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.