Weekly Facts

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January 22, 2010: Weekly Facts #4

alaska

Don’t whisper into someone’s ear when they are moose hunting in Alaska because it’s illegal to do this. How do they monitor this? Do they take the word of someone who reports this? This would be classified as a stupid law to most people.

 

pbutter

One pound of peanut butter can contain up to 150 bug fragments and five rodent hairs. The FDA permits companies allowances for “other ingredients” in food. One example is spices such as cinnamon, oregano, and majoram having insect fragments. Another example is cocoa beans having a small amount of animal feces.

dwarf

 

King Charles I’s favorite joke was to place his 18 inches tall court dwarf between two halves of bread and pretend to eat him. His name was Jeffrey Hudson and was given the moniker Lord Minimus. I’m sure he didn’t think this was funny and to top it off he died poor and buried in an unmarked grave.

 

 

pluto

 

Pluto is about the same size as Russia. Pluto is about 17,646,012 square kilometers or 6,813,163 square miles. Russia is about 17,075,200 square kilometers or 6,592,772 square miles.

 

pizza

TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed) makes sure the product is made a certain way. in the EU and when speaking of pizza, Italy. A Neapolitan pizza must meet specific traditional regulations to have the TSG and AVPN logos attached to it.

 

hawaii

 

Hawaii is moving closer to Japan and is due to movement of plates. It is estimated Hawaii moves between 2 to 4 inches per year.

 

January 17, 2020: Weekly Facts #3

  1.  Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational and judge risks more clearly.
  2.  Mondays are the most unproductive days of the week.  Only about 3.5 hours of work are actually done on Mondays.  This isn’t too surprising because as some people call it the Sunday dread. 
  3. Minnesota has about 90,000 miles of shoreline.  This is more than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined.  This is hard to believe, but the Mall of America is the size of 78 football fields.
  4. McDonald’s daily customer traffic is 62 million.  This is more than the population of Great Britain.  I still feel sorry for the McDonald brothers and Ray Kroc could’ve been a lot nicer to them along the way.
  5. You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.  This makes sense because not only does watching TV tend to numb the mind, but sitting it not good for your body.  I know because I sit at work, sit when I write, sit when I blog, sit when I watch TV.  We have become a people of sitting.

January 11, 2020: Weekly Facts #2

germs

Office desks have 400 more times bacterial than a toilet seat. Think about it. You sneeze, blow your nose, eat and drink, blow dust from it. Other people come to your desk and touch your stuff. It’s a dirty surface so clean it more than less.

pillows

It takes about fifteen minutes for a healthy sleeper to fall asleep. If it takes less than five minutes, it is likely some kind of sleep deprivation. It never takes me less than five minutes unless I’m completely exhausted, but taking an hour to fall asleep isn’t good either.

weights

Imagining doing exercises increases muscle strength. Okay, so the brain is powerful. It probably is better thinking of executing arm curls when compared to the shake weight, but we all know actually putting weights into your hands and lifting is the much better option if you want to see results. Case closed.

coffeeThere’s quite a bit of range so I’m sticking with the answer that it would take a person yelling for eight years, seven months, and six days would heat up a cup of coffee. The other answers were seven years, one year, and five days. The bottom line is it takes energy to heat up coffee whether done by yelling, machine, microwave, and old school maybe on the stove.

human

The human being has survived for two million years while the dinosaurs survived for 150 years. We have a long ways to go and unless scientists and technology can purify salt water, human beings will probably die out from lack of water over anything else. A person can live without food for a good month, but the average is ten to fifteen days. Water is a different story. We last about three to five days without water.

chapstick

Most lip balm is made to be addictive. The more you use it, the more you need it. This might be the case, but I’d rather be addicted to it than have cracked and bloody lips. I’ve had this happen before and worse, it hurts especially during cold winters. I don’t know what people used to do to protect and moisturize their lips before lip balm was invented. I would have suffered even greater.

January 5, 2020: Weekly Facts #1

dollar

Some think on the one dollar bill in the U.S. that there’s an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the 1 and a spider hidden at the upper right-hand corner. According to the Bureau of Engraving and printing, this is not intentional and a coincidental part of the printing process.

pizzaWe’ve all heard of the fat American. Americans love to eat. They do exist. The country ranked #12 by World Health Organization (WHO) with 36.2 percent of Americans being obese in 2018. This translates to Americans eating an average of 18 acres of pizza every day. This means pizza taking up about 18 football fields. That’s way too much cheese and pepperoni. Even if it’s made with a cauliflower crust and vegan cheese, still too much pizza.

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Here’s one for all the science people. A raisin dropped in a glass of champagne will bounce up and down because of carbonation. The raisin gets air pockets stuck in the wrinkles of the raisins. The bubbles pop on the top, creating the raisin to fall into the glass. Loads of fun for all you wine drinkers.

barbies

Barbie’s life-size measurements would be 39-23-33, stand seven feet and two inches tall, and her neck would be twice the size of a normal neck. According to the CDC in 2013 (a little outdated, I know), the average height of a female is 64.29 inches or 5.35 feet tall at age 19 and the average size waist was 33.62 in inches. Think what you want, but from what I hear people like a little meat on a woman’s bones.

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