Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday Silliness

Trivia....
Link
  • In Kentucky, 50 percent of the people who get married for the first time are teenagers.
  • Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
  • Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
  • A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m.p.h.
  • Condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500's.
  • The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  • Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
  • The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello.
  • Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.
  • In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
  • Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

Traffic Jam



Hundreds of cars queue aimlessly for the chance to actually get to their destination in Xiamen, south China.

Funny Ad

34 comments:

deepsat said...

loved the trivia as well as the funny ad!!!

so u r also fighting monday morning blues?? :-))

Sanjay said...

@Deepsat Thanks. I guess I got a bit of the blues. Nothing to do with work, but the general state of the world.

Asha said...

Hope you had a great weekend!I haven't checked my e mail in a week!Brain freeze!:D

50% in K get married as teenagers!!WOW!! They need a boys and girls club there ASAP!!:))

John said...

Back with your best eh Jay. How's the new year coming along for you.

Neers said...

cool stuff! :)

Sanjay said...

@Asha.. Thanks was a good weekend.

@John.. My best? I am never sure man. New year is ok so far. how about you?

@Neers.. Thanks

Maggie said...

I'm wondering what prompted a ban on hypnotism in public schools. Odd very odd.

Thanks for checking in, I'm doing ok, just a bit busy of late. :-)

Beach Bum said...

In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.

My wife does and honestly I've saw her "record keeping" and it scares the hell out of me.

Shitrint said...

man that is some kinda traffic jam..tho the view is lovely!

crocodile dung as contraceptive...incredible!
nice trivia post!
:)

Sanjay said...

@Maggie. Ban on hypnotism.. Indeed odd!

@Beachbum.. I keep the records at our place and that scares her. ;)

@Shitrint.. Thanks

meno said...

I guess condoms made out of linen explains why there are so many of us.

Diana said...

Ew. Thanks for reminding me of those cockroach head experiments we had to do in college biology. Blech.

Something to Say said...

great Trivia - and the ad was good too. Didnt know head hunters could advertise. I thought it went against their professional ethics or something.
Research shows 5 jan to 7 jan are the days - max no of people in US get bouts of depression. Whether it has to do with the just-ended holiday season or the fact that there isint another holiday in months.... its just the worst time of the year. And thats some more trivia for you :)
Hope you snap out of your blues soon too.

Sanjay said...

@Meno.. :) or maybe cos life is so sacred that nothing must come in between.

@Diana.. I had to once take apart all the mouth parts of a roach. Fun eh?

@Something...The ads are indeed cool. As for the blues, mine aren't quite related to the holiday. It will pass soon.

ciclista said...

I want also woman who pays my bills ;)

starry nights said...

Nice trivia post for monday. cannot help but picture the cockroach running around with its head cut off.

Carrie said...

You are in a fun mood today. I love this trivia stuff. I did know about Einstein. I just learned about the banana thing a few months ago when I thought I was going to Costa Rica.

And here I was complaining about traffic here in Oklahoma. Yeah right!

Intern said...

what a whacky set of trivia!!!!

the traffic jam photo is awesome. thanks.

Sai said...

Hey I knew the info about Einstein. THanks for sharing the trivia.

As always a fun read!I was having withdrawal symptoms as I didn't do my daily blog rounds.

Eli said...

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Well, if you cover yourself with croc poop, there's a pretty good chance you won't get pregnant, or get anyone else pregnant.


Decapitation works too.

Keshi said...

**Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks.

ewwwwww!


WOW I wudnt wanna be in that roundabout!


Keshi.

Shionge said...

Hmm...ever wonder why is it in Kentucky that the teenagers are rushing into it?

Nice pixs :D

Ameet said...

... and ... being 2000 BC, they probably boiled, baked or smoked it.

:D

listmaker said...

"Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks."

Euwwww; that's seriously nasty.

Lucia said...

But, what % of married teenagers in Kentucky flush while sitting?

And in 2000 AD did public schools in San Diego ban crocodile dung as a contraceptive?

Fuzzylogic said...

"Even if you cut off a cockroach's head, it can live for several weeks"
Who would really have spent weeks researching this?
The ad was really cool.I like ads which convey the message right on the first look.
The traffic jam makes for a good view only from the top,god help people who are actually caught in them.I personally hate traffic jams,I lose my patience and get all worked up!

Hope your blues clear up and the week was up on a good start!

Mona Buonanotte said...

100% of the time, I stand up and turn around before I flush the toilet.

10% of the time I'm reminded of that urban myth I heard as a kid where snakes can crawl up your pipes and into your toilet bowl and onto your 'person', and am freaked out about even sitting on the toilet.

TMI?

Teri said...

"Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star."

You've got to be fucking kidding me! Is this a verifiable fact?

Ash said...

Cool trivia and pictures :-)

kiraN said...

heheyyyy.. nice funny ad and I heard tht some Americans cant find there country in world map.

Eli said...

heheyyyy.. nice funny ad and I heard tht some Americans cant find there country in world map.

Ridiculous.

ankurindia said...

amazing

Sanjay said...

@ciclista.. lol

@Eli.. Perceptive as always man!

@Keshi.. I had to dissect a roach in Bio lab.

@Carrie. Thanks.. Bad traffic? Also try Bombay and Bangkok, we got it a lot better here.

@Mona. :) I know a bot more about ya now.

@Ash..Thanks

@Shionge.. It's part of the whole heartland thingy. ;)

@Ameet..lol

@Lucia..lol

@Listmaker.. I know, did you have to dissect one though?

@Starry..thanks

@Intern. Danke..

@Fuzzylogic..Much better now..thanks

@Teri.. Don't know, scary eh?

@Kiran.. I can find you some Indians too who can't find India on a map. ;)

@Eli. Man that's funny!!!

@Ankur..Thanks

Keshi said...

yeah me too...and since I couldnt bring myself to do it, I switched to Maths. yeah it only took a roach change my career.

Keshi.