Since it's Monday, the day reserved for talking about whatever, I'm gonna share some trivia and fluff with you. So, go grab your favorite beverage and enjoy browsing.
First, this is a super quick personality test I had fun with. You will be shown some designs/graphics, and you pick your favorite. I didn't believe it, but played along anyway, and the "type" my choice revealed was pretty durn interesting.
Now, for the trivia, which BTW, has its own cool origination: The derivation of the word trivia comes from the Latin for "crossroads": "tri-" + "via", which means three streets. This is because in ancient times, at an intersection of three streeets in Rome (or some other Italian place), they would have a type of kiosk where ancillary information was listed. You might be interested in it, you might not, hence they were bits of "trivia." ~~
- The word stewardesses is the longest that can be typed with your left hand only.
- All continents end with the same letter they begin with.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales, and mascara bat guano.
- Chewing gum while cutting onions will keep you from crying.
- Donkeys kill more people than plane crashes.
- Pinocchio is Italian for pine head.
- The first twosome ever to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
If you're avoiding going to work or doing the laundry, here's one more interesting factoid for ya:
- I caught a snippet of the Paul Harvey ("The Rest of the Story") radio program yesterday in which he reported that the latest medical studies show people who attend religious services have a 20% lower mortality rate.
Blogland buddies, today's the last day to vote on the monkey photo [scroll down just a bit to see that precious critter] caption winner, so take a sec and cast your ballot in the poll conveniently located in the upper right hand corner. Here are the contenders:
Have a great week, and see ya tomorrow!
PS to writing friends on a non-trivial subject-- there's an AWESOME post at our Year of Gratitude (YOG) blog today from author Danielle Younge-Ullman ! (Her debut novel, Falling Under, is newly released, published by Plume/Penguin. (Read a review of Falling Under at Roses & Thorns.)