Thursday, September 17, 2009

Not so Trivial Trivia

If you think someone is having a stroke, ask the person three questions: “Smile for me. Raise both your arms. Say this simple sentence: ‘The sun is shining.’” If the person has trouble doing these three tasks, call 911 immediately.

“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way.” - Franklin P. Adams. Me, too.

Health Trivia
Doctors say that cheerful people resist disease better than grumpy ones. Guess it’s the surly bird that catches the germ.

Heart attack? Don’t just call 911 and chew an aspirin. While you’re waiting for help to arrive, squeeze the little finger on your left hand HARD! This acupressure procedure has been said to save lives.

Didja know almonds contain salicylates? That’s the pain-relieving ingredient in aspirin. And they don’t have any dangerous side effects.

Some 79% of women know what they weighed in high school, but just 32% know their current cholesterol levels.

Saving Money Trivia
Need a hotel room? Look up the number and call the hotel at 4 pm on a Sunday to reserve a room for any time within the next 2 to 3 weeks. You will have a better chance of getting a low rate from a hotel manager who understands that an unsold room is lost revenue. Do not call the hotel’s 800 number where you are apt to reach a national reservation agent with little negotiating power.

Celebrity Trivia - Before They Were Stars
Michael Douglas was a gas station attendant. Remember them? They were the guys who checked your oil and your tires?
Warren Beatty was a rat catcher. Guess he had the charisma of the Pied Piper, even then.
Christopher Walken was a lion tamer in the circus.
Rod Stewart was a grave digger. The only job I know where you can start at the top!

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