Today Is World Tedium Day

16 Jan

To relieve it, I have gathered together some funny and/or interesting stuff.  You can thank me by reciprocating in the comments with your own funny or interesting stuff.

  • Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too.   Lionel Kauffman.
  • One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.   Erma Bombeck.
  • Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.  Sam Levenson.

  • The longest war in history was between The Netherlands and The Scilly Isles.  It ended in 1986 after 335 years.
  • Peanuts are an ingredient of dynamite.
  • A sneeze travels at over 100mph.
  • The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • The names of the continents start and end with the same letter.
  • You cannot lick your elbow (yes, I know it’s an old one but I promised you dull stuff).
  • When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
  • The only word in the English language to end in ‘mt’ is ‘dreamt’.
  • People laugh on average thirteen times a day.
  • The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps.

This post first appeared three years ago.  Fact.

15 Responses to “Today Is World Tedium Day”

  1. laurieanichols January 16, 2013 at 14:02 #

    I didn’t know that babies were born without knee caps. I knew about the fontanel and the later fusing of the skull but I was unaware of missing kneecaps. I’m skeptical of the average laughing 13 times a day, if that is true then we still don’t laugh enough. I think that the world would be a far better place if all of the people laughed at least 20 times a day, every day. How can you go to war if you are laughing half of the time?


  2. Rorybore January 16, 2013 at 14:03 #

    The dog with the stick through the fence: I reached more than 13 laughs today! 🙂
    And the lion one….I think I would have been calling “cut” as soon as he nibbled my ankle — what a pro to keep going. “Pro” meaning crazy in this case.


  3. mairedubhtx January 16, 2013 at 14:20 #

    The other day I couldn’t remember how old my daughter was–nor could I remember how old I am. How sad. I had to use a calculator to figure the dates. And I’ve been to Hawaii’s royal palace. Lovely.


  4. jmgoyder January 16, 2013 at 14:23 #

    Ming was born without nipples! They did emerge eventually ha!


  5. terry1954 January 16, 2013 at 14:31 #

    oh wow, that set of teeth!!!! LOL


  6. adeeyoyo January 16, 2013 at 15:30 #

    Thank you Tilly!


  7. viveka January 16, 2013 at 17:24 #

    Love .. that last .. bit of the video …. good on the monkey – and I thought we had the longest war in history – 30 years .. a pee in what ever, I can see. Fantastic post and I understood everything.


  8. slpmartin January 16, 2013 at 17:38 #

    ‘Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.’ –Polish Proverb


  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 16, 2013 at 18:40 #

    I love this sort of random information! I didn’t know babies were born without kneecaps, or that polar bears are left handed. In fact, I didn;t know most of the things on the list! 🙂


  10. Al January 16, 2013 at 19:02 #

    Funny stuff. This following story happened right across town from us.


  11. Grannymar January 16, 2013 at 20:04 #

    I thought polar bears were ambidextrous.


  12. Three Well Beings January 16, 2013 at 20:18 #

    This will give you something to think about–after years of non-strenuous yoga, I can indeed lick my elbows!


  13. vivinfrance January 16, 2013 at 22:25 #

    I didn’t know that last one, and some of the others were a bot strange. I’m sure I laugh more than 13 times a day – I laugh more than that at your blog!


  14. robincoyle January 16, 2013 at 22:52 #

    Since there were more than 13 bullet points here, I laughed more than my allotment. Do I have to pay you back?


  15. Pseu January 17, 2013 at 18:38 #

    Another reason to like polar bears 🙂


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