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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Irrelevant Facts for Irrelevant Conversation

Some irrelevant facts that will convince your friends that you are a treasure trove of completely useless information:

-A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off--it dies from starvation!

-The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

-George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

-If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.

-It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

-Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

-Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.

-The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Huptmobile.

-There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia.

-Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

-Cat urine glows under a black-light!

-Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

-A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

-Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.

-It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy if your name is Mary.

-Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill "if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee." His reply... "if you were my wife, I would drink it!"

-Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald's.

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

-The screwdriver was invented before the screw.

Want more information on any of these?-- Just Google it.


doodlebugmom said...

thanks. I am definitely smarter after reading those!

TN Rambler said...

I have been told that I am a treasure trove of useless information. Thanks for adding to the collection.

Allan R. Bevere said...


My pleasure.

Country Parson said...

As you can imagine, this adds a lot to my intellectual treasure trove. As a liberal of dubious convections, I'm particularly interested in learning if the screwdriver invented before the screw was made with gin or vodka, or did it have something to do with lobbying?

Olive Morgan said...

Thanks for brightening up a dull November morning.

Allan R. Bevere said...


You give a new twist on the screwdriver. The only thing I do not know is whether it is a twist of lime or lemon.