Weird history fact. Elizabeth I had the woman that invented the starch that made her lace collar stand up straight executed. So she would not share the secret. Do you know any interesting history facts.
That's messed up!
Legal for a man to urinate on the left rear wheel of his horse-drawn wagon on Market Street in San Francisco.
Nope, I don't. :(
How are you. Are things any better?
Things started looking up, but I've come down with the flu. It's had me in bed for three days now. :(
There are other things as well. Ugh, this is where personal messages would come in handy at!!!! How are you, sweetheart?
Maybe somebody is trying to tell you something like you should get more rest.
Archduke Ferdinand (whose assassination set off WWI) was killed by accident after three other attempts and an attempted suicide by one of the assassins.
Charles Lindbergh was into eugenics. He believed in German racial supremacy. In his later years he had two families, the known family in America and a secret family in Germany. He had a wife and three children in Germany. Nutjob!
Wow I never knew that I knew he was a white supremacist. I found out Martin Luther hated Jews recently.
All sturgeon caught in British waters are legally the property of the Queen.
So are the swans
Nutella was made for Italian soldiers during WWII
A hummingbird's heart rate drops from 500 beats a minute to 10 when it goes to sleep.
Wow that's quite a range.
Every 4 seconds, somebody on Earth opens a can of SPAM.
I never have
I have, but it is not any part of my diet now.
The average American worker has held 8 different jobs by the age of 40.
I know Hippo Milk is Pink - Does that count???
It sure does sweetheart.
How did grocers get their name? They sold goods by the gross.
The Incas measured time by how long it took to a potato to cook.
Lucky they didn't have microwaves :-)
Herbert Hoover never accepted his presidential salary.
Apparently many many senators and Congresspeople don't accept their salaries - or donate them to charity - that as something I learned during the shutdown - many more did so during the shutdown - but there was a list if those who already did
Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath crown to hide the fact that he was balding.
More Americans have died in automobile accidents than have died in all U.S. wars.
Amen is the same n more languages than any other word. Taxi is second.
That is really interesting.
Seeing is believing: Even a blind chameleon will change its color to match its surroundings.
Napoleon suffered from hemorrhoids.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one of her feet (I can't remember), so she always posed where that foot wouldn't show the toes.
Wow! That is a crazy fact! So interesting. Thanks, TOPS!
Lord of the Rings author RR Tolkien helped C. S. Lewis develop the story of The Chronicles of Narnia.
M&M's was invented at the request of the army during WWII so the soldiers would have a candy that didn't melt in their hands and make them slippery when needing their rifles at a seconds notice.
Think you Dave, that used to be my favorite candy. Either my tastes have changed or they change the formula. They don't taste that good anymore.
Melts in your mouth - not in your hands!
Cool fact Dave!
I used to love to take a whole bunch and milt them under my tongue to eat them all at once the chocolate was nice and soft and squishy.
I sometimes take a few and out them in my coffee. Delish!!
Chicken, that's a classic goldie but oldie.
Someone has seen that episode of Unwrapped with Marc summers.
Is that show still on?
I'm not entirely sure. I haven't seen it in the past few years. I used to watch the food channel a lot but I don't watch it that much anymore
Me either. I used to like it when it was actually a cooking show. I used to watch sara molton every night. I learned a lot from her.
Opposing Marine units never engaged each other during the civil war. They both followed an unwritten rule that if an opposing Marine unit is already on the field then the 2nd is obliged to pull back. This really pissed-off Lee.
Apparently they had more respect for each other than devotion to their causes.
It's interesting to know. My son-in-law was the United States Marine. Andrew Jackson dressed like a woman in hopes to escape.
Jackson was Army though, not USMC.
Will that explains it all then :-)
Lol. In my mind it does too. Lol.
One of my sons was in the army. But he's also a duck fan, so no accounting for his taste.
The phrase bug used to describe a problem in computer software comes from a malfunction in one of the earliest computers where the program didn't work because of a literal bug inside it- a moth, specifically.
You that's interesting to know.
I cant think of anything right now but my husband ate a bag of Mounds bars and now I am panicking that I might be short on candy. He couldn't eat the chips?
Almond joy's got nuts, mounds don't.
They do indeed! First i will give out the skittles. I might have to resort to dreaded apples or pennies. Im gonna get egged!
When twilight sleep came out for use in childbirth it didn't actually put birthing women unconscious- they felt everything and thrashed around from the medication, restraints were often used, babies had to be cut out of the birth canal because
Mothers couldn't push. However, it did cause amnesia, which is why it worked marketed as painless birth. Just left you with a nastier recovery many times.
Wow that's not so good for the baby either thank you.
It's not, the general rule is mom in distress = baby in distress. Like contractions that are too long hurt the mom and deprive the baby of oxygen. I want to be a doula on the side some day, or a childbirth educator once I finish my degree!
1949 Popular Mechanics:
Computers in the future may perhaps only weigh 1.5 tons.
This is awesome!
Oh that's so funny when I was in college a computer was the size of the big room.
Same here with huge air-conditioners to keep them cool.
George Washington was not the first president. There was one before him. His exact title and how he was elected was slightly different so he isn't recognized as first.
Please share more about that that's very interesting.
Here ya go!
Thank You that's really interesting. I forwarded to my son who is the majored in history.
Wow John Hancock was a President...that is so cool! Thanks for sharing!
FDR passed away in the company of his mistress, not his wife.
Hey SOH wife. How are you? Is your head feeling better now?
Yes, in Warm Springs, Georgia. And his daughter new about the affair and didn't tell Eleanor.
I think she knew about it anyway. It was a long term affair.
It's my tonsil, actually. I have a canker that's an inch in diameter. It's way better after I got a steroid shot
Eleanor was not a good looking woman. Fact.
Rumor has it that his wife didn't care because she was having her own side fling......with a woman.
With all my heart I wish that approximately 10% of our population did not have to hide their sexuality. She was an amazingly brilliant and wonderful person though.
They don't have to hide, but freedom means being able to judge people and their actions. Honesty on her part would have been nice.
Vin Diesel and Ashton Kutcher have twins. And Charlie Sheen has an evil twin that locked him up and ruined Zbest sitcom in history. Shame on you Chuck Laurie for not forgiving Charlie!
Yikes, Ashton got all the looks in that one.
Michael Kutcher has cerebral palsy
Mike Nesmith's (from the Monkees) mom invented liquid paper aka white out.
I knew that
I just loved the monkeys. One tap time my cousin's neighbor girl follow me all over the place. She just drove me crazy I finally asked her why. Apparently I look a lot like Mickey Dolan's. His cousin lived in the Seattle area.
Elizabeth wanted to be the only person that wore a collar like that.
So sad. Today we all know anyway that she used Niagra aerosol spray starch.