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here are some utterly useless, though somewhat entertaining facts to keep you amused. While I am not 100% sure of the accuracy of all of them, most appear to actually be true.

reasonably pointless facts ::

Coca-Cola was originally green in colour. Also, Until 1903, a typical serving contained around 60mg of cocaine. Why they felt the need to change it is beyond me. And finally, if you put a T-Bone steak in a bowl of Coca-Cola, it will dissolve in 2 to 3 days. I must admit I have not tried this.

Did you know that Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for 1938 was Adolf Hitler. Another little known fact about Hitler is that he suffered from extreme claustrophobia. He had to install a mirror in an elevator just to keep him from panicking while in it. And in case you ever wondered Hitler's favourite film was apparently “King Kong”.

King Alfonso of Spain (1886 to 1931), was so tone-deaf that he had one man in his employ known as the Anthem Man. This man's duty was to tell the king to stand up whenever the Spanish national anthem was played, because the monarch couldn't recognize it.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades represent King David; Clubs : Alexander the Great; Hearts : Charlemagne; and Diamonds : Julius Caesar.

Charles Dickens kept the head of his bed aligned with the North Pole. He believed that the earth's magnetic field would pass longitudinal through his body and ensure him a good night rest.

In 1996, Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for applesauce, which coincidentally is exactly what his name means in Japanese.

Despite her being famous for being a nurse, Florence Nightingale served only two years of her life in this occupation. She contracted fever during her service in the Crimean War, and spent the last 50 years of her life as an invalid.

The venom in a common household spider is more poisonous than a Black Widow's or a Brown Recluse, but they cannot bite humans because their jaws won't open wide enough.

The chances of you dying on the way to purchase your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.

Panophobia is the fear of everything.

Muhammad is the most common name in the world. The most commonly used word in the English language is rather unsurprisingly “the”.

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. You can give it a go and be a hero if you like, but you won’t be able to do it. I can, obviously.

utterly pointless facts ::

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

Hummingbirds are unable to walk.

At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.

Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

25% of your bones are located in your feet.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Frozen lobsters have been known come back to life when thawed. You have been warned.

In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.

A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.

A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.

More than 10% of the world's annual production of salt is used to de-ice American roads.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame (and in who’s company I sadly spent a great deal of my youth) was originally going to be named “Jumpman”. The small moustached one was renamed Mario in honour of Mario Segali (the then owner of the Nintendo warehouse) who apparently looked extremely like the computer character.

The first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War 2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. Elephants are also the ONLY animals that can't jump, so the poor bastard never had a chance!

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