Monday, June 6, 2011

Fun and mostly useless facts - part 2

Its trivia time! This time mainly about science and super bowl!

- A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.

- Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

- Ten per cent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America.

- The Chinese were using aluminum to make things as early as 300 AD Western civilization didn't rediscover aluminum until 1827.

- The only rock that floats in water is pumice.

- As of 2006, the cost of a 30-second commercial on average is $2.5 million. The first famous Super Bowl commercial was a 1974 ad for Noxzema featuring Super Bowl legend Joe Namath.

- No network footage exists of Super Bowl I. It was taped over, supposedly for a soap opera.

- Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, following Thanksgiving.

25 comments:

CharlesS said...

!- Ten per cent of the salt mined in the world each year is used to de-ice the roads in America."
Interesting!

metalmania306 said...

hmmm. good facts. I didn't know that about Superbowl 1.

linkszee said...

The first Super Bowl was taped over for a freakin soap opera?!?!

ReDDoT said...

I love the last fact, never knew that.

charmingguy said...

nice, learned some things! following!

Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!!!

PsyCLown said...

lol, nice! Always enjoyable reading such things.

Useless information but nice to know, whether you remember it or not does not matter. :D

The Chinese using aluminium that early and we rediscovered it so much later... Makes you wonder at times.

Platano: 365 life said...

whenever i see pumice... i always read hummus...lol

taio said...

excelente post

Jarf said...

I love random facts! :D

Jesse Crows said...

useless but super interesting!

Dave Benzene said...

I wish I had a lump of pure gold, i could use the money

Radux said...

Nice facts. These impress me always.

InfoTube said...

Great facts!

echi said...

...and there are so much more useless facts which are in fact useless - but absolutely fascinating

Randall A. said...

The first one is simple science! Aha

XY Networks said...

Random facts rule!

Icepax_Nmir said...

superbowl must get bigget than thanksgiving! it simply must =D

Kopite said...

Superbowl, the time when people get drunk and don't even care about the actual match.

A Beer for the Shower said...

I don't watch football, but love to gamble. Surprisingly, I've made a lot of money betting on random Super Bowl scores and turnouts.

Duhniel S. said...

interesting but useless facts c:

m.m. said...

These are all super interesting. I think I've heard those facts about gold in an exhibit, but the rest are brand new to me!

Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!!

The Rev. Archimedes said...

not bad.. maybe one day the superbowl will catch up to the World Cup

baka1236 said...

i think i knew the one about the gold matchbox thing

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