Friday, February 5, 2010

Fun Fact Friday.

Last night, 2 Buddhist monks walked into the sushi restaurant.

Not a joke. Totes 100% serious.


So today is Friday.

Leave your FACT in the comments. Don't tell me how funny or pretty I am unless you are also making my brain smarter (honestly, I don't know if that's even possible).

Fun Fact: In the early 1900's, an elephant was actually tried, convicted, and hanged for murdering a politician's daughter during a circus parade.

Happy Weekending!

sarah (signature)


Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

HOLY CRAP (to the elephant fact). And yes I was waiting for a punch line for the first story.

FACT: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was originally entitled Headcheese, but was changed at the last minute.

Good thing I doubt I'd want to see a movie called HEADCHEESE. It makes me ill thinking about that. And headcheese is a real thing.

Headcheese: sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig - VOM!

MODG said...

fuck. i have no fucking fun fact. But I'm thinking if I made one up you would have no idea.

Fun fact:
When you ovulate and are more fertile, your face gets rounder and glowier and your boobs a little rounder and higher to attract a mate.
that is actually a real fact.
Oh and your voice gets a little higher.

carrie1 said...

Fun Fact Friday:

I'm a bitch

And I offend people (I did this twice yesterday on my blog)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

In Cambodia, male prostitutes outnumber female prostitutes by a ratio of three to one.

Hmmm....perhaps a field trip is in order.

Renee said...

Alcohol does not make you fat, as previously thought. It actually makes you LEAN
....on your boyfriend, against the wall and in the rare an unfortunate occasion, against the toilet seat.

hotpants™ said...

Did you know that Barry Manilow wrote these commercial jingles?

"I am stuck on Band-Aid cause Band-Aid's stuck on me.

"Like a good neighbor, State farm is there."

Sarah RDH said...

Yeah this is what my google search of "fun facts" has produced for you:

Every year, Australia holds The Nude Olympics - Maslin Beach
Every February with events such as tug-of-war, frisbee-throwing and a Best Bum competition.

Exciting, I know!

B-Dub said...

Fact: Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. And he is a smoker- just the kind of guy I want my punks looking up to!

jayme said...

in the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it "Bitch"

Brown Girl said...

For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.

Just let me know if you need me to be your pincher. I'm not even Egyptian but I'll do it cause I'm nice like that.

HoustonGurly said...

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Rach said...

The Bible is the world's best-selling book.

The Bible is ALSO the world's most-shoplifted book.

AuntBT said...

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. Sounds like the USPS is trying to make us fat.

ZDub said...

Fun Fact: Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Melli said...

FACT: The federal government is now spending $2 for every $1 it takes in. Maybe we should have a relief drive for the federal government - Hope for America. We could all sponsor a Senator for $200 an hour.

Cat said...

FUN FACT: About two of every three counties in Alabama are dry. However, Alabama permits the sale of fireworks, tobacco and firearms with virtually no restrictions or regulations.

I don't suggest anyone visit Alabama!

Kiera said...

No quarterback born in the state of TEXAS has ever won a superbowl.

I just asked my hub to tell me a fun fact, bc I still refuse to google them.

Maybe he has esp with you on the whole Texas thing

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I got a kick out of Cat's comment. I live in Alabama (not originally from here mind you) and it's true what they say you DO need a passport to come down here - FACT!

Mama Taylor said...

Fun Fact: The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

Kristin said...

Fun fact for today's never good when a baby learns how to take off his diaper.

saltsays said...

Where I live it is a written law that you are not allowed to take a lion to the movies with you.

Which basically means that some fool at some point in history took a lion to the movies and something bad happened to ruin it for everyone else.

Ginger said...

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off.

Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. (Maybe that would helped that poor animal not get killed!)

Existential Waitress said...

The core temperature of a dolphin is normally between 35°C and 36.9°C.

B/c you never know when you might need to know the core temperature of a dolphin.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Not the elephant in that picture! That is happiest elephant ever ...

So, fact (had to google):

Drinking 16 ounces of ice water(0 degrees Celsius), requires the body to burn 17.5 Calories to warm the water up to body temperature. The recommended daily intake of water is 64 ounces (eight 8-ounce glasses). The body will burn 70 Calories if this amount is consumed as ice water.