Useless Facts that will make you the most interesting person in the room.
Useless facts are not only fun, but they are also thought-provoking and have led to many innovations that have advanced civilization. Here’s your dose of 35 Useless Facts that everyone should know.
Useless Facts 1 – 5
- The average lifespan of a taste bud is only ten days.
- The world’s largest pyramid isn’t in Egypt—it’s actually in Mexico. The Great Pyramid of Cholula is nearly twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- The inventor of Pringles is buried in a Pringles can.
- Queen Elizabeth II was a trained mechanic.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was only two minutes long.
Useless Facts 6 – 10
- Walt Disney was afraid of mice. His fear was so severe that he would sometimes hire live mice to crawl around inside his office to prove that he could overcome his fear.
- According to the Bible, the chicken came before the egg.
- On average, we blink 20 times per minute—which adds up to about 10 million blinks daily!
- The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is thought to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. Try saying it five times fast!
- “Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Useless Facts 11 – 15
- The Mona Lisa doesn’t have any eyebrows or eyelashes. Many scholars believe this was due to da Vinci painting over them with darker paint at some point during the painting’s creation.
- Did you know that Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine? It’s true! The drink was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton, a civil war veteran, and pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. Pemberton initially marketed Coca-Cola as a medicinal tonic capable of curing various ailments, including headaches and fatigue.
- Ostriches aren’t capable of sticking their heads in the sand! This popular misconception likely comes from the fact that ostriches often lie down on the ground and rest their heads on their feathers when they’re taking a nap—giving the illusion that their heads are buried in the sand.
- Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks.
- The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
USELESS FACTS 16 – 20
- A human brain weighs about 3 pounds.
- The Statue of Liberty’s nose is 4 feet 6 inches long.
- The plastic things on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets.
- No number from 1 to 999 includes the letter “A” in its word form.
- The opposite sides of a die will always add up to seven.
Useless Facts 21 – 25
- Taco Bell was named after its owner, Glen Bell.
- Edgar Allan Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin.
- One single teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.
- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
- A “jiffy” is about one trillionth of a second.
USELESS FACTS 26 – 30
- A single soccer ball can contain as much as 30% latex—which comes from rubber trees!
- There are 293 ways to make a change for a dollar.
- A dentist invented the electric chair.
- The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
- The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
USELESS FACTS 31 – 35
- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- Most car horns are in the key of F.
- The Super Soaker was designed and invented by a NASA engineer.
- A piece of paper can be folded no more than nine times.
- Bees have five eyes.
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