Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Useless Trivia!

From The Best Book of Useless Information Ever

The average child recognizes more than two hundred company logos by the time he enters elementary school.

At General Motors, the cost of health care for employees now exceeds the cost of steel for cars.

In 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can for preserving food.

Post office staff in Malaysia once found 21,000 undelivered letters stored in an apartment that used to be rented out by one of their colleagues.

Twelve percent of businessmen wear their ties so tight that they restrict the blood flow to their brains.

The screaming of an upset baby can damage hearing. Kids can scream at levels up to 90 decibels, and permanent damage can be caused at 85 decibels.

The ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.

Wearing headphones for just one hour will multiply the number of bacteria in the ear 700 times.

About one-third of the human race has twenty-twenty vision.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms, and potted plants.

In 37 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

Seventy-five percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

Polar bear fur is not white, it's clear. Polar bear skin is actually black. Their hair is hollow and acts like fiber optics, directing sunlight to warm their skin.

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