Useless Facts [Part 1]

  • One of the reasons rats are used as the primary animals for “animal testing” is that they can not vomit.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • In 1915, a telephone call from New York to San Fransisco cost $20.70 for the first three minutes.
  • At 90 degrees(F) below zero, your breath will freeze in midair and fall to the ground.
  • Queen Anne (1665-1714) outlived all of her seventeen children.
  • Until August 7, 1953, Congress forgot to vote on a resolution to admit Ohio into the Union.
  • A squirrel lives about nine years.
  • In 1885, The Home Insurance Company of Chicago was the tallest building in the world. The skyscraper was nine stories tall.
  • In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete (he was a lefthanded pitcher).
  • Reykjavík, Iceland, is warmer than Chicago in the winter.
  • An ostrich’s intestinal tract is up to 45 feet long.
  • 7’1″ basketball great Wilt Chamberlain was the son of 5’8″ parents.
  • Pigs can become alcoholics.
  • The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese.
  • The Mulberry Garden was once a center of prostitution in London. It is now the site of Buckingham Palace.
  • Official studies have found that righthanded people tend to scratch with their left hands and vice-versa.
  • The average American eats 286 eggs per year.
  • The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.



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