More Useless Knowledge
Posted by Failed Success on 05/01/05 at 07:36 AM
How much do you know about nothing? How much do your friends know about nothing? I know nothing, do you?
There are so many delightful nuggets of knowledge that are useful to have in your arsenal. Who knows when that fateful day may come when you are kidnapped and forced to compete in a trivia game show for a grand prize of one million dollars.
As a pre-emptive training towards that inevitable day, here is a list of some useless knowledge to chow down on. How much of this did you already know? Yeah right, liar.
# No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
# The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
# Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan God.
# A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.
# Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
# Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
# The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.
# All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn’t like being seen wearing them in public.
# Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
# The inventor of the flushing toilet was Thomas Crapper.
# The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.
# Plastic lawn flamingos outnumber real flamingos in the U.S.A.
# Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter “e.”
# Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
# The largest pumpkin weighed 377 pounds.
# The largest cabbage weighed 144 pounds.
# Pinocchio was made of pine.
These are just a taste of what awaits you!
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“Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.”
Depends which way you look ;D