Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Whatever happened to Saturday night?" ~ The Eagles, Saturday Night

This is the first Saturday night that I've had off from work in so long that I can't remember when the last one was no matter how hard I try. It probably wasn't all that long ago but just seems like it because I'm getting old and my memory is going but I'm sure it's been close to six months, if not longer.

So what sort of wonderful things did I do with this first Saturday night not at work? Not a whole heck of a lot! Actually, what I've done is closed myself off in the computer room upstairs while Amanda has not one but two friends over for the night. Laura and Rachel are both good kids but somehow this house seems even smaller when there are two more 14-year old females occupying it and it just seemed wiser to retreat!

That said, it gave me lots of time to mindlessly surf the Internet and I came across what I thought were some interesting, though perfectly useless, facts that I felt I should share so that I'm not the only font of useless knowledge walking around out there! So, courtesy of The Wildlife Page, I bring you these interesting little tidbits:

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Two thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

The longest one syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back on the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Yep, I know how to live it up on a Saturday night!


  1. Anonymous9:08 PM EST

    Interesting...... my life is enriched!

  2. Oh, you poor soul! You need to get out more - and I don't mean just driving your darling daughter to that place on the other side of Worcester. If neccessary, Melissa & I are prepared to kidnap you, take you out on the town, and show you what Saturday nights are SUPPOSED to be like!!


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