Every Tuesday we’ll give you a number of random facts that are a good bet to be asked at trivia nights. And even if you don’t go to trivia, this should be a good toilet read, too. A win-win if I’ve ever heard of one. [lead image via Shutterstock]
John Lennon’s eyesight was so poor that he was legally blind without his glasses.
There are more stars than there are grains of sand on Earth.
In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
Ants don’t have enough mass to die on impact, no matter the height.
Ed Helms’ missing tooth in The Hangover was for real. He never had an adult incisor grow and instead had a fake tooth in there for most of his life.
The Call Of Duty franchise has earned over $7 Billion worldwide to date, which is more than the entire country of Nicaragua.
Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the new United States.
Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.
Only 14% of Americans say they’ve skinny dipped with the opposite sex.
Johnny Cash’s estate was approached by an advertising company asking for permission to use Ring Of Fire on an ad for haemorrhoid cream. The request was refused.
Cats will sleep for 70% of their lives.
Elvis Presley weighed 170lbs following his discharge from the US Army in 1960. When he died, in 1977, he weighed 260lbs.
1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on TV.
William Henry Harrison, the ninth President, was the only President who studied to be a medical doctor.
Robert De Niro and Robin Williams were both considered to play Jack Nicholson’s role in The Shining.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
The movie Final Destination is based off a rejected X Files episode.
The Limbo world record is under 6 inches.
In his youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis’s babysitters included Cher and Sonny Bono.
The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
The Blair Witch Project cost about $22,000 to make and grossed over $240 Million.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.
The average human dream only lasts 2-3 seconds.
Tom Cruise was offered the title role in Edward Scissorhands.
Now take this gift of useless knowledge, win some money and buy us thank you beers. Because there is never such a thing as too much thank you beers.