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Friday’s Fun Facts
Well, it’s another Friday in BAD! Kitty Land, and we all need to let off steam, laugh and be grateful for Friday’s! So… being that I have had a great response from all of you out there about the weekly Friday Fun, I’ll be keeping this feature going as long as you all enjoy it. Here’s this weeks wacky and fun stuff that I have searched for and now bring to you…
- In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe.
- The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion with beer foam as a way of warding off death. (OK, no kissing for you if you mix these two things! Yuck!)
- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- A Connecticut Toy maker, Hero builders, sells action figures of President George W. Bush, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which are all major figures tied to the September 11, 2001 WTC attacks.(double icky!)
- A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day. (OK , all I have to say is…I pity the person who had the job to figure this one out.)
- Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males. ( Makes me glad I’m not dating anymore!)
- A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy. (I will never say Jiffy…trust me.)
- Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals. (Oh, I want some of these!)
- A rocket-like device can be traced back to Ancient Greece when a flying steam-powered pigeon was built out of wood.
- Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford. (Oh, I wish I didn’t know this one now, I so loved my super beetle, Red Betty!)
- Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisement was located on the back of the stamp for various products. (Makes me wonder, did that mean that coupons were left on the tongue)
- Have a great day all, and smile… it’s Friday! Heather www.badkittyartstudio.com