Pointless Facts

  1. All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  2. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
  3. If she were life size, Barbie's measurements are: 39-23-33.
  4. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  5. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  6. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  7. Almonds are members of the peach family.
  8. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  9. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  10. There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous,  stupendous, and hazardous.
  11. The longest place-name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
  12. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
  13. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  15. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  16. In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  17. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  18. The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.
  19. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life"
  20. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  21. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  22. On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
  23. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
  24. Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Why it's Paul Reiser himself.
  25. The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away.
  26. The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
  27. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  28. Mr. Rogers is an ordained minister.
  29. John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  30. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  31. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
  32. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

  33. Updated November 04, 2003, thanks Trisha from Seaford England
  34. The male praying mantis can't have sex with its head attached so the female initiates by ripping the male's head off.
  35. An average of four people are killed each year by falling vending machines.
  36. You are more likely to die from a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.
  37. The average chocolate bar has eight insect legs in it.
  38. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  39. You breathe in one litre of other people's anal gases each day. (More if you're my wife!)
  40. The penalty for masturbation in indonesia is decapitation.

  41. Thanks to Fil from somewhere:
  42. The 1st bomb dropped by the allied forces in the 2nd world war hit and killed the only elephant in berlin zoo.
  43. UK fire stations have circle stair cases because when they used horses to tow the trucks it stopped the horse from walking up the stairs.
  44. Spiders breathe through the "book lung" which is located on the underside of the abdomen.
  45. The reason that it is said to be unlucky to have the 3rd light off a match is because during the war the snipers saw the 1st strike took aim on the 2nd person and fired at 3rd.

  46. Thanks to Ian from the UK:
  47. If a dead body is left in a swimming pool too long it explodes.

  48. Thanks to Clare from England:
  49. It is impossible to lick your own elbow.
  50. Over 75 percent of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  51. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  52. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  53. 23 percent of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people trying to photocopy their buttocks.
  54. 43 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

  55. Thanks to Kirsty from somewhere:
  56. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

  57. Thanks to Deborah from somewhere:
  58. Rubber bands last nearly twice as long when refrigerated.

  59. Thanks to Nate from Illinois, USA:
  60. The leading cause of wrong numbers is pressing one or more keys on the phone incorrectly.

  61. Thanks to Dom in England:
  62. You are more likely to be killed by your fridge than win the National lottery in England.

If you have any more pointless or stupid facts, please e-mail them to me.