Thursday, June 25, 2009

Facts Receivable

Was rereading my Uncle Johns' Bathroom Reader series recently, and stumbled upon some old information that really blew me away when I first read the book. There were snippets of random factoids, quotes, anecdotes, and lots and lots of origin-stories.

Here are a couple that I really liked.

"Longest distance traveled by marshmallow from a nose into another person's mouth. Record holder: Scott Jeckel. The Story: Blessed from birth with the amazing ability to launch items from his nose with great precision, Jeckel once fired a marshmallow a distance of 16 feet, 3 1/2 inches into the waiting mouth of partner Ray Persin - who ate it."

"Court Transquips. Judge: What's the problem? Bailiff: Oh, a cockroach was on the exhibit table, Your Honor. Plaintiff's Counsel: Motion to quash. Judge. Granted. -- Q: How many times have you committed suicide?"

"If you're swimming in the creek and an eel bites your cheek, that's a moray."

"In 1999 Roger Russel began a 2,600-mile walk across South Africa to promote crime prevention. Two days into his walk, Russel was robbed at gunpoint."

"Poli-talks. 'Is the country still here?' - Calvin Coolidge, waking from a nap."

"What do turtles and honeybees have in common? They're both deaf."

2 footnotes:

isityouorme? said...

hmm, didn't know that turtles and honeybees are deaf. interesting.

Zek J Evets said...

there are actually even better ones, but i didn't feel like retyping anything too long.

this was honestly a filler post, haha.