Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thursday again?


So you think you already know everything? Here are 13 things you may not have known (I got this in an email and thought some of these were good!) I don't know if the banner is from KellyNello or goofy girl but say hello to both of them any way!

  1. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. (You know you just tried to think of one...didn't you!)
  2. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  3. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  4. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
  5. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  6. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. (I would have loved to see that!)
  7. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  8. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. (You know you're curious....really, no love for Betty!)
  9. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights. (So then that also means that you'll spend an average of 6 months of your life bitching about being stopped at red lights :-) )
  10. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. (I still like dogs more, vocal sounds or not!)
  11. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  12. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. (Well that makes me feel better....after eating me, he can't stick out his tongue and make fun of me for going near him....whew!)
  13. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. (What a frightening thought!)

Well, now you know everything! It's rude to not leave a message....so leave me some love here people! Also say hello to Carmen because she has a GREAT new design by Goofy girl. And as long as you're saying hello, make sure to stop by Janet and tell her Amy sent you so she knows that Michelle isn't the only one who sends people over to her.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

26 comments:

Something's Missing said...

Everytime I see this, I just KNOW I can find a word that rhymes with purple, lol!

My Thursday Thirteen is up.

Happy Thursday!

e said...

Some of those things I did not know, and even though I knew the first one, it didn't stop me from trying to think of a rhyming word. :\

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Your Thursday Thirteen is very interesting.Your #5 is really very true. I did some typing job too and it is very true that your left does most of the work. Your #4 really surprised me as peanuts are my favorite. #13 is frightening indeed. If our noses don't stop growing....we might become pinocchio. (Lol.)
Thanks for dropping and I enjoyed reading yours.

Carmen said...

I spent a lot of time tryig to rhyme those words, you know. I'll never get that part of my life back! :)

Barbara said...

Most of these I didn't have a clue about until I read this. I, too, would have loved to have seen the frozen Niagara Falls - but it was a little before my time. :)

My TT is up.

MysteriousLady said...

Did know any of that! I learned something new.

Happy TT!

robin said...

I want to know whose job it was to count the ridges on the dime.

I'm up: http://sisterrobin.blog-city.com

Oh - and 11 was disproved on Mythbusters.

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

Yeah, I like dogs better too!

and frankly, Robin, I wonder how did they disprove that? I was about to say that its a good thing because our goldfish is in such a small tank, if they did not forget so fast, it would get WAY boring; wouldn't it?

Maribeth said...

Well you should have heard Fritz tonight! You'd have thought he had more vocal chords than a cat! Man what a barker!
Good list. Most I did not know.
Happy Thursday!

Knitting Maniac said...

interesting on the crocodile fact.

Happy TT! Mine is up, too.

sahm said...

hi and happy TT

Lyn said...

My T13 - Classic Books I've Never Read Edition is up at Bloggin' Outloud. Thanks!

Lyn said...

Oh, btw, thanks for the trivia. Now how do you know that about gold fish? lol

Suzy said...

What a great list...I didn't know many of, or wait...ANY of this stuff. LOL Now I'm glad I do! =o)

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

Does this mean that people who are allergic to peanuts can't handle dynamite? Hmmm...

Sometimes I wish I were a goldfish!

What! Really? My nose is going to get even BIGGER? SHITE!

Thank you for sending people to me, you rawwwwwwk!

Mine's up!

Kelli said...

Gosh, these are interesting facts. I wish that my nose wasn't getting any bigger! I love my dogs vocal sounds too! And sometimes I feel like I hae the memory of a goldfish! Fantastic list!

FrogLegs said...

I had to go dump out my sons vitamins-- those are all he gets. LOL! GREAT list!!! happy TT!

...my 2 cents said...

Interesting list!! Have a great Thursday!!

Yoshi said...

very interseting list. I'm pretty sure there's gotta be word that rhymes with purple. I'll find it yet!

I can't imagine that our eyes are the same size from birth. I'm guessing in proportion to your face? or literally the same size? scary!

The Tempest said...

Well that explains why old men's noses and ears are so large!


My Tt is up too.

Heather Smith said...

Those are interesting facts, and I'm with you about liking dogs better than cats!
Mine are up here and here!

Anthony said...

So, with its 3-second memory span, the goldfish would have never gotten to #12, having re-read #11 over and over, forgetting that he had read it before.

Momma PiƱata said...

Cats sure are vocal!

Thanks for the interesting facts! Mine is up too now :)

Carmen said...

Awww, aren't you sweet with your shout out. :)

I'm having a party to celebrate. You are invited!

Tracie said...

Great list!! I knew that nothing rymed with orange, but purple was new to me.....and I can't stop trying to think of one that will....

Hails said...

Purple - Irkle - u know like the "did i do that" guy! haha! Okay that was stupid! Great TT!