Thursday, January 27, 2011


In my web browser, I have several folders of bookmarks - or favorites (if you use Internet Explorer) - that have web pages I've saved for use in finding something interesting for you every day.

The latest is a site that calls itself Factoidz. It's one of those "together we are smarter than we are by ourselves" sites.


MORE TRIVIA YOU MAY NEVER NEED TO KNOW [with useless commentary]

Switzerland has the highest per capita consumption of soft drinks. [Though, for a time, my daughter was trying hard to bring America up higher on the list.]

Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn. [In fact, yawning while jogging can nearly be fatal.]

Bluebirds cannot see the color blue. [Blackbirds have been known to have trouble with plaid.]

When picking out a pumpkin for Halloween, look for the darker skins. The darker the skin, the longer the pumpkin will last. [Ours normally last until Easter. Of course, they're plastic....]

Need to call Antarctica? The area code is 672. [You can, however, count on one hand the number of people who might answer.]

The venom of a king cobra is so deadly that one gram can kill 150 people. [Much the same can be said about the music of Justin Bieber.]

X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by DaVinci, underneath the final portrait. ["Smile. No, don't smile. Look sad. Can you smile mysteriously? *That's* it!"]

A sneeze can travel up to 100 miles per hour. [Which explains what passed me on the expressway yesterday.]

[selected from; I have not verified any of these]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." (Ephesians 6:12-13)


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