07/26/2022 “Pearls of Wisdom”   2 comments

Who doesn’t love trivia? Even a person who reads trivia and claims not to enjoy it actually does learn something. The more facts you learn, regardless of content, adds information to your memory banks. “More” is always better than “Less”. Here’s a little more for you . . .

  • In 200 BC, the Carthaginian ruler, Hannibal, defeated an enemy’s navy by stuffing poisonous snakes into earthen jugs and catapulting them onto the decks of his opponents’ ships.
  • National Bathroom Reading Week is the second week in June.
  • An unusual baseball injury occurred when former Braves first baseman, Ryan Klesko, pulled a muscle by lifting his lunch tray.
  • The gluteus maximus, the muscle that makes up the buttocks, is the biggest muscle in the human body.
  • The square most commonly landed on in the game of Monopoly is Illinois Avenue. (The Go space ranks second.)
  • The original title of the Buddy Holly hits on “Peggy Sue” was “Cindy Lou”.
  • The very first stolen car was reported in St. Louis Missouri, in 1905.
  • The colors of the Campbell Soup label – carnelian red and white – were chosen from the colors of the Cornell University football team.
  • Nike shoes got their distinct waffle sole design in 1971, after track coach Bill Bowerman’s wife served him breakfast. Inspired by the design, he put rubber in his wife’s waffle maker and created what would become Nike’s custom sole.
  • The Library of Congress in Washington DC, is the largest library in the world, containing 28 million books and 532 miles of shelving.

Now be truthful. Don’t you feel just a little bit smarter? Add this quote to your files as well:

“Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

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2 responses to “07/26/2022 “Pearls of Wisdom”

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  1. 💗And here’s another quote for you:
    “When stupidity is considered patriotism,
    It is unsafe to be intelligent”…
    ~Isaac Asimov

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