Monday, July 14, 2008

Bits of Useless Trivia

It's just a bit of fun - Flash games, videos, funny photos, jokes. -: "UK Useless Facts

* 95% of £5 notes have been in contact with cocaine.
* If you buy a lottery ticket at 7pm on Saturday, you are more likely to die in the hour before the draw than you are to win.
* No word in the English language rhymes with the word unicorn.
* The easiest way to become a millionaire is to convert £4 sterling into Turkish Lire.
* The Guiness Book of Records lists 'The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick' as the hardset tongue twister.
* The most dangerous part of a plane journey from the UK to Australia is the drive to the airport.
* An average of four people a year in Britain are killed by writing instruments.
* Three serious accidents a year in Britain can be attributed to pencil sharpeners.
* Last year, 43 British adults died in their bathtubs.
* 27 million porn mags are sold in the UK each year.
* Britons eat on average 2.2 curries a week - spending £2.8 billion every year.
* Lambeth council in south London owes £850 million (as of 1999) - this is more than the national debt of Guatemala.
* During December 1998, Barclays Bank's cash machines in the UK dispensed a total of £1.24 billion in notes."

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