Archive for August, 2011

Lie of the Day #1758

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

There’s no such thing as August 31st.

Lie of the Day #1757

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The taco is the most aerodynamic of foods.

Lie of the Day #1756

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Most “transparent” plastic bags really aren’t transparent. They use an intricate array of cameras and projectors to simulate the effect of being transparent.

Lie of the Day #1755

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Most software applications are finished with development well before their projected release dates. They just push back release dates to make you think that the program has more in it than it really does.

Lie of the Day #1754

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

It’s impossible for any four-wheeled vehicle to travel at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour. Anything claiming to go faster is using optical illusions and trickery to deceive you.

Lie of the Day #1753

Friday, August 26th, 2011

As a corollary to Lie #1752, when most commercials talk about a “space-age polymer”, they’re specifically referring to silly putty, but cannot mention by name because it’s trademarked.

Lie of the Day #1752

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Most of the repairs to the International Space Station are done with silly putty.

Lie of the Day #1751

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The word “soup” was developed by a poet who was writing about meals and needed a single word that both described “liquidy, stew-like concoctions” and rhymed with “poop”.

Lie of the Day #1750

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Drinking coffee is just as effective at cleaning your teeth as brushing.

Lie of the Day #1749

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Because of their natural grasping skills, newborn babies are easily stored in the closet for up to 3 hours by having them grab something that looks like a cross between a trapeze bar and a clothes hanger.