I am well aware that there is breaking news. As if Thursday June 20th, 2019 would be any different from yesterday, or any day last week. Yesterday, the Iranians shot down a 130 million dollar American drone and Hope Hicks refused to talk to the House Judiciary Committee. Today as I wait for Trump to let us know what he is going to do about the drone attack I see a poll result from Gallop, or somebody, cross the television screen. Without surprise I see that 57% of Americans believe we need a new president. I hope Trump doesn’t think war will get his poll numbers up.
In this age of craziness I think the world needs a bit of distraction. I love useless information and thought I would share some useless information with my readers today, instead of writing something topical and newsworthy. So, here goes.
25 tidbits of useless information:
1.) Did you know a cockroach can live for up to nine days without a head, until it starves to death? Who knew.
2.) An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. While we are on the subject of the Ostrich, did you know that Ostrich’s have only two toes on each foot?
An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
3.) Marilyn Monroe, the 1950-1960 sex goddess, had 6 toes on one of her feet. See. None of us are perfect.
4.) Women blink twice as often as men do.
5.) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
6.) Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Thank God! Man and woman lived on this planet for 200,000 years before someone invented scissors. They seem so basic, so necessary. How did people live without scissors? Amazing, on so many levels.
7.) Our noses and ears never stop growing, while our eyes remain the same size for life.
8.) A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
9.) Some species of piranhas are vegetarians, while all butterflies are carnivores.
10.) The most shoplifted book in America is the Bible. I wonder what that says about us as a society?
11.) Rats can tread water for three days without stopping.
12.) All the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction were stuck on 4:20. I know what 420 means to me. I wonder if it means the same to Tarantino? Probably. Sit back, light up.
All clocks are set at 4:20 in “Pulp Fiction”.
13.) Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue.
14.) There are 13 witches in a coven.
15.) Abraham Lincoln’s first choice to lead the Union Army was Robert E. Lee.
16,) “E” is the most used letter in the English alphabet. “Q” is the least used letter.
17.) Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails.
18.) November 15th is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day
19.) Cleopatra was Greek (Ptolemy), not Egyptian
20.) The colder your bedroom the higher the chance of having a nightmare.
21.) Cornelius Vanderbilt was born a farmer’s son who left school at age 11 and despite his lack of education went on to become the richest man of 19th century America.
22.) Oprah Winfrey, a black woman raised by her grandmother, sent to juvenile detention at 13, an unwed mother at 14 (to a child who died). Oprah went on to TV stardom and stratospheric wealth in the 20th century.
Oprah Winfrey has known tough times. She went on to become a billionaire
23.) The most common spoken word around the world is “O.K., ok, okay, or, k” It can be heard from New York City to the tiniest rain forest village.
24.) “Jiffy” is an actual unit of time. So when Mom says she’ll be there in a “jiffy” she really mean 1/100th of a second.
25.) It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce……and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
Okay, there you go. 25 Tidbits of Useless Information. Use it as you will.