Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Internet Facts

Saying for the Day-The Internet is a shallow and unreliable electronic repository of dirty pictures, inaccurate rumors, bad spelling and worse grammar, inhabited largely by people with no demonstrable social skills. ~Author Unknown

Ten things you would never know if not for the internet.

Nine of the following “facts” I made up this morning. They might be true because I guess well. One of them is true. Can you tell which one.

1. At the time of the dinosaurs men were only three feet tall.
2. Donald Duck was modeled after a cousin of Walt Disney.
3. A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
4. Once the crocodile loses its teeth it never grows new ones.
5. Tablecloths were originally sheets and beds doubled as tables.
6. The most popular first name in the world is John.
7. The Philadelphia Mint no longer produces pennies only nickels, dimes, and dollars as coins.
8. Telephobia is the fear of being stuck on the telephone with a salesman.
9. You are born with 300 bones but by the time you become an adult you have 357.
10. More people use green toothbrushes than yellow ones.

Share these facts with friends. You can tell them they must be true because you read it on the internet.

Last weeks one true fact was number 4. Donkeys kill more people than airplane crashes every year. To see the entire list click HERE.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.– Wednesday night the local kids go out for Trick or Treat. Marge Maki said last year she gave out candy to over one hundred kids. She didn’t think there were that many kids in Pigeon Falls. Some of them were fussy. They wanted to pick which candy she would give them. Nobody wanted apples. When Marge was a kid you took what they gave and said thank you. That was that. Today’s kids just aren’t the same. In addition to the loot they gather from the homes there is a big party at the school and they get prizes for the best costumes. They didn’t do that when Marge was a kid. Of course, now there are no outhouses to tip over like there used to be. Now that was good clean fun. Except for the year her brother fell in to one they had pushed over. Then again it is possible somebody gave him just a little push. He was a mess and he really smelled. He lost all his candy and her mother was so mad. They both ended up being grounded for a month. Those were the good old days.
Mayor Trumble said that kids should go around in groups and watch out for the big white rabbit which has been known to take candy from a child going by themselves. After all the big white rabbit is a demon and they come out on Halloween. There is also a good chance the dragon will be flying over, as well.
For the adults there is a big Halloween party at the Fly Inn in the hotel ballroom or to be more exact the hotel all purpose room. There will be plenty of beer and prizes for the best costumes. It’s a good job most people in Pigeon Falls can stumble home and don’t need to drive.

Todays Link:-Talk About a Box of Chocolates - A blog about a mother and brand new twins, But don't forget the other three kids.
A nice day. We went to the Credit Union and opened a special account to transfer our Pay Pal money to. Then we worked in the basement. I continued to check G scale cars for sale and Betty used up the last of the plaster cloth on the mountain. Then I choose two cars which we brought up, measured, and placed on eBay for sale. Discovered two more of the listed cars had sold. That was good news. THe table in the basement is still full. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Knowing the White Rabbit likes Halloween candy, I am surprised that Mrs. Trumble isnt plotting to set a trap to catch him.

My guess is #2.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I'm with Marge. Times certainly have changed!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Donald Duck was modeled after Walt's cousin??

9:21 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

And according to all accounts
"Second Life" on the Internet can be an even seedier place

1:13 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

The Philly Mint also does quarters.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Quilldancer said...

One year in Vegas on Halloween I opened the door to 'trick or treat" and there was a 6 foot tall, bearded man sans costume. I asked him what he wanted. He repeated, "trick or treat." Then put his hand on my shoulder and pushed me backward into my house and grabbed the candy bowl. I rushed forward to slam and lock the door. The empty bowl came flying at me. The door slammed. I locked it and have never opened it to another trick-or-treater.

9:35 PM  

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