My mind is a sieve some days. Wait-let me rephrase that. Most days. I can’t seem to hold a thought together. Useless information stays with me. I am the master of writing things down and making lists. Lists help me feel accomplished because I can check things off as I go through the day and feel like I have actually done something. My new Erin Condren planner is getting filled up and things are getting written on the days with lots of notes scribbled all over.
I often wonder about memory loss and as I get older I see that some of my memories are slipping away. I wonder if it is time to be concerned about it or if it is just part of getting older. I have always claimed that I have too much stuff bouncing around in my brain to be able to keep it all so some of it gets dumped. Some of the information is just ridiculously useless and that is the stuff that I wish I would forget but often it isn’t.
I found a book called “The World’s Greatest Book of Useless Information”. It is something that my brother in law, Carl, would like I think. So today I thought I would offer up some bits of wisdom from this book for your reading pleasure! There is a world of useless info out there just waiting to be told! Maybe some of it will start bouncing around in your brain instead of mine.
1. A “keeper” is the loop on the belt that holds the loose end.
2. D. H. Lawrence enjoyed taking off his clothes and climbing up mulberry trees.
3. John Grisham is a distant cousin of former president Bill Clinton.
4. The board game Scrabble can be found in 1 out of 3 American homes.
5. Between one and two horse jockeys are killed each year while horse racing.
6. Four percent of the food people eat in a lifetime is consumed in front of an open refrigerator.
7. The darker an olive is, the higher the oil content.
8. The sun’s warming rays travel 93 million miles to reach earth.
9. The average lifespan of a human taste bud is 7 – 10 days.
10. People who attend church, synagogue, or other religious services once a week live to be an average age of 82 while non church goers live to an average age of 75.
11. Napoleon reportedly carried chocolate on all of his military campaigns.
12. In Iceland, tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
That’s it for today. Amaze someone with your knowledge. If you have something to share that will amaze me please feel free to share in the comments.