Useless Quarantine Fact #30 In an attempt to prevent the plague from spreading back in Shakespeare’s time, many public places were shut down until things improved. That’s why theaters were closed in Jan. 1593 and didn’t reopen until the spring of 1594. This closure meant that playwrights like William Shakespeare were temporarily out of work. And that’s when the Bard spent his time writing poetry instead of focusing on his famous plays. It’s likely when he began his 154 sonnets….
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Useless Quarantine Fact #29 Our first user submitted fact! During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait 40 days to prevent possible infection. (Sound familiar? ?) The Italian word for 40, “Quaranta” is the origin of the word “quarantine!
Useless Quarantine Fact #28 – Hovering over a link in your browser and pushing down the scroll wheel on your mouse will open the link in a new tab! On a real computer anyway. Not sure how it works on a Mac. ?
Useless Quarantine Fact #27 – A male Kangaroo is called a “boomer”. Makes me wonder how you let them know when they are being old and out of touch since “Ok Boomer” wouldn’t work.
Useless Quarantine Fact #26 – According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts. Additionally, in 2001 I briefly dated a young lady I met who was playing the Easter…
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Useless Quarantine Fact #24 – It would take on average 4,536 monarch butterflies to equal 5 lbs.
Useless Quarantine Fact #23 – The first engine powered double decker bus was introduced in London in the 1920s!
Useless Quarantine Fact #22 I missed useless quarantine facts yesterday, so today to make up for it we are going to do a double edition! To celebrate that… Nabisco deliberately misspelled Double Stuf, featuring twice as much cream filling as the original Oreo when the Double Stuf Oreo debuted in 1975!
Useless Quarantine Fact #21 – The Filet-O-Fish, first served in 1965 was the first non burger entree in McDonald’s history! They sell around 200 million of them a year… …zero of those 200 million are good tasting or healthy though. ?
Useless Quarantine Fact #20 – What’s Up Doc! Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.