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01-09-2010, 10:40 AM
Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually. On average, that’s 3 pounds a day per person.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

There are more than 700 moose related crashes annually in newfoundland

Barbarella
01-09-2010, 11:23 AM
In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
Quite frankly Dave, that sounds like a load of balls. :D


Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it. *Holy shit!*
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. Way to go Zanzibar.

Norsefire
01-09-2010, 12:16 PM
^ some of those are really cool, loved the olive one saving money, thats a lot of money. 8 insect legs in chocolate... I can't imagine how many legs I have eaten so far in my life lol.

I just found these online, I don't know if some of them are fully true or not...

Most lipstick contains fish scales
In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries
People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper
Turtles can breathe through their butts - LOL is this real?
The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second
Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
There is a town named Dildo in the province of Newfoundland, Canada
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet
A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.

Ludwig
01-09-2010, 04:45 PM
Shakespeare invented the word "assassination"

The original word was Hashshashin because they used to use Hashish before going on a job. Eddie Izzard says it in a Sean Connery impression and its hilarious.

Sputnik
01-09-2010, 05:29 PM
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
*gasp* this is what happened to mine!

According to U.S. laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. WTF?
Until the 1960's men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland.
A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court. !!!
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

Mi-CroMartie
01-09-2010, 06:09 PM
OK how about this? The word, "GAGA" in my Filipino language is synonymous with stupid girl or dumb bitch. :P

There.

And, the word, UMAGA is not just a Samoan wrestler nickname, it's also a Filipino word for "MORNING."

Mary
01-09-2010, 06:28 PM
It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. WTF?


That's a shame.



Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.
If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it. *Holy shit!*
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. Way to go Zanzibar.

Some of these sound very familiar, I wonder if we're getting our facts from the same sources. They're a good brand though.. ; )


More useless facts;

- Cabbage is 91% water.
- Spider silk is a very strong material and its on-weight basis has proven it to be stronger than steel.
- A person living to 75 years of age will have slept almost 23 years of their life.
- Penguins have an organ above their eyes that changes seawater to freshwater.
- Americans consume about 100 acres of pizza per day.
- The valves of a human heart are as thick as a single piece of tissue paper.
- The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders.
- Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
- Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.
- Researches claim that light green as a colour is effective in relieving the feeling of homesickness.
- A fear of dying laughing is called cherophobia.
- Google is a number (1 followed by 100 zeros)

Cassandra
01-09-2010, 06:50 PM
*gasp* this is what happened to mine!

Mine too.

http://i47.tinypic.com/11ik4ea.jpg

I miss my fishy :(

Barbarella
01-10-2010, 03:06 AM
The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
I'm kinda surprised by that one.



The original word was Hashshashin because they used to use Hashish before going on a job. Eddie Izzard says it in a Sean Connery impression and its hilarious.
XD

When you think about it, it is kinda hard to say the word Hashshashin without doing a Sean Connery impression.



Some of these sound very familiar, I wonder if we're getting our facts from the same sources. They're a good brand though.. ; )

Just think of it as great minds thinking alike. :)


- A person living to 75 years of age will have slept almost 23 years of their life.
I think I've probably managed that already.



Poor goldfish. They get a shit deal in life :(

Seven
01-10-2010, 04:09 AM
This is my all-time favourite thread, I absolutely love useless facts.

303
01-10-2010, 09:20 AM
This is my all-time favourite thread, I absolutely love useless facts.

Yeah, I thought we could use a thread like this.



- A person living to 75 years of age will have slept almost 23 years of their life.



Thats pretty depressing




[/SIZE][/FONT]Turtles can breathe through their butts - LOL is this real?

Lol





Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.



Score!

Miss Lisa
01-10-2010, 09:58 AM
Light travels 1 metre in 0.000000003335640952 seconds (I memorised this from A Brief History of Time :-/ )

303
01-10-2010, 10:46 AM
(RAH)² (AH)³ + RO (MA + MAMA) + (GA)² + OOH(LA)² = Bad Romance

Shangri-LIE
01-10-2010, 11:48 AM
Someone in the world is having sex RIGHT NOW.
Someone in the world...JUST DIED.
Someone in the world is being born, right now....and right..about..now etc
The 100 year war lasted 116 years.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after only 38 minutes.

Ludwig
01-10-2010, 03:20 PM
Light travels 1 metre in 0.000000003335640952 seconds (I memorised this from A Brief History of Time :-/ )

I'm currently reading 'A Briefer History of Time' it's very interesting.

The word vanilla comes from a Latin word meaning "vagina" because of the vanilla pod's resemblance to the female genitalia.

Peaches
01-10-2010, 05:52 PM
Someone in the world is having sex RIGHT NOW.

For some reason that made me laugh way too much! Lol!

HOORAY FOR THIS THREAD! I FUCKIN' LOVE IT!!

zwiebelsaft
01-10-2010, 08:48 PM
(RAH)² (AH)³ + RO (MA + MAMA) + (GA)² + OOH(LA)² = Bad Romance

Actually, it's (RAH)² (AH)³ + RO (MA + MAMA) + (GA)² + OOH(LA)² =(i) [your + (- romance)]


The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it. *Holy shit!*
The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

Bullshit- nobody eats that little chocolate, except for my former biology teacher.

My facts:

-Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger
-Getting off on the wrong foot originated from Shakespere, but in the most extreme cases, it might as well have started from the invention of the marching band.
-My dick is longer than yours
-Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.
-People still cut the cheese shortly after death, which is why I'm planning on going veg when I'm over the hill, if the wife/husband allows.
-Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.
-In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest, so, ladies- liberate yourselves during a thunderstorm.-One billion seconds is about 32 years.
-One billion seconds is about 32 years.

Peaches
01-11-2010, 12:14 AM
-In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest, so, ladies- liberate yourselves during a thunderstorm.

I KNEW there was a reason I refuse to wear underwire bras! Instinct, fucking instinct!!

Mary
01-11-2010, 02:17 AM
-In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest, so, ladies- liberate yourselves during a thunderstorm.


I always had this fear as a child! I used to cover my earrings in bandaids for the same reason. Knowing this makes me want to carry an elasticised, cotton sports bra with me at all times. :/

The Empirical Guy
01-11-2010, 04:00 AM
The word vanilla comes from a Latin word meaning "vagina" because of the vanilla pod's resemblance to the female genitalia.

Hmm, strange though as the two don't taste similar at all.



I always had this fear as a child! I used to cover my earrings in bandaids for the same reason. Knowing this makes me want to carry an elasticised, cotton sports bra with me at all times. :/

Now, if you can couple that with an inflatable changing booth, you could have a product on your hands.

On a related note, you'll be glad to know lightning strikes the Earth about 200 times every second.

Also:
-Bob Dylan introduced The Beatles to marijuana
-Mexico once had 3 Presidents in one day
-Apple seeds contain cyanide
-Humans and chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror
-The state of California has issued 6 driver's licenses to Jesus Christ

21Faces
01-11-2010, 04:47 AM
There are no more Wachowski brothers, apparently.