Curious Trivia – Random Useless Facts

Penguins have knees that are located inside their bodies.

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

Honey never spoils – archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are thousands of years old and still perfectly edible.

The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896 and lasted only 38 minutes.

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

Kangaroos cannot jump backward, only forward.

The world’s oldest known creature is the Greenland shark, which can live up to 400 years.

The average person spends six months of their lifetime waiting for red lights to turn green.

Humans are the only animals that blush.

The first oranges weren’t actually orange – they were green.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A snail can sleep for up to three years.

The original name for the color orange was geoluhread, which means yellow-red.

The world’s oldest known joke dates back to 1,900 BC and can be found on a Sumerian tablet.

The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

The longest English word without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Bananas are berries, while strawberries are not.

The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt, but in Cholula, Mexico.

Curious Trivia – Random Useless Facts part 2

The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers’ first flight.

Cows have best friends and become stressed when separated from them.

Wombats poop cubes.

The world’s largest pizza was made in South Africa and measured 122 feet in diameter.

A group of sloths is called a bed.

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

The majority of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was written and recorded at a pub.

Every day, around 100 billion spam emails are sent.

A cat’s nose print is unique, much like a human’s fingerprint.

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

More people die annually from vending machine accidents than from shark attacks.

The chance of being killed by a vending machine is more than five times greater than being killed by a shark.

Playing Tetris for just three minutes can reduce cravings for food, drugs, and sex.

The world’s largest rubber band ball weighs over 9,000 pounds.

The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in their lifetime.

The world’s largest collection of rubber ducks is over 9,000.

A jiffy is an actual unit of time – it is 1/100th of a second.

Bees can recognize human faces.

The world record for the most donuts eaten in three minutes is

The average person spends six months of their life waiting for red traffic lights to turn green.

The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting for traffic lights to change.

The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar and lasted only 38 minutes.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The world’s fastest ant can run up to one meter per second.

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