Stream of Facts
The Mekong Giant Catfish lives up to its name with records including the nine-foot specimen netted in Thailand in 2005, weighing in at 646 pounds.
In 2008’s “Seven Pounds,” the character of Ben Thomas, played by Will Smith, stays in the same hotel featured in “Memento”, a Travel Inn in Los Angeles.
Travel in the United States, both residentially and internationally, accounts for the spending of $23,500 daily; the worldwide daily number equals $2 billion*.
One billion frogs, according to rising United Nations data, are harvested annually as human food; among the leading populations for this demand are the U.S., France and Asia.
In Southern Asia, the riel is the root of Cambodia’s currency, a country whose economy is based on agriculture and consists of 75 percent of the workforce.
The workforce portion of males over the age of 65 in America during 1950 was 46 percent, which has dropped to just over half that amount a
The phrases, “later, alligator” and “in a while crocodile” started catching on when Bill Haley’s lyrics lit up the radio waves with his 1956 hit, “See You Later, Alligator.”
The female alligator, according to a study at Louisiana’s Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, when it comes time for mating season, will likely return to the same sexual partner.
During football season, despite the name “pigskin,” 3,000 cows are sacrificed to supply the 22,000 cowhide-covered footballs that the NFL goes through each year.
Beginning at the age of 13, Xie Qiuping has been growing her hair out since 1973 and has set the record for hair length in 2004 when her locks stretched out 18 feet, 5.54 inches.
*Numbers as of December 2007.
“The Dude abides.”
- Jeff Brides, as “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski
If you have yet to be de-virginized to this massive time-wasting website device, the best thing you can possibly do for yourself (and for your grades) is to stay the hell away. But, at the same time, what harm could one little game do, right? Wrong. They said it couldn’t be done, but the creators of this fiend-forming site managed to transfer the cocaine-esque addictive nature of the contents in a Cheetos bag to pixel form. No, you can’t just have one. You’ll be playing the endless, timed trivia fill-in-the-blank-list styled games over and over. The categories range from entertainment, to geography, to religion, to literature, with a variety of time limits for quick or long-lasting highs... I mean games. At the end of the day, when your time seems as absent as Steve Tyler’s drug money, their slogan “mentally stimulating diversions” will offer you some piece of mind. Try it today! The first hit is free, and so are the rest.
You’ve been warned. Visit http://sporcle.com.
Overseen and Overheard
New bike rack at Perkins.
“You wikipedia’d walking!?”
Student to friend in ASL lab.
“You have fake boobs, and I hate you.”
Frustrated girl at the Idea Factory in Wallace Library.
“They thought I was lying when I told them I’ve made love to this song.”
Student in reference to Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” playing on the speakers at Java Wally’s.
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Word of the Week
n. a solid exterior angle (as of a building).
Because of the sculpture’s intense quoins and lack of edges to grip, few RIT students have claimed the honor of successfully climbing the Sentinel.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.