28 useless facts to make you popular at quizzes
We all have them – those little facts that have stuck in our heads and are of absolutely no use whatsoever, unless they come up in a really niche pub quiz at some point. When Music Publicist and Twitter genius, Eric Alper, asked his followers to share those facts, they came flooding in.
This is what he wanted …
What's the most useless fact you know?
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) February 4, 2019
and this is what he got:
Jimi Hendrix and Tommie Chong once played in the same band. https://t.co/Aeykh6O2WJ
— Doug Farrar (@NFL_DougFarrar) February 4, 2019
If a fly was the same height as an average human, it could jump over St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
— Paul Mitchell (@mrmitchell78) February 4, 2019
Betty Rubble’s full maiden name is Betty Jean McBricker
— Erik Labhard (@erik_labhard) February 4, 2019
Keith Richards came up with the riff for Satisfaction in room 19 of the Holiday Inn in Clearwater, FL
— jason (@jdurham70) February 4, 2019
Gary Numan is 13 days older than Gary Oldman
— Lenny (@_LordDerpington) February 4, 2019
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
— FrothyCapSteadySlap (@TennesseeChris) February 4, 2019
Sharks have gel-filled pores on their bodies that detect minute electrical impulses from the movement of nearby prey, effectively giving them a sixth sense.
— Alex Menendez (@alex_ander_p_m) February 4, 2019
The tip of your shoelace… an aglet
— hockeylover17 (@isawupeek) February 4, 2019
The "petals" on Poinsettias aren't flowers they're leaves. The flowers are the yellow centers. The group of red, white or green leaves called Brachts.
— Karen Cehulic Eichinger (@halloweenchick) February 4, 2019
When the robin 1st arrived in the UK, back in the 13th century, it was given the nickname "Robin Redbreast" despite the bird having an orange breast. The reason? Back in the 13th century, the English had no word "orange" in the language so they had to use the word "red" instead.
— The 70s Guy (@The_70s_Guy) February 4, 2019
we clink glasses because people used to clink glasses to pour their drink into other peoples drinks to make sure they werent poisoned, and if they were it would pour into the other persons glass by the impact
— (@charliemydear) February 4, 2019
Squirrels pump extra blood to their tails to make them look bigger and ward off predators.
— Colonel Mustard’s wife (@buzymamaofboyz) February 4, 2019
“Facetious” is the only word in the English language that contains all the vowels in alphabetical order.
— Tony Holt (@TonyCrimeWriter) February 4, 2019
During war time, and within the United States, should a USPS (Postal Service) vehicle & City Fire Department truck/engine meet at an intersection, the postal vehicle has the Right-of-Way – because it COULD be carting a Declaration of War. Fortunately, all that is Tweeted now.
— Hail The Tenor | Tuaca Kelly Music District (@hailthetenor) February 4, 2019