What's the most useless fact that u know?


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Melon Head Profile
Melon Head answered
A snail can sleep for three years
Mandy Clark Profile
Mandy Clark answered
Here's some...
•when you get your head cut off, you can still blink up to 18 times
•pus is really just white blood cells
•women have more sweat glands than men
•your nose and ears never stop growing
•Marilyn Monroe's bra size was 34D (don't ask how I know that)
Haha those are some pretty useless facts that I just happen to know lol:)
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Maria Not Telling
Those r useless one of mine is if ur ever give potassium iv push u kill the patient hmm oh and most people can't lick there elbows
Mandy Clark
Mandy Clark commented
Hahaha that's funny!:) I love useless facts!!!:D
Addilynn All Star Profile
1.) In 1976 Rodrigo's 'Guitar Concierto de Aranjuez' was No 1 in the UK for only three hours because of a computer error...(I don't knw why I knw this!)
2.) A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
3.) the caterpillar has more than 2000 muscles! 8)
Maxine Chan Profile
Maxine Chan answered
Love makes the world go round.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Here, this should help:  •Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.  •The dot in the letter "I" is called a tittle.  •The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache in a deck of playing cards.  •"Screeched" and "strengths" are the two longest one-syllable words in the English language.  •Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.  •Nothing rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple in the English language.  •A group of whales is called a pod.  •Mosquitoes are attracted to blue almost twice as much as any other color.  •Touch the surface of a mirror with your fingernail. If the reflected fingernail directly touches the real fingernail, beware, for you are touching a two-way mirror.  •Butterflies taste with their feet.  •Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.  •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, ere, herein.  •Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.  •In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.  • The Skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.  •Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.  •A group of rhinos is called a crash.  •'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.  •Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about ten.  •A group of frogs is called an army.  •The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.  •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.  •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.  •Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.  •Only female mosquitoes bite.  •Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.  •In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.  •The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.  •The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.  •A group of officers is called a mess.  •Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation was played by six different cats.  •Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh-water sharks in the entire world.  •The face of a penny can hold about 30 drops of water.  •Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.  •The first word spoken by an ape in the movie Planet of the Apes was 'Smile'.  •The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.  •When a baby giraffe is born, it falls about six feet and normally doesn't get hurt.  •The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.  •"I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.  •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.  •The raised reflective bumps in the middle of the highways are called Bott's dots.  •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'.  •Walt Disney was afraid of mice.  •This symbol is called an octothorpe: #  •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.  •A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.  •Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order.  •There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.  •One of the longest English words that can be typed using the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses of letters) is 'typewriter.'  •Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."  •The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.  •"Dreamt" is the only word in the English language ending in"mt."  •A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.  •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.  •Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.  •February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.  •American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first class.  •Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.  •The only real people to be a Pez head are Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Daniel Boone.  •Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.  •Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.  •Grapes explode when put in a microwave.  •A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.  •A group of ravens is called a murder.  •In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase 'Goodnight, sleep tight'.  •It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.  •The original game of Monopoly was circular.  •There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.  •Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.  •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.  •The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.  •There are four cars and ten lightposts on the back of a ten-dollar bill.  •A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.  •According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.  •The first novel written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.  •A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.  •The largest city in the United States with a one syllable name is Flint, Michigan.  •Slinkies were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use of one of the springs.  •On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.  •The only Dutch word to contain eight consecutive consonants is 'angstschreeuw'.  •The old English word for 'sneeze' is 'fneosan'.  •The Los Angeles Rams were the first U.S. Football team to introduce emblems on their helmets.  •111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321  •If you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.  •The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.  •A mule won't sink in quicksand.  •Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.  •Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth, and giraffe tails have all been used as money.  •You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.  •A group of unicorns is called a blessing.  •Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.  •More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.  •A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.  •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.  •The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.  •Women blink twice as much as men.  •Almonds are members of the peach family.  •The continents names all end with the same letter with which they start.  • 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.  •The sentence 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter in the English language.  •The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatan- gihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai- whenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.  •If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.  •Birds do not sleep in their nests. They may occasionally nap in them, but they actually sleep in other places.  •Intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.  •It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.  •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.  •Gilligan of Gilligan's Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy.  •Twelve or more cows are known as a 'flink.'  •Cat's urine glows under a black light.  •Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.  •A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.  •Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.  •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.  •A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.  •Dart-boards are made out of horsehair.  •The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.  •A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.  •The youngest pope was 11 years old.  •Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.  •You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.  •If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050.  •Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.  •An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.  •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.  •The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5megabytes.
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Anonymous commented
Yup, I collected all of these myself 8-D
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Some of this is quite wrong though, for instance, you confuse dragon flies (which can live for 6 months in the adult stage) with mayflies (which live for just one day). Other stuff is also wrong (a lot of it is right though :) )
Anonymous commented
Well I was just collecting these from like widgets on my IGoogle homepage, so I didn't like dig them all out myself =)
Lexi Profile
Lexi answered
You can't lick your elbow, ostriches eyes are bigger than their brains and horses can only look sideways, not ahead=)
Ray Ottewell Profile
Ray Ottewell answered
Alcohol was first made by leaving rotting fruit out in the open, for the natural yeast in the air, to enter and ferment.
Janey Profile
Janey answered
Sarah-Michelle Gellar is afraid of cemeteries.Those scenes of her as Buffy fighting vamps in the cemetery were filmed on the studio lot.
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Hayden Hansen answered
Here are some: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. The board game Monopoly was originally circular. "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" is a sentence uses all the letters in the English language. Nine million people in the world share your birthday. And my favorite: The Paomnnehal Pweor Of The Hmuan Mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that 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.

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