Wednesday, October 27, 2004

JUST BEING WEIRD

The last couple of days have been very frustrating for us. I have been trying to get my daughter registered into high school and the home ed department still has not released her. I have a fax machine and sent the official notification that I wanted to terminate home schooling with them...but the gosh darn counselor on the other end does not know how to work the fax I guess. I spent over three hours trying to send it...I tried calling the counselor to see what was going on and she, of course, was no where to be found. As usual. I feel bad for my daughter because this only causes a bit of anxiety for her. But on the BRIGHTER side, her dad took her shopping and bought her tons of school supplies and hair thingies and cool sneakers and crazy socks (which she longs for) and a back pack and so on. So that made her excited. My parents a couple of weeks ago took her clothes shopping for her  birthday. (a belated birthday present) so they spoiled the life out of her and bought her close to $200 of new clothes and my daughter can find some DEALS...she will stretch that dollar as far as she can. So the child is all set up. My father did mention however that he does not want to hear about clothes for another year...LOL.

Okay...Today I received this in my email and just found some weird facts interesting....So I thought I would share it all with you.... things that make you go hmmmmm!!!!

WEIRD FACTS

- Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
- Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
- The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
- No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
- Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
- Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
- The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
- The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.
- A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
- Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
- The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
- Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
- The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
- Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
- Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
- All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
- Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
- Pearls melt in vinegar.
- Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
- The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
- It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
- A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
- The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
- Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.
- Turtles can breathe through their butts.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
- On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.
- On average people fear spiders more than death.
- Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
- Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
- Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
- It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
- The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
- A snail can sleep for three years.
- No word in the English language rhymes with "MONTH."
- Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
- Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- All polar bears are left handed.
- In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
- "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
- If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
- Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
- Almost everyone who reads this email will try to lick their elbow.

 

Well I wish you all a HAPPY HAPPY wednesday and make sure you tell someone how much you love and appreciate them!!!

PEACE

1 comment:

sonensmilinmon said...

Ellie,

I LOVE weird socks ... the crazier the better - gotta love your daughter for that alone.  Not that I get to wear them that often due to work and all having to be "professional" ::sigh::

Also I wanted to apologize for not commenting the past few entries.  But, you already know how I had been feeling.  And I truly appriciate all the kind and supportive comments you've left for me.  THANK YOU!

Monica
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