Thursday, January 11, 2007

More from the office wall

I love giving people an excuse to drop by and chat. The two main weapons of choice are a candy bucket and funny jokes/quotes/stuff on my office wall. Here's the one I just removed:

Strange Facts

  • Marilyn Monroe had eleven toes
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket
  • In 1987, pink frogs rained down on parts of England. Not once, but four times.
  • You are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood have only 206.
  • Arachibutryophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  • In Michigan it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hyrdrant.
  • Can openers weren't invented until 48 years after cans were invented.

One guy read my list and said, "Hey one of these is wrong. It says Ms. Monroe had eleven toes. Unless she was cremated, she still has eleven toes."

Got me there.

8 comments:

gobbla said...

she had it cut off. duh.

Redlefty said...

Ah, you are correct. The sixth toe on her left foot was surgically removed early in her Hollywood career. So even without cremation she only has ten toes today.

This internet thing is amazing.

Newman said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Thank you, also, for sharing Studylight....

Newman

Redlefty said...

Wow James, the honor is mine. You are already having a great impact on so many people and I know there is more yet to come.

p.s. -- My aunt and uncle (also blog readers) live in Broken Arrow and are two of my favorite people. Oklahoma sure seems like a friendly place, based on whom I know from there.

Newman said...

Oklahoma is a pretty friendly place. You'll have to let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you or your family in BA. I have been attending classes at night in Claremore which is not far from BA.

FishrCutB8 said...

You really need to reconsider the candy bucket...maybe healthy snacks. If Lou and JP heard about this....

Redlefty said...

Ha! I say bring it on. Lou has a nasty ice cream habit and JP loves the alcohol, and they know I know that they know I know. So it's like the Cold War... mutually assured embarrasement creates a ceasefire.

Besides, I only eat dark chocolate. Less sugar and more cocoa... so I can justify it easier. :)

Brina said...

Good for people to know.