10 Things You Don't Need to Know


We can’t deny that we have a deep necessity to know the ins and outs of things. We need facts, scientific (or pseudo scientific) facts to give us comfort and control. So much so, that sometimes we exaggerate a bit and take that to the next level with ideas like: how many ants does it take to reach to the Moon and back? Or how many Chinese people should jump at once to create an earthquake? It may be a completely worthless piece of knowledge but the thought of it is definitely entertaining. That’s why I’m dedicating this post to that almost scientific and certainly pointless knowledge that makes us look wiser or that at least makes us feel that we know something that the rest of the world ignores.

These are the top 10 facts (or myths?) that nobody needs to know but that everybody wants to know:

• The most common name in the world is Mohammed. (Looking for an original name? Well, at least now you know which name to avoid.)

• Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Wanna try?)

• American astronauts must be less than 6 feet tall. (No NASA for tall guys, sorry.)

• A Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die. (Seems like it was taken from an episode of some doctor’s TV drama…maybe it was.)

• Alexander Graham Bell never telephoned his wife or mother. They both were deaf. (Pretty ironic huh?)

• Guinness book of records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries. (Why would anyone want to keep that book at home?)

• The most collect calls are made on Father’s Day. (That’s what I call unconditional love.)

• No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. (You’re looking for a sheet of paper, I know.)

• If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times but only 4950. The head picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom. (Now you know what to choose when playing heads or tails)

• In ancient Egypt they paid their taxes in honey. (Let’s bring back old traditions!)

Source: http://www.uselessfacts.ca/

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