Chainsaw’s Random Trivia
Tidbits Or Useless Crap You
Probably Don’t Know
January 30, 2014
This week we break up the usual column format. What follows is a collection of facts compiled from the oft unvisited corners of the internet, old copies of The Weekly World News, the walls of bathroom stalls and gathered from the recesses of my mind. We do this for two reasons:
1. To provide you the reader with a page full of useless information in order to exercise your mind and give you something to toss out during a boring lull in conversation.
2. Because I couldn’t think of anything cool to write, let alone a second reason why I’ve done this. So honesty aside let’s proceed and learn things we have no reason or need to know.
1. Men of the Walibri tribe of central Australia greet each other by shaking each other’s penis, instead of shaking each other’s hand. (Hi it’s nice to meet you and... well... umm... this is awkward).
2. A snail’s reproductive organs are in its head. (so in Australia would they say “Hello” with a head butt?)
3. Kangaroo means ‘I don’t understand’ in Aborigine. (They’re probably confused by all the “hand-shaking”)
4. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. (wonder if Mr. Schultz knew that?) 5. Sheep buried in snowdrifts can survive for up to two weeks. (Did they test this and why?)
6. Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing. (But do they use ice-trays?)
7. To see a rainbow you must have your back to the sun. (So if you’re looking at the sun a rainbow could sneak up on you.)
8. Every year the sun loses 360 million tons. (Extreme cabbage soup diet?)
9. Earth is the only planet not named after a god. (Who’d want to live on a god?)
10. Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean. (Who counted this?)
11. 85 per cent of all life on earth is plankton. (That explains why it was easy to count.)
12. There is 200 times more gold in the world’s oceans than has ever been mined. (85 percent of life is rich.)
13. Iguanas can and do commit suicide. (But do they leave little sad notes explaining why?)
14. Poodles cannot fly. (Well, they can’t.)
15. The water we drink is 3 billion years old. (And obviously rich and full of life.)
16. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike. (But if it’s been hit by a truck...well, then.)
17. Everything weighs one percent less at the equator. (Except the sun.)
18. About 70 per cent of all living organisms in the world are bacteria. (Hold on, back up. so either there are bacterial plankton or somebody didn’t pay attention in math class.)
19. The creature with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
20. Ants do not sleep. (They think too much.) 21. In Belgium there is a strawberry museum. (Not a lot going on in Belgium.)
22. Strawberries are members of the rose family. (And can be seen at the museum in Belgium.)
23. More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
24. Most of the villains in the Bible have red hair. (So are Biblical villains Scottish?)
25. ‘Puffs’ tissues didn’t sell well in Germany because ‘Puff’ in German means brothel. (Wonder what they thought of the PowderPuff Girls?)
26. Nobody knows where Mozart is buried. (And what if we did?)
27. The Zambian authorities don’t allow tourists to take pictures of Pygmies. (They explode.)
28. Horses, rabbits and rats can’t vomit. (OK, this is getting way to random.)
29. A rat can last longer without water than a camel can. (Not as random but equally pointless.)
30. The average four year old child asks over 400 questions a day. (And now you know the answer to at least 29 of them.)
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