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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”

It’s that time of the week again!

Yes, I know….you have hardly been able to contain yourself.

This week it’s pretty deep…..so let’s get started:

“It is the change in day length (photoperiod) that causes the chemical changes in the trees leading to the bright colors starts June 21, the longest day of the year, as the sun starts to move south and the days become shorter.”

“In 1500 B.C. in Egypt a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty.  Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.”

“Your brain uses approximately 20% of the total oxygen pumping around your body!”

“In nineteenth-century England it was considered vulgar to hold an umbrella under one’s arm.  Well-bred people gripped their Umbrellas in the middle, with the handle turned toward the ground.”

“According to the Federal Trade Commission, there are 20,000 television commercials made each year that are aimed exclusively at children.  Of these, 7,000 are for sugared breakfast cereals.”

“111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678, 987, 654,321”

“Use Aluminum foil to soften fabric and remove static cling.  Create a ball of aluminum foil about the size of a baseball.  Place it in the your clothes dryer and leave it there.  It works as a fabric softener and removes static.  There is no need for dryer sheets that you throw away.  The ball of foil will last forever, use it over and over again.  This is an eco-friendly tip.”