Right … It’s Friday and it’s time to  … PIN BACK YOUR LUGHOLES (ears) …. for you are going to be Educationamalised!

Factoid for you Friday  Fun

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

 

It is impossible to out-swim a shark .

The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph).

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant

A snail has two pairs of tentacles on its head. One pair is longer than the other and houses the eyes. The shorter pair is used for smelling and feeling its way around.

In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.  Technically though, the driest place on earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

A house fly lives only 14 days. (but not if Mr.Cobs and his fly swat is near!)

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.  Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica.  This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.  As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.  Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it) Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.

In the United States:  The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

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An Anagram of:
“To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”
Is:
“In one of the Bard’s best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten”

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Fake trees were invented by a company who made toilet bowl brushes, the Addis Brush Company.  Regardless of how far the technology has come, it’s still interesting to know the first fake Christmas trees were really just big green toilet bowl brushes.

And  ….

Did you know…  The can opener was invented  48 years after  cans were introduced!

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My Contract states that I HAVE to leave you with a smile or a chuckle if it tickles you in the right place.  So ….  here goes:

Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted by the Army.

On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon the Army barber sheared off all his hair.

On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon the Army dentist yanked out seven of his teeth.

On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap.

The Army has been looking for Herman for 51 years.

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Happy Friday my lovely blogging friends.  If you’ve got this far and are still alive  reading then I’m so proud of you for getting through the whole course and your certificate is in the post.  You are now far more Educationamalised than you were a little while ago.

I’m wishing you a truly fabulous Friday, and a truly terrific weekend.

Enjoy every moment of it.  Don’t wait for another day.  Don’t put off doing something until you’ve lost 10lbs.  Don’t bother about the spot on your chin.  Don’t worry that you don’t feel you have the right outfit.  Who cares if you’ll be by yourself doing ‘it’ – walking in the park;  Taking photo’s of the ducks on the lake;  Shopping for something or other.  Just do it.  Don’t put it off.  Do it today.  Now.  Or … this weekend.

Take care of yourself … and each other.  And … whatever you decide to do with your weekend or where-ever you decided to go …  may your God go with you.

Sending huge squidges ~

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  1. I always learn so much from your Friday posts. Although, I have to admit, it always throws me for a bit of a loop. You see, currently it is Thursday in my little piece of the world. In the summer, I always have to double check what day it is! (Teachers and their breaks)

    I knew there is no way that I would ever swim faster than a shark. However, it is heartening to know that I may have a chance if ever faced with a vicious seahorse. 🙂

    I honestly didn’t know that 1 mile in every five had to be straight on our interstate system. I don’t think I have ever heard of a plane landing on the interstate. Although, we did have a small plane land on a local road. Planes miss the airport far more often than people would like to admit.

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    • Hello Happy Esc.
      LOL at your trying to make your head realise that it’s a totally different time (and day) everywhere else in the world. … I schedule my posts to happen at 3am on the day I want it to appear. Sadly not everyone is on the same time ‘zone’ as I am here in the UK.
      I know that my 3am is Australia’s (roughly) 1-3pm in the afternoon. But it can be any time during the evening of the previous day (depending on the time zone) in some parts the USA.
      Then, of course, is the whole big rest of the World.

      Ohh the confusion! It’s hurting my brain now. lol. In the end I decided that 3am UK time feels like the best time.

      I laughed out loud about the vicious seahorse… and read it out to Mr.C. Aww fabulously ticklish! Loved it.

      Are you sure that that was a small plane landing on the local road? Could it perhaps be one of those odd cars which people love to make, just to surprise people and make them laugh?

      That’s a frightening thought about planes missing the airport!
      I hope you don’t live too close! EEeek!

      Aww thanks for coming ScrappyEsc. and for leaving the filled with fun comment.

      It should, by the time you read this, finally be Friday where you are…. so … Happy Friday!
      Have a fabulous weekend my lovely blogging friend. ~ Cobs. xx

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  2. The story at the end tickled me. It makes perfect sense that fake trees are just glorified enlarged loo brushes too! And in my opinion flies live 14 days too long, I’m still haunted by a bin/maggot incident from a few weeks ago. Shudder. Have a lovely weekend, fingers crossed for the weather for our village show. X

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    • The fake trees …. aww that is STILL amusing me. It tickled my chuckle muscle in just the right way. lol

      I whole heartedly agree .. flies. grrrr. Why were they invented? There must have been a plan, but I don’t get it.

      Have a brilliant time at the Village Show. If I were nearer I’d come and pay a visit and get into the whole enjoyment. I LOVE Village shows and craft fairs and …. anything which is made and put together by the local communities. They’re always the best.
      Sending love and praying for good weather for you. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. Morning, morning. Another great post Cobs. Interesting about Antarctica. A shrewd idea with the Eisenhower Interstate system. Do you blame Herman James!! lol! The Bards anagram is too clever for words. I await, with baited breath, the arrival of my certificate.
    Have a truly wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  4. Well I never knew the Antarctica was so dry ,but then it has been along time since my real school days. I don’t think the educationamaliseing was the same back then.
    Now I have heard of planes landing on the interstate. In some places there is even a plane painted on the road. I guess some people could get confused and think they are on a runway. lol
    I have to wonder…How did they get cans open all those years. xoxo

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    • That’s EXACTLY what I thought, Beverly!
      So guess what …. I went in search of the answer so that you and I would be even further educationamalised…. This is what I found out on a website:-

      “The first tin cans were so thick they had to be hammered open.

      As cans became thinner, it became possible to invent dedicated can openers. In 1858, Ezra Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut patented the first can opener. The U.S. military used it during the Civil War. In 1866, J. Osterhoudt patented the tin can with a key opener that you can find on sardine cans.”

      WOW…. you’ve seen a plane painted on the road? Well that just makes me smile even more, for it kind of ‘proves’ that they really do expect a plane to have to land there at some point. LOVE IT! Thank you Bev! x

      Your educationamalising was perfect. It helped make you into the person you are today. And I love the person you are today.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  5. I love your posts SO much. I didn’t know house flies only live 14 days. Thank goodness. Man, I hope the ones I haven’t been able to swat are 13 days old! Ha ha.

    I did learn a lot reading this. 😊😊 I especially love the end where you say to just do things. Even alone. And, the spot on the chin is funny!

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    • LOL … the ‘spot on the chin’ came to me so easily … because I’ve gained a spot just under my chin, to the side, in the last 24 hours. pfft.

      I was astounded to learn that house flies live for 14 days. I would have guessed less that than. Maybe 5/6 days maximum. Or is that me and my wishful thinking? lol.

      Thank you so much for coming Jessica. I LOVE seeing you and having a fabulous chat.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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        • Now … is that because your saving things up for a GREAT BIG post?

          Or … is it because you’re all relaxed and chilled out, now that the summer has arrived and just want someone to entertain you for a time, while you sit back, with a cocktail (or a coffee) and allow your mind to fly free?

          What ever it is, don’t push it. You’ll post when you feel you want to. Just don’t disappear. One of my beautiful blogging friends has disappeared altogether. She said that she wouldn’t be posting for a few weeks because she was looking after someone, but she’s been gone for an awfully long time now and although I dropped her an email saying hello, she hasn’t responded and I’m now worried to bits that something awful has happened to her.
          I do so hope and pray that she’s ok.

          So … don’t you wander off without a responsible adult to bring you home again, or we’ll have to send out a search party! 😮
          Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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          • Oh no. Sorry to hear about your friend. Sending good wishes her way. Don’t you worry, I’m not going anywhere. Just been lost in thoughts and trying to figure some things out. Medical issues have had me so bounded to books that I can’t see straight anymore. Ha. But, things are finally coming together I think. I appreciate your concern. A cocktail sounds nice. Though I don’t drink. Guess I’ll settle for a water. Hope you are well. Love and hugs!

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            • We could have a fruit cocktail … Orange, or perhaps Pinapple … with lots of ice, and a couple of cherries on sticks … and one of those paper umbrellas … just to make us feel like grown ups. …. or maybe children. LOL.

              I hope your medical woes are sorted out very soon. I shall add you to my prayers.
              In the meantime … feet up and chill out. Watch a few rubbish movies on the TV and get lost in the storylines.

              Sending hugs ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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  6. Ha ha ha, my Christmas tree is a glorified loo brush 😀 The anagram of ‘to be or not to be’ is really quite random. Do you think Shakespeare hid messages in his plays? Is this why they sound like gobbledygook (I had to check the spelling for that one. It is a bizarre word to say and spell!)? I wish I was on my phone so I could add all the laughing emojis!!! 🙂 Hxx

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    • LOLOL … yes the Christmas Tree as a loo brush tickled the heck out of me too. My imagination run riot with that one. I feel like I want to buy one of those little Christmas Trees – the type you used to be able to buy from Woolworths for about £1.99, – and put it, upside down, in the bathroom with instructions to “Use after every visit” LOLOLOL. I can just imagine Mr.C’s face … and the words which would float out of the bathroom, about it. LOLOLOL.

      YES! I wondered that too. (Shakespeare hiding messages in his plays). He was a clever chap and I reckon he could have done that very thing.
      His words in his plays were very …. erm … shall we say ‘random’ … and like you say, gobbledygook (I’m glad you looked it up because I would have had to otherwise lol).
      Nostradamus hid messages and prophecies in his writings so that he wasn’t persecuted or accused of evilness.

      Although they weren’t quite the same age, they were of the same time, so it’s quite possible that the young Shakespeare may have been influenced by Nostradamus and … well.. maybe!

      Thanks for coming Hannah. It’s SO fabulous to have you back. Blogland was so miserable without you. Like having a lightbulb out of service. It had a dark spot where you normally shone like a beacon.
      Sending oodles of love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  7. Ah! Just do it! Yes, Cobs. I really should.
    I can see the loo brush in the Christmas Tree – obvious when you think about it!
    Fascinating facts once again. I did know about the can opener one, but I’ve never looked into what they did before they were invented.

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  8. Well…..I now am very sure I don’t want to be in the same water with a shark. I also know I need to read the joke about poor Herman James to Chicken Grandad! As a man I have a feeling he will totally appreciate that joke. I thought it was hilarious….but then I don’t have the same “items” to lose at Herman did.
    And you have to know that I will never look at a fake tree the same way again….but you knew that didn’t you Cobs?

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    • LOL… I think I can safely say that none of us will look at a fake tree in the same way ever again.

      In fact, I can see us all laughing and guffawing greatly every time we see one, and eventually it will become a newspaper report: Headline News : … Women everywhere are found in Hysterical Laughter in the Fake Tree Departments all over the World!!! see page 4 for photographs!

      LOLOLOL.

      Yes … I think Chicken Grandad will appreciate that joke. lol.
      Thanks for coming Chicken.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  9. Ah, what great bits of knowledge you have provided this week! And of course, I love the jokes too! They have put a smile on my face! I am finally making some progress on my card making…at least for July. In August, I have only 10 birthdays….whew. Then it’s a really slow 5 months where there are only 4-5. Then it starts all over again! No end in sight! LOL! Oh well, I guess I have to have something to do, right! 🙂 Have a great weekend…what’s left of it anyway. By the way is it “Happy Birthday” yet, or did I miss it???? 🙂

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