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23 Useless Facts That You Totally Need To Know

Because WHAT IF this stuff comes up in trivia sometime? Thanks to this Quora thread for inspiration.

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1. People with higher incomes generally prefer their toilet paper to come over the roll, while those with lower incomes prefer it to go under.

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In a 1989 book, Barry Sinrod and Mel Poretz revealed that 60% of people making more than $50,000 a year preferred the toilet paper to come over the roll, while 73% of those making under $20,000 preferred it to go under.

3. A jiffy is an actual unit of time, not just an expression.

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In computer engineering, it is the length of one cycle of the computer's system clock (around 10 milliseconds). In chemistry and physics, a jiffy is the amount of time it takes light to travel a distance of one centimeter — about 33.3564 picoseconds.

6. Some animals, like the western spotted skunk, are able to delay their pregnancies for months.

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In these cases, the embryos cease developing for a certain period of time before attaching to the uterine wall. Other animals with types of delayed pregnancies include otters and kangaroos.

10. The line between the two numbers in a fraction is called the vinculum.

BuzzFeed

The vinculum can have more than one term over or under it — it signifies that the group of terms is to be operated upon as a single expression.

14. If you type in 52.376552, 5.198303 on Google Maps, you can see what is allegedly two guys dragging a dead body into a lake.

google.com!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Update: I mean, it's probably not actually that. But it kind of looks like it, no?

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