Useless Facts but Interesting

  • That Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing?

  • The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Uses every letter in the alphabet. (developed by Western Union to test telex/twx communications)

  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

  • The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)  

  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

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

  • The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."  
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

  • There is an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

  • The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

  • Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

  • The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

  • When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.

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

  • Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

  • Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

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

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

  • Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years.

  • Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

  • Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

  • Internationally, Baywatch is the most popular TV show in history.


  1. A superman in every episode of Seinfield?? I havent been paying attention....and BabeWatch is that popular?? Wow the things I learned today :)

  2. Damn. This would be great for a trivia game.