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    Hi all,

    Prediction: offices will be "paperless" by the year 2000, said George Pake, former head of research at Xerox, in 1975. Pake claimed the use of printed paper would decline dramatically as offices "turned to electronic files accessed at the touch of a button."

    Reality: In 2002, the world's offices used 43% more paper than they did in 1999, says a study from the University of California at Berkley, reported in New Scientist.

    Best Regards

    Marc
    Free business resources - www.BusinessBlogsHub.com

  • #2
    Hi Marc

    Time to set up an interesting trivia file.

    Regards
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    • #3
      Hello!

      We could call it muppets room!

      Best Regards

      Marc
      Free business resources - www.BusinessBlogsHub.com

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      • #4
        Hi Marc

        NO you won't. I'll change my nickname.

        Regards
        "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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        • #5
          Useless trivia

          Did you know that it's also impossible to lick your elbow?

          TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be written using one line of your keyboard and 'GO' is the shortest sentence.

          There is no word in the english language that rhymes with 'Month'

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          • #6
            And elephants can't jump.

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            • #7
              2o quickies.

              1. Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
              2. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with the words orange, purple, or silver, or month.
              3. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Wonder what it did to his liver?) That researcher also invented microwave popcorn.
              4. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
              5. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
              6. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
              7. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
              8. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. (Hmm, wonder why.)
              9. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
              10. The king of hearts on playing cards is the only king without a moustache.
              11. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
              12. No piece of paper can be folded in half consecutively more than 7 times (doubling factor... you end up folding 27 == 128 sheets of paper).
              13. Francis Bacon died in his attempt to find a better way to serve food. He caught a case of pneumonia while attempting to stuff a chicken with snow. Ironically, the chicken survived the ordeal.
              14. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit will damage it.
              15. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
              16. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
              17. Most lipstick contains fish scales. Yum.
              18. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
              19. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
              20. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm!

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              • #8
                Wow - where did you guys get this stuff??

                Muppet?? Wheres our research consultant when you need him!

                Best Regards

                Marc
                Free business resources - www.BusinessBlogsHub.com

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                • #9
                  too much time on your hands

                  Marcus - can I team up with you in a pub quiz sometime?

                  There is a book published here in the UK called Schotts Original Book of Miscellany that has interesting facts and figures and words to songs, names of greek gods etc + much much more.... and the follow-up is Food and Drink Miscellany.

                  Author: Ben Scott
                  Worth a read !!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Guys

                    Facetious and abstemious are about the only two English words that contain all the vowels in alphabetical order.

                    More useless information to follow.

                    Regards.
                    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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                    • #11
                      Hi Guys

                      Here is an absolutely useless story which is quite intriguing but simple reason.

                      Severe stresses were expected, yet recent events seemed extreme. Even the experts were perplexed.

                      Where were the three elected regents? Where were the eleven respected clerks? Where were the seventeen esteemed referees? Where were these menwhen we needed them? Elsewhere!

                      The regents sneered, the clerks jeered. The referees rebelled, then rejected the secret decree. The clerks embezzled the regents' defense settlement; were themselves expelled. The referees were reversed, the clerks then sentenced.

                      Where end these senseless excesses? Where? When? Here? There? Next week?Next September? Next December? Ever? Never?

                      Yes gentlemen, these events tell the essence, yet remember: rejected extremes set precedents nevertheless!

                      Regards
                      "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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                      • #12
                        Geez Muppet - you would have to be smoking some strong stuff to understand that !!!

                        Am I missing something here?

                        Love this thread - you never know when you need some useless facts to hand.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Inzvestor

                          I'll have you know that I am a non smoker.

                          Keep looking you will see what is missing or what has only been used.

                          Regards
                          "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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                          • #14
                            Muppet - that makes 2 of us !! (nonsmokers)

                            Still digesting the sentences - mind boggling stuff......

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                            • #15
                              Hi Inzvestor

                              The tension is building. If you haven't worked out what it is, I'll tell all tomorrow nite.

                              Regards
                              "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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