07/14/2022 “Miscellaneous Oddities”   Leave a comment

It’s 7am and I’m sitting here drinking my coffee and staring out the window. It’s a sky full or gray and dark clouds and a light annoying rain. I get to top that off with another annoying doctors visit later in the day. How did I ever manage to stay alive this long before I had all these experts making me pay for the privilege?

I feel better now that I’ve gotten that whine out of the way. I think todays post should consist of a general list of interesting oddities. It’s just what the doctor ordered (no pun intended). Enjoy . . .

  • In the 10th century, the Grand Viser of Persia, carried 117,000 books with him as he traveled. It took 400 camels to carry all of the volumes.
  • Sportscaster Foster Hewitt is credited with being the first person to say, “He shoots! He scores!” It happened at a hockey game between 1931 and 1935.
  • In 1985, 300 people who were alive in 1910 gathered to watch Haley’s Comet make its first return to Earth in 75 years.
  • In 1967, the town of St. Paul, Alberta, built the world’s first UFO landing pad as a project to mark Canada’s 100th birthday.

  • A typical child laughs 26.67 times more per day than the typical adult.
  • Vatican City claims the honor of having both the lowest divorce rate and the lowest birth rate of anywhere in the world.
  • The first snowboard was called a “snurfer” and was made with two skis attached together.
  • The “Spirit of Ecstasy” is the name of the sculpture on the hood ornament of a Rolls-Royce.
  • Each of your nostril’s registers smell differently. Your right nostril detects the more pleasant smells, but your left one is more accurate.
  • It has been reported in Ripley’s Believe It or Not that the toe tag from the corpse of Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy’s alleged assassin, sold at auction for $9500.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It is an open question whether any behavior

based on fear of eternal punishment can be

regarded as ethical or should be regarded

as merely cowardly.”

Margaret Mead

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