On this episode we talked about stupid knowledge, you know that knowledge that just sits in your brain and you don't know how it got
there. Below are just some of the stupid knowledge facts we talked about on the LIVE show. Stay tuned for part two and maybe part three of the Stupid Knowledge Facts.
SOME STUPID KNOWLEDGE FACTS
- The average person walks past 36
murderers in their lifetime.
- Some tumors can grow teeth and hair.
- During World War 2, Japan bombed
China with fleas infected with the bubonic plague.
- If you fell into a black hole, you
could see the start and the end of the universe, Big Bang and all.
- Dogs like squeaky toys because it
sounds like prey that's frightened or injured.
- Heartbreak can trigger a massive
flood of emotions that can cause fatal heart attacks
- People's general happiness peaks at
21, and doesn't reach that level again until they retire.
- People who stay up late at night have
more psychopathic tendencies than those who sleep early.
- The only part of your reflection you
can lick is your tongue.
- There is no physical evidence to say
that today is Thursday, we all just have to trust that someone has kept count
since the first one ever.
- In 1939, 835 sheep in the US were
killed by a single lightning strike.
- A different version of you exists in
the minds of everyone who knows you.
- When you're sick, the advice you get
is to literally do drugs and stay out of school or work
- A Colombian woman carried a mummified
fetus in her uterus for 40 years.
- Humans have a primal gaze detecting
system that can sense when someone is looking at you, even if not directly.
- Siberian bears sometimes dig up dead
bodies for food, and use cemeteries as 'refrigerators'
- Apollo 11 only had around 15-20
seconds of fuel left when it finally landed
- The sun may have exploded, and we
wouldn't know it for at least 8 minutes.
- Over 50% of commercial pilots have
admitted to falling asleep while flying a plane.
- The word 'mortgage' comes a French
term that means 'death pledge', or a contract that only expires upon death.
- The stage before frostbite is known
- People who suffer from boanthropy
believe they are a cow and will try to live their life as a cow.
- Every continent except Antarctica has
at least one McDonald’s.
- A duel between three people is called
- Baked beans aren’t baked. They’re
- Sunsets on Mars are blue.
- If you start in Argentina, you could
theoretically “dig a hole to China.”
- MySpace still gets more than eight
million visitors per month.
- Now obsolete, tyromancy was a form of
divination that involved observing cheese to predict the future.
- There are more LEGO mini-figures in
existence than actual people on earth.
- Spider webs were used as bandages in
- One-quarter of all your bones are
located in your feet.
- A cloud can weigh more than a million
- The average person will spend six
months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson owned a
- Alfred Hitchcock was an ovophobe,
meaning he had a fear of eggs. Here’s what the godfather of the horror genre
had to say about them during an interview in 1963: “I’m frightened of eggs,
worse than frightened; they revolt me. That white round thing without any
holes, and when you break it, inside there’s that yellow thing, round, without
any hole. Blood is jolly, red. But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I’ve never
- There’s a company that turns dead
bodies into ocean reefs. The company is called Eternal Reefs.
- The largest padlock in the world
weighs 916 pounds.
- In 300 B.C., Mayans worshipped
turkeys as vessels of the gods.
- The Olympic Games used to hand out
medals for arts and humanities. At the time, 151 medals were awarded for
architecture, literature, painting, music, and sculpture.
- What the fork? This pronged utensil
was once considered sacrilegious because they were seen as “artificial hands.”
- Cleopatra wasn’t actually Egyptian.
Really! Historians have traced the famous ruler’s lineage to Alexander the
Great’s Macedonian general Ptolemy. So while she was an Egyptian queen, she was
- Ketchup didn’t catch on as a popular
condiment until the late 19th century. Prior to that point, it was sold as a
cure for indigestion.
- Before he became president, Abraham
Lincoln was an elite wrestling champion. In 300 matches, he only lost one.
Bonus fact: He was also a licensed bartender.
- Speaking of former presidents who
enjoyed their spirits, George Washington opened a whiskey distillery after his
time in office.
- Some of the most famous cowboys in
history didn’t wear cowboy hats in real life (as often depicted in movies).
Rather, icons like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid wore bowler hats.
- Although their exact purpose isn’t
known, scientists suspect yawns may help regulate body temperature.
- Talk about making a splash! You’ll
produce enough saliva in your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
- The human tongue — just like a finger
— has a unique-to-you print.
- The nose knows. In fact, it can
remember 50,000 different scents.
- The cornea of the eye is the only body part that
doesn’t have a blood supply. Rather, it gets its oxygen directly from the air.