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Useless Friday Info

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.

“Useless Friday Info”

I just love this time of the week.

It’s when I put my nose to the grindstone and chisel out some wisdom for all the world to enjoy!

It’s not about me……it’s all about you!

So without further ado…..here is your “Useless Friday Info!”

“People eat on average 236 more calories on a Saturday”

“Stick crumpled newspaper into wet shoes to help dry them and maintain their shape”

“Substances containing high levels of protein will glow under a black light because they’re on the same ultraviolet wavelength as the black light”

“The feet contain approximately 250,00 sweat glands that excrete as much as half a pint of moisture every day”

“The oldest known human disease is leprosy.  Cases described in ancient Egypt in 1350 BC, making the disease at least 3,356 years old”

“An average beaver can cut down up to two hundred trees a year”

“On average, 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the Wimbledon tennis tournament”

“The average American woman spends 55 minutes per day getting showered, dressed, and groomed”