Thursday, January 25, 2007

inner dork: hodge-podge

I'm getting to be a fan of the "hodge-podge" inner dorks. So many useless facts, so little time to blog.

Did you know...

Playing cards in India are round.
(I wonder if that makes them easier or harder to organize and hold?)

The Nine of Hearts is considered the symbol of love.
(That's why I am always empty handed.)

The Ace of Spades symbolizes death.
(I suddenly have a Motorhead song in my head.)

It's rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a Breathalyzer to read zero.
(Not true. But chewing gum with make you blow less of a reading. Courtesy of a cop. You're welcome. Also why I always have gum when I leave the bar. And for fresh kissable breath, of course.)

Colgate (as in the toothpaste) translates into the command "go hang yourself" in Spanish.
(Useful after a rough night and you wake up to that, "who are you?" person lying next to you.)

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
(Mine is currently pink)

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
(Talk about a head stone.)
(Neck pain.)
(Stone head.)
(Yep, that's all I've got.)

Los Angeles's full name is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.
(Yeah. L.A. just seems so much easier to say.)

There is a resort town in New Mexico called Truth or Consequences.
(I'll pick Truth for $500, Alex.)

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
(Wow. Now there's pressure.)
(I'm just picturing a female ferret running to all the male ferret's favorite water holes, panic written all over her face and saying, "please, please, mate with me!!!! If you don't I'll die" I think this is the equivalant of the male solider leaving for war. "This may be my last chance to ever have sex...")

The leech has thirty-two brains.
(Seriously, why? Does it really have that much to think about? Suck or die. Suck or die. I would think that would pretty much cover all of the basis right there.)

Thank you and good night!


Bre said...

Truth or Consequences just may be my next vacation spot!

Jay said...

Outer Dork: I like the hodge-podge theme. So, did you know...

The oldest European-discovered city in the United States in St. Augustine, Florida, founded by the Spanish in 1565.

Chakka Khan's real name is Yvette Stevens.

The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War (1651–1986) was a war between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly (located off the southwest coast of the United Kingdom). It is said to have been extended by the lack of a peace treaty for 335 years without a single shot being fired, which would make it both the world's longest war and the war with the fewest casualties. Despite the uncertain validity of the declaration of war, peace was finally declared in 1986.

The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.

That's all I got. Enjoy.

Party Girl said...

bre: I'll meet you there for a drink. Deal?

Jay: I did know that about St. Augustine, Fl, but not the others. Thanks, babe.

limpy99 said...

"If you like to gamble/I'm your man/win some, lose some/all the same to me"

I love me some Lemmy

Party Girl said...

Limpy: Oh, yeah.

...and the chorus has been stuck in my head since I typed it out.

Damn, me.

GirlGoyle said...

hahahaha...these are great! I think I know quite a few leeches...the brain is there but the thought process is redundant.

Bre said...

absolutely - bring your cute shoes and I'll bring mine!