Saturday, January 13, 2007


There are estimated to be 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 living things on earth (give or take the odd 100 billion!)

Monday, January 8, 2007


More than 50% of the world's population has never received a phone call.


Over ten billion scales of skin fall off your body each day.

Saturday, January 6, 2007


Did you know that a 1 cent piece is 1.5mm high? That means that you would need 666.66666666666666666666666666667 of them all stacked on top of each other to make a pile 1 metre high. A pile of 554,000 coins would be as high as the empire state building, and would be worth $5,540.

Bill Gates is reported to have about $70 billion in the bank. If he withdrew that whole amount in 1 cent pieces and made one pile of them, that pile would be a total height of 10,500,000km high!!!!! That would be able to reach to the moon and back more than 13 times!!!

Even if that $70 billion was taken out in $1 coins, the pile made would still be 210,000km high and weigh 630,000,000 kg!!!

That's certainly a lot to think about. Imagine one person having enough money to build a bridge to the moon with it!
P.S. One cent coins went out of circulation in Australia in 1992, so withdrawing that currency would not be possible now.

Friday, January 5, 2007


Hi, and welcome to my Useless facts blog!

First off, you're all probably wondering: what is the length of a fleas back leg? Well, a flea's back leg is usually about half the length of it's body, which makes it about 1/24th of an inch, or approximately 1 millimetre. That's pretty small!

Anyway, now that that's over and done with, welcome again! I hope you will enjoy reading all the useless facts I post here, from the length of a flea's back leg to the average colour of the universe (which is beige by the way!).

See you soon, when I post my next useless fact!


P.S. You may want to look at my other blog: David's "Images of Nature" Gallery