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April 20, 2010

colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in spanish speaking countries. colgate translates into the command…go hang yourself.

most toilets flush in E Flat

the side of a hammer is called a cheek
the end of a hammer, opposite the striking end is called a peen

youre more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.

13 people a year are killed by vending machines falling on them.

in hospitals…12 babies will be given to the wrong parents each day.

you share a birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.

the percentage of men who wash their hands after using the toilet is 55%
the percentage of women…80.

in the next 7 days 800 americans will be injured by their jewelry.

a group of officers is called a mess.

taken from the book of useless information. i would link it to my amazon page but i do not know how thank you so very much.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2010 10:04 am

    “in hospitals…12 babies will be given to the wrong parents each day.” eeeeeeek.

    • April 20, 2010 10:05 am

      crazy, huh?!!!

      • April 20, 2010 11:13 am

        Ok.. so the first thought that came to mind was a baby of one race being presented to parents of another race. How awkward would that be? Or the opposite sex?

        Maybe the baby cries in a different accent…. is that possible?

  2. April 20, 2010 11:16 am

    in the mid-80s when the IRS change the 1040 tax form requiring an SSN for each dependent, the total number of children (a.k.a., dependents) in the USA plummeted 7 million.

  3. April 20, 2010 12:00 pm

    wow..i am a stat on this.

    my big gold chain flipped up and bruised my eye yesterday…stink.

    • April 20, 2010 4:41 pm

      was it a big gold dollar sign? or car emblem?

  4. April 20, 2010 1:18 pm

    Like this:

    I’m assuming inproof-20 is your amazon id if not, change that for your actual id.

    • April 20, 2010 4:42 pm

      ha! i cant even remember what my idea is. i have to go find my amazon email. too techy and confusing for me. πŸ™‚

  5. April 20, 2010 1:23 pm

    sorry, I guess it took out the markup.

  6. April 20, 2010 2:51 pm

    Looking & GoogleReader & seeing 4 posts, I was in shock! How did I miss 4?? You were a busy girl…. Especially since you had time to post this one! Ha! Scary stuff. Useless or not.

  7. April 20, 2010 2:52 pm

    P.S. Think I’ll go grab the hand sanitizer before my husband gets home.

  8. April 20, 2010 4:05 pm

    I’ll have to pass this on. My husband loves/is king of useless information.

    • April 20, 2010 4:44 pm

      my daughter got the book on this for her birthday. i’ll probably put more stuff from it up every now and then. its so entertaining!

  9. Randi permalink
    April 20, 2010 4:29 pm

    “most toilets flush in E Flat” – this is why I don’t enjoy singing in the bathroom. What.

    • April 20, 2010 4:45 pm

      is that not a desired key for you?


      • Randi permalink
        April 20, 2010 6:15 pm

        I was going to reply “not at all!” But, the sad realization is – we sing a few songs in Eb. 8-P

        I will forever remember it as the flusher key. Resisting the urge to actually go and test it out. πŸ™‚

  10. April 20, 2010 7:40 pm

    I love worthless tidbits of information. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • April 20, 2010 8:53 pm

      then youd love dinner conversations around our table….with our son.



  11. TheNorEaster permalink
    April 20, 2010 11:32 pm

    This one takes the cake, the kitchen, the cook, and the whole dang restaurant:

  12. April 21, 2010 11:54 am

    Great list. I love useless info! — Although, I looked it up and and the “youre more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider” is not true.


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