Wednesday, May 16, 2001

So. Now my blog site will be about wireless internet stuff... AND useless information!
Has promise to be interesting!
"The Pieta" is the only sculpture on which Michelangelo is believed to have carved his name.

Blarney Castle in Blarney Ireland was the only castle that Queen Elizabeth I didn't take.

At the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland on a clear day you can see three countries at once. The North, The Republic (still owns some land there), and Scotland (only 28 miles across the sea).

In Edinburgh in the 1700s during the Plague the upper class who lived above ground bricked in all the doorways to the underground residences of the poor, they believed that that's where the Plague came from.

Bolton, England is the largest town in Great Britten. It has the population of a city but doesn't have a cathedrial so cannot be classified as a city.

Bolton, England has the fourth oldest pub in the United Kingdom. The Old Man and Scythe.

Isaac Newton dropped out of school when he was a teenager, at his mother's request. She hoped he would become a successful farmer.

Martha Washington was referred to as "Lady Washington." Mary Todd Lincoln was the first presidential wife to be referred to as "The First Lady

Goldie Hawn is a direct descendent of Edward Rutledge, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Married Catholics continue to be sexually active as they age: 50 percent of them have sex at least once a week when they are 55 years old or older, compared with 40 percent for other faiths.

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla became the first non-Italian pope in 455 years on October 17, 1978. He was inaugurated six days later in a mass at St. Peter's Square, becoming John Paul II.

The Amish speak a dialect they call "Mudderschprooch" (Pennsylvania Dutch).

Popular American writer, Dr. Seuss, coined the word "nerd."
Well, hello again!
As my prof just pointed out, most blog pages are "fluff". I'm hoping that this isn't one of them. Though most of what I have written is considered "fluff", who knows something on here might just come in handy for some of you! You never know when you'll need to impress a client, parent or suitor/ette. (can a female suitor be called a suitette or is that un-p.c.?) Anyway. Just hoping you're all enjoying this.
I try to update as often as I can, so enjoy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

The world population of chickens is about equal to the number of people.

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.

In 75 percent of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

Some toothpastes contain anitfreeze.

Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the West Pacific.

There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at auction for $6600 in 1992.

Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.

27 percent fo U.S. male college students believe life is "a meaningless existential hell."

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone to do it, forbid your children to do it.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

A rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 196. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's

Kotex was first manufacturer of bandages, during WWI.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000BC.

In Los Angeles, there are fewer people than there are automobiles.

About one third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.

In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.

The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than yours is.

The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

Bubble gum contains rubber.

You can smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

Only 55 percent of all Americas know that the sun is a star.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in Jell-O.

On average a person laughs about 15 times a day.

Most American car horns honk in the key of F.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan".

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting licence.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

There is an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser in that order.

When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than the entire world's nuclear weapons combined.

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years.

Average age of the Rolling Stones: 50.6.

Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

Sunday, May 13, 2001

October 10 is National Metric Day.

Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.

The original IBM punchcard is the same size as a Civil War era dollar bill.

Croatia was the first country to recognize the United States in 1776.

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

The shopping mall in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada has the largest water clock in North America.

There are fourteen blimps in the world. Ten of the fourteen blimps are in the United States. The existing biggest blimp is the Fuji Film blimp.

The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.

The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.

There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.

The pupil of an octopus' eye is rectangular.

"Mr. Mojo Risin" is an anagram for Jim Morrison.

Oliver Cromwell was hanged and decapitated two years after he had died.

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Months that begins with a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Emus have double-plumed feathers, and they lay emerald/forest green eggs.

There are only three world capitals that begin with the letter "O" in English: Ottawa, Canada; Oslo, Norway; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.