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18 Useless Facts You Know You Want To Know

1. A group of worms is called a "squirm."

A group of worms is called a "squirm."

2. There are about 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on your scalp.

There are about 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on your scalp.

3. After each player has moved three times in a game of chess, there are 121 million possible routes that the match could follow.

After each player has moved three times in a game of chess, there are 121 million possible routes that the match could follow.

4. Brad Pitt originally dreamed of being an advertising art director.

Brad Pitt originally dreamed of being an advertising art director.

5. Women blink eight more times per minute than men do.

Women blink eight more times per minute than men do.

6. Only 20 moves are needed to solve a Rubik's cube.

Only 20 moves are needed to solve a Rubik's cube.

7. If a female ferret goes into heat and cannot find a mate, she'll die.

If a female ferret goes into heat and cannot find a mate, she'll die.

8. The world's oldest chewing gum dates back 5,000 years.

The world's oldest chewing gum dates back 5,000 years.

9. You can get a really rough estimate of the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding 37.

You can get a really rough estimate of the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then adding 37.

10. Wendy's founder Dave Thomas went back to school to get his GED at the age of 61.

Wendy's founder Dave Thomas went back to school to get his GED at the age of 61.

11. Thomas Edison patented over 1,000 inventions in his lifetime.

Thomas Edison patented over 1,000 inventions in his lifetime.

12. The line between two numbers in a fraction is called a vinculum.

The line between two numbers in a fraction is called a vinculum.

13. Post-millennial children born after 2005 watch an average of 35 hours of television a week.

Post-millennial children born after 2005 watch an average of 35 hours of television a week.

14. The founders of Hewlett-Packard flipped a coin to see which one of their names would be first in the company name. 

The founders of Hewlett-Packard flipped a coin to see which one of their names would be first in the company name. 

15. Some animals can delay their pregnancies. 

Some animals can delay their pregnancies. 

16. The longest game of Monopoly played underground lasted 100 hours.

The longest game of Monopoly played underground lasted 100 hours.

17. There are more green and red Skittles in the package on average than any other color.

There are more green and red Skittles in the package on average than any other color.

18. Disney World employs 62,000 people.

Disney World employs 62,000 people.