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MobileMarine 03-23-2012 05:45 PM

Useless Factoids ....
Share your words of useless wisdom and random facts .......

Example : No other word in the English language rhymes with the word month .

The average person eats 7 spiders while sleeping in their lifetime

The word $hit is not a curse word but comes from old merchant days on the seas . When manure was hauled below deck the gas built up and caused explosions . Once they figured it out they labeled the containers SHI T
Ship . High . In . Transit via on deck and not below .

A raisin dropped in a bottle of champagne will bounce up and down continually from top to bottom

Celery has negative calories and pretty much nothing else either

texaswoodworker 03-23-2012 06:11 PM

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Michael Jordan makes more money from NIKE annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. What about milk you say?

A cow has to eat grass to produce milk and grass is living.

Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be
right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil.

The longest place name still in use is:
Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteat uripukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenua kitanatahu
-- a New Zealand hill. (See if your spell check has this word)

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

According to Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than
light, but it is impossible to go the speed of light. Also, there is a particle called tackyon, which is supposed to go faster than light. This means if you fire a tackyon beam, it travels before you fire it.

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Do not try this at home ..maybe at work)

Polar bears are left-handed

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

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

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

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

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in '87 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

:D :D :D :D

c3shooter 03-23-2012 07:09 PM


1. Ship High In Transit is a legend. The word is much older than commercial shipping.

2. There are not 50 states on the Lincoln Memorial. At the time it was built, there were not 50 states. However, the marble used there came from Colorado. Little town called Marble.

4. There is also no rhyme for orange, silver, or purple.

5. Steel wool is more flammable than sheep's wool.

6. US curency is printed on paper consisting of linen and silk- no wood pulp.

7. 90% of you missed that there is no #3 on this list.

8. Red phosporus, a very flammable material used to make matches, is added to plastic electrical insulation to make it withstand higher temperatures.

9. 90 % of you just looked back up to see about #3.

10. There is no antique .25 or .32 ACP pistol. To be an antique, a cartridge firearm must have been made prior to 1899. The two cartridges were created in 1905 and 1899.

texaswoodworker 03-23-2012 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 749556)
2. There are not 50 states on the Lincoln Memorial. At the time it was built, there were not 50 states. However, the marble used there came from Colorado. Little town called Marble.

It said that there were 50 states on it on the $5 bill. IDK if thats true or not. It's too small for me to see, and I don't have a magnifying glass. :D
Anybody else want to see if there are actually 50 states on it?

And yes, I did miss that there was no number 3, and I did look back to check. :D

kryptar19 03-23-2012 07:30 PM

In Arkansas it is still legal to lynch a horse thief.

It is also legal in Arkansas to beat your wife on the first Sunday of the month on the court square, but only with an open palm or a stick no bigger around than your thumb.

The movie series "Pirates of the Caribian" is based off of a theme park ride.

J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of Lord of the Rings, was a chrildrens book author.

Eugene Stoner sold the rites to his AR15 to colt in 1959, who sold it to countries in South America and the U.K. before the U.S. army got it.

Over 80% of all inventions ever have been made in the last 25 years.

texaswoodworker 03-23-2012 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by kryptar19 (Post 749572)
It is also legal in Arkansas to beat your wife on the first Sunday of the month on the court square, but only with an open palm or a stick no bigger around than your thumb.

Only in Arkansas. :D :p

hmh 03-23-2012 07:57 PM

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27 states by my count

texaswoodworker 03-23-2012 08:07 PM


Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy.

It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.

It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.

Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Auburn-Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.


It is illegal to sell one's eye.

When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos.

A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

Homosexual behavior is a misdemeanor offense.

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.


It’s strictly prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly

A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.

Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.


Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.


One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city’s water supply.

Persons could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.

It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.


It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.

Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.

Adultery or Fornication (living togeather while not married or having sex with someone that is not your spouse) results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison.

It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.

New York

Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.

It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”.

Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.


You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.

You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.

Chicago-Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
--------It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.
--------It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.


One may not promote a “horse tripping event”.

It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.

Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.

Whaling is illegal.

People who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.

Oral sex is a misdemeanor and is punisable by one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

It is illegal to have sex before you are married.

Tissues are not to be found in the back of one’s car.


Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.

There is a state law prohibiting “corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.

You may not have oral or anal sex.

Police radar detectors are illegal.

Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars.

Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.

It is illegal to tickle women.

ROFLMAO!!!!!! :D

texaswoodworker 03-23-2012 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by hmh (Post 749593)
27 states by my count

I guess that fact was wrong.

Chandler51 03-23-2012 08:12 PM

You can't carry pliers in your back pocket in Austin, Texas.

There, it is also illegal to "shoot Indians from a moving car". I guess if it's parked, you're ok.

Sex with porcupines is illegal in Florida.

While sex is not illegal in Willowdale, Oregon, CURSING during sex is.

That's all I have...

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