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Last posted Aug 22, 2014 at 10:31PM EDT. Added Jun 23, 2014 at 08:19PM EDT
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This thread’s for people who know useless information or want to learn new useless information. Just spout out something you know that you think few other people will/do. Try to make it something interesting--something worth mentioning randomly around your friends. (source your trivia if you can; also, if you “already knew that,” don’t waste our time saying so)

I’ll start. Apparently dog breeders cannot breed two Mexican hairless dogs together, because if an embryo has two dominant alleles for hairlessness, it’ll die. They instead breed Mexican hairless with a hairy dog, resulting in half being hairless and half being hairy, but none being dead. (source is my heredity book, Human Genetics Concepts and Applications Tenth Edition by Ricki Lewis)

Also, the letter “J” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Periodic Table of Elements.

Jun 23, 2014 at 08:19PM EDT

the Marianas trench is so deep if you were to submerge Mt Everest in it there would still be a mile of water above it.

Jun 23, 2014 at 08:29PM EDT

Many people confuse daddy longlegs spiders (or cellar spiders, as they are also known) for an entirely different animal known as a harvestman. Harvestmans, though similar in appearance, are not even spiders, but rather separate arachnids thought to be more closely related to mites.

The urban legend that harvestmans are the most venomous animals in the world is also false. They don’t even have venom glands or fangs. They instead have tiny grasping claws. They are completely harmless.

Cellar spider:


Last edited Jun 23, 2014 at 09:06PM EDT
Jun 23, 2014 at 08:53PM EDT

The average baby cries too much for the human brain to handle, and that is currently the #1 cause of divorces on Planet Earth.

Jun 23, 2014 at 09:02PM EDT

When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.: A law in Arizona.

Jun 23, 2014 at 09:44PM EDT

If and when you are attacked in Michigan, you can defend yourself with a baby as a baseball bat. This is the #1 cause of marriages on Planet Earth.

Jun 23, 2014 at 09:49PM EDT

-Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
-Paramedics will not attempt to CPR you if you are decapitated.
-Dihidrogen Monoxide can lead to death if inhaled in liquid state, even in small quantities.
-Firearms are the leading cause of gunshot wounds in the US
-The countinous usage of ejection seats can severely shrink your height and your pilot/aircrew career lenght.

Jun 24, 2014 at 01:18AM EDT

If you fly a fighter jet straight up in the air and don’t stop, you will become a true super sand legend.

Once you achieve terminal velocity after ejecting from your fighter jet because you couldn’t handle being a super sand legend, you will see that the ground is slowly hurtling toward you. Do not worry, just flail your arms and scream, this will terrify the Earth and slow down your descent.

Jun 24, 2014 at 01:26AM EDT

Okay seriously guys, not to ruin the fun but I was serious about the thread’s intention. This isn’t “Sarcasm Thread.” (though I’m sure such a thread would be pretty popular)

Jun 24, 2014 at 02:14AM EDT

if there were two guys on the moon and one killed the other with a rock would that be fucked up or what

Jun 24, 2014 at 02:17AM EDT

Well, what do you expect from most people on here?

Jun 24, 2014 at 02:17AM EDT

Ok Deltamelon;

The reason of why the female power-rangers always wear skirts in their ranger suits it’s because their stunts are usually performed by men.

Jun 24, 2014 at 02:25AM EDT

In the time it takes to read this sentence, 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced.

In the time it took you to read this sentence, NASA gathered approximately 1.73 gigabytes of data from nearly 100 currently active missions.

Jun 24, 2014 at 02:37AM EDT

Viruses are scientifically speaking not even alive, seeing as though they are unable to reproduce of their own accord.

Last edited Jun 24, 2014 at 02:45AM EDT
Jun 24, 2014 at 02:44AM EDT

Water only conducts electricity when ions are present in the substance, so therefore distilled water cannot conduct electricity.

And the difference in squares of two consecutive integers is equal to the sum of these two integers.
That means 6+7=13 and (7×7) – (6×6)=13.

Last edited Jun 24, 2014 at 10:52AM EDT
Jun 24, 2014 at 10:50AM EDT

Ted the Espurr wrote:


This is an example of an opinion.

Jun 24, 2014 at 10:56AM EDT

Kung Fu Cthulhu wrote:

In the time it takes to read this sentence, 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced.

In the time it took you to read this sentence, NASA gathered approximately 1.73 gigabytes of data from nearly 100 currently active missions.

Reading this felt so intense

Jun 24, 2014 at 12:23PM EDT

It would cost you $272.25 USD to buy all of the songpacks in jukebeat at the moment

Jun 24, 2014 at 12:24PM EDT

Sims 3 DLC cost $371.42 in total.

Just so you can reinforce your loneliness with wasting money.

Jun 24, 2014 at 12:31PM EDT

did u kno that ur a faget

Last edited Jun 24, 2014 at 05:33PM EDT
Jun 24, 2014 at 05:32PM EDT

an ion is formed by the loss or gaining of an electron, a positive ion is known as a cation, a negative ion is known as an anion.

Jun 24, 2014 at 05:34PM EDT

35 million pounds of candy corn are made each year.

Jun 24, 2014 at 05:50PM EDT

The highest-rated game in history is a tie between Chrono Trigger and Super Mario Bros.3 on GameFAQs.

Jun 24, 2014 at 05:52PM EDT

Neutrons, despite being found in every single atom besides the simplest form of hydrogen, are actually fairly unstable. A free neutron has a lifetime of only about 15 minutes, after which it decays into a proton, an electron, and an electron antineutrino. It’s hardly the most unstable particle in existence – some exotic particles created in particle accelerators will decay in less than 10^-24 seconds – but it’s still pretty surprising,

[The reason for their stability when found in nuclei is that the energy given out when decaying into proton is usually very small compared to the energy gained by the nucleus if you replace a neutron with a proton (it increases electrostatic repulsion in the nucleus, plus it tends to mess with a bunch of quantum mechanical rules that control the order in which states are filled). This can cause some serious issues for energy conservation, so their decay is largely suppressed.]

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Jun 24, 2014 at 05:59PM EDT

Muslims can eat the Filet-O-Fish from McDonald’s because it just so happens to fit in with halal guidelines. On a related note, the sandwich was created for observant Roman Catholics who don’t eat meat on Fridays (fish doesn’t count).

Jun 24, 2014 at 06:10PM EDT

Ludwig van Beethoven, even though he was born in Germany, had Dutch ancestors.
The composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Aaron Copland, and Charles Griffes were gay.
The composer Carl Ruggles was a white supremacist.
The composer Igor Stravinsky married his first cousin and also caused a riot at the premier of his ballet, “The Rite of Spring.”
The composer George Antheil wrote a book of war predictions, a mystery novel and he invented frequency hopping to detect torpedoes with the actress Hedy Lamarr. He also frequently brought guns to his performances and put them on top of the piano. The premier of his work “Ballet Mécanique” caused a riot.
The composer Alexander Borodin was also an important chemist.
The composer Charles Ives proposed an amendment to the constitution.

Jun 24, 2014 at 06:56PM EDT

There are McDonalds location in countries like India that only serve vegetarian food.

Jun 24, 2014 at 07:18PM EDT

Cats have teeth designed to fit between the neck bones of small animals.

Jun 24, 2014 at 09:55PM EDT

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is old enough to have children who watched it on 1937 die from old age.

Jun 24, 2014 at 09:56PM EDT

Patrician /tr/ainer wrote:

Dahvie Vanity from Blood on the Dance Floor is turning 30 this year on September 5.

Dahvie Vanity took classes in picking up chicks from Jerry Lawler.


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Jun 24, 2014 at 10:01PM EDT

Owens’ fact is awesome. I can’t say it enough. Adding to that, the cellar spiders themselves are also harmless. Their venom is actually among the most powerful on Earth, but their fangs are so small that they can’t even bite, rendering them completely harmless to humans. Next time you see a daddy long legs, harvestman or cellar spider, you’ll know that none of them can hurt you! You can even hold them in your hands if you’re not creeped out by it. Also, some more spider-related trivia!

- Tarantula bites hurt as much as a bee sting, and their venom is about just as potent. Not really deadly.

- In fact, most spiders cannot seriously injure humans. In the U.S., there are only about two or three different species that can harm people which are the black widow, brown recluse, and possibly the hobo spider. In Australia or something though, that’s a whole other story… Also, just like sharks, spiders prefer not to mess with people. They only attack when pissed.

- Looking at pictures of spiders or even spider-like objects can help an arachnophobic get over their fear.

- Jumping spiders are the smartest family of spiders and the most common. (Don’t forget the cutest!)

Jun 24, 2014 at 10:32PM EDT

Dr. Bots wrote:

Honey never spoils.

Honey is actually bee vomit. have you ever seen vomit spoil? That’s why honey never spoils.

The next time you eat an egg, remember that is a chicken ovulation.

Last edited Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26AM EDT
Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26AM EDT

The voice actress for Snow White had to sign a contract that forbade her from ever playing other roles. This was done for the sake of having the illusion that Snow White was real. Similarly, Disney parks go to great lengths to make the people dressed as Disney characters as convincing as possible. Whether it be insane physical appearance requirements to portray one of the princesses/princes, making sure no characters were in two places at once, and keeping the employees identities completely secret to the point where they will fire someone if their identity is revealed. All for the sake of keeping the magic real.

Jun 25, 2014 at 02:26PM EDT

General Granger wrote:

Honey is actually bee vomit. have you ever seen vomit spoil? That’s why honey never spoils.

The next time you eat an egg, remember that is a chicken ovulation.

So a rotten egg is a dead chick.

Okay, you didn’t have to notify that.

Jun 25, 2014 at 05:39PM EDT

Cats do not meow at other cats. They meow to imitate a human child so that humans will feed them.

Jun 25, 2014 at 06:53PM EDT

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