HILLMAN WEB TRIVIA ZINE
Volume 17
A Fun Site created by
Professor William Hillman culled from a daily motivational series
compiled for his BU Education Classes 2000-2009
The daily tech news items have been omitted since many of the stories are now "old news."
 

An eclectic collection of oddities, humorous anecdotes, weird photos, funny headlines, cartoons, puzzles, inspirational items, jokes, and more. . .  gathered here as a reference repository for speakers, lecturers, teachers, students, writers, or Web travellers just looking for diversion and a bit of levity. 
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BODY FACTS

There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.
The human body contains about six thousand miles of blood vessels.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the Adamsí apple.
The average human blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,540 km) per day on its journey through the body.
The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.
It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop - even your heart!
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck.
Every 24 hours, the body grows another 40 yards of hair.
When you blush, your stomach lining also reddens.
 
INTERESTING SITE OF THE DAY:
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
Courage
Strength
Grace
Beauty
COURAGE
STRENGTH
GRACE
BEAUTY
courage uncovers strength
grace reveals beauty
seize the moment and make it your own
believe in yourself and in your power
celebrate the person you have become
always remember, take time to enjoy
Happiness
Fu! The Chinese symbol/word for Happiness

The chinese word for happiness is a combination of four smaller symbols, namely "Mouth and Cultivated Field" showing that alongside other things, a full stomach is an important art of happiness.  The other figures mean "Unity and Heaven" As a whole, happiness comes from living in unity with nature and appreciating the gifts of heaven

Double Happiness
Double Happiness - Shuang Xi
The Chinese character for happiness, hsi or xi, which is pronounced "she", is an important part of Chinese weddings and is usually displayed somewhere at the wedding reception or banquet. The Chinese character combines two individual characters to represent double happiness. Double happiness or Shuang xi signifies good fortune and ensures a happy future.

What's mainly wrong with society today is that
too many Dirt Roads have been paved.
by Paul Harvey

There's not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more Dirt Roads, because Dirt Roads give character.

People that live at the end of Dirt Roads learn early on that life is a bumpy ride. That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it's worth it, if at the end is home...a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog. We wouldn't have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a Dirt Road with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along. There was less crime in our streets before they were paved.

Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun. And there were no drive by shootings. Our values were better when our roads were worse! People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn't tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust &bust your windshield with rocks. Dirt Roads taught patience.

Dirt Roads were environmentally friendly, you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk you walked to the barn for your milk. For your mail, you walked to the mail box. What if it rained and the Dirt Road got washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony rode on Daddy's shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody. At the end of Dirt Roads, you soon learned that bad words tasted like soap.

Most paved roads lead to trouble, Dirt Roads more likely lead to a fishing creek or a swimming hole. At the end of a Dirt Road, the only time we even locked our car was in August, because if we didn't some neighbor would fill it with too much zucchini. At the end of a Dirt Road, there was always extra springtime income, from when city dudes would get stuck, you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out. Usually you got a dollar...always you got a new friend...at the end of a Dirt Road!
 


PERSONALITY TEST
Dr. Phil gave this test on Oprah she got a 38. Some folks pay a lot of money to find out this stuff. Read on, this is very interesting! Don't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty accurate. And it only takes two minutes.

Don't peek but begin the test as you scroll down and answer. Answers are for who you are now...... not who you were in the past.  Have pen or pencil and paper ready. This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees.

It's only 10 simple questions, so...... grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers.
 

Ready?? Begin...



1. When do you feel your best?
a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon &and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...
a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...
a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with...
a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) a big, appreciative laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted, do you.....
a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lie....
a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...
a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant


POINTS:
1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.
 

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain,  self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you,
but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions &who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.


Various responses to the half glass of milk:
          Optimist: The glass is half full.
             Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
             Futurist: The milk's in the wrong half of the glass.
             Pascal programmers: Well, what type of milk is it?
             C++ programmers: No thanks, I drink straight from the jug.
             Assembly programmers: No thanks, I drink straight from the cow.
             Basic programmers: No thanks, I'm still nursing.
             IT Department: I'll drink it if you can give me until next year.
             Fuzzy logic guys: I may or may not have drunk some part of that milk.
             Prolog programmers: I know I drank it-- just don't ask me how.
             Non-procedural language programmers: I drank it when nobody was looking.
             UI designers: What's that crap in my glass?
             Windows users: Where's my straw?
             Mac users: Where's my pump?
             Shareware author: That glass is free; the next one you have to pay for.
             Security consultant: Where'd the rest of the milk go?
             CIA: What makes you think that's milk?
             NSA: We know what that really is.
             Music copy-protection crazies: Somebody drank half my milk and didn't pay for it!  Let's go after Napster!
             Free Software Foundation: That milk is the cow's contribution to all mankind.
             Bill Gates: Not enough market share to be Microsoft Milk.
             Apple Computer: You guys really oughta be drinking Perrier.
             IBM: Rent this glass from us and we'll fill it with something we know is good for you.
             Engineer:  The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
             Yahoo: what limits can be applied to this milk?
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