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.”