Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #30

13 Interesting Facts from Uncle John's

These were all taken from either Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader or from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader.

1. The average public swimming pool contains more urine than fluoride.

2. Buculets are those little bumpers on the underside of your toilet seat.

3. According to a poll by Progressive Insurance, 63% of Americans talk to their cars.

4. In the 1860's, Thomas Edison developed a device to electrocute cockroaches.

5. Norway consumes more Mexican food than any other European nation.

6. Wonder Woman's bullet-proof bracelets were made of a metal called feminum.

7. More children are accidentally poisoned by toxic houseplants than by household chemicals.

8. What do Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare have in common? No living descendants.

9. Sheryl Crow's two front teeth are fake - the real ones got knocked out when she tripped onstage.

10. A flea can jump 30,000 times in a row without taking a break.

11. On average, men spend 45 seconds in a public bathroom stall. Women typically spend 80.

12. Pizza Hut uses 80 million pounds of tomatoes each year.

13. The cat was the symbol of liberty in ancient Rome.

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WFMom said...

Wow, interesting list! I had no idea about Sheryl Crow. :)

~*Country Dawn*~ said...

Feminum! Awesome!

MamaLee said...


Happy TT!

Damozel said...

I had no idea that someone had written a bathroom reader. Now THAT would be a fun writing project...and a good idea for a T13 (what I'd include in a "bathroom reader.")

Nicholas said...

Fascinating list but I rather wish you had left #1 out!

Bloggers said...

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Qtpies7 said...

hmm, I wonder why the electric chair for cockroaches didn't work? I thats what made the little nuisances so big!

JAM said...

I love stuff like this. Real, high-brow, impress the uppity types kind of knowledge.

Norway and Mexican food. Who'dathunkit?

aftergrace said...

10. A flea can jump 30,000 times in a row without taking a break.

And toddlers too, I might add

Scribbit said...

A cat??? Shows how much the Romans knew apparently. :)

JennaG said...

Those were good--I love trivia facts like these.