Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Internet FACTS

Saying for the Day: What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a "modem" can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo. ~Dave Barry
It’s time for some more internet facts. This is where I give you one real fact and fourteen that I make up. The fact that I make them up doesn’t mean they aren’t real. I make up real good facts.
In the past real facts included:
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows and Jimmy Carter was the first US. President to be born in a hospital.
Here are today’s fifteen internet facts.
1. There are more dragon statues in China than anywhere else in the world.
2. In any given year all but five per cent of Major League players hit at least one home run.
3.The favorite internet site of the 100 million internet users in China is BBC.com.
4. Walt Disney kept live mice in his room as a kid. From that came Mickey Mouse.
5.The country with the most personal computers is Japan.
6. The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy.
7. Most dust particles in the average home are the remains of little insects.
8. It takes thirty six muscles to say one word.
9. The per cent of people who have never talked on a phone is now down to 23.5% because of the advent of the mobile phone.
10. Left handed people live longer than right handed ones.
11. By the time he was three Einstein knew more words and had better speech patterns than most eight year olds.
12. Grapes taste better if you microwave them.
13. Oranges were once banned in England as Witch’s food.
14. China puts more of its citizens in jail than any other country.
15. You may not park in front or behind a police car in Neenah, Wisconsin.
Remember you can quote any of these facts and say you read it on the internet. Would the internet lie?
The Alphabet Photo Challenge is being sponsored by Quilly at Quilly's Pacific Paradise.


J-James Lanyon-My grandfather

J- John Linna- My grandfather



J-Jennie Jacobson - My Aunt

J-Johnsons-Betty's Sister's Family



#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. The town is getting ready for the big celebration this afternoon. There will be a picnic with pasties by the Methodist ladies. Sometime during the festivities Mayor Trumble will read a proclamation that declares today to be Tommy Club day in honor of their saving the town. Each member of the club will be given an official copy of the Proclamation. Tommy UK says one copy will be framed and hung on the clubhouse wall.
There is still no sign of Fudd. It is possible he climbed into a freight car and got off in iron Mountain. Nobody checks those cars in Pigeon Falls.
Things have gotten a little weirder. The State Police got a hit on Fudd’s fingerprint in a federal data base but were told that the information was restricted. They have not been able to find out why.
Despite all of that the celebration will go on . They even have fireworks planned for the evening .Let’s hope they don’t burn the town down by accident.
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Today's Link-Insanity Prevails-One of Quilly's alphabet people
Well it was not a good day. My oxygen was up a bit from yesterday but still too low. Betty and Pennie went shopping. I did a little blogging. Then I had lunch and really got sick. I spent the afternoon trying not to heave. Now I need a breathing treatment.
St. Mark's last Sunday

GBYA

15 Comments:

Blogger Janvangogh said...

Shouldnt they be impeaching Mrs. Trumble for bringing "Elmer Fudd" to town?

I am guessing that oranges were once banned in England.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Oh me! It's me! Insanity Prevails! Well THANK YOU! Yes, I'm one of "Quilly's people" -- speaks volumes doesn't it?

I sure hope your family, and your extended family... and your extended extended family... read your blog! I am certain they are getting a real kick out of seeing all these old family photographs IF they do!

Sounds like Fudd might be part of the Witness Protection program or something... hmmmm....

6:13 AM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Well all very interesting..I might try and microwave a grape.
Now oranges were banned??
I cant live a day without one.
Breathe easy

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Mar said...

I love large families :)
Yours is certainly one!
Happy Saturday!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Carletta said...

I've had a lovely visit with your family:)

9:49 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Oh, you chose Melli as the link of the day! She is wonderful and funny and I love her. Just watch out, her silly is sometimes contagious.

I am very much enjoying your family photos. Your aunt looks quite stern sitting there. I am not certain I would have dared to take her photo!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous On a limb with Claudia said...

2. I think it's higher than that now.
4. I though a person was the inspiration for Mickey Mouse.
6. Wasn't it Bank of Aparthied?
7. Dust is mostly skin.
14. Nope, that's the US. They just have more citizens.

I think #10 might actually be true. But mostly I don't know. I do love seeing all your family photos. What a great way to celebrate your life.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

Of course the internet wouldn't lie - would it?!! All your facts sound totally credible. You're very good at this.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

James and John... big names in my family history too. You sure have an incredible collection of family photos. WOW. I 'should' have taken a digital photo of the photo hanging on my wall... my Dad, Jesse James Price, taken in 1943 with him standing beside his 1928 Chevy. Oh well, I did a good 'J' anyway, haha.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Whoof!! Get a dog woof a good nose and put it to finding Fudd! I agree woof Melli that Fudd might be in the Witness Protection Program. That's the only explanation I can see woof those facts we was given. Do they have food fur that celebration to? Maybe I'll come on over fur that.

2:22 PM  
Blogger MedStudentWife said...

Your internet facts have got my brain working .. can you smell the smoke ?

I'm just loving the pictures you are posting for "alphabet picture of the day". :D

You posted a picture the other day, and one of the persons was a Kangas. Tho not related (I'm sure), my Dad has a great aunt ( or is it a godmother - I can't rememeber) who is a Kangas. Wondering if you have Finn in your family?

3:13 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

I'm guessing #7 is real! Poop is everywhere.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Minkydo said...

I love seeing your family photos. Great choices for J :)

11:10 PM  
Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi."YUP"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks. He!He!He! Wishing you well

2:56 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

I'm pretty sure number 6 is true - but they all sound plausible! What a great job of bulloney!

9:18 AM  

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