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Thursday, March 22, 2018

OMG Facts

1. Lawyer: Now, Mrs Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?
    Witness: By Death
    Lawyer: and by whose death was it terminated?
    - Actual court transcript, rinkworks.com

2. "So far, this is the oldest I've been."
     - Comedian George Carlin

3. Plants grow larger and more quickly when watered with warm water than those watered    with cold water.

4. The number of calories in Girl Scout cookies sold each year totals about 210,162,000,000

5. Humans shed around 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That means we'll lose 105 pounds of skin by the age of 70.

6. "You spend 90 percent of your life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired."
     - Author Robert Brault

7. A program was launched in Belgium in 2001 to replace sugary drinks and soda in school lunches with beer.

8. 65% of test subjects had the urge to yawn after merely reading about yawning.

30 comments:

  1. Okay! These are a hoot! Thanks for the giggles!

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    1. Grace; you're welcome. I do like to make people laugh.

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  2. Oh that last one is SO true...in fact...I'm yawning now.

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    1. only slightly confused; oh no! time for a nap?

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  3. These are great, but #5...EWWWW!!

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    1. joeh; why ewww? It's a natural function and unnoticeable 99% of the time.

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  4. Those were fun and I am a fan of Brault. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Hope you have found the pneumonia shot. It is really common here.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; I've never heard of Brault before this. Pneumonia isn't as common out here, we're a warmer country, but maybe I just don't know about all the cases. I don't know if we have immunisations for it, probably we do.

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  5. Add me to those who yawned after the last. I am obviously VERY suggestible.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I don't yawn after reading about it, but I do yawn if enough people around me are yawning. Also I start yawning about thirty minutes after taking an antihistamine and that goes on for about an hour.

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  6. They're all fun. Dumb as it sounds (No. 1), I suppose it all must be in the record.

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    1. Joanne; I've read about more than a few silly things lawyers have said in the courtroom, so I'd say funny mistakes are more common than they'd like us to know about.

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  7. #7 has me wondering if it worked:):)

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    1. Buttons Thoughts; I'm guessing NO. Who would want to teach a classroom full of beery breathed burping kiddies? And possibly they'd keep falling asleep too.

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  8. I need to try the warm water in our plants...

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    1. Jimmy; I would think especially in winter plants would be more responsive to warm water. Apparently it's less of a shock to the roots than cold water and applies mostly to house plants.

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  9. Europeans seem to have a very different attitude to beer. It was not unusual in Germany to see people drinking beer at breakfast time. I dare say beer is probably better for children than soft drinks.

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    1. Andrew; beer at breakfast? That's a new one on me. Probably European beer isn't as strong as Aussie beer, so to them it's more like us having a coke, but even that I wouldn't have at breakfast. Children would get a shandy I'd think, not a full beer.

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  10. My sister used to get our miniature poodle's attention, then fake-yawn. The dog couldn't keep from yawning.

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    1. Val; that is funny, the poor dog, I hope she didn't do that too often.

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    1. Sharon; I try to pick out the amusing ones and ditch the rest. They're on a calendar I received at Christmas. One fact per day.

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  12. Good facts - knew about the watering of plants.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; I learned about the warm water back in the late 60s-early 70s when Tupperware brought out their houseplants range of pretty pots and the saleslady informed us that houseplants do better with warm water. Since I don't have houseplants due to hayfever, I never bothered to try it, but it stuck in the memory.

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  13. Okay, that whole skin shedding thing. I seriously almost choked on my coffee. So gross. I didn't know that about plants now I'm going to try it! I always thought re-potting them into bigger pots made them grow bigger. - Great post. :)

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  14. Angel Stew & Devil's Brew; welcome to drifting. it isn't so gross when you think it happens a tiny bit at a time, daily. It would be more yuk if the whole lot just dropped off in a heap a couple of times a year.
    Re-potting does help, it gives the plants new soil to spread roots into and more space as well, but the warm water is a good idea, especially in winter in a cold climate. Drop in tomorrow and see my Words for Wednesday effort.

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  15. 95% of lawyers give the other 5% a bad name.

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  16. Yawning is a funny one. Contagious, for sure.

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  17. An American man and a Englishman sat opposite in he train The American said 'Good morning sir' The Englishman nodded. ten minutes pass when the American man says. 'You English stiff upper lip types are not at all talkative. The Bnglish Guy nodded The American Guy say's I try to be sociable; you see I am part Irish Jewish polish and french. The Englishman immediately replied saying; 'How Sporting of your mother'.

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  18. Phew! Thank goodness I've shed those pesky 105 pound of skin! I'm chubby enough without them. :)

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