Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Knowledge - It's a Good Thing

What's on your mind today. I love trivia and strange facts and thought I would clutter up your minds today with some things you may have never thought about or knew. Never can tell when you might need to know some of this stuff.

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders

Most lipstick contains fish scales

It's illegal to drink beer out of bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis

No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half

If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"

The electric chair was invented by a dentist

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove

It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska

In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing

Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.

June 14th - This day in history

1954 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an order adding the words"under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance

1940 - The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland

1922 - As Warren G. Harding dedicates the Frances Scott Key Memorial, he becomes the first US president to be heard over the radio.

1755 - The US Army is established by an act of Congress

Born on June 14th

1946 - Donald Trump - Real Estate Tycoon

1919 - Dorothy McGuire- Actress

1909 - Burl Ives- Actor

1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe- Author

14 comments:

  1. << The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad >>

    I knew this one, Odie! Every Tom, Dick and Harry is named Muhammad. (LOL)

    << It's illegal to drink beer out of bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis >>

    Is a 50 gallon wash tub acceptable? (LOL)

    << If you counted 24 hours a day, it would take 31,688 years to reach one trillion >>

    I don't believe you, and I'm gonna start right now to prove you wrong! 1...2...3... LOL)

    << The electric chair was invented by a dentist >>

    No wonder I get the jitters when that guy straps me in! (LOL)

    << It's against the law to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas >>

    It's about time they take a bite out of crime! (LOL)

    << Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution >>

    I'm still wondering if my corner drug store has Prince Albert in a can! (LOL)

    << Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.>>

    I've heard there was also one called Pinocchio but that might be a lie! (LOL)

    Thanks, Odie!

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  2. Well, you have certainly given all of us ladies a real treat here today, Odie! I didn't really get past the picture! Hee Hee! There were certainly some very interesting facts there. Not so sure I like the lipstick one though!

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  3. These are so interesting, Odie. Tennessee was Franklin? And three naked men on the Novel Peace prize. Hmmmm.
    karen

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  4. Oh, I LOVE Thisisme's comment! She's clearly been fraternising too much with Facing50, though, so I'll have to keep my eye on her. This was a fun post, Odie. You've certainly enlightened me about some interesting (& weird )facts!

    I have also enjoyed reading Shady's take on these :) Very amusing!

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  5. Very fun facts to know Odie. Thanks!!!

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  6. Really interesting facts! I know that about Las Vegas because I've been there. One time, years ago, I wanted to buy gum there and they told me you can't buy gum in Vegas. I don't know if that is still true. :)

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  7. I can't believe I haven't been arrested. I'm always sitting on a curb in ST Louis drinking beer out of a bucket.

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  8. Interesting to know Donald Trump was born the same day as my sister, maybe she is special. Thanks for sharing :D

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  9. love these tidbits!

    a jiffy is real? brilliant!

    i'll be back in a jiffy! followed.

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  10. Ooooh this are awesome!!!!

    And I know I'm late to the party but, congratulations on the anniversary! :)

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  11. LIPSTICK HAS FISH SCALES???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You mean to tell me I've been running about with fish lips since puberty??? It's just embarrasssing, is what it is.

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  12. Somehow the electric chair made my a dentist makes sense.

    Some of those things I knew and some of those things are really interesting.

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  13. Ooh I love interesting & trivial facts! Very cool.

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  14. Interesting facts Odie. I have a friend named Jiffy. Really!

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