No, not tired of you, Gabbin. And don't crawl back under that rock; you emerge looking all smooshed and flat.
BOLL, Maeve. So you are a lister, eh. I'm listless myself, and even if I make a list - such as a grocery list, I often forget what I've done with it, and go without. And in my listlessness I often wonder what I've come here to write.
Twenty-five percent of all the fish species of North America live in the Mississippi River.
Snail Van Winkle....hmmm three snail years, or three human years? Slow moving as they are, and I think a snail year would be the about the equivalent of 45 minutes.
Some snails are born with their shells already attached...or something like that. I can't remember exactly, or what their name is, (Bob?), but they inhabit the pond at work. Now, how useless a fact can you get?
Mmmmm....Hubs and I had on the Food Channel tonight; we watched some show about sandwiches; the Secret Life of Cheese, and then the Secret Life of Popcorn. Sheesh, whodda thunk your food was keeping secrets.
I made it through the sandwich show; almost crumbled watching the cheese, and finally broke down during the popcorn - I got hungry and had to make some.
And I left it in the microwave - unattended - because I didn't want to miss any deep, dark secrets revealed....like this one,
"The average American eats 65 quarts of popcorn per year."
Another useless fact: I like to look at the ads up top of these threads. Interesting to see what key-words those google-bot things will pick out of a thread and then insert corresponding advertisements. Or maybe it's not those google-bots, but ad fairies.
Right now the ads are all about dieting - I hope it doesn't pertain to that last worm post. Or Maeve's groundhog mention.
Ooooo, we have different ads up top this morning: cheese shredding and water-skiing. What's the correlation, I wonder?
Did you know that George's birthday, which is written in all the history books as February 22, 1732, is actually February 11, 1731? This is because when he was born, America was a British colony, and the British still used the "Julian" calendar. In 1752, the newer "Gregorian" calendar was adopted - which has an 11 day difference than the "Julian".
Why is it that some foods just shouldn't be green. I'm Irish and I can't stomach the thought of green beer (well, until I've 10 or 12 of the regular colored ones). Remember when they came out with green ketchup? The boys insisted that we buy some and then no one could bear to dip a French fry in it. If you closed you eyes it tasted okay but the visual was awful.
When dormant in winter, the Redosier Dogwood can withstand temperatures as cold as liquid nitrogen (-313F), yet while actively growing, the same plant can be killed by temperatures only a few degrees below the freezing point of water.