Friday, February 12, 2010

Useless Fridays (Vol. 6)

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.


-Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly.

-The Chinese ideogram for trouble depicts two women living under one roof.

-The Chinese Nationalist Golf Association claims the game is of Chinese origin (ch'ui wan - the ball hitting game) from the third or second century. There were official ordinances prohibiting a ball game with clubs in Belgium and Holland from 1360.

-The Chinese, in historic times, used marijuana only as a remedy for dysentery.

-The Great Wall of China, which is more than 4,000 miles long, took more than 1,700 years to build. There is enough stone in the Great Wall to build an eight-foot wall encircling the globe at the equator.

-The world's youngest parents were eight and nine and lived in China in 1910.


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