Tuesday, November 13, 2012

its my favorite.

The most popular chocolate bar in the United Kingdom for the last 15 years has been Kit Kat.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

fast

The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour .

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

cute

The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose

Monday, November 5, 2012

i can dig blue....

According to studies, men prefer to have white bedrooms and women prefer to have blue bedrooms.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

delicious none the less!

Pebbles cereal was actually named after the shape of the cereal and not the Pebbles Flintstone character

Saturday, November 3, 2012

hmmmm.

Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the older the more yummy.

A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches ...

Monday, October 29, 2012

i didnt even know there was a country names andorra...lol

The country of Andorra has a zero percent unemployment rate ....and just in case you wondered where it is, it  is a landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France... :)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

thats a man id vote for...

The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

Friday, October 26, 2012

cute!

In a lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring

Thursday, October 25, 2012

creepy and kinda hot...

Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe .

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

mind blown.

The original meaning of the word grocer was referring to a person who traded food in wholesale. These people would usually sell in large quantities, or by the "gross."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

i thought surfers were peaceful people

A surfer once sued another surfer for "stealing his wave." The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on "pain and suffering" endured by the surfer watching someone else ride "his" wave ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

oh god someone do it!

If all the gold sitting in the oceans and seas were mined, every person on this planet would get about 20 kilograms of gold each.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

awesome!

Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee ..

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

oh no!

The blind cavefish is born with eyes, but they fall off as the fish grows .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

kinda gross, id rather be not shiny and smelly

The Romans used to clean themselves with olive oil since they did not have any soap. They would pour the oil on their bodies, and then use a strigil, which is type of blade, to scrape off any dirt along with the oil.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

thats alot of dill

Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce

Sunday, October 7, 2012

if it aint broke

Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since .

Saturday, October 6, 2012

hahaha, for all you lonely people.

It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation

Friday, October 5, 2012

interesting

All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago

Thursday, October 4, 2012

amazing!

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

scary

With winds of 50 miles per hour, The Statue of Liberty sways three inches and the torch sways five inches

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

oooo interesting

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sportsgames (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after theMajorLeague All-Star Game.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

hope to stay there on my first visit.

The largest hotel in the world is the MGM Grand, which has 5,034 rooms and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, September 24, 2012

i want a postmarked letter from there!

The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712

Sunday, September 23, 2012

sooo sad

During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

like the rice crispies of liquid!

As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice

Thursday, September 20, 2012

yuck

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

wtf?

The book "Little Red Riding Hood" was banned in 1990 by two school districts in California. They did this because in the book there was a picture of a basket that had a bottle of wine in it ... IT WAS FOR GRANDMA! she needs booze too.....who was the stupid kid who ruined it for everyone else...i swear some people are strange.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

snappy!

Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies ... turtles have a strong ability to smell decaying things......scary and useful!

Monday, September 17, 2012

death by bra

In November 1999, two women were killed by a lightning bolt. The underwire located in their bras acted as a electrical conductors, and when the lightning bolt hit the bra they left burn marks on their chest ...thats scary!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

this seems unfair.

Princess Anne from the British royal family competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics...it was only riding a pony, pfft figures.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

freedom....

The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

goodness!

Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

lame.....

Bugs Bunny was originally called "Happy Rabbit." ...clearly someone was having a very uncreative day...lol

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

:( ugh...

The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter put together...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

marketing at its best!

Coupons were introduced in 1894 when Asa Candler bought the Coca-Cola formula for $2,300 and gave people coupons that he had written out to receive a free glass of coke

Friday, September 7, 2012

such a yummy discovery!

Bananas were discovered by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. when he conquered India..

Thursday, September 6, 2012

awww

The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

cute!

According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water ..

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

gross or efficient

Owls swallow their prey whole because they have no teeth. After approximately 12 hours they cough up the feathers, bones, and fur in a shape of a football pellet ....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

stinky builders, but i bet they had delicious food

Egyptian pyramid builders used to eat a lot of garlic because they thought it would increase their strength...

Friday, August 31, 2012

lolol........duh.

The Kool Aid Man used to be known as "Pitcher Man" when he was first introduced in 1975

Thursday, August 30, 2012

hehehehe

In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28% of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

how awesome. muscial cows!

cows that listen to music, give more milk.......i wonder what they like to listen to? :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

interesting

A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair ... little do they know that salt and pepper hair is kinda hot....

Monday, August 27, 2012

oh how sad......

One out of 200 women is colorblind.. who dresses you, youd need to just buy black and white essential pieces :(

Sunday, August 26, 2012

omgggggg

The first recipe for a lasagna type dish was found to be from a British cookbook in the 14th century. Therefore, Italians were not the first ones to come up with the popular dish as believed ....

Friday, August 24, 2012

how sad...

Approximately only 20% of Americans have a passport ... so sad. must travel MORE!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

something innovative!

Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes

Sunday, August 19, 2012

strange!..

The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements ... poor j's.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

i need more apples!

Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs ... maybe it'll make me run faster!...lol

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

the first robot!

Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs of workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

i always wondered why magicians say this and what it meant

It's Hebrew. Abra  means "to create" and cadabra which means "the way I say" or "as I specify" So "abracadabra" would mean "make it occur as I have said."

Monday, August 13, 2012

a maverick!

The word "maverick" came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan, refused to brand his cattle. Eventually any unbranded calf became known as a Maverick ..

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

hmmm check those ears!

A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs..

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

staircases.....

Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil ...

Monday, August 6, 2012

my least favorite berry, but interesting still

The name "cranberry" comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called "crane berry." The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be "cranberry."

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

hmmm food for though during non curvy highways...

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.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

thats a lot of concrete!

There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York

Friday, July 27, 2012

oh gosh!

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off .... he'll never know what its like...scary and sad..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

this game makes me nervous!

The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning "to build." and just in case you were wondering the first one is monopoly, of course!...

Monday, July 23, 2012

i dont know if this is awesome, or mean.

In the late 1800's, washing machines and butter churners were sometimes powered by dogs walking on treadmills.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

i love peeeps!

Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

i cant imagine yogurt without it!

In 1946 Danon Yogurt were the first to add fruit to commercially produced yogurt in U.S ..

Monday, July 16, 2012

hehehe fleshy bulbs.

The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

i knew i loved bread for a reason.

According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

yet another reason to love AAA.

The American Automobile association was formed in 1905 for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

now i feel guilty for not recycling. :\

Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.

Friday, July 6, 2012

straight teeth are ALWAYS fashionable!

Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

limelight.....

The word "limelight" that is used in theatre to refer to the performers on the stage originated because before electricity was available lime was burned in a lamp, which created a white light that was directed at the performers...

Monday, July 2, 2012

thats huge!

The largest chicken egg ever laid weighed a pound and had a double yolk and shell...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

dont be depressed, just eat a banana!!!

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

sadness.....or smarts?

James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States... so sad. i wonder if that was also the time when the white house was messy and unfashinable...

Friday, June 29, 2012

not so secret anymore...

In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was first established for the specific purpose to combat the counterfeiting of money...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

donkey dream dashed.

More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes ... now i'll never ride one..

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

and to this day i still havent tried it.

this had to be one of the most iconic commercials ever....

The name "Grey Poupon" used for mustard comes from two people: Maurice Grey and Auguste Poupon. Grey was the inventor of a machine that mass produced fine textured mustard, and Poupon was an already established maker of mustard. In 1886 the Grey-Poupon firm was formed

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

TINY SKY HAMBURGERS!

Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a fair trade.

Half of a cup of figs will give you just as much calcium as half a cup of milk .

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Annually a thousand people are killed by scorpions in Mexico ...
i only believe this because when i was there on vacation i saw one comin towards me and i couldnt move til my aunt squished it... scary.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

a city i love so dearly... :)

In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago.

Monday, June 18, 2012

block those UV rays!



Early sunglasses served a special purpose and it wasn't to block the rays of the sun. For centuries, Chinese judges had routinely worn smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court. It wasn't until the 20th century that modern-type sunglasses came to be. In 1929, Sam Foster, founder of the Foster Grant company sold the first pair of Foster Grant sunglasses on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. By 1930...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

delicious?

In the Middle Ages, peacocks and swans were sometimes served at Christmas dinners.. i hate reading stuff like that cause then i wanna try it to see if its delicious, but i'll never be able to... :(

Saturday, June 16, 2012

i promise you all my sandals, even my cute strapy ones.

In the marriage ceremony of the Ancient Inca Indians of Peru, the couple was considered officially wed when they took off their sandals and handed them to each other ... adorable.

Friday, June 15, 2012

smart fact.

The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

strange.

Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States. The first YOYO introduced in the U.S. was marketed by pedro flores. a philipines immigrant who remembered the toy from his youth. ... awesome!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

i thought i knew of all products ice cream related....but

Tartufo (tahr-too-foh) is an Italian ice-cream dessert. It is usually composed of two or more flavors of ice cream, often with either fruit syrup or frozen fruit — typically raspberry, strawberry or cherry — in the center. It is typically covered in a shell made of chocolate or cocoa, but cinnamon or nuts are also used.

i will find this magical tartufo and purchase it post haste!

Monday, June 11, 2012

to bean or not to bean....

peanuts are not nuts at all, in fact they are more closely related to the bean family... yum!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

slow poke

People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper

Friday, June 8, 2012

uh oh, scary.

There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. havent had a big one in L.A. in a long time.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

7 more years....

Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

awwwwwww. cute!

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes themlooks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Monday, June 4, 2012

yum.

The rarest coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak, which is found in Indonesia. It costs about $300 a pound...and i bet it must be super delicious...my morning would be so amazing with this in my cup.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

im on number 5.

On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life. I think i might be ahead of the game, ive relocated 5 times... :\ uh ohs, i better settle down..

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

it seems like a little....lol

The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing...heres to being more than average... :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

ranunculous for me please...

In the Victorian era, red tulips were a declaration of love.... clearly they were on to something. im not to fond of roses...lol

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

how i feel often...lol

The phrase "Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride," actually originates from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash from 1924 .... heheeh, even the little ad is super depressing. interestingly enough it was listerines best ad campaign launching mouthwash sales through the roof. just goes to show you, women can at times be super gullible and even more desperate... what? its true....lol

Thursday, May 24, 2012

ha!

Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ive had dreams of swimming in a cranberry bog....

"The name "cranberry" comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called "crane berry." The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be "cranberry." " --greatfacts.com

Sunday, May 20, 2012

put your nose to it!

i would have thought their paws were unique...super cool!..Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.

Friday, May 18, 2012

behind every great man theres a greater woman.

In the 1920's, Q-Tips were invented by Leo Gerstenzang who got the idea after watching his wife clean their baby's ears with cotton stuck onto a toothpick.

so technically mrs gerstenzang invented them....just saying....lol

Thursday, May 17, 2012

i'll never look at avocados the same way again...

"The word Avocado comes from a Nahuatl Indian (Aztec) word “ahuácatl” meaning testicle. It is thought that the reference is either due to the avocado’s shape or the fact that it was considered to possess aphrodisiac qualities by the Aztecs. In Spanish, “ahuácatl” became “aguacate” and eventually “avogato” and then “avocado”. In English, the fruit was first described as an “Avagato pear” because of its pear-like shape. Later it also became known as an “alligator pear” given the alligator-like appearance to the skin. Over time, the term Avocado became the common word used to describe the fruit in English." --todayifoundout.com

lolol, i know its so 5th grade to laugh, but i seriously never thought they looked like testicles until now. silly aztecs. my people are awesome!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

amazing!

Bhutan issued a stamp in 1973 that looked like a record and actually would play the Bhutanese national anthem if placed on a record player ....
this is super bad ass.....love it! i want to see it and play it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

poetry, no rhymes though...

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple ...

hmmmm but you could still write a super classy poem about something crazy with these words...

Monday, May 14, 2012

gross....

A human eyeball weighs an ounce.

thats alot less than i thought, but still makes it kinda gross....i know i know its your eyes, but still....

Sunday, May 13, 2012

robots....

I like robots, at least the nice kind, like rosie from the jetsons and wall-e....but where did the actual robot name come from?

"The word robot was coined by artist Josef Čapek, the brother of famed Czechoslovakian author Karel Čapek. Karel  Čapek was, among other things, a science fiction author before there was something officially known as science fiction, in subject matter along the same vein as George Orwell. He introduced the word in a play called R.U.R.  The full title translating into English as Rossum’s Universal Robots, which debuted in January of 1921.
While writing this play, he struggled to come up with a word to name the robots, initially settling on ‘laboři’, from the Latin ‘labor’.  He discussed this with his brother, Josef, and Josef suggested ‘roboti’, which gave rise to the English ‘robot’.  ‘Roboti’ derives from the Old Church Slavanic ‘rabota’, meaning ‘servitude’, which in turn comes from ‘rabu’, meaning ‘slave’." --todayifoundout.com

Saturday, May 12, 2012

easy as pie....yea if its your birthday and you live in russia

Instead of a birthday cake, many Russian children receive a birthday pie with a birthday greeting carved into the crust.
thats kind of awesome, for my birthday this year i want a pie with a lil quote on it!

Friday, May 11, 2012

staring contest fail.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men. hmmm at least our eyes are well hydrated!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

theres one sittin in my fridge right now!

In 1915, John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea…..talk about making your anger work for you, this is awesome. This guy was literally so pissed, that he came up with something so that it could never happen again. LOVE IT!...he pretty much revolutionized the milk industry. It took him about 10 years to come up with a patent for his cartons, but once he started making them, his factory produced about 20,000,000 cartons a day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

a tasty treat NOT named after a literary classic.

I needed chocolate today and bad, so since im trying very very hard to watch what i eat. yea i know lame, i set out to get one of the most satisfying candy bars with minimal calorie damage, cue the 3 musketeers...their clever maketing campaign got me to choose them and i was super satisfied.
so when i found out the original story about name of the bar i got really sad, how much more amazing would they have been if they kept all three flavors....awww they should make a nostalgia version!.

"The 3 Musketeers Bar was the third brand produced and manufactured by M&M/Mars, introduced in 1932. Originally, it had three pieces in one package, flavored chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, hence the name. Rising costs and wartime restrictions on sugar saw the phasing out of the vanilla and strawberry pieces to leave only the more popular chocolate. Costing five cents when it was introduced, it was marketed as one of the largest chocolate bars available, one that could be shared by friends." -- wikipedia

Monday, May 7, 2012

all or nothing...

The ammo belt on  B 17 was 9 yards long, so the expression go the whole 9 yards mean to use you whole ammo belt against the enemy. Cool J

Sunday, May 6, 2012

proceed with caution....

mosquitos like me. this is a fact. come summer if im ever in a situation where i need to be outside for long periods of time, they will devour me. it sucks. in any case today i learned an interesting fact.
Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources...those bitches.

feel free to insert several angry woman jokes here....

Saturday, May 5, 2012

laughing cures my hiccups.

f all the wierd things your body can do, I think hiccups have to be the most annoying one. I hate them. so today i found out that there are types of hiccups and what could cause them. Now i know what to avoid.

"In medical terms, a hiccup can be called a hiccough, a synchronous diaphragmatic flutter, or singlutus. Hiccups are classified into three categories: normal, protracted or persistent, and intractable. Protracted are those hiccups that last over 48 hours, but not more than one month.  Intractable hiccups continue for more than one month. If hiccups occur for less than 48 hours, they are considered ‘normal’.

Precisely what causes this complex involuntary reflex action is still up for debate, though it is known that there are some common mediators that trigger the reflexes. Common causes are things like: eating excess amounts of food; eating spicy foods; sudden changes in stomach temperature, such as can happen when eating something hot and washing it down with an icy drink; consuming large amounts of alcohol; exhaustion; or malnutrition." - todayifoundout.com

Friday, May 4, 2012

quickness, and interesting

today i went to the natural history museum and learned that a platypus is the only mamal that lays eggs, crazy platapus!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ears!...

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear. crazy! i love completly random facts!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

pop, pop, pop. yum!

I love popcorn, this is a fact, its one of my favorite snacks especially when it has weird flavors. In any case today i found out something awesome. My people made the first popcorn, no wonder it all makes sense...lol, i found out that popcorn, acording to super awesome archeologists, was first popped in mexico at least 80,000 years ago... pretty cool :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

books!

i need to get reading again, i used to average a book a week, now im lucky if i have tme to read one.... but today i found out that the First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer . Pretty cool.

Monday, April 30, 2012

cookin time.

“The Compleat Housewife, or Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion, written by Eliza Smith and originally published in London, England, in 1727, is considered the first cookbook ever to be published in the United States. The Compleat Housewife contained not only recipes, but also directions for painting rooms, removing mildew, and home remedies for treating ailments, such as smallpox”
Oh what i would give for a copy of this book. J

Sunday, April 29, 2012

peanut butter jelly time.

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia ...
hehehe, i cant even say it.... perhaps its because of all the delicious peanut butter in my mouth. seriously this has to be one of the saddest fears ever.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

this could cause a bit of confusion in the drag show...

"Women Don’t Have Adam’s Apples.

In fact, it’s actually not that terribly uncommon if you were to look close enough to most women’s throats, though “man sized” Adam’s Apples are somewhat rare in women. The “Adam’s Apple” is really just an enlarged larnyx which becomes big enough to be visible in your neck. For those of you who don’t know, the larnyx’s primary purpose is as a voice box. It also has an alternative purpose in aiding in the process of closing off the airways in your throat when you swallow. This is why it generally seems to disappear when you swallow, as it is being pulled upward to aid in this process. Around puberty, both men and women’s voice boxes get bigger. This in turn makes their voices deeper, with men’s larynges growing more than women’s and thus making for a deeper voice, typically."

crazy...

thank you todayifoundout.com

Friday, April 27, 2012

jewish!

last saturday we were discussing the difference between a yamaka and kippah. you know the little hat jewish men wear, gladys was saying it was the same thing and frankly i had never heard of the word kippah, but she works with a bunch of jewish kids so I believed her and she asked one of the students and he said they're the same thing. But yamaka is the Yiddish word and kippah is the Hebrew word. well i feel 10 times more enlightened, this also just made me realize i know zero jewish people...lame. I need to expand my friend horizons!..lol

Thursday, April 26, 2012

thanks for the warmth lil hoodie

Its spring hmm, I didn’t realize it because as I’m running my daily route, its cold, like super cold, so I’m thankful for my lil purple hoodie, so I got curious, what’s up with hoodies, where did they come from how did they come about.

“The hooded sweatshirt was first produced in the United States starting in the 1930s. The modern clothing style was first produced by Champion in the 1930s and marketed to laborers working who endured freezing temperatures while working in upstate New York. The term hoodie entered popular usage in the 1990.
The hoodie took off in the 1970s, with several factors contributing to its success. Hip hop culture developed in New York City around this time, and the hoodie's element of instant anonymity, provided by the accessible hood, appealed to those with criminal intent. High fashion also contributed during this era, as Norma Kamali and other high-profile designers embraced and glamorized the new clothing. Most critical to the hoodie's popularity during this time was its iconic appearance in the blockbuster Rocky film.” -- wikipedia

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

dont pick elephants for your jumprope team.

oh elephants, I love them, so large and cuddly, sure it can trample you at a moments notice but who would be able to resist that big trunk while feeding it an apple, ummm no one, and what about dumbo, name one person who didnt cry when he went to visit his mom when she was all caged up... yea mega sobs. but did you know that elephants are the only mamal that cant jump? so sad. so if you ever need to play leap frog or jumprope, totally dont count on them...womp womp.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

fiiiire starters!

work is tough right now and no one is very certain of where we'll be for the next year, so today as i was thinking of things as i ran i wondered why the term to get "fired" came along, my theory was that fire hurts and it hurts to get fired, so bam, common sense...but nope, i was wrong,

as it turns out, Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired." so unwanted folks got burned out, that kinda sucks and seems very inefficient, i would just build my house again! jokes on you fire starters, jokes on you....

Monday, April 23, 2012

a tale of two continents

Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents... nw i have to travel there to stand exactly on the border and hop from one continent to the next!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ribs, not just for eating...

ever since i lost over 100 lbs, i can feel my ribs, haha i know this sounds wierd but i was so big i could not feel them on myself so now that i can i find it facinating that we have an internal structure thats so sturdy... we are magificent creatures..lol

so in any case today i found out that one out of every twenty people have an extra rib, called a cervical rib which is located close to the top of the rib cage or the neck so sometimes its called a neck rib.
crazy!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

common sense, life changing!

potatoes, i love them, but i hate peeling them once boiled it takes fucking forever and i dont like peeling them before hand cause it doesnt taste the same, yes i know im picky. So today when i found this my life changed completely, and frankly yours will too... youre welcome.

Friday, April 20, 2012

icing cookies doesnt mean puttin' em in the freezer.

today falls under the category of trying something new. For someone that really likes to bake, i love taking short cuts, so whenever i have to ice cookies, i seriously just go and buy the one thats squeezable and ready to go, but today since i have an abundance of eggs and a lot of powdered sugar, i made my own royal icing and i must say i was very proud of myself, one egg white, some lemon juice and a bunch of sugar = amazing! i dont think i'll ever buy it ready made again! glad i took a chance and tried it! i got it just into piping consistancy and piped a cookie to check it, let it dry and i was amazed at how good it looked! very proud of myself!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the lil owl looked super smart in his lil glasses...

so i love tootsie pops, yea who wouldnt love something sweet with a chocolately center...i seriously remember the lil commercial with the owl that was like how many licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop. and i tried several times to count, but seriously, when youre a kid youre just happy someone had a lapse in judgement to give you candy in the first place so you devour it and fast....so today i found out that actualy scientific studies have been done in order to find out how many licks...and no, unlike the lil owl suggests, it doesnt just take 3.......

as a result of 4 studies provided by major universities in the U.S. the result was an average of 508 licks when licking both sides evenly and the Purdue student’s results of an average of 252 licks when concentrating on one side are remarkably consistent, so it would seem for an adult it takes around 250-ish licks to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop if only licking from one side and about twice that when licking both sides evenly.

awesome!! :D so now you know, about 500!. thats a long as time, but totally worth it!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a blonde moment......

"the words “blond” and “blonde” are not wholly synonymous.  So what’s the difference between the words “blond” and “blonde”? The difference is simply in what gender the word is referring.  When referring to a woman with yellow hair, you should use the feminine spelling “blonde”.  When referring to a male with yellow hair, you should use the spelling “blond”. This then is one of the few cases of an adjective in English that uses distinct masculine and feminine forms." - todayifoundout.com

awesome...although i dont know to many blonde people in general... its cool to know theres words like this in english!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

every girls bff at one time...

every girl i know who was a normal super girly, loved having barbies and yes, i was one of them, i had so many accessories  it was ridiculous, a pool a livingroom a bedroom and tons of clothes and shoes...so today i found out that barbie is in fact not the dolls real name butBarbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. awesome. it personifies my childhood bff...yea i was that lonely as a child...lol its oki! :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

i remember drinking at a super young age, well lets not even say.

today i learned that the united states has the highest drinking age of the world, along with two other countries, sri lanka and pakistan.... seriously i dont know why they dont just make it 18...everyone drinks at 18 anyway...or younger, just saying.

and just to counter balance the youngest drinking age is jamaica, armenia, and viet nam....cause they totally dont have any legal age, so toddlers with alcoholisim, youve found your home.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

ikea and jesus.

i love coming home opening my mail box and seeing the most amazing lil catalog ever staring me in the face. IKEA. i love flipping through the pages and imagining myself in each and every room and wondering about what fabulous potential my apartment could have, if only i could afford it. So today when i found out that the only book in print with more copies than the bible is the ikea catalog, i could totally relate. i have 4 ikea catalogs, earmarked and circled, but 0 bibles in my home...lol

Saturday, April 14, 2012

panda bears!!

Ive always wondered how animals that dont make noises communicate. like giraffes or turtles or pandas, but today i learned that Pandas don’t make a scary roaring sound like most bears. Instead they make friendly bleating and honking noises to communicate with other pandas kinda like goats do! facinating :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

just wanna hold hands.

Sea otters.
Today I learned that sea otters hold hands while sleeping so that they don’t float away from their lil pack. If that’s not the most adorable thing ever, then I don’t know what is. heres proof:
youre welcome...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guilty by association.

pablo picasso and the mona lisa
I know we all have friends that have done odd or strange things. Jail time? Hmm not that I know of…well, okay maybe but today I found out that at some point when the Mona Lisa went missing from the Louvre in 1911 they totally arrested Pablo Picasso, yes THE Pablo Picasso because his friend Géry Piéret, accused him of doing it. His “friend” turns out was a renown arts and antiques thief, so the police automatically suspected him and Pablo because Pablo had purchased old Iberian head statues from him at some point. Anyhow, Turns out it wasn’t either of them but an employee of the museum. I’m guessing they weren’t a friend afterward, that’s just a guess…

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

stick em up!

Stickers
Today when I was going through some stickers and ribbons for my friends house warming party I started to wonder where the first sticker came from. Turns out there are a few theories of where the first modern day sticker came from.
“It has also been suggested that Sir Rowland Hill, in 1839, invented the modern sticker when he created and introduced an adhesive paper that became the first Postage Stamps.
Then there are those who believe that the sticker was invented in the 1880′s by European advertising gurus, who came up with the idea to help consumers identify (and ultimately purchase) products by use of colorful paper “labels.”  These colorful paper labels were stuck to various types of fruit and fruit packaging with a simple gum paste.  Apparently, there was massive competition in European orchards at this time in history.  These inventive stickers were used primarily on the sides of the fruit crates to help make their containers “stand out” from their competitors.”
So there you have it competitive fruit vendors or some guy that liked licking paper. Awesome!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

blood what?

Today I found out what a blood chit is, yea a blood chit. It sounds crazy and scary and frankly I thought it was some kind of beef product….apparently it’s something that military personnel carry around with them in different languages so that just in case they get lost, they will be able to seek help from the people around them even though they don’t know the language. The blood chit usually has a message that promises the reader a reward if they feed and take the military person somewhere safe.
Pretty awesome and smart. The first letter that was like a blood chit was issued by George Washington to balloonist Jean Pierre Blanchard who was flying the states in a ballon and since no one knew where he would land, George Washington issued a reward to anyone who would help him on his letter.
and just in case you were wondering "Chit is a British English term for a small document, note or pass; it is an Anglo-Indian word dating from the late 18th century, derived from the Hindi citthi." -wikipedia

Monday, April 9, 2012

spicy spicy pepperoni!

Pizza, I have French bread, salami and cheese in my fridge so I’m totally gonna make a pizza, but today I learned something interesting, did you know you can’t get a pepperoni pizza in Italy? Yea, seriously keep on reading.

“The term pepperoni is a corruption of peperoni, the plural of peperone, the Italian word for pepper (the vegetable, not the spice). The first reference using pepperoni to refer to a sausage dates to 1919. Throughout continental Europe, peperone is a common word for various types of capsicum, including bell peppers and a small, spicy and often pickled pepper known as peperoncino or peperone piccante in Italy and peperoncini or banana peppers in the U.S. Unlike in Europe, the English word pepperoni is used as a singular uncountable noun.
To order a very similar food in Italy, one would request salamino piccante to get a spicy sausage made only of pork and beef. Usually the Italian name for a pepperoni pizza is pizza alla diavola (pizza devil-style, very similar in appearance to the pepperoni pizza).” – wikipedia

How funny, I’ve always wondered how awesome the pizza in Italy would be. Now if I ever go I’ll know how to order them!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

at the pump.

I pump gas quite frequently; yea I love in California when gas costs an arm a leg and a little bit of scavenger hunting. You mean you saw gas at under 4 dollars, im on it, and you scour the city searching for this elusive pump, all the while ironically wasting more gas…in any case have you ever wondered why gas is “unleaded” and why would it ever have been leaded, isn’t it super dangerous, yea it is.
So in the early 20s some snazzy general motors scientist added Tetraethyl lead to their plain old gasoline and low it behold it was awesome, it solved all kinds of old timey car problems and pretty much just made everything run smoothly. So they figured hey why not mass produce it. So they did and workers started to drop like flies, seriously you guys its lead and super poisonous. So no one really cared until the summer of 1924 when over 45 employees became super duper sick and 5 people died. So in 1925 they held a summit and pretty much decided people dying wasn’t enough to have em stop producing it, kinda like the benefits for society outweighed a few deaths… sucks I know, but it wasn’t until 1974!, yea it took that long, for them to finally say, hey seriously you guys, no more lead, and It was completely phased out in 1995.
And there you have it, healthier happier earth friendlier gas. J