12 Useless Facts To Know

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Knowledge is power. Well, sometimes there are things you don't have to know, but it doesn't hurt to know them. These are a few.


1
Wars kill more civilians than soldiers: in a war, the safest place to be is usually in the army.

2
The praying mantis has only one ear, which is located between its legs.

3
Scallops have up to 100 eyes.

4
The proud owner of the first silicone breast implant was a dog called Esmeralda.

5
Red Bull was originally called Red Water Buffalo.

6
More than a third of the world's smokers are Chinese.

7
If the mass in a one-kilogram bag of sugar could be converted into energy, it would be enough to drive a car non-stop for 100,000 years.

8
In Italy, 13 is not an unlucky number, but 17 is.

9
Some pigs suffer from mysophobia, the fear of mud.

10
The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years.

11
A female chimpanzee in a fit of passion has the strength of six men.

12
Japanese sheep go 'meh.'