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Subject: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/08 at 7:04 pm

Did you know .........

It is impossible to lick your  elbow.

A crocodile can't stick it's tongue  out.

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

People  say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when You sneeze, your
heart  stops for a millisecond.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over  a period of 80 years, no one
reported a single case where an  ostrich buried its head in the sand .


It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into  the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit

Between 1937 and 1945 Heinz produced a version of Alphabetic
Spaghetti  especially for the German market that consisted solely of
little pasta  swastikas.

More than 50% of the people in the world have  never made or received
a telephone call.

Rats and  horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's  sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English  language.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If  you try to
suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel  in your head or
neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force,  they can pop out.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months,  two rats could have over
million descendants.

Wearing  headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear by  700 times.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then  why does Title 14,
Section 1211 of the Code of Federal  Regulations, implemented on July
16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S.  citizens to have any contact with
extraterrestrials or their  vehicles?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a  Superman somewhere.

The cigarette lighter was invented  before the match.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use  personal ads for dating are
already married.

A duck's  quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

23% of all  photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting
on them and  photocopying their buttocks.

In the course of an  average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70
assorted insects and  10 spiders.

Most lipstick contains fish  scales.

Cat's urine glows under a black-light.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is  different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to  lick Their elbow.

Please feel free to add any useless trivia to this thread.  My apologies if this has appeared on PPP before.  This is not my original work.



Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/19/08 at 8:18 pm

very interesting stuff. ;)

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/08 at 8:24 pm


very interesting stuff. ;)


Thanks, Quirk.  Not sure how much of it is actually true.  I do know for certain that some of it is true. 

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/19/08 at 8:26 pm


Thanks, Quirk.  Not sure how much of it is actually true.  I do know for certain that some of it is true. 




yes, I've heard several of them from time to time. It's really gross to think about swallowing the insects while sleeping, huh? 8-P

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: DoRitos on 08/19/08 at 9:25 pm


yes, I've heard several of them from time to time. It's really gross to think about swallowing the insects while sleeping, huh? 8-P


Yes it is and I've heard of that one from several different sources.


Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: whistledog on 08/19/08 at 11:03 pm


It is impossible to lick your  elbow.


I dunno.  I think Gene Simmons could lick his elbow ;D

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/19/08 at 11:05 pm


I dunno.  I think Gene Simmons could lick his elbow ;D



not to mention other areas of his body. :-X

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: whistledog on 08/19/08 at 11:43 pm



not to mention other areas of his body. :-X


I wouldn't mind licking his woman :D  Shannon Tweed is hot!

Subject: Re: Trivia - Mostly useless information but none the less somewhat interesting.

Written By: Shacks Train on 08/20/08 at 12:45 am

Scorpions fluoresce under black light as well! :D

Black Spruce trees never shed the upper cones as they are "IN Case OF Fire"
soaked heavy in sap they open up under a forest fire & drop to the ground so the tree cycle can continue!
Hows a tree know to do that!!!! ???

During a  Dragonfly's life it spends 2-4 years under water! its adult life with wings is 24 hours

Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while hosting Lorne Greenes Wild Kingdom!!! :o

A Black Bear's social structure is a hierarchy

An Peregrine Falcon is the Fastest creature on earth ...can reach 273 mph in a dive.

Of all mammals on Earth, humans reproduce the slowest

The first civilian Humvee (Hummer) was bought by Arnie, Governor of California.(so much for energy saving 5 miles to the gallon)

Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1938 was Adolf Hitler!

American and Russian space flights have always included a portion of chocolate

Jack the Ripper only killed on the weekend

Donkey's kill more people annually than plane crashes

Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on her left foot 4 on her right (just ask JFK)

Every year, about 6,500 Americans are injured by their toilet seats  ;D

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily ???

Hippos fart through their mouths ;D (must be related to Bush)

If you drop a tiny bit of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie, was a Captain Kirk mask, painted white.

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it would digest itself

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar

Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
(they are no longer in use Toonie coin now)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, purple or silver.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladie's room during a dance.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
(& has never been observed Burring its head in sand)

Tigers have striped skin, not striped fur.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

The only real person to be a Pez head (figure) was Betsy Ross.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

In England, the Speaker of The House is not allowed to speak.

The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator
looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence Oz.

The microwave wave was invented after a researcher
walked by a radar tube and
a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

A polar Bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear

Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.

No president of the United States was an only child

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction

A snail can sleep for 3 years

China has more English speakers than the United States

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper (Marijuana)

A female Ferret is in heat will die if it can not find a mate!!! ;D

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