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Pondering Life’s Little Oddities

Did you now it is impossible to lick your elbow?  Seriously, I’ve tried and failed miserably. 

As I get older and my mind wanders more frequently, I think about things that I never thought about before.  I like interesting trivia and facts I’ll never need.  Did you know if you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee?  I should be able to brew a whole pot of Folgers by now.

–FYI…The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.  This may be something you want to share with a guy when you’re on a date that’s going badly.  If that doesn’t scare him off then grab a taxi and get the hell out of Dodge.

–Were you aware that a sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 miles per hour?   I could blow a lot of dust off my furniture just by sneezing on it.

–A whale’s penis is called a dork.  ::snort::

–An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.  This explains a lot about my ex-husband.

–Women blink nearly twice as much as men.  That’s because half of the time, when the male species speaks, words fail us.

–Turtles can breathe through their butts.  I got nothin’.

–The chameleon has a tongue that is one and a half times the length of his body.   I wonder if Gene Simmons of KISS is aware of this.  He’ll be so jealous.

–The IRS admits that one in five people who call their help line get the wrong answer to their question.  I don’t know how this can be since no one ever answers the phone at the IRS anyway.

–The thong accounts for 25% of the United States women’s underwear market.  I guess I fall into the 75% that doesn’t want a piece of underwear floss getting lost in my butt cheeks.

So the next time you’re at a party and the conversation revolves around talk of aching bones, urinary incontinence and Viagra, you can pull out a useless fact and amaze your friends with your superior knowledge.  The great thing about these facts is you can recycle them at your next party because we forget 80% of what we learn every day anyway and no one is going to remember them.

Now I’m off to find out if it’s really true that the average person will eat about 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.  I’ll get back to you.

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