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La Verita
I am a half kuwaiti/half american girl living in Kuwait. I am perpetually suspended in the granite hollow that fills the space between two worlds... Not quite who I am, not quite who I want to be... Cat-lover, poet, music-nut. I currently hold a PHD in both BS and Smartass. In short, I pitch my tent in the median of life..


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Saturday, October 29, 2005
Incidental Minutiae


>>>> Coca-Cola was originally green. (Why??)

>>>> The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. (That isn't as weird as the fact that all the continents start with 'A' except Europe! Ishma3na Europe, ya3ny?? Why not Arope??)

>>>> The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (How would you test that?)

>>>> There are two credit cards for every person in the United States. (I wonder if that statistic excludes outliers like .. oh, I don't know... The Hilton sisters! Or Usher.. or Michael Jackson for that matter!)

>>>> Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

>>>> You can't kill yourself by holding your breath. (Duh!)

>>>> It is impossible to lick your elbow. (If any of you out there can do this.. let me know.. seriously..)

>>>> People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a millisecond.

>>>> It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. (This little tid-bit comes courtesy of "The Farmers Guide to the Universe" - pocket edition)

>>>> The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. (Toughest tongue twister might come in a close second..)

>>>> If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze,you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. (At least someone has said 'God Bless you' by that point...)

>>>> Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history.
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne
Spades - King David
Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
(I wonder who the queens represent...
Clubs > Rosie O'Donnel?
Hearts> Princess Di?
Diamonds> Oprah Winfrey?
Spades> David Spade? :P )

>>>> 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (How is that even possible?)

>>>> If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the persondied as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. (Ok, now that is just a good piece of info right there!)

>>>> What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laserprinters all have in common? Answer: All invented by women. (Enough said.)

>>>> A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (Why would it ever need to? Come to think of it.. Why do any of us need to!?)

>>>> A snail can sleep for three years. (wanaasa...)

>>>> All polar bears are left handed.

>>>> American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. {That one's for you, Entre'! ;)}

>>>> Butterflies taste with their feet.

>>>> Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. (I don't know about that... I'm sure they could if they really wanted to..)

>>>> In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

>>>> On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. (I don't... but replace that spider with a cockroach and now you're talking!)

>>>> Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'. (hmmm... did not know that..)

>>>> The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. (Why would anybody need to know that!? and moreover... who is the lame-a** scientist with nothing better to do than get ants inebriated??)

>>>> The electric chair was invented by a dentist. (Go figure..)

>>>> The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to squirt blood 30 feet. (Now, that's a party trick!)

>>>> Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

>>>> Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times. (Ok.. now I'm worried...:s )

>>>> The cigarette lighter was invented before the matchbox. (?)

>>>> Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

>>>> And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow. (Seriously, if you can do it, tell me...)
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-Layla


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I was trying to lick my elbow while reading the rest of the list!

Yup, I can't!
 


>>>> A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (Why would it ever need to? Come to think of it.. Why do any of us need to!?)


Ooooh Krispy dear you did not just ask that...
I could give you a nice long list but... I'm fasting and must maintain propriety...

Gigi, suggestively ;)
 


How do you test the strength of your tongue? Suck my dick!
 


hehehe I know delicately... I tried too, bes ma yindara.. maybe someone out there can!

gigi > Maybe you can send me the gift as an 3eediya.. :D

q8tyshareef> shareef?? I don't think so...
 


Dixie,
Honest people dont like this kind of stuff?
 


q8tyshareef hey dude, try sucking it yourself and let us know how it goes.
 


I dont know about the accuracy of this but here are a few thoughts/

=The cost of an olive would be around 0.10 (a dime, which is alot) So that means they had to cut down by 400,000 olives for that year. If we assume one per salad per passenger then that means 1095 olives per day, so for an average of 10 first class seats, that means American Airlines flew an average of 110 flights per day in 1987. I could also estimate their revenue if you want. just from an olive :p

Assassination comes from the word Hashashin or the people that smoke hash, who used to live in the mountains of Syria, smoke hash and go kill political figures at the time of Salah Adin.

I wish I produce kids like a rat, I could rule the world.......and break my back carrying diapers :S
 


Gigi said...
>>>> A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. (Why would it ever need to? Come to think of it.. Why do any of us need to!?)


Ooooh Krispy dear you did not just ask that...
I could give you a nice long list but... I'm fasting and must maintain propriety...)

It's obvious what you wanted to say...LOL
 


Equalizer> Cool stuff about the American Airlines thing.. Also, I knew about the origin of the word assassin, but perhaps our modern version of the word was invented by Shakespear.. who knows?

Entre'> Thanx for that, hun! ;)
 


Trying to lick your elbow... this used to keep my sister busy for hours! She was convinced that, since she could pick her nose with her own tongue, she could surely reach her elbow. *gross Wierdness... it runs in the family. Hee hee
 


Unknown entity> That is weirdness right there.... I'm sure ur sis is great at parties :P
 


i can touch my nose with my tongue...
 


really...? I'm intrigued.. ;)
 


Actually, people say "Bless You" because it was believed that evil spirits were the cause, not because your heart stops. When the phrase was first used, (waaay back in antiquity) people had no idea that the heart stops when you sneeze, so that has nothing whatsoever to do with the phrase "Bless You".
 
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