July 13, 2009
• Used coffee grounds from decaffeinated coffee are 15 percent more effective as ferilizer than caffeinated coffee grounds and 19 percent more effective than mixed decaffeinated/caffeinated grounds.
• As of 2003, 16 percent Americans cannot remove at least one ring from a finger due to weight gain.
• Seventeen percent of PC users keep their speakers permanently on mute.
• Ducks never get laryngitis. The average goose will suffer from laryngitis four times in its lifetime.
• More baseball caps have been manufactured between 2000 and 2008 than in all years prior to 1999.
July 16, 2009
• Fewer english speaking people can explain when to use "lay" instead of "layed" or "lain" or "laid" than can explain when to use "fewer than" instead of "less than".
• U.S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman played each other in chess via mail throughout the Civil War and wagered on the outcome. At the end of the war Sherman owed Grant $502.58, 10 chickens and an acre of land in Missouri.
• As of January 2009, there were 18 men and 27 women incarcerated for more than 19 months in various United States institutions for violating local recycling ordinances.
• As of July 2009, thirty-eight percent of American-based web pages were proofread by people outside the United States.
• Ice cream shops along the New Jersey shore sell more ice cream than any other group of ice cream shops.
July 21, 2009
• One third of people who claim to be "addicted to coffee" have never had iced coffee.
• Women who wear rings on one or more toe outnumber men who wear rings on one or more toe by a ratio of 1,462:1
• The average fifty year old American has owned 4.23 Personal Computers.
• To the well-trained ear, chickens from different regions 'cluck' differently. Experts do not yet know if it's due to a physiological difference or if it's a regional 'accent'.
• Baseball great Jimmie Foxx's paternal grandfather spelled his last name Foxxx
July 24, 2009
• Bishops are the most under-utilized chess pieces when a player is below Grand Master status.
• The adjective used more often than any other to modify the noun 'plethora' is 'veritable'.
• In 2007, 2.457 percent of all green olives produced were used in martinis.
• Actor/writer/comedian John Cleese was an Olympic-calibre trap shooter when he was a teenager.
• In the Pueblo language, "Wah-hov-ya" means, "You owe me wampum".