Useless Facts

1. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
2. A snail can sleep for three years.
3. All polar bears are left-handed.
4. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
5. Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
6. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
7. Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t become bone until the child reaches two to six years of age.
8. Butterflies taste with their feet.
9. Cats have over a hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10.
10. China has more English speakers than the United States.
11. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
12. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
13. “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
14. If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of population.
15. If you yelled for eight years, seven months, and six days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
16. In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
17. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
18. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
19. Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
20. Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
21. No word in the English language rhymes with month.
22. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
23. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
24. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930s lobbied against hemp farmers – they saw it as competition.
25. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
26. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
27. Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
28. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
29. Starfish haven’t got brains.
30. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
31. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
32. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
33. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
34. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
35. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps to squirt blood 30 feet out of the body.
36. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
37. The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

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