Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Useless Trivia!

From The Best Book of Useless Information Ever

A thirteen-year-old child found a tooth growing out of his foot in 1977.

Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.

In 1992, 5,840 people checked into emergency rooms with "pillow-related injuries" and 2,421 people checked in with injuries involving houseplants.

A study published in a 1995 issue of the Journal of Urology estimated that 600,000 men in the United States are impotent from injuries to their crotches, about 40 percent of them from too-vigorous bicycling.

Despite the large rat population in New York City, rats bite only 311 people in an average year. But 1,519 residents are bitten annually by other New Yorkers.

Two West German motorists suffered a head-on collision in heavy fog near the small town of Guetersloh. Each was driving slowly near the center of the road, and at the moment of impact both their heads were out of the windows. Both men were hospitalized with severe head injuries. Their cars weren't scratched.

A Cuban man was struck by lightning five times in twenty-two years.

Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their prehensile penises.

Finches practice songs in their sleep.

Ostriches can run faster than horses and the males can roar like lions.

The heart of a blue whale only beats nine times a minute.

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