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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Randon Facts.......

-Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

-Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

-The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses.

-There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

-The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

-There are more chickens than people in the world.

-Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

-The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

-All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

-No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, or purple.

-"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."

-All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

-Almonds are a member of the peach family.

-Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

-Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

-There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

-Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and it can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: "LA"

-A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

-An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

-Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

-In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

-Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

-The only real person to be a Pez head was Betsy Ross.

-When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

-The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life."

-A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

-A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

-A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

-On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.

-The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.

-Who's that playing the piano on the "Mad About You" theme? Paul Reiser himself.

-In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

-The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z; hence the name "OZ".

-The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

-Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.

-John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
-There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
-Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.

-The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.

-The dot over the letter 'i' is called a 'tittle'.

-A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

-40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

-315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

-The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was

-On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.

-Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.

-Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will
kill a small sized dog.

-Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's
stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

-Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

-Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear

-Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

-Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in
the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the
upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored
the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

-Leonardo DaVinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at
the same time; hence, multi-tasking was invented.

-Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were
made of wood.

-There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

-The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a
recorded Wendy before!

-There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple,
and silver!

-Leonardo DaVinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint
Mona Lisa's lips.

-A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and
sting itself to death.

-The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was a
Captain Kirk's mask painted white.

-If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have
$1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able
to make change for a dollar (good to know).

-The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law, which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

-The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for
automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the
Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

-Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of
celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

-Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

-The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

-Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often
stolen from Public Libraries.

-Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a space suit damages it.

Thought Provoking Thursday!!!

Manic Mother

If you could have one band, past or present, play at your birthday party who would it be?

My Answer: PHIL COLLINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Duh, did I even need to answer! Lol!

Do Thought Provoking Thursday on your blog, use my question or one of your own.