Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #16


#15 13 Random Facts.


1. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

2. In 2005, each person in the world consumed, on average, 77 beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company. (I'm sure I covered some of you if you didn't drink your designated 77)

3. White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (Formerly of the Monkees).

4. Only humans sleep on their backs. (I've had several cats sleep on their backs so I don't know about this one!)

5. Swallowed gum is not digested by the gastrointestinal system, it usually passes through within 24 hours. (No Comment)

6. The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver."

7. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. (And here I've been drinking all that coke!)

8. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order. (This is when I realized I should have done 13 facts about Coke - maybe next time)

9. A giraffe has a 20-inch tongue.

10. "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language. (What about: FINE! WHATEVER! - those are sentences right? I suppose the letter count is what's important here.)

11. A can of SPAM is opened every 4 seconds. (And how do they know this? Are people actually eating it or just opening it to look at?)

12. Every second over 7,000 Coca-Cola products are consumed. (I don't drink THAT much)

13. "Tom Sawyer" was the first novel written on a typewriter. (I am sure this would be worse then writing it by hand - I learned to type on a typewriter but haven't used one in years.)


28 comments:

Wolfie said...

Interesting list..& I didn't know tat giraffe has such long tongue..

Sniz said...

That's interesting about Marlboro being a bigger name than Coke. I knew smoking was big in the rest of the world, but come on.

Joyismygoal said...

very fun list not too much surprised me except the apple, i love that will do it tomorrow! I believe the Happy meals could even be more:>

Robin said...

Mike Nesmith's mother invited White-Out? Cool.

gabriella hewitt said...

Re #6, reminds me how in the old black and whites, like I Love Lucy, they showed twin beds instead of a double for a married couple. Didn't people ever wonder about that? ;-)

And I have to say I have never had SPAM so I can't help wondering who all those people are who open those cans every 4 seconds.

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by!

Hootin'Anni said...

I can't stand the look OR smell of SPAM....so, it's not me. But hmmmmmmm, the coke well, that's a whole different story.

My T T is published, won't you drop by?

grace said...

My pet hamster sleeps on his back during summer.:-)

Also, green tea will make you alive and alert more than coffee will as it contains more caffeine than coffee. (at least that's why they say in Japan)

Coco said...

I can't help but wonder where you got all those facts from :P

And I totally agree with you on number 13. Thank goodness for computers!

Maribeth said...

I have three dachshunds that sleep on their backs, so there goes that one! ;~)

Believer in Balance said...

I love random facts! 20 inch tongue? Ick.

Denise Patrick said...

Very interesting random facts - especially the one about White Out. And, you must be consuming my who family's share of Coke products because we only drink Pepsi.

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Janet said...

I miss using a typewriter! And I love Spam LOL!

Secret Agent Mama said...

.oO I love that list!!! Very intriguing!!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Egads! Spam? Ugh.

#3 is REALLY a fun one. I loved that show during its rerun phase. Did you know Davy from the Monkees sings a song on the new Sandra Boynton CD/book?

I think you could do a LOT of 13s on Coke.

I'm shocked that McDs does that much biz in Happy Meals.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Wow, that's an eclectic and interesting list! You can have my share of Coke - I'm a Diet Pepsi drinker, although I will drink Diet Coke if I have no other options. Like the many times we're at McDonalds paying for our share of their 40% profit in Happy Meals! :)

Jen said...

These are great!

You know...Snoopy sleeps on his back!

Lori said...

Wow...that is totally cool info. I cant see me giving up my coffee for an apple though;) I think I've consumed a couple Happy Meals in my day though...Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

yh said...

But you never see a toilet in the Brady Bunch... and you'd think they need one.

Head Gaggler said...

Wow, those are great!

WorksForMom said...

I'm a trivia junkie so I loved these. Especially the Spam one, who knew?

Christine said...

Loved all the trivia. I should buy stock in Happy Meals. The one about the Spam and the White Out one were my favorites.

Happy TT!

Nap Warden said...

Great facts...How can Marl. be above Coke??? I loves' me Coke!

Kellan said...

Okay, the Spam thing is a surprise, as was the tongue thing! All of these were very interesting - great list! See ya.

KC said...

Great list
Happy T13

Nicholas said...

I usually drink Pepsi! I'm surprised about Spam. I haven't eaten that stuff for about 30 years.

Julia said...

You never sto learning, do you?
Very interesting TT!

Greets Julia

ciara said...

i help cover that 77%, too. lol you KNOW coca cola is my one addiction i can't break :( *sigh* i actually EAT the spam...you know how we asians love our spam lol

Inga said...

Awesome facts!! I so don't drink Coke. Someone must have drank mine. LOL