Useless Facts

Useless facts are fun tidbits of information that you can tell your friends about. Most of them are accurate, although I suspect some of them are a bit more far-fetched than others. Listed below, you’ll find 25 useless facts
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  • Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.
  • Ants don’t sleep.
  • Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scorpions, and locusts.
  • In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
  • One cubic mile of seawater contains about 50 pounds of gold.
  • According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
  • Keanu Reeves is afraid of the dark.
  • The state of Florida is bigger than England!
  • One cubic foot of gold weighs more than 1,200 pounds!
  • Malcolm X’s original name is Malcolm Little.
  • It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
  • The height of a bowling pin is equal to its circumference.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
  • The estimated number of M&M’s sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000.
  • The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!
  • French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  • The most popular sport as a topic for a film is boxing.
  • Oenophobia is the Fear of wines.
  • More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
  • A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
  • Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996.
  • In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
  • The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
  • Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air.