25 Cool Yet Geeky and Useless Facts

Posted by , Updated on February 5, 2024

Attraction isn’t only about looks, as many people falsely think. It’s about a certain primal magnetism. Of course, we can be physically attracted to someone, but we are more often drawn to their confidence, passion, and personality. Being attractive is about more than just appearance. For example, it’s a fact that our brains are like very hungry toddlers—they are easily bored and demand to be fed with entertaining nuggets. Being “hot” simply isn’t enough. So, what would you say if we told you that being knowledgeable, intelligent, and interesting is just as attractive as being good-looking? You don’t believe us? Well, then let’s make a bet: here are 25 Pretty Geeky And Useless Facts That Are Still Cool To Know. Try to use these the next time you want to strike a conversation with someone you like and if you manage to impress or intrigue them, then you owe us a favor, and a thank-you in the comments section.



Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.

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Disaster Movie is officially the worst film of all time. This is according to reviews and opinion polls on IMDb. It has averaged just a 1.3 out of 10 on IMDb and a two percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Haven’t seen it yet? You’re not missing anything, trust us . . . Well, unless you want to see just how bad it is.

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When the comics code was created, it prohibited judges and law enforcement agents from being depicted negatively. It also prevented comics from being sold at newsstands unless the hero was victorious at the end of the book.

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Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free e-mail service offered by Garfield’s website.

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At the height of Rin Tin Tin’s fame, a chef prepared him a daily steak lunch. Classical musicians played to aid his digestion. The dog was quite a star.

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The fifty-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher originally gave him a B–.

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In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.

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Mao Zedong, like many Chinese of his time, refused to brush his teeth. Instead, he rinsed his mouth with tea and chewed the leaves. Why brush? “Does a tiger brush his teeth?” argued Mao. As you can imagine, his teeth were green.

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The Aztecs had a primitive form of basketball called “ollamalitzli.” The difference from today’s version is that the first person to get the ball through the ring had the right to collect the clothes right off the backs of everyone watching the game.

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Donna Griffith is credited with the longest-recorded bout of sneezing. It lasted 978 days, from January 1981 to September 1983.

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Les Misérables has a three-page, 823-word sentence that is divided by ninety-three commas, fifty-one semicolons, and four dashes. Why? According to rumors someone suffocated from lack of oxygen in the 1940's just short of the seventy-third comma while giving a dramatic reading from the work.

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The largest city in the United States with a one-syllable name is Flint, Michigan.

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The first man to sail solo around the world was Joshua Slocum. What’s so interesting about that fact, you ask? The man couldn’t swim to save his life.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger began his transition from an elite bodybuilder into film superstar when he made his screen debut in 1970 under the name “Arnold Strong” in Hercules Goes Bananas. Yep, Arnold has always had a great sense of humor.

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Charles Dickens kept the head of his bed aligned with the North Pole, believing the earth’s magnetic field would pass longitudinally through his body and ensure him a good night’s sleep.

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Black was the only color in which Ford produced the Model T. It was the only color available that would dry fast enough to keep up with the pace of the assembly line.

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The world’s first coffee shop opened in 1554 in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. But it wasn’t until 1683 that coffee was served with milk and sugar, and a strainer was used to separate the grounds from the beverage.

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The longest word used by Shakespeare in any of his works is “honorificabilitudinitatibus,” found in Love’s Labour’s Lost.

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At one point, Wolverine’s origin story was that he was an actual wolverine that was genetically mutated and evolved by a villain named High Evolutionary. Thank God they quickly rejected that cheesy idea and came up with the story we’ve known all these years.

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Michael Jackson wanted to play Spider-Man in a movie, so he tried to buy Marvel comics in the nineties. Unfortunately for his fans, Marvel kindly rejected his offer.

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STASI, the East German secret police, managed to duplicate the scent of a female dog in heat and apply it to the shoes of people they had under surveillance. If they needed to track them down, they just had to let some male dogs follow the scent.

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The world’s largest comic-book collection belongs to the Library of Congress. It currently holds over 100,000 individual issues.

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Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States, was the only president to sew his own clothes.

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In the original Star Trek TV series Captain Kirk’s middle name was Tiberius. Obviously, the scriptwriter was a fan of Roman history.

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The first telephones did not have bells and were connected all the time. In order to attract the attention of someone on the other end of the line, one would have to yell, “Ahoy!” into the receiver.

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