Random facts you can use to impress your friends (55 Photos)

They won’t care, for the record. But go ahead and try….

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  • IamAwesome

    #52 is wrong. The mosquito kills more people than any other animal.

    • Underbaker

      I thought they were insects?

      • IamAwesome

        Kingdom -> Animalia

        An insect is an animal

        • Underbaker

          Well if we are going biological then Human is also part of Animalia and we are much more dangerous when it comes to killing off other animals.

          But since most of us aren't Biologist I think the third definition at Dictionary.com is what most people think of when referring to animal.
          "3. a mammal, as opposed to a fish, bird, etc. "

  • http://yahoo mrs.wolowitz

    Back off the potheads hark…what was I saying lost my train of thought..oh yeah hey huh what screw it I need a nap

  • Gallus

    #12 – Sad, isn't it? People forget that the 1930's was the era of the Great Depression. Germany's economy was in shambles both because of the depression and its war reparations payments. Hitler and his finance minister, Albert Speer, turned Germany's economy around so miraculously that the effect was called the Economic Wonder. – See what happens when people think only in terms of money?!

    #14 – Does anyone know moreabout this factoid?

  • JOE

    sorry but most of this shit is shit…

  • CaptainInsano


    • KeepCalmDriveOn


  • On the square

    Fact : I shoulda had sex instead of this post

  • coinbank

    #28 no wonder they are going out of business

    • LucretiusCaro

      They're going out of business because congress has essentially hobbled them economically. They steal profits from the USPS to pay down short term borrowing debt for Social Security to make the books come out more even and they forced them recently to pay $5+ billion dollars in prepayments for health insurance for employees they might not hire until 2039, if at all. If any other board of directors ran a business like that they'd be taken out into a back alley and shot.

      • coinbank

        that is helping accelerate the problem however the underlying issue really is that it is costing more to run the post office than they are receiving in revenue each year because of the underlying issue that no one is using the mail as much as they had in the past. When was the last time you paid a bill through the mail. For me it has been like 5 years

        • LucretiusCaro

          See…that's where you're wrong. The USPS actually runs at an operational profit. Congress just insists on siphoning all of it at every turn. The USPS is mandated to be profit neutral, of course, which is how Congress justifies taking all the operational profits. That's fine and dandy, but then they continue to rob it blind after skimming the top.

          Take out that $5.5 billion and the USPS actually MAKES $1 billion in operation profits.

  • bones

    Thanks TheChive…Now I know, and knowwing is half the battle!

  • Ruck_Over

    Calling BS on #41

    • Calm
      • Ruck_Over

        Damn it, I hate when that happens.

      • 1833

        well, Wikipedia, must be true then.

      • Marko

        Have anybody read that article on Wikipedia? It says that chicken was not headless, just badly damaged…

    • Edd

      Obamas been doing it for four years

    • Jonathan

      Even better than Wikipedia:

      I have actually been to the monument built to Mike The Headless Chicken in Fruita, CO. I highly recommend it.

      • Lisa

        It's a good time. All sorts of wine tasting and everything. And yes, Mike the headless chicken existed. Weird as hell but whatever works.

  • On the square

    By sex I mean bacon

  • Anonymous

    Yea iron in a nail is metal as iron in your body goes by the same name and elemental not chemical make up but is bioiron. It’s super expensive too! I a little test to get the bio iron to come is to hold a marget in your palm and hold it all the way I’m front of you and you will feel the weight of your arm change as to bioiron pools in your hand

  • mongoose5271

    #49 Bitch please….my wife can warm a cup of coffee in 5 minutes!

  • Joe

    #21 that is what my 2 year old would say.

    • Underbaker

      It would make more sense, they don't taste like butter at all.

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  • Aurvant

    The common house fly is considered the most dangerous in the world because it is always around, cannot be avoided, and transmits the most diseases from one species to another than any other animal.

  • McIrish

    The mixed-up word 'letters' is missing the r. http://thechive.com/2012/03/09/random-facts-you-c

  • jake

    #43 the average human heart actually beats about 2.8 billion times during your life

    • jake

      i miss read the original number… please disregard

    • Underbaker

      When did they come up with an average heart, because we are all fatter now and your resting heart beat is higher when you are out of shape.

  • thatguy

    #4 is untrue, and according to the article from msnbc, may never have been true. The largest painting is 80,000 sq ft which the article stated was nearly twice the previous record.

    #21 Funny how no actual etymology sites state this

  • Anonymous

    Is hitler flipping me off

  • SadeShadz

    #7 I heard somthing like this before…
    #34 Messed up and true 😀

  • TChrisB

    My son did a 6th grade science experiment to see who could better taste the fat content in foods. Girls under age 21 did the best.

    True story.

  • dayday

    #4 is WRONG CHIVE!

    "Mother Earth" By David Aberg is 86,000sqft

  • KeepCalmDriveOn

    I'd consider aiming at 4 or 5.

  • Brentos

    #21 I actually like the name Flutterby better!

  • eviltwin

    #35 – I thought the most common lie was "I have read and agree to the terms of service."

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