Monday, February 21, 2011

Useless Information

I'm full of it. (haha no, I'm not full of crap) I'm full of useless bits of trivia.

Did you know the dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'?

Did you know that upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters? The proper term for upper case letters is "majuscule" and for lower case it's "minuscule".

Did you know that most scorpions will glow under a black light?

Did you know that celery has negative calories? It takes more calories to digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.  This is all well and good but in my humble opinion celery on it's own often tastes like soap so it has to be eaten in a salad or something else like that.

Did you know that the glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher?

Did you know that mosquito repellents don't repel? They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. Further to this, eating bananas will actually attract more mosquitoes to you.

Did you know that the king of hearts on playing cards is the only king without a moustache?

Did you know that Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise?

Did you know that there are more chickens than people in the world? Mmmm chicken wings!!

Did you know that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?

Did you know that the characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life"?

Did you know that the average person falls asleep in seven minutes?

Did you know that there are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball?
Did you know that Killer Whales are not actually whales? They're dolphins.
Did you know that the electric chair was invented by a dentist? Further proof that dentists really are sadistic (sorry to any dentists out there)  Also, it's not stock brokers with the highest suicide rate, it's dentists. I mean let's face it, hearing about how many people hate going to see you has to wear on the nerves.
Well there you have it. A bunch of random, useless bits of trivia. Don't say I never taught you anything.


  1. LMAO!! I don't want to know who or how someone figured out scorpians glow...but I'm sure it was a liitle boy. Interesting stuff-thanks; I needed a distraction today.

  2. Actually, I have an online friend who has to check her house nightly for scorpions using a black light. Another one of those reasons I'm happy to live here - it might get cold but at least I'm not worrying about stuff like that!

  3. Interesting! I actually did know some of these little facts...but certainly not all! How do you acquire so much info!? ;-)

  4. It's scary the useless bits of info I've collected over the years - and more everyday.