Today 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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