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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

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.”