Geeky Trivia you may not know...
Real World vs. Geek World
Kris says... thanks to our friends at myGeek for sending us some geek trivia they've dug up (ok, and/or made up) and letting us share them with you!
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
|A "year" is the standard unit of time Geeks use for all project development estimates.|
|The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.||Geeks can type faster than the average human can think.|
|Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."||Geek is Portuguese for "pencil neck."|
|It is impossible to lick your elbow.||While possible, it's not recommended to lick any body part of a Geek.|
|23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.||32% of all Geek keyboard faults are caused by a build up of doughnut particles, nose hairs and Frito crumbs stuck between the keys.|
|Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.||Exposure to a Geeks workstation for just an hour can reduce your lifespan by 2 years.|
|13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese.||Geeks at NASA loaded a 1-year supply of Triskuits on the first Apollo mission, just in case.|
|The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.||An average Geek's only source of protein is a chocolate bar.|
|In Alaska, it is legal to shoot bears. However, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.||In corporate America, it is legal to fire a Geek, but the only known way to actually kill a Geek is to place them on a remote island where the natives have never heard of the word "wi-fi."|
|In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow 2 meters of nose hair.||In the course of a week, the average Geek can accumulate almost 2 oz of navel lint.|
|Over 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.||Each day, over 10 million average men and women are reduced to tears when trying to understand written or verbal communication from a Geek.|
|Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.||Slamming your keyboard against your desk only burns 75 calories an hour, but is much more rewarding.|
|There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.||The chemical makeup of a Geeks digestive system has been proven to cause rats to spontaneously combust.|
|80% of people eat their corn on-the-cob in circles rather than side to side.||Geeks were excluded from this study as eating fresh fruits or vegetables of any kind was found to be highly unlikely.|
|Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.||Howthe*%$@?!!doyouexpect-metodevelopthisinonemonth, is the longest non-technical word Geeks use to express their emotion after receiving technical specs from the marketing department.|
|Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words - none of them with the letter E!||A Geek once wrote an entire piece of code using only zeros.|
|The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate."||Webster defines the word Geek as: A carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken (no, seriously - we didn't make this one up!)|
|There were no squirrels on Nantucket until 1989.||There were no Geeks in the Bahamas until the annual Star Trek convention was held there in 1995.|
|Giraffes have no vocal cords.||Geeks have no sense of fashion whatsoever.|
|In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.||In ancient Egyptian, the word for genius and socially awkward is Geek.|
|The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.||While Geek's aren't officially mentioned in the Bible, the words "develop" and "code" do appear, so Geeks were clearly a part of the culture.|
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