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Stupid Facts

  • China has more English speakers than the United States.

  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay so long as both parties are registered blood donors.
    (see Human Blood)

  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

  • The average human eats eight bugs or spiders in their lifetime while sleeping.

  • The Pentagon in Arlington, VA, has twice as many bathrooms as necessary. When it was built in the 1940's, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

  • The word racecar and kayak are the same whether read left to right or right to left. (also known as Palindromes)

  • Lyme Disease is named after Lyme Connecticut where it was first recognized in 1975, NOT the fruit.

  • The nickname Limey was applied to British sailors who were routinely supplied with limes to prevent scurvy.
    (see Fruits and Vegetables and Vitamins)

  • The dot over the letter "i" is called a Tittle.

  • The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth.