In his 1918 book titled TRIVIA, British Author Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946) wrote "I know too much; I have stuffed too many of the facts of History and Science into my intellectuals. My eyes have grown dim over books; believing in geological periods, cave dwellers, Chinese Dynasties, and the fixed stars has prematurely aged me."
For those you thrive of useless trivia, I offer the following useless trivia.
- The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.
- The average person's left hand does most of the typing.
- "Stewardesses" is the longest word types with only the left hand.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends with the letters "mt."
- Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
- Maine is the only state in the USA whereby the name is only one syllable.
- Al Capone's business card listed his occupation as a used furniture dealer.
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
- The average life of a five dollar bill is 5 1/2 years before it is replaced due to wear.
- The Sunday New York Times, the largest newspaper in the world, has nearly a thousand pages, weighing up to 7+ pounds. It takes nearly 20 acres of wood pulp to produce one Sunday edition.
- During 1968 to 1974, a woman in rural Iowa, Marva Drew, typed the number from 1 to 1,000,000 on a standard typewriter, filling nearly 2,500 pages.
- ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC is an acronym used by the U.S. Navy, meaning "Administration Command Subordinate Command Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet"
- The English word "set" has close to 200 meanings, 60 as a noun and 120 as a verb, depending on the context in which it is used.
- You can't have everything, where would you put it?
- If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
- On the other hand, you have different fingers.
- Those who laugh last, think slowest.
- The things that come to those who wait may be things left by those who got there first.
- The cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.
- Snowmen fall from the sky unassembled.
- I got a sweater for my birthday, but I wanted a moaner or a screamer.
Quote for the Day -- “My wife and I were happy for twenty years -- then we met.” Rodney Dangerfield
Bret Burquest is the author of 11 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a few dogs and where those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.