Monday, April 13, 2009

TMI Tuesday.....



As you may have guessed, The G-Man aka. Mr Knowitall, is a creature of habit. I have Friday Flash 55, Retro-Wednesday, and Thursday Portrait. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are pretty much up for grabs, although I did for a brief period of time have Porcine Monday, and TMI Tuesday. I think I'll revive TMI Tuesday for a while....

OK, this is what I have in mind for today. I'm going to give you, my faithful minions, 3 useless pieces of common knowledge that you may or may not already know. What I would like from you, in my comment box, is ONE useless piece of info that you know off the top of your head, WITHOUT GOOGLING!! It could include; Food, History, TV, Movies...WHATEVER!!

Ready..?

1. Do you know where Arby's got it's name? Arby's, R.B.'s=Roast Beef?
Get it? R B's?

2. Contrary to popular belief, Lake Superior is NOT the largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Baikal in Siberia, has more fresh water by volume, than all of the Great Lakes Combined!!

3. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, AND Jeff Beck all played lead guitar for the early 60's rock group The Yardbirds. (Although not at the same time)

Your turn....C'mon, you have one tid bit of useless info roiling about inside that head of yours...

Peace...!!!

31 comments:

Serena said...

Um -- a hedgehog isn't actually a hog at all. How's that for a useless tidbit?:-)

I'm having a "Duh" moment over Arby's. I never put 2 and 2 -- or R and B as the case may be -- together before.:)

Quixote said...

For a time, back in the 80s, Louisville Slugger bats were manufactured in Jeffersonville Indiana, not Louisville, KY. My school used to go on field trips there.

MWAH!
Quixote (Erin)

the walking man said...

sorry I got nothing...

lime said...

the island of trinidad was so named by christopher columbus on his 3rd voyage to the new world. he had decided whatever land mass he bumped into would be named for the holy trinity. upon seeing the 3 peaks of the southern mountain range he felt it was confirmed by god.

Mona said...

In India , in a certain community when people ger married and the couple is ready for their wedding night, the women of all ages come and start singing dirty songs full of sexual innuendos and do vulgar dancing, inciting the names of the bride and the groom , and continue to do so, till the bridegroom comes out and pay them money to buzz off!For example This

G-Man said...

Mona...That sort of thing was common in America as well in the late 19th century, and the early 20th century.It was called a Shivarie!
Loved that Video!

G-Man said...

Sherry..
I did the same Duh, so don't feel bad...:P

Erin the Hoosier...hehehe

Mark...tsk tsk tsk.

Meesh...Thats what I'm talkin about!

Great job everybody, keep em coming!

Shadow said...

off the top of my head.... nothing. but wait! my pool has 60 000 litres of water in it....

G-Man said...

Shadow...
We are not metric here in Michigan, is that a lot?
But thanks for that info.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

"Good Time Candles", address 80 Newfield Ave, Edison, N.J. is made in China. Right here on my liquid
potpourri bottle. I cheated a little, I think. :))

G-Man said...

Petra, thats not cheating, thats knowledge! Thanks

Lulda Casadaga said...

We have 2 floating ribs...perhaps due to evolution?! The other ribs are attatched to the sternum by cartiledge.

Poetry Sue said...

Proportionately speaking Humans have the largest penis in the world..

S said...

You should never shoot a moose while it is in the water. You will either get frostbite while trying to dress it in the water, or you will just give up and starve to death, wasting the life of the moose.

Howzat?

G-Man said...

Dr. Lulda...Thank You very much.

Potty er Poetry Sue...Thank You very much..:P

G-Man said...

Susie-Cue...
I'll definately remember that ort of knowledge...Thanks

Akelamalu said...

Errrm, no sorry I can't think of a single thing! :(

buffalodick said...

My initials and nick name is RB..
Lake in Siberia is deep, old, and heavily polluted by Soviets..
Linda Ronstadt was lead singer for Stone Ponyes before her much larger solo career..

Quixote said...

Yep! Born and spent my first 12yrs in southern Indiana. Next 3 years in Louisville, KY. Last 3 years of high school in central Ohio.

Erin

G-Man said...

Ake..No Floral Knowledge?
Your a Brit!!!

Buff...Thanks for sharing!!

Erin...And now you are stuck in the land of the Horse Chestnut!!
Or as we call it..Purgatory!

Perchpike said...

We are closer in time to Cleopatra, than Cleopatra was to the builders of The Pyramids.

G-Man said...

Interesting bit-o-knowledge Perchpike...Thanks.

BTW, I'm very suprised that you chose this aquatic nom de plume.
I always thought that your favorite fish name was Goggle-Eye!

KB said...

I have so much useless info in my head it's hard to know where to begin. Did you know that 90% of the population have shit on their shoes? That's why I cringe when I see ppl walking around in bare feet.

Perchpike said...

No, my favorite is Mr.Marble Eyes = Perchpike (walleye). A Goggle Eye is a Rock Bass. I'm really surprised you didn't know that, you being an old angler. Maybe your just rusty. We should wet a line this summer.

G-Man said...

KB, And 100% of the people that keep their toothbrush in the bathroom, have fecal residue on that as well...Thanks for sharing!

Perchpike...I am older than you but not quite THAT senile..:P
Of course I know the difference, I just like saying Goggle-Eye.

Mama Zen said...

Layla (one of my absolute favorite songs) was written by Clapton for George Harrison's wife. Yeah, they eventually ended up together.

G-Man said...

Thank You Mama Zen...
That tid-bit was very much appreciated...G

Akelamalu said...

OK Aloe Vera is great for burns!

Br'er Bob said...

Hey, Poetry Sue. Check again. I'm pretty sure it's the flea. That's why when they stick it to you it's so irritating.

evalinn said...

God I know I must know some trivia, but do I come to think of it now? I´ve been trying for two days now...I give up!

JihadGene said...

John Kerry was in Vietnam.