Are you Prepared to be a Phone a Friend?

So last week when I was looking for facts for the days of the week, I kept running across various fact websites offering trivia for the day. I shared a few random things I found (anyone still looking to see if you really do breathe out of one nostril every 4 hours?).

I love useless facts. Not that I remember most of them. Normally for no reason at all, it might pop in my head at the strangest moments. But I’m pretty sure if I was someone’s phone a friend, I would choke. Maybe you are like me. We can watch these TV shows and spit out the answers and roll our eyes when the contestant forgets the smallest of things.

But we know darn well that if our cell phone rang and it was Regis or Meridith we would freak out.

Yep, the minute they asked if I was me, I’d have to check the mirror to see. I’d be that unsure of myself. Especially if I knew money was on the line. I sure the heck don’t want to be the reason someone lost.

However, I still love to read facts. So I found a few that I thought I would share.

How many did you know? 

  • If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.  (But you do have enough for a Spicy Chicken Sandwich from McDonald’s)
  • President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute. (Which is how he got Jackie Kennedy to forget he was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe)
  • The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had. (Plus if you hit the 57 your ketchup comes out faster)
  • Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day. (So can worthless boyfriends)
  • The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C. (I’m afraid to find out what you did with it)
  • When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.  (Note, toss a razor in the coffin)
  • The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. (I bet he gave Chocolate Milk)
  • It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write “War & Peace”. (And took most people 60 years to read)
  • The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly. (They tried peanut butter but their hands kept getting stuck to the roof of their mouth)
  • The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. (I had a word I wanted to use in this side joke….now what was it???)
  • Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry. (Plus he heard it was slimming)
  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump. (Guess I better take back the hopscotch chalk I was going to give as a present)
  • The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year. (The average teen texts 1,140,000 times a year)
  • The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. (Their reality show was called 69 kids and Counting)
  • The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used. (Which is why mules are being sent to the Middle East now)
  • On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun. (Who the heck counted these? Same person who counts the holes in the ceiling tile at the dentist I bet)
  • The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees. (Don’t they know they could jump if they bend at the knees?)


Ok, if you stuck with me, you learned a bunch of useless stuff you can now wow your friends with. That is if you have any left after reading these to them.

~~~till we laugh again~~~