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Thursday Thirteen #2 or #124

I adore Stumble Upon, as the fantastic Nola of Nolanotes says: “It’s like T.V. for my computer”
Thanks to Stumble Upon, we have this week’s Thursday Thirteen, my 2nd.
Thirteen random facts everyone should know, but nobody really does.
Enjoy!

1. The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

2. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon. Makes me think of that book, How To Eat Fried Worms
I guess this is good information in case I’m ever on that crazy survive on an island show.

3. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

4. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. You know you’re sitting there reciting the alphabet and spelling this like you don’t believe me.

5. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. All together now… “damn”. If you decide to test this theory… I am absolving myself right now of all responsibility, and you having just read this, agree that I am not liable for anything that happens as a result of your stupidity curiosity.

6. There is a city called Rome on every continent. Well isn’t that special. Yep, go check your atlas’ and maps now. I’ll wait.

7.Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness. Does anyone else hear Alanis’ song “Ironic” right now?

8. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different! Go on and test this out, I’ll wait.

9. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin! So, should that cleaning product be called skindust instead?

10. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. It’s all that mascara weighing our eyes down, right? No, it’s because we blink instead of rolling our eyes at you.

11. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible. Now, while this is a really cool fact. Just why? Can you imagine that game of paper, rock, scissors? Loser had to taste.

12. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.” *Sigh*, I’ll wait while you check your calender.

**Coca-Cola would be green if coloring werenโ€™t added to it.** I left this in as a bonus because I can’t live without my Diet Coke and that kind of eeks me out a bit.

13. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue! Damn. Take that Gene Simmons.

The website that I Stumbled can be found here. There were 50 facts in all and it was really hard to whittle it down to 13. Hope y’all enjoyed my 2nd Thursday Thirteen!
More Thursday Thirteeners can be found here and here

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39 Comments

  1. Wow…that is some great info. I had no idea a french kiss was called an english kiss…thats funny. And who determined beatles taste like bacon??? lol…Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

  2. Wonderful… now I can say with all honesty when asked… Yes, I have been all over the house today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I lurv #10! I never can think of 13 things to list, so I don’t participate in Thursday 13. Although I find these posts hilarious! Thanks for sharing the random things that we should know but don’t!

  4. I used to drink tons of diet coke – now I indulge in much healthier soda water with a dash of flavor – no sodium, no sugar, no calories, no sugar substitute – the sweetness of diet coke kinda sickens me now. I’ve gotten used to the simpleness of soda water.

  5. I’m intrigued by this greed diet Coke thing. I try to avoid caramel color, so I think they should just leave it well enough alone.

  6. very useful information. particularly, the giraffe tidbit and the bug one. that one will be useful, if i ever get lost in the wilderness.
    i’m going to start doing this thursday thirteen…next week. but…are you doing haiku friday, tomorrow?
    xoxo

  7. I love Stumble Upon too and you’re reminding me I haven’t stumbled in too long… Those are some pretty interesting findings. I didn’t check any of them and took your word for it, but the only one I have serious doubts about it the French/English kiss one since I’m fluent in French and I recall no such thing. Could be slang maybe? Happy TT!

  8. As an official bee geek, I can tell you that the honey found in the tombs tasted like regular honey. It stays exactly the same because of the qualities of honey itself – antibacterial, antifungal, crystalizes. Bees have been around a lot longer (like 100+ million years) than humans. They know what they are doing!

    Fun list! I love the geek-a-tude!

    Happy TT!

  9. Smiler~ they had a little disclaimer at the bottom with a thing about how all of the 50 were true with the exception of one. It was one I didn’t place here. It’s probably slang. I don’t use the phrase french kissing and haven’t since about 7th grade ๐Ÿ™‚
    Welcome new readers! Thanks for dropping in!
    Claudia~ I get that, but do you suppose they actually knew that at the time? I guess it is possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for coming by!

  10. great list! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Stumble upon as well, but hardly find the time to just stumble around! LOL

  11. How fun – all this cool information – I never once thought about the tongue thing or knew about the thigh bone thing – pretty much I didn’t know about any of them. Thanks – this was so fun and funny! See ya. Kellan

  12. Hey!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    I like the honey one. Honey is amazing, I should eat more of it! But…have you seen ‘Bee Movie?’

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Love your blog page…

    P.S Who can eat a beetle after eating bacon and compare it? I heard that witchety grubs taste like chicken when cooked.

  13. I LOVE to Stumble too! I always end of finding the most interesting websites!!

    I’m sure eating a beetle is healthier than all the Aspertame I consume each day!

  14. So do you have bug recipes then?? and if so is there a cheat for us “out of a box” chefs?? LOL

    Where ya been?? Call me!!

  15. Funny–I “stumbled upon” 301 odd facts last night and was up reading them!!! Isn’t SU the coolest thing ever??

    Thanks for the mention!

  16. ok so please tell me that you don’t know #2 by experience. and #9 i really didn’t know that and that is really gross!! i hate dust as it is and now i am gonna be even more ocd about cleaning it!!

    happy holidays to your family!

  17. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW ~ No, I do not know #2 personally!! LOL!!
    I am not squeeked out by bugs, but I am not eating one!! No thank you!
    Thanks for dropping in everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. No way.. I don’t believe half of those!

    How come when they have to eat beetles on Fear Factor the contestants are all gagging & crying? Someone just wants to trick me into eating nasty bugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Oh, my goodness. That’s kinda creepy. I had no clue about Lord Nelson. Imagine that. And, the others? Just strange.

  20. Hmmmm. I don’t don’t know what’s scarier, that fact that I knew some of these “facts”, or that millions of others know share in this worthless knowledge.

    Fun post.

  21. The Egyptians frequently put honey on bodies as part of the preservation process. They believed that bees were close to the dead/spiritual. If you’ve ever had “real” honey, you can believe this is true!

    At that time, honey and propilus were the only antibacterial/antifungal agents. We are moving back to that with all the resistant bacterial strains.

    So, yes, I think the Egyptians knew that their honey would last.

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