97 Top Useless Facts

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1. 20% of tuxedo rentals take place in May.
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2. One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tatooed.
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3. Trueman Capote the man who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's had the middle name of Stucklefuss!
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4. It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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5. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
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6. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch or clock is usually 10:10.
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7. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
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8. Moist air holds heat better than dry air.
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9. Enrico Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c!
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10. The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.
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11. Nike Air Soles do not actually have 'air' in them.
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12. The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.
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13. Less than 3% of the water produced at a large municipal water treatment plant is used for drinking purposes!
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14. If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet.
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15. Sales of Rolaids, Alka-Seltzer, and Tums jump 20% in December "
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16. The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin. More than 300 million pounds of cranberries are grown in Wisconsin.
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17. The weight of air in a milk glass is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
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18. Jennifer Aniston's original name is Jennifer Anastassakis!
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19. The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (6/1/04) is called a virgule.
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20. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
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21. Male hospital patients fall out of bed twice as often as female hospital patients.
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22. The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.
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23. Rice paper does not have any rice in it!
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24. Sharon Stone is allergic to caffeine.
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25. The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
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26. The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time.
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27. The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts.
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28. The weight of air in a glass of milk is about the same as the weight of one aspirin tablet.
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29. The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001.
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30. The Nestles haven't run Nestle since 1875.
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31. An 'aglet' is the plastic or metal tip of a shoelace.
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32. Sheryl Crow's two front teeth are fake.
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33. Halloween was originally a Celtic holiday celebrated on October 31.
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34. Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
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35. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
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36. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
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37. Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
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38. 7-11 sells 10,000 pots of coffee an hour, every hour, every day.
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39. Oenophobia is the Fear of wines.
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40. Only 1 person in 2 billion will live to be 116.
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41. There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge.
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42. There are only 14 blimps in the world.
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43. Monica Lewinsky bought her infamous blue dress at The Gap.
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44. St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
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45. About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
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46. Linen is actually stronger when wet.
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47. The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.
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48. U-Haul is the world's largest advertiser in the Yellow Pages.
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49. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
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50. In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.
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51. The Muppet Show was banned from Saudi Arabian TV becuase one if its stars was a pig.
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52. Goodyear Rubber Company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the right foot than the left.
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53. A moth has no stomach.
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54. The symbol on the 'pound' key (#) is called an octothorpe.
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55. A pipe 2 feet in diameter will allow four times more fluid to pass through it than a pipe 1 foot in diameter.
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56. Most burglaries occur during the daytime!
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57. It takes the same amount of time to age a cigar as wine.
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58. The behaviour of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland is based on how hares act in springtime. They jump up and down and bang their hind feet on the ground.
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59. Sticky buns were a Philadelphia specialty in the 19th century.
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60. The first toilet being flushed in a motion picture was in the movie Psycho.
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61. The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman!
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62. The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!
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63. Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
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64. Oak trees can live 200 or more years.
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65. Iron weighs more after it rusts.
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66. A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
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67. One 75-watt bulb gives more light than three 25-watt bulbs.
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68. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
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69. If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
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70. In an average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of three times around the world.
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71. One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood !
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72. One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!
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73. Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught!
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74. Oral-B is a combination of oral hygiene and the letter B, which stands for the word better.
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75. The 'L.L.' in L.L. Bean stands for 'Leon Leonwood'.
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76. Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.
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77. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
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78. Cold water weighs more than hot water.
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79. Dirty snow melts faster than clean.
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80. The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
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81. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred Rompelburg.
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82. Americans buy about 5 million things that are shaped like Mickey Mouse, or have a picture of Mickey Mouse on them in the course of a day.
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83. 76% of Americans celebrate New Year's Eve in groups of less than 20.
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84. The man who created the Thighmaster was once a Bhuddist Monk.
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85. Oak trees are struck by lightning more than any other tree.
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86. Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
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87. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"!
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88. One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons.
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89. Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per person than anywhere else in the world.
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90. Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp!
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91. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
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92. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
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93. More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones!
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94. More than 50% of Americans fall asleep on their sides.
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95. Pollen can travel up to 500 miles in a day.
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96. Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.
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97. The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.

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