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Friday, May 29, 2015

THINGS I BET YOU NEVER KNEW (OR CARED ABOUT) PART III






(If you're tired of learning new things, don't blame me.  Blame Susan of I Think, Therefore I Yam--she sent this to me!!)

The heart is an extremely hard-working organ, beating more than 100,000 times in a single day. By the time a person is 70 years old, his or her heart will have beaten more than 2.5 billion times.

Sixty thousand miles of vessels carry blood to every part of your body.  How does the blood know where to go?

 In Victorian England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinners. Some of the birds were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. To get them to London, the turkeys were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather. The turkeys were walked to market. The boots protected their feet from the frozen mud of the road. Boots were not used for geese: instead, their feet were protected with a covering of tar.

Did you know the YKK on your zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha?

Did you know 3.14 is PIE backwards?

Did you know the dot over an i or a j is called a tittle?

Did you know cashews grow like this? 

Now let’s shrink things down.

Here's what Velcro looks like close up:

And here's what sand looks like under a microscope:

Speaking of sand...
there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:
Thanks to Carl Sagan for this knowledge.

Speaking of things that are huge...
A blue whale’s heart is so big a small child could swim through the veins:

Let’s think even bigger:
If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a rock down, it would take 45 minutes to reach the bottom:

Here’s what Jupiter would look like if it were the same distance to Earth as the Moon:

And here’s what a sunset on Mars looks like (ours is much better):

Did you know a compressed spring weighs more than a relaxed one?  
Apparently tension makes you fatter!!

We know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the ocean:

Now let’s talk about time:
The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series.

The Great Pyramid was built circa 2560 BC

Cleopatra lived 69 BC-30 BC and the first Moon landing was in 1969, AD
which means Cleopatra lived closer to the Moon landing than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.  Speaking of the pyramids,
they were as old to the Romans as the Romans are to us.

Here’s one more:
In 1903 the Wright Brothers flew for the first time

and in 1969, man landed on the Moon.
That’s only 66 years.

PHEW! That was intense.

Here's a picture of some dogs to chill you out:





And a bloody funny bunch of cartoons:




 

 







Now you & I know everything!!----fishducky

 





Thursday, May 28, 2015

33 RULES OF LIFE, AS MURPHY & I UNDERSTAND THEM



According to George Nichols, another engineer who was present, Murphy, in frustration, blamed the failure on his assistant, saying, "If that guy has any way of making a mistake, he will." Nichols' account is that "Murphy's law" came about through conversation among the other members of the team. It was condensed to "If it can happen, it will happen," and named for Murphy in mockery of what Nichols perceived as arrogance on Murphy's part. Others, including Edward Murphy's surviving son Robert Murphy, deny Nichols' account, and claim that his father's statement was along the lines of "If there's more than one way to do a job, and one of those ways will result in disaster, then somebody will do it that way."



(Stolen borrowed from aracmax.com.)


1. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.

2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

3. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

4. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

5. Back up my hard drive? How do I put it in reverse?

6. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

7. When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.

8. Seen it all, done it all. Can't remember most of it.

9. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

10. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

11. He's not dead. He's electroencephalographically challenged.

12. She's always late. In fact, her ancestors arrived on the "Juneflower."

13. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you.

14. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

15. Honk if you love peace and quiet.

16. Pardon my driving, I'm reloading.

17. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular? 
18. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

19. It is hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the higher cost of living.

20. Just remember if it wasn't for gravity, we'd all fall off.

21. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

22. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try and pass them.

23. You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

24. Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world population.

25. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

26. The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

27. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking.

28. Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.

29. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.

30. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

31. It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

32. Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.

33.I wished the buck stopped here, as I could use a few. 




























The older I get, the more I think Murphy was an optimist----fishducky