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Did you know that crabs wee through their eyes? That maidenhair moss is so called because Anglo-saxons thought it looked like pubes? That Albanians have 17 different words for moustache? Astound us with your utterly useless and obscure knowledge.

(, Thu 17 Mar 2005, 14:48)
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More predictive text fun.
Try putting the word 'coal' into your phone. Press the button that cycles the possable words and it will tell you that your an 'Anal Cock'.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 13:05, Reply)
tits
The gene for multiple nipples is called Sca after Scaramanga, The Man with the Golden Gun and Three Nipples
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 13:03, Reply)
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
..is the fear of long words.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 13:01, Reply)
In France,
Everyone rides bikes, wears stripey jumpers, carries onions round with them and sells cheese.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 13:01, Reply)
Wordplay...
A midly amusing word from the english language is spankathon.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 12:54, Reply)
Fotze
means cunt in German.

Useless or useful is a damn fine line to tread...
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 12:40, Reply)
most of these aren't entriely useless...
other people's neither.
here goes:

Tycho Brahe (or possibly Kepler), the astronomer, died because it was impolite to go to the toilet at parties. So he didn't go. And died.
The End.

Also, Koalas get the helpful digestive bacteria which enables them to digest gum leaves, their (only) source of food (and water), by eating their mother's poo when in the pouch.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 12:40, Reply)
Cadbury's Creme Egg...


A previous post had me searching for the truth... A quick goole later and I found this:

www.cadbury.co.uk/EN/CTB2003/about_chocolate/brand_stories/creme_egg/

Cadbury Creme Egg was introduced by Cadbury brothers in the early 1920's and was first available in 1923, but the Creme Egg as we know it today was not made until 1971.

AND

If you laid all the eggs made on the Creme Egg plant end to end, they would stretch all the way from the Bournville factory in Birmingham UK to Sydney in Australia - that's 12,000 miles.

AND!!!

over 200 million are sold annually, 3 for every person in the UK.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 11:52, Reply)
subboobbookkeeper,
meaning stasher of porn*,is the only word in the English language with six consecutive double letters.

*subboob being a euphenism for fanny
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 11:42, Reply)
gavin arviso
has an arsehole like a clowns pocket.......
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 11:40, Reply)
Rachael Stevens
has webbed feet

honest guv

check it out
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 11:18, Reply)
another possible explanation for posh
the German word 'Poshlust' meaning not only the obviously trashy but mainly the falsely important, the falsely beautiful, the falsely clever, the falsely attractive

cant remember where i read that but i noted it to take the mickey out of a posh cunt who keeps calling me common here: www.justramit.co.uk, not a flaming site, more ranting and raving and having a chuckle
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 11:00, Reply)
arg
Snakes have 2 kidneys just like the rest of us

They also have 2 penises (hemipenes)

also

Motorbikes make you GAY

FACT
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:57, Reply)
I finally worked out what "molest" replaces.
That's useless information for the rest of you.

[/took me long enough]
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:57, Reply)
Dame Pedantia presents grammar you can remember.
Well, it seems to me that the following facts are useless, as no one uses them.

'Your' is possessive. "It's not your round, it's mine. Please allow me to buy you beer."

'You're' is a contraction of 'you are.' "You're a sex god and I want to spend quality time alone in a dark room with you and your sexual organs."

'It's' is a contraction of 'it is.' Again, "It's not your round, it's mine."

'It's' can also be a contraction of 'it has.' "Your penis is moleste! It's got to be the biggest one I have ever seen. May I please stimulate it orally?"
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:53, Reply)
chicken and rabbits
fall asleep if you gently turn them upside down.
try

also, snakes have no kidneys
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:22, Reply)
Planetary Japes
...oooh and there is a ring of debris around Uranus.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:07, Reply)
Super Js
djtrialprice - remember it well - beat Celtic 3 times that season - Fact! and got into the UEFA cup to be beaten 6-3 on aggregate by AS Monaco.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 10:00, Reply)
bigquack
C'mon you Saints!!!

Although the Scottish first division is on the borderline of professionalism. Remember the 1998 season when the Perth boys finished third behind Rangers and Celtic? FACT. Ah.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:40, Reply)
Blimey !
Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:34, Reply)
Polar Bears
Sorry if it's been done but here goes...

A Polar bear's liver contains 15,000 to 30,000 units of vitamin A which would prove fatal should a human eat it.

Despite what our eyes tell us, a polar bear's fur is not white. Each hair shaft is pigment-free and transparent with a hollow core.

Polar bears look white because the hollow core scatters and reflects visible light, much like ice and snow does.

When photographed with film sensitive to ultraviolet light, polar bears appear black.

Now then, back to my beermat collection.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:13, Reply)
Oh no he didn't
Alexander Graham Bell wasn't the first to invent the telephone

John Boyd Dunlop wasn't the first to invent the pneumatic tire

FACT!! Oops, sorry lost_monkey! ;o)
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:12, Reply)
Skill
..means African Bum Disease.

when your 9.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:08, Reply)
Sad-but-true
My home football team, St Johnstone is the only professional team in the UK to have a J in its name. Handy for pub quizzes that one. Maybe.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:04, Reply)
Is it just me
or is the typing of the word 'FACT!' after nearly every post becoming slightly annoying and, to be honest, redundant given that the question of the week is indeed about useless facts.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 9:02, Reply)
Cowboys
..in the wild west, taking the idea from immigrant tin miners, ate cornish pasties which could contain a whole meal in an edible package easily stored in their saddlebags.

mmmmmm, saddlebags.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 8:56, Reply)
Decimate
The word comes from the punishment handed out to Roman legions by commanding officers. One out of every ten men was picked (at random) and was beaten to death by the rest of the legion.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2005, 8:45, Reply)

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