Tidbits From The Earth


Each week the hometown newspaper has a column entitled, “Did you know?”  It is a list of little known facts (little known to the general public… there maybe some who do know everything).  A few of these are facinating:

Did you know…

  • that until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels (Always wondered how they came up with that name)
  • that in 1943, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation (I would have guessed suffocation or claustrophobia)
  • that you should never hold your nose and cover your mouth while sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeball
  • that aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months (I like to think that I am alergic to them year-round)
  • that approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesday’s (why could it not be on a Friday or Saturday on game nights?)
  • that polar bears can eat up to 86 penguins in a single setting
  • that every three days a human stomach grows a new lining (what happens to the old ones?)
  • that watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour long baseball game (must be from the laughing one does while watching the suds.  I would have to disagree especially when watching a football game at C & L’s… of course that is not baseball)
  • THAT IN SARATOGA FLORIDA IT IS ILLEGAL TO SING WHILE WEARING A BATHING SUIT (why and how about singing in the nude… not that I would want to push the envelope)
  • that about one-third of all Americans flush while still seated on the toilet (ok…)
  • that on average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs (mmm…. good)

Now that I have educated you all, go out and have a Snickers bar, go to Saratoga and sing in your bathing suit,  and laugh those calories away watching a soap opera.

4 thoughts on “Tidbits From The Earth”

  1. derek, you beat me to it!! I was going to say that some of the above statistics were made up. Because I know 1/7 of your life is spent on Wednesdays. And just for you jamiahsh, 3/7 of your life is spent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That’s almost half!! 1/14 of your life is spent on Monday Mornings!!

    I’m sure polar bears would eat penguins if they were served to them in a zoo, but since Penguins and Polar bears live on opposite sides of the earth, I don’t think they meet often in the wild.

    Does that give you any hints on the rest of the tidbits?

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