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Astound your friends with your utterly useless knowledge.

Donald Duck Comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

E.T. dolls were forbidden in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

It's illegal to name a pig Napolean in France.

Spaghetti means "strangled priests".

In 1977, a 13 year-old boy discovered a tooth growing out of his left foot.

There was a Persian King who had 4 000 wives. When he died (from syphilis) he confessed to only loving the first 700.

There was a Liberian general who would lead his army into battle naked. His name was General Buck (hence the term, "buck naked"wink.

The shortest war in history took place in 1896 when Zanzibar surrendered to Britain after 38 minutes.

During the Victorian era in the U.S., the word "legs" was considered inappropriate, and also the word "bull" was briefly changed to "gentleman cow".

Rocky is the shortest film title ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Christopher Walken was George Lucas' first choice for the role of Han Solo.

Boris Karloff was born with the name William Henry Pratt.

Little Shop of Horrors was filmed in two days.

Pepsi was originally marketed under the name Brad's Drink.

Coca Cola was originally green.

Caesar salad is named for it's creator, Caesar Cardini.

The second longest word in the English Language is "antidisestablishmentarianism". The longest is "pneumoultrasilicovolcanoconiosis".

In Shakespeare's time, the letter "k" was pronounced in such words as "knight", "knife", and "knot".

Shakespeare often spelled his name "Shakespare", and sometime called himself "Shakestaff".

At any given moment, at least 20 000 people in North America are singing.

Goldfish have a memory span of 3 seconds.

Dragonflies have a life span of 24 hours.

"Underground" is the only word in the English language to begin and end with the letters "und".

"Strengths" is the longest word containing only one vowel.

"Screeched" is the longest English word with only one syllable.

No words rhyme with "dreamt", "orange", or "month".

On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

45% of Americans don't know the sun is a star.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

Butterflies taste with there feet.

Originally, the butterfly was called the flutterby.

A snail can sleep for up to three years.

During hibernation, bears can sleep through childbirth.

Alfred Hitchcock had a fear of driving.

Samuel Johnson, who wrote the world's first dictionary, is also credited with writing the world's longest palindrome.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.

Both Hitler and Napolean had one testicle.

There were 14 Hitlers in the New York phone book before World War II, and none after.

Honey doesn't spoil.

During the middle-ages, the rich had stone floors, while the poor had dirt floors (hence the term "dirt poor"wink.

^^^ Stone floors would get slippery during the winter, so thresh was spread along the floor for traction. Because the floors got so slippery, a wooden plank would be placed in every doorway, and it was called a "thresh-hold".

During the Middle-ages, most people got married in June, because it had only been a month since their annual bath, and they were still smelling pretty good (relatively speaking). Even so, brides carried boquets of flowers to mask the odour.

During the Middle-ages, tomatoes were considered poisonous. The reason was that many people had plates made out of pewter, and the citric acid in the tomatoes caused lead to leech into the food.

Rome was the first city to reach a population of 1 000 000.

If you multiply 111 111 111 by 111 111 111, you get 123456787654321.

If you have 3 quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. This is the largest amount of money you can have without being able to make change for a dollar.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

"Typewriter" is the longest word that can be typed using the top row of the keyboard.

Egyptian priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies.

Malaria was originally thought to be caused by stale air (it means "bad air"wink. The cure was to place vases of flowers next to your bed, unfortunately mosquitoes laid their eggs in the water and the disease spread worse than ever.

The most common disease in the world is tooth decay.

For centuries barbers served not only to cut hair, but also to give you a bloodletting, for the puncturing of a vein was thought to be the cure for many diseases (the reason for the red on the barber pole).

Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every dewey decimal category.

Apple pie was invented by a Canadian.

The top of the Empire State Building was supposed to be used to dock airships. That idea fell apart after Hindenburg.

One last thing. One of those facts I made up. Can you figure out which one?


that's classic ash...well done!

Yay! another one of these! Let me go get my useless fact book.

Do you know what a blue moon actually is? - Hopefully you don't. The moon's day and revolution are the same, at 28.4 earth days. Every few years there is two full moons in one month. The second of the two is called a blue moon.

And ash, to extend the honey fact. Honey is the ONLY food that doesn't spoil. In Egypt, they found honey in the tombs, and it was still edible. yes

cool mmmmmmmmm Honey

You burn 3 1/2 calories everytime you laugh

I believe that it's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM in Memphis, Tennessee

did anyone tell the frogs? big grin

i dont think anyone did lol

On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day

Dont you mean that is the TOTAL amount they eat every day, not the AVERAGE.

whats the one you made up...tell us tell us please!!!!!!!!!! ???

Annually, you swallow 5 spiders in your sleep sick

/\ eewwwwwwwww

I sleep with my mouth closed from now on

total nettlehead
i dont like sushi no2

Sorry, I just now read all of your useless facts, but EW!! How did you find that out? Wait... I don't want to know. confused

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a ducks quack does echo, the mythbusters proved it big grin

and that's the one you made up stick out tongue

Just as a fanboy note...

"Christopher Walken was George Lucas' first choice for the role of Han Solo."

... is debatable.

Christopher Walken is God! he doesn't need to stoop down to Star War's level.

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who's christopher walken? embarrasment

This is him on Saturday Night Live

and this is him in his finest non-speaking roll....from the Fat Boy Slims video

man walken rocks Happy Dance partytime

i love that video

watchithere Happy Dance

1. We throw rice at weddings, but the romans threw wheat. messed
2. All Polar bears are lefties.
3. There are 3,000 divorces a day in the U.S. (You have to realize that this was like 10 years ago statistics so it's probably like 5,000 now....)

my useless info:

100 million people speak spanish in Mexico yes
44 million people speak spanish in U.S. confused
41 million people speak spanish in Spain yes

/\ Which version of spanish??

Main spanish,
Iand I think theres another variation of it, but can't remember.

aaahhhh usless information i love it

I've read that the Donald Duck/pants thing and the spider-swallowing thing are both urban legends.

- Red is the most commonly colored vehical involved in accidents each year.

- If you get the recomended 8 hours of sleep each night you will sleep over 2,900 hours each year.

- The average family will spend $250,000 (thats a quarter million dollars) on each child from the time he/she is born until he/she turns 18.

- There are, on average, 259 raisins in a box of Raisin Bran and 388 in a box of Premium Raisin Bran.

- Dolplins are the only other mamals besides humans that have sex for fun.

- Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.

* All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
(Dave123 proved that this is wrong)

* No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

* "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

* All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

* Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

* There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

* The longest place-name still in use is:

maunga- horonukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

* Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."

* A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

* An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

* In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed

on a watch is 10:10.

* Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

* The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

* The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

* The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"

* A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

* On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

* The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

* Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Why it's Paul Reiser himself.

* The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.

* The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

* The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

* Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.

* John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.

* The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

* There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

* "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand

Originally posted by ash007

Spaghetti means "strangled priests".

Spaghetti means little strings. Strozzapreti literally means, "Priest chokers." This pasta was so named many centuries ago, when it was common practice in Italy to let priests eat for free. According to legend, some restaurateurs secretly wished that these "freeloaders" would choke on the pasta course before they could get to the next, more expensive, course.

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in wyonmy it is illegal to take a pic of a rabbit in june(sorry if i spelt Wyonmy rong i'm crap at spelling)

I like to listen to linkin park when I read comics

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i like linkin park there cool

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it is illegal in Mississippi to easy-drop on ur own conversation

In Wisconsin it's illegal to hang men and woman underwear side by side

my MSN aint working and i dont know why.

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