Interesting Useless Facts... =]
Facts, Useless ... but interesting.
•The only planet without a ring is earth.
•All 50 states can be found printed on the $5 bill.
•The original fifty cent piece in Australian decimal currency had around $2.00 worth of silver in it before it was
replaced with a less expensive twelve sided coin.
The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker.
•George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
•Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
•Charlie Brown's father was a barber.
•A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.
•A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
•The Old English word for "sneeze" is "fneosan."
•There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
•Slinkys were invented by an airplane mechanic; he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary
use of one of the springs.
•A group of frogs is called an army.
•A group of rhinos is called a crash.
•A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
•A group of whales is called a pod.
•A group of geese is called a gaggle.
•A group of ravens is called a murder.
•A group of officers is called a mess.
•A group of larks is called an exaltation.
•A group of owls is called a parliament.
•Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
•Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
•A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
•A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
•A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
•Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
•Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
•If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
•Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
•No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
•Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
•Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
•Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
•The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
•The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.