Useless Facts

So I have just spent the entire week working on an essay for psychology and I have worn all my lil brain cells out and so I can only give this iffy little post with yet more useless facts. Enjoy 🙂

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
  • In France, there’s a place called Y.
  • One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television at least once in their life.
  • In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
  • The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ‘7’ was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and ‘UP’ for the direction of the bubbles.
  • 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don’t die throughout the movie.
  • Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
  • Possums don’t play dead, they literally faint from terror.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • In 1912 a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.
  • More than 30% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  • Termites have been known to eat food twice as fast when heavy metal music is playing.

There are tons more that I didn’t list here and here. Amen.

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One thought on “Useless Facts

  1. “The electric chair was invented by a dentist.” : O That’s a scary thought! I’m sure he came up with it after years of torturing children. Some of these facts are so random it’s hard not to laugh. My girlfriend loves looking up random facts and annoying me with them. haha


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