Monday is Random Stuff from Google Useless Knowledge Day.

24 Nov

During the Renaissance, blondes definitely had more fun. Blond hair for women became so much de rigueur in Venice that a brunette was not to be seen except among the working classes. Venetian women spent hours dyeing and burnishing their hair until they achieved the harsh metallic glitter that was considered a necessity.


The common housefly is faster in one sense than a jet airplane. The fly moves 300 times its body length in one second, while the jet, at the speed of sound, travels 100 times its body length in one second.


A skulk or leash of foxes

A troop or mob of kangaroos

An army or colony of frogs

An ascension or exaltation of larks

A leash of greyhounds

A leap (leep) of leopards

A down or husk of hares


The Roman emperor Nero married his male slave Sporus in a public ceremony, while Emperor Caligula was so proud of his horse that he gave the animal a place as a senate consul before he died.



Green Link of the Day: Comfort, Convenience and Disposable Items from "Reduce Footprints" blog.


Healthy Living Link of the Day: Three Super Spices for Your Blood Sugar from Real Age.


Writer’s/Editor’s Link of the Day: Roses & Thorns writer’s tips, and, GOT YOG? guest author post




9 Responses to “Monday is Random Stuff from Google Useless Knowledge Day.”

  1. Small Footprints November 24, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Thanks for the "plug"    :)This "useless" knowledge would be great for a cocktail party.  Can\’t you just see it … standing there … martini in one hand … telling the distinguished group gathered around the fireplace … "yes, flies are faster than jets".  I love it!  Take Care!Small Footprints

  2. FotoTrek November 24, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    Coerced would have been a better word, eh? LOL
    Your useless information isn\’t all that useless. It is really helpful in relieving my guilt about information tending to fly in one ear and out the other!
    Have a wonderful day today!

  3. Gumbo November 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    FMTA. I\’ve got fluff and trivia at my blog today too. Loved this–> an exaltation of larks 

  4. Betty November 24, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi Kathryn,
    Thank you for the diversion.  I loved your post on marriage – you seem so self-aware.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Zeynep November 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    I will check the links, thanks. And thanks for stopping by.
    Maybe so many people wear white ribbons tomorrow.
    Love and peace, Zeynep xx

  6. Michiko's November 24, 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    You can\’t be seriously write about blogs that sent us stresslol! I enjoyed reading this Thank you! 
    Have a relaxing day,

  7. Linda November 24, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    I love reading your blogs.  Just popped over to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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