Office Trivia

Did You Know?

If you're reading this blog, you probably work in an office and you've come here for my sage advice on a variety of topics or my latest product recommendation to make your workday easier.  Well, today, instead of imparting my usual wisdom, I decided to share some fun/interesting facts relating to the office.
 


…Some 160 billion emails are sent daily – more than 2 million per second – by 1.2 billion email senders. 97% of it is spam.

…The first pencil factory in the United States was built in New York City in 1861. 

…You can remove permanent marker from a dry-erase board by writing over it with a dry-erase marker and then erasing it.

…No piece of dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half. 

…If you lay a strip of clear tape onto a file folder tab before applying the file folder label, the label will peel off easily when you want to reuse the folder.  

…Over 2500 left-handed people are killed each year from using products made for right-handed people. (This was an interesting one, not a fun one.  Just wanted to clarify that.)

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…If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19.  You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. 

…An office chair with wheels travels 8 miles a year. 

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…Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. 

…Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

…Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Sorry, I couldn't resist this one!   (But you're too busy trying to fold that piece of paper more than 7 times aren't you?)

Sorry, I couldn't resist this one!  

(But you're too busy trying to fold that piece of paper more than 7 times aren't you?)