Saturday, June 20, 2009

[did you know?] Forwarded Trivia

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Coca-Cola was originally contain cocaine.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris weighs over 1000 elephants.

there are actually two types of humans? The slightly larger and less intelligent kind, males, have protruding external genitalia called "penises" that are used for making important life decisions. Meanwhile, females have these nifty things called "vaginas" that no one understands yet, especially males

In 1879, a mail service in Belgium employed 37 cats to carry bundles of letters to villages around the town of Liege, this experiment was shorted-lived as the cats proved thoroughly undisciplined. Just plain weird...even by my standards.

The greatest recorded number of children that have been born by one mother is 69! The poor lass gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and a measly 4 sets of quadruplets. Even in the days before IVF!

Males, on average, think about sex every 7 seconds.

Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus

13% of Americans actually believe that some parts of the moon are made of cheese...yummy

The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in celcius degrees... How do they know that?

Fish that live more than 800 meters below the ocean surface don't have eyes. Eeewwwwww

Hydrogen is an explosive gas. Oxygen supports combustion. Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.

Walt Disney's autograph bears no resemblance to the famous Disney logo he was also impotent.

The Dutch town of Leeuwarden can be spelled 225 different ways-
1. Leeuwaarden
2. Leewaarden
3. Leewarden
4. Leuwarden
5. leuwaardenn
6. Leuuwarrden......
224. Bradford

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Go on, try it then

The Ramses brand condom is named after the great phaoroh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
# Spades - King David
# Hearts - Charlemagne
# Clubs - Alexander the Great
# Diamonds - Julius Caesar

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.

101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die during the movie.

To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

You're most likely to win the UK's Lotto if you buy your ticket on a saturday rather than a wednesday. Because you are more likey to die before the number draw than win.

In York, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow (except on Sundays)

On average, 90% Dutch teenagers can speak fluent English whereas only 80% American teenagers can speak fluent English. (Just incase you didnt know, English is not the first langauge of The Netherlands.)

In Texas, a recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. Only in Texas....

No piece of square dry paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

The people who make school kitchens, also make electric chairs.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

1 in every 200 people are a psychopath and they look just like everyone else......

An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.

All the chemicals in the human body have a combined value of approximately £4.00 (6.25 Euro)

In Alaska, it is legal to shoot bears. However, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

You are most likely to be murdered or raped by a family member or a close friend (98% of all murders). Whereas being murdered by a derranged lunatic down a dark alley is very rare.

Bill "Four eyes" Gates has enough money to buy every house in Alaska, greedy bastard!

Did you know?...Mexico City sinks about 10 inches a year

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Next time you feel a sneeze coming try it!

The expression "to get fired" comes from long, long ago. When clans wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down.

The word 'corr' actually means 'odd' in Irish.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". In English this means 'The City of Angels'

In France, a five year old child can buy an alcholic drink in a bar

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shop local!

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
The Economy
  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
The Environment
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
The Community
  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

[quote them] Am I Wise?

From a poster apparently at the Village Coffee Cafe (in Pretoria?) in South Africa:
"Old is... when you look in the mirror and think 'Aren't I Wise.' (by Marcella Markham)" :-D