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What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 12:21am On Feb 20, 2020
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I guarantee almost all of you have seen this picture.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 12:21am On Feb 20, 2020
This picture is called Bliss, and it was the default desktop wallpaper for Windows XP.

It looks like it was made in photoshop because it’s so perfect. But it wasn’t.

It’s 100% real, no editing whatsoever.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 12:21am On Feb 20, 2020
This is the man behind the picture, Charles O’Rear.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 12:22am On Feb 20, 2020
O’Rear was on his way to visit his girlfriend, and he saw a sunny hill that looked particularly picturesque. He stopped his car, and took a few photos.

Eventually he sold the photo to an advertising company as a stock photo.

Many years later, Microsoft found it. They agreed to license it from O’Rear, and made it the default background for Windows XP.

It’s believed that Bliss is the most viewed image ever. It’s been seen on roughly one billion computers.

That’s how a guy pulled over on the side of the road, and took the most viewed picture in history.

Credit - Dylan Owens

Source - Quora

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 12:29am On Feb 20, 2020
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Dreamt is the only word in the English language that ends with “mt”

The English language is full of idiosyncrasies, and the word dreamt is one of them. According to Oxford Dictionaries, "dreamt" (and its variations, such as "undreamt"wink is the only word in the English language that ends with the letters "mt."

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 3:27am On Feb 20, 2020
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Cats can't taste sweet things because of a genetic defect.


Cats can jump surprisingly high, slip through the tightest spaces, and seemingly have nine lives. But there's one thing they can't do: taste sweet things. According to a 2007 article in Scientific American, unlike other mammals, felines can't taste sweetness due to the fact that they "lack 247 base pairs of the amino acids that make up the DNA of the Tas1r2 gene. As a result, it does not code for the proper protein … and it does not permit cats to taste sweets." While that may sound a little complicated, you don't really need to understand the specifics to get that Ginger won't enjoy sugary desserts.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 3:27am On Feb 20, 2020
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Your fingernails grow faster, on a dominant hand


If you've ever broken a nail way down near the base or lost one completely you know they take quite a while to grow back. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology says that a fingernail takes around six months to grow from base to tip and toenails can take up to a year. Fingernails also grow faster on your dominant hand as well as on your bigger fingers. Nails also grow faster during the daytime as well as during the summer months.

Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 3:27am On Feb 20, 2020
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Playing dance music, can help ward off mosquitos cheesy


Playing electronic dance music (EDM) may scare people away, and it turns out, it could do the same with mosquitos. According to one 2019 study, the Skrillex song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" combines "very high and very low frequencies" as well as "excessive loudness and constantly escalating pitch" that discourages the yellow fever mosquito from biting victims and mating.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:11am On Feb 20, 2020
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Around 16 million people, alive today are direct descendants of Genghis Khan


Genghis Khan wasn't only famous (and infamous) for being the leader of the Mongol Empire from 1206 to 1227—he also fathered a lot of children. In fact, he sired so many offspring that a 2003 historical genetics paper found that around 16 million people alive today are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.

Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:11am On Feb 20, 2020
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There’s only one walled city in the whole of Morth America


The next time you're planning a trip and want to head somewhere that's both breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly unique, be sure to check out Quebec City in Canada. In the capital of the province of Quebec, the Old Town (Vieux-Québec) area is the only fortified walled city in North America. It was founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in the early 17th century.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:11am On Feb 20, 2020
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Ketchup was once used as medicine to cure diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice, and rheumatism.


It's hard to imagine ketchup without the sweet tomatoey taste, but when the condiment was originally invented, it was actually a fish or mushroom-based mixture. Dr. John Cooke Bennet was one of the first folks to add tomatoes to ketchup in 1834. And because it was rich in vitamins and antioxidants, the doctor claimed that the product, which he sold in pill form, could help cure diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice, and even rheumatism.
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:13am On Feb 20, 2020
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There are four kings in every deck of cards. And while they all look similar, the king of hearts is the only royal fellow who doesn't have a mustache. According to The Guardian, the so-called "suicide king" (who earned his name because it looks like he's stabbing himself in the head with a sword), wasn't always bare-faced. He mistakenly lost his facial hair in a redesign.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:13am On Feb 20, 2020
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When the public started using the phone back in the 1800s, inventor Alexander Graham Bell thought they should answer a call with "ahoy." That's likely why the incredibly elderly Mr. Burns on The Simpsons says "Ahoy-hoy" when he picks up the phone. However, Bell's rival, Thomas Edison, wanted users to answer the phone with "Hello." And, according to The New York Times, by 1880, "hello" had won out.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 4:16am On Feb 20, 2020
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It would be impossible to properly read without periods, commas, exclamation points, and question marks. But it turns out that punctuation wasn't always a part of writing. According to the BBC, a librarian named Aristophanes from the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the 3rd century B.C. attempted to introduce a form of punctuation into a system that not only didn't use it, but also didn't bother to use capital letters or include spaces between words. While Aristophanes' version of punctuation didn't stick around, Christian writers in the 6th century began to punctuate their text, and eventually, we ended up with the punctuation we use today.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by MamaFryo(f): 4:54am On Feb 20, 2020
Education! The second fact is not most likely true because I am not fully convinced.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by femi4: 5:51am On Feb 20, 2020
Kudos to Christian writers
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Renforce: 5:58am On Feb 20, 2020
Nice piece
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by OKUCHI11(m): 6:08am On Feb 20, 2020
can someone just show me a download link for this American bullcrap 9/11 conspiracy
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by kennybelle: 9:02am On Feb 20, 2020
I'm enlightened, thanks OP.

But the 9/11 conspiracy is quite confusing, though.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Jackossky(m): 9:02am On Feb 20, 2020
..are they really useless?
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Larryfest(m): 9:14am On Feb 20, 2020
The 9/11 conspiracy is just a whole lot of horseshit nothing convincing in it to make it stick..
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Alitair(m): 9:17am On Feb 20, 2020
I had high hopes for this thread. It's unfortunate it didn't live up to expectations.
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 9:42am On Feb 20, 2020
kennybelle:
I'm enlightened, thanks OP.

But the 9/11 conspiracy is quite confusing, though.

I deliberately added it so those that know more bout it can input their knowledge on the matter
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 9:43am On Feb 20, 2020
Jackossky:
..are they really useless?

They’re useless ooo, since it won’t fetch me money these trying times
Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by cRobo: 9:50am On Feb 20, 2020
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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Libkid(m): 12:32pm On Feb 20, 2020
You see the conspiracy in that 9/ 11 is the more you see the more confusing it all gets
something doesn't add up and those who have investigated the whole thing knows it.For example, type in the airline flight number Q33NY into Microsoft Word. Enlarge it to the max, then highlight and change the font to Wingdings.what you will see might surprise you

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by Xavi2019: 2:09pm On Feb 20, 2020
OP, thanks for sharing.
I would appreciate if you add more, I love reading stuffs like these.

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Re: What’s The Most Useless Fact You Know? Pictures Attached by geezynoni: 2:49pm On Feb 20, 2020
dT no 2 mad o

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