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In this thread, all you have to do is write a dumb/useless fact!
The Earth is the largest planet in the world.

play theme song here
  
Two is defined as zero plus one plus one.
  
The average woman eats a pound of lipstick by the time she reaches the age of
  
have you ever wondered where salt gets its name from?


we are wondering that too
  
where did it get its name from?

If you took everyone in the world and lined them up in one single-file line, you'd have some sort of humanitarian crisis.
  
DIAV said:
Two is defined as zero plus one plus one.


Don't you just love the Peano Axioms?
  
I don't know fancy math stuff :\

The tiny metal round things on the pockets of jeans are known as 'rivets', they are placed on areas of the jeans that are most likely to be pulled apart by strain or movement and help hold the fabric together, thereby making them last longer.
  
It's not ending the day, starting off the next day.
  
It matters not what you do for others, but what you do with what you do, for others.
  
Coconuts are mammals because they have hair and produce milk.
  
Grayseff said:

Don't you just love the Peano Axioms?


I prefer a good piano solo.
  
If you kept yelling for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, your voice will hurt.
  
Studies have shown that if you put "studies have shown" in front of a sentence, it becomes more believable.
  
Similarly "My Father always told me..." gives you extra credibility.
  
Cows have regional accents when they moo.
  
Crows don't crow
  
29% of all statistics would make up about two-sevenths of all statistics.
  
It takes approximately 3-4 min. to go through one sector in Space Quest III at cruising speed (I've done that)
  
'Comic Sans' is Latin. It means 'Not funny'.
  
The More you Know: it's named Comic Sans because it is a sans-serif font (there are no small strokes at the ends of letters like I or q) and it's meant to emulate the lettering in comic books.
  
12x12 = 144
reverse all the numbers...
21x21 = 441

There is at least one more instance.
  
X% of Y is also Y% of X.

So 30% of 150 is also 150% of 30, or 45. 5% of 60 is also 60% of 5, or 3.
  
Funnest fact, that really confused me
  
'Comic Sans' is Latin. It means 'Not funny'.

Nope, not true. Sans is a French word and Nōn Ridiculus means not funny.

Coldfrost said:
X% of Y is also Y% of X.

So 30% of 150 is also 150% of 30, or 45. 5% of 60 is also 60% of 5, or 3.


Yay fractions!
  
Grayseff said:
'Comic Sans' is Latin. It means 'Not funny'.

Nope, not true. Sans is a French word and Nōn Ridiculus means not funny.

Coldfrost said:
X% of Y is also Y% of X.

So 30% of 150 is also 150% of 30, or 45. 5% of 60 is also 60% of 5, or 3.


Yay fractions!


Then explain why the footnote says that.
  
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