It has recently been pointed out to me that I am one of those people to look up stuff on the internet ALL the time. I have thought about it before when I had hours of internet time at work... but I am from the generation of always having the world at my fingertips, I can't help myself. I remember countless times Sam and I would be having a disagreement on something or other, what color something is, the actor in some movie, where a specific type of vegetable comes from... see, anything. And, the next day while sitting at work I would google it and quickly find the answer... usually on Wikipedia.com... a wonderful website. The difference between me and insufferable know-it-all is I would just keep this new knowledge to myself... well actually most of the time I would tell Jeremy (my boss, office-mate and friend) and be like "HA! I was right!" or "did you know..." (when Sam was right) but I wouldn't go home and do that to Sam. I don't think he even knows that I would look it up the next day.
All this google-ing has made me a mess of facts... useless knowledge that is stored up in my brain taking space because you really only argue about that one specific thing once in your life. I also am amazed by facts and figures... I guess this is why I went to school for science and math... but here are some interesting facts and figures about you guys:
Hello Russia, Poland, Pakistan and Israel... and the one person who checked me out via their IPod! Here is a funny quote I found also:
------Jocks vs Nerds----
Michael Jordan having "retired," with $40 million in endorsements, makes $178,100 a day, working or not.
If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.
If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.
If he decides to have a 5-minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.
He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage.
He'll make $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.
If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.
If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.
He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round.
Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax deferred account (401k), his contributions will hit the federal cap of $9500 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.
If you were given a penny for every 10 dollars he made, you'd be living comfortably at $65,000 a year.
He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics, and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.
While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5600.
This year, he'll make more than twice as much as all U.S. past presidents for all of their terms combined. Amazing isn't it?
If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 450 years, he'll still have less than Bill Gates has today.
$$$ Game over. Nerd wins.
Now go forth and GOOGLE and fill your mind with pointless facts! :)
Its what the cool kids do.
Now I am going to watch some mind numbing tv...