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Thursday, March 8, 2018

OMG facts

1. there are at least 100,000 chemical reactions going on in a normal human brain every second.

2. "It's strange how memory gets twisted and pulled like taffy in its retelling"
     Writer Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

3. "The older I get, the faster I was"
       Basketball star Charles Barkley

4. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva.

5. Of the 247 billion email messages sent every day, 81% are pure spam.

6. In 2003, there were 86 days of below-freezing weather in Hell, Michigan.  *

7. 85% of American shoppers go to their right when entering a store.

8. A sneeze travels out of your mouth at more than 100mph  **

9. "We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress"
     Humorist Will Rogers

10. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

11. Mr Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television in 1952

12. Temperature can affect a person's appetite. A cold person is more likely to eat more food.

* so Hell has actually frozen over several times

** so the people standing nearby will be fine, but the person at the end of the block should cover their nose and mouth?

24 comments:

  1. Loved, loved, loved your additional comment for #6!

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    1. Grace; think of all those things that are supposed to happen when Hell freezes over, everyone who says I'll do that when Hell freezes over etc.

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  2. All true, so far as I know. In my artist/show days, the right hand turn is so true. New exhibitors would panic as they saw "the gate" turn right at opening time. We would soothe them; pretty soon they would be around.

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    1. Joanne; I've noticed similar in Australia, in supermarkets people turn right to the shelved goods first, then the fresh produce can go on top of the cart and not get squashed I suppose.

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  3. Love these, and now if I am up to anything dishonest I will be careful not to lick anything.

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    1. joeh; I think you're pretty safe, licking would smear the print.

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  4. Nmber three......ain't THAT the truth.

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  5. 1. I can think of a number of people where that number must be considerably less.

    10. Useful for an amputee who wants to use fingerprint security on your phone.

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    1. Andrew; probably people who are retarded in some way or perhaps in a coma, and those who just don't think fast enough.
      I hadn't thought of amputees and security in relation to tongues, I would have thought they'd use voice recognition.

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  6. An intriguing selection. And how I wish sneezers would cover their face.

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    1. Elephant's Child; yes and coughers too. I now have a persistent cough as a side effect of the blood pressure medication, so I cover my mouth each time I cough even though I'm not contagious, and still I see people looking at me and wondering.

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  7. A 100mph sneeze I would have never thought!

    Hell freezing over, that is funny unless you are in Hell, Michigan I suppose.

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    1. Jimmy; this is how it manages to spread so far so fast. Sneaky little germs aren't they?

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  8. And there is a Hell River where they have an ice fishing contest each year, so Hell has to freeze over or no contest.

    Probably about half of that spam ends up in my email inbox! LOL

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    1. messymimi; I didn't know about Hell River. I'm going to be more careful now about promising things when Hell freezes over.

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  9. I go to my right when I enter my supermarket...as that is where the fruit, vegetable and raw nuts section is...and that is my first point of shopping.

    I guess Hell, Michigan was the reason why The Eagles reformed to perform again after firmly declaring they wouldn't perform again until "Hell freezes over!"

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    1. Lee; I go to my right to pick up cat food first, then non perishables like coffee, detergent etc and finish up with the fruit and veg which is to the left of the entrance. You could be right about The Eagles.

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    2. I must have been standing on my head when I wrote my previous comment!! I go to my left, not my right!

      God! Don't I know my left from my right?? lol

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  10. These are equal parts funny and surprising. I'm sure scientists are going to know much more about the brain within the next fifty years; I just wish I would still be around to read about it.

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    1. jenny_o; sometimes the surprising ones are more interesting, although I do like a good laugh as well.

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  11. I guess the people in Hell, Michigan, want ice water...to wash down all that extra food they're eating because they're cold.

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    1. Val; if that was me, I'd be washing food down with hot coffee, I can't drink ice water when it's winter here, let alone winter there.

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  12. This doesn't sound like a good way to spend your day, but I am glad that you went in and got yourself checked, and that you are back home resting with Lola.

    ** Royal1688**

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