Photo courtesy of www.beartales.me                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here is a list of 100 Fun Facts of useless knowledge…just for the heck of it! Enjoy!

Did You Know:

  1. Elephants use the folds of their skin to crush mosquitoes.

  2. Bees have 5 eyes.  There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bees head and 2 larger ones on the side.

  3. Tupac danced ballet in high school and ended up portraying the Mouse King in a production of The Nutcracker.

  4. In China, the day a baby is born, they are considered 1 year old.

  5. In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.

  6. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

  7. Cats can’t taste sweet things.

  8. The name ‘Wendy’ was created for the book Peter Pan

  9. The human eyes never grow, but the human nose and ears never stop growing.

  10. A species of earthworm in Australia grows up to 10 feet in length.

  11. Earthworms have 5 hearts.

  12. Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day or 100 times per second.

  13. The average person will accidentally eat just under a pound of insects a year.

  14. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.

  15. All of the swans in England are property of The Queen.

  16. The human thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

  17. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends with the letters ‘MT’.

  18. 98% of Japanese people are cremated.

  19. Being left-handed is actually a birth defect that is shared by 11% of the world.

  20. Children grow faster in the spring.

  21. During it’s lifetime, an oyster changes it’s sex from male to female and back, several times.

  22. In “Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.

  23. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

  24. A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

  25. Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”

  26. Dartboards are made out of horse hairs.

  27. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television at least once in their life.

  28. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

  29. Cats have over 100 vocal sounds; dogs only have 10.

  30. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

  31. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly.

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

  33. A whale’s penis is called a dork.

  34. It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

  35. Only female mosquito’s’ bite and most are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.

  36. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

  37. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

  38. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

  39. Studies have shown that children laugh an average of 300 times/day and adults 17 times/day, making the average child more optimistic, curious, and creative than the adult.

  40. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’

  41. There are 1 million ants for every human in the world.

  42. In the last 3,500 years, there have been approximately 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

  43. Coca-Cola was originally green.

  44. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

  45. The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary, because when it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

  46. 2,000 pounds of space dust and other space debris fall on the Earth every day.

  47. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

  48. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

  49. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the “1”encased in the “shield” and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

  50. Conception occurs most in the month of December.

  51. Honey is the only food that literally lasts forever; It never spoils.

  52. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

  53. The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terabytes.

  54. Mozart wrote the nursery rhyme ‘twinkle, twinkle, little star’ at the age of 5.

  55. Einstein couldn’t speak fluently until after his ninth birthday. His parents thought he was mentally retarded.

  56. Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.

  57. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

  58. All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20, a national pot-smokers hour.

  59. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930’s lobbied against hemp farmers they saw it as competition.

  60. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

  61. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

  62. A snail can sleep for three years.

  63. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

  64. Giraffes have no vocal cords.

  65. Van Gogh only sold one painting when he was alive.

  66. There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple’s hair.

  67. Prince Charles is an avid collector of toilet seats.

  68. Babies are most likely to be born on Tuesdays.

  69. A horse can look forward with one eye and back with the other.

  70. The word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

  71. NBA superstar Michael Jordan was originally cut from his high school basketball team.

  72. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

  73. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

  74. Pearls melt in vinegar.

  75. Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.

  76. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‘Friday the 13th’.

  77. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they can be easily confused at a crime scene.

  78. Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women

  79. Cats urine glows under a black light.

  80. Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”

  81. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

  82. A jellyfish is 95 percent water.

  83. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

  84. The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

  85. The Vatican city registered 0 births in 1983

  86. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other.

  87. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

  88. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

  89. The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

  90. In France, a five year old child can buy an alcoholic drink in a bar

  91. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

  92. Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

  93. Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.

  94. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

  95. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

  96. Slugs have four noses.

  97. Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

  98. More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

  99. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

  100. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song).