"Useless Info" by Psyco
Categories: Anime & Manga, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu Yu Hakusho, BeyBlade, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Bleach, Black Cat
Characters: Reader, Various, You
Description: I'm bored and I was reading Tsula's "Did You Know...?" I want to see a one-shot or drabble with one or more useless facts. Anything is good. I'd prefer a reader-insert, though.
Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.
Deer can't eat hay.
A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
A Hawaiian stamp of 1851 with a face value of 2 cents was the sole reason Gaston Leroux, a Parisian philatelist, murdered its owner, Hector Giroux.
A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.
The only nation whose name begins with an "A", but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan.
The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion with beer foam as a way of warding off death.
The Chinese, in olden days, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery.
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
Medical researchers contend that no disease ever identified has been completely eradicated.
One legend claims stealing someone's shadow (by measuring it against a wall and driving a nail through its head) can turn the victim into a vampire.
Avoid people who talk to themselves. According to Ukrainian legend, that could indicate a dual soul and the second one doesn't die! Also watch out for the seventh son of a seventh son, a person born with a red caul (amniotic membrane covering the head), or a child born with teeth. A vampire can result if a cat or dog walks over a fresh grave, a bat flies over the corpse, or the person has died suddenly as a result of suicide or murder. Unfinished business can also cause a body to rise, as can inadequate burial rites, including a grave that is too shallow. [Holy crap, that's a long one.]
Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.
I wanna see if anyone takes this challenge so if you could put Useless Info challenge in the summary, I'd appreciate it. I'll try to write something for you if you do this. =]
Posted: 09/15/08 | Deadline: None