Tuesday, January 1, 2008

because my brain (and probably yours) is useless today

Every year in the US, 13 people die from falling vending machines.

All polar bears are left handed.

Demi Moore's real name is Demetria Guynes.

In every episode of Seinfeld, you can see something with Superman on it.

Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

In China, there are more people who can speak English than there are in the US.

One of the least common phobias is dendrophobia--fear of trees.

Fifty percent of all bank robberies occur on Fridays.

In 1938, Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" was Adolf Hitler.

Only after introducing Colgate into Spanish-speaking countries did Colgate-Palmolive learn that the name of its toothpaste means "go hang yourself."

-- these and 588 more useless facts can be found in Bla Bla: 600 Incredibly Useless Facts from Nicotext Books.

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