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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OMG fact for the day

well, two of them actually, I forgot to post the other one last week.

These are from a tear-off OMG Facts calendar that I received for Christmas, from my niece G.

1. January 10th
So far, man has survived on earth for 2 million years. The dinosaurs lasted 150 million years.

2. January 17th
McDonald's daily customer traffic is 62 million - that's more than the population of Great Britain.

Not all of the facts are worthy of sharing, but I'll put up the ones that I think are.

40 comments:

  1. I'm not one of the Macca's 62 million; but next times someone calls me a dinosaur I'll feel very proud...and smile, thanking them, in return! :)

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    1. Lee; dinosaur did much less damage to the earth than man has done too, another reason to be proud to be called a dinosaur.

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  2. Humans are quite clever. Just when we reach disaster point, we fix things. I am well over any McDonalds food.

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    1. Andrew; not quite clever enough. When we reach disaster point a big show of trying to fix things happens, followed by a bandaid and a consulting committee. I've given up on McDonalds food too, long ago.

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  3. If we last another 150 million years, there will be McD burgers that old, in the land fill mountains.

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    1. Joanne; true! I wonder what future archaeologists will make of those :)

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  4. We won't last as long as the dinos if we keep eating MacDonalds food.

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    1. only slightly confused; that's true, we all need to eat more trees and grasses. Salads will have to do instead, but I don't really want to give up my once a week steak.

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  5. don't ya wish you bought micky D's stock fifty years ago?

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; fifty years ago Micky D's wasn't in Australia, but I do wish I had bought stock when they did arrive.

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  6. Think MacDonald's etc, could cause the end of a 2 million year reign for humanity.

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    1. Sharon Qualls; it's possible, but I think it will be a long drawn out ending, maybe another half million years.

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  7. It's been 27 years since I set foot in a MacDonald's - and I can assure you that I never had more than a cup of coffee and a warm apple pie in any of them at any time. (I will also confess that I used to have a weakness for Burger King Whoppers - but again it must at least 27 years or more since I had one of those!)

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    1. Grace; I don't remember how long since I went into Macca's, but it's been a few years. I tried their coffee and apple pies once, never again, that stuff is awful. They have salads now, but I tried one of those once too and know I can make a nicer tasting salad at home. Our Hungry Jack's is your Burger King and I remember the whoppers, but preferred their flame-grilled chicken burgers.

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  8. McDonalds is my favorite treat. Of course I am a cardiac patient:-( I craved big Macs when I was pregnant with my daughter. Now I have watched the movie about Ray Croc and how he stole the attention from the real inventors of McDonalds. Didn't make me happy.

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    1. Granny Annie; you're a survivor, and I'm glad of that. I've never craved anything Macca's, when I was pregnant I craved fresh tomato sandwiches for one day, then with the second baby I craved fried onion sandwiches for about a month. I hadn't heard about that movie.

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  9. I like reading stuff like this.
    It's fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The Happy Whisk; I have a whole year's worth on the calendar, but not all are good enough to share, in my opinion. Although, I could put one up each day and let you all be the judges of worthiness.

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    2. I get that.
      Some are better than others.
      I just went through your posts.
      Fun stuff you did whilst I was away.
      PS: Man has far to go.

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  10. No Maccas for me. Or for himself.
    Interesting just how long our species has lasted. I do wonder how long we can stretch that record.

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    1. Elephant's Child; we could probably stretch the record, but never as long as the dinosaur regime and there would have to be major changes to allow the earth time to recover from our onslaughts.

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  11. Modern man has only been around for 200,000 years, so more kudos to Dino. But as some one up above said, the Dino's didn't eat Mc D's.

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    1. joeh; modern man for 200,000 years, and caveman, stone age man etc before that, or do you include original man along with us? That's a far cry from the 2 million years stated on the calendar. which makes for quite a poor record, considering the wrongs we have done to mother earth.

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  12. It's fun to read these facts, thanks.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Low carb team member; they are fun and thought provoking too.

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  13. Mickey Dees has never been my favorite but I bet 62 million kids go through there daily easily.

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    1. Jimmy; never been my favourite either, I used to go occasionally for the convenience and the fries, but I gave up on them long ago. it's astonishing how many kids and families seem to eat nothing but Macca's.

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    1. Susan Kane; your McD coffee must be far superior to ours which resembles warmed sludge in my opinion.

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  15. That is a LOT of McDonalds sales . . .

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    1. jenny_o; it certainly is, the founder is probably rolling in cash orat least has enough that he could roll around in it if he wanted, a bit like Scrooge McDuck and his money bins.

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  16. I don't think I've been to McDonald's since my son The Pony went off to college in 2016. Which SEEMS like 150 million years ago.

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    1. Val; yet probably isn't even 150 million minutes.

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  17. The old Dinosaurs lasted a long time.
    Maccas, oh gosh so many people who didn't or don't cook a meal!

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; it isn't always about not having time either. Many people these days just don't know how to cook, having been raised on take away foods themselves. It's a sad state of affairs.

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  18. OK, that's a lot of Big Macs being sold! When I was a kid in Aus, some of the kids said absolutely their burgers are made out of kangaroo meat there. Which... I don't really believe but if it's true they are very tasty. :)

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    1. Happy Elf Christine; of course they weren't made of kangaroo, I heard that too, but these days there are places that make kangaroo burgers. I don 't thinks Macca's is one of them. When the kids were all at home I sometimes bought kangaroo mince and made burgers with it, kangaroo steaks too for the barbie. There was a stall in the Cenral Market that sold only Kangaroo meat, for human consumption of course. Not Pet Food Grade, that is always packaged and sold separately in stores.

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  19. Hi River,

    What's this? Dinosaurs are extinct? And to think that McDonald's sells to more customers in a day than the entire population of the UK. What a lot of Happy Meals!

    Gary 😀

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  20. Gary; yes, sadly dinosaurs are extinct. Have you worked out just how many happy meals that is?

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    1. Actually, probably zero happy meals because I reckon consuming a happy meal doesn't make one any happier. More like a bad case of indigestion.

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