Unnecessary Knowledge

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Tangy had posted a link on facebook, for the very bored people, of unnecessary facts…
My favorites are:

  • Any month that starts on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil
  • The past tense of the word “dare” is “durst”
  • The fingerprints of a Koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they can be easily confused at a crime scene
  • More money is spent each year on alcohol and cigarettes than on life insurance
  • All the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ are stuck on 4:20
  • A female orgasm is a powerful painkiller (because of release of endorphins), so headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex
  • It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk
  • China has more English speakers than the United States
  • During periods a woman’s middle finger shrinks. No one knows why
  • If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death
  • You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider
  • The first owner of Malboro company died of lung cancer
  • It was the custom in Ancient Rome for the men to place their right hand on their testicles when taking an oath. The modern term ‘testimony’ is derived from this tradition
  • Einstein couldn’t speak fluently until after this 9th b’day. His parents thought he was mentally retarded
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel
  • M &M’s were developed so that soldiers to could eat candy without getting their fingers sticky
  • Turtles can breathe through their butts


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