CLOSE
Original image

Tuesday Turnip

Original image

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."

Today I typed in "common 100 years ago" "“ unearthing the following curious entries:

  • Niacin deficiency, known as pellagra, was common 100 years ago but today is extremely rare.
  • Smoking is no more acceptable than chewing tobacco and spitting on the floor - a habit that was very common 100 years ago and would horrify people now.
  • Plans have been announced to save the British short story. The genre, common 100 years ago, is now, like the red squirrel, a seriously endangered species, according to its supporters.
  • The count began in 1900, when ornithologist Frank Chapman organized a bird census to protest the indiscriminate shooting that was common 100 years ago.
  • Essay tests were common 100 years ago, but they were too expensive to give to everybody everywhere. That's why they were replaced by machine-scored multiple choice tests.
  • "Some seven men form an association", in the rarely-performed Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Utopia Limited, is often quoted by legal writers as evidence that corporate fraud was as common 100 years ago as it is today.
  • While 'one-stop shopping' was quite common 100 years ago with general stores dotting the landscape, we have slowly evolved to a retail dynamic that specializes along category lines.
  • Rather than roll dice, toss coins, or pick balls from urns--methods that were common 100 years ago--today they often use random numbers drawn from a table or generated by a computer.
  • Single parenting was just as common 100 years ago as today [ed note: say wha?]
  • Illegitimacy and extra marital affairs were just as common 100 years ago as they are today, our forebears were just more adept at keeping them secret.

Original image
Tuesday Turnip
Original image

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today, I typed in "the most points ever scored" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

What is the most points ever scored in a single NFL game? The most points in an NFL game is 72 by the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966.

Turnip #2

What is the most points ever scored in a MLB baseball game? The highest scoring baseball game was played between Chicago and Philadelphia on August 25, 1922. The final score was Chicago 26 and Philadelphia 23.

Turnip #3

What is the most points ever scored by one person in an NFL football game? Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals holds the single-game scoring record with 40 points scored in a Nov. 28, 1929, game against the Chicago Bears. Nevers scored six touchdowns and added four extra points in the game.

Turnip #4

What is the most points ever scored in an nba game? In Dec 13 1983, The Detroit - Denver match scored 186-184. It's by far the most points ever scored!

Turnip #5

what is the most points ever scored in a nba game? (single player) Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game, with 100!

Turnip #6

What NHL team has scored the most points in a game? The most goals scored by one team in an NHL game was 16. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3 on March 3, 1920.

Turnip #7

Jim Bottomley set the Major League record for RBIs in a single game, with 12, on September 16, 1924 (since tied by Mark Whiten).

Original image
Tuesday Turnip
Original image

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Keeping with the theme of my post yesterday about the most expensive wines ever sold, today I typed in "the most expensive in the world" unearthing the following:

Turnip #1

They are luxurious, they are trustworthy, they are fast and they are also the most expensive in the world...

Turnip #2

Visitors to New York may gasp that locals frequently pay $20 for a single cocktail. But the Big Apple turns out to be cheaper than 26 other world cities. If you really want to feel sticker shock, try relocating to Luanda, Angola. The oil-rich capital city is the most expensive in the world for expatriates, a study released Tuesday shows.

Turnip #3

Avatar ticket prices will go up next week in China because the demand is so great, which means the ticket prices for the movie in IMAX-3D will be the highest in the world!

Turnip #4

A rare book by America's most famous bird artist, John James Audubon, billed as the most expensive in the world, is going under the hammer...

Turnip #5

We know that getting a good night’s rest is extremely important, so why worry with sleepless nights when you can always sink your head down onto a soft pillow and mattress? You can do so with what is deemed to be the most expensive bed in the world, thanks to Parnian Furniture from Arizona.

Turnip #6

Sold in the British capital London apartment believed to be the most expensive in the world worth 140 million pounds sterling

Turnip #7

The US College system is the most expensive in the world and not always the best concerning quality.

SECTIONS

More from mental floss studios