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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 think its time to loosen up on a rainy Friday with some really “useless” information that you can use to make yourself look like somebody.

Just remember one or two of these and then at the opportune time, drop it in the conversation like an “H Bomb” and watch the heads roll.  Before you know it you will be the person who everyone looks to as the “leader of the pack”.

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

“Pennsylvania is mispelled on the Liberty Bell.”

“The watermelon seed-spitting world record is about 70 feet.”

“The Golden Globe Awards were handed out by journalists in the HFPA until 1958, when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed the stage with whiskeys and cigarettes and took over the show.  Since then, stars have ruled the show.”

“There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.”

“Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph. D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.”

“The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.”

“A single coffee tree produces only about a pound of coffee beans per  year.”

“The blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car.”

“The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has 365 steps to represent every day of the year.”