Useless Facts That Are Too Entertaining for Words We all need a bit of entertainment in our lives and what better way to take a break than to learn a few new and unique facts? Useless facts are those that are not particularly useful in any way, but they can be educational and really entertaining. Here are some facts that are so random, you’d be hard-pressed to find a use for them!

Ten Facts About Animals You Probably Don’t Know

  1. An elephant can use its trunk to pick up a single grain of rice.

  2. A cat has more vertebrae in its spine than a human – a total of 20 compared to our measly 26.

  3. A group of hens is called a ‘clutch’.

  4. Even though a spider has eight legs, it still only has two eyes!

  5. Some species of monkeys use tools to increase their chances of finding food.

  6. The eyes of a chameleon can look in two directions at the same time.

  7. A duck has three eyelids to help protect its domain from water.

  8. Oxpeckers often feed on ticks, mites and other things on a large animal’s back.

  9. A group of owls is called a ‘parliament’.

  10. The Platypus is one of only two mammals in the world that lays eggs.

Ten Facts About Our Planet You Might Not Have Heard

  1. Even though the Earth has an atmosphere and an abundance of water, it’s a pretty dry planet. In fact, only about 2% of the Earth’s water is fresh and suitable for drinking.

  2. The deepest spot in the ocean is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. It’s over 6 miles (36,000 feet) deep!

  3. Antarctica is the windiest continent on Earth, with winds reaching up to 200 mph in some areas.

  4. One-tenth of all of the Earth’s surface consists of deserts, which tend to be the driest and hottest biome.

  5. The highest recorded temperature on Earth was 134°F (56.7°C) in Death Valley, California.

  6. Belarus holds the distinction of having the lowest recorded temperature on Earth at -67.8°F (-55.7°C).

  7. There are about 196 countries in the world today.

  8. At 11,994 feet (3,653 meters), Mauna Kea is the highest mountain on Earth when measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean.

  9. The sun accounts for 99.86% of the solar system’s mass, including our own planet Earth.

  10. The total land area of the world is 57,510,000 sq. kilometers.

Ten Facts About Humans That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Human adults have 206 bones in their bodies, though newborn infants have about 300.

  2. We blink up to 30,000 times a day, which is approximately one blink every two seconds.

  3. Our brain is 60% fat, making it the fattiest organ in our bodies.

  4. We produce a lifetime’s worth of saliva (up to 50 liters) over the course of our lives.

  5. The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and has the capacity to store up to 2.5 petabytes of information– the same amount of information as 3 million books!

  6. On average, we produce approximately 25,000 quarts (25,000 Liters) of saliva in a lifetime.

  7. The human body contains about 37.2 trillion cells.

  8. Our heart beats an average of 100,000 times a day.

  9. Our eyes contain more than two million working parts.

  10. There are more than 208 bones in the human skeleton.

We hope that you found the useless facts above entertaining. Learning something new, even if it is just a fun fact, can help to build your knowledge about our world, the creatures on it and even ourselves. So why not try sharing something with your friends every day to help them learn something new as well?