Updated: May 23
Good morning you Self Isolationists! By now you know, I have no niche. Sure, I like writing about antiques, collectibles, history and really anything else I find fascinating, but I do realize I got to focus to appeal to my audience. Okay, just kidding. You read me for my ADHD, don’t you? Well today, I got a lot of work to catch up on. So today, you are going to just get some of my Useless Trivia & Fun Facts. If you are a fan of My YouTube Channel, you have already heard or seen a lot of these. Like my father and any other oversharing, life-long storyteller, I cannot remember what tales I’ve already told you, and which ones I haven’t. And no, it is not the early stages of dementia. I got a few months before that kicks in.
So here it is Friday? I think. They all have begun to blur, that is for sure. But, what is better than a good "click bait" post, featuring 13 Totally Random Useless Facts of Knowledge. And I must issue this disclaimer. I believe everything I am about to print is true, but it may not be...but I thinks so... so here they are:
#1 The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green. Okay, it’s now like 5 months and three weeks. Thanks Covid !
#2 Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite. Or should I say, peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol, which can be used to make nitroglycerine, an explosive liquid used in dynamite. That’s Nutty!
#3 Almonds are members of the peach family. But remember, Osmond’s and members of the Partridge Family.
Lots of Nuts Stuff in here....
#4 A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. The catfish is the most dangerous dating profile….there’s other fish in the sea.
#5 Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable. West Virginia is an odd shape.
#6 A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. Ruffles have ridges and taste better than dimes.
#7 The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. The National Anthem of Turkey has no Gravy.
#8 The average secretary’s left-hand does 56% of the typing. (44% of the time?)
#9 Charles Darwin's Pet Tortoise, Harriet, died in 2006 at the age of 176 and was a treasured part Steve Irwins family in Australia….Yes, the "Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin" Family. Note to self, best pet to give a friend that’s bad with pets is a giant Galapagos land tortoise.
#10 New Jersey grows two-thirds of the world’s eggplant. And uses that emoji a lot.
#11 The microwave was invented by Percy Spencer, an engineer at the Raytheon Corporation, by accident. He was testing a magnetron radar tube when the chocolate bar in his pocket bar melted. I was sure he must have died young after learning that, but no. He made it to 76 and had 3 kids. I here I was told I was not allowed to play with the microwave!
#12 Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. In case you were about to try that? Excessive consumption of the spice is also dangerous and can lead to death. Nutmeg can also cause hallucinations when taken in excess, along with nausea, dehydration, and generalized body pain. What have you been up to this month?
#13 The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. Some scholars believe felines were mentioned in the early scriptures, but later removed. Claims of the Egyptians and their pagan worship of the cat, having something to do with it. I say neigh! Or Bark…. Anubis was a dog, Horus a Falcon, Ammit a Lion and on and on. Somebody just hated cats. Which makes them kind of a biblical jerk.
Okay, I am done. And as promised, I gave you 13 (if not more) Totally Random Useless Facts of Knowledge...and before you click away, please share one of my posts with a friend. Any post, as I am not picky. You see, for every 100,000 subscribers you bring to my blog, I will be donating 2 All-inclusive Free Tickets to my upcoming Costco Tour. You and a guest will watch in amazement as I avoid being hit in the parking lot. Once inside, I will conduct a bold, yet emasculating, search for Size 4 diapers. Then we will brave the refrigeration of the produce section, the frozen food isle, and the Iceland of dairy. But we are not done as there are non-GMO cheese sticks on our list and they must be taken. This VIP experience will even allow you to choose the best lane for our grand escape. There will dreams and talk in the parking lot at the after party of the samples they used to serve prior to this germ warfare…. okay, now I am done. I did warn you this post was going to be crazy, right? Until next post.
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