: a nod to details :

image199Today is National Trivia Day, ladies and gentlemen. A pretty big honor for such little bits of information, wouldn’t you say? We’ve devoted a whole day to tipping our hats to useless and irrelevant facts, the ones that make life so very interesting. For example, ants yawn — did you know that? Oh. Well, so what. You don’t learn such things in college or even grad school. No, you gain that kind of knowledge from board games and Snapple caps and Alex Trebek. Woohoo, let’s celebrate with more trifling nonsense.

Presenting 10 Useless Smidgens of Information:

♣ Kool-Aid is the official soft drink of Nebraska.
♣ There are twice as many slot machines as ATMs in America.
♣ Crayola means ‘oily chalk.’
♣ The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.
♣ Marie Curie’s notebooks are still radioactive.
♣ The brain weighs three pounds.
♣ Every atom in our bodies was once inside a star that exploded.
♣ About 40 billion humans have been born since the emergence of our species.
♣ You are, right now, spinning with the earth’s rotation at 1,040 mph and orbiting the sun at 67,000 mph.
♣ Laundry detergent, for all intents and purposes, is a digestive tract in a box.

On a more personal, but equally trivial, note:

I wear size 8½ shoes, have $4.55 in my wallet, my nose runs when I eat spicy food, and heights make me dizzy. How about you, have anything you’d like to share?

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28 responses to “: a nod to details :”

  1. I am going for COTA – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

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  2. My Cars name is Liz, I am not into the winter that much, get tired from sugar and am starting the next semester this upcoming week.
    *Thanks for this unique post!*

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    1. You’re most welcome, tbree1. Thanks for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.

      What are you majoring in, if you don’t mind my asking?

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  3. Wine makes me sneeze. I’d like to dine out on that anecdote but no one will invite me as I’m just too gross after a glass of my favourite tipple. Unless I’m driving then everyone invites me.

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    1. Sneezing? What a bummer. And you probably shouldn’t take medication for something like that, right?

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      1. I don’t know. I just take more wine hahaaaa. The family once counted how many times I sneezed of the journey home from a restaurant a mile away. Twenty three!!
        It keeps them amused for hours. ‘Let’s give Mum some wine and see how many times she sneezes’. Hilarious. *snarky face*

        Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Drop in anytime :-D

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        1. I have to admit, that does sound like fun.

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    2. Chocolate makes me sneeze, so I can relate ahaha. Despite the test results showing I’m not allergic to it at all. Safe to say, no-one gives me chocolate anymore!

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      1. Chocolate? Well, that’s just tragic, Jofish.

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        1. Indeed it is, Caramel or toffee has become my poison now.

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      2. Chocolate makes you sneeze? Gutted! Mind you, it gives me migraine if I have the good stuff.

        Thanks for stopping by and for your comments

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        1. Ouch, you’re not in luck are you? Wine and chocolate? uffff. Hopefully that’s all that gives you trouble.

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  4. Horses can’t vomit. Whether that makes them good candidates for drinking on New Year’s Eve kind of depends.

    Size 9 here, you’ll be happy to know. And heights scare the hell out of me.

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    1. Horses would be great drinking companions, Jo, but I wouldn’t want to ride one home.

      I don’t mind big feet, it’s the little bitty head that irritates me.

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  5. Dolphins are the only other mammal that have sex for pleasure. I too get a runny nose when consuming spicy foods and get dizzy with heights :) x

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    1. I’ve always suspected I had a twin somewhere. It’s wonderful to hear from you after all these years.

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      1. Nice to meet you too. Although, my feet are considerably smaller than yours! :)

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        1. Ha, who’s aren’t?

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  6. Pigeons can’t burp. So if you feed them Alka-Seltzer, they explode.

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    1. Aha! Is that why they don’t drink on New Year’s Eve?

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