Monday, October 21, 2013

Truly Trivial Stuff

It’s the beginning of another week. You probably have a new pile of work on your desk, new projects to tackle, and new uninteresting knowledge to cram into your overcrowded brain. Wouldn’t it be great if someone gave you some fun useless knowledge to give your brain a chance to relax? Well, look no further! Just sit back, relax, and absorb a little truly trivial trivia.
Did you know…?
*People can be fined, arrested, or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog in Oklahoma.
*In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.
*Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
*Mark Twain was the firstperson to use typewriter when writing a published novel.
*It is impossible to lick your elbow.(If you tried this, you probably do not have an over abundance of zinc or copper in your hair.)
*The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
*Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
*Women invented bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers.
*Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
*The dial tone of a normal telephone and a housefly’s hum are both in the key of “F.”
*A pregnant goldfish is called a “twit.”
*40% of people at a party will look in the host's medicine cabinet.
*There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
*Maine is the only state that is just one syllable.
*Rubber bands last longer if they are refrigerated.
*Almonds are part of the peach family.
*A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways.
*The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” uses every letter of the alphabet.
*The airplane Buddy Holly died in was “The American Pie.” (That’s the reason for the title of Don McLean’s hit song)
*A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.

Now, if you remember any of this longer than a goldfish does, congratulations! Of course, if you retain it long enough to win a million dollar random trivia contest, you’re welcome. One more thing before you get back to work…October 21, 2013 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day so I’ve included the recipe below.

**Recipe of the Day**

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust: • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
• 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 stick melted salted butter


• 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
• 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
• 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
• 1/4 cup sour cream
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For crust: In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
For filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar, and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.
Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Dog & Cat Trivia

*Adult cats have 30 teeth while adult dogs have 42.
*Cats can jump seven times their height.
*Almost every dog has a pink tongue except the Chow whose tongue is black.
*A cat has four rows of whiskers. They use them to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers to help it judge the precise width of any passage.
*The dog on the Cracker Jacks box name is Bingo.
*Cats spend nearly 30% of their lives grooming.
*Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds while dogs have only around 10.
*A recent poll showed that 33% of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine when they are away from home.
*The most popular name for a dog is "Max."
*Over 1 million dogs in the U.S. are left as the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.
*And the best reason of all to own a cat or dog is this...96% of ALL pet owners say their pet makes them smile every single day!
*Remember October is National Dog Adoption Month so visit a shelter near you.

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