Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday 13

This Thursday, I am still in hardwood floor hell. But, it's almost done, and the floors honestly look beautiful. Because my brain is so shorted out, I decided to find 13 strange facts that you can use to amaze your friends and neighbors with when your brain, too, is shorted out. As per the usual, to visit the other Thursday 13 participants, click here

1. Dogs only sweat glands are between their paw pads (so they are getting sweaty feet stink all over my floors? eeew)

2. In a deck of cards, 52 cards represent the 52 weeks in a year and the 4 suits, the four seasons (I never really thought of that...)

3. Play-Doh was originally formulated for use as a wallpaper cleaner. (so let your kids put it all over the walls. They will be cleaner. Really)

4. The name jeep is derivative of the expression "G.P" military slang for General Purpose Vehicle (interesting...)

5. 'Cinderella' has been made into a movie more times than any other story. (and they wonder why we have such a distorted idea about marriage....)

6. An ostrich eye is bigger than it's brain. (this one was for you, Jo)

7.Cats have 2 sets of vocal cords ( I could have told you that. I think some of mine have double...)

8.TIP is an acronym for 'to insure promptness'- and once upon a time was given in advance. (Would they give it back if they weren't prompt? Doubtful)

9.Houseflies hum in the key of F (so the next time you are looking for a tuning fork...)

10.A dime has 118 ridges around the edge (who had the patience to sit and count that?)

11.Podunk is in Massachusetts. (I always wondered. That would be a lovely address "Podunk, Mass.)

12. Big Bird's costume is made from turkey feather dyed a reasonable shade of shocking yellow. (Reasonable? They call that Reasonable?)

13.Six 8-stud lego pieces can be combined into 102,981,500 ways. Whoa. (That just hurts my brain)


Bubblewench said...

that was fun..

sybil law said...

I'm smarter today!
And I LOVE the smell of Play Doh!!!

Daryl said...

I think the 118 ridges on the dime is also representative of something .. not sure what ..

Daryl said...

a quarter has 119, a half dollar has 150 and a dollar coin has 133 ridges and the reason for the ridges is so you can shave the metal off the coin!!!!!

I knew there was a reason but I mistakenly thought it had to do with the # of ridges

My expressions LIVE said...

It hurst my brain that you came up with all of that.....great post...xoxoxoxo.... I knew nurses had lots of time on there

Mary said...

Next time my son tells me he needs more legos because there is nothing left to do with the ones he has, I'm going o tell him to start counting possible combinations. That should keep him busy for a while.

Anonymous said...

Love all that!! Hmmmm.....I live in Mass and I couldn't fine Podunk in google maps. Never heard of it. Where is it? What's it near?

Wife of a Sailor said...

I learned a few new things. Thanks!

Happy TT and thanks for visiting my blog!

Mimi said...

I think that Podunk is also in Northern California, just saying.

Great list!