Thursday, January 7, 2016

January, a perfect time for useless information


Now I suppose that is not the right thing to say, as all information and knowledge is good. Besides some of it is very interesting and will be fun to share with your family and friends. That being said, here are just some fun facts to lighten your day.



-In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck. 

-Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart. 

-In 1986, Apple launched a clothing line. 

-Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event. 

-The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659. 

-The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed. 

-The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V handbook classifies caffeine withdrawal as a mental disorder. 

-Google was originally named BackRub. 

-Elmo is the only non-human to testify before Congress. 

-Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way. 

 -Before Stephen Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants, he taught marine biology. 

 -New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student—and he was shot and killed before graduation. 

George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations. 

-When Canada's Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was "Bob." 

-The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy, in Europe, it’s cheese. 

-Some cats are allergic to humans. 

 -There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib. 

Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. 

-The light emitted by 200,000 galaxies makes our universe a shade of beige. Scientists call the color "cosmic latte." 

 -Bikini designer Louis Reard said a two-piece bathing suit couldn't be called a bikini "unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring." 

 -If your dog's feet smell like corn chips, you're not alone. The term "Frito Feet" was coined to describe the scent. 

-The Scots have a word for that panicky hesitation you get when introducing someone whose name you can't remember: tartle. 

-When Cranberries are ripe they bounce like a rubber ball

-Visit a waterfall at dusk and you may see a moonbow  ( night time rainbow) 

  Well I do hope you enjoyed that as much as I did gathering the information for you LOL.

  Happy January, keep smiling and remember, we get closer to spring with every day.