Thursday, October 23, 2008

Useless Information Tidbit #6

# A snail can sleep for 3 years. (That just cracks me up)

# American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. (What about if we eliminated one corrupt government official from each state, how much would that save?!)

# In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. (Those crazy Englishmen)

# The first man to die during planning & construction of the Hoover Dam was the father of the last man to die during its construction. December 20, 1922 with J.G. Tierney a Bureau of Reclamation employee who was part of a geological survey and drowned when he fell from a barge. Exactly 13 years later, in 1935, his son Patrick W. Tierney, fell to his death from an intake tower. (That is weird and actually quite fascinating)

# Atilla the Hun died of a nosebleed on his wedding night in AD 453. (That's got to put a damper on the festivities)

# The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. (Hey, I didn't even know they had a name)

Well with that last tidbit I am sure you can now go on with your day satisfied. I know I can.


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