Friday, March 12, 2010

Were You Aware?

Some fun facts to know and love

  • The phrase "Did You Know?" is copyrighted by Scholastic...and they are extremely litigious.

  • It is illegal to fish from the back of a giraffe in Idaho. You must also have the sheriff's permission to buy a chicken after dark.

  • It is physically impossible for a pig to look up into the sky.

  • On average a human will spend two entire weeks of their lives kissing.

  • Speaking of kissing...were you aware that more babies are conceived in December than in any other month? Merry Christmas.

  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

  • Lucille Ball (of I Love Lucy and head of Desilu Productions) single handedly kept the original Star Trek television show from being cancelled during it's first season.

  • Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes alone a day together. [I couldn't believe this!]

  • Count Von Count of Sesame Street is based on actual vampire myth. According to lore, one way to deter vampires is to throw mustard seeds outside of a door or place a fishing net outside of a window because vampires are compelled to count the seeds or holes in the net and will then be delayed until the sun rises.

  • We can never truly measure the circumference or the area of a circle because we can never truly know the value of pi. Pi is an irrational number, meaning its digits go on forever in a seemingly random sequence.

  • Were you aware that if you click the "Home" link on this blog you will be taken to my home page where you will find ALL SORTS OF GOODIES that will be changing all the time? Seriously-favorite posts, a way to subscribe, and (soon!) polls? Enjoy!

5 comments:

singedwingangel said...

4 minutes alone?? Seriously I cna see that.. Especially with the hours mine works.. Good thing to know about giraffes, guess I will cancel my fishing trip now...

Vodka Logic said...

I believe the 4 minutes alone... hence the only 2 weeks of kissing. I have to work on thiss

dusty earth mother said...

four minutes? you guys get that much time with your spouse? lucky you's...

good list, Mrs. M. I do adore a fun fact.

Bossy Betty said...

I am still trying to comprehend the pig/sky thing. This could take me awhile. Is this why they love mud puddles--because they can see the reflection of the sky there?

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I'm glad to say my husband and I do better than just 4 minutes alone a day. We at least eat breakfast together every day and sometimes walk the dog together and watch TV together. Saturdays, we do errands together.