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    The Useless Facts Website
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    This is a web site of all the useless facts, cool trivia, and interesting information that have been collected from various sources over the past few years. True to its name, most of the facts are useless, but many of them may actually help you in the future.



    Random Facts

    Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.

    An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

    Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit of archery.

    When Coca-Cola began to be sold in China, they used characters that would sound like "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole".

    The only insect that can turn its head 360 degrees is the praying mantis.

    The short-term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. This is one reason that phone numbers were kept to seven digits for so long.

    Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US President whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal". William Jefferson Clinton is the 2nd.

    Bill Haley and the Comets, one of rock and roll's pioneer groups actually began their career's as Bill Haley's Saddle Pals - a country music act.

    Grand Rapids, Michigan is the "SpaghettiOs Capital of the World" because per-capita consumption is highest in that city, per the Franco-American Company. Reportedly, there are more than 1,750 "O's" in a 15-ounce can of SpaghettiOs.

    Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterson (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.

    At Disneyland they have hundreds of wild domesticated cats running around the park. They never come out during the day because there's too many people, but the reason they're there is to catch the mice.

    Despite the fact that 77 percent of Americans go to the grocery store with a list, it's estimated that half of everything bought there is bought on impulse. Supermarkets report very strong sales of almost anything they stock at the check-out line.

    From Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me -- In the U.S., "shag" is far less offensive than in other English-speaking countries. Singapore briefly forced a title change to "The Spy Who Shioked Me." ("Shioked" means "treated nicely.")

    In the movie "Toy Story", the carpet designs in Sid's hallway is the same as the carpet designs in "The Shining."

    Alexander Hamilton and his son, Philip, both died on the same spot, and both during duels. Philip went first, 3 years before his father would be killed in that same field by Aaron Burr.

    Mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.

    Clinophobia is the fear of beds.

    A "sysygy" occurs when all the planets of the our Solar System line up.

    Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

    In 1976 Rodrigo's 'Guitar Concierto de Aranjuez' was No 1 in the UK for only three hours because of a computer error.

    Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America's landlord, Mario Segali.

    In 1970, "MCI" stood for "Microwave Communications, Inc." No longer used as an acronym, it now stands alone.

    Dennis the Menace's favorite drink is Root beer.

    The hundred billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.

    When the Hoovers did not want to be overheard by White House guests, they spoke to each other in Chinese.

    Ice Cube's real name is O'Shea Jackson.

    Mae West never said "Come up and see me sometime." She said "Come on up sometime and see me." Cary Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy," and Cagney never said "You dirty rat..."

    Before 1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.

    Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000.

    A teenager in Belmont, New Hampshire robbed the local convenience store. Getting away with a pocket full of change, the boy walked home. He did not realize, however, that he had holes in both of his pockets. A trail of quarters and dimes led police directly to his house.


    WARNING! There's a lot of facts here, and I can't say that I know for sure every one of them is accurate. I'd like to, but I know there's probably some error in here somewhere.



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    OK, I know there are is a lot of faulty information in here somewhere, but you guys have been bugging me too much about it. From now on, I'm not going to touch this site again. It's just gonna stay how you see it now, and no 'new version' is ever coming. Have a nice life!

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