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Did Ya Know?

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So useless knowledge Thursday is getting a new name!

Did Ya know?

New name, but same ideas.

 

1.) 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

Gasp! This is no good at all…

 

2.)101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don’t die throughout the movie.

Family features?

 

3.)Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

Those windmills are special.

 

4.)The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

Well…you do knock the piece over.

 

5.)The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

I always wondered.

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Useless Knoweledge Thursday

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Today’s bits of useless knowledge…

1.) The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Who needs weight lifting when you’ve got this!

 

2.) During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants!

I could have gone without knowing this…

 

3.) The most productive day of the week is Tuesday.

Definitely couldn’t be Monday!

 

4.)  A male baboon can kill a leopard.

Awe Snap!

 

5.)  People with blue eyes see better in dark.

Nope not jealous…

Useless Knoweledge Thursday

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Well…Hello Thursday! You snuck up on me today.

 

1.) If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

That would be a long time to wait for a cup of coffee…

 

2.) Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

And as a plus you get this really awesome concussion!

 

3.) The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

I wish I could time this some how but, I feel like I would fall asleep before I could check…

 

4.) Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

Seriously… would you really want them to?

 

5.) More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

Really!? Alrighty then.

Useless Knoweledge Thursday

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Today’s bits of useless knowledge…

1.)  In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.

Say what!?

 

2.) More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call

Sad day!

 

3.) Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

Forget the chickens taking over. The Rats are going to take over the world.

 

4.) A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

I now want to test this. How about you?

 

5.) Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat

Well I guess it’s good people don’t say, “I’m sweating like a Rabbit!”

Useless Knoweledge Thursday (Masters)

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Today’s bits of useless knowledge…

Since I’m working at the Masters Golf Tournament this week I thought these might be interesting!

 

1.) “The Masters” was coined by Clifford Roberts in 1938 (used starting in 1939), though Bobby Jones was never a fan — referencing to the tournament as late as 1963 as “the so-called Masters.”

 

2.) Famed golf course architect and Augusta designer Alister MacKenzie died before the grass had been planted — never playing or seeing the course in its finished form.

 

3.) Augusta originally planned to have a 19th hole, at the request of Bobby Jones. The idea was to have an extra hole so a losing golfer could have an another opportunity to win back his money in a game of double or nothing. It was to be 90-yards long, uphill towards the clubhouse between the 9th and 18th greens. The idea was dropped partly because of economic reasons and partly because it would impede the view to the 18th green for patrons watching the Masters.

 

4.) While now just as iconic as the tournament itself, the green jacket awarded to the Masters winner was originally intended to be an “usher’s coat,” so to speak. In 1937, members of the club decided to wear green jackets during the tournament so that fans in attendance could easily spot them if they needed to ask questions

 

5.) The Masters was the first tournament to host a 72-hole competition over four days. It was the first to have room to park thousands of cars. It was the first to offer free daily pairing sheets instead of a program. It was the first tournament to be covered nationwide on radio. It was the first to use bleachers. It was the first to use rope galleries, and the first to use private detectives to handle ticket sales and security. It developed the first on-course scoreboard. And it was the first to use the over/under par system we generally use today.

Useless Knoweledge Thursday

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Today’s bits of useless knowledge…

 

1.) There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

Horse Express. Nope, doesn’t sound right.

 

2.) There are more chickens than people in the world.

I knew it! Chickens will one day rule the world.

 

3.) There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones

I’m sensing an obsession.

 

4.) There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

Seriously? Who counts these things?

 

5.) The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jell-O.

This just makes me giggle.

Useless Knoweledge Thursday

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Today’s bits of useless knowledge…

1.) 315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary will be misspelled.

This is why people have trust issues…

2.) Every person has a unique tongue print.

I knew I was special!

3.) In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

Well, I’m speechless.

4.) In every episode of “Seinfeld” there is a Superman somewhere.

I really want  find them now. It would be like an Easter egg hunt…only it would be a superman hunt.

5.) Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.

Well, if you don’t know now…

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