500 Mostly Useless Facts/Part 23



  1. Van Gogh only sold one painting when he was alive.
  2. A standard slinky measures 87 feet when stretched out.
  3. The highest per capita Jell-O comsumption in the US is Des Moines.
  4. If a rooster can’t fully extend its neck, it can’t crow.
  5. There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple’s hair.
  6. The eyes of a donkey are positioned so that it can see all four feet at all times.
  7. Worcestershire sauce in essentially an Anchovy Ketchup.
  8. Rhode Island is the only state which the hammer throw is a legal high school sport.
  9. The average lifespan of an eyelash is five months.
  10. A spider has transparent blood.
  11. Every acre of American crops harvested contains 100 pounds of insects.
  12. Prince Charles is an avid collecter of toilet seats.
  13. The most common street name in the U.S. is Second Street.
  14. Tehran is the most expensive city on earth.
  15. The sweat drops drawn in cartoon comic strips are called pleuts.