Sunday, January 17, 2010

Useless Fridays (Vol. 2)

Ever felt like a complete waste on Fridays?

You sit down at your desk, check email for a little while (two hours), head to a quick lunch (with stops for coffee and dessert) and then get back to do some real work for the afternoon (Solitaire, WOW, online poker) and then face the weekend when it's time to go home?

If that describes you, then we CELEBRATE you and your dedication. Let's face it, you perform slave labor Monday through Thursday, Friday should be your day.

So, while you are doing mindless things and "pointless" hours are spent in your chair so that you can say you "didn't take Friday off"'s some useless information to keep you hard at work. Enjoy.

*EDITORS NOTE: We were so useless on Friday, that we didn't even get this done. Thus, the Sunday publish date.


-Salt is the only rock humans can eat. Only 5 percent of salt produced ends up on the dinner table. The rest is used for packing meat; building roads; feeding livestock; tanning leather; and manufacturing glass, soap, ash and washing compounds.

-Salt is one of the few spices that is all taste and no smell.

-Table salt is the only commodity that hasn't risen dramatically in price in the last one hundred and fifty years.

-Tabasco sauce is made by fermenting vinegar and hot peppers in a French oak barrel that has three inches of salt on top and is aged for three years until all the salt is diffused through the barrel.

-Worcestershire sauce is basically anchovy ketchup.

-The number 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickle the company once had.