March 2, 2009
• 79.5 percent of the reader feedback we receive here at Gullible.info asks us to post more often.
• 1 in 150 catfish carry a genetic mutation that makes their flesh poisonous.
• Pregnant women are 50 times more likely to be able to correctly identify bitter or sour tastes than their non-pregnant counterparts. Scientists theorize that this evolved to help protect them from accidental poisoning.
• Employers at the ten largest Fortune 500 companies estimate that productivity has dropped by 17 percent since cell phones with text capabilities have become popular.
• The best-known movie quote among 18 to 30-year-olds is "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
March 6, 2009
• The most frequently entered information entered into Facebook status areas has to do with Fridays -- either a form of "Thank god it's Friday" or "I wish it were Friday".
• A 2006 review of instructions that had been sent to the Hubble Space Telescope revealed that it has been pointed at the Gunnison Nude Beach in New Jersey for at least 15.4 hours in the previous 10 years.
• The average cantor at a synagogue has an effective vocal range of 1.4 octaves.
• Linguists predict that American English and British English will continue to diverge so that, by 2250, they will be, lingustically, two different languages.
• As a good-luck superstition, Manchester United fan, Kevin Young, of Carlisle, England consumes a soccer ball with eggs, bacon and potatos before every match.
March 17, 2009
• The first St. Patrick's Day 'Parade' in New York City, held in 1766, was actually a pub crawl that lasted about 12 hours, during which the approximately 5000 participants had an imperial pint of ale at each of 14 different saloons.
• The only day of the year during which the city of Savannah, Georgia, consumes more beer than Munich, Germany is the day Savannah hold its St. Patrick's Day Festival.
• During the time the British occupied Boston during the American Revolutionary War, revelers were told to wear orange instead of green on St. Patrick's Day.
• In 1843, students at Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland, were the first to color their beer green on St. Patrick's Day.
• St. Patrick rarely drank beer or even mead or grog, preferring Irish Whiskey.
March 21, 2009
• Among people who profess that their favorite fruit is the banana, 27 percent select pineapples when told they can have only one fruit from a fruit and salad bar.
• Approximately three percent of the U.S. population never goes more than 47 minutes without eating something, unless they are asleep.
• In some grammar schools in Puerto Rico, over half the school children on any given day will eat Cheese Whiz and ketchup sandwiches for lunch.
• In Texas, more people give up corndogs for Lent than give up candy.
• The number of flavors of jelly beans increased 823 percent between 1980 and 2005.
March 28, 2009
• Information about poet e. e. cummings is blocked by nearly two-thirds of public school web filters.
• Due to his posthumous conviction for dueling, Alexander Hamilton is the only felon to have appeared on U.S. currency.
• Ironically, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was never officially baptized.
• If just the ink in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
were spread out, it would be enough to cover a football field.
• The amount of electricity used to inform everyone (via email, TV, etc.) about "Earth Hour" on March 28, 2009 was nearly twelve times as much as the expected savings.