It’s said that the entire knowledge of the world doubles every 13 months. Every day we learn more in almost every area of human endeavor.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine are all progressing at breakneck speed.

To keep up we all need to know things. They may not be important things but still knowing them keeps us in the game.

Here are some frivolous facts we all need to know.

Frivolous Fun Facts You Need To Know

By advanced calculus I’ve discovered we’re just as close to 2030 as we are to 2004.

How old is how old? Well it seems that Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire. Who’s primitive now?

I used to like geography in school. That’s how I know that Rome is further north than New York City. And that Maine is the closest US state to Africa.

I wonder if Elizabeth Taylor knew that Cleopatra lived further away from the Great Pyramids being built than the iPhone being invented. Steve Jobs rocks.

What country lies between Norway and North Korea? That would be Russia of course. Every Russian knows that.

Trust me, there’s an actual Put Your Pillow on Your Fridge Day, which is supposed to bring good luck and wealth. It’s celebrated on May 29th. Remember to keep the date open for the cookout.

The word “oxymoron” actually is an oxymoron. Oxy means sharp and moros means stupid (It’s from that weird Greek language).

Please don’t tell my wife that Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day is celebrated on July 27, where people walk their plants so they can get to know their environment, which apparently gives the plants a sense of familiarity with where they are. So, no plants in the bedroom from now on.

With apologies to Betsy Ross, apparently a high school student designed the current American flag for a school project. He got a B- on the assignment. A B-? I mean you can only do so much with our flag. Personally I think he got hosed on that grade.

When you gotta go, you gotta go so, 38 million gallons of water were drained from a reservoir in Portland, Oregon, in 2014 because someone peed in it.

And I’ll leave you with this one last tidbit of info – the number 1,000 (one thousand) is the first number to contain the letter “A.”

Some Final Thoughts

When people ask you what’s new you have a plethora of knowledge to bestow on them. Any other fun facts you’d like to share?

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