Monday, June 15, 2009

I Love Useless Trivia

From The Best Book of Useless Information Ever

Plants that are not cared for will cry for help; a thirsty plant will make a high-pitched sound that is too high for humans to hear.

A snowflake can take up to an hour to fall from the cloud to the surface of the Earth.

Due to gravitational effects, you weight slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

The Swedish pop group ABBA once turned down an offer of $1 billion to reunite.

Oscar-winner Holly Hunter used to be a poultry judge in her native Georgia.

One Christmas, Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer gave plasma tvs to crew members who'd worked on the show for less than five years - while those who'd passed the five-year mark received Mini Cooper cars.

Woody Harrelson's father was a hitman convicted of assassinating a federal judge.

David Hasselhoff's great-uncle was Karl Hasselhoff, the inventor of inflatable sheep. (Sarai says - I don't really want to know the uses of inflatable sheep.)

During The Empire Strikes Back's famous asteroid scene, one of the deadly hurling asteroids is actually a potato.

Justin Timberlake's 2003 Christmas show in Dublin, Ireland, sold out in forty seconds.

Professional ballerinas use about twelve pairs of toe shoes per week.

Jonathan Davis, lead singer of Korn, played in his high school bagpipe band.

Without glasses, John Lennon was legally blind. (Sarai notes - me, too.)

At the end of [The Beatle's song] "A Day in the Life," an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, sounds.

It was illegal to sell E.T. dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

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