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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Useless Tidbits!!

For those of you new to my blog (WELCOME and THANKS!)
you may not know
that besides photography, I sometimes post some other blogposts
now and then for my meek attempt at humor.

One of the regular blogsposts I do
"Useless Tidbits"
along with
bold italics.

Sometimes the Useless Tidbits
aren't that funny, and that's okay.
Sometimes they are just interesting.

It has been a while since I did one,

These are more interesting than funny today...
so grabba cuppa coffee,
and enjoy!

1.  Spot, Data's cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was played by six different cats.
Oh, for heaven's sake!  Even cats have DOUBLES! Who knew? Maybe the first cat died? But what about the "cats have nine lives" thing? Wonder if it was a he or a she?

2. The longest U.S. highway is route 6 starting in Cape Cod, Massachusetts going through 14 states, and ending in Bishop, California.
I thought it was Route 66 or maybe Highway 41...which is by goes from Copper Harbor Michigan all the way down to Florida...I know, because we drove it! And my butt knew it too!

3. The number of the trash compactor in Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977) is 3263827.
Wonder what the significance of this was? The director's prison number? Lottery ticket numbers? My measurements ( size 7 shoes).  Okay, people, I am a slight bit on the wide hips side and my waist? Well, let's just say..blame it on the homemade apple pies from our orchard....

4. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."
Go ahead, get the dictionary and check it out. We'll wait.
(When, oh when, will you trust me?)
                                     Feel better now?

5. A full seven percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.
Thank goodness!
I mean, who needs to EAT
when you have beer?
I think we should form a group to support 10 percent instead of 7...are you WITH ME people??

6. If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
Do the football teams know about this?
Remember the next time someone says: "heads or tails?"..automatically say TAILS...(unless of course, they are proposing sex to you..then, well, you are on your OWN. It's all about preferences, people!)

7. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
Just in case you want to do a concert.....and especially if you are (ahem) spending some "quality time" in an'll have a CHOIR of
them humming in the key of F.

8. Mr. Snuffleupagas' first name was Alyoisus.
WHAT was his mother THINKING? Isn't this some form of child abuse?
 Here, I would like you to meet my son, his name is Alyoisus Snuffleupagas.
And, can you imagine Alyoisus's first day in kindergarden? 
"Today, children...we are going to learn how to write our NAMES."
And then he had that NOSE.....
I'd say both are good for twenty or thirty years of therapy.....

9. In the movie "the Right Stuff" there is a scene where a government recruiter for the Mercury astronaut program (played by Jeff Goldblum) is in a bar at Muroc Dry Lake, California. His partner suggests Chuck Yeager as a good astronaut candidate. Jeff proceeds to bad mouth Yeager claiming they need someone who went to college. During the conversation the real Chuck Yeager is playing a bartender who is standing behind the recruiters eavesdropping. General Yeager is listed low in the movie credits as 'Fred.'
That is a riot!  I wonder why he did that?
And, I think there is a urinal scene in the movie too...wonder who the dude is peeing next to him?  Probably the President of some third world country or something....(It's not like I looked at his FACE in the scene, you know what I mean???)



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Brian Miller said...

ha i never knew snuffy's first name...hmm...i have a whole newe image of you with those measurements...i sometimes wish i had a stunt double...smiles.

RNSANE said...

Your tidbits are always important to read. I like good usable information like that!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Fun stuff, thanks for the laughs this morning. Maybe there are laws for how long a cat can be on camera, they do that with small children I think!

Poor Aloysius, he is probably still in therapy.

PS, did you get my photo? I emailed it yesterday.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love trivia and hadn't heard any of these. I will remember two - the heads and tails and the underground! A

faye said...

Thanks for today's chuckle.

Unknown said...

Those are too funny. I like the heads/tails one. Good to know!

Shelley said...

I thought Route 66 was the longest too! And I agree, that drive to Florida is a butt hurter - ha,ha! Very funny post today!

The Retired One said...

Brian: Ok, so maybe I exaggerated just a bit about my measurements.....maybe they are more like Snuffalufagus's. ha

RNSame: it's good for parties anyway. ha

SquirrelQueen: yes, and it is wonderful...stay tuned for the posting around July 2nd...we have a good bunch again this month. I love seeing what is submitted!

Strawberry: It is fun to find them and share them!

Faye: You are welcome!

Eva: Yes it is good to know...anyway to beat the odds is good to know, right? ha

Shelley: Thanks honey...hope you are having a wonderful summer!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Highway 6 has definitely been upstaged by Route 66. I never heard of it before.

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for this 411. I will now be the most popular person at the party now!

Pat Tillett said...

You are just full of information Joan. I never even heard of hwy 6 before...must be a northern route. people don't usually take northen routes when there is a souther one available...

Linda Reeder said...

Well that was informative as well as entertaining!

Alan Burnett said...

Count me in for that Guinness group!

Mike said...

Fun facts! I cracked up about the part with your measurements!

Makes cents about the penny! haha

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