Mind Blowing Random Thoughts


#653

I didn’t even think of that, lol. That’s probably what it is


#654

Dec. 8th mind blowing random thought of the day: In the United States, peanut butter is required to contain a minimum of 90% peanuts or must otherwise be called “peanut spread.”


#655

Pretty sure there are similar requirements regarding what is fruit juice, fruit beverage, or simply fruit flavoured, actually. At least in Canada.


#656

Dec. 9th mind blowing random thought of the day: The color red has the longest wavelength, making it the easiest for eyes to process and is therefore the first color a baby sees, detectable when the child is around 2 weeks old.


#657

Dec. 10th mind blowing random thought of the day: Poison dart frogs that are kept in captivity are not poisonous because they don’t have access to the insects necessary to maintain their toxicity.


#658

How about a bonus thought for the day! Came across this. Cant verify it, but interesting nevertheless.


#659

That comment, tho. :rofl: :sweat_smile:


#660

This is fun haha AND crows are very intelligent birds. They use tools like sticks or even a traffic light. If they wanna crack a nut f.e. they wait until the lights turn red, place the nut on the street and when the lights turn green the cars crack the nut and the crows eat them :+1: Their communication is very interesting too.


#661

Very true.
This particular research is a few years old now, but getting a new run around the block. Fascinating stuff.


#662

Found a fact I found interesting today. Olympic medals used to be awarded from 1912 and 1948 for art competitions. They awarded them for architecture, music, painting and sculpture.


#663

Very cool. Crows may be one of the smartest creatures alive, aside from humans. Crows are known to be able receptive to teaching. Researchers have taught a crow how to solve a puzzle to get a treat. That crow then went and taught other crows how to do the puzzle as well. It’s also said that if they were to have webbing under their tongues, they would have a much better ability to speak than parrots.


#664

Dec. 11th mind blowing random thought of the day: The word “girl” originated during the mid 13th century as a gender neutral term for a child. Boys were specifically called “knaves” and girls were known as “maidens.”


#665

Also:

The first webcam was used to watch the coffee pot in Cambridge so they didn’t have to leave their desks to know if they needed to make more.

In the 1980’s Pablo Escobar’s cartel was spending $2500/month on rubber bands to hold all their cash

Green eggs and ham was written because of a challenge given to Dr. Suess by an editor to use less than 50 words.

The other seven dwarfs names were considered by Disney were Chesty, Tubby, Burly, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy and Awful.

There are approx. 70 ingredients in a McRib.

George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.

A male giraffe determines a females fertility by tasting her urine. If she passes, courtship continues.

The term “lawn mullet” refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back.

In the 1880’s, a baboon worked as a signal man for 9 years on a south African railroad. He was paid in Brandy and never made a mistake.


#666

A job so easy, a monkey could do it! I realize a baboon is an ape.


#667

Somehow it seems like if your alcoholic baboon employee walks upright, has no fur, and talks, it doesn’t work out nearly so well for the company.


#668

From Wikipedia:

…and no one ever made coffee again.

Ya know who knows if the pot is empty? The person who took the last cup. Yeahhhh, you know who you are…


#669

I giggled because either way if you want coffee you need toget up and get it. Take a second and make it!


#670

Dec. 12th mind blowing random thought of the day: Woodrow Wilson is currently the only U.S. president to have earned a PhD, which he was awarded in 1886 at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland for Political Science.


#671

Mind blowing sports trivia: Nobody recorded the first Super Bowl!
It wasn’t the big deal then that it is now, and storage was at a premium before the digital age, so they taped over it.
There’s a movement going to put together existing fragments, but it’s unlikely we’ll ever see the whole thing.


#672

Mindblowing trivia related to that: The superbowl is the biggest human/sex trafficking event in the US each year.