- Ants never sleep.
- Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
- The parachute was invented by DiVinci in 1515.
- Betty Boop was originally designed as a dog
- Most of Disney's Atlantis characters were designed from an anime comic book called Nadia, though they adamantly deny it. Check it out!
- the new U2 song "Walk On" was written for Michael Hutchince, lead singer of INXS, who accidentally killed himself while performing auto-erotic asphyxiation(maybe) a few years ago
- snake antivenom is made of horse's blood
- If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
- No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, month, and purple.
- Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
- The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
- The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
- The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
- Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
- Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with "rejoice."
- In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."
- Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
- More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
- A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
- Dec 17, 1989: Bartholomew J. Simpson's birthday.
- See! Pokemon IS evil!: Dec 17 1997 "Pokemon", an anime program geared towards youngsters on Japanese television, induced seizures in at least 750 children througout Japan. The offending scene was a "vaccine bomb" followed by red flashing in the eyes of a rat being. Of those affected, 200 were still in the hospital with quasi-epileptic seizures a full day after the broadcast.
- Peanuts are not nuts, they're legumes.
- The most popular nut in the world is the almond.
- The average human eye can distinguish about 500 different shades of gray.
- The word bell comes from the Anglo-Saxon word bellan, meaning "to roar" or "to bellow."
- The bagpipe is mentioned in the Bible, and historians believe that it originated in Sumaria.
- A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).
- About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.
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, May 20, 2008
Miscellaneous trivia with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to how aI chose it for today. I feel no rhyme or reason myself!! Yep, I'm random today. :D