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Useless Information (part three)

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the botoom of the glass to the top.

  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. If pretty much every mammal goes into "heat", do people?

  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Chewing gum while getting broken up with by your boyfriend/girlfriend, however won't really help.

  • During the chariot scene in Ben Hur a small red car can be seen in the distance which is only half as funny as the fact that Charlton Heston is sporting a watch.

  • On average, 12 newborns are given to the wrong parents daily. That explains it!

  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion's back, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow down the film so that the audience could see his moves, much different from today's movies that have to use special effects to fake fast movement. Lee was the original Matrix.

  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

  • The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola as they intended to be their competitor. In the user manual of my '62 Plymouth Valiant, it shows a Victrola Record Player as as one of the options available for that model.

  • By lying on your back and raising your legs slowly you won't sink any further into quicksand.

  • Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat celery than it has in it to begin with.

  • Charlie Chaplin once place third in a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest.

  • The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

  • Once again this has been yet another volume of useless information. You are now no smarter than you were before you read this. However, you curiously read it anyway despite it's warning of a title. Remember this useless information, though. It can become useful if used the right way. For example, suppose some ugly jerk approaches you with a revolting pickup line. Properly rattling off these little known facts combined with convincing facial expressions can convince any pick-up artist that you're mentally unbalanced and no longer worthy of their pick-up attempts. Just don't mention the one about the female ferret dying in heat without a mate. That may, in fact, be encouraging.


    You are silly. But are you trying to freak me out??!! You better follow Lyric wherever he goes in that hospital if anywhere. I'd really rather him stay in the room at all times. Don't want him going home with the wrong parents or anything. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Way to freak me out Levi!

    If you're sinking in quick sand meaning your feet are sinking first. How are you going to get on your back and raise your feet if your feet were what was sinking to begin with?

    Get back with me on this please. :)

    Great question! Contrary to Hollywood's rendition of the effects of it, quicksand is very thick with a consistency not unlike oatmeal after having sat out overnight. Not that I've personally experienced quicksand or leaving out food overnight or anything, but I have read about it for at one time or another my curiosity got the best of me and forced me to look it up. Generally, the way that people get stuck is that they initially sink to about their knees and then the sinking slows. The more that the impending victim raises one foot at a time to attempt to step out of it the other foot sinks more. See, quicksand is very dense and a person can only sink into it if they concentrate a lot of their weight into one small area (i.e. standing on one foot). But, if the person will lay back into the muck before they sink past the waist level then they will have their weight spread out over too large an area to sink any further. They can then slowly raise their legs out and proceed to roll themselves back onto solid ground. It's the same thing as when some show-off lays on a bed of nails. He weighs 150 pounds and is laying on about 600 nails. That means that there is only about 1/4 p.s.i. (pounds per square inch) which is not nearly enough force for a nail to pierce human flesh. This is why you don't ever see guys attempting to lay on a bed of 10 nails.

    Thank you oh wise one

    If I'm ever in quick sand I will surely remember the stop drop and roll method

    just 1 more week to go!!!

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