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Amazingly Useless Facts You Need to Know

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Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance?” You cannot hum while holding your breath?  An elephant uses the folds on the back of its skin to smash mosquitoes?

(Credit: Buzzfeed)

(Credit: Buzzfeed)

The world we live in can be fascinating.  It is full of amazing little quirks that we don’t even know about.  And while being able to spout out random bit of info after random bit of info isn’t necessarily going to solve the world’s major problems, it still never hurts to set aside a special place in your brain for the interesting, if not somewhat useless, facts about this great floating rock that we call home.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, an octopus can climb any surface except AstroTurf.  Again, that knowledge won’t help you pay the bills, but at least you know you would’ve been safe from an angry octopus had there been on the field during Mike Scott’s no-hitter.


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