Our brains, supposedly, should be good for keeping us alive by allowing us to remember important information used for our survival. Of courseI often catch myself, especially in the throes of a moment, recalling odd facts that are completely useless, irrelevant, and slightly interesting rather than really helpful. Why on earth do I remember things like who invented the dinner knife, that there are more lawn flamingos in the world than real ones, and how to cut a bale of hay with a hay bale? Perhaps only the mind can answer this question. But, be that as it may, some of these trivia facts are sometimes useful because they’re great conversation starters or fill in the gaps of awkward silences, only to make them even more awkward later. And so here we are with our collection of random useless facts – they may be useless, but they’re fun.
So, you might want to know what category these funny useless facts fall into. A short answer would be, ‘Oh, you know, this and that.‘ That would be more accurate – sports, science, politics, history, biology, animals, music, pop culture, and more. Basically, a random fact on any topic you want to learn something about! And you know what the best part of this list is? All of these pieces of trivia are undoubtedly fun facts – none of them will make you feel awkward or upset, instead giving you pure enjoyment.
Now, are you ready for some completely useless yet very interesting facts? Of course, you are! So, scroll down, check them out, and cast your vote for the best facts. Besides, we think your friends will want to read these useless bits of information, too, agree?
The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache.
If you open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the color you’ll see is called “egg gray.”
There is a metallic asteroid shaped like a dog bone named “Cleopatra”.
Chickens and ostriches are close relatives of Tyrannosaurus rex.
Frank Sinatra was offered the lead role in Die Hard when he was in his 70s.
Pope John Paul II was an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
The oldest known piece of chewing gum is over 9000 years old.
Antarctica is the largest unclaimed area on Earth.
If you put your nose to it, you can’t tell the difference between an apple, a potato, and an onion.
The basenji dog is the only breed that does not bark.
The largest bill in circulation in the United States was the $10,000 note.
A British teenager changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk and the Flash Combined”.
The average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash per day.
The toenail grows the slowest, the middle nail the fastest, about 4 times faster than the toenail.
It is possible to turn peanut butter into diamonds.
The device used to measure your feet at a shoe store is called a “Brannock Device.”
Punctuation was not always part of our written language.
There is a small house in Virginia called the “Spite House” because that’s what it was built for.
In 1950, a journalist predicted that women in the year 2000 would be as amazing as Wonder Woman.
And “tesseradecades,” “aftercataracts,” and “sweaterdresses” are the longest words you can type with just your left hand.