This is admirable I suppose.
When I was younger, I always found useless facts fascinating. In fact, one of the main features I had on one of my first web sites was a bunch of Useless Facts (I also had stick figure deaths, yo momma jokes, break dancing moves, and i can’t remember what else..). Here is the top list from Uneccessary Knowledge.
1- An adult giraffe’s kick is so powerful that it can decapitate a lion.
2- The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
3- The brain continues sending electrical wave signals for 37 hours after death
4- Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
5- Between 1902 and 1907, the same tiger killed 434 people in India.
6- During their periods womens middle fingers shrink. No one knows why.
7- Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people.
8- In “Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
9- The clown fish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male.
10- During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
11- 45% of Americans don’t know that the sun is a star.
12- More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.
13- If you unfolded and flattened a set of human lungs they would cover a tennis court
14- The largest number of children born to one woman, who was a Russian peasant is 69.
15- There is enough iron in a human being to make one small nail.
For reals. This was a poem I did in 5th grade with the help of a BYU professor (he was visiting our class and helped a bunch of us individually). I don’t know how I still remember it. But I do. Here it is:
There once was a toilet so white,
It was always in use day and night,
The smell left a cloud,
The flush was so loud,
The bathroom gave quite a fright.
There was an article in a recent Ensign (a publication in the LDS church) by Elder M. Russell Ballard that me and my wife really enjoyed. It was called Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet. A few excerpts here…
Now, may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration…
The Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ has no doubt had a powerful impact on your life. It has, in part, shaped who you are and what your future will be. Do not be afraid to share with others your experiences as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. We all have interesting stories that have influenced our identity. Sharing those stories is a nonthreatening way to talk to others and telling those stories can help demystify the Church. You could help overcome misperceptions through your own sphere of influence, which ought to include the Internet.
I have a lot of friends who aren’t very familiar with the Mormon faith and I think this blog could serve as a good resource to help them understand more of the core doctrines, principles and beliefs of the church. I don’t wanna be too over the top with it…so i’ll probably just do it on Sundays.
My faith and my religious beliefs mean a lot to me and there is absolutely no reason for me not to share them. I’ve shared some religious stuff here before…but I guess what i’m saying is that i’m gonna start doing it much more frequently. Hopefully every Sunday. Sometimes it’ll just be a few thoughts, maybe a scripture or two, missionary stories, and perhaps quotes and excerpts from talks given by modern prophets and apostles.
That’s all. I just wanted to announce that. Here’s a quick scripture for today. Normally it’ll be more.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
- Matthew 6:33