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2012-11-13 08:43:56 PM
I remember this from reading Grace Slick's autobiography many years ago...
 
The first time she ever dropped acid was in the early 60's in San Francisco, from a batch made by the chemist who invented the industrial glue they stick highway reflectors to.
 
2012-11-13 08:43:56 PM
The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.
 
2012-11-13 08:44:44 PM

Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.


www.carrotmuseum.co.uk
 
2012-11-13 08:44:44 PM
Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys were once attacked by militant lesbians while performing "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed".
 
2012-11-13 08:45:44 PM

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The last written words of Walt Disney, on his death bed were: "Kurt Russell."

Not even Kurt Russell knows what Walt was trying to say.


...owes me $35.

of course Kurt is going to play dumb
 
2012-11-13 08:46:14 PM
The 70s punk band Ed and His Dead Mother's Head was named for Edmund Kemper.
 
2012-11-13 08:46:20 PM
Fark TV is a huge hit in a parallel universe.
 
2012-11-13 08:48:19 PM
Courtney Love was the first AOL subscriber to have her email shut down by AOL. The reason? She was making death threats against people she didn't like.
 
2012-11-13 08:48:52 PM
True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)
 
2012-11-13 08:49:16 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I should have (TM)'d that.

Great.

Now it's in the public domain.

:-/


What if I make it your farky?
 
2012-11-13 08:49:16 PM

Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.


I wish common carrots were still purple.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:22 PM
Tom Jones passed out after recording the long note at the end of the Thunderball theme song.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:25 PM

RexTalionis: Ambivalence: Carrots originated in the middle east and used to be purple in color. A gentic mutation in the last couple hundred years brought the orange carrots we all know and love.

[www.carrotmuseum.co.uk image 250x250]


I love carrots. The orange color not so much.


Also, Queen Anne's Lace is a carrot.
 
2012-11-13 08:49:51 PM

themeaningoflifeisnot: Congress has declared that bourbon is the official spirit of the United States.


I thought that said sport I was like hell yeah I'm an athlete.
 
2012-11-13 08:50:14 PM

we'refromthesamestory: What if I make it your farky?


Then free enterprise as we know it will be saved.

MAKE IT SO.
 
2012-11-13 08:50:58 PM

RexTalionis: The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.


I've seen a documentary where an Amazon tribe were chewing starchy roots and spitting them into bowls to do the same thing.
 
2012-11-13 08:51:15 PM

cerejaninja: coco ebert: I think it's called Ovalmatine in other countries.

It's called Ovomaltine in Brazil. I think that the first time I heard the name Ovaltine was watching Seinfeld, even before I moved here to the North Pole.


Yeah, I think it's called that in Switzerland as well.
 
2012-11-13 08:51:27 PM
In February and March of 1964, 60% of all records sold in the United States were by The Beatles.
 
2012-11-13 08:52:13 PM

Nehllah: TommyymmoT: You can use your computer headphones as a microphone, just by plugging them into the other input.

This made complete and total sense to me as a kid, there wasn't even a second thought that plugging headphones into where the microphone goes would work. I've been thinking about it recently and assumed I must I have made the whole thing up because thinking about it now it blows my mind a little.


They're both just transducers. Just the microphone is smaller.
Ya know those old intercoms that were just a little box on the wall?
That's how they worked.
It's also why on a walkie talkie, you have to push the button to talk, because the speaker and the microphone are one, and the same.
 
2012-11-13 08:52:42 PM

Peaceboy: True story - Rod Serling, while stationed in Leyte (Philippines) in WWII:
 
He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree, when a food crate dropped from above, decapitating him.
 
(From his Wikipedia page)


A great gag, but he can only do it once!
 
2012-11-13 08:53:59 PM

FunkOut: RexTalionis: The earliest form of sake was made by villagers chewing rice, chestnuts and millet and then spitting the mush into a big vat in the center of town.

I've seen a documentary where an Amazon tribe were chewing starchy roots and spitting them into bowls to do the same thing.


Incan wives were taught how to malt corn for beer in this way as well.
 
2012-11-13 08:54:11 PM
In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, scenes in the foundry featuring two Sarah Connor's were made using Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister.

She was also in two other scenes in the film.
 
2012-11-13 08:54:52 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, scenes in the foundry featuring two Sarah Connor's were made using Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister.

She was also in two other scenes in the film.


People often use apostrophes unnecessarily.
 
2012-11-13 08:55:02 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Tom Jones passed out after recording the long note at the end of the Thunderball theme song.


Three days later he woke up in a cave filled with women's underwear.
 
2012-11-13 08:55:32 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: we'refromthesamestory: What if I make it your farky?

Then free enterprise as we know it will be saved.

MAKE IT SO.


Farky updated.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:09 PM
In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:11 PM
The Korean war never ended.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:34 PM
Ian Fleming liked Sean Connery's performance as James Bond so much, he changed James Bond's backstory so that Bond is half Scottish.

/Something of note for the people who saw Skyfall.
 
2012-11-13 08:56:59 PM

FunkOut: Three days later he woke up in a cave filled with women's underwear.


I refuse to believe that this is fiction.

I cannot bring myself to repute it.


we'refromthesamestory: Farky updated.


Thank ya kindly - cheers!
 
2012-11-13 08:57:36 PM
Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina
 
2012-11-13 08:59:08 PM
My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!
 
2012-11-13 09:05:38 PM
The debut of The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky caused a full-on, farking riot. At the opera.
 
2012-11-13 09:06:37 PM

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.


That's not exactly triva.
 
2012-11-13 09:07:29 PM
Xerox thought Ethernet was useless when they invented it, but they were smart enough to keep the IP.
 
2012-11-13 09:07:55 PM

doglover: Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.

That's not exactly triva.


It is not triva at all.
 
2012-11-13 09:08:25 PM

Purelilac: My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!


Yes it was. I'm sorry I didn't leave you any.
 
2012-11-13 09:12:17 PM

doglover: Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: The Korean war never ended.

That's not exactly triva.


It's not really trivia these days. But five or six years ago, it was far well less known.

Haaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy Sexy Warrrrrr
 
2012-11-13 09:13:33 PM
Production of excrement by total human population of the United States: 12,000 pounds/second
 
2012-11-13 09:17:10 PM
Pittsburgh is spelled with an "h" at the end because the founder General John Forbes, a Scotsman, intended it to be pronounced in the manner of his native Edinburgh (i.e. "Pittsboro").
 
2012-11-13 09:21:18 PM
Useless trivia that matters to no one but me? My grandma was one of the town's people in Footloose. Also, Footloose was primarily filmed in the city I live in. My daughter now goes to the high school in the movie. In the movie the flour mill was surrounded by acres of open land. Now there is a McDonald's on one corner, Wendy's on another corner, and a Subway on the other corner.
 
2012-11-13 09:23:09 PM

TommyymmoT: Purelilac: My baked chicken and roasted corn was delicious!

Yes it was. I'm sorry I didn't leave you any.


>:\
 
2012-11-13 09:31:29 PM
"Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.
 
2012-11-13 09:35:41 PM
Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.

img203.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-13 09:43:01 PM
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to have plumbing installed in his house, in 1840.

Disneyland and Disney World are both located in Orange County in their respective states.

The average capacity of a pelican's pouch is 12 quarts.

The full name of Rhea Perlman's award-winning character on TV's Cheers was "Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec."

Okay. I'm done.
 
2012-11-13 09:43:39 PM

dark side of the moon: Here's another one for you. A cat's jaw can't move sideways.


Also, elephants can't jump.

Also also, Big Al from Shaun of the Dead says that dogs can't look up, but that's not *totally* true. As per the IMDB:

"Yes, dogs can technically look up, but only so far. Because of the way their spine and neck are built, they are physically limited in how high they can look. After a certain point/angle, it's just not possible. This angle is higher when the dog is sitting than when it is standing. A dog cannot look directly upwards (without, say, lying on its back). Dogs also have more limited motion in their eyeballs than human beings do. Most people answering [the 'can dogs look up'] question simply think of the fact that dogs can turn their heads up to look at people and don't consider whether or not their actual eye is moving up."

So... yeah.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:04 PM
I was embarrasingly deep into my 20's when I learned/realized these two things:
 
1)  Mr. Mojo Risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison
 
2)  Palmolive is a combination of Palm + Olive.  In my mind it was more like Pall Molive.  Which makes no farking sense.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:44 PM

dark side of the moon: The full name of Rhea Perlman's award-winning character on TV's Cheers was "Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec."


Which is to say nothing of Sweathog member Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos Epstein.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:46 PM

Mudgen: "Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.


It's about a sheepdog.
 
2012-11-13 09:45:58 PM

Mudgen: "Dear Prudence" is about Mia Farrow's sister.


Ooops, my bad. You're correct.
 
2012-11-13 09:46:17 PM

Peaceboy: Mr. Mojo Risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison


Other interesting anagrams:

Life is Beautiful = lie a bit, if useful

Clint Eastwood = old west action
 
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