10 Useless Facts To Impress Your Mates With

''The world is full of useless information, facts that can be used to leverage your score in a pub quiz, help bag that hot blond sitting at the bar and of course to impress your mates with, today I'm going to give you some utterly useless but brilliant social ammunition that is bound to make your mates gasp in disbelief.

1. ''The Guiness brewery in Dublin, Ireland has a 6,000 year lease on the property, which should mean the gross but nice when your drunk stout will be safe for another few years.''

2. ''The average woman does 215 miles worth of ironing in her lifetime.''

3. ''20th century fox unsuccessfully sued Universal for copyright infringement, they claimed that Battle Star Galactica stole 34 ideas from Star Wars, childish or what, as if George Lucas needs the cash anyway!''

4. ''The 'WD' in WD-40 stands for 'Water Displacement' yeah I bet you really wanted to know that didn't you?''

5. ''The Titum Arum flower is the largest flower in the world, and it gives off an odour similar to rotting flesh when it blooms. Yeah definitely wouldn't give one to the wife.''

6. ''In Las Vegas, casinos don't have any windows or clocks, why? it's so you lose all sense of time and stay longer and spend more of you hard earned cash.''

7. ''A man named Charles Osbourne had the hiccups for an incredible 69 years, then died 1 year after he finally got rid of them, talk about unlucky!''

8. ''There are at least 6 fictional characters that have stars on hollywood's walk of fame, here are a few:''
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Kermit
  • Donald Duck
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Snow White
  • Rin Tin Tin
9. ''A turtle can breath through its anus, which is probably one of evolutions biggest pranks, and I'll never look at the ninja turtles in the same light again!''

10. ''The first ever product to be scanned with a barcode was a packet of Wrigley's gum on June 26th 1974.''

Well that concludes my useless facts post, hope you enjoyed them.''

Have you got any more useless facts to share with us? leave a comment.

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Comment by Alexander on February 3, 2010 at 3:58pm
@liam It is possible this is no longer the case, but once upon a time, only nobles could own land in England (and much of the rest of the feudal world). Your title WAS your land and vice verse, so people couldn't just run about buying and selling land. Ergo, buying was not an option. A lease lasting 999 years was seen as "as good as buying" and as close to "forever" as anyone could need.
Even modernly, people sell "999 year leases" on land so that they can keep authority over it while offering the "buyer" nearly complete legal custody (I learned of this while studying land trusts & US taxes).
6000 years is insanely long.
Comment by Charles Logan on January 17, 2010 at 6:25pm
As far as #6 goes, the newer casinos Encore and Aria have natural sunlight streaming in for LEED compliance and consideration.
Comment by Mark Adkins on January 17, 2010 at 5:32pm
The '40' in WD-40 is an indication it was the 40th attempt at the formula.

#9- turtles do not really breathe through their anus. A couple of species of turtles, like the Fly River Turtle, can take water in sacks (bursea) in their anus (cloaca) where blood-rich tissues can absorb the oxygen out of it. Studies show that they can take about 40% of their needs this way. Some hibernating turtles can also absorb some o2 through tissues in the throat.
Comment by Mick Braddock on January 16, 2010 at 1:44pm
It was Norm Larson's, the inventor, 40th attempt at making a product to meet the design specification.
Comment by liam on January 16, 2010 at 7:25am
6,000 years is a long lease. why don't they just buy the property?
Comment by BitsBoy on January 16, 2010 at 5:44am
40th attempt in their quest to develop a chemical with this property.
Comment by Shaun Daws on January 16, 2010 at 5:42am
What does the '40' stand for?

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