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100 Useless Facts [Best Facts You Can Impress Your Friends]

Here are some funny and useless facts you can amaze your friends with!

  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.
  • There are 293 ways to make a change for a dollar.
  • The average secretary’s left-hand does 56% of the typing.
  • A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
    A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world (at least before that chicken-flu thing).
  • New Jersey grows two-thirds of the world’s eggplant.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
  • All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, silver or purple.
  • “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill 💸.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

    They are funny, isn’t it!

  • There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • 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.”
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
    An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  • The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  • Humans are born with 350 bones 🦴 in their body, but when reaching adulthood, we only 260.
  • 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”
  • A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  • The word “School” comes from the ancient Greek for “FREE TIME”.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • 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.
  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    More to useless facts to go!

  • The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  • Who’s that playing the piano 🎹 on the “Mad About You” theme? Paul Reiser himself.
  • The male gypsy moth can “smell” the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away (pretty good trick).
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • 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.”
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • Historically, more collect phone calls are made on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
  • The name of John Lennon’s first girlfriend is Thelma Pickles.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
    There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that you can type with only the left hand.
  • The “pound” key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The “dot” over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  • Table tennis balls 🏓 can travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.
  • Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
  • The original story from “Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights” begins, “Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.”
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. What about milk you say? A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass are living.
  • The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, W

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  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil.
  • And one single teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.
  • Flamingos only can eat with their heads upside down.
  • Lighter was invented ten years before the match was.
  • It’s physically impossible for a pig 🐷 to look up at the sky.
  • The first internet domain name to ever be registered is Symbolics.com on March 15th, 1985.
  • There are 150 verses in Greek national anthem which making it the longest national anthem in the world.
  • This is impossible to tickle yourself.
  • A typical pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long.
  • Astronauts get taller in space due to the lack of gravity.
    Astronauts get taller in space due to the lack of gravity.
  • The total surface area of human lungs is 750 square feet. That’s roughly the same area as on-side of a tennis court.
  • Mosquitos have contributed to more deaths than any animals on earth.
  • An octopus has 3 hearts, 9 brains & blue blood.
  • The hair on a polar bear is actually not white but clear. They appear white because it reflects light.
  • When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers plays football 🏈 at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third-largest city.

    Those facts are hilarious, is it?

  • A chameleon can move its eyes in two different directions at the same time.
  • Buttermilk does not contain any butter and actually low in fat.
  • A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel can.
  • Australia has the biggest camel population in the world.
  • Snails can sleep up to 3 years.
  • Methane gases produced by cow produces as much pollution as cars do.
  • Your own dead skin cells make up the majority of the duct in your house.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Most ice-cream contains pig skins (Gelatin).
    Most ice-cream contains pig skins (Gelatin).
  • The Philippine island of Luzon contains a lake that contains an island that contains a lake that contains another island.

    There are more!

  • Hudson Bay Area in Canada had less gravity than the rest of the world and scientists do not know why.
  • Only one to two percent of the entire world population are natural redheads.
  • Sloppy handwriting has doctors 👩‍⚕️ kills more than 7,000 people and injures more than 1.5million people annually due to getting the wrong medication.
  • Putting sugar on a wound or cut will greatly reduce pain and shorten the healing process.
  • Real diamonds do not show up on X-ray.
  • Due to extreme pressure and weather conditions, it literally rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus.
  • There are 7 different kinds of twins: Identical, Fraternal, Half-Identical, Mirror Image Twins, Mixed Chromosome Twins, Superfecundation and Superfetation.
  • Before the 17th century, carrots were actually purple. They didn’t get their orange color until mutation occupied.
  • If scaling the sun down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be equal the size of the United States.
    If scaling the sun down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be equal the size of the United States.
  • A grammatical pedantry syndrome is a form of OCD in which suffers feel the need to correct every grammatical error that they see.

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  • Scorpions can hold their breath underwater for up to 6 days.
  • In zero gravity, a candle’s flame is round and blue.
  • Only 8 percent of the world’s money exists in physical form, the rest is in computers.
  • Crows are able to recognize human faces and even hold grudges against ones that they don’t like.
  • Your cellphone carries up to ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
  • Humans and bananas share about 50 percent of the same DNA.
    Humans and bananas share about 50 percent of the same DNA.
  • A Human has fewer chromosomes than a potato.
  • The word checkmate comes from the Arabic شاه مات (šāh māt) which means “the king is dead.”
  • Hot water turns to ice faster than cool water. This is known as the Mpemba effect.
  • Apollo 7 Mission was the first “astronaut ice cream” flew in space. However, it was so unpopular among astronauts and was retired from the menu after only one trip into space.
  • Apollo 8 astronauts 🚀 were the first to celebrate Christmas in space.
  • IV Is The Roman Numeral designation for 4 everywhere. However, on the clock face, 4 is displayed as “IIII”.
  • The Apple Macintosh had the signatures Of its design team engraved inside its case.
  • Japan has the most vending machines per capita, a staggering 1:23.
  • Statistically, you are more likely to die on the way to buy a lottery ticket than you are to win the lottery itself.

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