Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fun and Not So Fun Facts

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

During his life time, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paints. (Not so funny)

During his life time, Herman Melville's Moby Dick sold only fifty copies (Not so funny)

For beer commercials they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.

Halle Berry's stunt double in Catwoman was a man.

If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne it will rise and fall continuously.

In high school, Robin Williams was voted the least likely to succeed.

In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through peoples clothes.

In Cleveland OH it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

Mark Twain didn't even make it through elementary school

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26 comments:

  1. Surprised Melville sold that many copies. Man, that book was gawdawful boring

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    1. grin.
      I never read it. I just couldn't get into hunting down a poor whale.

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  2. Thank you for sharing these facts. I have to try the one with the raisin. The one about the beer . . . Ew:)

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    1. The one that destroyed my illusions was finding out those perfect scoops of ice cream are made from mashed potatoes:(

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  3. Some neat things here today. Wishing you a great weekend.

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    2. And you, Ivy:)
      On the deleted comment, I called you Amy, no idea where that came from.......

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  4. illegal to catch mice? geez. Poor cats lol damn, those camcorders gave their owners an eye full haha

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    1. The mice one is really weird...
      And wouldn't that be a surprise if you discovered that capability on your camcorder?

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  5. "Least likely to succeed?" What a MEAN award! That school should have been ashamed of itself for even allowing that vote.

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    1. Mean and extremely cruel. That probably hung with him for years. But talk about Karma.....

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  6. I sure hope that one about chewing gum while peeling onions is true! I agree with Stephanie. What a mean thing to vote on.

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    1. Let me know if the chewing gum works with peeling onions:)
      It amazes me how cruel we, as humans,can truly be.

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  7. that probably wasn't the worst thing about that catwoman movie

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  8. How cruel that anyone should be voted least likely to succeed. I was Best Body. I hope they don't vote for that anymore. I went to an antiquarian book fair in D.C. about fifteen years ago. An autographed copy of Moby Dick was for sale for many thousands of dollars--far more than I could afford. I am a bit of a Melville fan.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Cruel and stupid.
      I hope that whatever plane Melville exists on he knows his book became a classic.

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  9. The least likely to succeed... That's both sad and funny.

    Hi Sandra.

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    1. I trust the idiots think about that every time they see him on the big screen.

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  10. I love this! I knew about Van Gogh. I am laughing at the x-ray vision of the camcorders. I knew about Mark Twain also:) Robin Williams was probably always goofing around so teachers would not think about his brilliance just that he didn't behave

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  11. Can you imagine someone buying a camcorder, recording, and.......Oops! 'But, honey, I had no idea.No really, she's not nearly as attractive as you.'

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  12. I'm going to have to try the raisn thing (and not entirely as an excuse to drink champagne)

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  13. Hmm.... didn't know know any of those facts. Poor Vincent Van Gogh. At least he has been cleared of committing suicide.

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