Totally Useless but Amusing Facts

Did you know…

  • The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print. Say “Aaah!”
  • Americans eat an average of 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • Napoleon III suffered from ailurophobia – the persistent, irrational fear of cats.
  • Ketchup was sold as a medicine during the early 1800s.
  • Dueling is still legal in Paraguay, but only if both parties are registered blood donors.
  • The most expensive cow ever purchased in an auction sold for $1.3 million.
  • Dentists recommend that toothbrushes be stored at least 6 feet away from the toilet to prevent contamination from airborne particles after flushes.
  • The word “nerd” was first used in the Dr. Seuss book “If I Ran the Zoo.”
  • On average, a person will spend five years of his life eating.
  • According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots. 
  • Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
  • All clams start off as males; some just decide to become female later in life. 
  • The man who invented the Thighmaster was once a Buddhist monk. 
  • There is a 1 in 2 million chance that you will be killed by falling out of bed.
  • Most scorpions will glow under blacklights. So will cat urine!
  • The Macarena was the #1 song in America for 26 days longer than Kim Kardashian was married. 

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