Life in the Flatland
It's Friday night & I am bored. Did a little web surfing. Here is some of it:
Weird facts (Hey, I found 'em on the internet, so they must be true.):
There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo.
A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet.
Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate.
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
In 32 years. there are about 1 billion seconds. (Equal to one-half a Roe-tation)
A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.
In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.
A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife. (my fav of the bunch)
For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.
"Knowledge is Good!" Dean Wormer
Good Sunday afternoon, folks. I just came inside from a bit of gardening work & noticed that Multi's gettin' a shave.
I also noticed it was too friggin' hot to go back outside. A guy said to me yesterday that it was hotter than a popcorn fart, but I always thought it was 'dryer than.' That set me to thinking, though, about what expressions there are for painting pictures of this heat wave. I ripped some stuff off the net & here it comes. If you have some more, I'd love to read them.
It's so hot that I saw two trees fighting over a dog. It's so hot, today I saw a chicken lay a fried egg. It's so hot that birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. It was so hot Bill Clinton got a slurpee and then went to 7/11. It's so hot that cows are giving evaporated milk. It's so hot that you've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
It was so hot... All the corn on the stalks started popping and flying through the air. The cows thought it was snowing. And they froze to death. It's so hot, I saw squirrels fanning their nuts. Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs.
Whaa, you not laughing? Gimmee some better ones. Stay cool, y'all.