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05-12-2015 Journal–Trivial Pursuits!   Leave a comment

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I think it’s time for another installment of what this blog is all about,  everyuselessthing. It’s a few of those less than important facts you’ve never known you wanted to know. I have a lot more free time this week since my better-half left Maine for vacation in Delaware. Why Delaware? Who knows, maybe she’s attracted to the second-rate beaches and the throngs of uninteresting people.  Things are beautifully quiet here and my time is my own at least for the next four days. The cat and I have settled in rather easily as two lone bachelors.

So lets kick this off right now with a load of these odd, weird, and true facts.

Enjoy.

  • Dean Martin, born Dino Crocetti, boxed under the name Kid Crochet as a teenager.
  • A fully mature oak tree sheds around seven hundred thousand leaves every year.
  • Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  • The storage capacity of the human brain exceeds four terrabytes.
  • The average talker sprays about three hundred microscopic saliva drops per minute – about two and a half droplets per word.

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Not bored yet?  Keep reading, I’m not nearly finished.

  • Societies in ancient Rome, Germany, and China used urine as a mouthwash.
  • It takes only seven pounds of pressure to rip off your ear.
  • The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans by ten to one.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • The par for the world’s largest golf hole – the 909 yard seventh hole on Japan’s Sano golf course – is seven.

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Now lets look into the wonderful and delicious world of food.

  • Miss Piggy once said, “Never eat more than you can lift.”
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • Pepper is the top selling spice in the world. The second is mustard.
  • Bombay Duck is actually dry, salted fish.
  • Tic Tac’s contain carnauba wax. The same ingredient found in car polishes.

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And last but not least a few sexual tidbits.

  • Humans spend two years of their lives making love.
  • Four pope’s died while participating in sexual acts.
  • Every year more than eleven thousand Americans hurt themselves trying out bizarre sexual positions.
  • A real orgasm is said to burn 112 calories. A fake orgasm is said to burn off 315 calories.
  • On average it takes two tablespoons of blood to make a man’s penis erect.

Do you feel any smarter than you did a few minutes ago?  If you do then I suspect you’re delusional or just kidding yourself.  It’s called useless information for a reason and it will have no redeeming social value whatsoever.

I’m almost sorry about that but not quite.

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03-25-2015 Journal – A Little Useless Info!   Leave a comment

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I just finished allowing the federal government and the IRS to peek into my business as they so love to do.  The only people worse than them is Google.  I figure in just a few years Google will take over the entire earth and make information slaves of us all.  But that’s a topic for another day.

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Each and every time I file a tax return I become moody, disrespectful, and rebellious and today is no different.  I’m not motivated to do do much else so you will be inundated with a truckload of useless crap.  I haven’t done this for some time so all complaints will be trash-canned.

Here goes nothing . . . .

  • The first name of of TV detective Lieutenant Columbo was Phillip.
  • The Flintstones lawyer who never lost a case was called Perry Masonry.
  • Rita Hayworth’s real name was Margarita Cansino.
  • Spencer Tracy said he would only take the part of the Penquin in the Batman TV series if he were allowed to kill Batman.
  • Sylvester Stallone used to sweep the lion cages in New York’s Central Park Zoo to pay his way while trying to break into acting.
  • Sean Connery once worked as a coffin polisher.

Are you captivated yet with this stream of meaningless nonsense. Don’t get up and walk away because I have a few more tidbits.

  • After Harrison Ford’s brief 1966 appearance as a bell-boy in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round he was told, “Kid, you aint got it.”
  • Johnny Mathis dubbed Miss Piggy’s singing voice in The Muppet Movie.
  • Liquid Paper was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith of Monkee fame.
  • Don McLean’s song “American Pie” is not named after the plane in which Buddy Holly died – the plane had no name, only a registration number: N3794N.
  • Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyl, wore a size 14A shoe.
  • The Muppet Show was banned from TV in Saudi Arabia because one of it’s stars was Miss Piggy. Pigs are forbidden to Muslims.

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And in keeping with the upcoming tax day . . .

Americans Use Sixteen Thousand Tons of Aspirin Each Year.