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Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

~ Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their birthdays. ~ In 1969, the last Corvair was painted gold. ~ The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers. … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

Ok I admit it I am highly entertained by useless facts.  I usually can't remember them but generally think they are hilarious or interesting in the least.  Happy Sunday! ~  A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel. ~  One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet. … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

Welcome to Pretty Useless facts. Here at Giveaway Blogdom I get a kick out of useless facts. I think everybody should know that more Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the entire world and more. Come back every week to have a little laugh and gain a few more good wrinkles in your brain. ~   More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world.  ~   Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

~  Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. ~  The saying "it's so cold out there it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey" came from when they had old cannons like ones used in the Civil War. The cannonballs were stacked in a pyramid formation, called a brass monkey. When it got extremely cold outside they would crack and break off... Thus the saying.  ~  In the last 4,000 years, no new … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

~  Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.  ~  Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.  ~  Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.  … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

 ~ One sign of rain that farmers once searched for was for their pigs to pick up sticks and walk around with them in their mouths. ~ One superstition says that if a girl leaves her house early on Valentine's Day and the first person she meets is a man, then she will be married within three months. ~ Less romantic was the old historical opinion that Valentine's Day is a good day to prepare eels for the purposes of magic. Eating an eel's heart was once believed to enable a … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

 ~ 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don't die throughout the movie. ~ The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.  More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.   ~ Odds of being killed by lightening? 1 … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

 ~ 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand. ~ To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into it's eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.  ~ Reindeer like to eat bananas.  ~ No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.  ~ The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan." ~ Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.   ~ Every time you lick a stamp, you consume … [Read more...]

Pretty Useless Facts Sunday

 ~ The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum. ~ The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.  ~ In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's" ~ One legend claims stealing someone's shadow (by measuring it against a wall … [Read more...]