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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun Friday

A little bit of natural history....... (Thanks Molly)



Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go?

Wonder no more!!!

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

"Freeze a jolly good fellow"

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole.”!!!

You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you!


What are the chances this would be appreciated?

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the wife.
"They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans," he replies.
"Put them back, we can't afford them," says the wife, and so they carry on shopping.
A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
"What do you think you're doing?" asks the husband.
"It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replies the wife.
Her husband retorts, "So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."
On the PA system: 'Cleanup on aisle 25, we have a husband down.'

Thanks Jerry -
In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'

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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only ...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus,the word GOLF entered into the English language.

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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time US TV was Fred and Wilma

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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air,
the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. If all four are off the ground - look out!

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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace

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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name

A. Obsession

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Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand

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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints, and in old England there was also quarts available, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'

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Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 when... (Jerry)

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years..

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Don't delete this
just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee
taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you
can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?


Thought for the day:
"A smile is the light in your window
that tells others that there is
a caring, sharing person inside."
~ Denis Waitley


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Terrific post Sandie. How was Disneyworld?

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Lots of good reading in today's post. Hope you are all home, safe and sound. Susan

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sandie Sweetie...
I love this post. So many cute things. No I did not try to lick my elbow. I can only seem them in the mirror and I am not one of the contortionists either. So nope, not me.

Sure does cost a lot more than I would have thought to raise pets, heck we could have bought at least two houses by now.

Didn't know about the kings from a deck of cards either. That was interesting.

Oh sweetie, thank you for the wonderful share today. My laugh was the husband pushing the bed to the stove. Just like a man isn't it?

Have a gorgeous day. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Pat MacKenzie said...

You had me laughing out loud at the penguins...and trying to lick my elbow!!! Thanks for a cheery start to my day.

Doris Sturm said...

WOW! What a potent post! I normally don't like long posts, but I could not quit reading this. This was fantabulous ;-) The last one blew my mind - it's nice to know it's working because I breezed right through it - I'm going to forward this on - it's too fantastic!

Also, I found your interesting factlettes very entertaining, especially the ones that explained where a certain phrase/saying came from in the world do you have time to plan a vacation and a post for every day - you are one busy lady!

I hope you had a blast at Disney World! Oh, by the way, did I mention that I WANT PHOTOS?


Chicken Wrangler said...

I DID think you knew something about penguins! You got me there, friend!

Ginny said...

Goodness, I feel that I've just had a college course in stuff that's really fun, for a change!! You got me on the penguin joke!! I was visulizing the circle of them pecking holes in the ice!! Your blog reminds me of mine!! I come by way of Doris. Keep up the fun posts!

Melanie said...

Lots of interesting trivia, Sandie. I cracked up about the penguins. Too funny! Hope you had a nice trip! :)

That corgi :) said...

LOL about the penquins, got me on that one. I thought "wow, they are really compassionate animals" and then I got to the punch lines :)

and the cartoon with the guy wheeling his wife's bed in to make breakfast on her birthday, too funny too!!

I know you had a great time at Disneyworld!! when are you due home?


Together We Save said...

I love this post!! You are so funny... you totaly had me with the penguins!

Jane said...

Wonderful! Will email you soon!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Funny Friday!!! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Disney World! Missed you!

Stella said...

I told my hubby just yesterday it was costing more to raise the dogs than it did the kids.

Mevely317 said...

You had me hook-line-n-sinker with the penguin story, Sandie! Good ones, all!

HOOTIN' ANNI said... had me rollin'!!!