Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #41

13 Interesting Numbers from the Bathroom Reader

Almost every word that follows was shamelessly swiped from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader. Because I'm just classy that way.

1. Times, on average, a person swallows during a meal: 295

2. Pounds of fish a pelican can hold in his beak: 25

3. Pumpkins grown in Floydada, Texas, every year: 1,000,000 (My brother was born there. Weird.) (The irony, not my brother.) (OK, my brother too.)

4. People in airplanes at any given time: 366,144

5. People booked for "offensive gestures" in Germany in 2003: 164,848

6. Pieces of paper the IRS sends to taxpayers every year: 8,000,000,000

7. Pounds that 8 billion pieces of paper weigh: 32,000,000

8. Calories consumed during one hour of typing: 110 (Ha! See, I am working.)

9. Islands in the Indonesian archipelago: 17,508

10. Steps to the top of the Empire State Building: 1,860

11. Pages the average bathroom reader reads at a "sitting": 2.7

12. Banana slugs that were eaten in a California slug-eating contest in 2002: 50

13. Chromosomes the average human has: 46 (the average cabbage has 18)

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In other news, I don't have my whole picture thing figured out quite yet, so you'll just have to cope with the lack of visual stimuli.

12 comments:

Dont make me get out my flying Monkeys! said...

Great Thursday Post! Come on over and take a sip off my blog before its all gone!

damozel said...

Oooh, I love trivia 13s. Those are some really interesting ones. Who knew there was any place on earth where they grow a million hotdogs?

SJ Reidhead said...

I like your list.

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Denise Patrick said...

Great list. My son LOVES those Bathroom Readers. I think he has at least six or seven of them.

Happy TT!

Nicholas said...

Slugs? People ate slugs in a contest?? The prize must have been truly fantastic!

Babystepper said...

Err...that would be a million pumpkins, not hotdogs Damozel. Hot dogs are notoriously hard to grow in the hard West Texas soil.

aftergrace said...

Love the list. Number thirteen grabbed my attention, who knew there was such a thing as "cabbage chromosomes"?

Darla said...

I want to know how they figured out #2. And why. :)

Congrats on the new computer!

secret agent mama said...

Extremely interesting TT!!

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JAM said...

Slugs? As in pour-salt-on-them-and-they-melt slugs? If so, that's a contest I'm glad not to have seen.

Natalie said...

Number 12 grossed me out!!! Ew! LOL!

My Thursday Thirteen is up too! :)

Heather said...

I always love your TT posts!