RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 10/09/20 –

“Walkin’ Around Money….  Intoxicated Debate…..and  That’s a Lotta Burgers”

 There’s enough cash in circulation in the U.S. that every single person in the country could carry at least $4,200 on them.

In ancient Persia, people debated ideas twice:  Once when they were sober, once when they were drunk.  The idea had to sound good in BOTH states before they’d start acting on it.

McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 10/08/20 –

“Better to Eat Boars than Bob….  Another Cloudy Day on Saturn…..and  From Second to 7th

Humans aren’t very nutritious to eat, at only about 650 calories per pound of muscle.  Animals like boars and beavers have 1,800 calories in a pound of muscle.

No one knows exactly how long days are on Saturn because there are thousands of miles of clouds blocking the view.  The best estimate is that the days are about 10-and-a-half hours.

From the 1700s through the early 1900s, the second-most spoken language in the U.S. was . . . German.  During World War One, when we were fighting Germany, it became taboo. Today it’s the seventh-most spoken language in the U.S. behind English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog (tuh-GAA-lug), French, and Vietnamese.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 10/07/20 –

“#1 to go #1 on the moon….  Don’t Jostle the Squirrels…..and Let’s Just Go With the Duds”

Buzz Aldrin wasn’t the first man to walk on the Moon . . . but he WAS the first person to PEE there.  He peed into a special bag in his suit while he was out on the Moon.

Squirrels hibernate so hard you could juggle them without waking them up.  You SHOULDN’T juggle squirrels . . . but you could.

The word “duds” in Milk Duds came about because the company that created them tried to make them perfectly round but found that was impossible . . . so all of them wound up being duds.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 10/06/20 –

“Apples for Show….  6 Hockey Players & a Millionaire…..and Blinkin’ Babes”

Red Delicious apples are the most common crop of apples in the U.S. . . . but they’ve become extremely unpopular because they’re bred for looking good over tasting good.  So about two-thirds of them are now exported.

The Sutter family from Viking, Alberta, Canada had seven boys.  Six of them went on to be NHL players in the ’70s and ’80s.  The seventh one won $10 million in the lottery.

 Women blink more often than men.  Women blink an average of 19 times per minute, men blink 11 times.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 10/02/20 –

“What’s a Kangaroo Word?…. Jack Daniels is the Water of Life….. U.S.E. Not USA”

 A kangaroo word is one that contains all the letters of a synonym.  Like the word “chicken” has all the letters for the word “hen” inside it, or “masculine” contains the word “male.”

The word “whiskey” comes from a Gaelic phrase that translates to “water of life.”

1893, a Congressman proposed a Constitutional amendment that would rename the country to the “United States of Earth.”  Obviously, it didn’t pass.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 10/01/20 –

“Sun Joules…. No in service meal served on this flight….. Medieval Beaver Town”

Approximately 430 quintillion joules of energy from the Sun hit the Earth every hour.  That’s more than the total energy everyone on the planet uses in a year.

The world’s shortest commercial flight is between two islands in northern Scotland.  The flight is 1.7 miles and the official time is two minutes . . . but it takes closer to 47 seconds.

Beverly Hills was named after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.  That was named after Beverley, Yorkshire, England.  And that town was named in 700 A.D. because of a colony of beavers.  So Beverly Hills is named after medieval English beavers.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 9/30/20 –

“40 Year Emergency…. They’re Not Makin’ ‘Em Like They Used To …..Proper Rumbly Tummy Name”

There are currently 35 active national emergencies in the U.S., with one going all the way back to 1979.

Only one NFL player weighed over 300 pounds in 1970.  By 2010, there were over 500 players at NFL training camps who weighed over 300.

The technical term for the rumbling in your stomach is “borborygmus.”  

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 9/17/20 –

“Two Dudes & Some Olive Oil…. Pistol Packin’ Eleanor …..Strong Male Color”

The official national sport of Turkey is grease wrestling.  Two guys cover themselves in olive oil and win the match by pinning their opponent or lifting him up and carrying him three steps.

Eleanor Roosevelt refused to let a Secret Service member travel with her when she was First Lady . . . she just carried a pistol.

Until the 1940s, baby boys were dressed in pink and baby girls were dressed in blue.  Pink was for boys because it was considered a STRONGER color . . . blue was for girls because it was considered more delicate and dainty.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 9/16/20 –

“You Always Hear the “V”….Present-But Not Inflamed …..Lotsa Seconds?”

Every letter in English is silent in at least one word . . . except for the letter “v.”  It’s never silent.

We all currently have hemorrhoids . . . they’re just not inflamed.

The most common street name in the U.S. is . . . Second Street.  The theory is that a town will name its first street either First Street OR Main Street, but they pretty much always go with Second Street after that.