10 Useless, Yet Amusing, Facts For Your Monday

10 Useless, Yet Amusing, Facts For Your Monday

By the way, did you know...

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Mondays are always exhausting. Long work days, school wok piling up, and another five days until the weekend. It's the first day of the week and our brains are already fried! Sometimes we need a break and time to relax learning... well, completely useless things that we'll probably never use in our professional careers. You know, how the plastic tip of your shoe lace is called an aglet! Or how elephants don't have knees! Maybe even how brains don't feel pain!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy these ten useless yet amusing facts for your Monday.

1. Mt. Everest Is The Highest Mountain In The World, But Not The Tallest

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Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain, coming in at 29,029 feet from base to tip, but the highest mountain is Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea rises 33,465 feet, making the tip of Mauna Kea higher than the tallest mountain.

2. Shakespeare Invented Over 1,700 Words

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Shakespeare combined words, changed nouns into verbs, and created even new words! By doing this, he created over 1,700 new words.

3. Your Brain Can't Feel Pain

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The coverings of the brain can feel pain, but the brain itself has no pain receptors. That means when you're having brain surgery, the brain can't feel any pain associated with it!

4. Elephants Can't Jump

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The bones of an elephant are all pointing downwards, so the elephant can't "spring" upwards link other animals can. Add in the four tons of body mass and that jump just isn't going to happen.

5. The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Was 150x Faster Than A Jet Airliner

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At 30 meters per second, a six mile wide meteor crashed down on the dinosaurs! No wonder 70% of life was wiped off the Earth!

6. The Average NFL Game Really Only Lasts 11 Minutes

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Even though an NFL game takes up a three hour time slot, they're only actually playing for around 11 minutes on average. The rest is filled with breaks and commercials.

7. George Washington Carver Discovered Over 300 Uses For The Peanut

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Best known for his work to promote racial equality and helping southern fields recover from overuse, Carver also claimed to have found over 300 uses for peanuts! None of them ever became commercially successful, but that's a lot of uses for peanuts!

8. "Lego" Came From A Danish Phrase Meaning "Play Well"

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Founded in Billund, Denmark, the founder of Lego combined the words "leg godt," meaning "play well," into the widely recognized Lego brand we know and love.

9. Alexander the Great's Childhood Mentor Was Aristotle 

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Before he was Great, 13-year-old Alexander III of Macedon became the pupil of Aristotle. If not for Aristotle, Alexander the Great's love for reading may have never been discovered.

10. The Grinch Was 53-Years-Old When He Stole Christmas

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In Dr. Seuss's "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," the Grinch groans and complains that he's been listing to the Who's Christmas singing for 53 years! To reconnect with Christmas, 53-year-old Dr. Seuss wrote the story of a 53-year-old Grinch who needed to learn the true spirit of Christmas!

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75 Of The Most Iconic Vine Quotes

"I smell like beef"

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Vine may be dead but vine references live on. I still watch vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk"

2. "Hi welcome to Chili's"

3. "It is Wednesday my dudes"

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh"

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties"

8. "Gimme your F**KING money"

9. "That was legitness"

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king god she f**king dead"

11. "Fre sha vocado"

12. "Staaaahp I coulda dropped my croissant"

13. "That's my OPINION"

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head"

15. "What the f**k Richard"

16. "This bitch empty, YEET"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does"

18. "What up I'm Jared I'm 19 and I never f**king learned how to read"

19. "Um I'm never been to oovoo javer"

20. "My god they were roommates"

21. "Why are you running, why are you running"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe"

23. "I can't swim"

24. "Lebron James"

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss"

26. "Mother trucker dude that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick"

27. "Watch your profanity"

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch"

29. "What are thoooooose"

30. "I smell like beef"

31. "You better stop"

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE"

33. "Come get y'all juice"

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay"

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift."

36. "I wanna be a cowboy baby"

37. "Why you always lying"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh what am I not allowed to sneeze"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes"

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming"

41. "XOXO, gossip girl"

42. "Shoutout to all the pear"

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came"

44. "Chipotle is my life"

45. "Look at all those chickens"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP"

47. "I like turtles"

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON"

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM"

50. "F**k you I don't want no ravioli"

51. "21"

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom"

53. "Iridocyclitis"

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it"

55. "That is NOT correct"

56. "Uh I'm not finished" "Oh my god can you let me do what I need to do"

57. "I have osteoporosis"

58. "ADAM"

59. "Merry Chrysler"

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you"

61. "Try me bitch"

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema"

67. "I am shooketh"

68. "Hey my name is Trey I have a basketball game tomorrow"

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist" "A child"

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this"

72. "Bitch I hope the f**k you do"

73. "Two shots of vodka"

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower"

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ"

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It's super easy!

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Sike. Gotcha.

1. There aren't any

Seriously? You actually thought I would condone this pathetic, childish, immature, unfaithful behavior? Shame on you.

If you were actually looking for reasons to cheat on your partner, thinking this link would help you, shame on you.

2. Don't be a piece of shit

Don't do it. Even if you think they deserve it because they cheated on you or YOU THINK they cheated, don't lower yourself to that asinine level. Be mature.

But if YOU are thinking about cheating, or currently are in any way, you're an ass. She/he can do SO much better without you. The best thing to do if you want to mess around with people that don't matter is just to leave. You're already in a different mind set, not caring about your S/O's feelings, so why drag them on? Be mature.

3. Leave them if they do

To those who have been cheated on but chose to stay with them: you're an idiot. I don't care what the circumstances are. If they cheated, you know they are fully capable of doing it again. If anything, they just figured out new ways to get away with it better or longer.

Get out of that shitty relationship.

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