September 3, 2011

Stuff you may not know -- so what? edition

John Hanson was the first President of the US. Look it up. Here, I will do the leg work for you. The pop music star brothers of the same last name of the 1990's may or may not be related. MMMBop, Bop.

The last time the Island of Britain was successfully invaded was in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings. After the war, Bill the Bully changed his name to William the Conqueror.

It is estimated that more than 1/10th of the entire population of the Soviet Union perished in WWII. We are talking military and civilian casualties.amounting to more than 23 million.  If we add up the estimated military and civilian deaths in Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, France Japan, Australia, the UK, and the USA, the total does not even reach 20 million.  Ponder that for a moment. Now consider this, one rarely thinks about China in the Second World War.  The fighting between Japan and China was especially brutal.  It is estimated China lost 10 million in the war. see this

The name "Wendy" was made up by J.M. Barrie for the book Peter Pan.

Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson was incurably seasick.

At one point this morning I had totaled 180,081 visitors to this piece o' crap blog. I like number patterns.

My Great Grandmother was named Josephine. My only aunt was named Patricia Jo. My name is Joe. My daughter's middle name is Jo. Cue the soundtrack from Fiddler on the Roof -- Tradition!


Instead of this worthless crap, read a good blog post on this Labor Day weekend:

3 comments:

CnC said...

Hi Joe, I was just reading your blog and clicked on the link and it shot me back to my blog, I thought I hit the wrong key,
thanks for the link. coming from you it's a great compliment.

Ed Bonderenka said...

If it was worthless crap, it wouldn't have pointed to CnC's post.

Rita said...

Joe: Sometimes all we want to read or write is just some "worthless crap" written by some average Joe that doesn't look down on all of us other average Americans.

But...

I suspect CnC just wanted to make me cry. He was so good at that when we were young. Ancient revenge is sweet though, he's such a softy now, I can twist him around with my little finger.

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