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..