Tuesday, July 6

Did You Know?

The Nike "Swoosh" logo was designed by a student from the
University of Oregon in 1964. She was paid $35.

On a bingo card of 90 numbers, there are approximately 44
million ways to make B-I-N-G-O.

India is the world's largest producer of bananas.

More money is spent on gardening than any other hobby.

The word education is based on the Latin word "educo",
which means to draw out.

A group of rhinos is called a crash, a group of frogs is an
army and a group of kangaroos is called a mob.

To the original members of the Continental Congress, red
stood for hardiness and courage, white for purity and
innocence and blue for vigilance and justice.

The fork did not appear until the 16th century.

The longest recorded Monopoly game was 1,680 hours long -
more than 70 days!

27% of all web transactions are abandoned at the payment
screen.

The average lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long or write
approximately 50,000 English words.

A person sneezing was the first thing Thomas Edison filmed
with his movie camera.

In Russia, carnations or roses is a prerequisite for a first date
and must be given in odd numbers, as flowers given in even
numbers are reserved for funerals.

10 comments:

Jay Simser said...

I abandoned at the payment screen tonight.. When I saw the shipping and handeling - They wanted $46 for a $104 dollor order of Hawaiian sweetbread. Oh well. Thanks for the informative post.

Gilly said...

You do turn up the most amazing facts!

And I hope you remember that bit about odd and even flowers in your next arrangements!! ;)

Pat said...

I didn't know any of those.
Re flowers I learned that it is not done to give chrysanthemums in France as they are synonymous with funerals.

Star said...

Did you know that a group of frogs are called an army? ( I did not). My girls had an on going monopoly game one summer. Not 70 days though.

Arkansas Patti said...

Love facts like that. That poor girl who got such a pittance from Nike must groan every day.
I can so relate to the money spent on gardening.

Peter said...

Its amazing what I learn in visits here Judy.

Kay Dennison said...

Interesting!!!! I like the idea of flowers for first date.

srp said...

I agree with Jay... the shipping always makes me pause... and see if I cannot find the product locally first.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These were all so very interesting, Judy. And I had no knowlegde of any of these things.

Having abanonded some transactions right before payment I am part pf that statistic. I haven't done that very often, but I certainly have done it.
I NEVER heard that thing about odd and even flowers before.....THAT was totally new NEWS to me. I will have to count ALL the flowers that come in those goegeous arrangements from Van...lol...AND, remove a flower if it's the wrong number.....!

colleen said...

The only one I knew was the root of education. What comedians think up those animal group words?!