And it must be true because I have the t shirt.
Game of Thrones reference aside, I do know some strange things.
Useless things – like Hitler’s favorite movie was King Kong.
And – in ancient Greece women counted their age from the day they were married. (If only!)
My husband calls me a font of useless knowledge, and I guess that’s true. Grasshoppers have white blood. (Are you impressed yet?)
Mind you, storing these eclectic facts in my brain has never done me any good. Knowing that Abraham Lincoln’s mother died because their cow ate poisonous mushrooms and she drank the milk may be fascinating…. but it doesn’t plump up a resume.
Kemosabe means soggy shrub in Navajo. (Makes you rethink his relationship with the Lone Ranger huh? You’re welcome.)
In Jasmine, Saskatchewan? It’s illegal for a cow to moo within 300 kilometers of a private home. (Wonder how many were arrested.)
Yup. That’s me. I rock at trivia and am completely worthless in real world applications.
In Taiwan women hire strippers to dance in their husband’s funeral processions. (My husband already asked. The answer was no.)
So yes, I carry around a lot of weird facts. (But a leech has 32 brains, imagine how much crap I could stuff in there!)
And I love learning new ones. I was thrilled to discover that Dr. Seuss invented the word nerd in his book “If I Ran The Zoo”…
And I learned that right here on WordPress… on Roughwighting ‘s blog. (Many thanks, it’s a keeper.)
As for the drinking? Okay… I’ve been known to have a margarita or two.
But did you know Margarita means daisy in Spanish and the agave has to mature for 8 years before it’s ready to harvest? (See, I can’t help myself.)
I also can’t wait that long.