These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Trivia

Yay! It is actually Tuesday!!

To my exasperation, I accidentally deleted my folder full of accumulated trivia!! So I went on a search. Just for you!!! Here we go .............

On average, 80 people shoot at the Goodyear blimp each


The last stagecoach holdup took place in Tennessee on
October 15, 1882.


George Lumley, aged 104, married Mary Dunning, aged 10, in Nortallerton, England on August 25, 1783. She was the great-great granddaughter of the woman who'd broken her engagement to Lumley, eighty years before.


The average age for first time brides is 24.5 years. For
grooms it's 26.5 years.

Obviously didn't include the above fact!!!

Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced
at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.

Talk about inflation!!!

The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.

Well, that takes the mystery out of it, doesn't it? And half of the fun, too. shoot.

Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing heroin
in 1898.

Bayer? Coca Cola? Wow!

Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.

Aren't you glad?
And my personal favorite:

In the course of an average lifetime, while sleeping you might eat around 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders, or more.

Yummy! just seven minutes to a midnight snack!!! Now don't you wish you'd taken longer to fall asleep??? LOL!!


  1. Ok, ok I must protest. I freaked out over the 10-spiders-a year fact a while back and looked it up on Snopes, and they said it wasn't true! Oh please, please let it not be true!!!!

  2. Sandra - I donno. I'm just like other "reporters." I just write it; I don't verify it. snort!! Glad I could help!

  3. Okay. I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing the last one.

    The rest of it will make great conversation at parties!

  4. I am so glad you took the time to find these for us!!! Really!!! They always give me something to think about or laugh about...what do you call that marriage? It's a lot more than May-December!!! Decades and disasters?!? I would assume it was never consumated...correction, I would hope it was never consumated...I'm imagining an old carrot curled up at the bottom of my fridge...

  5. Lynilu, your trivia cracked me up this morning!!!

    Too bad Levi's aren't that cheap now.

    Let me have a coke to wash down my bayer, please!!!

    LOL!!!!!!! I LOVE it.

  6. PS. And I LOVE Sherry's comment about the old carrot curled up in the bottom of her fridge. LOL!!! Can I assume the old carrot is shriveled up as well???

  7. The only one I already knew was the seven minutes to fall asleep one. I'm going to pretend I never heard the spiders one. ACK.

  8. Jen - I think we could all block that one!! Have fun with the factoids!

    Sherry - OMG!!! I'm losing it over your last sentence!!! EEuuuwwww!

    Daisy - This seemed to be a more-than-usual funny group, didn't it? I cracked up at Sherry's comment, too!!

    Patti - I think we should all accept Sandra's research and disbelieve that we have such midnight snacks!! nasty!!!!

  9. LOL!! Daisy, you made me laugh...come on've had one of those old carrots that just sort of goes "limp" this TMI?!?! Oh is eating spiders!! I was going to say "I'd rather eat a limp carrot" but who knows what you'd make of that!!! Talk about naughty or nice!!! :)

  10. You're cracking me up, Sherry!

  11. A Asperin cola speedball WOO HOOO

    And it takes care of the cold

  12. Now I'm going to be afraid to go to sleep :)

  13. Jeans under $ THAT'S what I'm talking about!!!

    Ok, so this bug thing happens when you're asleep??? Now that's just SICK...literally. Wonder if my lack of love for bugs is why it takes me so long to fall asleep? I think the spiders get tired of waiting for me to fall they just leave...rolling their eyes, LOL

    I just don't know how to...uh, thank you for this info...really, I don't :-). Have a beautiful weekend anyways!

  14. The last fact was so gross...I don't mind insects...but eating my thing...


    The Egel Nest

  15. Sherry - What? I made something outta something?? Huh??? Me???

    Jenster - She has a way of doing that, doesn't she?

    Walker - Does that really work? I've heard that it actually doesn't, but I was always too chicken to find out! LOL!

    Annie - Well, let's hope that Sandra's information is correct!

    Dawn - This has cracked me up! Have you noticed that most comments completely overlooked the other items, because the last one just grossed everyone out altogether?? LOL!

    Yay! Cheap jeans!!

    Bradley - When I was about junior high age, I tried fried grasshoppers (actually not bad) and chocolate covered ants (just crunchy chocolate). Now the thought makes me shudder!!!

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