There are many things that fill up a person’s mind. Often these things seem unimportant and seem to take up a lot of mental space; until you need to know them, then they are critical. As an aside many of those things I learned from my father, your grandfather. He really knows, or knew, a lot of things; he probably has the biggest fund of general knowledge of anyone I ever met. I have a pretty good sized fund myself. I couldn’t possibly think of all the things here that come in handy and are important, but here goes just a few.
There are three teaspoon in a tablespoon, two cups in a pint, two pints in a quart and four quarts in a gallon. A pint is a pound the world around. Five feet is sixty inches. Right for tight, left for loose (or as your father says righty tight, lefty loosey). If you put tape on a wall before you put in a nail it won’t make a messy hole when you move out. Adding salt to oil and vinegar makes a vinagrette dressing. Cleaning your toilets with vinegar will prevent the growth of germs. You can clean glass (like your windshield) with glass cleaner and newspaper, it will be streak free. Salt will take a spill out of a carpet and soda water will take a stain out of your shirt if you are out on a date. You can occasionally take Tylenol and Advil within an hour of each other if the fever doesn’t go down. Don’t eat dairy with the stomach flu; eat the BRAT diet, bananas, rices, apples and toast. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Carry your wallet in your front pocket in the city.
There is so much important trivia it is mind boggling but this stuff comes in handy so collect it, remember it, believe it. The things here are just examples of the things you might need in life. You never know when you will need to know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon.