Friday, July 22, 2011

Useless info and a favorite book

So I came across a website today that contained useless facts about a bunch of different things. I like learning about these facts mostly when its something I would not expect. Here is a few of the facts that I found interesting...

Elephants can smell water from as far away as three miles.

It takes seven years for a lobster to grow 1 pound.

There are 4,300 known species of ladybugs in the world.

The fortune cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodlemaker.

Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

Approximately 16 Canadians have their appendices removed, when not required, every day.

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons for men versus 0.875 gallons for women.

In 1977, a 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his left foot.

At last count there were about 226,000 trees in New York's Central Park.

Uranus' orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees. (I lol'd when I read this one)

Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

So there you have it...some useless facts.

On a different note...I thought I would suggest to you all to read the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho if you haven't already. It's a great book. I read it a few years ago and want to read it again. Too bad I lent it to somebody and never got it back. It wasn't a very long read and I was actually done with it quite quickly but I didn't want it to end.

34 comments:

  1. "Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced." This one is going to make me philosophize all night long.

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  2. I heard good things about the Alchemist, also
    YAY USELESS FACTS!

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  3. the alchemist is a very good book, had to read it for 12th grade english, i recommend it.

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  4. Hahahaha useless info indeed. It entertained me though and thats what matters.

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  5. F@#k you guys this stuff took a lot of work to research! Hahah just kidding. This will be great to memorize and impress girls. Nerdy girls.

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  6. A tooth in some kids foot wtf? Lol. Where do you find this shit?!

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  7. No such thing as useless info. There's just info you haven't found a use for yet.

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  8. Elephants can smell water from 3 miles away? Whaa..

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  9. oh man, i hate paulo coelho sooo much! lol

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  10. I've already read Paulo Coelho and was amazing too. And the infos, oh boy, one useless than other. haha

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  11. What is the book about? Alchemist caught my eye... I like alchemy... or at least the medieval aspect of it.

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  12. lol you weren't kidding with the useless info

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  13. The Alchemist is great, i liked it.
    It's not an awesoooooooooome book, but it's nice.

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  14. I really don't like the way Coelho writes :S

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  15. I want more useless information! go on! +favored btw

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  16. I wonder what is the punishment if you live in Kentucky and you didn't have a bath for a over a year :P

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  17. Interesting facts, my mind is blown by some of them, will check out the book you recommended! nice blog mate

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  18. Excellent post, look forward to reading you're next update!

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  19. hey that information was useful for sure! i liked every single one of them, thanks dude

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  20. Some very interesting stuff their...

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  21. Damn you, now I will spend the rest of the week telling people these facts in order to look smart.

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  22. I love those, especially this one:
    Elephants can smell water from as far away as three miles.

    I posted yesterday on my blog about elephants in the desert, maybe you want check it out... ;-)
    bigoryx.blogspot.com

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  23. I love useless facts. lol there actually very interesting

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  24. I'd like to learn more about that 98% atoms fact.

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  25. Info that is useless is not so useless after all

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  26. I didn't know most of this stuff! Great post!

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  27. I have heard of the Alchemist also...seems interesting! Thanks for the daily facts!

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  28. Haha I'm one of those 25% to 33% that sneezes when exposed to light. Works best If I'v just brushed my teeth or have a mint tablet in my mouth. Kinda weird..

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  29. coool. More book recommendations! I'm going to borders soon since they're going out of business. i need a bigger wishlist

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