Thank God it’s Friday, as we enter into the weekend, I thought, perhaps the best way to end the working week is with some interesting strange but true facts. It’s always a challenge for me to write immediately after a post where I get lots of praises, I always wonder, can I outdo the last? These thoughts delay the next, can you imagine? Today however, I think it’s all in a different direction, and you should simply laugh and enjoy yourself.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
Humour: Even if it’s wall paper the width of one room? Whew!
Lesson: Never underestimate things or people that seem small, weak or poor.
China has more English speakers than the United States
Humour: But I bet they have twice as much Chinese speakers than English speakers too.
Lesson: Don’t let the absolutes fool you, work with percentages.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
Humour: For real, yelling is not worth it.
Lesson: Expressed anger doesn’t achieve much.
Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute
Humour: What is 4 gallons of water times 25 (number of years I’ve been brushing my teeth myself) times 365?
Lesson: Little bad habits have serious effects.
Goats do not have upper front teeth
Humour: I’ve eaten up to 20 Esi-Ewu’s and I’m just discovering?
Lesson: What you don’t have is what you don’t need.
On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime
Humour: If I’m average, I know a guy that has eaten for 15yrs already and he’s not 30 yet.
Lesson: Whatever you dedicate 2hrs per day to, would have taken 5yrs by the time you are 60yrs old.
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1990
Humour: Hiccups for 69yrs? Be thankful for the brief ones you had.
Lesson: Find out what he did, and stay away from it.
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure
Humour: Does that mean every other animal does it for business?
Lesson: Also the most intelligent species. Without intelligence, sexuality will be missmanaged.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic
Humour: Same thing with Fadeyi Oloro – Warapa ni, were ni, Digbolugi ni eya go fun (He’s epilectic, mad and rabbid, run from him. – A yoruba leader of some sort)
Lesson: There is no excuse or handicap good enough for not taking leadership responsibility.
Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look a like
Humour: Strange, but I think even I will lose the contest if they use one of my university pictures.
Lesson: The world doesn’t know who you are, even when they think they do. Do yourself a favour and know yourself.
The markings that are found on dice are called “pips.”
Humour: Isn’t it strange it’s the same thing that we call increaments in forex trading? Does this suggest that we are gambling?
Lesson: Don’t invest in forex what you are not willing to lose.
If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world
Humour: If Apples were oranges, they’ll taste sweeter, does that make sense? I didn’t think so.
Lesson: There are companies that are Nations. I will make you a father of many nations is not just for countries.
One billion seconds is about 32 years
Humour: No wonder we called it uncountable when we were young.
Lesson: Earning $1 per second will only make you become a billionaire in 32yrs.
Hitler was voted Time Magazine’s man of the year in 1938.
Lesson: It’s better to be notorious than invisible.
A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless.
Humour: And the owner didn’t make money from it.. can you imagine that?
Lesson: It is strange to go far in life without direction, but many dare it.
The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house.
Humour: There is hope for Nigeria Stock Exchange.
Lesson: Great things start small and different. There are many companies whose early days were very funny.
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
Humour: Leading the world war didn’t require balls. One was good!
Lesson: Nothing is capable of hindering you except what you chose to hinder you.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open
Humour: That’s better than security dogs, but who did they offend?
Lesson: Situational awareness is key