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Friday, July 17, 2009

Useless Facts and Trivia: Volume 10

It has been a while since I posted any more "Useless Facts and Trivia" for you, so here is the next installment. (Along with MY COMMENTS in bold italics).

1. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor. (I have NO COMMENT on this one. No matter what I say, it will get me into trouble. However, I will say...wouldn't history had been different, had she done so?)

2. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. (Man, Mickey and Minnie Mouse should've known this when it was time to renew their contracts!)

3. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly. (Wonder how they came up with THAT idea? Wonder how much the people who squished jelly got paid to do it? Wonder if they will say to their grandkids: I was in the movie, E.T....I was the jelly squisher. Just listen!)

4. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. (That explains that rubbery lunchmeat I was chewing on the other day. Man, I thought Oscar Mayer was putting fillers in their bolgona!)

5. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

(I knew they gave one gas when you eat them, so now I understand completely!)

6. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. (I'm not going to figure this one out. The thought just gives me a headache!)

7. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. (Who studies this stuff? What if you are a "hunt and peck" type of typer? Does this mean that your left finger pecks 56% more than your right finger? Then that means your right pecker is 44% i idle. Yeah, go ahead and giggle....I said PECKER!)

8. There are more chickens than people in the world. (If we are not careful, they will take more KFC's....we need to double up our orders on chicken
sandwiches, people!! Now, get the cluck out of here and eat more chicken!)

9. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
(Any comments, those of you from New Jersey??? I've got nothing.) (Sound of crickets chirping).

10. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
(I KNOW you are dying to walk away from your computer, go into your co-worker's cubicle or where your family is and ask them, right now..."what is the longest one-syllable word in the English language...... Go ahead......... I'll wait. )
(I always thought it was the word "love" know..when you get up the courage to tell someone for the FIRST time that you love them...isn't it hard to get out that one syllable word??? ...."You know, Joe....I really want to tell you that I l....,
I lo.....
I lov.....
I mean I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee you.")
(Sweat beads forming on forehead, waiting for response).
Hope you enjoyed this installment of Useless Facts and Trivia.
There will be more.....


DJan said...

WHERE do you come up with these things? And how do they know some of them? I think you made them up, you're sick! :-)

It also gives me a headache to think about all those ways to make change for a dollar. I hope the person who wrote all that down is okay...

Rick (Ratty) said...

These were all entertaining. I always like these kind of posts from you. I think I'll go have a chicken sandwich now.

Judy said...

I like #7. I am left-handed but I don't know what that has to do with it! lol. I like the chicken one, too. I love your comments.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I love reading these!! #4 made me laugh out loud.

Hope you have a great weekend!

J.J. in L.A. said...

I thought it was cows, and not chickens. Maybe only in India. : )

efaqffqaewfm said...

I love useless trivia! History without Hitler... wow... our world would be vastly different I think. That'd be cool to think about... I'll probably spend my evening mulling that one over now lol

And if I ever have an adequate amount of change on hand, I might have a go at making a dollar as many ways as I can. Sounds like a challenge, and I love challenges!

As for the screeched bit... I'm home... alone... Abandoned for the weekend in all of my loneliness :o( But I'll toss it at my brother tomorrow if I see him lol

Bhushavali said...

ha ha ha... Absolutely useless but thoroughly enjoyed... :D :)

Sue said...

This was hilarious. Your commentaries are the best. I so look forward to these.
Have a great weekend!

Insanitykim said...

Oh man...what a great excuse to run to KFC everyday! But maybe that's why there are less people and more chickens, clogged arteries and all...

It is interesting that all the sounds in a movie are actually replicated sounds on a sound stage and not sounds coming from what you see, other than the talking...hmmm...wonder about the kissing...who wants THAT job??

SquirrelQueen said...

So, KFC is keeping the world safe from chickens? If chickens did take over I wonder what it would be like. I have an image of a group of chickens gathered at Starbucks discussing a business deal!

Too funny, I love this list.

Have a great weekend,

grannyann said...

Those were some very interesting trivia. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Sharon said...

Pretty cluckin' funny.

The Retired One said...

DJan: I got these off some websites. I have NO idea where they got them. ha
But they were so funny when I read them, that I HAD to pass them on to the blog's readers!

Ratty: Yes! Your personal mission now is to eat more chicken sandwiches, chicken McNuggets, KFC, etc. Someone has to save us!

Judy: These were a hoot for me to read on line too. I don't know WHERE the website got them from, but they are always amazing.

Boomer: Glad you liked them! I have more to post at future blog posts, so watch for them!

JJ: You and my friend Ratty must save more chicken, for goodness sake!

VaBookworm: Glad you like these. Yes, life without Hitler..quite a different world....history pondering is always thought provoking isn't it?

Mitr: Glad these made you smile!

Sue: Thanks so much! There will be more! Keep checking :-P

Insanity Kim: And, don't get me started on how they make the sounds for the sex scenes. ha (Maybe taping the apes at the zoo? ) ha

SquirrelQueen: Yes, a world run by chickens is quite a visual, isn't it?

Grannyann: Thanks. I did have a wonderful weekend...I was gone to Duluth.

Sharon: HAHA. Yes, they QUACKED me up, too! :-P

Aria said...

About those eggplants, yeah, also the same statistic for tomatoes and cucumbers and cranberries. Explains the need for Eggplant Parmesan, doesn't it?

The Retired One said...

Aria: I say, if you put enough cheese on anything, you can make it edible. ha

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