Useless Knowledge Recap
by Aj Silver
posted Mar 15 2013 3:37PM
Q: What animal holds the record for the “highest” skydive?
A: A dog named Brutus at 4,572 feet.
Q: Why doesn’t it tickle when you tickle yourself?
A: There are so many external and internal stimuli hitting you at once that your brain has learned to filter them out.The first ones that get ignored are ones that you do. The reaction to tickling is the brain's response to an unexpected stimulus. If you try and tickle yourself, your brain is expecting it.
WINNER: ADDISON AND HER MOM RENEE FREY
Q: Where can we find the largest number of fish species in the world?
A: Lake Malawi in Africa
Q: Who is the only woman to ever appear on US paper currency?
A: Martha Washington in 1891. It was a silver certificate
Q: How many sattelites have been destroyed by meteors?
A: One, the European space agency’s Olympus in 1993.