Useless trivia thread.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by JamesCB, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. JamesCB

    JamesCB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why not?

    Here's mine:

    A stack of $1000.00 bills equalling $1 million is about 3 inches high. $1000.00 bills equalling $1 billion is about 250 feet high. A stack of $1000.00 bills equalling $1 trillion is about 47.3 miles high.
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2000
    Messages:
    3,813
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rats can't vomit.

    The largest bill in circulation is the $100 bill. [​IMG]
     
  3. LDfan

    LDfan Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1998
    Messages:
    724
    Likes Received:
    0
    Celery is the only negative calorie food.

    The body has to use up more calories to move it through the digestive system than are actually contained in the celery.


    Jeff
     
  4. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Messages:
    12,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    -Your elbows (and forearms) are the only part of your body that you can't touch with both hands. [​IMG]

    -Maine is the only state that is bordered by only one other state.
     
  5. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Messages:
    4,782
    Likes Received:
    133
    Real Name:
    John Steffens
    your foot is the same size from your elbow to your wrist

    courtesy of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

    AND!!

    Alaska is the state with the MOST people who walk to work
     
  6. Bruce N

    Bruce N Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2000
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    0
    The dent in the bottom of a champagne bottle is called a "punt".
     
  7. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2002
    Messages:
    2,950
    Likes Received:
    1
    Snakes have no arms. That's why they don't wear vests.
     
  8. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are more trees in the state of Washington than there are people on the Earth.
     
  9. MikeSerrano

    MikeSerrano Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1999
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    1
    Human beings can digest less than 1% of a salad, because the remaining 99% is cellulose and we lack the cellulase enzymes posessed by bovine mammals.
     
  10. James T

    James T Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 1999
    Messages:
    1,643
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is no Betty Rubble vitamin because the makers believe that a Betty version looks too similar to a Wilma version.
     
  11. Jeremy Allin

    Jeremy Allin Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are precisely 12 stairs to reach my basement. [​IMG]
     
  12. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 1998
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    The first television series to be shot entirely in color was The Cisco Kid (I'm pretty certain this is true, but I haven't tried to verify it). It was not, however, the first to be shown in color. That honor goes to Bonanza.
     
  13. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    0
    Heard, but haven't verified..

    You can only drink your urine once without taking any other liquids.
    Twice in a row could cause damage to your stomach.
     
  14. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Messages:
    4,782
    Likes Received:
    133
    Real Name:
    John Steffens
    check this out!!!


    1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
    2.Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
    3.The Declaration of Independence (the very official copy in the Rotunda of the National Archives) is written on parchment, not paper.
    4.The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
    5.A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
    6.A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
    7.A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" .
    8.40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
    9. Every person has a unique tongue print.
    10.The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
    11.315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
    12.During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
    13.On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
     
  15. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,357
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim

    Can you say "pon farr"? [​IMG]

    In English football's top division, only one club has gone the entire season undefeated: Preston North End, but way waaayyy back in 1888/89 (which incidentally was the first ever season). There were only 22 games a season then.

    Since then, the longest unbeaten start to a season is 29 games, jointly held by Leeds (1973/74) and Liverpool (1987/88). Arsenal's current unbeaten start now stands at 26, so it's four more games to a new record.
     
  16. Francois Caron

    Francois Caron Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    2,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Francois Caron


    Isn't that an urban myth?
     
  17. Evelio Figueroa

    Evelio Figueroa Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2000
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is no other word that rhymes with "month."




    Texas has the most counties. Rhode Island has none.
     
  18. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Messages:
    5,748
    Likes Received:
    10
    In Los Angeles, California, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than two inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap. ... It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

    In Pacific Grove, "molesting" butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

    In Pasadena, it is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss. ... It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.

    In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

    In San Francisco, it is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear. (I only did this that ONE time! And was immediately tossed in the pokey!) [​IMG] ... It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles courts.

    In Ventura County, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

    But my ALL-TIME favorite ridiculous State Law is on the Idaho books [​IMG] .......

    Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    (They must have some hefty-sized mamas in Boise!! [​IMG] )
     
  19. Neil J

    Neil J Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2000
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    A co-worker once told me to divide your age by two then add 7 and that is the lowest age you should date. She also said something like if a man and woman are alone for 15 minutes than that is considered a date.
    I don't know about Alaskan's walking to work, it can get pretty cold in the winter and dangerous if there is a lot of snow...sidwalks being covered.
     
  20. Dave_Brown

    Dave_Brown Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0

    No other word than what? Or do you mean there is no word that rhymes with "month"?

    Anyway, something I just leanred, it is illegal in the state of Michigan to sell a car on Sunday. Now I know why all those dealers are closed!
     

Share This Page