A List of Totally Useless Information Vol. 3

Turtles breathe through their anus.

How come you can be disgruntled, but not gruntled?

If you re-arrange the letters in ‘mother in law’ it makes ‘woman hitler’! (Nothing personal Nancy)

Evian, ya know the $4-a-bottle-water waste of money, is naive backwards…..who’da guessed.

The chances of your dying on the trip to buy your Lotto ticket is greater than your chance of winning.

The word for fish in Hebrew is dog.

She, is He in Hebrew.

He, is Who in Hebrew.

Who, is Me in Hebrew.

Stewardesses is the longest word that you type with your left hand.

‘Subcontinental’ has a,e,i,o, and u backwards. As does ‘uncomplimentary’. 🙂

The longest one-syllable words in the English language are “screeched” and “strengths’”

Vacuum, residuum and continuum are the only three words with a double ‘u’ in them.

Queueing is the only word with 5 consecutive vowels in it.

In a Lionel Richie song he sings: “She’s once, twice, three times a lady.” No greater accolade as being not just a plain lady, but three times one.

The oldest person to live was Jeanne Louise Calment, she lived for a whopping 122 years until she died of smoking related complications. Smoking kills!

Why, Arizona, USA: this town was named for a Y-shaped intersection of state Highways 85 and 86. The spelling was changed from “Y” to “Why” after the residents had petitioned for a post office. The state required that the name be spelled differently.

We blink an average of 770,000 times a day.

The average clean-shaven man will spend five months shaving and will remove 28 feet of hair.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence of July 4th: John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last name was not added until 5 years later.

King Louis XIV of France only took three baths in his life and was forced to take all three. Did you know ‘perfume’ and ‘cologne’ are both French words?

It takes an average of three seconds to pick up a penny, which works out to $12 an hour.

We spend 6 mos. of our life waiting at red lights. We spend one third of our life waiting for something. We spend about 30 minutes per day of our time awake with our eyes closed.

All the chemicals and minerals in your body are worth about $2.69.

During the average conversation, one out of seven people will think of Abraham Lincoln.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Makes you wonder what he daydreamed about while cleaning patient’s teeth.

Kamikaze pilots wore helmets. Why?

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. (So don’t come running to me when you fall and break both your legs!)


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