Amid the pandemic, there is no proper difference between a Sunday or any other weekday. So, what will you do to entertain yourself? Playing games, watching movies, or web series, or maybe reading some useless facts to while away your time! We can’t do anything about the first two options, but if you chose the third one, this article is just for you. Today we are presenting you with useless facts to kill your boredom.
Useless Facts 1-10
1. Slinkies are around 82 feet long.
2. Riding a roller coaster can aid you in passing kidney stones.
3. Your fingernails grow faster than your toenails. But did you know that the fingernails of your dominant hand grow faster than the other hand?
4. You spray or eject 2.5 drops of saliva per word.
5. If you open your eyes in a dark room, the color that you see is called eigengrau.
6. The only animal to blink both eyes is the shark.
7. Dr. Seuss invented the word “nerd.”
8. You may not believe us, but Queen Elizabeth II is a mechanic, and that too a trained one!
9. Refrigerated rubber bands last longer than the non-refrigerated ones.
10. The spellings of the numbers from 1 to 999 don’t have the letter “a.” If you don’t believe us, try it out yourself.
Useless Facts 11-20
11. In almost all the advertisements, the time displayed on the watch is 10:10.
12. The closest relatives of T. Rex are chicken and ostrich.
13. At one time, salt was used as currency.
14. Jupiter is twice more massive than all the other 7 planets combined.
15. A NASA engineer designed and invented super soaker.
16. The only way a flamingo can eat is with its head upside down.
17. A cat’s ear consists of 32 muscles.
18. Junk food can get as addictive as drugs.
19. The only state of the US to have its name on one row of the keyboard is Alaska.
20. The only four English words that end with “ous” are tremendous, horrendous, hazardous, and stupendous.
Useless Facts 21-30
21. The largest bill in the USA to go in circulation was $10,000. Imagine you having a $10,000 note and losing it! That’s dreadful.
22. A cubic inch of a bone of humans can take the weight of five pickup trucks.
23. The only food in the world not to get spoilt is honey.
24. Ken and Barbie broke up in 2004 and got back together in 2011.
25. Around 4 cans of Spam are eaten every second in the world!
26. Venus is the lone planet that rotates clockwise.
27. China is infamous for giving loans. Can you believe that China loaned pandas to other countries?
28. Chalk is very much edible, and some may even like its taste.
29. You can’t lick your elbow. Try it if you don’t trust us.
30. One teaspoon of honey is the lifelong work of 12 honeybees. Next time you take a dollop of honey out from the jar, remember this fact and don’t waste it.
Useless Facts 31-40
31. On average, an American looks at 8 houses before purchasing one.
32. You can’t tickle yourself.
33. One of the ingredients of dynamite is a peanut!
34. A globule of toothpaste is called a nurdle.
35. The only capital of the US state not to have a McDonald’s is Montpelier.
36. A city with name Rome is present in every continent except Antarctica.
37. Bloat is the name given for a group of hippos.
38. Around 16 million people in today’s population are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.
39. An American spends around two and a half days searching for lost items.
40. The full name of Cap’n Crunch is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.
Useless Facts 41-50
41. If your nose is blocked, you can’t tell the difference between a potato, an apple, and an onion.
42. Most of the babies in the world are conceived in December.
43. Thanks to some genetic defect, cats can’t taste sweet stuff.
44. Around 11,000 Americans injure themselves or their partners every year while trying different and new sexual positions.
45. The opposites of a die always add up to be 7!
46. According to a study conducted in 2012 and published in Annals of Epidemiology, humans have 13.8 high likelihood of dying on their birthday.
47. According to the 2019 study, the song of Skrillex, ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ (or any electronic dance music) have both high and low frequencies. The music discourages the yellow fever mosquitoes from biting and mating!
48. King of Hearts is the only king not to have a mustache. He is famously known as the suicide king because it looks as if he is stabbing his head.
49. Dreamt is the only English word that ends with ‘mt.’
50. The metal studs on your jeans are called rivets. They add support where the denim is likely to rip and wear out (as per Levi Strauss & Co.).
Useless Facts 51-60
51. Dan Frost, a scientist in Bayerisches Geoinstitut present in Germany, converted peanut butter into diamonds. He mimicked the temperature and pressure present in the earth’s mantle in his lab and achieved this feat.
52. If you have a beard, then it may alarm or disappoint you. A dog has lesser bacteria than your beard! Bonus: fear of beards is called pogonophobia.
53. The longest words that you can type only using your left hand is sweaterdresses, aftercataracts, and tesseradecades.
54. It may sound like a myth, but most of us know it is true. We spend more time on the toilet than we spend on exercising.
55. A jiffy makes up a trillionth of a second.
56. It is funny that dragonflies have six legs, but alas! They can’t fly because their legs are too weak.
57. Golf balls mostly have 336 dimples. The number of dimples may range from 300 to 500.
59. Frigate birds can sleep while in flight. They can do this because they use only one hemisphere of the brain at any given time.
60. The dot that we put on lowercase i and j has a name. It is called a tittle.
Useless Facts 61-70
61. Milburn Pennybas is the real name of Uncle Pennybags, the mascot of Monopoly.
62. The infinite sign is known as a lemniscate. It is a Latin word meaning decorated with ribbons.
63. Taco Bell is named after its owner Glen Bell. He opened his first restaurant, Taco Bell, in California’s Downey in the year 1962.
64. Hunting a camel is illegal in Arizona. Who on earth hunts camels?
65. There are multicolor giant squirrels in India. They are three feet tall (from head to tail) and weigh four pounds!
66. The largest scrambled egg made in this world weighed 3.5 tons. Federación Nacional de Avicultores de Colombia made it in October 2019.
67. The longest Englis word, which has its letters in reverse alphabetical order, is ‘spoonfeed.’
68. Squids and octopuses have three hearts. One heart called systemic hearts circulates the blood to the body, and the two hearts called branchial hearts pump blood through the gills.
69. The inventor of email is Ray Tomlinson. He sent the first email to himself in 1971.
70. The lint that you can feel in the bottom of your pocket is called gnurr. This is a useless fact for real!
Useless Facts 71-80
71. In the 1800s, people used ketchup as a medicine. It was a fish or mushroom-based mixture. The person who added tomatoes to the ketchup was John Cook Bennet in 1834. It was used to cure indigestion and diarrhea.
72. Trailers got the name trailers because they were shown at the end of the movie. So, trailers were like summaries of movies.
73. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to answer the phone with ‘ahoy,’ but Thomas Alva Edison had different plans. He wanted ‘hello,’ and by 1880, we had a clear winner.
74. Pound cake included a pound of each ingredient.
75. In Victorian English, rainbows were called bows of promise.
76. According to Smithsonian magazine, Mount Everest was 29,002 feet tall in 1856. In 2015, a 7.8 Ritcher scale earthquake hit the area and Mount Everest shrunk in its length.
77. The tool that we use to measure our feet’s length at the shoe store is called a Brannock Device.
78. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, an average American produces over 4.5 pounds of trash each day!
79. Ted Hastings wore 257 shirts at once and got into the Guinness World Record on 17 February 2019.
80. Just like humans, dolphins name each other. Bottlenose dolphins use different whistles to call out different dolphins for identification.
Useless Facts 81-90
81. Sloths can hold their breath for nearly 40 minutes! A dolphin can hold its breath underwater for only 10 minutes.
82. The anagram of the ‘schoolmaster’ is ‘the classroom.’
83. Crows and ravens are incredibly intelligent. They know when someone is spying on them. But again, who spies on a crow or a raven?
84. We produce a whopping six pounds of poop every week!
85. The only dog breed that can’t bark is a basenji.
86. The most common password that people use is 123456. Admit it; even you have used it at least once.
87. Sweat by itself, doesn’t have any smell. The bacteria present on your body breaks the proteins present in sweat and creates the smell.
88. Over two-thirds of millennials sleep without any clothes.
89. A person has four to six dream night on an average.
90. More than 99% of the mass of our solar system is the Sun.
Useless Facts 91-100
91. Cows of Queen Elizabeth II sleep on waterbeds. She has around 165 cows.
92. A nineteen-year-old UK boy, George Garrat, legally changed his name to ‘Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.’ He did this in 2008.
93. Shakespeare was encouraged to write poetry by bubonic plague. When the plague hit, a complete lockdown was announced, and Shakespeare was a playwright who had nothing to do. So, he shifted his attention from his plays to sonnets.
94. The largest unclaimed territory on earth is Antarctica.
95. 56% of the typing of a typist is done by his/her left hand.
96. Two-thirds of eggplants produced in the world grow in New Jersey.
97. You can’t sneeze with your eyes open.
98. Squids have the largest eyes in this world.
99. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
100. Pepsi had pepsin, a digestive enzyme, and hence the name Pepsi.