January 12, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts - More Truly Random Trivia

I thought I had discovered the magical code for my transferred feeds to function like they should, but apparently I was wrong.  I spent the entire day yesterday scouring the internet trying to find that magical code to no avail.  I'll keep looking.  If you were signed up for my feeds via Blogger, you may have to re-subscribe over here in order to be current on my updates.  I would be forever grateful if you did!

Meanwhile, my brain is so fried I wasn't able to piece together any coherent Random Thoughts, only boring brain-fried ones, so I thought I'd toss out some Random Trivia instead.  Hopefully I'll find the magic code and be back to blog-hopping which is way more fun.  Enjoy the trivia!

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Bill Clinton has been in 3 porno films from the waist down.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

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

Average life span of a major league baseball: seven pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
Did you ever wonder what the WD in WD-40 stands for? WD is an abbreviation for Water Displacer.

The Bank of Vernal, in Vernal, Utah (where else?) is the only bank in the world that was built from bricks sent through the mail.  Way back in 1919 the builders realized that it was cheaper to send the bricks through the United States Postal System (seven bricks to a package) than to have them shipped commercially from Salt Lake City.

Marijuana was not illegal in the United States until October 1, 1937, when Congress passed the "Marijuana Tax Act".  Total debate time on the House of Representatives floor concerning this issue: 90 seconds. This act did not actually ban the substance - it simply said that one could not sell marijuana without a license.  Of course, Congress refused to issue any licenses.  Congress finally banned marijuana outright in 1970.

Everyone knows that spinach is loaded in iron and makes you stronger - just look what it has done for Popeye's career. Apparently Popeye was wrong.  So were all of those parents that stuffed it down their kids' throats.  In reality, spinach has no more iron in it than any other vegetable. This spinach misconception dates back to the 1950's when a food analyst made an error while calculating the iron in spinach. His decimal place was off by one place, suggesting that spinach had ten times as much iron content than it really did.

If you want actual Random Thoughts, head over to Keely's place for some Random Fun!  I'll try to have my brain de-fried in time for next week's Randomness.


24 Random Sassy Comments:

UnknownMami said...

I'm sorry your brain hurts. I just subscribed to your feed here.

Were you on feedburner before you switched over?
.-= UnknownMami´s last blog ..I Comment Therefore I Am =-.

cat@juggling act said...

Oh I just love the randomness! I at last did the tutu post - go have a look.

blueviolet said...

A ducks quack doesn't echo? That's the weirdest thing! And that donkey thing? I thought they were friendly beasts.

Otin said...

I am really getting to love when you do these interesting facts posts! Now I think that I will go back to bed and see hom many calories that I can burn while snoring! Of course, when I wake up, I will need a couple of apples! LOL!
.-= Otin´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts (Out of Tune Idol, week 2, ) =-.

Martha said...

These are really great.

Your code did work for one day... but you are back at the bottom of the list again! How crazy is that.

I still love spinach, and so does Tara!
.-= Martha´s last blog ..Mosaic Monday - Now where did I park? =-.

Jan said...

I had to unsubscribe from the blogger feed and re-subscribe here, but I didn't mind a bit.

As for apples waking me up - not until they come hot in a mug with cream and Splenda. Just sayin'.
.-= Jan´s last blog ..RTT: Laying Down on the Job =-.

angi said...

those are some great randome facts cool

Gina said...

Love your random facts.
Amazingly, I knew NONE of those things before.
I feel so much smarter!
Happy Tuesday!
.-= Gina´s last blog ..It's RTT; You Know Me! =-.

Ginny Marie said...

I'll definitely have to resubscribe! My sister always eats an apple in the morning, and I thought she was crazy! I do prefer my cup of coffee, though. I'm always chilly in the morning, and I love to drink something hot!
.-= Ginny Marie´s last blog ..Ribbit, Ribbit; Translation: Conversations Outside the Preschool Door =-.

Jane said...

I sleep with the T.V. on so maybe I am burning even more calories?!
.-= Jane´s last blog ..Post It Notes =-.

Mama Badger said...

Between your facts and my "Perfect Brownie Pan", we'll have party invited galore in 2010.
.-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts! =-.

Sarah said...

Hey! Try www.campmor.com for boots! That's where I found mine and I THINK I got a really good deal. They have tons of boots though!
.-= Sarah´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

Pooba said...

Go Vernal! It's BFE! I only wish I had the answer to your code issues, but I'm no help. I love all your random facts! I actually used the one of them as an excuse to take a nap over the weekend. I told my husband that I'd burn more calories doing that then watching TV (Which is what he was doing at the time)!
.-= Pooba´s last blog ..Christmas Is No Longer In The Air =-.

DCUrbanDad said...

Donkeys are in a plot to take over the world.
.-= DCUrbanDad´s last blog ..10 random bits of joy on a Random Tuesay =-.

Kacey R said...

This was very random but very good. LOL

Harriet said...

Hi Stacy!
I love your trivia!
Your site is looking nice too1

Take care. :)
.-= Harriet´s last blog ..Predictable? You tell me. =-.

Chief said...

sometimes I go crazy searching for answers on how to get blogger and wordpress to work for me!
i wonder ho much money I would have if I had a dollar for every minute 'ive spent on it;

I feel smarter already with yer random facts!
.-= Chief´s last blog ..Stick to Supah Tuesday with One Sexy Grandma! =-.

Captain Dumbass said...

.-= Captain Dumbass´s last blog ..RTT: He Was Made Of Snow But The Children Know... =-.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Those donkeys know how to kick some ass.
(Wait for it...)
Dang, girl, you did not update in my reader! I spotted your update on Facebook! Bad Google!
.-= Sprite's Keeper´s last blog ..RTT: I've resorted to "stealing". =-.

mrsbear said...

I don't know if I'd trade my java for a shiny apple...

Betsy Ross Pez dispenser, seriously?

You're not showing up in my Reader either, I was wondering where you were I figured I'd pop over anyway.
.-= mrsbear´s last blog ..Frozen Iguana Pops and Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

Jason said...

You really do have a great blog here. I have a blog myself which brings inspiration and guidance to people all around the world. Life is hard enough, and I hope my site can contribute anything positive to someone's day.

I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other. Please let me know if this is possible. Until then, keep up the good work.


Casey said...

No way, Debra Winger was ET? That's so weird. I knew the Oak tree fact since my asshole tree aged out and started pelting us for the first time when Graham was a baby. Stupid tree.

You're in my reader.
.-= Casey´s last blog ..Why Didn’t Somebody Warn Us - Part Two On Going Dye Free =-.

storyteller said...

I'm playing catch up from Random Tuesday Thoughts because I spent yesterday with my sister away from the computer. The whole 'feed' thing has me confused, but hopefully I'll eventually figure it out. Loved your random trivia ... am more than a little surprised about how many cows it takes to make those footballs ... sheesh! Hope you get the issue resolved with your feeds and it you care to share, I'm interested.
Hugs and blessings,
.-= storyteller´s last blog ..What's on my mind this morning ... =-.

Jenners said...

All I needed to know about was the sleeping!
.-= Jenners´s last blog ..OK...So I Lied But I Need Your Help =-.