May 2nd, 2003, 06:06 AM
Totally Useless Facts
Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relive the itching and scratching.
The trucking compnay that Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
Polar Bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in one sitting.
Silly Putty was "discovered" as the reside left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. Its widely publicized for obvious reasons.
The skin needed for an elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.
The sport of Jai Alai originated from a game played by Incan priest who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instictively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.
The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.
Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.
Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of an orgasm.
Coca-Cola was one of the favored drinks of Pharoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying infant.
Although difficult, its possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
Nobody from Kentucky as ever been elected to Congress.
Only a single dissenting vote prevented the death penalty in Texas from being carried out by immersing the convicted person in a nest of fire ants.
The ancient Arabic word "jorgbushii" translates roughly to "evil one who comes disguised in peace to drink Earth's black blood".
The practice of putting a letter "e" in front of words to mean web-based (e.g., eBuisness, eLearning, etc.) was patented by Microsoft in 1992. They are waiting until their anti-trust trial has been offically completed to begin enforcing it.
The steady, rhythmic ound produced by dripping water increases the capacity for sleeping moles to experience lucid sexual dreams.
Blue water in a toliet bowl causes males to urinate 7% more.
On occasions when the sun is shining brightly on falling snowflakes, they contain enough ionic charge to stun insects.
"Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always paradise": thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
May 4th, 2003, 08:41 PM
These facts are so useless but still very interesting to read.
May 5th, 2003, 08:30 PM
not all are true either.
"Coca-Cola was one of the favored drinks of Pharoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today."
actually it was invented in May of 1886 by DR. John S Pemberton in Atlanta Georgia. The name coca-cola was suggested by his book keeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name coca cola in the flowing script that is famouse today.
Coca cola was first sold at a soda fountain in jacobs Pharmacy in atlanta by Willis Venable.
Pepsi was also made by a pharmacist to help with tummy aches, it had pepsid in it (the **** you take when you have an upset stomache)
back in these times cocain and heroin and opium and all that were legal so yes it is true coca cola actually did have a trace amount of cocain in it, just like almost all money in the US has a small amount of cocain on it, its not enough to get you high but its there, i watched a test be conducted on this, very odd. its also odd all our favorite drinks were made by pharmacists and used to contain drugs besides caffiene
I love exchanging facts like this so dont think they are useless, if you think about it, knowing small things like this comes in handy, especially if your on a game show lol, but honestly though i love reading stuff liek this.
Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!
In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!
There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!
Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants!
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
Every day 20 banks are robbed. The average take is $2,500!
The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!
The names of Popeye's four nephews are Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!
The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders!
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!
A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel!
A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!
The Philadelphia mint produces 26 million pennies per day!
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood!
It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill!
Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!
The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing!
One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen!
It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!
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The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.