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Useless Knowledge Part 2

*Other than fruit, 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!
*If you lace your shoes from the inside to the outside the fit will be snugger around your big toe.
*Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time.
*The expression "What in tarnation" comes from the original meaning: "What in eternal damnation"
*The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean
*Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
*The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
*Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
*The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
*The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver". Wally and Beaver had a baby alligator which they kept in the toilet.
*In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
*The most eastern part of the western world is located in Ilomantsi, Finland.
*One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.
*Olympic Badminton rules say that the bird has to have exactly fourteen feathers
*The music group Simply Red is named because of its love for the football team, Manchester United, who have a red home strip.
*The earliest document in Latin in a woman's handwriting (it is from the first century A.D.) is an invitation to a birthday party.
*Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world, at 0.08988 g/cc
*Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the world, at 70.6 g/cc
*Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man, woman, and child in the world.
*The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
*If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
*The airport in La Paz, Bolivia is the world's highest airport.
*The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
*Singapore is the only country with one train station.
*"Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when you're talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil"
*There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
*Nauru is the only country in the world with no official capital. (Its government offices are all in Yaren District, but there's no official capital.)
*South Africa is the only country with three official capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.
*Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.
*Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older
*A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
*The oldest word in the English language is "town"
*Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
*After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came -- head to toe.
*Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language; commonly German but more recently Hungarian or some other Slavic tongue.
*A Laforte fracture is a fracture of all facial bones. It would allow one to pull on another face and remove it like a mask if not held on by skin.

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