Useless Facts

I am a wealth of useless knowledge and facts.  Or, so I think so.  Not sure if anyone else agrees with this statement.

9780399159251_p0_v1_s260x420So, I recently purchased a book.  Yes, an actual book at a bookstore.  I know many of you do not believe this if you know my obsession with having everything electronic.  Anyways, the book is titled, “The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information.” (ISBN:  978-0-399-15925-1)  I thought that I would share some of the facts from this book that I didn’t know and find interesting.

  1. “The most money that can be lost in one turn in Monopoly is $5,070.”
    If you didn’t know it, Monopoly is my favorite game of all time.  I will play it anytime, anywhere, and with anybody.  I do not know why I like it, I just do.
  2. “One in every four Americans has appeared on television.”
    I have been on the news several times with from working for the news station or from working with an organization being reported-on by the news.  The general public goes crazy over people that are on television, even the local news reporters.  I never understood this and still do not.  People on television are just doing their job, nothing more.
  3. “A can of diet coke will float in water, while a can of regular Coke sinks.”
    This is an interesting physics experiment.  I wonder why this happens.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.  I will share more as I read more of the book.  Share some of your interesting thoughts and anecdotes with me.