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Useless Friday Info

Here is this week’s short edition of Useless Friday Info:

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!

In 21 states, Wal-Mart is the single largest employer.

A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.

Winnie-the-Pooh’s official debut was in 1926 in “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A.Mine

Frowning burns more calories than smiling.

Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wiper their hands and faces after eating!

The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.

During its construction, the Great Wall of China was called “the longest cemetery on earth” because so many people died building it.  Reportedly, it cost the lives of more than one million people.

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It’s been a while, but now it’s time to get back into the groove.

Here is this week’s edition of Useless Friday Info.

The word “samba” means “to rub navels together”.

If you’ve lost your bathtub plug, use a golf ball as a substitute.  It stays in place and rolls back if dislodged.

Use a wide candle as a pincushion.  The wax helps pins and needles slide in and out of the fabric more easily.

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

A camel’s hump stores fat that the camel uses for energy when food is scarce….not water.

40% of all people snoop in your medicine cabinet at a party.

A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6mg of caffeine.

The very first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83.

There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

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Well just like I said, it’s back!

What better way to get the blog rolling again than with this week’s edition of Useless Friday Info.

Up, Up and away!

Stampede Pass, Washington averages over 430 inches of snow per year.

The largest snow flakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America.  The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.

To take the lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

The first Ferris wheel was built in Atlantic City in 1869.

It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.

All swans in England are the property of the queen or king.

About 8,000 people must live in a community before the U.S. government calls it a city.

You Christmas candles will last longer and burn longer when you put them in the fridge for at least an hour before lighting them.

The word pound is often abbreviated as lb.  This comes from the Latin word libra which literally means “balance” as in scale.

Dry cereal for breakfast was invited by John Henry Kellogg at the turn of the century.

I’m back!

During the month of March I took an unannounced break from the blog.

If I’m correct, the last time that I blogged anything was somewhere around the middle of last month…..I just needed a break.

Well now I’m back!

Today we’ll be starting out with one of the block fav’s and that is Useless Friday Info.

It’s great to be back!

It’s back!

I’ve literally received hundreds of emails.

There have been people threatening to take their lives.

Some people have gone into deep depression.

And it’s all because you have been missing “Useless Friday Info”.

It’s hard for me to believe that something so simple could impact so many lives.

Well today I am glad to let you know that “it’s back”!

“Useless Friday Info” is now back and better than ever.

Here is this week’s edition:

A one minute kiss burns 26 calories

The Olympic motto is Citius-Altius-Fortius, which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger.”  The intended meaning is that one’s focus should be on bettering one’s achievements, rather than on coming in first.

A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

In the game of Monopoly, the properties are named after streets in Atlantic City.

454 U.S. dollar bills weigh exactly one pound.

Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.

Lemons ripen after you pick them, but oranges do not.

Almonds are part of the peach family.

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I think its time to loosen up on a rainy Friday with some really “useless” information that you can use to make yourself look like somebody.

Just remember one or two of these and then at the opportune time, drop it in the conversation like an “H Bomb” and watch the heads roll.  Before you know it you will be the person who everyone looks to as the “leader of the pack”.

With all of that being said, here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”.

“Pennsylvania is mispelled on the Liberty Bell.”

“The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.”

“The Golden Globe Awards were handed out by journalists in the HFPA until 1958, when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed the stage with whiskeys and cigarettes and took over the show.  Since then, stars have ruled the show.”

“There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.”

“Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph. D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.”

“The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.”

“A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per  year.”

“The blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car.”

“The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.”

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Since many of you are sitting inside today, I thought it was time to give you a little “useless info” to let people know that you truly are the “bomb”!

Here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”:

“Stampede Pass, Washington averages 430 inches of snow per year.”

“The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America.  The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.”

“To take lumps out of a bag of sugar, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.”

“The first Ferris Wheel was built in Atlantic City in 1869”

“It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.”

“All swans in England are the property of the queen or king.”

“Your Christmas candles will last longer and burn longer when you put them in the fridge for at least an hour before you light them.”

“In 1891, William Wrigley Jr. began selling soap in Chicago.  To increase sales, he gave away gum to his customers.  When his gum became such a hit, he decided to make and sell the now popular gum, which was later included in rations for soldiers.”

“The word pound is often abbreviated as “lb.”  This comes from the Latin word “libra” which literally means
balance” as in a scale.”

“Dry cereal for breakfast was invented by John Henry Kellogg at the turn of the century.”

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It’s hard for me to believe that this is the last “Useless Friday Info” for 2009.

Man, have we learned lots of “useless” stuff during this roller coaster of a year.

With that being said, “Let me wish you a Happy New Year and come back to the blog often in 2010 for more “Useless Friday Info”.

Here we go…..

“Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.”

“The elephant is the only animal with four knees.”

“Drunk driving causes approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities in the United States”

“Ty Cobb was baseball’s first millionaire.”

“A cat’s ability to see well at night is due to its tapturn, a membrane that reflects the light from the back of the cat’s eye.  It’s also what causes the weird glowing effect in the dark.”

“The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.”

“Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.”

“The term “Cop” comes from Constable on Patrol, which is a term used in England.”

“In the original book by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy’s slippers were not ruby but silver.  The color was changed in the movie for Technicolor purposes.”

“The name for Oz was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet ans saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”

“On the east face of the aluminum apex of the Washington Monument are the words “LAUS DEO” which is Latin for praise be to God.”

“The Tootsie Roll is named after its creator Leo Hirshfield’s daughter Clara, whose nickname was Tootsie.  It was the first penny candy that was individually wrapped.  During WW II, Tootsie Rolls were placed in soldiers ration kits because it could survive various weather conditions.”

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In Tennesse it’s really cold, so I thought I would “heat” it up a bit with some “Useless Friday Info”.

This week we’re getting you chock full of information that you can throw around at all of your upcoming Christmas gatherings.  Just remember to thank the “preacher” for making you look good in front of friends and family.

With that being said…here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”.

“To clean rusty knives and blades, stick them into an onion and leave them for some time.”

“The first product to have a bar code scanned was Wrigley’s Gum.”

“Red wine will spoil if exposed to light, hence tinted bottles.”

“The term “soap-opera” was first recorded in 1939 as a derogatory term for daytime radio shows that were sponsored by soap manufacturers.”

“Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.”

“Porcupines float in water.”

“Take a quick look at this sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy yellow dog.”  This sentence uses every letter in the alphabet.”

“Starfish don’t have brains.  They feel their way through life just using the senses of touch and taste and smell.”  (Do you know anyone like this?)

“The red wagon by Radio Flyer is such a classic that its actual shape has been trademarked.  Demand remained so high even during the Depression….1,500 wagons were produced each day.”

“In the 38 years of its existence the Ohio Art Etch-a-Sketch still uses aluminum powder as its magic ingredient.”

“The earthquake-proof design of the Imperial Hotel inspired architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s son John to create Lincoln Logs in 1916.”

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Here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info”.

“Only female mosquitoes bite.  Females need the protein from blood to produce their eggs.”

“Mosquitoes dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.”

“A snail can sleep for three years.”

“in some parts of Africa, ostriches are used to herd sheep.”

“During childbirth scenes in movies and sitcoms, infant actors are smeared with cream cheese and red jam for an authentic “just born” look.”

“Cruise control and automatic transmission were invented by a blind engineer named Ralph Teetor.”

“The average hot dog is consumed in 6.1 bites.”

“When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state’s third largest city.”