For as long as I can remember, I have had odd thoughts about things. Well, not really odd – I guess you could say unusual. If I’m watching a scene in a movie and they’re showing a family eating, I focus on the table. Do they drink soda with dinner? Is ketchup being used? When watching an interview with a hockey player, either during the game or after, I wonder why someone can’t run a comb through the guy’s hair before he goes on screen, looking all disheveled. There are some strange stories on the news – how do our local news anchors keep a straight face and keep from laughing? Today I had a few curious things run through my mind. I have decided to look up answers to some very mismatched inquiries.
Did you know a shark’s pregnancy lasts for four years? Yes, it does.
The chance of you dying on the way to buy a lottery ticket is greater than actually winning that very same lottery.
Cows kill more people than sharks do.
The most popular birthdate in the United States is September 16th, followed by September 9th and September 23rd. The least popular birthdates are February 29th, December 25th and January 1st. My birthday is April 22nd, and it is the 201st most popular birthdate.
An image of Superman appears somewhere in every episode of Seinfeld.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
A golf ball has 366 dimples.
Were you aware that the lint in your pockets has a name? It is called gnurr.
You lose 50-100 hairs every day.
The state with the most malls is New Jersey.
What would you think an octotroph is? It is what the hashtag on your keyboard is called.
Minnie’s full name is Minerva Mouse.
Webster’s Dictionary has 315 entries spelled wrong – true fact.
Cats sleep 70% of the time.
Guess what? Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one of her feet.
That blob on the end of your toothbrush? It has a name, and that name is nurdle.
Finally, Powerball – the most popular (most frequently called) PB ball is 20, followed by 37, 2, 31 and 35. For the white balls, the most popular one is 42.
And there you have it – you didn’t know these things before, but now you do. I am sure you feel privileged!