useless facts


USELESS FACTS
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

We decided to create a page of useless facts
we happen to stumble across.

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel. 
     
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.  
     
  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.  
     
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.  
     
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
     
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
     
  • A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".
     
  • During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).
     
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
     
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."
     
  •  Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
     
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
     
  • There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
     
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
     
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
     
  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
    instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this?)
     
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
     
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."
     
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
     
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
     
  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
     
  • Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
     
  • By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
     
  • Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
     
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
    look-alike contest.
     
  • An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
     
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
     
  • The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
     
  • EMU's and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
     
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
     
  • 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.
     
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
useless facts

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