Useless Facts [Part 3]

  • Alaska’s coastline is longer than that of all the U.S. coastal states combined.
  • The tip of a whip makes a cracking noise because it moves faster than the speed of sound, and therefore creates a miniature sonic boom.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The average person swallows 295 times while eating a meal.
  • Circadian dysrhythmia is the official term for jet lag.
  • The male mosquito does not bite–only the female does.
  • Your left hand does 56 percent of the typing.
  • Martin Van Buren was the first U.S. born citizen to become president.
  • Until 1936, it was against the law in New York to wear topless bathing suits–for both men and women.
  • An adult has 206 bones. A newborn has 300.
  • The number of left-handed men is double that of left-handed women.
  • Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
  • Honeybees and turtles are deaf.
  • Calvin Coolidge‘s will was one sentence long.
  • Babies up to seven months old can breathe and swallow at the same time.
  • You have to count all the way to one thousand before the letter “a” is used in spelling a number.
  • A world class high jumper could clear the bar at almost fifty feet on the moon.
  • Seals have been known to swim for as long as eight months and 6,000 miles without touching land.
  • An ant’s sense of smell is comparable to a dog’s.

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