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Friday, August 29, 2014

THINGS I BET YOU NEVER KNEW (OR CARED ABOUT)


Boy, were they surprised!!





Louis Pasteur, whose work on wine, vinegar, and beer led to pasteurization, had an obsessive fear of dirt and infection. He refused to shake hands, and he carefully wiped plate and glass before dining.

False teeth are often radioactive. Approximately 1 million Americans wear some form of denture; half of these dentures are made of a porcelain compound laced with minute amounts of uranium to stimulate fluorescence. Without the uranium additive, the dentures would be a dull green color when seen under artificial light.

Assuming that all the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.

A healthy man who is in good physical shape has about 12 to 15 percent body fat. A woman in good shape has between 15 to 18 percent. The models used in most of the advertising for abdominal machines, on the other hand, have less than 10 percent body fat.

The smallest visible sunspots have an area of 500 million square miles, about fifty times the size of Africa. The largest sunspots have an area of about 7,000 million square miles.

The average snail moves at a rate of approximately 0.000362005 miles per hour.

The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was "J," which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the alphabet was "U."

During the fifteenth century, Venice ordained that local Italian prostitutes would bare their breasts while soliciting at open windows overlooking the city’s famous canals and walkways. The ruling was intended to separate the city’s “professional” women from the general female citizenry, and to encourage young men to purchase the prostitutes’ wares and avoid the unspeakable sins of masturbation and homosexuality.


Dolphins swim in circles while they sleep with the eye on the outside of the circle open to keep watch for predators. After a certain amount of time, they reverse and swim in the opposite direction with the opposite eye open.

The Statue of Liberty measures 35 feet in diameter at the waist. The robe forms the outer shell of the statue, and there is no "torso" underneath.

The lungs of an average adult, unfolded and flattened out, would cover an area the size of a tennis court.

An ant can lift 50 times its own weight, which is equivalent to a human being pulling a 10-ton trailer.
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It's possible that this one isn't true:



I may change my mind, but that doesn't mean I'm not still right----fishducky


 




Monday, August 25, 2014

THIS SIDE UP!!*



*Alternate titles:
1. WASSUP?
2.UP YOURS!!
                                       





 PHENOMENAL 2 LETTER WORD

 I'm sure you will enjoy this. I never knew one word in the English language that could be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb & preposition. This was sent to me by my friend, Carole--give it UP for Carole!!

UP
Read until the end ... you'll laugh.

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 
'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand 
UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come 
UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP) and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?We call UPour friends, brighten UP a room, polishUP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.  We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.  
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed 
UP is special.

And this 
UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP.
We open 
UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.  We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of 
UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are 
UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with (UP to) a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding 
UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!

Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?

U
P
!

Did that one crack you 
UP?

Don't screw 
UP.. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book . . . or not . . . it's UP to you.

Now I'll shut 
UP!!



This has nothing to do with today's post,
but I though/t you might enjoy seeing one of my sons
taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203360393943651&set=vb.1025307175&type=2&theater


Here are a lot of cartoons I've put UP for you:
















Bet you couldn't identify me in a line-up!!----fishducky


 




Friday, August 22, 2014

SIGNS OF THE TIMES


There are lots of weird signs out there.
These are only a few:


Granted, some road signs are confusing:






But some (like these in Alaska)
are downright funny:


Some non-Alaskan funny ones;




Some are informative:






Some offer advice:












Some even offer games:

There are some that are very strict:



And some that scare the hell out of me:

Don’t worry about what I’m doing; worry about why you’re worrying about what I’m doing----fishducky