“I’m an encyclopedia of meaningless information.” Have you ever heard someone say this just before they start to reel off a laundry list of facts that no one you feel has life would even care to know? I know I have. I suppose this says a lot about the places I go and the people I meet. For whatever reason I can’t bring myself to be rude to these people, but I wish I could at least finish the first couple facts they say so they will leave me alone and leave believing that those facts are more common knowledge than they actually are.
If you ever find yourself in this situation or just in need of a clever tool to end a conversation or uncomfortable encounter bookmark this post on your mobile device. I don’t know about you, but if I really don’t want to talk someone intent on talking to me, I’d rather them leave thinking I’m than weirdo than be rude and leave thinking I am a jerk. I know ignoring someone is the easy way to deal with it but I think this a bit funnier so, you’re welcome.
Instructions: Come up with an opening spill such as “Wanna hear something interesting?” or “You know what I heard?” then read or memorize the list below speaking as quickly as possible;
- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
- A crocodile cannot stick out it’s tounge
- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours
- A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds
- A “Jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes
- A snail can sleep for 3 years
- Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
- all 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln memorial on the back of the $5 bill
- Almonds are a member of the peach family
- An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain
- Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
- Butterflies taste with their feet
- Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs only have about 10
- “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt”
- February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon
- in the last 4000 years, no new animal has been domesticated
- if the entire population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.