Tuesday, January 16, 2007

500 Mostly Useless Facts

Here are some of the 500 most useless facts. You"ll never know when they will come in handy.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.

A 'jiffy' is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

In the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.

It costs more to buy a new car today in the United States than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.


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