So, color me happy when I stumbled across the BBC's "100 things we didn't know last year" post.
Some of my favs:
-Using both hands to read Braille achieves an average speed of 115 words a minute, compared with 250 words a minute for sighted reading.So if you like useless information as much as I do, check it out.
-Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
-A broken heart is known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and it can be cured.
-Parts of cremated bodies are recycled.
-Paper can be made from wombat excrement.
-Britain had animal welfare laws before it had child welfare laws.
-French babies cry with an accent.