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18 Random Useless Facts You Need To Know

Updated August 30, 2017 522.3k views18 items

Facts - random facts, useless facts, amazing facts and interesting things worth knowing, though you might not be sure why. You don't have to eat somebody's brain to gain their knowledge. Just throw one of these tidbits their way, and you'll be sure to wow them. This list of interesting useless facts will make you the hit of any dinner party.

From the number of ridges on the dime, to the importance of female ferrets finding a mate, this list is full of random knowledge that you'll be surprised and glad you now know. What's the secret ingredient in dynamite? What was the first CD pressed in the United States? How long would it take China's entire population to walk past you in a single file line? This list has a fun fact on just about any topic.

Warning: This list cannot be held responsible for unintentional swelling of the brain and/or ego.

  • 1

    LA : Short and Sweet

    Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

    Talk about a mouthfull!
  • 2

    Niagara Falls

    The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
  • 3

    China's Population

    If the population of China walked past you in a single file line, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
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    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.