Gray And White Matters.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Yes, apparently gray and white matters as you will find out in one of today’s selection of unusual facts.
Hope you enjoy the others as well.


During the production of the video game Deus Ex,

one of the artists forgot to add

the Twin Towers to New York City.

His mistake was explained by

way of a terrorist attack.

The year was 2000.




Switzerland has

208 mountains over 3,000 meters high

and 24 over 4,000 meters.




The male brain contains more gray matter

whereas the female brain contains more white matter.

White matter basically increases the speed

of transmission of all nerve signals,

which ultimately allows women to process thoughts

more rapidly than their male counterparts.

Don’t fret guys, you’ll get this

in another nano second or two.




Genghis Kahn wanted the location

of his grave to be unknown

(somewhere in present day Mongolia)

so his funeral escort killed everyone they met

along the way and he even demanded that

a river be diverted to run across his grave

so it could never be disturbed.

Mongolian river



Although their civilization has declined and been conquered,

in many rural parts of Mexico and Guatemala

Mayan language and culture perseveres.

In fact, there are an estimated 7 million Maya

still living in and around the Yucatan Peninsula.

Yucatan Peninsula map



The modern chainsaw was invented  by Scottish

doctors to help with Symphysiotomy.

This is a surgical procedure that widens the

pelvis in order to assist in childbirth.

Symphysiotomy chainsaw



China is among the countries with

the highest air pollution in the world.

Breathing air in Beijing, the country´s capital,

increases the risk of lung cancer in the same way

as smoking 21 cigarettes a day.

Breathing air in Beijing



In 1883 Sir Hiram Maxim created the Maxim gun.

The world’s first machine gun would go on to

revolutionize warfare and was used in both World Wars.

Maxim gun



Some rich people in Moscow buy

ambulances and use them to drive around

because the traffic is so bad.




Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign

begun in the 1950s by the

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

to influence media.




After being frustrated by the service

he was receiving at Bank of America,

Dalton Chiscolm sued them

for $1.7 billion trillion.

During the trial a professor of mathematics

was even called in to testify about

how big the number was.

To give you an idea,

Earth’s total combined GDP was $60 trillion that year.

That is still over 28 million times smaller

than what he was asking for.

Dalton Chiscolm sues Bank of America



Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf

in the Lord of the Rings trilogy,

a decision that cost him $300 million

(he was offered 15% of the film’s profit).

Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf




They Say Pride Goes Before A Fall

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


So, if pride goes before a fall, what goes before a CRASH?

Well, in terms of the pathetic Obamacare web site, the usual form of words from the Obama Administration is

“…the site was fully-functioning for a “vast majority” of users.”




It happened again last week, early Friday afternoon in fact, as millions of Americans tried to get insurance coverage before the deadline.

I don’t know where they got the information that the site was functioning for the “vast majority of users”.

Well, I do actually. It was a lie. Another one.

In fact the is not fully-functioning for anyone. On the positive side I suppose you could say that everyone has an equal chance of not being able to use the web site, but that is small comfort to those trying to do so.

And this is just the latest CRASH of many. Last November there was another major one. They “fixed” it, except of course they didn’t, they just got it working for a while, until it toppled over again.

Left in the hands of idiot bureaucrats who clearly have no idea what they are doing, no system can work efficiently. They choose bad designers, who use bad code, produce a bad product, and then are amazed and surprised when it doesn’t work.

There are tens of thousands of commercial web sites, like Google, Amazon, Ebay, Microsoft, even Wikipedia, that take much higher traffic every day without crashing – and they’ve been doing it for years.

Yet the bureaucratic bunglers can’t get their web site working for more than a few weeks at a time.

About all they got right was the timing of the CRASH.

No, wait, they even got that wrong, because the whole debacle happened less than two hours before President Obama had a scheduled press conference, helping to push his approval rating more and more in the negative direction.

But fear not, as millions of his citizens now find themselves stressed and worrying because they have no insurance – due to no fault of their own –  their leader will have a solution.

I don’t know what it is, but the odds are in favor of another vacation, possibly in Hawaii – but definitely fully insured!

President Obama Vacations In Hawaii




I Can Hardly Believe it, They’re Getting Dumber – More Quiz Show Answers

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


What I said in the title of today’s selection of quiz show answers is very true. They are getting dumber!

Another thing that we can establish beyond reasonable doubt is that stupid people should not be allowed near bicycles.

Here’s this week’s lot, you’ll see what I mean.




Q: In books that are written in English, each line is printed and read starting at which side of the page?     

A: The right      


Q: The song by Elvis that on its reissue in 2005 became the 1000th number one single in UK chart history is entitled “One…” what?   

A: A Little Less Conversation     



Q: In solid geometry, What H is the name given to half a sphere?            

A: Half a circle  



Q: Which iconic cartoon family made their film debut in 2007, 20 years after their show was first broadcast on American television?        

A: The Osbournes



Q: How many wheels does a unicycle have?       

A: Two 



Q: In medicine, the phrase “contagious disease” literally means an illness that is spread by which of the five senses?        

A: Sight.          



Q: In science, what was the surname of the German physicist who is credited with the invention of the mercury thermometer?            

A: Mercury       



Q: In slang, which three-letter word precedes “shop” to make a rhyming term for a police station? 

A: Nick


Q: The role of the plump teenager Tracy Turnblad, played by Nikki Blonsky in the 2007 film “Hairspray,” was played in the 1988 original by Ricki who?        

A: Tomlinson


Q:  Name the funny men who once entertained kings and queens at court. 

A:  Lepers.



Q:  Which French Mediterranean town hosts a famous film festival every year? 

A:  I don’t know, I need a clue.

Q.:  OK. What do beans come in?

A:  Cartons?



Q:  Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World? 

A:  I don’t know.


Q:  I’ll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

A:  Arm.


Q:  Correct. And if you’re not weak, you’re . . .?

A:  Strong.


Q:  Correct – and what was Lord Mountbatten’s first name?

A:  Louis.


Q:  Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful


A:  Frank Sinatra?


Q:  What is the capital of Italy? 

A:  France.


Q:  France is another country. Try again.

A:  Oh, um, Benidorm.


Q:  Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

A:  Sorry, I don’t know.


Q:  Just guess a country then.

A:  Paris.



Q:  What is another name for ‘cherrypickers’ and ‘cheesemongers’? 

A:  Homosexuals. 

Q:  No. They’re regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.



Q:  Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: prison, or the Conservative Party? 

A:  The Conservative Party.



Q: How many wheels are there on a unicycle? 

A:  Three.



Q:  In traffic, what ‘J’ is where two roads meet?

A:  Jool carriageway



Q:  How many metres are there in a kilometre? 

A:  Three.



Q:  How many wheels does a tricycle have? 

A:  Two.


Q:  What was Gandhi’s first name?

A:  Goosey, goosey


There Are Things We Know That We Don’t Know – Yes, It’s Twenty Questions Tuesday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Donald Rumsfeld once famously said, “…there are things we know that we don’t know”, and the only way to find out the answers to the things we know we don’t know is to ask the proper questions.

As for the things we don’t know we don’t know, well obviously we don’t even know what questions to ask do we?

Here are some more of the questions for the things we know that we don’t know.




Can you daydream at night?


Can crop circles be square?


If ghosts can walk through walls and glide down stairs, why don’t they fall through the floor?


Is it legal to travel down a road in reverse, as long as you are following the direction of the traffic?


Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?


What do you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?


If a doctor suddenly had a heart attack while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?


How can something be ‘new’ and ‘improved’? If it’s new, what was it improving on?


Why aren’t drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?


How is it that when we ‘skate on thin ice’, we can ‘get in hot water’?


If laughter is the best medicine, why do people say they almost ‘died laughing’?


Why are the little styrofoam pieces called peanuts?


Do Siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go to movies and concerts?


Why are they called ‘Jolly Ranchers’? Who said that the ranchers were jolly?


Why does ‘caregiver’ and ‘caretaker’ mean the same thing?


Can a short person ‘talk down’ to a taller person?


If a bald person works as a chef at a restaurant, do they have to wear a hairnet?


How fast do hotcakes really sell?


Do prison buses have emergency exits?


Do astronauts change their clocks when they move over different time zones in space?