Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (5/18/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, May 18th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. In the 19th century, critics of bicycles labeled them tools of the devil.
  2. The English alphabet used to have six more letters:  Eth, a “ye” sound . . . thorn, a “th” sound . . . wynn, another “w” sound . . . yogh, a “ch” sound . . . ash, a long vowel sound like “i” in “fine” . . . and ethel, an “oi” sound.
  3. The North Pole shifts about 34 miles a year.
  4. Legos are a better investment than gold.  Their value has gone up about 11% a year since 1987, which is better than gold, stocks, or bonds.
  5. A&W tried to one-up McDonald’s in the ’80s by selling a third-pound burger, but it flopped . . . because Americans didn’t realize a third-pound burger was bigger than a Quarter Pounder.

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

 

(New York Times / Quartz / Earth.com / CNET /The UI Junkie)

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