Sunday, July 19, 2009

TBWCYL Day 199 - Random Knowledge

Did you know that a whale's ejaculate measures in at 1/2 a gallon?
How about that there are 336 dimples on a golf ball?
or that the tips on shoe laces are called aglets?

Well, I didn't either but yesterday's task was all about completely random knowledge. The Book listed about 20 random bits of info, none of which I confirmed to be true so I have to go off of blind faith, and I was to memorize them.

I did this with the help of my lovely wife who was kind enough to read them off to me and quiz me.

The Empire State building contains 10 million bricks.

We read these on the way to breakfast yesterday and she quizzed me twice more afterward.

The average beard contains 12,000 hairs.

I had to work yesterday and some of this knowledge became useful as we were talking about something and I was able to impress everyone with this.

The human heart weighs 10 ounces on average.

I don't know that I am going to remember that Apollonia was the patron saint toothaches or that the longest recorded chicken flight was 13 seconds but I bet I will retain some of this knowledge and one day it might even save my life.

That is all,


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