Useless But Cool Statistics

Today is Sunday, July 21, 2024 and the local time is 12:19 PM CDT

This blog has existed for 7384 days (20.2 years).

As of right now, there are 1,741 posts on this blog.

It is 164 days until New Years Day on January 1.

It is 102 days until Halloween on October 31.

It is 196 days until Groundhog Day on February 2.

I first started using GPS navigation 18.9 years ago.

MTV first aired 43 years ago.

The oldest email I have is 23.8 years old.

5 years ago was 2019.
10 years ago was 2014.
20 years ago was 2004.
30 years ago was 1994.
40 years ago was 1984.
50 years ago was 1974.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released 25.2 years ago.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was released 22.2 years ago.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was released 19.2 years ago.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released 47.2 years ago.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released 44.2 years ago.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released 41.2 years ago.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released 44.6 years ago.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released 42.1 years ago.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was released 40.1 years ago.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was released 37.7 years ago.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was released 35.1 years ago.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was released 32.6 years ago.

The last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 30.2 years ago.

The last episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine aired 25.1 years ago.

The last episode of Star Trek: Voyager aired 23.2 years ago.

TRON was released 42 years ago.

Back to the Future was released 39.1 years ago.

The Black Hole was released 44.6 years ago.

The Breakfast Club was released 39.4 years ago.

Fantasia was released 83.7 years ago.

Jurassic Park was released 31.1 years ago.

The Dark Crystal was released 41.6 years ago.

Superman: The Movie was released 45.6 years ago.

Batman was released 35.1 years ago.

Dragonheart was released 28.1 years ago.

The Shawshank Redemption was released 29.8 years ago.

The Great Muppet Caper was released 43.1 years ago.

The Blues Brothers was released 44.1 years ago.

Clerks was released 29.8 years ago.

Clerks II was released 18 years ago.

Mallrats was released 28.8 years ago.

The first Ford Model A was delivered 121 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 3.1 was released 32.3 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 95 was released 28.9 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 98 was released 26.1 years ago.

Microsoft Windows ME was released 23.9 years ago.

Microsoft Windows XP was released 22.7 years ago.

Microsoft Windows Vista was released 17.5 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 7 was released 14.7 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 8 was released 11.7 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 was released 10.8 years ago.

Microsoft Windows 10 was released 9 years ago.

AOL Instant Messenger shut down 6.6 years ago.

Prior to that, AOL Instant Messenger had operated for 20.6 years.

Yahoo! Mail is 26.8 years old.

Yahoo! itself is 29.4 years old.

Hotmail is 28 years old.

Microsoft itself is 49.3 years old.

Gmail is 20.3 years old.

Google itself is 25.9 years old.

The World Wide Web is 33 years old.

The United States of America is 243.4 years old.

General bits of advice to make your life easier

  • A cheap Casio wristwatch (especially the type with a "10 year battery") will outlast any smartphone.
  • The fastest and easiest way to jot a note is on a cheap memo pad.
  • Use pencils to jot down notes with and a manual pencil sharpener to sharpen pencils with. You never have to worry about running out of ink, nor do you need to worry about replacing batteries in the sharpener since it's manually operated.
  • If you need to remember the name/brand/type of something you bought (example: a specific laundry detergent), take a photo of the package with your phone and mark it as a "favorite" in your phone's photo gallery app.
  • If you need to remember where you parked in a large parking lot, again, take a reference photo with your phone, then refer back to it when leaving the store so you can find your car.
  • For any really important documents you have, save them twice to two separate USB pendrives. And if it's super important, also print out a hard copy.
  • It is worth it to have a cheap compass and road atlas in your car. You may never have to use them, but if you ever do, you'll be very glad to have them.
  • Always get a paper receipt anywhere you shop. The paper receipt is sometimes the only thing you have to get a refund if need be, or be used to prove where you were at a specific date/time since all receipts have that information printed on them. (The date/time info can be confirmed where you made the purchase.)