Useless information in my brain

It’s strange the useless information that floats around in the brain, remaining there even though it (a) hasn’t been used for years, and (b) is entirely useless anyway. For instance, floating around in my brain, weaving its way in and out and around the first seventy-five digits of pi (don’t ask), is the fact that the average person, on average, averagely blinks every six seconds.

This fact probably isn’t actually correct. I don’t know. I don’t know where it came from, who verified it, who did the research. Could have been the Ponds Institute, I don’t know. I just know this: that every time I think that average people blink every six seconds, I try to check my own blinking to make sure it’s every six seconds. And it never works. I end up blinking much faster.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.