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Mariners’ Museum 3…. some sweetness and a little toilet humor.


Yes, we’re still at the museum. But this post should make everyone smile.

Done with the Civil War Ironclad section….



Oh, stop. You learned something… and that’s never a bad thing.

We saw a large board filled with children’s drawings.




Every child that visits is encouraged to add one and some of them were wonderful.




We saw it too, and yes…. it was.




This one melted my heart for obvious reasons.




And this one made me laugh. They love the water, but have a ship marked with a big red X so the circling sharks can find them.

Nicely done little Peter Benchley.

And then, because I teased it on yesterday’s post…. some toilet humor.

Since we’d spent half the day exploring the museum, I had need of the ladies room where I found this on the inside of my stall door.




How great is this?

Not the latrine duty, that had to suck… but reading historic toilet facts while you’re on the toilet? Pretty great.

You don’t often find that kind of symmetry in life.

It must be celebrated when you do.




So you know I had to go stall to stall and photograph them all.

(Apologies to the woman in the last stall. I wasn’t stalking you… really. I just needed a picture.)




Ouch indeed.




Now that’s historical trivia at it’s best. Impress your friends the next time you play Jeopardy.

You’re welcome.




There you have it.

Proof positive museums can be fun.

Or at the very least, museum restrooms can.


I drink and I know things.


I do.

And I have the shirt to prove it.




People often say I’m a font of useless knowledge…

(Okay it’s just my husband who says that, and it’s usually to keep me from talking during  John Wayne movies)  But I do rock at Trivial Pursuit and no one will play with me anymore. So that means I’m going to have to share the ridiculous tidbits that fill my head my fun facts here.

With you.

On a regular basis.

Shall we begin?



That’s the spirit.

#1.  The first toilet ever seen on television was on Leave It To Beaver.




Why do I know this?

I don’t know…  I just do.


#2.  Dr. Seuss pronounced his name so it rhymed with rejoice.




Dr. Soice? Say it isn’t so!

But it is.

You’re welcome.

#3.  A leech has 32 brains.




32 brains?

That seems like serious overkill, seeing that most government officials can’t find their first.

#4.  The world’s widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil where 160 cars can drive side by side.


And you know that guy in the far left lane is still going to try and take that right hand exit 100 feet before the ramp.




#5.  Three Mile Island is only 2.5 miles long.

Clearly a man named it, as they all measure 6 inches incorrectly.




I think this goes without saying.