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10/22/2021 Coincidence???   Leave a comment

I thoroughly enjoyed my career. I had a knack for investigating that gave me a great deal of satisfaction over the years. One thing I was taught by my mentors was that there were no such things as coincidences. After hundreds of cases and thousands of interviews I’ve come to the conclusion we may have been mistaken. Coincidences apparently do exist and to back up my theory I offer the following examples. Some are odd, some are quirky, and some are just unbelievably amazing.  Enjoy . . .

  • Two automobiles that collided in Ajax, Ontario, on a slippery winter day were owned by motorists named Snow and Blizzard.
  • Lena McCovey had a bottle of nerve pills swept out of her bedroom when a flood destroyed her home on the Klamath River. The pills were later recovered two hundred miles away at Coos Bay, Oregon, by Mrs. McCovey’s sister.
  • In Bermuda, brothers Erskine I. Ebbin and Neville Ebbin both died one year apart after being struck by the same taxi, driven by the same driver, and carrying the same passenger.
  • Steven Law of Markham, Ontario, Canada, was hunting for a ring lost by his father in five feet of water in Muskoka Lake. He instead found a topaz ring lost by his grandmother forty-one years earlier.
  • She gets “credit” for catching a thief. Diane Klos, a cashier in an Irvington, New Jersey retail store was given her own stolen credit card for a purchase by a customer who claimed to be her.
  • A bottle containing a note describing the fatal injury of Chunosuke Matsuyama and the death of forty-four shipmates on a hunt for buried treasure in 1784, was washed ashore at Matsuyama’s own village in Japan – 151 years later.
  • When Vera Czermak learned that her husband had betrayed her, she jumped out of her third-story window. She survived the fall but landed on her husband, who was killed.
  • Actor Sean Connery who played the film character James Bond, was once stopped for a traffic offense by a policeman named Sergeant James Bond.

I’m not convinced that all strange occurances are coincidental but these stories can make you rethink things a little.

08/07/2021 Useless Facts   Leave a comment

All those years ago when I started this blog I had difficulty deciding on the proper name for it. After weeks of overthinking and indecision I decided on everyuselessthing. Initially I did a lot of political ranting but that was a wasted effort. Political discussions are to me as boring and useless as discussions of religion and sports. This blog name gave me the freedom to say whatever I wanted about any subject that tweaked my interest. Occasionally I shift gears and blog about unrelated and quirky information I’ve gathered over the years. Trivia is a favorite topic for me and today I’m going to fill your trivia basket with weird and hopefully interesting facts. Here we go . . .

  • Sean Connery once worked as a coffin polisher.
  • Johnny Mathis dubbed Miss Piggy’s singing voice in The Muppet Movie.
  • Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
  • The first TV sitcom couple to share a double bed were the Munster’s in 1964.
  • The blood in the famous shower scene in Psycho was really Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
  • A pigs orgasm lasts for thirty minutes.
  • Twelve or more cows are known as a flink.
  • There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.
  • The billionth decimal digit of the numerical value pi is nine.
  • Woman blink twice as often as men.

That completes the first ten items of this post and hopefully the final ten will be even more useless.

  • The first person to refer to a coward as a “chicken” was William Shakespeare.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  • Mark Twain failed to graduate from elementary school.
  • President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot had to be removed from his funeral in 1845 because it was swearing.
  • Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.
  • On November 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II was made an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
  • The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
  • The colors blue, red, yellow, black, and green were chosen for the Olympic Rings because at least one of them appears on the flag of every nation in the world.
  • In 1956 the Physical Culture and Sports Commission of communist China recognized the sport of hand-grenade throwing.
  • Butter was the first food product allowed by law to have artificial coloring. It is totally white in it’s natural state.

That’s it for today. More trivia lists will follow in the future. Now, I’ve got better things to do like cutting grass and then picking ticks off my body. Who doesn’t love Summer.

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