Hello, and a very happy Friday to you! I trust your week has been good and that no gremlins have got into your days.
Let’s, for a few minutes, move away from what’s happened, and happening, in the world today and lose ourselves in a bit of blogging fun for a little while. Shall I begin? Ok . . . you know the drill: seatbelts on; allow your oxygen masks to drop from their over-head storage facility; place your tin foil hats on your heads and hold hands with the person next to you . . . . let’s GO!
I learned this week that . . .
- When the game ‘Twister’ was introduced in 1966, it was denounced by critics as “sex in a box.”
- There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet. (yes that freaked me out a little bit too).
- A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping. (ok… now that REALLY freaked me out!)
- Fifteen percent of the air you breathe in a metro station is human skin. (ewww!)
- A group of Pugs (dogs) is called ‘a grumble’. (isn’t that the cutest thing! lol)
- Coca-Cola would be green if colouring wasn’t added to it. (I wonder if that would affect sales?)
- The United States, Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement. (This really surprised me. I would have guessed that most of the world outside Europe still used good old feet and inches).
- Blue Whale fart bubbles are large enough to enclose a horse. (ok, this tickled me enough to make me laugh)
- Since 1945 all British Tanks come with tea making equipment. (Yes, it’s true. I double checked). Technically the device is called a Boiling Vessel ( BV ), or ‘bivvy’ in the troops’ parlance, which also then gets used to mean a hot drink in general. Hence “necking a bivvy” means “drinking a cup of tea” ( or coffee ) in UK army slang. You can read a little more on Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_vessel
Did you know that ‘Almost’ is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order?
I learned this week . . . The BIGGER the navel on an Orange, the sweeter the Orange will be. “Hmmm,” I thought, “could that be true, or just a load of rubbish” . . . So … me, being me, I had to check this out using the Oranges in the fruit bowl in the fridge. I chose carefully, one on Wednesday and one Orange on Thursday . . . It’s TRUE! However, if I get an Orange with a large navel which is sour, I’ll let you know!
I also learned this week . . . That the last name of the creator of the Simpsons, Matt Groening, is pronounced “Graining”, not “Growning”.
Something else I found out this week is that a TITTLE isn’t something naughty or rude, it’s actually the dot above a letter ‘i’. It’s called a Tittle.
Ohhh… and this bit of new knowledge tickled the heck out of me this week …. Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is often used by photographers to attract ‘big cats’ – jaguars, leopards, tigers, lion, etc. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the cats go crazy for it! One zoo (Brookfield Zoo) even uses it to keep their big cats in very visible areas of their cages during business hours.
I’m rather glad that my cats don’t have such expensive tastes. Cat-nip works perfectly for them. lol
But anyhoo . . . I know that the main reason you’re here isn’t to find out about things which I’ve come across and learned this week, but you’re really here just for my [rubbish] jokes…. so here goes. Brace Yourself!
May your weekend be restful. May smiles creep into your day and love show up in places too – even if it’s your love for something that you love doing.
Think good wishes for the very next person you see on the street. You might not know them, and, who knows, they too might read this blog post just like you do…. and if they do, they’ll be wishing good wishes for you – and you won’t ever know they did it. But it might just make a difference, to you, and or to them themselves. It doesn’t have to be something big or world-changing. You could just wish that they have a great day. That they find something to smile about today. Wish them luck, love, peace, joy, contentment. Anything. Just make it a good wish. You’ll be amazed at what a difference this small thing makes to you yourself too.
I wish you a truly blessed day. HAPPY FRIDAY-ING!
Sending love, from me here in my corner to you there in yours.