September 2nd, 2008 | 41 Comments

Totally Pointless Trivia

Here is a list of totally pointless trivia that you may not know about :)


  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  • Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
  • The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  • A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • All polar bears are left-handed.
  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  • Raindrops are not tear-drop shaped. They are rounded at the top and flat on the bottom.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  • Walt Disney was afraid of mice. :)
  • The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Have any more? Enjoyed reading? Feel free to comment below :)

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41 Responses to “Totally Pointless Trivia”

  1. Roy says:

    I knew only one……

  2. Tom says:

    “The shape of raindrops was studied by Philipp Lenard in 1898. He found that small raindrops (less than about 2 mm diameter) are approximately spherical. As they get larger (to about 5 mm diameter) they become more doughnut shaped. Beyond about 5 mm they become unstable and fragment.”

  3. Farrhad says:

    Tom, its a nice one. I will add it in the second part of ‘Totally Pointless Trivia’


  4. Lucas says:

    I knew four of them already. Nonetheless, they were still great trivia.

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  7. Ikki says:

    I wish I was a pig xD

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  8. Acne Scar says:

    The longest word that can be typed on one line of the keyboard in typewriter. (Check it out now!)

    It is legal, to this day, to kill a Welshman within the city boundaries of Chester, as long as you use a bow and arrow.

    When viewed from above, all rainbows are circular – not semi-circular

  9. Sejal says:

    Really pointless but funny ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Neha says:

    “An ostrichโ€™s eye is bigger than its brain.” haha

    Nice trivia. I loved the image you used.

  11. Rehaan says:

    British pilots in WWII very horribly smart! :-)

  12. Rohit P says:

    ‘Set’ has sooo many meanings, wow!!

    Nice list. Hope to read more like these.

  13. Rachael says:

    I love trivia!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. 12 babies a DAY?! That’s absurd!

    How about these:
    ‘Racecar is racecar backwards’
    ‘There are more than 2700 languages spoken around the world’
    ‘The can opener was introduced 48 years AFTER cans!’

  15. teenwebguru says:

    Hahahah, “A pigs orgasm can last 30 minutes”. You’re making me into a trivia fan.

  16. Nicolas S says:

    Ahaha, nice Trivia! I like the last one: ”An ostrichโ€™s eye is bigger than its brain.”. ๐Ÿ˜€


  17. Rei says:

    You are


  18. used tires says:

    I love pointless trivia, it always gives you a good laugh, or a good eyebrow raise haha. UGhh rates… those little demons are immortal I swear… and “On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents dail” haha what? And “Walt Disney was afraid of mice.”… yea I LOLโ€™ed

    Till then,


  19. BAS says:

    One more

    “80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women”


    but it’s true
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  20. Interesting. I am amazed at the fact that babies are switched and how prevalent it is.

  21. That was fun… kept me waking…
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  22. Totally agree with you Doc. If the resoults will be exactly the same from my poit of view also is totally useless this device.
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  23. Dianne says:

    Thanks for making me laugh today. Damn pigs ๐Ÿ˜‰
    lack of breastmilk
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  24. Just a bunch of roleplaying topics to choose from! Make sure you see ALL of the topics.
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  25. i like the post. its very funny so time these blogs are good to visit. i like the post very much.

  26. This is great thanks for posting, I got a good laugh from it.

  27. I didn’t know a rat could go without water longer than camel that is nutz

  28. Great post, I didn’t know some of these.

  29. I love this great trivia thanks. I can always use some useless knowledge.

  30. Great pointless trivia! I love it!

  31. rrr says:

    hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ i have one

    A nuclear bomb always hits the epicenter ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. Softmace says:

    “All polar bears are left-handed” and “Walt Disney was afraid of mice”

    These are the funiest things I’ve heard today. Post some more!

  33. I love triva these are really cool.

  34. totally pointless, but interesting!

  35. I love these I wish you would post more.

  36. very cool trivia. I love reading about different weird stuff.

  37. Punch Cards says:

    Thanks for sharing useful article about Trivia…..thanks again… Really informative post..

  38. Farrhad A says:

    Sure will keep ’em coming!

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