Useless Facts

Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.

You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.

The girlfriend of the guy who founded Match.com left him for a man she met on Match.com.

Ketchup used to be sold as medicine.

The oldest person on Earth was born closer to the signing of the United States Constitution than to now.

Also, when the oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of people on the planet.

Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. So do cows.

German is the second most spoken language in North Dakota.

Norway once knighted a penguin.

A day on the planet Venus is longer than a year on Venus.

If you are in a room with 23 people, there’s more than a 50% chance that two of the people have the same birthday.

A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.

Cambridge University is older than the Aztec and Inca empires.

And Harvard University was founded before calculus was derived.

George Washington was 48 years old when Beethoven was born.

The last veteran of the American Civil War died in 1959, long enough to see the atomic bomb dropped in Japan.

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

Cows have best friends and they tend to spend most of their time together.

Horses cannot breath through their mouths.

In the ’60s, Australia lost a prime minister and could not find him. He disappeared and was never found.

If you folded a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach to the moon.

There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s known as the “highest court in the land.

A pig’s orgasm can last for 30 minutes.

The day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. got in a pillow fight in his hotel room.

New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.

Scotland is as far north as Alaska is.

Not only is Reno, Nev., west of Los Angeles, but so are six other state capitals.

France is the country with the most time zones in the world — more than the U.S. or Russia.

There is less time between the existence of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the existence of humans than there was between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Stegosaurus.

Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than to lizards.

A cubic inch of bone is about four times as strong as concrete.

You can get a rough estimate of the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, then adding 37.

There are more lakes in Canada than in the rest of the world combined.

The feeling you get when something is so cute you can’t help but want to squeeze it is called “cute aggression.

There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.

The voices of Yoda and Miss Piggy were done by the same person.

AOL still earns more than $100 million every few months from dial-up subscribers.

There are more tigers living in Texas than in the rest of the world.

It’s possible to sail a boat from Pakistan to Russia if you sail in a completely straight line.

On average, astronauts are two inches taller in space.

Shakespeare and Pocahontas were alive at the same time.

And Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day.

There are some trees alive today that were alive before the pyramids were built.

Air Force One is not the name of a specific plane, but the name of any plane carrying the president.

When you yawn and stretch at the time, you are “pandiculating.”

It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose.

The current American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a class project. He received a B-.

Wombat poop is square.

1 comment:

  1. Cool - so this morning I pandiculated. Nice to know.