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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!

There has to be something wrong with me!

It’s Friday.

I’m sitting in my office and I’m watching it snow.

You really don’t know how bad I need to get some work done.  There’s so much to do around this place it isn’t even funny.

But I catch myself just starring out the window and watching the snow fall.

I’m letting the minutes of this day tick by ……there has to be something wrong with me.

I’m not getting anything done.

Useless Friday Info

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

“One square inch of skin on the human hand contains some 72 feet of nerve fiber.  There is a total of 45 miles of nerves in the skin.”

“Your nails grow faster in outer space.”

“1965-Sony introduces Betamax, a small home video recorder, which later loses out to the VHS machine.”

“1980-CNN, the Cable News Network, is born.  It’s followed by MTV.”

“The guy featured in the NBA logo is former Laker, Jerry West.”

“Go” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.”

“On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens each year.”

“If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.”

“A person sheds about 1.5 million skin flakes an hours, most of which becomes embedded in our carpets.”

“Pumpkin halves were supposedly used as guides for haircuts in colonial New Haven, Connecticut, giving rise to the nickname pumpkinhead.”

“Useless Friday Info”

Can you believe it’s been gone so long?

Have you missed it?

Well no matter which side of the coin you may be on, it’s back!  And since we’ve been gone a few week’s, we’re going to ease into it.

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

“It takes 3000 cows to provide the NFL with enough leather to produce a year’s supply of footballs.”

“For each NFL game, the home team must provide the officials 24 footballs for use during that game.  That means that over 6,000 footballs will be used in one NFL season.”

“Chain letters seemed to have first begun in 1935 as a get-rich-quick scheme.  The source of the letters is unknown, but the letters became so popular that post offices around the nation had to hire extra help.”

“The “Three Little Pigs” – released May 27, 1933, and produced by Walt Disney-was seen as symbolic of the Great Depression, with the wolf representing the Depression and the three little pigs representing average citizens who eventually succeeded by working together.”

“The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.”

“The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.”

“Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.”

“The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.”

“The tradition of placing candles on birthday cake is attributed to the early Greeks, who believed that the smoke of the candle carried their wishes to gods who lived in the skies.”

It’s back!

Today is the day that you’ve been waiting for.

Sometime later today you will again experience “Useless Friday Info”.

Stay tuned…..

“Useless Friday Info”

It’s time again to load up with that information that seems to push you through the weekend.

Here is this week’s edition of “Useless Friday Info” and I must say it is a good one!

“Horses that seem wild today (such as Mustangs) are actually feral horses, usually descendants of horses that were imported to American from Spain in the sixteenth century.  The only true wild horse is the Asian Wild Horse.”

“Grind 10 flakes of garlic and add this to a bucket of water and sprinkle around the house.  This prevents snakes.”

“Kissing may have originated when mothers orally passed chewed solid food to their infants during weaning.”

“You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.”

“Colonial Americans used corncobs and leaves to cleanse with before toilet paper came along.  When newspapers became available they were also used.”

Now we’re moving along to something a little different in this week’s edition.  Let’s look at the meanings behind some sayings:

“Pull the wool over someones eyes”-Goes back to the days when all gentlemen wore powdered wigs like the ones till worn by the judges in British courts.  The word wool was  a popular, joking term for hair….The expression ‘pull the wool over his eyes’ came from the practice of tilting a man’s wig over his eyes, so he couldn’t see what was going on.

“Pay through the nose”-Comes from the ninth-century Ireland.  When the Danes conquered the Irish, the imposed an exorbitant Nose Tax on the island’s inhabitants.  They took a census (by counting noses) and levied oppressive sums on  their victims, forcing them to pay by threatening to have their noses slit.

“Fly off the handle”-Refers to axe heads, which, in the days before mass merchandising, were sometimes fastened poorly to their handles.  If one flew off while being used, it was a dangerous situation….with unpredictable results.

“Caught red handed”-For hundreds of years, stealing and butchering another person’s livestock was a common crime.  But it was hard to prove unless the thief was caught with a dead animal…..and blood on his hands.

“Useless Friday Info”

quotes

Today I’m going to approach my “Useless Friday Info” from a little different direction. 

It’s going to be all about quotes.

Some of these quotes will be from people you know, some will be from people you don’t know, but they will all be “useless”.  Well, not really!  Some you just may want to write down and keep somewhere private like your underwear or sock drawer.  You may even want to post one on the dash board of your ‘Rio or stick it on the bumper of your ‘Yugo.

Just remember, if you love one write it down and post it so that you can draw from the wealth of knowledge that someone else possesses.

Should I say, “let the quoting begin!”:

“You know I had rather be laughed at than not noticed at all.”-P.T. Barnum

“A hot dog at the ball park is better than a steak at the Ritz.”-Humphrey Bogart

“There’s something I’ve noticed about food:  whenever there’s a crisis if you can get people to eating, normally things get better.”-Madeleine L’Engle

“A presidents hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”-Lyndon B. Johnson

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”-Mignon McLaughlin

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.”-Jackie Mason

“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”-Toni Morrison

“Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.”-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Seeing is deceiving.  it’s eating that’s believing.”-unknown

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“An experiement disproving a prediction is a discovery.”-Enrico Fermi

“Too often our Washington relfex is to discover a problem and then throw money at it, hoping it will somehow go away.”-Kenneth Keating

“Useless Friday Info”

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

Enjoy!

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.”

“The official flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation.  Red carnations are for mothers still living, while white are to honor those that have passed away.”

“The name “Crayola” was created by Alice Stead Binney, a former school teacher.  She put together the French word “craie”, which means “chalk”, and “ola”, from “oleaginous”, which means ‘oily”, and came up with “Crayola.”

“At the age of 25, Michelangelo began sculpting his monumental statue of David.  He finished it seventeen months later in January of 1504.”

“Apply a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda to remove yellow stains in the fridge shelves.”

“A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, one more than a dime.  The reason the mint started using ridges was to prevent counterfeit and devaluing of the coin.”

“Enough rock was built using the Hoover Dam that you could rebuild the Great Wall of China with that same rock.”

“Blessed are those wo can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”

“Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.”

“Ty Cobb was baseball’s first millionaire.”

“Billards was once a lawn game played outdoors, which is why today’s pool tables have a green felt cover.”

Useless Friday Info

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

“Your tongue is like your finger print, everyone’s is different.”

“Your foot is the same size as the distance between your wrist and elbow.  You can put your foot in that area and it will fit.”

“In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller “Psycho”, the sound effects for the famous shower scene were actually created by repeatedly stabbing a casaba melon.”

“The Pentagon has twice as many restrooms as necessary.  When it was built, segregation was still in place in Virgina so separate restrooms for blacks and whites were required by law.”

“Egyptians were the first to popularize the idea of applying scents to armpits, usually using cinnamon and other spices that wouldn’t turn rancid in the heat.”

“The Beach Boys were the founders of surf rock; however, only Dennis Wilson knew how to surf and he died of drowning in 1983.”

Useless Friday Info

Here is an abbreviated version of this weeks “Useless Friday Info”.

“David Letterman worked at an Indianapolis television station now called WTHR as a local anchor and weatherman.  He was eventually fired for his unpredictable on-air behavior, which included erasing state borders from the weather map and predicting hail stones “the size of canned hams.”

“Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.”

“Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.”

“Participants in the “Miss Drumsticks” contest in Yellville, Arkansas, better be ready to show some leg.  Every October, contestants are judged on their legs ONLY to with the coveted title.  Their bodies are hidden behind a picture of a turkey so as to not influence the judges.”