Useless Facts

>> May 29, 2008

» At -40 degrees Centigrade/Fahrenheit, a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

» There are only four words in the English language that end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

» More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.

» More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

» The tip of a 1/3-inch long hour hand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 miles per hour.

» It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.

» The number of cars on the planet is increasing 3 times faster than the population growth.

» It took 1,175 animators working in Disney studios in Burbank, California, Orlando, Florida, and Paris, France to complete the animated Tarzan. Because of the time differences, production was able to occur around the clock for more than three years.

» Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

» In chess, there are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves.

» You use more calories eating celery than there are in the celery itself.

» There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.

» Odds of being killed by space debris - 1 in 5 billion.

» Odds of being killed by falling out of bed - 1 in 2 million.

» Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music.

» The Apollo 11 only had 20 seconds of fuel when it landed.

» 13 people are killed each year by vending machine's falling on them.

» Driving 55 miles (88 km) per hour instead of 65 miles (105 km) per hour increases your gas mileage by about 15%.

» There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee.

» Your brain weighs around 3 pounds. All but about ten ounces is water.

» A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds.

» There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

» The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 440 hours.

» The world record for rain boot tossing is 179.14 feet (54.60 m).

» More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.

» Sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles (161 km) an hour.

» If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

» The earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, tons.

» The average person laughs 15 times a day.

» When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds up to 3,000 miles (4827 km) per hour.

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chloe gomel May 30, 2008 at 10:54 PM  

some of these are really depressing...

Na-homie June 1, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

well... I accidentally forgot to put the note:

"I'm not quite sure these are all facts, but they're all useless."

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