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  • Writer's pictureD. Randall Faro

Well, What Do You Know

“What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” Maybe. Maybe not. “Ignorance is bliss.” Maybe. Maybe not.

Some knowledge is interesting but more or less useless. Other facts and figures could mean life or death. Here follows what some might call trivia. Relatively important or unimportant? You decide.

There’s a village in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over every winter.

If I’m told to go to Hell, this is where I’m heading.

Baby porcupines are called “porcupettes”.

Could be vital if you don’t want to tick off mama porcupine.

Since 1945, all British tanks have come equipped with tea making facilities.

The Brits have always striven to civilize warfare.

M&M's stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.

It pays to know what you’re eating.

Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys.

Critical knowledge if composing with quill and inkwell.

The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.

The devil is in the details.

Tsundoku is the practice of acquiring books and not reading them.

Of course! Why would anyone want to actually read a book?

Worldwide shark bites are 10 times less than the number of people bitten by other people in New York.

Advice: steer clear of New York.

Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve stainless steel.

I am definitely leaving stainless steel out of my diet.

The Hawaiian alphabet contains twelve letters.

This explains why Hawaiians speak in shorter sentences.

There is a world of things worth knowing that one doesn’t know. Which is to say: keep the inquisitive learning wheels turning.

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