January 29th, 2003

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Bizarre Useless Facts

From an e-newsletter ... I make no claims for their accuracy
... enjoy

Butterflies taste with their feet.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens
every year.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for
dating are already married.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose
and ears never stop growing.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their
bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
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An elderly couple had been dating for some time. Finally they
decided it was time for marriage. Before the wedding, they went
out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their
marriage might work.

They discussed finances, living arrangements and so on. Finally
the old gentleman decided it was time to broach the subject
of their physical relationship. "How do you feel about sex?"
he asked, rather trustingly.

"Well," she says, responding very carefully, "I'd have to say
I would like it infrequently." The old gentleman sat quietly
for a moment. Then looking over his glasses, looked her in the
eye casually and asked, . . . "Was that one or two words?"
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For Ellie's Mum ... and everyone else :)

After a Southern man moved from Atlanta to a city suburb,
a fellow passenger on a train asked how he liked it in the

"It was difficult at first," the man replied, "but it's a
lot better since I got myself a paramour."

The passenger was astonished. "A paramour?" he said. "Does
your wife know?"

"Sure," said the Southerner. "Why should she care how I cut
the lawn."