25 Random and Useless Facts You Should know About

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Some days you just need some useless facts to use in casual conversation to seem like a total badass. I mean you might impress a girl or two…ok probably not but it’s still entertaining to read. Enjoy

 

1. If NASA sent birds into space, they would die because birds need gravity to swallow.

 

2. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

 

3. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

 

4. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos

 

5. The average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime.

 

6. Most lipstick is partially made of fish scales.

 

7. There are no ants in Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland.

 

8. You are more likely to die from a falling coconut than a shark attack.

 

9. -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

 

10. A strawberry is not actually a berry, but a banana is.

 

11. The YKK on your zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha.

 

12. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

 

13. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

 

14. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

 

15. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

 

16. Los Angeles’s full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles

 

17. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. The frog then uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach’s contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.

 

18. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 years old.

 

19. In the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of the city was burned down but only 6 people were injured.

 

20. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child is 2-6 years of age.

 

21. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

 

22. Cat urine glows under a black light.

 

23. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

 

24. The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.

 

25. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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  • Lordilover

    im gonna call bullshit on that last one.

    • tom bradley

      do you not have a calculator on your PC? Or are you just that fucking lazy that you feel scepticism will prevail?

    • King Of Bob

      Well you can call bullshit, but you would be wrong and look like a fool for not being able to verify it with a calculator.

    • The Great King Beleth

      Are you mentally challenged or did you not receive a proper education? I learned that fun math fact in the 3rd grade.

  • cObvious

    I call bullshit on the rest of them.

    • The Great King Beleth

      Then you’d be a fool.

  • vaffel

    Whatever happend to posting sources?

  • MarkmBha

    Good factual post!

  • Gio Gelashvili

    I call bullshit on 5.

  • Larry Levine

    16 is bullshit too; the full name (it’s on friggin’ Wikipedia) is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula

    • Angel

      You do know that Wikipedia is written and altered by millions of individuals daily and is hardly factual. Actually, what is stated in Wikipedia is that on September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as “Los Pobladores”
      founded the pueblo called “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los
      Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula”; which translates into English as, “The Town of Our Lady
      the Queen of Angels of the Porciúncula River”. Ten years before that a Franciscan friar, Junípero Serra founded the first mission in Los Angeles and named it “La Misión de San Gabriel Arcángel”, which translates to The Mission of Saint Gabriel the Archangel. However, “Los Angeles” existed some 40,000 years (or longer) before the Spaniards arrived. Los Angeles and the surrounding area was perhaps first settled by the Tongva and Chumash Native American tribes, thus the first written and thus recorded name for Los Angeles was Iyáangá, pronounced yang-na, meaning Poison Oak Place.

  • SwitchVale

    Domesticated Russian Silver Foxes. 21 is no longer true.

    • Morley

      Those have been tamed, not domesticated as a whole.

      • Roland Lynch

        Hamster – Domesticated in 1939.

  • DanH

    #24 (highway landing strip) is totally false.

    • leroy jenkins

      no it’s not

      • DanH

        Sorry, hate to confuse you with the facts. :-/
        http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/airstrip.asp

        • leroy jenkins

          its required by law….every1 knows snopes has no fkn credibility anyway

          • DanH

            @Leroy: From the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration official web site:

            “In the hope that this article will find its way into Public Roads and Public Roads Online and will be seen by Internet surfers, I will conclude by saying that . . . NO LAW, REGULATION, POLICY, OR SLIVER OF RED TAPE REQUIRES THAT ONE OUT OF FIVE MILES OF THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM MUST BE STRAIGHT.

            Trust me on that. Please!”
            Richard F. Weingroff, Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Infrastructure.

            Credible enough for ya?

          • Steve Smith

            My uncle helped build highways and design some of the interstates on the east coast. He told me that he has never heard of 1 in 5 miles required to be straight

          • Guest

            @leroy jenkins OK, how about the Federal Highway Administration U.S. Department of Transportation, is that credible enough for you?
            Source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/00mayjun/onemileinfive.cfm

            “In the hope that this article will find its way into Public Roads and
            Public Roads Online and will be seen by Internet surfers . . . NO LAW, REGULATION,
            POLICY, OR SLIVER OF RED TAPE REQUIRES THAT ONE OUT OF FIVE MILES OF THE
            INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM MUST BE STRAIGHT.”
            Richard F. Weingroff, Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Infrastructure

            I expect an apology is forthcoming. :-P

          • DanH

            Whoa! Sorry about the double posting, not sure how I managed that. And under my name and as a guest? Well, whatever, at least Leroy won’t have an excuse for not seeing it. BTW, where is Leroy? Anyone hear from him.

            (crickets chirping)

            No?

            Nobody?

            (more cricket chirping)

            Well then, I guess I won’t be getting that apology. ;-)

  • Morley

    Hair grows an average of 0.5 inches per month. The average age for a human in (North America anyway..) is around 78 years. That adds up to about 480 inches of hair in a lifetime, not 590 Miles…and yes including all hair on the body does not significantly change the outcome.

    • mayer501

      I think they added up the sum of the lengths every single hair would grow in a life time, which would indeed be somewhere in that range. One hair would grow 480 inches, the sum of all your hair would combined grow some hundreds of miles.

  • mayer501

    18 isn’t really a fact. Only one people out of 2 billion have lived to be 116 would be more accurate, you can’t really make a prediction hundreds of years in the future and call it a fact. Many more people may live to be 100+, or global warming, famine, whatever, might drastically reduce life expectancy.

  • kevin

    I call bullshit on #13. I’ve never been there, but I don’t believe for one minute that Paraguay is that backward. Sounds like one of those “crazy laws you won’t believe” herp-derp. Rule of thumb, anyone?

    • kevin

      I mean, seriously, you actually want us to believe that the only thing separating me from a murder charge in Paraguay is my willingness to donate blood? I’m sure lots of people (americans) will quote that statistic to their idiot friends subtly reinforcing their not-so nascent racism.

    • Nathan Hoyt

      It might be one of those outdated laws like how its illegal to eat a hamburger while walking backwards in Oklahoma City. And to be a duel and not straight-up murder it must be agreed upon by both parties and conducted in a certain way.

      • Guest

        Additionally, duels aren’t always to the death. It’s quite possible that getting written permission only allows you to give the other guy shallow wounds (you know “first blood”? Which is what your blood donation goes towards), while killing/maiming them will get you charged with manslaughter/criminal negligence.
        (I’m not saying I belive this to be an honest true fact, but it could be)

  • vegasguy

    #4 is also untrue. They aren’t overly visible in most of the casino, but they are all around in sports books or near theaters so people aren’t late to shows.

  • axli

    Babies have knee caps, they just don’t harden until early childhood.