World’s Most Useless Facts

Air Conditioner File Photo
Air Conditioner File Photo Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
After the death of the genius Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.
Albert Einstein File Photo After the death of the genius Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.
Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners.
Amish File Photo Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners.
The average 4-year-old child asks over 400 questions a day.
Potty Training File Photo The average 4-year-old child asks over 400 questions a day.
Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
Bamboo File Photo Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
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Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
Budweiser Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia.
The world camel population is 19,627,000.
Camels File Photo The world camel population is 19,627,000.
"Blackbeard" often fired incendiary cannonballs filled with beeswax, fat, and gunpowder. They exploded upon impact, burning with the ferocity of napalm.
Cannon "Blackbeard" often fired incendiary cannonballs filled with beeswax, fat, and gunpowder. They exploded upon impact, burning with the ferocity of napalm.
In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
Car Crash File Photo In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.
Car Exhaust Every 25 miles a car produces one pound of pollution.
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
Crocodile File Photo Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
Croquet was the first outdoor sport to embrace equality, allowing both sexes to play the game on an equal footing.
Croquet Croquet was the first outdoor sport to embrace equality, allowing both sexes to play the game on an equal footing.
TIME magazine's Man of the Year for 1982 was the computer.
Desktop Computer File Photo TIME magazine's Man of the Year for 1982 was the computer.
The largest diamond that was ever found was 3,106 carats.
Diamond File Photo The largest diamond that was ever found was 3,106 carats.
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
Dubble Bubble Chewing Gum In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
There are 40,000 muscles and tendons in an elephant's trunk. This makes it very strong and flexible, allowing an elephant to pluck a delicate flower or lift a huge log. The trunk is used for touching, grasping, sucking, spraying, smelling, and striking.
Elephants There are 40,000 muscles and tendons in an elephant's trunk. This makes it very strong and flexible, allowing an elephant to pluck a delicate flower or lift a huge log. The trunk is used for touching, grasping, sucking, spraying, smelling, and striking.
Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.
Fire File Photo Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
Friday the 13th Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
Google (credit: AP)
Google File Photo Google (credit: AP)
There are only two cemeteries in San Francisco, California. Neither accept new interments.
Graves, Cemetery File Photo There are only two cemeteries in San Francisco, California. Neither accept new interments.
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
Gum File Photo The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
Honey Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
Karl Marx
Karl Marx Karl Marx is the father of communism for which the Soviet Union is most famous – but in fact, he never stepped foot in Russia.
Kermit the Frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College in the state of New York in 1996.
Kermit the Frog Kermit the Frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College in the state of New York in 1996.
On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
Las Vegas Wedding Chapel File Photo On average, 150 couples get married in Las Vegas each day.
On average, the earth is struck by lightning 100 times per second.
Lightning On average, the earth is struck by lightning 100 times per second.
An adult lion's roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away.
Lion Yawning An adult lion's roar is so loud, it can be heard up to five miles away.
The Mexican version of the "Tooth Fairy" is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place.
Child Loses Tooth The Mexican version of the "Tooth Fairy" is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place.
The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.
President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.
What makes Nerf balls soft? Nerf foam is made from a solid, spongy cellular material that starts as a polyester resin treated with carbon dioxidde bubbles.
Nerf Football What makes Nerf balls soft? Nerf foam is made from a solid, spongy cellular material that starts as a polyester resin treated with carbon dioxidde bubbles.
There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.
Nose There are five million scent receptors located in a human beings nose.
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Paintball File Photo
Paintball File Photo
Paintball is one of the safest of extreme sports. Only 20 in 1000 players sustain any type of injury, which include either slight bruising from close hits or sprains from stumbling during games.
Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.
Pearls Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.
In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
Poinsettia In the wild, the poinsettia flower can reach a height of 12 feet, and have leaves that are eight inches across.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
Samuel L. Jackson - Snakes On A Plane More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
Scissors Leonardo De Vinci invented the scissors.
Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
Scuba Diver File Photo Scuba divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones.
Skeleton In Czechoslovakia, there is a church that has a chandelier made out of human bones.
Discovered in 1976, the largest land snail recorded weighed in at 2 lbs and was 15 inches long.
Snail File Photo Discovered in 1976, the largest land snail recorded weighed in at 2 lbs and was 15 inches long.
A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus.
Squirrel File Photo A squirrel cannot carry the rabies virus.
The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
Surfing The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
The New York Times (credit: CBS)
The New York Times The New York Times (credit: CBS)
If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.
The Moon If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.
Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy.
Tiffany's Box Jewelers Tiffany & Co., based in New York, are responsible for making the Super Bowl trophy.
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
Tongue There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a "turkey."
Turkey File Photo Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a "turkey."
You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
Yellow Jacket You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day that in any other weather.
When two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions. They say this is so they can keep an eye out for predators.
Zebras When two zebras stand side by side, they usually face in opposite directions. They say this is so they can keep an eye out for predators.
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