Julian Lannigan

Useless Information Worth Reading :) { 0 }


I came across this book called “The Book of Useless Information” by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society.  The book has a ton of humorous things that we don’t need to know.

Here is a link to the book: Link to Book @ Amazon

Here is a list of them:

“I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel; breakfast + lunch = brunch), the new word is called a portmanteau.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Mosquito repellents do not repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they do not know you are there.

Scotch tape has been used as an anti-corrosive shield on the Goodyear Blimp.

The yo-yo originated in the Philippines, where it is used as a weapon in hunting.

Aluminum is strong enough to support ninety thousand pounds per square inch.

A typical double mattress contains as many as two million house dust mites.

In texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

It is against the law to stare at the mayor of Paris.

In Sweden, it is illegal to train a seal to balance a ball on its nose.

Each anchor chain link on the Titanic was about 175 pounds.

When the Titanic sunk, there were seventy-five hundred pounds of ham on it.

In 1900, the third leading cause of death was diarrhea.

Robert E. Lee wore size 4 1/2 shoe.

When John Wilkes Booth leaped on to the stage after shooting President Lincoln, he tripped on the American flag.

Moisture, not air, causes superglue to dry.

Clouds fly higher during the day than at night.

Bacteria, the tiniest free-living cells, are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as fifty million of them.

Stainless steel was discovered by accident in 1913.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times but more like 4,950. The head picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Grasshoppers have white blood.

A square mile of fertile earth has thirty-two million earth worms in it.

Caterpillars have about four thousand muscles.  Humans, by comparison, have only about six hundred.

I will add more later. Enjoy :)


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