Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Useless Information

I've scouraged the virtual world to bring you some useless information to fill up valuable brain space. Read at your own risk. Once you know, you will never be able to forget and clear up that precious memory for important stuff. You have been warned:
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
- Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump."
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- There are more chickens than people in the world.
- A cockroach can live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
- A polar bear's skin is black. Its fur is not white, but actually clear.
- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- No president of the United states was an only child.
- Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes on one foot.
- When the Titanic sunk there was 7,500 lbs. of ham on it
- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
- The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
- If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
- Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
- Cotton candy's original name was "fairy fluff."
- The name "Uncle Sam" for the U.S. came from a person known as Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy, NY, who supplied food for the U.S. army in the war of 1812.
- One of the largest carriers of hepitius B is diner mints.
- Sliced bread was patented in 1954.
- Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for
marketing reasons.
- There's an average of of 178 sesame seeds on a Big Mac bun.
- Nutmeg is very poisonous if injected intravenously.
- Five Jell-O®™ flavors have flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple and chocolate.


  1. some of these i did know jenn....your mission has failed

  2. Ah, but it hasn't. Some of them you didn't, and therefore I have succeded!