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USELESS INFORMATION

  1. The war of 1812 is the only war in American history which congress debated the merits of.
  2. There are 2.5 million new gonorrhoea cases a year among Americans
  3. If you could magnify an apple to the size of the earth, the atoms in the original apple would each be about the size of an apple.
  4. Every second, 10 billion neutrinos pass through every square centimetre of your body.
  5. A rope woven from the hair of one person's head is strong enough to lift 10 cars.
  6. In its 120 day life span, each of your red blood cells makes 75,000 round-trips to the lungs
  7. According to relativity theory, a transatlantic concorde flight leaves you two millionths of a second younger than your earthbound pals (submitted by 'Green Arm')
  8. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo.
  9. For two years, during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called "Growing Up Skipper." Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.
  10. A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee
  11. The soldiers of World War I were the first people to use the modern flushing toilet. The inventor: Thomas Crapper.
  12. The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's.
  13. In 1898, Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing heroin.
  14. Camel hair brushes are made from squirrel hair.
  15. Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
  16. Swans are the only birds with penises
  17. Rats can't throw-up.
  18. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
  19. Ants don't sleep.
  20. A cat's jaws cannot move sideways.
  21. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  22. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people
  23. The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail, sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
  24. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  25. In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.
  26. 1/100 of a second is called a "jiffy".
  27. Bone is stronger, inch for inch, than the steel in skyscrapers.
  28. The phrase "rule of thumb" is taken from an old English law stating that a husband could not beat his wife with anything thicker than his thumb
  29. Hollowed out lemon halves were used as a primitive diaphragm in the Middle Ages.
  30. Ants do not sleep.
  31. A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.
  32. In Brazil, Pinto, the same name as the Ford car, is a slang term meaning a small male appendage.
  33. Fresca, the soft drink, had problems when it was sold in Mexico. Fresca is slang for lesbian.
  34. In Germany, Sunbeam's Mist-Stick curling iron was translated into manure wand.
  35. Spam was invented in 1937
  36. 95% of the worlds population regularly suffers from Bellybutton lint at any given time.
  37. Dirty snow melts faster than clean snow
  38. Lightening can strike the earth with a force as great as 100 million volts.
  39. The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.
  40. Emus cannot walk backwards.
  41. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have about ten.
  42. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  43. There are only three animals with blue tongues - the Black Bear, the Chow Chow Dog and the blue tongue lizard.
  44. Camel's milk does not curdle.
  45. Hamsters love to eat crickets.
  46. An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
  47. Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
  48. Barbies measurements, if she were life size, are 39-22-33.
  49. The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding.
  50. Very small clouds that look like they have broken off of bigger clouds are called scuds.
  51. Giraffes have no vocal cords.
  52. Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
  53. A dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  54. Race Car is a palindrome.
  55. Avocado is derived from the Spanish word "aguacate" which is derived from "ahuacatl" meaning testicle.
  56. I like writing and reading useless information.