Monday, March 01, 2010

Question Of The Week

Plastic flamingos outnumber real ones in the United States.


Each time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10th of a calorie.


A piece of dry paper can only be folded 7 times, regardless of its size.


Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.


There are over 58 million dogs in the United States.


I know. Aren't you glad you checked in with the Starnes Family today? This information will take you far!

I do love useless trivia.

***What do you know?

31 comments:

Cate O'Malley said...

Hmmmm ... antidisestablishmentarism is the longest word in the dictionary. Or it was when I was in highschool. And bookkeeper is the only work with three double letters consecutively.

Allyson and Dave said...

If you ever come face to face with a cheetah you can feel safe knowing that he will not attack you (or eat you) if you are bigger than he is. And he weighs roughly 100 lbs. He will size you up and walk away. I learned this while petting a cheetah.

Leiah said...

Facetious is one of only two words that has every vowel in it. In alphabetical order no less. (And I can't think of the other one right now..crap)

Yeah I know - everyone wants to be on my Trivial Pursuit team. LOL!

The Soladay Family said...

It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing in Texas. Did you know that? Makes no sense to me. Who makes up this stuff?

Tiffany said...

in salisbury maryland, only up to 7 unrelated girls can live in a house together, otherwise, it's considered a brothel...

The Jones Family said...

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Or how about the thought that the average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

GROSS!

Hattie said...

I just love useless info too!!! So happy we have the internet now that way I won't be getting fat licking all those stamps! Ha!

Julie said...

I love your statistics...so cool. Keep them coming, teach an old dog new tricks please (not to old a dog yet though).
Thanks for stopping by.
Take care and have a super great week. God Bless!!!
Oh here's a sat for you...
Minnesota Inventions: Masking and Scotch tape, Wheaties cereal, Bisquick, HMOs, the bundt pan, Aveda beauty products, and Green Giant vegetables

Tristan said...

Mythbusters did a show on folding paper and I believe they were able to fold it more than 7 times. And a girl tried this myth and was able to fold a piece of paper several times. It was toilet paper though.

If you think nothing is impossible try nailing Jell-O to a tree.

The members of Metallica are classically trained musicians.

The lyrics to Everybody's Free to Use Sunscreen started out as a newspaper article.

In the late 1800's California measured over 8 feet of rain in a week.

FROGGITY! said...

you can't keep a horse in your bathtub in south carolina.

~KS said...

LOVE useless fun facts. LOVE THEM. I learned a few this weekend. The Sears Tower bulding design was 1st thought up in during a meeting, when a Sears business exec pulled out a pack of cigarettes and started lining them up like they were a building...
Now I am drawing a blank. Can't think of other ones... love the pink flamingo fact!! Happy Monday!

FROGGITY! said...

oh, and 'jambo, wapi pambe' = 'hello where's beer' in swahili. just in case you ever need a beer in kenya... (it's probably highly incorrect grammar, but if you get desperate...)

Homesick Cajun said...

I have none lol! Interesting though!

Deelsu said...

ridonkulous really is a word! For reals!

Coco said...

Mine is like Tiffany's. No more than 3 unrelated girls can live together in Lubbock County or it is considered a brothel.
That is the reason we can't live in our sorority houses at Tech.
Weird.

Moni said...

In Dallas it is illegal to own a realistic dildo.....shrimp hearts are actually in their heads, and a "jiffy" is actually 1/100th of a second.

Summer said...

Love this post! Chewing gum while peeling onions will not make you cry....great tip LOL....

Oh and that puppy looks just like my RON did before he got GIGANTIC LOL....I have a basset hound that lives with my MI-MI because he doesn't like cats at all....
Have a Happy Day
Love your blog....
Oh and I can't believe licking a stamp costs you a calorie....LOL
Summer :0)

Tammy said...

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open... I LOVED this post!

Blake said...
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Blake said...

This post just took away 6 minutes of your life.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Kool-Aid was invented in Nebraska and we have a musuem about it. The first mascot for the University of Nebraska was the "bugeaters". This way before we became the Cornhuskers.

Brittny said...

no useless knowledge here. i take that back. i'm full of useless knowledge, but it's not interesting like yours is. and i keep meaning to try that whole gum/onion thing. maybe i should just keep the gum with the onions so i'll remember to use them together. but i'm afraid my gum will taste like onions.

Sassafrass Jane said...

Good tips here, Case. I did not know about the chewing of gum. Sophia stands in the kitchen when I cut onions just to watch me suffer. Ha! Not anymore!

People produce 2 cups of farts per day and pass gas approximately 14 times per day.

Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

In 2009, more people made phone calls on Father's Day than any other day.

The average American relocates 11 times in their life. (Keep that in mind, you're getting close to your quota, missy.)

Momma to the A's said...

It is illegal to use soap when washing your car in the drive way in Calgary.

Loved this post! You come up with the best stuff to blog about!

Kim said...

O Street in my city (Lincoln, NE0 is the longest straight street in the world.

I have a ton of others if only I had my hubby's bathroom reader handy!

Merry Mack said...

Oh, so much it would make your head spin. Here is what I can tell you based on what I am currently teaching.
100 million sharks are killed a year for their fins. Most have their fin cut and sent their alive body back to the ocean to sink. All so that they can sell the fins for Shark Fin Soup, a once delicacy that is now on buffets.
And...
on 5 humans die each year from sharks, compared to the 150 who die from coconuts.

Jodee Leader said...

You are such a hoot! I have nothing but I should ask my husband who is the king of useless knowledge!

Hope you have a great week!

Charlene said...

LOL...I didn't know that one about the onions, learn something new everyday. And you know damn well I'm gonna try it next time I'm cutting onions :D

Sara said...

I like Blake's comment the best. Except I think it took me more like 10 minutes because I had to stop and ponder some of these "facts"

Here's mine: Dentist recommend that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 ft. away from a toilet b/c of airborne particles that may out during the flush.

Oh...also, if you watch Pulp Fiction...all of the clocks are turned to 4.20.

Rebekah Williams said...

Fascinating!! All true? Really?

Maybe I can stop wearing my sunglasses when I peel onions now.

TheEclecticElement said...

Wow-Those are uselessly interesting! LOL

I'm going to have to think about what useless facts I know...