The Sunday Funnies & Factoids

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All – 07/12/15 –

Happy Sunday, boys and girls.  Another day in paradise here.  Mid to high 70s, blue skies and more of the same for the upcoming week….. hope you are all blessed with the same.  I just love this time of year….. back deck, beer, and BBQ weather….. chipmunks eating me out of house and home….. Owen yowling at the screen door to get out and ‘play’ with said chipmunks…. good times.  AND, breakfast at Wimbledon…… life, she be good.

 

1) Faith in organized religion dropped in 2015 to just 42% in the U.S., the lowest ever.

dog i did the math2) California’s economy has surpassed Russia and Italy to become the eighth largest in the world.

3) 75% of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment.

4) The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates……. yeah, what’s the surprise with that….

5) George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.

on top of the world6) A software company buried a $1,000 prize deep in its License Agreement to see if anyone actually read them. It took 5 months and 3,000 sales for someone to ask about the prize.

7) Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize.

8) If you die homeless or with no money in New York City, you are buried by prisoners on Hart Island in a mass grave: up to 1000 per grave for children and 50 for adults.

9) In their first year of life, baby blue whales gain 200 pounds (91 kg) every day.

10) In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.

if women ruled the world11) The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center, another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.

12) During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait for 40 days to prevent possible infection. The Italian word for 40, “quaranta”, is where we get the word “quarantine”.

13) During WWII, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.

14) Anne Frank was posthumously baptized “by proxy” into Mormonism at least 9 times.

15) China has mobile “execution vans” to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.

procrastinate16) Greece has been in a state of default for half  of its modern history as a sovereign state.

17) IKEA consumes 1% of the Earth’s wood supply every year.

18) Miami has never recorded a temperature over 100°F (37°C).

19) During Apartheid, Glasgow renamed the street where the South African Consulate was located to “Nelson Mandela Place.” Consular officials would be forced to look at his name when reading and addressing postal correspondence.

can I help you20) Humans put a man on the Moon before they put wheels on luggage.

21) The Golden State Fence Company, hired to build part of the US-Mexico border wall, was fined $5M for hiring illegal immigrant workers.

22) Pretty Boy Floyd, a bank robber in the 1920s, would destroy mortgage documents during robberies, which freed many citizens of their debts.

23) The inventor of the heart stent approached numerous companies for funding and was rejected. It was funded by the owner of Fuddrucker’s restaurant, whom he met by chance on a golf course

tombstone well this sucks24) When Apple began designating employee numbers, Steve Jobs was offended that Wozniak received #1 while he got #2. He believed he should be second to no one, so he took #0 instead.

25) There’s a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It’s called “Sean’s Bar”.

26) Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room…… why the hell not?  Spark up, Ludwig…….

27) Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer…… must have been a relative of mine  ;-) …..

 

Well, that’s a wrap for this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a healthy, safe, and happy week ahead and I look forward to seeing you all back here next week.

 

Ciao,

 

Keith

 

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