These have been some of the hardest months to deal with in a very long time. Sickness and civil unrest are not fun topics. There have been too many sad and unfortunate stories being reported on in the news. One day I was reading an article online, and it gave a listing of supposed new guidelines and recommendations to care for yourself during this pandemic. As usual, my mind wandered and I started thinking that there should be guidelines for how to have fun, and directions to make that happen. My mind then wandered into random thoughts, and with the help of BestLifeOnline.com, ReadersDigest.com, Parade.com and Facts.net, I found a bunch of random silly thoughts that made me smile, made me think, and also had me scratching my head. I thought when reading these – who knew? Certainly not me.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
Americans spend an average of $1,092 on coffee each year? That comes out to about $92 a month – and about $3 per day.
Psycho was the first movie to feature a toilet that flushed.
Fruit Loops are all the same flavor – they all taste the same, only the colors are different.
Dolly Parton once lost a “look like Dolly” contest. She lost to a drag queen.
WalMart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard University – only 2.6 percent of applicants get into WalMart compared to 4.5 of Harvard applicants.
The blob of toothpaste that sits on the end of your brush? It’s called a nurdle.
Barry Manilow didn’t write the song “I Write the Songs.” Someone else did, and Barry didn’t even like it at first.
Q is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any State.
The tiny pocket near the other side pockets on a pair of jeans was initially intended to store a pocket watch.
# – this symbol isn’t called a hashtag nor is it called a pound sign. The proper name for this is octothorpe. Jim Thorpe, American gold medalist and athlete is involved with the naming. Jim Thorpe had a town named after him in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. I personally have been there many times.
A fan once dedicated his obituary to the Cleveland Browns football team. He wanted six players of the team to be his pallbearers so “they could let him down again.”
Four Corners is an area of this country which is the only place where you can stand in four states at one time. Those states are Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and the great state of Colorado (ok, I’m partial since I lived there for six years).
The five colors on the Olympic flag were carefully selected. This is because each of the colors can be found on every flag of countries that participate in the Olympics.
Ketchup was once used as a medicine.
Sean Connery wore a toupee in every one of the James Bond movies he starred in.
There are more plastic flamingoes than real ones in the United States.
M&M’s? That name came from the last names of the candy’s creators – Mars and Murrie.
Judge Judy makes forty-five million dollars per year.
Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping. Hmm. I know two of three little ones that do not adhere to this.
And there you have it. My silly and mindless list of things that, for me – at least for a little while – took my mind off the seriousness of today’s world.