Useless Facts #3

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  1. A study by University Chicago in 1915, it concluded that the easiest color to spot at a distance is the color yellow. Which is why the most popular color for taxi cabs are yellow.
  2. Japanese police declare murders that they cannot solve as suicides, in order to save faces and keep crime rate artificially low.
  3. The smallest poisonous frogs only 10 millimeters (0.393701 inch) in length.
  4. Farting helps to reduce blood pressure and is good for your overall health.
  5. In 1994, the US Air Force did research on creating a gay bomb (are informal names for theoretical non-lethal chemical weapon) which is a non-lethal bomb containing very strong human sexual pheromones that would make the enemy forces attracted to each other.
  6. There are around 1,584 people in the United States named “Seven”.
  7. The classic heart shape that we all know was meant to be two hearts fused together.
  8. The water we drink is older than the sun. The sun is 4.6 billion years old.
  9. The water on our planet is very old. The water we have now is the same water that existed hundreds of millions of year ago. The next time you drink a glass of water, you could be about to sip on dinosaur pee.
  10. Meanwhile, about 40% of Americans think humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time.
  11. Nobody knows who named our planet “Earth”.
  12. Michael Nicholson from Michigan. He has one bachelor’s degree, two associate’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree, making him the most credentialed person in history. [source]
  13. Practicing a kill in your head will make you better at it, but only if you’re already good at it.
  14. If two identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins, then their children will genetically be full siblings.
  15. In Biertan village (located in Transylvania, Romania) the church had a “divorce-reconciliation room.” Couples that wanted to get a divorce had to live in a room for two weeks with one small bed, one chair, one table, one plate and one spoon. In 300 years, they only had one divorce.
  16. Killing a panda in China is a seriously crime. It is punishable by death.
  17. December 4th is the National Cookie Day!
  18. Beards can slow the aging process by stopping water from leaving the skin, keeping it moisturized.
  19. A survey found that 33% of men and 43% of women claimed that they had fallen in love with someone they did not initially find attractive. [source]
  20. Most people dream in color, but those who grow up watching television in black and white are more likely to dream in black and white.
  21. Mixing your drinks with diet soda can get you drunk about 18% faster than regular soda. Hummm…
  22. The number of H2O molecules in 10 drops of water is roughly equal to the total amount of stars in the universe.
  23. Octopuses have copper-based blood instead of iron-based blood, which is why their blood is blue rather than red.
  24. Also, they have three hearts and nine brains
  25. The hormones responsible for your growth are only produced when you sleep.
  26. You touch your face an average of once every three minutes. And you properly touched your face after you read it.
  27. People who sleep less than six hours a night are 4.2 times more likely to catch a cold compared those who get more than seven hours of sleep.
  28. Dogs can make about 100 different facial expressions.
  29. Iceland has no army as is often recognized as the most peaceful country in the world.
  30. Shigeru Miyamoto – maker of Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong – is not allowed to bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.
  31. Every year, women lose approximately 1.73 billion bobby pins.
  32. Dolphins give each other “names” – Specific sounds that they use to call friends and family.
  33. Chimpanzee babies like to play with dolls – They’ll make dolls out of sticks and rocks for themselves.
  34. Squirrels plant thousands of trees every year, simply by forgetting where they put their acorns.
  35. Koalas can sleep for up to 20 hours a day.
  36. The average woman will spend one full year of her life trying to decide what to wear. [source]
  37. The average woman owns eight times more makeup than she actually uses.
  38. Rainbows that appear at night are called “moonbows.”
  39. 100 million years ago, crocodiles had long legs and could gallop after their prey. [source]
  40. The real Top Gun school give a $5 fine to any staff member that quotes the movie. [source]

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