Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's too cold for contemplative thought

So here's some of the facts I have floating around in my head:

 It's illegal to own the issue of Penthouse featuring the photos of Vanessa Williams because an underage Traci Lords is the Pet of the Month.

 Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand.

 One of the top five shoplifted items in drugstores is Preparation H.

 In India, films under three hours are considered too short for the ticket price.

 If you have gum on your face, use more gum to remove it.

 In ancient Rome, you could buy ground meat mixed with spices and pine nuts, flattened, cooked and served on bread.

 The inventor of the lava lamp was trying to invent a timer.

 Silly Putty was originally developed as a wallpaper cleaner.

 More money is spent feeding the prisoners in the state of California than is spent to feed the children in all the public schools in the country.

 You've Lost That Loving Feeling is the song that has been played the most on the radio.

Richard Chamberlin is gay and has been living at the beach with his longtime companion for years and years.

 An extreme lack of sleep can permanently alter a person's personality. 

Women are generally better able to handle the pain of getting a tattoo than men.

S.O.S pads were first introduced as a giveaway to promote a line of aluminum pots and pans.

 Rob Feenie, the celebrated chef from Vancouver Canada, did not allow his employees to make eye contact with him for a period of time.

 When Van Halen required M&M's with the brown ones removed in their contracts, it was requested to see if the venue was really reading the contract.

 The game Tetris for the mobile phone has sold over 100 million units.

 Clark Gable was obsessive about his personal hygiene and showered several times a day.  He also shaved off his body hair.  However, his smoking habit combined with his false teeth gave him horrible breathe.

 Vivan Vance, known for playing Ethel Murtz, actually hated William Frawley, the actor who played Fred Murtz, with a firey passion She refused to take publicity photos with him and only spoke to him when they had scenes together.

Queen Elizabeth II can strip and service a car engine.

 The voice actress Norma McMillan, known for Gumby, Davey and Goliath and Caper the Friendly Ghost is also the mother of Alison Arngrim, the actress who played Nellie Oleson.

Jane Powell dated my godmother's uncle and attended the family Christmas gathering one year.

 In the state of Texas, it is illegal to milk another person's cow.

Honolulu is the only place in the US with a royal palace.

The call of a kookaburra is regularly heard in the sound effects of a jungle, but kookaburras are only found in Australia.

 Mozart was a Freemason.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

More people are killed by donkeys every year than are killed in plane crashes.

Camels were imported to Australia to carry equipment across the desert, some escaped and are wild now.  However, they have zero negative impact on the environment so they are left alone. 

I'm going to go put my slippers on!  Stay warm everyone!

Amanda's beauty tip of the day:  When the weather is very cold, keep your lip balm on hand and use it often!

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