Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/5/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically, or to suggest an impossible accomplishment, because it’s impossible for someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
  2. There are nine states with more cows than people: South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, Oklahoma and Iowa.
  3. Sprint’s name was originally an acronym for Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Networking Telecommunications.
  4. Chumbawamba holds the world record for longest album title.  They released an album in 2008 that has a title that’s 865 characters long.  But it’s usually just referred to by the five words at the beginning:  “The Boy Bands Have Won”.
  5. “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated movie to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture when it got one in 1992.  “Up” was the second animated movie to get nominated, in 2009 and “Toy Story 3” was the third and last (s0 far) in 2010.

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

 

(Useless Etymology / Beef 2 Live / Wikipedia / Guinness World Records / Wikipedia)

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