Tuesday 24 April 2007

Useless Trivia

Some of the items are not true, or not fully true, but they're fun.

5. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

16. In ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

35. 55.1% of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

60. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

103. A snail can sleep for 3 years.

117. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

133. On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building. [Not true. See Myth here] In actuality, although it looks like the American flag, it’s really an old Canadian flag called the “Red Ensign”. This flag was flown over Canada from 1870 to 1965 when it was replaced by the new “Maple Leaf” flag.

195. Cats’ urine glows under a black light.

For the full list, visit Single Grain.

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