Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/31/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, August 31st, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. MLB uses an average of 84 to 120 balls per game and approximately 900,000 per season.  The league’s annual budget for balls is $10 MILLION.  Each ball costs around $7 before taxes and shipping.
  2. Costco loses $40 million a year by selling rotisserie chickens for $4.99, but it’s worth it because they draw people into the store, and they buy other stuff too.
  3. John Quincy Adams thought the Earth was hollow, and approved a journey to travel to the center of the planet to prove it.  But he lost the next election to Andrew Jackson before it could happen, and Jackson killed the plan.
  4. The guy who invented the Super Soaker water gun worked at NASA and helped develop the stealth bomber.
  5. When the U.S. became a country in 1776, China’s population was already over 300 million, which is around what America’s population is TODAY.

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


(Baseball Bible / Seattle Times / Smithsonian Magazine / Wikipedia / Columbia)

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