Archive for the ‘Essential Trivia’ Category

Cliches — Biz Speak— Bullshit Bingo

July 16, 2010

Dear DMC

I chanced upon this list of clichés while attempting to research the origin of the term “quick win”:

http://www.saidwhatguides.co.uk/cliches.php

Sometimes it is helpful to know what the boss is talking about — or thinks he is talking about. But I sincerely hope never to hear the phrase “brain dump” again. It is simply unpleasant.

Regards

Steve Reszetniak
Loneon

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No. 10 — why the shine?

May 18, 2010

Dear DMC

Why is the door to Number 10 Downing Street so shiny? Now we know.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8677004.stm

Regards

Steve Reszetniak
London

Essential Trivia

March 3, 2010

Short lifespan of websites has libraries worried
read BBC article, linked to below,
“Ten things we didn’t know last week”

Dear DMC

How long will this page live? What force does a grain of salt exert? Do elephants growl?

Now we know.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2010/02/10_things_we_didnt_know_last_w_124.shtml

Regards

Steve Reszetniak
London

January 4: Trivia Day

January 4, 2010

January 4 is celebrated as Trivia Day. Yet no one knows why. Its origins cannot be found.

Perhaps Trivia Day was started by people who received Trivial Pursuit as Christmas gifts. They were still playing it into early January so named a day in its honor.

Size Matters: world longest list of longest things

September 15, 2009

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Click here to view the long list. Some of the items are very ordinary. Ordinary made extraordinary. But is this too exciting for us, shouldn’t ordinary stay ordinary?

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Fascinating trivia: your friends will be impressed

September 12, 2009

Hanging Pi

Be a hit at the next dinner party you attend — hit them with this bit of trivia:

Dear Grover,

I thought you might like this one for your website. Gripping, isn’t it?

The square root of 12345678987654321 is:

111111111

Alternatively, 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Fascinating stuff

Tim Ditchbank
Winchester

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