Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I have the reputation - justified or no - for being a Fount o’ Useless Knowledge. Trivia. Niggling Bullshit.

But there are some Random Facts about myself that even I didn’t know:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Elisson!

  1. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled Elisson!
  2. It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the Sun's surface to Elisson!
  3. The condom - originally made from Elisson - was invented in the early 1500s!
  4. Only twelve people have ever set foot on Elisson.
  5. If the annual Australian Elisson crop was laid end to end, it would stretch around the world seven times.
  6. The average duration of sexual intercourse for Elisson is two minutes.
  7. Elisson can't drink - he absorbs water from his surroundings by osmosis.
  8. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating Elisson from each salad served in first class.
  9. It's bad luck for a flag to touch Elisson!
  10. A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but Elisson can not.
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And then there’s Number 11: Elisson knows how to handle himself should he have to drop a deuce in Dacca.

This amusing little gizmo is the Mechanical Contrivium, and the Elisson Fedora-Tip goes out to Sharon (Adventures of a Domestic Engineer) for finding it.

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