25 Useless Facts You Don't Need To Know

  1. Whale Sharks can open their mouths wide enough to swallow two divers whole, but only eat plankton
  2. When a song is stuck in your head, it’s because your brain views it as an unfinished task and tries to complete the rest of it
  3. “Jessica” as a name was created by Shakespeare and used in The Merchant of Venice
  4. The 50-state US flag was created by a 17-year-old for a school project in 1958 and received a B-
  5. “We only use 10% of our brain” is a common myth; we use almost all of it
  6. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was the first American film where a toilet was flushed on screen
  1. Urine doesn’t help jellyfish stings: it can actually agitate the stingers more and release additional venom
  2. Jason Mraz sells avocadoes to his local Chipotle
  3. Original Twinkies were filled with banana cream, but switched to vanilla when bananas had to be rationed in World War II
  4. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year
  5. People have been arrested for making threats on Facebook via emojis.
  6. Cockroaches can survive for several weeks without heads
  7. In 1969, future president Jimmy Carter filed a UFO sighting report
  8. Apple released a clothing line in 1986 that was an epic disaster
  1. A Swedish woman once lost her wedding ring and found it 16 years later growing on a carrot in her garden
  2. Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god
  3. Hamsters can run up to 8 miles on a wheel in a singular night
  4. Birds don’t urinate
  5. Cows and coconuts each kill more people annually than sharks do
  6. Months beginning with a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th
  7. It can rain diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn
  8. Scientists lit a cave filled with natural gas in Turkmenistan on fire in 1971 and it is still burning today
  9. Some trees can grow up to seven different fruits at one time
  10. Dog nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and have been used to identify them
  11. The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for a red stoplight to turn green

photo credits: whale shark, Psycho gif, Apple line