Friday, January 8, 2010

Useless Fridays

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.


-Before the 1800's, there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet.

-Any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax during the time of Peter the Great.

-Children in the Chinook Indian tribe were strapped between boards from head to toe so they would have fashionably flat skulls.

-In 1778, women of Paris never went out in blustery weather without a lightning rod attached to their hats.

-In the marriage ceremony of the ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other.

-Olive oil was used for washing the body in the ancient Mediterranean world.

-Pirates thought having an earring would improve their eyesight.

-Welsh mercenary bowmen in the medieval period only wore one shoe at a time.

-Until the Middle Ages, the underwater divers near the Mediterranean coastline collected golden strands from the pen shell, which used the strands to hold itself in place. The strands were woven into a luxury textile and made into ladies' gloves so fine that a pair could be packed into an empty walnut shell.

-In Ethiopia, both males and females of the Surma tribes shave their heads as a mark of beauty.


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