrator of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
  399. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  400. "Evian" spelled backwards is naive.
  401. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up it's stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses it's forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  402. The A&W of root beer fame stands for Allen and Wright.
  403. Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.
  404. Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.
  405. Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
  406. There are four cars and ten lightposts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.
  407. What five digit number, when multiplied by the number 4, is the same number with the digits in reverse order? 21978; 21978 x 4 = 87912.
  408. It was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.
  409. In the 1983 film "JAWS 3D" the shark blows up. Some of the shark guts were the stuffed ET dolls being sold at the time.
  410. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
  411. St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man who ran a saloon there.
    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.
  412. Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? It's Paul Reiser himself.. And Greg Evigan sang the "My Two Dads" theme.
  413. Some Blue Herons eat baby alligators.
  414. The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
  415. Horses cannot vomit.
  416. S.O.S. doesn't stand for "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls" -- It was just chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone could key it and read it, S = dot dot dot, O = dash dash dash.
  417. Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
  418. When a female horse and male donkey mate, the offspring is called a mule, but when a male horse and female donkey mate, the offspring is called a hinny.
  419. A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
  420. The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
  421. John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  422. Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
  423. The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.
  424. Dart-boards used to be made out of horsehair.
  425. Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.
  426. Octopi have gardens.
  427. Ever think you're hearing something in a song, but they're really singing something else? The word for mis-heard lyrics is 'mondegreen,' and it comes from a folk song in the '50's. The singer was actually singing "They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green," but this came off sounding like 'They slew the Earl of Morray and Lady Mondegreen.'
  428. 'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.
  429. When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
  430. Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
  431. The pitches that Babe Ruth hit for his last-ever home run and that Joe DiMaggio hit for his first-ever home run where thrown by the same man.
  432. Stalin was only five feet, four inches tall.
  433. Stalin's left foot had webbed toes, and his left arm is noticeably shorter than his right.
  434. Tomb robbers believed that knocking Egyptian sarcophagi's noses off would and therefore forestall curses.
  435. The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
  436. Medieval knights put sharkskin on their sword handles to give them a more secure grip; they would dig the sharp scales into their palms.
  437. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  438. The only planet without a ring is earth.
  439. Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
  440. If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
  441. The raised reflective dots in the middle of highways are called Botts dots.
  442. Boris Karloff is the narrator of the seasonal television special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
  443. A group of frogs is called an army.
  444. A group of rhinos is called a crash.
  445. A group of officers is called a mess.
  446. A group of larks is called an exaltation.
  447. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  448. The 80s song "Rosanna" from the Eighties was written about Rosanna Arquette, the actress.
  449. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  450. Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.
  451. Henry VIII only had two of his wives executed;
    Anne Boleyn (#2) and Catherine Howard (#5).
    Catherine of Aragon (#1) died after he had divorced her,
    Jane Seymour (#3) died after childbirth (of Edward),
    Anne of Cleves (#4) died after he divorced her
    Katherine Parr (#6) actually outlived Henry.
  452. The term 'flying on cloud 9' originates from military flights. Cloud types are classified as numbers... with 'cloud 9' being a very tall thunderstorm. Jets have to climb to an extremely high altitude in order to fly over 'cloud 9'.
  453. A dogs sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew. In fact, if you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dogs nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself.
  454. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
  455. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
    So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.
  456. A single grain of pepper can go through your hand.
  457. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first 'Marlboro Man'.
  458. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  459. All U.S. presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.
  460. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
  461. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  462. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  463. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
  464. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
  465. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  466. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  467. If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  468. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
  469. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  470. The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
  471. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  472. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
  473. When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a two-way mirror?? Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, for it is a two-way mirror!
  474. The first novel ever written on a typewriter:o?=o?= Tom Sawyer.
  475. In Massachusetts - It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
  476. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  477. 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.
  478. Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  479. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes, hence the saying 'goodnight, sleep tight'.
  480. The most common blood type in the world is type O.
  481. The rarest blood type in the world is type A-H, less than 12 people have it.
  482. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery provides you with.
  483. Many people think that eating fish will make you smarter. Wrong!
  484. The French words 'eau' [water] and 'oui' [yes] have no consonants.
  485. Satan is an anagram of Santa.
  486. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
  487. The number 9,876,543,210 has 72 factors.
  488. An ant can lift 50 times its own weight & can pull 30 times its own weight.
  489. Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
  490. The human brain is about 85% water.
  491. Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
  492. Human thighbones are as strong as concrete.
  493. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  494. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  495. Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
  496. The original story from "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights" begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
  497. Freddy Adu's mom won the lottery and moved to the U.S.
  498. This fact is # 496, and the next fact is 497.
  499. The silouette in the major league baseball is Harman Killebrew.
  500. One of John Lennon's girl friends was Thelma Pickels.
  501. If you have read all of the 498 facts before this one, you really need to do something better with your time, like pick up dog poo.
  502. The original game of "Monopoly" was circular.
  503. It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.
  504. Blue whales weigh as much as 30 elephants and are as long as 3 Greyhound buses.
  505. Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.
  506. Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
  507. In the United States, a pound of potato chips cost two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
  508. Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesar. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.
  509. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  510. The two longest one-syllable words in the English language is "screeched. & strengths."
  511. Barbie's full first name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  512. A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened.
  513. Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plant, lock their mandibles (jaws) into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem, and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.
  514. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  515. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
  516. The word 'byte' is a contraction of 'by eight.'
  517. The word 'pixel' is a contraction of either 'picture cell' or 'picture element'.
  518. Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
  519. The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
  520. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  521. The vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note depicts a likeness of the front of the Lincoln Memorial as it appeared in 1922 when it was first dedicated. At that time, there were only 48 states that made up the United States of America. The names of 26 states were engraved on the front of the Memorial. This is why only the names of 26 states appear in the vignette on the reverse of the five-dollar note. In the upper frieze of the façade in the vignette the states are from left to right: Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska, Colorado, and North Dakota. In the lower frieze from left to right the names of the states are: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Carolina, Hampshire, Virginia and New York.
  522. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  523. If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc.) the total is 5050.
  524. Duddley DoRight's Horses name was "Horse."
  525. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  526. The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.
  527. In many cases, the amount of storage space on a record-able CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
  528. Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
  529. The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan
  530. In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
  531. The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  532. Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make - $5 million going to actor's salaries.
  533. Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was played by six different cats.
  534. The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California.

 

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