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Useless Information

  1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  4. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  5. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  6. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  7. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  8. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.\
  9. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  10. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  11. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  12. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  13. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
  14. By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
  15. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  16. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  17. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  18. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them. Not to mention the other drawback to passing gas in such a confined space....
  19. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave
  20. The Guinness World Record for holding the most Guinness World Records is set by Ashrita Furman , who has broken over 303 official Guinness World records.

Actually, I find some of them very useful and fun =D
Source: Richardpettinger
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Just-World Fallacy

The Just-World Phenomenon is when witnesses of an injustice, in order to rationalize it, will search for things that the victim did to deserve it. This eases their anxiety and allows them to feel safe; if they avoid that behavior, injustice will not happen to them. This peace of mind comes at the expense of blaming the innocent victim. To illustrate this, a research study was done by L. Carli of Wellesley College. Participants were told two versions of a story about interactions between a man and a woman. In both versions, the couple’s interactions were exactly the same, at the very end, the stories differed; in one ending, the man raped the woman and in the other, he proposed marriage. In both groups, participants described the woman’s actions as inevitably leading up to the (different) results.

Interesting Fact: On the other end of the spectrum, The Mean World Theory is a phenomenon where, due to violent television and media, viewers perceive the world as more dangerous than it really is, prompting excessive fear and protective measures.

I'm reminding you of what usually happens here in Egypt =D

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Stolen from Noor =D