Some facts from Gullible.Info

I’ve saved a couple of posts from in the last few days. I thought they had some interesting information.

for July 13, 2005

• If all the coupons issued by grocery store Safeway were redeemed, its net profit would drop by 11 percent.

• Sheep are the most common animal mentioned in the New Testament.

for July 12, 2005

• In 1988, the average computer hard drive had a lifespan of six years. Today, hard drives last an average of 14 months.

for July 11, 2005

•The Six-Day war is the only recorded conflict with a name accurately cataloging its length, to date.

• A student majoring in criminal justice has a 97.2 percent average job placement rate, the highest of any field. The field with the lowest placement rate is Marine Biology.

for July 9, 2005

• One in eight sets of directions from MapQuest contains a turn that is either physically impossible, or disallowed by signs at the intersection.

• Amtrak trains are, on average, 14 minutes late departing, and 38 minutes late arriving.

• If one million copies of a typical spam message are sent, approximately 750,000 will be automatically filtered and deleted, 150,000 will be ignored or deleted after reading the subject line, 99,999 will be ignored or deleted after reading the message, and one will generate a sale.

for July 8, 2005

• Lesotho is the only nation in the world that has never had a fatal terrorist attack on its soil.
I had no idea such a country existed.

• In 2004, 784 people died by overdosing on caffeine.

for July 7, 2005

• Starbucks is the largest landowner in New York City, surpassing both the Catholic Church and Columbia University.

for July 6, 2005

• Three out of four Fortune 500 companies have more computers than employees.

• In Moss, Montana, it is illegal to be seen in public with shoes on your hands.

for July 5, 2005

•In high schools across the US, student career counselors have been forced to develop curriculums for teenagers who have listed their career aspirations as becoming “just like Paris Hilton.”

5 Replies to “Some facts from Gullible.Info”

  1. Re: It’s not in the dictionary

    I’m not sure. There’s no about page describing the history or anything at all. Gullible would normally mean easily deceived, and yet as near as I can tell the facts are real.

  2. My understanding is that actually people just list stuff at random that is supposed to sound true, whether or not it is actually true, and that some of the information is accurate, and some is not.

    I’m not sure where I heard that though.

  3. Some are real…

    A bunch are real, but kind of hard to back up sometimes. I’m sure the fact about Starbucks owning more land the Catholic Church in New York can be verified true. And I’m sure they cite a bunch of news stories and stories. From what I can tell, they’re pretty good most of the time.

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