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19 People Share The Most Utterly Pointless Fact They Know –

 

We all have those random facts in our head that will never escape. Mine is that there’s no such thing as a Brontosaurus, the dinosaur in question is called ‘Apatosaurus.’ You’re welcome for that. The good people of Redditwent ahead and listed their most random nugget of useless knowledge, and whether you’re the person who approaches strangers at a party to impress them with a random fact, or just want to come in clutch at your next trivia night, we’ve got you covered.

1. Tongue-Tied

People from western Europe and America tend to lay their tongue on the roof of the mouth and behind the top teeth when relaxed, whereas people from Eastern Europe lay their tongue on the bottom of the mouth, behind their bottom teeth when relaxed. – sarahj2010

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2. Wipe Away That Ego

The inventor of toliet paper had his name printed on each sheet. – chosai_angel

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3. Wait A Few Days Before Going In The Pool

Sloths have a digestive system to match their gruelling slow moving. It takes DAYS for them to process and absorb their food. Their sole food source are leaves which results in simple gut flora. This means that sloths don’t fart. Rather, the methane thats produced by their gut flora is absorbed through the gut and into the sloth’s bloodstream. They then breathe out the methane instead. – humaninspector

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4. That’s A Lot Of Rooms

The Bellagio Hotel is Vegas has more rooms than the actual population of Bellagio, Italy. – Sunrise_Babe

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5. As If Puppies Couldn’t Get Cuter

Puppies sneeze at each other to let them know that they’re fighting for play, not for real. – CaramelColon

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6. Royal Flush

A German sub in World War 2 sank because the skipper didn’t know how to flush the new toilet which caused seawater to flood in and create chlorine gas when when it came into contact with the ship’s batteries. Even worse for them, when they surfaced the Royal Navy had a ship right next to them. The Germans scuttled the ship and 4 men died before the remaining crew were captured. – Omegapied

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7. Maybe A Name Change Is In Order

More of the London Underground runs above ground than in tunnels. – TheWierderOne

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8. May The Odds Be In Your Favor

After the Paraguayan War (1870) there were only 22,000 males left alive in the country. Almost 70% of its adult male population died, which left a female-to-male ratio of 4-1. – Stepside79

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9. Worlds Collide

Gilligan (of Island fame) has the first name of Ira. It was mentioned once in the pilot iirc.

This is referenced in Arrested Development: the Bluth family’s accountant is one Ira Gilligan who proceeds to embezzle funds and flee to a lavish Island paradise. – CLearyMcCarthy

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10. Fancy Duck

Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy. – Puddnhead_Wilson

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11. Learn To Speak ‘Merican

Martin Van Buren was the only US president whose first language wasn’t English. His first language was Dutch. – LumosDC

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12. Star Wars Lied To Us

If you took all of the asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and mashed them together into a single big object, it would only amount to 4% the mass of Earth’s Moon.

The largest asteroid, Ceres, accounts for about 1/3 of the total mass of the asteroid belt. – itsamamaluigi

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13. Happy Hour

The Center for Marital and Sexual Studies in California recorded a woman who had 134 orgasms in one hour. – berdiesan

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14. The Key

K22MD-4332P-BYBR3-JYPV3-7VFHW is a valid Windows 98 product key. I have it memorized to this day because, when I used to work the tech bench at Best Buy 20 years ago, we would put in the key for customers and it was quicker to memorize one (and not have to dig the license key book out of their box) and use the same one over and over. This was obviously before online MS product activation

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15. No Good Druggie Dolphins

Dolphins will poke a puffer fish until it puffs up. Once it does, it will secrete their poison. The dolphins will lick it until they get high. I learned this at the aquarium today. – TrustyLicious

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16. Watch Where You’re Pointing That Thing

Disney park employees point with two fingers instead of one. The reason for this (that they tell you), that pointing with one finger in other cultures is disrespectful.

While that is true, they usually avoid the part that Walt Disney himself use to point with two fingers… Because he was always smoking. They actually go to great lengths to hide this, and any official picture of him has the cigarette photoshopped out. It only still exists in old videos because of how hard it was to not show that. – MrChinchilla

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17. Makes My Head Spin

When the creator of the Frisbee died, he was cremated and turned into the very thing he invented, a Frisbee – jasonkrejza

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18. One And Two At The Same Time

That white stuff isn’t bird poop. That’s their viscous pee. The brown/green thing in the middle is their poop, as they release both at the same time. – Noobplayzgames2

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19. You Just Tried It On Your Keyboard

Lollipop is the longest word in the English language that can be typed using just the right side of a keyboard – pounds

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