Friday, March 25, 2011

Weird, Interesting and Useless Facts!

My husband loves telling me goofy, useless facts almost daily. The funny thing is knowing those facts has helped him when we've played Trivial pursuit or Balderdash! In fact they've even helped me out some!

If you haven't played this game you must! We played it with a group of friends and we had a fantastic time. It's kind of a bluffing game. You are given a word and you can either write the real definition or a made up one. Then you have to guess which way the person went. The group we were with was such a diverse group of people. It consisted of Doctors, professors, world travelers and then there was moi! I held my own pretty well I'll tell you!

Here are some silly, weird and semi useless facts for your reading pleasure!

1. Most lipsticks contain fish oils! (Ewwwwww! I guess we should always read the fine print before purchasing!)

2. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real ones! (I seem to notice more and more in people's yards but had no idea more than real ones!)

3. Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life. (Wow, I guess we can keep drinking! Cheers, I'm having my coffee and Baileys right now!)

4. Nachos are the food most craved by pregnant women. (For me it was tomatoes, weird I know!)

5. Each year, 24,000 Americans are bitten by rats! (Hate rats, they freak me out!)

6. Men can read smaller print than women, but women hear better! (Well I for sure can hear better than my husband!)

7. Non-dairy creamer is flammable! (This is scary! What they hell is it doing to our insides!)

8. A toothpick is the object most chocked on by Americans! (Crap, I better not have my daughter grab them at restaurants anymore!)

9. A cockroach can live several weeks with it's head cut off! (Now that is sick!)

10. The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was only paid $35.00 for the design! (I sure hope he is getting some mullah now!)

11. Nearly 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour. (Well, I hope some gets deposited into mine then!)

12. U.S. President Calvin Coolidge liked to eat breakfast while having his head rubbed with Vaseline.
(I guess we all have some type of weird fetish!)

13. Chewing gum while peeling onions will stop you from crying! (I am so gonna try this one!)

14. When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh less! (I'm gonna look for that moon tonight and bring my scale outside!)

15. There are more bacteria in your mouth than people in the world! (Just think of what is happening when you swap spit!)

16. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball! (You know you wanna try this!)

17. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die! (How sad is that!)

18. You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark. ( I think those cows are getting pissed off with all the cow tipping!)

19. One in three male motorists picks their nose while driving! (I've seen it!)

20. In India, people are legally allowed to marry a dog! (Well at least you can kennel it and not get into trouble!)

21. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. (My husband wishes he was one of those, he hates the phone!)

22. "Jedi" is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers in Australia! (Maybe that's why my son wants to move there!)

23. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie! (I'll have my daughter do the licking from now on or ask for the stickers!)

24. A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day! (You're all gonna start counting aren't you!)

25. On average, a 4-year old child asks 437 questions a day! (So not surprised at this one! I wonder how many questions a 6 and 11 year old ask? I believe its 500 or more, I swear!)

Happy Spring! Its snowing today! No surprise to me, it's Iowa!


Mel said...

I kick butt in Balderdash! LOVE that game.

I noticed you changed your font; I like it. For us over 40's, it's difficult to see the tiny font :) Thanks for making my day easier.

Ewww, I'm never kissing another person on the lips again LOL

Annesphamily said...

You are such a hoot! I love reading the facts even the disturbing one in the LV hospital! Sick and sad! Have a great weekend!

richelle jean said...

ah! i love board games. gotta try that!

Kelley said...

That is so interesting! Well, most are interesting, some are just disgusting! The biting rats and the headless cockroaches... I'm going to be sick!

Becolorful said...

Great post. You can find me later today at the HyVee sneaking swigs of a cocktail out of my girly flask bouncing cranberries and avoiding the toothpick and non dairy creamer aisles but definitely stocking up on more toilet paper. Who would have guessed. I will of course pay with a check and hope it gets deducted from some rich person's account. :)
As for that vaseline thing? Too weird. hehe.

Laci said...

This is a very amusing post. I am sure that if my kids and husband were in the study of how many squares a person uses in a day that number would be much higher. Yeah, you can pause reading this to go buy stock in Charmin. Now, I know that my grandparents are part of the pink flamingo statistic. I swear in the late 80's they had dozens in the yard. I'm going to go have a drink since I now consider it a health drink. Thanks for the great post.

deborah said...

balderdash is one of my best games. i'm not sure i should be boasting about that. it's a game of b.s.--of which, i am very very good:)

Groovy Baby Blog said...

Have to try this one, new follower from MBC!
Angela I.

Mama Ash said...

Balderdash is a huge in this household :)

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Anonymous said...

Wow, those were a lot of facts. I love being able to toss out a random fact just for fun. Everyone things that I'm much smarter than I am. *lol*
I could have lived without knowing fish oil is in lipstick. *shudder*

Monica said...

I'm participating in the “Week-End Blog Hop” and I’m now the newest GFC follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!

Mary@TheDomesticatedMom said...

I have a feeling that if my son found out that Jedi is a religion, he would be begging me to convert! lol. Great post!

Taleah said...

What a fun game! I love it! Thanks for stopping by Something Catchy!

Russo said...

LOVED this post- go you on taking the time to write down these facts. This is one of the reasons why I return to your blog. You understand your readers and what they need.

Russo @

Simplegirl said...

I've never played any of those, but it sounds fun, Will have to try it! These are crazy facts and #9 yuk!! Hope you are having a fun weekend:-)

shopannies said...

I would love it if my teens would ask as many questions before they do something they "think" is ok

shopannies said...

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aquariann said...

Fun facts! I definitely want to try bouncing a cranberry now. ^.^

Btw, I'm a new follower from the Weekend Hop, and hope you'll come join my Spring Blog Hop, too.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I had fun reading & laughing about these crazy facts. And I love the post about your window treatments--beautiful. Thanks for dropping by to see me & for leaving a comment BTW!

Warmly, Michelle

Finger Click Saver said... follower from weekend blog hop.

Siv Maria said...

Fun Facts!Hi, New follower from the week-end bloghop. Looking forward to coming back and reading some more later. Hope you come and give me a visit too. Have a great Sunday!

doreen said...

Oh I love useless facts; drives my husband crazy. 2 things that freak me out for sure is cockroaches and rats...gross.
Love the music!
I am visiting and following via crazed fan weekend.
It is Monday..I'm a bit slow:)

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