08/26/2021 Slow News Day   Leave a comment

For me today is what could be called a slow news day. A slow news days also give me a little extra time to surf the web and go through my old files and emails looking for things of interest. I’ve been collecting emails and handwritten notes from family, friends, and business associates for many years. It seems that the people who know me best love to send me every fragment of useless information they can find. Bits and pieces of semi-interesting facts collected from just about everywhere.

The following items are probably available in a thousand different locations and websites but again, I don’t care. If you enjoy stupid trivia and dumb facts then you’re my kind of person and you’ve come to the right place today. So… Away we go.

  • 10% of the Russian government’s income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • Only one person in 2 billion lives to be 116 years or older.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at auction in 1992 for $6,600.
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1.
  • Many years ago in England, some pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic mugs. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.
  • There’s a lawsuit filed every 30 seconds in the United States.
  • The average adult male shaves off one pound of beard hair per year.
  • Men get hiccups more often than women do.
  • On average, people spend more than five years of their lives dreaming.
  • In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow two meters of nose hair.
  • The average American make six trips to the bathroom each day; that’s about 2 and 1/2 years of your life down the drain.
  • The average American spends six months sitting at red lights throughout his or her lifetime.
  • By the age of 75, the average American has created about a hundred and ten thousand pounds of garbage.
  • An estimated 6,000 American teenagers lose their virginity everyday.

Well there you have it. A massive steaming pile of information which is utterly worthless unless you’re a trivia addict. This post allowed me to clear a little space on my hard drive, thank you very much, and now I can breathlessly await the arrival of more of this “flotsam and jetsam” from “hither and yon”.


Posted August 25, 2021 by Every Useless Thing in Bitch & Complain

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