Tell me something useless but interesting I don't know. No googling allowed. Corrections welcomed.

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I love these threads so please tell me all manner of useless info. [Thanks]

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

iheartdusty Tue 17-Dec-13 16:41:45

this gem from DS;

Cleopatra lived closer to the date of the moon landing than the date of construction of the pyramids.

Golddigger Tue 17-Dec-13 16:46:53

The earth's atmosphere is only 7 miles high

And aeroplanes fly about 6 miles up.

[could be a bit wrong on both counts. Happy to be corrected[as I am not allowed to google it myself to confirm. grr]]

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Tue 17-Dec-13 16:58:51

Pineapples do not grow on trees!

Hampstead is the deepest tube station?

Purpleraindeer Tue 17-Dec-13 17:01:38

Slade make roughly £1m per yr in royalties just from 'I wish it could be christmas every day'

NinjaBunny Tue 17-Dec-13 17:03:28

The collective noun for a group of hedgehogs is an 'array'.


Who wouldn't want an array of hedgehogs?


DoctorTwoTurtleDoves Tue 17-Dec-13 17:10:08

I'd love an array of hedgehogs. grin

The first ever no1 in the charts to be entirely composed of samples was Pump Up The Volume by M.A.R.R.S.

TunipTheUnconquerable Tue 17-Dec-13 17:10:20

When Henry VIII was trying to figure out what to do about the succession, before marrying Anne Boleyn, the Pope suggested he could marry his daughter Princess Mary to his illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy. It didn't matter that they were half-brother and sister because he could give them a dispensation.

DearDinah Tue 17-Dec-13 17:13:06

The people who originally voiced Mickey & Minnie mouse were married in real life

There's a word for throwing someone out of a window - defenestration.

Rabbitytatttatt Tue 17-Dec-13 17:39:46

I learnt on here that crisps always go out of date on a Saturday, something to do with pubs or shops or something.

Tigerstripes Tue 17-Dec-13 17:39:54

Until 1929 cocaine was sold in Harrods.

RealAleandOpenFires Tue 17-Dec-13 18:53:04

Birmingham has 21 more miles of canals than Venice.

nikkihollis Tue 17-Dec-13 18:56:15

If you need to fend off an attacking shark, simply jump on to its back and pull off its fins.

Portsmouth is an island.

HettiePetal Tue 17-Dec-13 18:58:46

See this dot here .......> .

Imagine slicing it into a billion pieces.

Take one of those billion pieces and slice it up again into another billion pieces.

Then take one of those slices (a billionth of a billionth of that dot) and that's how big our universe once was.

More people die from sock or toaster related incidents than from shark attacks.

Pineapples eat you. There's an enzyme in them that starts breaking down the protein in the lining of your mouth.

BO is actually the smell of vomit. From the millions of bacteria in your armpit that have gorged themselves on your fatty sweat.

Elephants purr.

RealAleandOpenFires Tue 17-Dec-13 18:59:50

Barry Island hasn't been a "island" for well over 200 years.

nikkihollis Tue 17-Dec-13 19:00:38

male birds' gonads increase in size each spring before breeding. It's called gonadal recrudescence.

Puffins beaks fall off each year.

TalkieToaster Tue 17-Dec-13 19:03:17

I bet you don't know what I've called the stylus for my ipad. Miley. Miley Stylus. Geddit?

Ok, not so much of a fact as the first thing that came into my head, but still.

TattooEnvy Tue 17-Dec-13 19:04:08

I have absolutely no idea if this is true or not but apparently the word fuck used to stand for 'Faunication Under the Command of the King'... grin

Toaster - I secretly call my iPad Paddy Paddington. fblush

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Tue 17-Dec-13 19:05:24

Stretching out all your veins and arteries would circle the world twice.

There is a sea in the far east that is pink.

Theres a type of crab where it you pull its claws off in a year they grow back.

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