Useless Facts

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By: ListingToTheLeft    
05-Jan-2011

Introduction:I'm a hoarder of useless facts. Ask me a real fact, one that makes a difference or that is important in any way and nine times out ten, I'm stumped. Ask me for some useless trivia, nothing specific, of course, and I can spout something. It may not be much, but I'll think of some tidbit I picked up along the way. Kind of like this list.

  • 01

    Radio Station Call Letters

    Did you know that the call letters for radio stations are segregated? They are! East of the Mississippi River, the call letters for radio stations begin with W (think WKRP in Cincinnati). West of the Mississippi they begin with K. I know this because I grew up in Central Illinois not 40 miles from Missouri (yes, most of my young life I was close to Misery). For those of you in the room who are geographically challenged, Illinois is in the W stratosphere; Missouri is in the K. I was so lucky; I got to listen to radio stations with both call letters!

  • 02

    Highway Numbers Have a Rhyme and a Reason

    Yes, the highway numbers do make sense, Virginia. U.S. highways running east and west end in even numbers. And U.S. highways running north and south end in odd numbers! Case in point: I-70 runs east and west, and I-25 runs north and south. Another bit of trivia: I-70 travelers can enjoy Kradio and Wradio stations depending on where they are, but I-25 travelers can only listen to Kradio stations. Too bad, so sad.

  • 03

    More Bacon Please

    Kyra Sedgwick is the star of The Closer and plays Brenda Leigh Johnson, Deputy Chief of the LAPD. Kyra Sedgwick is married to Kevin Bacon. Sosie Bacon is their daughter. Sosie played Kyra's niece, Charlie, on four episodes of The Closer last season. Ah, gotta love nepotism. How's that for useless?

  • 04

    Girl Scouts

    The Girl Scouts organization was founded on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Low. She roped 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia into getting off their Victorian couches and getting outside to tromp around and tell time by the stars. Next meeting, they started selling cookies. Okay, not the next meeting...

  • 05

    The Blue Whale Is a Vegetarian

    Yep, the largest mammal or animal for that matter, the blue whale, is a vegetarian. The blue whale weighs 150 tons and eats plankton. Yum.




Final Thoughts

What's your useless fact for the day?


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  • dptstretch 11/23/2012 Flag This Comment

    Love it...my favorite useless fact? "No two cows have the same noseprint" read it in LM Boyd as a youngster in the 70s and always remembered it...I'm sure that is taking up brain space that could be used for something constructive!! H5

  • clewand550 4/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Funny list of useless facts.

  • JoyceTeresaMann 1/7/2011 Flag This Comment

    Funny and useless both!! I knew #s one and two, but not the others. BTW, Kevin Bacon's late father was some hot-shot in Philadelphia.

  • jseven 1/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Interesting, must be a left brain trait? Good list. :)

  • ListMaker 1/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    You had me LOL this morning! Now, if you could just shove aside the useless facts clouding your brain and uncover the cure for cancer, we'd all be happy! Fun list. Sending up to FB.

  • chilipepper 1/5/2011 Flag This Comment

    thats funny! I like the blue whale fact :)

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