My name is Jameson Jones. I've lived all of my twenty-four years in the small town of Newbury, Ohio. I was born there, and I will die there if I can help it. My dad died last year, and Mom's getting older, so it's not looking too good for me to be going anywhere. I guess I'll just stay put here and get a job and try to keep up with school as best I can until I can get myself into something that doesn't involve too much work. It'd be nice if it was something I wanted to do, but since that doesn't seem to be the case, I suppose I'd better make do with something that will at least get me some decent money.
That's about the only thing I have going for me.
Well, that, and this one single other thing.
That other thing is a list of odd facts that I can recite on demand, any time, anywhere.
It goes …
There is a website that displays the human population in real time.
A bird native to Africa is the most common in the world.
The average human is a young, right-handed man from China.
Less than a fourth of Americans are over 60.
South Sudan isn’t even old enough to see an R-rated movie.
Chesapeake Bay oysters were saved.
Only nine rare coins from 1933 survived.
Almost a tenth of every human to ever walk the Earth is still alive.
The ozone is healing.
More whales are in NY now than a decade ago.
The fastest growing nail is on your longest finger on your dominant hand.
Our favorite children’s book author is Dr. Soice.
Antarctica is so cold it could kill you just by breathing.
The quietest place on Earth is at Microsoft.
Live out your ‘Little Mermaid’ fantasy in Florida.
People tweet happier when there is more sun.
Look to the stars to see the “dog days of summer.”
Frisbees used to be pie tins.
A two acre island is the world’s most densely populated.