Still drinking, still knowing…

 

Still have to share my ridiculously useless knowledge.

 

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Did you know….

 

1.   The little dot over a lower case  is called a tittle.

 

(There won’t be any memes to accompany that precious nugget of information.

Google image searching for the word “tittle” led me in some very disturbing directions.)

 

2.   An octopus will eat it’s own arms if it gets hungry enough.

But Hell….

I think we’ve all been tempted to do that at one time or another, no?

 

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3.  In 1900 the third leading cause of death was diarrhea.

Aren’t you glad you started reading this blog?

 

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4.  Winnie the Pooh was based on a real life female bear named Winnie who lived in the London Zoo.

 

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5.  The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by the Egyptians in 2000 BCE.

 

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I don’t know about you, but crocodile dung would definitely be enough to kill the mood for me.

 

6.  Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.

Really?

Orchids I could understand. They’re fussy, creepy, high maintenance flowers that look like they want to bite off your finger.

But ferns?

They’re delightful..

 

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7.   Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.

How’s that for serendipity?

 

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8.  If you live in Michigan, it is illegal to put a skunk in your boss’s desk.

Sorry Detroiters…

I’m sure that’s very disappointing news.

 

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53 thoughts on “Still drinking, still knowing…”

      1. A big problem with bloggers is they don’t know when to end the post, at least I don’t.
        As for you, we don’t want daily tomes but occasionally we won’t mind, maybe you would be good at it.

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  1. I’m curious to know how, in fact, the crocodile dung was used as a contraceptive….

    Here’s some more serendipity – The fastest man in Track and Field (and the World), Usain Bolt, that’s actually his real name. His surname is really “Bolt”. 😁

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  2. jots and tittles are specialties of mine. A tittle is the dot over a jot (yot) or an iota. And an iota is the Greek letter i …all of which is a rather poor translation of an Aramaic term called cantilliation, or marks to tell you how to chant a word.

    How’s that for commentary while waiting for the coffee to brew …

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  3. I am horrified at the thought of an Octopus being so hungry it eats ITSELF, lol. That’s all the way crazy! Definitely filing this little factiod away for later.

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