Friday, February 5, 2010
Useless Fridays (Vol. 5)
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"...here's some useless information to keep you hard at work. Enjoy.
HERE COMES THE SUN
-By weight, the sun is 70 percent hydrogen, 28 percent helium, 1.5 percent carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, and 0.5 percent all other elements.
-It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to Earth. All totaled, the sunlight that strikes Earth at any given moment weighs as much as an ocean liner.
-Galileo became totally blind just before his death. This is probably because of his constant gazing at the sun through his telescope.
-Sunbeams that shine down through clouds are called crepuscular rays.