100+ useless facts to whip out when you want to impress someone

100+ useless facts to whip out when you want to impress someone

Many useless facts exist today. It is the kind of trivia that no one requires you to know. However, being aware of somewhat irrelevant information is what makes it all fun, right? You can always whip out one of these facts and see how people react to the useless information you will be sharing.

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Some of these useless WTF facts will blow your brains out, in a good way, of course. Enjoy yourself while at it!

Interesting useless knowledge

Some of them are dull, while others are funny irrelevant facts. All in all, the fact that they are all useless makes them worth knowing, right?

20 random useless facts

Which are the best useless facts? They might not seem so useless after you have read through them.

  • The average adult spends more time on the toilet than they do exercising.
  • There is a 13.8 percent likelihood of passing away on one’s birthday.
  • Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
  • The longest time recorded of a person without sleep is approximately 264 hours.
  • Alaska is the only state whose name is on one row on a keyboard.
  • A dentist invented the electric chair.
  • There are many words in the English language which have no rhyming pairs.
  • A Greek-Canadian man invented the Hawaiian pizza.
  • There is such a thing as a fear of beards! It is called pogonophobia.

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  • Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds.
  • A blob of toothpaste is called a nurdle.
  • Lego bricks can be combined in almost a billion ways.
  • Stamps contain around one-tenth of a calorie when you lick them.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • The darkest shade of black imaginable is called Vantablack. It was invented and is owned by Anish Kapoor, who has full rights to the shade.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks.
  • Conception occurs the most in December.
  • 'Dreamt' is the only word in the English language that ends with ‘mt.’
  • The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.
  • The animal with the most taste buds is the catfish. It is thought to have well over 27,000 taste receptors.

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Enjoy these facts about surprising truths, and others about everyday life experiences.

  • Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
  • Buttermilk does not contain butter.
  • Hot water freezes faster than cold water.
  • You produce about six pounds of stool per week.
  • There are giant technicolor squirrels in India.
  • Mosquitoes have contributed to more deaths than any animals on earth.
  • A group of hippos is called a bloat.
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  • Snails can sleep for up to three years.
  • It is impossible to tickle yourself and feel the effect.
  • Punctuation was not always a part of our written language.
  • A flamingo can only eat with their head upside down.
  • Taco Bell was named after its owner, Glen Bell.
  • Space travel makes mice run in loops.
  • The footprints made on the moon will be there for 100 million years.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Apple seeds contain cyanide.
  • Riding roller coasters can help you pass kidney stones.
  • There are only four words in the English language, which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • Octopuses and squid have three hearts.
  • The largest pan of scrambled eggs ever cooked weighed around three and a half tons.

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20 random trivia

Not all facts have to be entirely substantial, right? Here are some of them.

  • The average person spends six months of their life sitting at red lights.
  • Around 25% of your body’s bones can be found in your feet alone.
  • A giraffe can clean out its ears with its tongue.
  • Ketchup was used medicinally in the early 1800s.
  • Scorpions can hold their breath underwater for up to six days.
  • The average person spends two years using their phone.
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  • Hudson Bay Area in Canada has less gravity than the rest of the world, and scientists do not know why.
  • A cat’s ear has 32 muscles.
  • Queen Elizabeth II was a trained mechanic.
  • Movie trailers got their name because they were originally viewed after the movie.
  • One man set a world record by putting on 260 T-shirts at once.
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • Americans eat enough burgers to circle the earth over 32 times.
  • The little pocket above the main pocket of your jeans has a purpose which is to reduce wear and tear caused by friction when placing and removing things from the pocket.
  • According to research, fans of classical music and heavy metal have shown to have similar personalities.
  • You spray 2.5 drops of saliva per word.
  • A cubic inch of human bone can bear the weight of five standard pickup trucks.
  • Originally, carrots used to be purple. However, they started mutating into orange in the 1800s.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • It is believed that Mount Everest was once much taller than it actually is at the moment before an earthquake brought it down to size.

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20 pointless facts

Flaunt your incredible knowledge of completely useless trivia and stock up on the ones below to replenish your reserves.

  • Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to avoid getting caught.
  • The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling toy of all time.
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  • Junk food is as addictive as drugs.
  • You can see an owl’s eyeball through its ear.
  • Over two million emails are sent each second.
  • A sponge can reconstruct itself in hours.
  • The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.
  • Humans are born with 350 bones in their body, but when reaching adulthood, we only have 260.
  • Dolphins give each other names.
  • Coca-Cola is responsible for the current perception of Santa Claus dressing in white and red. Traditionally, he would wear white and green before Coke’s advertising campaigns.
  • A frigate bird can sleep while it flies.
  • Oreo has made enough cookies to go to the moon and back five times.
  • Music has some pretty interesting effects on most living things.
  • If you close, then open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the color you will see is called ‘eigengrau.’
  • A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  • Germans eat twice as much chocolate as Americans.
  • Cats cannot taste sweet things because they have a genetic defect.
  • There seems to be an interesting trend in the hair of people who score higher on intelligence tests than most. They seem to have hair richer in zinc.
  • Humans and bananas share about 50 percent of the same DNA.
  • ‘Underground’ is the only English word that begins and ends with the letters’ und.’

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20 useless trivia

Dive into a world of completely useless, yet completely true facts!

  • One single teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees.
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  • Camels are thought to be some of the hardiest animals on the planet when it comes to dehydration. However, giraffes can actually go longer than camels can without water, on average.
  • There is an optical illusion at the bottom of the sea.
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.
  • France has had some interesting laws over the years. In ancient times, unfaithful wives were forced to chase after chickens in the streets, completely naked.
  • If you plug your nose, you cannot tell the difference between an apple, a potato, and an onion.
  • Ravens know when someone is spying on them.
  • Maps sometimes have fake places to prevent plagiarism.
  • Before the computer mouse was known as a mouse, it was known as the turtle.
  • Jupiter is twice as massive as all the other planets combined.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Ants closely resemble human manners: When they wake, they stretch & appear to yawn in a human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
  • The body contains about 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
  • Dragonflies have six legs but cannot walk.
  • The tool used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called a Brannock Device.
  • Try adding up the opposite sides of a single die. The sum will always be seven, no matter what you roll.
  • A hurricane can expend more energy in a mere ten minutes than all the world’s nuclear weapons can in one outburst.
  • Salt used to be a currency.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month and silver.

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5 useless facts of the day

If you were dared to use any of these useless facts on someone, would you do it?

  1. The average belly button has 67 species of bacteria.
  2. The number of human deaths caused by donkeys each year is more than those caused by airplane crashes within the same duration.
  3. In a year, more monopoly money is printed than real money throughout the world.
  4. ‘123456’ is the most common password in the world, making it the least secure.
  5. There is an island that France and Spain take turns owning every six months.

While some are weird, and others are funny, they are all useless facts. They provide a blissful escape into a world of unpopular information.

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