Take a Finals Break: 10 Interesting Facts

By Taylor Brim on April 27, 2012

It has arrived. Whether you have been expecting, or trying to avoid it at all costs, you cannot escape its inevitable grasp. It will hunt you down, find you in your dorm, and make you succumb to its all-powerful authority.


The word alone is enough to send shivers down the spine and make the skin crawl. The next few weeks of your life will undoubtably be dedicated to finals; psychically, mentally, and socially, you are a prisoner to finals week. So, why write a blog about what we are all trying avoid? Most likely, your brain needs a break from statistics, equations, and history dates you’ll forget within the next two weeks. Instead, I would like to provide your brain some refreshment with pointless, fun, and interesting information.

Take a much-needed break, and enjoy.

10 Pointless but Incredibly Interesting Facts:

1. More than 10 people a year are killed by vending machines.

2.  Oprah Winfrey makes $10.00 per second.

3. Redheads require 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out!

4. The average life of a major-league baseball is 7-8 pitches.

5. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.

6. McDonald’s did away with its spoon-shaped coffee stirrers because people were using them as cocaine spoons.

7. There is a town in Pennsylvania called Intercourse.

8. In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off”.

9. Termites are the largest producers of farts.

10. The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.

There it is. You have effectively taken a study break and learned that the vending machine in your dormitory lobby is now a lethal killing machine. Next time there is a silence in a conversation, impress your friends by whipping out an interesting fact, thus making you looking that much cooler than you already are. Now, GET BACK TO STUDYING!


All of these facts are from funnyfactz.com 

Taylor is a Print/Online Journalism major at Missouri State University. She thoroughly enjoys writing, and while hardly picky, her favorite subjects are sports and independent films.

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