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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, November 23, 2012

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.

                                     Stuff You Just Have to Know

- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- A snail can sleep for three years.
- A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
- Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
- Almonds are members of the peach family.
- An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
- "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.
- Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
- There are more chickens than people in the world.
- Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
- The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."
And just in case you have a pressing need to call Antartica:
- The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672

Thank you Calamity Jane


Turkey works like Prozac! lol


What the turkeys learned for next year.

He forgot it wasn't Halloween???

Perspectives are funny things.

Hope you had a great one . . .


Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving with your family, a great meal, and have found a lot of things to be thankful for.

I'm very thankful and grateful for my bloggy friends.  



Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Seriously? Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated? Who knew!

Shelly said...

Whoever has the time to count the ridges in a dime has more time than I do! This is the kind of trivia I love!

jack69 said...

Yeah, this morning I feel like I could be a snail!

Loved the post,great need to know information. also as the mother sees it is good.

Love and have a great weekend. GReat picture of you in the bowl!!
From Florida, HUGS

val's alentejo said...

Hello Dear Sandie,
As you know Thanksgiving is only in America..
But I am glad that you had a wonderful thanksgiving.
This is an hilarious post.. so funny.
Thank you to you also for being my blogging friend.
val xx

Jeanie said...

I love the Prozac cartoon....I hope no one had a day where they felt like they needed that. I am thankful today that yesterday was a wonderful day with family and friends and that today it is all cleaned up.

Sandra said...

hope you are having a great time. i am just like the MOTHER SEES... cluck cluck the sky is falling.
I know some people whose brain is smaller than their eyeball. so does this mean i need to put all that paper work that is held together by rubber bands in the freezer? if so I am off to black Friday for a very large one

Gloria Hood said...

Stuffing the turkey with Prozac??? BAHAHAHA

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I loved the 'how the Mother sees it' cartoons! So TRUE! Hope you had a wonderful time and will be home safely soon. I'm going to decorate the house over the weekend...well that's the plan anyway! hugs, Linda

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You're awesome!!
This will be on my white board on Monday!! See who can come up with the most answers!!

- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Have a wonderful Left Over Day!

TexWisGirl said...

big thighs. ha ha!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Yes Ma'am, we did have a lovely day. Hope you did also.

Gentle hugs,

Munir said...

You don't want to stuff the Turkey with Prozac LOL
I hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving and that you are finding great buys today.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh this was a good one! I'm reading this out loud to my husband, we always look forward to reading your blog, he always asks whats Chatty got to say today! You got fans here!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Hilarious. So many funnies. Now I had no idea there were that many ridges around a dime. Ha!

And definitely, how Mother sees it is right on.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day today. Susan

Susannah said...

Hello Sandie, Love the funnies! The prozac one could work in certain families!!!!! Love them all!

Thanks you.

Buttercup said...

I didn't know any of these things. Having a quiet day. Passed up the shopping, except for some online stuff I could do in my pajamas. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Martha said...

Great fun post! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful :)

Wanda's Wings said...

I love "how a mother see its". That is so true!

Michaele said...

Great Friday post : ) I don't know where you get this stuff but it is either hillarious or useful and I LIKE it!

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. What a lot of interesting things for us to digest there! Loved the turkey carved as if it was Halloween. I think I am at one with the ostrich, as I'm sure MY eye is bigger than my brain! LOL!! Hugs.

EM Illustrator said...

You have a lovely happy face (hehe) Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving. A lot of funnies today my friend. enjoy your day..big hugs

That corgi :) said...

Loved the carved turkey! Too cute!!!

betty said...

Hey Sandie,

You had time to do this blog for us all.

After that big T.Dinner and stuffing.

Your energetic . Well they say once you eat a Turkey dinner

you feel like that you can conquer the world and then a big
drop of low enery later to be being tired.

True or false?

Who said that.

I read it once. Tee, hee

In Dear Abbey.

Ann said...

let me try this again.
That's exactly what my Friday face looks like but only near the end of the day.
Wish I would have thought of using prozac in the turkey

Granny Annie said...

I would never have dreamt you would have enough energy to post a "Fun Friday" the day after Thanksgiving. You are awesome.

Dolores said...

As usual, you have given me a good laugh...... and I needed one today. Thanksgiving with my family here was wonderful, but today was back to my new life....... I KNOW it will get better, one day at a time.
Thank you my sweet blogging friend!!

Paula said...

Like this post but I always like your post.

Pondside said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was a success on every level!

Jim said...

A nice post, Sandie. I enjoyed you list. BUT DON'T BET ANY MONEY ON ANY OF THEM!!

I Googled ""jiffy" is an actual unit of time" and found from Wikipedia that it is a small but undetermined amount of time. In electronics it is 1/60 of a second in the USA.

My favorite was the poor fellow who carved the turkey like a jack-o-lantern. I'm guessing that he had Thanksgiving and Halloween mixed up.

Ms. A said...

Interesting trivia and funny cartoons! I must be related to a snail.

You shopped? Are you crazy? Not me, I don't do it on a good day, much less a Black Friday.

SquirrelQueen said...

We are out numbered by chickens? Who knew? Those are fun facts and I love that 'carved' turkey.

Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

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Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm not sure which cartoon is funniest. ;-)

As always I can count on you for a good laugh or ten. ;-)

Knitty said...

Great post yet again! I loved the list. I will work many of those facts into conversation just because. ;-)

Love Of Quilts said...

Hope You All Had A Very Happy Thanksgiving. Lots of good jokes.

Merlesworld said...

Great blog, I learnt something and a had a laugh.

Annmarie Pipa said...

now that I know all of this stuff I am prepared for anything!!

My Journey With Candida said...

So many of those I had no idea about, like tigers having striped skin.... who woulda thought.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Love the dog photo at the end. :) My niece and her husband brought their labrador retriever Hank with them to the farm and he bounded out of the car, ready to play with his BFF Moby (sister and BIL's much older big dog.) Moby looked worn out like that on Thanksgiving night. :)

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie, dear friend,
Fridays are my favourite days too.
It's lovely to know that the weekend is ahead for having fun.
You are sharing lots of interesting things this day.
I love your wonderful blog, Sandie.
I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving with your dear family and beloved ones!
I really miss your comments, sweetheart, when I don't see you visiting me.I do not know why...
I send all my loving on your way.
God may bless you all!
Have a blessed Sunday and week ahead, my friend!
Christmas and the New Year is round the corner. Many people have already begun to prepare themselves for big celebrations for the Holidays.
If it is God's will, I'll be going for my dear family reunion in the Spring of 2013. I can't wait to see my folks again. Praise the Lord for His many blessings!
Warm Hugs,
Poet Starry.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thanks for all the laughs.

Ginny said...

Yes, I DID have to know all those things, each one is very cool and I printed them. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Sandie!

Melanie said...

You always find such funny cartoons! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your week! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Writers love this kind of trivia! Wouldn't it be fun to develop a character that's a trivia buff?

The cartoon with the mooing turkeys was a hoot. It reminds me of Chick-Fil-A's cows urging everyone to eat more chicken.


The Café Sucré Farine said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend and all that shopping didn't wear you out too much :) You have such fun stuff to share and your blog always brings a smile!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lot of funny stuff going on here.
Love the view on throwing kids in the air....LOL!

SweetMarie said...

Hope you had a wonderful visit in Ohio! All I needed to do was find some Prozac! LOL

Donna B. said...

LOL...just love all your funnies....but was blown away with -" Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself."

Jocelyn said...

Haha looooved the funfacts! Might use some of these for my future students :)

Dee said...

I am so tempted to count the ridges on the edge of the dime :)