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What is your favorite random bit of trivia?

Asked by SuperMouse (30842points) June 12th, 2009

Like every month that begins on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th, or the song Killing my Softly was written about Don McLean or that a person’s ears never stop growing throughout their life.

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DarkScribe's avatar


I thought that my hats were shrinking. It is my ears pushing them up.

MacBean's avatar

Armadillos have sex in the missionary position.

DarkScribe's avatar

@MacBean Armadillos have sex in the missionary position.

Have you ever seen an Armadillo missionary?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Gosh, just one? I have so many. Okay, here’s one I’ve always found interesting. A group of crows is called a murder.

Kiev749's avatar

82.3 percent of all statistics are meaningless. (And i want to be an NFL statistician… Meaningless job :( )

DarkScribe's avatar


If you murder a murder, are you a murderer?

robmandu's avatar

David Carradine’s ex-wife believes his death was not suicide, but part of a larger conspiracy involving the Chinese mafia, Bruce Lee fans, and possibly the party responsible for Brandon Lee’s death (on the set of The Crow.)

Related: I think it’s odd there’s no mention of the Vulcan Nerve Pinch on Wikipedia’s Dim Mak page.

(I’m having one of those days.)

AstroChuck's avatar

Squirrels don’t carry the rabies virus.

robmandu's avatar

The more RAM your video card is carrying, the less overall system RAM is available to you on 32-bit Windows operating systems (that is, the kind 99% of desktop users have) – which was already limited to ~3.4GB usable in the first place.

In other words, be careful dropping serious coin on top-of-the-line video cards, because you might be trading better video performance for less overall system performance.

DarkScribe's avatar

@AstroChuck Squirrels don’t carry the rabies virus.

Lazy little blighters.

gailcalled's avatar

There seems to be an almost infinite number of ways of misspelling “definitely.”

robmandu's avatar


AstroChuck's avatar

edit: normally don’t…

KatawaGrey's avatar

Vibrators were originally medical instruments. It used to be believed that women couldn’t experience sexual pleasure so when a woman experienced sexual frustration, it was called hysteria. She would go to her doctor who would massage her vagina and clitoris with his fingers to relieve her. This was very tiring for the doctors so the vibrator was invented to give the doctors a rest. It wasn’t until (I believe) the 1970’s that the vibrator was thought of exclusively as a sex toy because of its emergence in porn films.

willbrawn's avatar

Hedgehogs like to masturbate

pink dolphins! (they live in the amazon)

fireside's avatar

Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss.

Called “re-entrants,” dolphins once lived on land and looked and behaved something like a small wolf but with five hoof-like toes on each foot instead claws.

Humans smell “in stereo.” Scent signals from each nostril travel to different regions in the brain.

Apes originated on Earth about 35 million years ago, and the first apelike men appeared about 10 million years ago. The modern human species of Homo sapien has existed on the earth for only 100,000 years.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Children less than 5 years old in India can polish a full 58 facets on round gemstones.

AstroChuck's avatar

Debra Winger was one (of three) of the voice talents for E.T.

robmandu's avatar

A fluther is a group of of jellyfish.

And “fluther” is underlined red in my browser’s spell check. Suggested corrections are: fluter, flusher, flutter.

dalepetrie's avatar

There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand in all the world’s oceans.

If you took one penny and doubled your money every day, you’d be a millionaire in less than 4 weeks.

With only 23 people in the room, there is a better than 50% probability that two of them will share a birthday.

Before appearing as mailman Cliff Clavin in the hit TV series “Cheers”, actor John Ratzenberger was in the first two Superman movies AND The Empire Strikes Back.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster then 3,000 mph.

At any given time, 4% of all human females (of any age) in the US are pregnant.

The brother to 2 of the 5 members of the hard rock band AC/DC (George Young, brother to Angus and Malcolm Young), is also a famous songwriter, having written the song “Friday on My Mind” for his 1960s band The Easybeats.

Kissing (the French variety) burns 6.4 calories a minute.

All 50 of the world’s tallest mountains are in Asia.

There’s always room for Jello, and nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.

Bri_L's avatar

I always fluther pantless…...... . . . . .in fact I never breath hard at all.

Blondesjon's avatar

I am always right, 60% of the time.

srmorgan's avatar

Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease!!!!


AstroChuck's avatar

Is a fact that robmandu is enormous, and I mean, horse like.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

The ear and nose do not continue to grow it just looks that way in elderly people because water retention in body cells decreases, making the rest of the skull tissue almost pull away from these extremities. So this isn’t fully proven yet.

filmfann's avatar

There are three kinds of people in the world. Those that can count, and those that can’t.

El_Cadejo's avatar

The tungsten coil inside of a light bulb is over 20 inches when stretched out and when on is 4 times as hot as lava.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@willbrawn i love them they look like theyre made of plastic lol

scamp's avatar

@SRM Not to sound picky, but Lou Gehrig died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which became known as Lou Gerig’s disease after his death. Just adding a little more info to your post

DarkScribe's avatar

Since the beginning of MacDonald’s operation in Australia, more than thirty years ago, the “Big Mac”, and “Whopper” burgers have been twenty-percent smaller than those sold in the US.

(Form a MacDonald’s Australia spokesman interviewed in the local media last week.)

AstroChuck's avatar

I wonder if the folks at McDonald’s know about this MacDonald’s place. I smell lawsuit.

DarkScribe's avatar

@AstroChuck I wonder if the folks at McDonald’s know about this MacDonald’s place. I smell lawsuit.;)

This is not one store – this is all MacDonald’s stores in Australia, a deliberate policy that has resulted in smaller serving sizes.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@uberbatman the tungsten filament is around 22 inches in length, and heats up to 6,192 degrees F. Lava temps are usually from 700 – 2500 degrees F. So it is four times hotter than the cooler lava, but not the hottest lava.

Great random fact, much lurve to you.

AstroChuck's avatar

@DarkScribe- I think you misunderstood my post.

AstroChuck's avatar

Charlie Brown’s father was a barber.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra all thanks to the science channel’s deconstructed last night :P

DarkScribe's avatar

@AstroChuck DarkScribe- I think you misunderstood my post.

Ok, got it, I just noticed. I’ll blame the spell checker. ;)

On my desktop I use Nuance’s “Naturally Speaking”. I should check it a little more closely when there are possible variations in spelling.

filmfann's avatar

In the Beatles song “Girl”, the backing vocals are singing “tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit”. John Lennon owned up to that being on purpose just before his death.

Bluefreedom's avatar

The name of the band “Steely Dan” is actually the name of a strap-on dildo (Steely Dan III from Yokohama).

gymnastchick729's avatar

check out this video
this post makes me feel so dumb, I can’t even come up with something.

KatawaGrey's avatar

Sheep can wag!

I just found this out recently when I went to a farm and saw a lam running to its mother forlunch and wagging profusely.

robmandu's avatar

Eagles hunt mountain goats. Really!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@robmandu that is so fucking AWESOME

mangeons's avatar

@robmandu That’s so sad/scary/creepy/funny at the same time!


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