Monday, August 3, 2009

Meandering Monday



Ten random facts to (further)clutter your mind:



The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

Diet Coke was invented in 1982.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 2 m (about 6 feet) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.

According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favoured day for self-destruction.


  1. Genuinely intriguing. Those aglets also used to be known as bollocks, in the Victorian period…

  2. Great list thanks for the compilation. Today is Monday, if i can just get through, everything will be alright.

  3. Hi Lou. I'd nipped off for a swim - Australia now 141-3. They can make it, but England just about have the edge. As I'm Irish, I'm supporting Australia - sorry, Kiwi!

  4. I'm thinking it's probably a good thing that elephants can't jump.
    Thanks for this, I'm organising a work team in a Daffodil Day Quiz night fundraiser in a couple of weeks, and one of these random facts could just be a winning one, LOL.

  5. It seems like Diet Coke has been around longer!

  6. Ahh Lorri so glad you found Lou!!

    Lou as always fun stuff - yikes what is that??? 9 degrees!!! I don't think my fridge is 9 degrees. Still hot and miserable in the 30's -- gawd spare me.

  7. Mr Vole - I see a draw was achieved, test match cricket: hard to get excited about.

    You can do it Punch, hang in there (pun intended).

    Lorri am happy to help. Google random facts, it's amazing what you come up with.

    Kate - not to me I never drink the stuff. I do like Coke zero though.

    Joanne now all she has to do is start following me and she'd be lucky number 50. Yes is wet this morning so didn't get too cold (only down to 9C) - still miserable though.

  8. You are apparently wrong about the elephants. Have a look here. (tongue in cheek)

  9. That was sooo cute Lori - gonna share it on FB with my friends there.

  10. "According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favoured day for self-destruction."

    I'll keep that in mind! ;-)

    RYC: dontcha worry yer pretty lil' head about that double-comment ya left me...I ain't so good with rules either.


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