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#975784 - Yesterday at 12:13 AM Saturdiner
gymcandy1 Online   happy
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 29996
Loc: Mead, Oklahoma
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Interesting Facts

Fact 2. The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet.
Fact 3. The thing that hangs from the top of the beak of a turkey is called the snood.
Fact 4. The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
Fact 5. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
Fact 6. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
Fact 7. The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma.
Fact 8. The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
Fact 9. The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms.
Fact 10. The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year.
Fact 11. The Toronto Maple Leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs.
Fact 12. The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon five times a day for an entire year.
Fact 13. The total number of episodes for the sitcom “I Love Lucy” was 180.
Fact 14. The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.
Fact 15. The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items.
Fact 16. The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”
Fact 17. The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a “Squirrel Day” festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest.
Fact 18. The town with the most stop signs per capita than any other in the US: LaConner, Washington
Fact 19. The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law.
Fact 20. The tridacna clam can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
Fact 21. The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.
Fact 22. The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the center of its head and one on the top of its head.
Fact 23. The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States.
Fact 24. The TV show “Saturday Night Live” made its debut on October 11, 1975.
Fact 25. The TV show Doctor Who, when it was popular, had an audience of 110 million people.
Fact 26. The two factories of the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces approximately 100,000 pounds of jelly beans a day. this amounts to about 1,250,000 jelly beans an hour.
Fact 27. The two top toys in 1950 were Silly Putty which sold for $1, and Crayola crayons which sold for 50 cents.
Fact 28. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.
Fact 29. The U.S. army packs Tabasco pepper sauce in every ration kit that they give to soldiers.
Fact 30. The U.S. paid Russia $7.2 million for Alaska in 1867.
Fact 31. The Uape Indians, who live in the Amazon, mix the ashes of their recently cremated relatives with alcohol, then all members of the family drink the mix with fond memories of the deceased.
Fact 32. The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing.
Fact 33. The United Parcel Service shipped the killer whale Keiko (star of Disney movie “Free Willy”) from Mexico City to Newport, Oregon in 1998.
Fact 34. The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
Fact 35. The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.
Fact 36. The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
Fact 37. The University of Plymouth was the first university to offer a degree in surfing.
Fact 38. The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre.
Fact 39. The USS Abraham Lincoln has five gymnasiums on the ship and a basketball league with 22 teams.
Fact 40. The USSR launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957.
Fact 41. The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually.
Fact 42. The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.
Fact 43. The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours.
Fact 44. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510.
Fact 45. The water displacement product, WD-40, can be found in 80% of American homes.
Fact 46. The water inside of a coconut is identical to human blood plasma. Many lives in third world countries have been saved from coconut water fed through an IV.
Fact 47. The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer.
Fact 74. Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.
Fact 75. Traditionally, wild cabbage was used as an aphrodisiac.
Fact 76. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
Fact 77. Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country.
Fact 78. Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
Fact 79. Tropical rainforests cover about 7% of the Earth and receive over 80 inches of rain every year.
Fact 80. True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets.
Fact 81. Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920.
Fact 82. Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920.
Fact 83. Turkeys can have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys dropped dead because of heart attacks.
Fact 84. Turkeys have a wingspan of approximately 4.5 feet.
Fact 85. Turtles can breathe through their butts.
Fact 86. Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon.
Fact 87. Twit is the name given for a pregnant goldfish.
Fact 88. TWIX Caramel Cookie Bars were first introduced in 1979.
Fact 89. Two million red blood cells die every second.
Fact 90. Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.
Fact 91. Two out of five people end up marrying their first love.
Fact 92. Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario.
Fact 93. Tycho Brahe, a 16th century astronomer, lost his nose in a duel with one of his students over a mathematical computation. He wore a silver replacement nose for the rest of his life.
Fact 94. TYPEWRITER, is one of the longest words that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard.
Fact 95. U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram.
Fact 96. U.S. Postal Service processes 38 million address changes each year.
Fact 97. Ukrainian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, created the modern day Christian calendar.
Fact 98. Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day.
Fact 99. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
Fact 100. Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

Good morning everyboomie. welcome


When I originally started doing these little threads it really WAS morning when I posted, as I drank my morning coffee. yes

Now it's late, and I've had a long day, and I'm bone tired. tired

Not an easy time to be chipper and funny, but then 8am in the morning, when I'm trying to wake, up is not eggzactly a great time to be chipper and funny either. wink

Anyway tonight I think I am just dying to check into Slumber Hotel for an all expense paid trip to DreanLand. happydance

Welcome to the weekend everyone, and have a happy day! yay

"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in." Will Rogers

#975788 - Yesterday at 12:38 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
venus Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5377
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Joe, I feel about the same way now. Props to you for starting the "morning" threads every night while feeling exhausted. yes Hope you have a great Saturday.

It's late Friday night for me, and I feel about as exhausted as Joe. Luckily, I have a three day weekend, which I haven't had in years. happydance Now I'll just have to try not to dwell on the fact that my home store location is unknown once again. rolleyes lol No plans for tomorrow yet. I may go out with my friend or I may stay in and play more Dreamfall with Thorsgoats depending on who's available/what plan suits which person better. I'm off so I can be flexible. grin

As for now, I'm off to sleep. Have a terrific Saturday, everyone. summer

#975802 - Yesterday at 04:21 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Lex Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 4936
Loc: Isle of Man
About the only time I make it to this thread is Saturday morning and I then browse the week's offerings as I raise my cup of coffee to Joe (for whose efforts thanks as always) and the rest of you in the diner.

Have a good weekend all - mine may well include gardening and wallpapering, not necessarily in that order! smile
Life is what happens while you're making other plans.

#975803 - Yesterday at 04:27 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Kaki's Sister Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 17045
Loc: Marlborough USA
Good Morning Joe, venus and Lex. Joe hope you have happy dreams. Venus enjoy your day off. Lex gardening sounds relaxing but I don't think wallpapering does! Coffee is ready. Happy Day All! wave

#975818 - Yesterday at 06:56 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
GBC Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 14354
Loc: Massachusetts
Good Morning Boomers: summer

Joe, thanks for the informative facts. Have a great day! urock

Venus, nice you have the entire weekend.

Lex, nice to see you in the Diner. Enjoy your coffee.

Gerry, coffee needed here. Enjoy the day.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Family get togethers for us this weekend. Cookouts ahead. woot

#975819 - Yesterday at 07:11 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
connie Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 8035
Loc: winter springs fl.
Good morning everyone. Joe, thanks for starting my days with a smile. thanks Ana, I hope your migraine is gone, Hugs. hearts I decided on a last minute Bar B Que for Monday. Robert and I will shop for goodies today. To all here and all who follow, have a Great start to the long weekend. Danish, Apple Turnovers, and Omelets in the NC. summer

#975821 - Yesterday at 07:43 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: connie]
Space Quest Fan Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9483
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Good morning everyone. Have a great day. happydance
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

#975827 - Yesterday at 09:41 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
venus Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5377
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Have fun gardening and wallpapering, Lex.

Thanks, and thanks for the coffee, Gerry.

Have fun at the family cookout, Gail. woot

Enjoy shopiing for the Bar B Que, Connie.

Have a great day, too, Space Quest.

Well, it looks as though I'm going out with my friend today. Time to get ready. wave

#975830 - Yesterday at 09:56 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
manxman Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 14947
Loc: Unionville
Good morning boomers. Hope everyone has a super Saturday smile
Off to do some grocery shopping now wave
Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.

#975833 - Yesterday at 10:13 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: manxman]
gymcandy1 Online   happy
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 29996
Loc: Mead, Oklahoma
Good morning everybody. happydance

I'm off for the weekend, but fixing to go out and work on the well pump. We have a water pressure problem. smirk

I hope you all have a super Saturday. yes

Venus I hope everything works out in your favor with the job changes. kissy

Ana I hope your day is a nice relaxing, pain free day. kissy

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. thanks

"Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in." Will Rogers

#975846 - Yesterday at 10:58 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 13603
Loc: northern Wisconsin
Joe good luck with the water pump!! Thanks for the chuckles and have a lovely day!

venus don't worry about it, what will be will be so have fun with your friend today! Have a lovely day!

Lex enjoy the coffee and have a lovely day!

Gerry thanks for the coffee and have a lovely day!

Gail a BBQ sounds like fun. None here in the rain. Have a lovely day!

Connie how nice to have a BBQ. Enjoy! Thanks for the danish and have a lovely day!

Space have a lovely day!

Manxman have a lovely day!

Ana hope your head is better and glad the pain is more tolerable. Hope you slept better last night. Have a lovely day!

May all of you traveling this holiday weekend have safe travels!!!


#975848 - Yesterday at 11:10 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Yankee Clipper Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 2064
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Happy Saturday all. I've been retired 14 years now and still look forward to Friday night/Saturday. Years ago a TV channel out of Austin aired horror movies, usually 3, on Friday nights and I'd make popcorn and get on the couch and watch then sleeeeep then wake up to static. Ah, the good ol' days.

Kitty Moira is sleeping in the corner here and snoring. Commander Buttons wants to eat again.......What again? The other 2 have dissassembled into the enviaroment (spelling?)

It's a lovely grey-lizard day here and cooler
I wish I were a cat and belonged to me ~ My Aunt Helen Mary Rose

#975857 - Yesterday at 12:10 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Sorta Blonde Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 7180
Loc: San Diego, CA
Way too quiet around here today again. Funny, since the news just announced that San Diego is the Number ONE destination for visitors on Labor Day weekend. Hummm. Well, maybe they are all at the 'attractions' and not in my neighborhood. I have to go shopping so I'm hoping the stores will be empty. Yesterday I made the mistake of going to Wally Mart and it was horrible. Too many people, loads of running kids, no baskets, long check out lines with people who kept sending their kids 'runners' to get something they forgot or had the wrong item. Hate that.

No Peacock for several days. We hear her hooting and honking so she's around, just not on my roof. Actually it's better since Orange kitty, who is still healing nicely, is staying around here more and more. Maybe when he came over (very very ill) from wherever he spends most of his life, they thought he was gone and stopped putting food out? Can't tell. Now he stays here all morning and afternoon, goes 'home' for a few hours and then back over here for the night. Looking so much better. All the fur he licked off his chest is regrowing. Hooray. The 'wound' is getting smaller day by day and isn't looking infected at all. He's wanting to be petted! Wow, a miracle. Comes over BEFORE eating and presents his head for a pet. Nice. Maybe he trusts me now.

Have to go shopping, can't help it, need allergy pills. Darn. Waiting for Costco to open to buzz in and out. Wish me luck.
WARNING! This person is extremely blonde...please type SLOWLY.

#975864 - Yesterday at 01:13 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42210
Loc: Alabama
Busy day. Hubby left for the UK this morning. I never sleep well when there is some big reason to get up the next morning. Hubby is always well organized, so it went well. Then home to feed monkeys and now it's time to feed me, and then, nap wave
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#975887 - Yesterday at 03:09 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Midge Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 04/30/00
Posts: 14610
Loc: Massachusetts
Hi all. Waiting to go back to work for the 5 to 8:30 shift. Ana I'm thinking of you my dear kissy. Hope you all are having a really good day.

Just do it.

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