The colour of your hair determines how many you have. Blonde people have about 140 000, brunettes about 108 000 and redheads only 90 000. Hair grows more quickly at night and dark hair at a greater speed than blonde hair.
LOL! I've run into the same misunderstanding in country music. During dedication shows, people will want to dedicate "I'll Leave This World Loving You" by Ricky Van Shelton, or "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton to their sweetheart. The obvious question is,
"Why, are you saying goodbye?" "No, why?" "Because if you've listened to more than just the title of those songs, you know that those are goodbye songs. Remember when Dolly says, 'Goodbye. Please don't cry. 'Cause we both know I'm not what you need.' Or when Ricky says 'Walk away. Leave with my blessings.' Those are GOODBYE songs." *dead silence* "Well, play it anyway." (implied: "..because I'm too lazy/stupid to come up with another song.")
During a lifetime, the average person will eat 60,000 pounds of food - or the weight of about 6 elephants.
I agree, Gams, that gravy is great on fries. I understand that's a pretty common snack in Canada. I like mayo on mine too, Hellfrost, but it doesn't agree with me. A bit too rich. Ranch dressing and fries? Mmmmmmm!
My granny loved mustard on her fries. I would get home from class to find the following message on my machine, "Hi, hon. Wanna go get a hamburger? I got my welfare check today, and I'm LOADED." Her "welfare check" was her social security check, and amounted to about $75 a month. I'd run down to get her in my little Mustang, and away we'd go, almost always to Burger King. She loved Mustard Whopper Jrs, because they were just 99 cents, and were just enough food. Besides, I know she thought they were just plain cute - a miniature Whopper. She'd spread the hamburger wrapper flat on the table, with the little burger sitting in the middle, clasp her hands, and giggle with delight. I can just see her. And she'd get a couple of extra packets of mustard to dip her fries in, swearing that Burger King had the best fries in the world (and they were great, back then). It was at that table at Burger King that we'd talk about school and boys and the family. I remember her telling me the story of her and my grandpa's elopement. They literally ran away and got married, because her family didn't approve of him. She said she was so nervous and worried, she was married in her coat, which she forgot to take off. She told me, "You don't need a big wedding. Just run off. Save your money for furniture." We had great talks there. I would give anything if we could do it again. She was one of a kind. And I'm happy to report that my mom has said to me on several occasions, "You sounded just like Mama." It's usually not meant as a compliment!
A person will breathe in about 44 pounds of dust in an average lifetime. *aaaaachoooooo!*
Post by Short Stack on May 19, 2007 21:06:55 GMT -6
Birds - I think this is right, it's been about a year since I last read about it - unlike most others in the animal kingdom have Z and W sex chromosomes instead of X and Y. I believe ZW is actually the female bird and ZZ the male, but this is me trying to remember hs sophomore biology.
The 2006 nobel prize in chemistry went to a man who did research (or experiments? I forget) on eukaryotic transcription. (You can tell I took biology last year. ) And I think the 2005 nobel prize in physics went to a group of men who did work with quantum optics, or something to that effect.
I have so much useless information in my head...
"Arr" was the old norse word for warrior, which I think is funny 'cause it makes me think of pirates...
Boadicea - an old acquaintance (if you can call her that) of Xena's on the show - was actually a queen in ancient Britain. Though Caesar did invade Britain, Boadicea did not fight the Romans until 90 years later. Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC once and was defeated; later he came back and fought for a time, but, having made his point, left again. 90 years later the Romans returned, and fought with the British people for over 8 years (southeastern Britain was eventually annexed as a Roman providence). It was then that Boadicea actually fought the Romans, but lost and was either poisoned or poisoned herself. Her name is also often seen as Boudicca, Boudicea, or other names, all based off the word "victory" (which is rather ironic).
..Haha...well, I got that bit of information because I'm writing a paper for US History about the history of the English language and the history of England itself is naturally essential to it.
A girl told me they put seaweed in ice cream. ...I'm not sure if that's true or not...
(In other news, I just fell out of my chair and hit the ground hard enough to make my kitten puff up in surprise, haha. It was pretty funny.)
Edit: I suck at the typings.
Edit 2: I said female when I meant male and male when I meant female. D'oh! *facepalm*
Edit 3: ...I don't know why I decided to add this, but it's after midnight and all sensibility has left me. (I was reading through some of the pages I'd skipped when replying and suddenly remembered it.) In any case, cats possess an extra organ in their mouths called the vomeronasal organ. It allows them to taste and smell things at the same time. They use it by opening their mouths, licking whatever it is they're trying to get more information about, and then pressing their tongue to an opening behind their top teeth. When you see a cat sitting there with its mouth half open and a goofy look on its face, that's what it's doing. It allows a cat to process twice as much information about someone or something than just tasting or smelling alone.
Thoreau! "Think of the importance of Friendship in the education of men. It will make a man honest; it will make him a hero; it will make him a saint. "'I love thee...as something universal and worthy of love. O how I think of you! You are purely good - you are infinitely good. I can trust you forever. I did not think that humanity was so rich. Give me an opportunity to live."
Research is being conducted, Gabbin, but the results are not in yet; thus far it's four years and counting....
Useless Fact Number 123: Did you know that two industrial-sized drums of carpenter's glue poured down the center of a large maple does not set completely in at least four years? It still runs with the spring thaw.
It's like that old adage, "Announce of prevention prevents a pound of cure." No? The spelling is correct anyway.
Jerry Seinfeld the Rooster was a Rhode Island Red. He was very annoying, (ooo - another double "n"), boy thingy-a-doodle-dooing into the phone and stealing lunches. He was the nursery's pet rooster; a designation of his own doing.
Jerry is no longer with us, Siren......thank goodness!!! (his lunch pilfering, his loud, obnoxious crowing-is-just-not-for-breakfast habits, and....uhm...well...depositing chicken-droppings in the store were getting on my last nerve).
He was shipped off to a farm where, last heard, he was very happy with his new harem.
In 1916, Clarence Saunders forever changed the way we buy our food and household products; he opened the first Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, allowing customers to browse aisles and pick out the things they wanted in self-service fashion.
Until then, items were kept behind the counter and a clerk would get what the customer needed.