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Things You Really Don't Need To Know

Updated on September 22, 2013
Baby, Guess what I know?
Baby, Guess what I know?

Are These Useless Facts?

Once again I was bored. So I did some internet surfing and discovered there is a lot of useless information out there. However, is this really useless. I guess not if I'm writing about it.

Without further delay............................Some useless, or not useless, facts.

Caffeine is the most commonly used drug in the world, and high doses can have serious health effects, including muscle weakness, heart irregularities, and infertility (I'm an addict)

Eating fast food can result in high levels of insulin, which has been linked to rising incidences of Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, more than 600,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year

High-fructose corn syrup (which tricks your body into wanting to eat more and to store more fat) first appeared in 1967, and the average American now consumes 63 pounds of it a year

Urea, a chemical compound found in urine, is added to cigarettes for extra flavor (Have another cigarette my friend.)

The mouth is full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria

The Norwalk virus or Norovirus (the virus that causes the stomach flu) can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more

Cigarette butts and filters take 12 years to biodegrade. An aluminum can takes between 200 to 500 years to biodegrade. Plastic diapers and sanitary pads take between 500-800 years. Styrofoam takes more than 5,000 years. And it would take a glass bottle 1 million years to biodegrade

There have been cases of people dying from paper cuts. The paper cut gets infected, and without proper treatment you can die from the infection. (Next paper cut I'm going to emergency room)

Smoking makes it almost impossible for a male to have a natural erection and it shrinks the penis. It also reduces the mobility of sperm ( There you go guys. I provided you with an excuse).

Spam stands for Shoulder Pork and hAM.

Beer foam will go down by licking your finger then sticking it in the beer (Plus others won't want your beer after that).

You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked

A housefly can transport germs as far as 15 miles away from the original source of contamination

The silkworm's silk comes out of its mouth as a thread of gooey liquid, so that nice silk blouse you spent a fortune on is really just worm spit

Lucy and Linus (who where brother and sister) had another little brother named Rerun. (He sometimes played left-field on Charlie Brown's baseball team, [when he could find it!]).

If you were born in Los Alamos, New Mexico during the Manhattan project (where they made the atomic bomb), your birth place is listed as a post office box in Albuquerque.

Did you know that Beetle from the comic strip 'Beetle Bailey' and Lois from the comic strip 'Hi and Lois' are brother and sister?

By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand. (Plus you'll look funny).

Little known, and even less appreciated, the United States actually has a mothers-in-law day.( Like who cares).

Before 1863, postal service in the United States was free (Bring back the good ole days).

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.

Seat belts became mandatory on U.S. cars on March 1, 1968.

It was only after 440 A.D. that December 25 was celebrated as the birth date of Jesus Christ.


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      jayjay40 8 years ago from Bristol England

      Good hub, just what I needed to combat post holiday blues

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      Mary Krenz 8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      So many things I do not want to do anymore. thanks for sharing.