This week’s … Strange But True trivia
• It was much-loved Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: “It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.”
• If you find brushing your teeth to be tedious, you might want to check out the Blizzident. The makers of this new product use a 3D scan of your teeth to create a custom toothbrush that looks like a mouthpiece lined with bristles. Supposedly, all you have to do is insert the Blizzident in your mouth, bite down and release 10 times, and — voila! — clean teeth in 6 seconds. Be prepared to pay for the convenience, though; a Blizzident of your very own will set you back $299. The toothbrush will last for a year, though, and replacement bristles are $89.
• Those who study such things say that by the year 2020, more data will be created in a single hour than had been created in the entire world over the 30,000 years leading up to the 21st century.
• Here’s an experiment for you: Find a piece of paper and write the word “suns.” Turn the paper upside down. It still says “suns.”
• There are more public libraries in the United States than there are McDonald’s restaurants. For the moment, at any rate.
• You might think that once gloves were introduced to the sport of boxing, it became safer to be a boxer. You’d be wrong. After the introduction of boxing gloves, death rates actually went up. It seems that when bare-knuckle boxing, hardly anybody would get hit in the face — the one who threw the punch was too likely to end up with a broken hand.
Thought for the Day: “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” — Charles de Gaulle
(c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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