Some Things You Didn't Know and
Probably Didn't Need To Know
I go to the library with the sole purpose of finding
funny (or at least odd) titles. Such was the case today,
and I ended up checking out two: Internet for Seniors
(Hey, I'm as senior—this book must be for me)
by Michael and Pam Price and 20
Things You Don't Know About Everything: Duct Tape,
Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space, and More
by the editors of Discovery Magazine and Dean Christopher.
the items are not earth shaking but they are interesting
and some good one-liners are spread throughout the book.
the chapter “20 Things You Don't Know About
Your Body, we have this interesting fact: A normal
heart (yeah, but who has a normal heart—not me)
beats about 100,000 times a day—35 million in
a year. I addition the chapter has these memorable one
liners: If you haven't any charity in your heart, you
have the worst kind of heart problem, and my favorite:
God gave us a penis and a brain, but not enough blood
to use both at the same time.
look at another chapter and see what interesting fact
comes up accompanied by a couple of one-liners. Everybody
talks about weather so lets look at a chapter aptly
titled 20 Things You Didn't Know About Weather.
U.S. gets most of the world's, which are nearly always
east of the Rockies in spring and summer because of
the extreme air temperature differential. These event
occur predominantly in “Tornado Alley,”
an area that stretches from central Texas and cuts a
swath hundreds of miles wide all the way to the southern
border of South Dakota.
how is this forecast for assured accuracy: Forecast
for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight with wide
spread light by morning or this one: No matter how rich
you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the
size of your funeral will probably much depend on the
there is a chapter 20 Things You Don't Know About
Sperm Banks. Ain't going to go there.
beauty of the book is the fact you can open it to any
page and start reading and be entertained. I do not
recommend this book as a study guide to the SAT but
I do recommend it for a evening of fun and games.