38 Useless Facts You Don’t Need to Know

  1. Racecar is the same spelled backwards. That’s called a palindrome. Also, rotator, refer, rotor, and wow.
  2. Odd-numbered freeways go north and south. Even-numbered freeways for east and west. 101 north. 5 north, 580 east, etc.
  3. 92% of statistics are made up on the spot. Including the one I just stated.
  4. All the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
  5. The United States had a $10,000 bill at one point. $500, $1,000, and $5,000 too. Check eBay.
  6. Neo is an anagram for ‘One’.
  7. You’ll fall asleep, on average, in seven minutes
  8. The ‘dot’ over ‘i’ is called a tittle
  9. In South America, oranges are green.
  10. Pretty much every single person in South Park is voiced by only two people.
  11. According to Swiss mortality statistics from 1968 to 2008, you are 13.8% more likely to die on your birthday.
  12. Those metal dots on your jeans are called rivets.
  13. Scientist Dan Frost made diamonds out of peanut butter.
  14. A group of hippos is called a bloat.
  15. The holes in your shoes that you stick shoelaces through are called eyelets.
  16. Pogonophobia: The fear of beards.
  17. If you yawn and stretch simultaneously, you are pandiculating.
  18. The metal part between your eraser and the wood on your pencil is called a ferrule.
  19. A flamboyance is a group of flamingos.
  20. You spend approximately 3 hours on the toilet each week.
  21. A group of pugs is called a grumble.
  22. The YKK on your zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha. You’re welcome.
  23. A jiffy is one trillionth of a second.
  24. There are about 336 “dimples” on a golf ball.
  25. The sleeve that you get for your hot Starbucks beverage is called a zarf.
  26. -40 in Celsius and Fahrenheit are the same.
  27. The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.
  28. Some of the most expensive coffee in the world is actually poop.
  29. Dr. Seuss invented the word ‘nerd’.
  30. Seth MacFarlane is at least Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Glenn on Family Guy.
  31. The lint in your pockets is called gnurr.
  32. You produce about 5 lbs of trash every day.
  33. You remove six pounds of poop from your body every week.
  34. A lot of people directly descended from Genghis Khan.
  35. The french bulldog is born by c-section and inseminated artificially.
  36. The most common password is 123456. If this is you, get a new password, now.
  37. The sun is 99% of our solar system’s mass.
  38. Nobody owns Antarctica.

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