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Some useless facts my newspaper printed today:

- one of six internists in Germany has been beaten by a patient
- Radio Finland broadcasts news in Latin every Friday and Saturday
- George Bush and Saddam Hussein shared te same shoemaker: Artioli from Italy
- bashing your head against the wall burns about 150 calories an hour
- one litre of printing ink from Hewlett Packard costs more than a litre of Chanel No. 5
- by selling 627 records in one week you can make rank 84 of the German album charts
- Cajus Julius Caesar is a member of the German Bundestag
- before signing the embargo on Cuban products, JFK had his spokesman supply him with 1200 Havana cigars
- the British Queen is a learnt truck mechanic (I actually knew that before, but I find it just great, so I couldn't help mentioning it)
- you can use Viagra for keeping cut flowers fresh
- cut an onion and rub it on the soles of your feet; about an hour later you have the taste of onions in your mouth
and my personal favourite:
- in Japan you can buy a DVD called "Crush by Venus": eroticism for men whose fetish are dominas crushing model trains with their boots. Don't believe this? Take a look

There were a lot more, taken from the book "Neon Unn├╝tzes Wissen", that obviously contains nothing else but useless facts - I'm tempted to buy it XD
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Today I was reminded of why I tend to buy the stuff I want/need (CDs, DVDs, books etc) on the internet instead of just going to the shops.
I want to read Russell T. Davies' "The Writer's Tale". But, thinking it might be a good idea to support my local bookshop, I ordered it there and not on amazon. Guy in the shop told me it'll take 10-14 days (I'm not in the UK, so the shop had to order it from there) - ok for me. But that was on December, 1st! So today I'm going in to check on my order. Same guy - he looks it up and is like "Hm, my computer says the book's not been released yet." Hello??? I tell him that can't be right, and he checks on the net, coming to the same conclusion: the book has been out since September. Congratulations! Now - after 4 weeks of waiting - he tells me that he obviously can't get the book for me. Not that he could have phoned me in the meantime, after all they have my phone number and they should get notice of some kind from their distributor if he can't deliver an article. Thanks very much.
The upshot was that now I cancelled the order at the shop and (surprise) ordered on amazon.de. Estimated delivery: tomorrow! I just love the internet.

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