Useless facts. Share yours. No googling allowed.

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SeasickSteveIsMyBoyfriend Sun 05-Jun-11 12:57:16

Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

Its illegal for a woman to eat chocolate on a bus.

111,111 x 111,111 = 12345654321

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 05-Jun-11 13:46:41

Margaret Thatcher invented Mr. Whippy ice cream, or at least she was one of the team that developed it, when she was a chemist.

Portofino Sun 05-Jun-11 13:48:46

Hubbly bubbly pipes are (specifically) forbidden at the open air swimming pool in Huizingen, Belgium - there is a big sign up.

Now I did think such an item wouldn't normally be on anyone's list to take swimming......grin

JuicyLips Sun 05-Jun-11 13:48:52

If you sneeze with your eyes open your eye balls with pop out of the sockets. (Have no idea how true this is)

SarahStratton Sun 05-Jun-11 13:49:28

Horses cannot be sick. Nor do they have a collar bone.

Sloths grow algae on their fur.

You cannot sneeze and keep you eyes open.

Only female mosquitoes bite. And only when they are egg laying. That should still be banned.

Shaving does not make hair thicker.

Effanol is the best nail strengthened ever. Fact. Just make sure you buy clear, not black sad

BuntyPenfold Sun 05-Jun-11 13:50:12

Cherenkov radiation only occurs with a rapid deceleration of superrelativistic particles in atmosphere.

SarahStratton Sun 05-Jun-11 13:50:43

When flies take off they fly backwards. Always aim behind the fly when battering to death.

EduStudent Sun 05-Jun-11 13:51:02

WD40 is named because it is a Water Dispersant and it took 40 attempts to perfect the formula.

PlayDoh gets it's smell from having kerosene in it. Kerosene is used to fuel jets.

Smoke alarms contain a small amount of radioactive material.

SandStorm Sun 05-Jun-11 13:52:33

On Christmas Eve in Belgium (or similar country) children are allowed to throw bananas at policemen.

DirtyBit Sun 05-Jun-11 13:52:54

The & symbol is called an ampersand.

aliceliddell Sun 05-Jun-11 13:55:49

Nicholas Parson's dad was the doctor who delivered baby Margaret Thatcher.

Psammead Sun 05-Jun-11 14:00:17

Barn owls are the only species of non-Typical owls found in the wild in Europe.

SarahStratton Sun 05-Jun-11 14:00:48

Snail sex involves shooting little darts made of calcium at each other. Apparently this tingled and makes them happy snails.

amberleaf Sun 05-Jun-11 14:01:17

SarahStratton re Effanol? is that something to do with horse grooming?

How would you use/get it?

I remember a long time ago i had a hand and nail cream by bariel [?] that mentioned on the leaflet that the formula was developed using something to do with horse grooming after the stable girls reported their nails growing lovely after using whatever it was while looking after their horses.

My nails grow really quickly but break easily so please share if its something i can use without having to get a horse!

PamSco Sun 05-Jun-11 14:02:34

Dog whelks have the longest penis in relation to thier own body length of all animals

SarahStratton Sun 05-Jun-11 14:03:39

Yes it's a hoof pomade. You can get it online or at any tack shopost feed merchants. I read the same article!

boolifooli Sun 05-Jun-11 14:03:52

The human body bounces 7ft when dropped from several thousand feet.

keep Sun 05-Jun-11 14:10:59

Alan Titchmarch has three testicles, as does Rio Ferdinand and Gerald Depardieau.

In 1978 Maria El Tito of Los Angeles had consecutive sex with 138 midgets who were all dressed as munchkin characters from the wizard of oz.

Male Anteaters can have erections that last for three months.

Mrs lesley Haines was born with two sets of make genitalia and had a sucessful sex change to become a woman when she was 25.

Pigs can be taught to moonwalk.

It was once illegal in Chelmsford to drink cider in the company of an unmarried woman.

Herons can be taught to touch type with their beaks.

Robert Langley pushed a 33 ton monster truck from Idaho to New York over 13 days, surviving on a diet of diet Orange soda and Hershey bars.

If you take the first letter of your favourite food and add it to the last letter of the town where you were born you get the initials of your father in law.

QOD Sun 05-Jun-11 14:14:37

You can't lick your elbow

amberleaf Sun 05-Jun-11 14:15:17

SarahStratton, sorry to be a pain, do you think you could post a link to the exact product from a website selling it as ive done a search and all i could find was black or green which im assuming is not what id want to put on my nails?!

Im not a horsey person so im clueless!

Thank you smile

CroissantNeuf Sun 05-Jun-11 14:17:10

Pigs can't look up at the sky

If you make a fist with your hand and measure around it , it will equal the length of your foot

methodsandmaterials Sun 05-Jun-11 14:17:23

You have more cells in the tip of your finger than there are people in China.

garlicbutter Sun 05-Jun-11 14:26:18

One in four people has a hole in the heart (foramen ovale partially unclosed).

Glycerin is better than hand cream for smoothing your hands.

Calcium prevents iron absorption, so you shouldn't drink milk with your iron supplement ...
... but milk aids the absorption of Vitamin C ...
... which assists with iron absorption.
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Not sure if the last one's true, but would really like to know as I have to take both iron and calcium supps!

Seasick, thanks for that highly entertaining link! I'm not far from Hereford, so will be off to shoot Welsh men in the Cathedral - but not today, being a Sunday. Oh, and I'll need to purchase and learn to use a longbow grin

gastrognome Sun 05-Jun-11 14:26:37

In Romanian, "carp" is crap, "poplar" is plop, and "ball" is minge

Guaranteed to set my inner five year old off sniggering.

"Glycerin is better than hand cream for smoothing your hands." Also great as a skin scrub when mixed with seasalt or brown sugar.

garlicbutter Sun 05-Jun-11 14:28:39

Ooh, methods, and there are more nerve endings in a fingertip than in the head of a penis or clitoris!

Loving all these equal body length factoids.

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