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Funny and Completely Useless Facts


  • factsThomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark.
  • Most American car horns honk in the key of F, which is also the same key as a telephone dial tone.
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years, from 1922-1990. They started after a 300-pound hog fell on top of him while he was getting ready to slaughter it. The hiccups stopped when he was 96, about a year before he died.
  • In an average lifetime the average American receives 31 prank phone calls.
  • Olive oil can be used as a hair conditioner.
  • What does a soldier keep in a frog? His bayonet
  • The first bar of chocolate was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
  • Coca-cola has never been patented because to do that they would have to reveal the formula.
  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in the early 1900s.
  • What planet has 1,600 volcanoes? Venus
  • Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
  • In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word.
  • Damaged bills that are torn in half are still legal tender. They can be taken to a bank to be replaced.
  • All cows are female. Male “cows” are called bulls.
  • At least 9 million other people in the world have the same birthday as you.
  • In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • What is the dot over the letter ‘i’ called? A tittle.
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  • Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
  • If you keep certain types of a Goldfish in the dark room, they will eventually turn white.
  • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
  • It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow.
  • Like with fingerprints, everybody has a different tongue print.
  • What is Epcot an acronym for? Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
  • There are a lot more chickens than people in the world.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • Who is the Greek god of music? Apollo
  • The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • The word Christmas is Old English, a contraction of Christ’s Mass.
  • What country owns the island of Bermuda? Great Britain
  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!.
  • Charlie Brown’s dad was a barber.
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  • Where were orange trees first grown? China
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet.
  • What singer recorded an album named “The IRS Tapes; Who’ll Buy My Memories” to help pay his $16.7 million tax bill? Willie Nelson
  • Snakes can’t blink.
  • What singer’s birthday (February 6th) is a national holiday in Jamaica? Bob Marley
  • Frank and Ethel Mars introduced the Snickers bar in 1929. They named it after their family’s horse.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Espresso has significantly less caffeine per ounce than regular coffee.
  • The full name for the City of Los Angeles’ is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”
  • Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!.

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