Sunday, December 4, 2005
USELESS FACTS II
Here we go with round 2 of strange, bizarre and useless information.

-President Teddy Roosevelt died from an "infected tooth."

-Benjamin Franklin lived at 141 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

-A San Diego man sued the city for emotional trauma during a concert when he saw women using the men's rest room

-The words were tattooed across the forehead of Wayne Black, a suspected thief. When confronted by police, Black insisted he wasn't Wayne Black. To prove it, he stood in front of a mirror and insisted he was Kcalb Enyaw

-A man named Ed Peterson is the inventor of the Egg McMuffin

-An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this - pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet

-Spam stands for Shoulder Pork and hAM

-The exact geographic center of the United States is near Lebanon, Kansas

-My left hand is bigger than my right

-The U.S. mint in Denver, Colorado is the only mint that marks its pennies

-In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh

-Despite a population of over a billion, China has only about 200 family names

-The smallest state in the US has also the longest name. The official name of Rhode Island is Rhode Island and Plantation Provinces

-In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe

-Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light

-In 1977, a 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his left foot

-The average Human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid

-Your thumb is the same length as your nose

-The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes

-When visiting Finland, Santa leaves his sleigh behind and rides on a goat named Ukko. Finnish folklore has it that Ukko is made of straw, but is strong enough to carry Santa Claus anyway

-One sign of rain that farmers once searched for was for their pigs to pick up sticks and walk around with them in their mouths

-Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell

-Hot water is heavier than cold

-A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass

-At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length

-Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

-Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year

-An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing

-In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee

-In some smaller towns in the state of Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders

-It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write "War & Peace"

-In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become a year older on New Year's Day

-November 29 is National Sinky Day; a day to eat over one's sink and worship it

-The most common letters in the English language are R S T L N E. Sound familiar?

-Punctuation was not invented until the 1500's

-MAFIA is an acronym for Morte Alla Francia Italia Anela, or "Death to the French is Italy's Cry"

-The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' depicts two women living under one roof'

3 comments:

~C~ said...

Very interesting. However, I suspect there's more in the SPAM that what that implies (and none of it is good). By the way, are you a lefty??

Indian Chris said...

SPAM is nasty stuff. And no, righty. The only thing I do with my left hand is air guitar.

Jake said...

You do know most of these "useless facts" are normally "Untrue facts", right?

A quick Google of any of these "facts" usually dispels most of them. Some are true, now and again (the apple, onion, potato one).