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Monday's Diner #1201612
11/10/19 05:32 PM
11/10/19 05:32 PM
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Calera, Oklahoma
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Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex minus reason.

~ Mason Cooley~
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More of that interesting factual stuff


There are mites that live on human faces—and you have some on yours right now.


Yep, there are tiny beings that live on your face. Microscopic follicle mites called Demodex make their homes in human eyelashes, eyebrows, pores, and hair follicles, writes the BBC. Demodex are minuscule, eight-legged, worm-like creatures that are totally harmless. Still, there are definitely some things to know about them that will make you shudder. Yes, they do lay eggs in your pores. No, they don't poop—at least while they're alive. Instead, they hold their waste inside their bodies and flush it out onto your skin upon their death. Seriously, WTF.

That "wasabi" you get with your sushi order isn't actually wasabi.

You know that little green ball of spicy deliciousness that comes with your favorite sushi roll? It's probably not really wasabi. In the U.S., 99 percent of sushi restaurants actually serve a horse-radish based concoction that is injected with green food coloring, writes the Washington Post. True wasabi is actually pretty rare, even in Japan.

There's a jellyfish whose sting will inflict you with a sense of impending doom.

The Irukandji is a species of one-inch-long jellyfish, whose stings will overcome victims with a sense of impending doom. Some patients have been so certain they are going to die that they've even asked their doctors to kill them. Irukandji stings also invoke vomiting, headaches, anxiety, and cramping. While they're not fatal when given the proper medical attention, these stings are certainly no picnic.

Most cruise ships have their own morgue.


Along with swimming pools, golf courses, and jaw-dropping theaters, most cruise ships are also equipped with a morgue. If any passenger dies while aboard, the ship's crew has to be able to tend to the body and store it until they arrive in port. An estimated 200 people die on cruise ships every year. Just think about that next time you sign up to sail away to paradise.

All Froot Loops are the same flavor.

You might have thought that pink loops were strawberry-flavored, orange loops orange-flavored, etc. but the only non-negligible difference is the color, discovered Time. If you thought you had a favorite, you thought wrong.

All human beings share 99.9 percent of the same genetic makeup.

Speaking of things being the all same, each human shares 99.9% percent of the same DNA. That means you're just 0.1 percent different than the person you hate the most. On the other hand, this WTF fact means you're also just 0.1 percentage point away from being Oprah.

The word for the color "blue" is a relatively modern invention.


Through studying literature, researchers determined that many of the ancient civilizations—including the Greeks, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrews—didn't have a word in their language to describe the color blue. In fact, the ancient Egyptians are the only people to exhibit evidence of perceiving the color. It makes you wonder which colors we have yet to discover. Be careful, you might be stuck thinking about it for the rest of your life.

In 1939, Hitler was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yes, that Hitler. The same year that World War II began, Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently, the member of Swedish parliament who nominated him intended the nomination as a satiric criticism in response to the nomination of then British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. However, his satire wasn't well received. And fortunately, the nomination was withdrawn. A WTF fact from history if there ever was one.

Frogs use their eyeballs to swallow.

Mother Nature gives us some serious WTF facts. If you've ever seen a frog close its eyes after it eats, it's not just blinking. After researchers used X-rays to observe frogs while they ate, they found that when swallowing, a frog will retract its eyeballs down to its esophagus to push the food down. Don't try that at home.

The current U.S. flag was designed by a 17-year-old for a school project.

In his junior year of high school, teenager Bob Heft designed a 50-star flag for a class project. At the time, the U.S. only had 48 states, and Heft got a B minus for his work. But his prediction that two more states would soon be added to the union turned out to be true. Two years later, after Heft wrote 21 letters and made 18 calls to the White House, President Eisenhower called the boy to tell him the country would be adopting his design. They made it official on July 4, 1960.

Bald eagles don't sound like you think they do.


Time to ruin another patriotic symbol for you. When you think of a bald eagle, you probably think of a majestic creature with a mighty call. But the piercing cry that most people associate with the bird is actually the sound made by the red-tailed hawk, used ubiquitously by Hollywood because it has a grander effect. Real bald eagles actually make more of a chirping noise. Not quite as inspiring.
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Good morning everyboomie. wave2


Pretty interesting stuff huh. That little fact about frogs eyeballs make me want to croak. wink


Well it's Monday again. Time to rewind and tighten those rubber bands, and start a new one. yay


I don't know what the day will have in store. Speaking of store, I do believe I'll need to make a Walmart run. idea


Not that that's a happy thought. razz


Whatever your day holds, I hope it brings you happiness. penguin


joe


There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats
Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201613
11/10/19 05:32 PM
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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201614
11/10/19 06:26 PM
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lol Joe! Monday holds snow, snow and more snow followed by single digit lows. It's a great day to be a dog walker! rotfl Have a happy one, my friend!

family, enjoy!

Have a happy day everyone!


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201624
11/10/19 07:56 PM
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Hey Ho Hello Joe Family and Ana laugh

Joe ... the frog fact is just to weird ... WHOA!

Family ... enjoy your shows!

Ana ... dress warm for your walks!

Gerry, I'll have a tall dark roast before my flight please

I'll be on the road for the next two weeks ... but plan to see y'all every day yes

L4L hearts

Have a wonderful day Joe Ana Family SpaceQuestFan Gerry Connie L4L and anyone else who pops in to say hi wave2


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201648
11/11/19 03:43 AM
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Good Morning Joe, family, Ana, soot and everyone. Joe have a good one even if you have to make a trip to WalMart! Family any cooking today? Ana that is a bummer! As soot said bundle up and stay safe and warm! Soot your tall dark roast is ready for your trip! Hope flight is on time! Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are ready.

wave cat Have a Great Monday everyone! cat wave


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201659
11/11/19 06:51 AM
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Good morning, have a Great Monday. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, BB Pancakes, Bacon, and French Toast in the NC. fall


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201691
11/11/19 12:24 PM
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Magnificent Monday ya'll puppy

Back from the vet. Lil Soot got a good report. Now it's time to make bread.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood here. Doors and windows open, but a cold cold wind is supposed to blow in tonight bringing rain and temps in the 30's. I had an appointment for tomorrow, but nope nada not going to happen. Not going out in that.

Have a great day

wavegirl


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-Roger Caras
Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201699
11/11/19 12:57 PM
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Guess Chicagoland is in for a long winter. Snow has already fall twice and it's not even Dec yet!
Hardest part of this weather is getting the dog out for a walk. I'm petrified of walking if I can't see the ground. People who came to get Huey were late today because of the snow. I tried 3 times to get him to do his stuff in the area nearest to my home but he refused; not enough good smells. They just got here about half an hour ago. So he's off to play get some 'relief'. So, I feel better now.

Have a good day wave


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201708
11/11/19 04:00 PM
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I walk almost every day. During winter I use an elastic band to which small spikes are attached to .

It's perfect on snow and even ice.

Here is an exemple: SPIKES

I hope it can be of help.

Chief wave

Re: Monday's Diner [Re: gymcandy1] #1201712
11/11/19 05:22 PM
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Good evening Boomers. wave


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Re: Monday's Diner [Re: Chief] #1201724
11/11/19 06:53 PM
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Chief, I agree with you! I use Yaktrax when I walk. Same principle. As someone who walk ten miles a day rain, sleet snow or shine, it's just a matter of having the right equipment!

L4L, I'm so happy Lil Soot got a good report!

SpaceQ, snowing by you yet?

soot, safe travels!

Connie, how are you doing?

Gerry, it was 6 degree windchill all day! I was toasty warm though!

butterflybabe, glad your pup finally had an outing!


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