10 Utterly useless facts that you think you will never need…


* The sound of ET walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.

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* The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

* Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windscreen wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

* The King of Hearts on playing cards is the only king without a moustache.

* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

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* The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

* Butterflies taste with their feet.

  * It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4 000 years ago, that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
* A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of cold drink will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
* The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

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