25 Absurd Facts That Have No Point

There are some bizarre and pointless facts out there, some of which are definitely not true. I’ve collected a bunch of them here. Perhaps one or more of these might save you at a trivia night.


  1. The dot above the letter I is called a tittle.
  2. Neil Armstrong had to clear customs after returning from the moon.
  3. Shakespeare created the name Jessica for his play Merchant Of Venice
  4. Hippo milk is pink
  5. Carrots were originally purple.
  6. The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.
  7. You are more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark.
  8. A banana is a berry but a strawberry isn’t. Avocados and watermelons are also berries.
  9. 1000 seconds is about 16 minutes.
  10. Honey never spoils
  11. You can’t hum while holding your nose.
  12. Turtles have the ability to breathe through their butt.
  13. A con man sold the Eiffel Tower (almost twice). –
  14. Heroin was once used to treat children’s coughs. –
  15. It rains diamonds on Jupiter
  16. Can openers were invented years after cans were.
  17. One of Australia’s Prime ministers (Harold Holt) went missing and was never found.
  18. In 1956, 5 megabytes (5mb) weighed a ton.
  19. Russia built a computer that ran on water.
  20. Potato head was the first toy to be advertised on tv
  21. The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’. This doesn’t change the fact that they are hard to remove from their tins.
  22. There are no bridges over the amazon River.
  23. Even though they come in different colours, fruit loops all have the same flavour.
  24. Bullfrogs do not sleep.
  25. Two PlayStation 1 games, FIFA 2001 and Gran Turismo 2, has scratch & sniff discs. The FIFA 2001 smelled like a soccer field, while Gran Turismo 2 smelled like car tires.