Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/15/22)
Dave Hilton

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ on this Thursday – December 15th, 2022. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Ever wonder why saffron is so crazy expensive?  It takes 75,000 saffron flowers to make one pound of saffron spice, because only a small amount of each saffron flower is used AND all the harvesting must be done by hand.
  2. The correct pronunciation of Mount Everest is “eev-rist.”  It’s named after Sir George Everest, a surveyor from Wales, and that’s how his last name was pronounced.
  3. Major League Baseball has managed to buy the domain names for all of its teams except three. Giants.com is owned by the New York Giants football team, Rays.com is owned by a restaurant in Seattle and Guardians.com is currently “for sale,” but apparently NOT at a price Cleveland wants to pay for it. Twins.com USED to be on this list.  Since 1995, it was owned by a set of twins in California who refused to sell it for ANY price.  But back in September, they finally caved.  There’s no word on the purchase price, only that they came to a “reasonable agreement.”
  4. There are 745,000 miles of cables under the ocean that power the Internet.
  5. The person who invented and patented the clasp on bras was Mark Twain.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Britannica / Mental Floss / Grantland & Awful Announcing / CNN / The Atlantic)

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