Thursday, June 21, 2007

inner dork: things that make you go, huh?

All things odd, fascinating, interesting, and that make you tilt your head to the side like my dog does when she is puzzled and cornfused.

Did you know...

Mosquito repellents do not repel. They hide you. (Na-na-na-na. You can't see me.) The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they do not know you are there.
(Bzz. Bzz. I can smell the blood, but I cannot see the blood. Bzz. I am so confused.)
(Side note: if you don't like spraying chemicals on you, such as OFF! attach a dryer sheet to a fan (using a clothespin and attaching the sheet to the outer plastic covering) and it naturally repels flys and all things which suck blood (or just suck) Honest. It totally works. Plus, no deadly chemicals on you. Ah. Nice.)

The holes in flyswatters are used to lower air resistance.
(...and that's why I prefer a rolled up newspaper.)

Scotch tape has been used as an anti-corrosive shield on the Goodyear Blimp.
(Wow. Don't know about you, but boy I feel safe knowing that. I mean Scotch tape holds all things that are strong and durable, like paper, so a flying object just makes sense.)

The side of a hammer is called a cheek.
(Which makes sense because it is next to the nose.)

The average woman consumes six pounds of lipstick in her lifetime.
(Burp. I wonder how much Lipsmacker the average women consumes?)
(And how much men consume)

Mixing Sani-Flush and Comet cleaners has been known to cause explosions.
(Raise your hand if you're thinking of testing this one out. C'mon. Limpy, Phollower I see the wheels a turnin'.)

People in China (So, Chinese people) sometimes use firecrackers around their homes as fire alarms.
(*Turns head to the side and says, "huh?"* Can someone explain that one to me?) Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh. Duh. I was totally thinking burglar alarm. Duh. Okay. I got it. Fire would make it go Boom!) (Thanks) (Did I mention I just gradumated?) (And I'm off to grad school?) (Wish me luck.)

Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
(Okay. Who is picturing a Frigidaire in a ice hut? Uh, who?)

A typical double mattress contains as many as two million house dust mites.
(So how many are in a non-typical mattress?)
(Oh. And ew.)


HST said...

yeah that whole dust mite thing SUCKS. I happen to be one of the people allergic to those dust mites and let me tell you, a mite proof mattress costs about as much as my vacation to england so it's allergy medication for me.

GirlGoyle said...

OK....yuck on the dust mites....yuck yuck yuck. Will a dryer sheet fix those I wonder.

ptg said...

you know, that is why my husband doesn't read blogs. because then he would get ideas and I would be less one bathroom in our house.

Party Girl said...

hst: How does a mattress become mite-proof? Me, curious.

GG: Yeah. Needless to say, I cleaned yesterday.

ptg: Oh, c'mon. Where's your sense of adventure and fun? Besides. Guilt on his part. New bathroom on your part. Ta dah!

*ptg is off to Home Depot as we speak*

limpy99 said...

I am so buying me some Sani-Flush and Comet this weekend.