Feb 15, 2018

Random Thursday

We have just about 50 pages left in That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! I can't believe I've been using this book for a few years now! I can't even remember when I bought it! I had been running out of ideas for Random Thursday posts and wanted purely random nonsense facts that are rather interesting! So let's continue this randomness!

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"Shakespeare coined thousands of new words, or 'neologisms', in his plays and sonnets. Among these are: amaze, bedroom, excellent, fitful, majestic, radiance, and summit."

Wow! Bedroom?! Really? That's trippy! LOL!

(image borrowed from the CDC)
"E. coli was one of the first organisms to have its genome sequenced."


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"After a ten-year study, FDA food inspectors found that two out of every three ground beef samples contained E. Coli. Chicken and turkey samples fared even worse."

I remember the great Taco Bell E. Coli fiasco. Or well, vaguely!

(image borrowed from Al Waha)
"Twenty-five percent of all the vegetables consumed in the United States are French fries."

I KNEW it was a veggie! Lol! But eek, really?!

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"One out of five American meals is eaten in a car."

I am not that one!


  1. Wow we need I stop eating in our cars. Great facts

  2. Eating and driving is such a safety concern, it's also super sad! When I lived in the burbs I ate the majority of my lunches/breakfasts in the car. ):

  3. I used to use the Shakespeare-origin words to impress my Year 8 English students in my introduction to Shakespeare. It was fun to hear their gasps of amazement! :)


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