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11/18/2022 “Miscellaneous Truths”   2 comments

I am feeling extremely miscellaneous today. Here are 15 miscellaneous truths that you didn’t know you wanted to know. Enjoy!

  • Mount Baker in Washington state is the world record holder for the most snowfall in one season. In the winter of 1998-99, the ski resort recorded 1140 inches of snow.
  • The first chalkboard for classroom use was recorded in 1714.
  • The first read recorded e-mail was sent in 1972.
  • Rod Stewart once dug graves for a living.
  • Beginning with Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, footballs used in the big game have been marked with synthetic DNA to prevent sports-memorabilia fraud. Souvenirs from the 2000 Summer Olympics were also marked with human DNA in the ink.

  • The last letter added to the English alphabet was “J”.
  • A typical American family goes through approximately 6000 pounds of food in any given year.
  • Prior to James Madison, US presidents wore knee britches instead of long pants.
  • A Twinkie contains 60% air.
  • The original name of the game volleyball was “mintonette”. It was created in 1895 when a YMCA gym teacher borrowed from basketball, tennis, and handball to create a new game.

  • Thomas Morgan and Elizabeth Caerleon were married for 81 years. When she died on January 19, 1891, their aggregate age was 209 years, 262 days.
  • Englishman were once legally barred from witnessing childbirth.
  • The stripes on a tigers face are used for identification, since no two tigers sport the same stripe pattern.
  • The first fairy tale adapted into cartoon by Walt Disney was Little Red Riding Hood, released in 1922.
  • Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner to the tune of an 18th-century British drinking song.

THE TRUTH WILL STILL SET YOU FREE

09/25/2022 “Miscellaneous Truths”   Leave a comment

The truth is sometimes strange and at other times ridiculous. These factoids are a little of both. They’re good for making a few bucks at bar bets on trivia night.

  • The term ” soap opera” comes from the fact that shows used to work advertisements for soap powder into the plot lines.
  • A champagne cork flying out of a bottle can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
  • People who fear the number 666 suffer from hexakaosioihexekontahexaphobia.
  • On November 21, 1980, 83 million Americans tuned in to watch the finale of the Dallas cliffhanger “Who Shot J.R.?” A few weeks earlier, 85.1 million Americans voted in the Reagan-Carter presidential election.
  • During a 60-year life span, an average tree will produce nearly 2 tons of leaves to be raked.

  • Dancing the tango was considered a sin in Paris during the early 1900s.
  • Those roped off areas where boxing matches take place actually used to be round, hence the term “boxing ring”.
  • Pope John XXI (1276-01277) had been in office less than a year before the ceiling on a new wing of his palace collapsed on him while he slept. He died six days later.
  • Nearly 4% of American women claim that they never wear underwear.
  • The Pentagon goes through more than 600 rolls of toilet paper every day.

TOO WEIRD TO BELIEVE? . . . WELL, BELIVE IT ANYWAY

Quote of the Day

“I have as much authority as the Pope. I just

don’t have as many people who believe it.”

George Carlin

09/077/2022 Trivial Trivia   Leave a comment

Today’s a good day for miscellaneous nonsense. A few odd and weird truths that you may not have heard before.

  • An average McDonald’s Big Mac bun has 178 sesame seeds.
  • The “spa” dates back almost 2000 years to when Roman soldiers, marching home from battle, stopped overnight in a Belgian village that had hot mineral springs. The town name “Spa”,became a popular resting spot for Roman soldiers returning from battle.
  • John Lennon was the first person to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Manhattan is about half the size of Disney World.
  • A caterpillar has nearly 5 to 6 times as many muscles in his body as a human.
  • Domino’s has marketed a reindeer sausage pizza in Iceland.
  • An average office chair moves a total of roughly 8 miles over the course of the year.

  • Princess Diana appeared on the cover of People magazine more than 50 times.
  • The chili and the frijole are the official vegetables of the state of New Mexico.
  • Blondes typically have more individual hairs on their heads than brunettes. Redheads have the fewest of the three.
  • The launch of the shuttle Discovery was once delayed after woodpeckers pecked holes in the spacecraft’s foam insulation. Decoy plastic owls, purchased at Walmart, deterred the woodpeckers and solved the problem.
  • Tickets to the very first Super Bowl sold for $12 – and that was for the most expensive seat.

ENJOY HUMP DAY

10-15-2013   1 comment

Good morning to all of you trivia nerds out there.  I’d ask how you did on yesterdays quiz but out of respect I won’t.  You’d need to be a major trivia lover to get more than four correct answers (in my humble opinion) to that bastard of a quiz. Just be thankful I’ve supplied you with  a little more useless information that may assist you in getting a few free drinks at your favorite watering hole.

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1.  The Girl Guides.

2.  It turned up on a beach in San Francisco, 12 years later. Under the terms of the will, the lucky beachcomber who founded inherited half of daisies $12 million dollar estate.

3.  July 2. There are 182 days before it, and 180 days after it.

4.  Children’s Activities magazine.

5.  They were all redheads.

6.  Mother Teresa, India’s “saint of the gutter”.

7.  The Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere. When the group was first formed, the letters stood for Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, and then the Cooperative for American Remittances Everywhere.

8.  871

9.  Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog.

10. It’s a pangram, it contains every letter in the alphabet at least once.

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If you really and truly scored higher than a four drop me an email or comment to let me know.  You deserve some recognition for your amazing achievement. I think it’s time for a little humor to kick start your day.

How about a couple of limericks?  I’ll make them a little less dirty than usual. I wouldn’t want shock any of my more sensitive readers.

 

I once took our vicar to tea;

It was just as I thought it would be:

     His rumblings abdominal

     Were simply phenomenal,

And everyone thought it was me.

 

To his friend, Ned said, rather blue,

"My wife Edith just told me we’re through,

For she says I’m too fat."

And his friend told him that,

"You can’t have your cake and Edith, too."

 

One last joke.  Everyone should have at least one to take to work each day to astound and amaze their co-workers.  Being a former police office I especially appreciated this one.

Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.

Officer: Don’t have one?

Woman: Lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

Officer: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Woman: I can’t do that.

Officer: Why not?

Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman, slowly backs away to his car, and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?

Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The first officer is stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Woman: Betcha the lying bastard told you I was speeding too.

HAVE A GREAT DAY

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