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Useless facts I’ve learned in school

School, apparently, is not as useless as we thought. Because we learn all these useless facts everyday!! ….

Wait… What?

Let’s just jump right into some fun fact I learned in class. That are completely useless. (For me at least)

1. ColbertGRE 8441 500 010.jpg
You probably know that this is an item of clothing. People started wearing this as casual sports jacket in 1850. But did you know it was named after the French minister Jean Baptiste Colbert? Why? Well… No one actually knows why.

2. Google Easter eggs
Everyone must have heard of it right? Well why not write some of them down for you. Just type into google:
– “Do a barrel roll” or “z or r twice”
– “Askew”
– “answer to life the universe and everything.” Spoiler alert! The answer is 42.

3. Natural blond people are rare.
This is actually true! Natural blonds make only 4% of the words population.

4. Myth: redheads turn into vampires when they die.
In the Greek mythology, it was believed that redheads turn into vampires when they die.
There was also a myth about redheads being conceived during menstruation.

5. Women talk more.
Most people would probably say this is true, which it is. But let’s just put it into numbers. Women speak about 20.000 words a day, that is 13.000 more than the average men.

6. Throwing an apple at someone.
In the ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to declare one’s love, and if the apple was cached that love was excepted

7. Cat logic
Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

8. The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”
This is just a little bit mean. Or a lot a little bit mean. Yes.. You’ve read that right.

I hope you liked this short post about these weird facts I’ve learned in school. Do you know any useless facts that you’ve learned in school? I would love to read about it in the comments bellow.

Love,
Manon

 

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