20200727 Factoid: Kirkland Brand Better than the Name Brand

Did You Know This… Factoid? — 20200727

A collection of unusual facts, trivia and minutiae harvested from the Internet and other places of intrigue.

Factoid – 20200727

“Factoid: A brief or trivial item of news or information.”


Costco’s Kirkland brand items are as good as or better than the name brand item in any given category and often manufactured by the name brand company!

 

Adam Keesling explains why the assertion above is true and how he reached that conclusion:

“The answer is this: they get the best manufacturers in the world — who already have products on Costco shelves — to make Kirkland products. Yeah, you read that right. While customers might not know it, Kirkland products are often made by the same manufacturers who make the branded products that sit next to them on the shelves.”

It is a fascinating story and you can read it HERE – How Costco Convinces Brands to Cannibalize Themselves: An unlikely marriage where both sides win.

 
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Did You Know This… Factoid? — 20200719


A collection of unusual facts, trivia and minutiae harvested from the Internet and other places of intrigue.

Factoid – 20200719

“Factoid: A brief or trivial item of news or information.”


The fact that Humpty Dumpty is an egg is never mentioned in the original text of the story!


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.


Read more trivia about Humpty Dumpty HERE

 
See previous Factoids HERE [ Sorry, but this is the first post so as of now, there are no others, but there will be soon!]


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SignEdge: An Au Contraire Wine

Wine labels are really a new art form. With so many good to very good wines available at very reasonable prices, vineyards need a way to catch the eye of the prospective buyer.

I suppose a very bright label might spark an interest in one type of customer while a more subtle, but still clever label might attract another personality type.

As for me, I enjoy any wine label that is “different” which brings me to today’s SignEdge label from the Taub Family via the Russian River Valley.


Here is the back label which is somewhat hard to read, but I think you will get the idea that they are proud of David. S. Taub, the company’s founder.


You can read some of the history and story behind the wine at Palm Bay International.

 
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SignEdge: Bloody Mess in Holbrook, AZ

Many towns in the United States and probably around the world have streets with clever names. A few that come to mind quickly from my area of the globe, i.e. Cave Creek, AZ are …


Ho Hum Road

and


Lucky Land

While Ho Hum, Easy and Lucky are “cute” and unusual names for streets and roads, on a recent trip to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Park we witnessed something less cute, but just as interesting in Holbrook, AZ. Low and behold, there was a street just prior to crossing over the railroad tracks that had a very morbid name.

Lucky Land

ucket of Blood St. - Map
Via Apple Maps

How the Bucket of Blood St. received its name is not that clear. There are a couple of theories on the Internet. The most popular explanation perhaps, dates back to the late 1800s when Holbrook was a rough and tumble gunslinging town with gambling, prostitution and lots of violence.

Apparently Terril’s Cottage Saloon played host to a tremendous gunfight after which the floor was so covered with blood that it nearly filled a bucket. From that point forward the emporium became known as the Bucket of Blood Saloon.

The saloon survived as Route 66 became a popular thoroughfare and it eventually evolved into a roadside attraction in the 20th century. The saloon no longer exists, but the street name serves as a reminder of Holbrook’s notorious past.

Source*

 
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Vide – Ohs: Ditch This Sport – Canal Jumping

Our last video introduced the somewhat strange sport of Headis; well…maybe more than “somewhat” strange. Today’s post is about another unusual sport that has its roots in the history of Holland with all of its canals.

How far would you be able to jump? Would you even be able to get to the jumping part?

 

More Vide – Ohs

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Kicked to the Curb: Parking with a Smile

Description: I don’t know if you have looked down at the roads and parking lots when you travel, but there are some very interesting items being discarded in these areas. I decided they were worth recording and perhaps discussing a bit. It seems that our current culture is leaving some interesting finds for future anthropologists.


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Continuing our “Kicked to the Curb” series I ask if you can identify this item found in a Lowes Home Store parking lot in Phoenix, AZ. What is that item to which the yellow arrow is pointing?


parking lot toothbrush

If you haven’t guessed, it is a toothbrush.


parking lot toothbrush

Of course it is hard to say how much of that wear and tear is from dental hygiene usage and how much is from parking lot abuse. One might also question how this item arrived at this particular location; Hmmm!

 
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SignEdge: Wash Hands – Common Decency

I don’t know about you, but it is quite a turnoff when visiting a bathroom in a public establishment, watching people use the facilities AND then leaving without washing their hands. Some try to dribble a couple of drops of plain water across their palms, but really that doesn’t count

You can imagine my surprise when I was made aware of this sign found in many California bathrooms. Thank you CA!




Yes, common decency demands you wash your hands! Yes, YOU!

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An Out of This World Fruit

While I was shopping a week ago and I happened to walk around the produce section of my local Fry’s supermarket, I noticed the following gold and orange-ish item that was being displayed next to the avocados.


donut or Saturn peach

It looked like a peach, but it was squat like a turbin or one of those small decorative pumpkins. It wasn’t completely round like most peaches. And then I noticed this sign:


donut peach sign

These peaches, as noted below, are also called Saturn peaches so they really are “out of this world!”

I am not against donuts in any shape or form, but I have never heard of a donut peach. Have you? Here is another picture just for the record.


donut or Saturn peach

Upon investigation, I found this information:

Saturn’ peaches have an unusually flat shape, and are named for their resemblance to the rings of Saturn. They’re also called ‘Donut’ or ‘Doughnut’ peaches. In fact, many supermarkets package the flat peaches in long boxes like those used for doughnuts, and market them as a good-for-you snack food.

Via Mother Earth News

The Guardian Also had an article about them as well:

Doughnut peaches – the new craze

Who knew?

 

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SignEdge: Angling Speed Limit

It isn’t often that one sees a speed limit sign that doubles down on the number 45. Not only does this sign mean 45 mph, it seems to hanging close to a 45-degree angle of sorts.




45 Angle or MPH



45 Angle or MPH

 

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Disoriented on the Sandwich Express

We were recently out and about on a hiking trip and on the way we decided to stop to pick up some sandwiches for a meal later in the day. As we were traveling through one of the towns, we visited a supermarket to peruse their sandwich offerings.

This was part of the display of sandwiches which caught my interest.



Do you see why this might be a problem? The person who stocked the cooler with sandwiches put them upside down relative to the customer’s perspective. There were all sorts of head twisting and turning before I finally decided upon the Tuna Salad Croissant which, by the way, was quite good!

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