Useless Facts

I don’t know why but for some reason I love useless trivia. I can never get enough of it. These are some of my favorite useless facts.

A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

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A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. I had a dog like that once. Spotter fur and skin.

Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.

Laser is actually an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation.”

Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

47.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.