Useless Facts

By: Dan Tacheny

Time to fill your brain with some useless knowledge!

  • Sometimes sloths mistake their own arms for tree branches and fall.
  • Sloths sometimes have such slow metabolisms that they starve to death on a full stomach.
  • Fish can suffer from Insomnia.
  • When you blush, your stomach lining also blushes.
  • Basset hounds have the densest bones of any dog breed.
  • Quarters have 112 ridges on thier edge.Dimes only have 111.
  • Elephants can move their skin to crush mosquitoes between their rolls.
  • Polar bears are also left handed.
  • Clinton-Bush-Obama is the first three-in-a-row string of two term Presidents to occur since Jefferson-Madison-Monroe.
  • Kangaroos cant hop backwards.
  • Only about 40% of Goldfish crackers actually have faces on them.
  • A questionable or false fact is called a factoid.
  • Poecilonym is a synonym for synonym.
  • 1991 was the first year fake Christmas trees out sold real Christmas trees, in the U.S.
  • In diameter Australia is bigger than Pluto.
  • Bookkeeper is the only English word with three consecutive double letters.
  • The little holes on top of a pen cap are there so if you choke on it, you can breathe.
  • 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • A group of zebras is called a dazzle.
  • Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has the first recorded use of the word "swagger"
  • Aerosmith has made more money from Guitar Hero than from album sales.
  • The Unicorn is the National Animal of Scotland.
  • There are 5,472,730,538 possible Sudoku puzzles.
  • The CIA spent $20 million on a cat equipped to spy on the Soviets, but it got hit by a taxi and died.
  • That -40 degrees fahrenheit and -40 degrees celsius are the same temperature.
  • A sneeze travels at around 100 MPH.
  • "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence.
  • Elephants are the only land mammals that can't jump.
  • A full day goes for 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.09 second.
  • Cougars are the largest cat that can still purr.
  • The most searched term on Bing... Is "google."

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