50 Useless Facts You Really Didn’t Need To Know

My brain is filled with so many useless things, like the fact that there are 336 dimples on a golf ball and the fact that an average person blinks over 10 million times a year. Really, who needs to know that? Will I make more money at my job for knowing this stuff? Well, not unless I’m Alex Trebek. Will I get more girls? Most definately. Guess what? Get’s even better because here are some useless facts you really didn’t need to know, so that you can get girls too…

  • A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds (wonder how much internet SPAM?).
  • If you gave each human on earth an equal portion of dry land, including the uninhabitable areas, everyone would get roughly 100 square feet.
  • The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year (pretty sure it’s higher if your a chick).
  • In just a century’s time, Islam has converted 1/3 of the world.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed (See above).
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • The earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, tons.
  • The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year (does this count wet ones?).
  • Experts at Intel say that microprocessor speed will double every 18 months for at least 10 years.
  • There are only four words in the English language that end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 440 hours.
  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • 1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
  • A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 miles an hour (wanna play catch?).
  • There are 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire strung across America.
  • The average person laughs 15 times a day (do you? If not, you should be reading F&J more often)!
  • The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.
  • When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds up to 3,000 miles (4827 km) per hour.
  • The average talker sprays about 300 microscopic saliva droplets per minute, about 2.5 droplets per word (eww).
  • The Earth experiences about 50,000 earthquakes every year.
  • The number of cars on the planet is increasing 3 times faster than the population growth.
  • The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • About 17% of humans are left-handed. The same is true of chimpanzees and gorillas (interesting).
  • On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun (totally useless).
  • Termites eat through wood 2 times faster when listening to rock music (we guess it’s slower when listening to country).
  • 13 people are killed each year by vending machine’s falling on them.
  • The Earth’s revolution time increases .0001 seconds annually (spiraling into the sun?).
  • Airbags explode at 200 miles (322 km) per hour.
  • There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee.
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour (done this).
  • No president of the United States was an only child.
  • The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.
  • Your brain weighs around 3 pounds. All but ten ounces is water.
  • The average person will spend 2 weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change (I can attest to that).
  • More than 2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products.
  • More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes (sexually?).
  • The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only 6 inches (15 cm) for each gallon of diesel that it burns (must be American made).
  • You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  • There are 1 million ants for every person in the world.
  • Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza everyday.
  • In chess, there are 169,518,829,100,544,000,000,000,000,000 ways to play the first ten moves.
  • It only takes 7 pounds of pressure to rip your ear off.
  • Your body burns more calories eating celery than what’s in the celery itself.
  • There is a 1/4 pound of salt in every gallon of seawater.
  • Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people.
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year than real money throughout the world.
  • It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world’s population are drunk (working on making that 0.700000001%).
  • One thing that humans do more than anything in their entire life is sleep. Most Americans sleep more than 6-8 hours a day, which is on average around 24 years of their life!
  • There are actually 52 useless facts posted here… well 53 counting this one. Even more useless if you actually counted them. C’mon, you didn’t really – did you?

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