Monday, January 12, 2009

Brain-Pickin', Trivia & Contest Reminder

Riddle Me This, Batman:
  • What cheese is made backward?
  • Why did the girl tear the calendar?
  • What walks all day on its head?
  • It stands on one leg with its heart in its head.

Trivial Matters:
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
  • The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.

Looking for Customer #10,000:

Read the original post here to find out how you can win a gift card.

**Riddle Answers: Edam. She wanted a month off. A nail in a horseshoe. A cabbage.

Now, get out there and do something nice for somebody. :)

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That damn expat said...

I totally knew the answer to the cheese question! (I'm bragging about that to hide the fact that I was clueless about the rest)

jinksy said...

Oh, when did you take this ex-ray of my mind?

giddymomof6 said...

Leonardo da Vinci Could draw AND write at the same time? Being an artist myself, it's still hard to wrap my head around that one! And thanks for giving us the answers! LOL! They were gonna bug me all day! hahahah!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Lawd... I am asham-er-ed - I didn't know any of the riddles, and in fact, when I tried to think about them, my head hurt *laugh* - not headache hurt, but straining too much hurt or whoogly pow hurt or something.

Mornin' Angie!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, expat.

Jinksy, I had it beamed over from the UK with the use of some high tech gov. methods. :)

You're welcome, giddy. Wouldn't ever intentionally leave ya hanging like the last Ledbetter Lunacy. LOL

Morning, Kathryn. I get that squeezed head feeling a lot too.

Linda said...

Groan....I didn't know ANY of the riddles! All I can say about the spit trivia is....EWWWWW! Happy morning, Angie! P.S. I got your comment re: my blog.....seems to look okay to me....

kimmi said...

Good Monday Morning, Angie!!! I too didn't know the answers!

Hope the writing is going well, my friend!

Melissa Marsh said...

I think the human male must produce more spit than that. After all, they're always getting rid of it on the sidewalk. ;-)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Linda, I wouldn't know any of the answers either if I hadn't been the one digging around for 'em. :) (I tried again at your blog, but it keeps bringing me to a post 2 days ago. Argh!)

Same to you, kimmi girl.

LOL, Melissa, I think you're right. I've been at son's baseball games too often not to think so. :)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

That much spit? EWWWW!

Debbie said...

Riddles on a Monday morning? You are ruthless. You know I can't be up thinking this early in the week.

bernthis said...

didn't get even one right. Not even close. I love trivia though. Seriously, I love learning. At least now when I touch that part of my ear, I'll know it's name. Maybe I can rename it, you know, make it more "mine".

Marilyn said...

Thats a lot of spit....

WendyCinNYC said...

And thank you for the image of a spit pool. Nice.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I know, Carrie, but it begged to be included. :)

Debbie, that's why I included the answers. LOL

I already forgot the name of the ear part, bernthis. Sad thing about old age.

Yeah, Marilyn, sho nuff.

Wendy, you're ever so welcome. Maybe you can post it to your facebook page. :)

Small Footprints said...

Call me "totally clueless" ... I couldn't come close to even one answer.

25,000 quarts of spit?? Oh my goodness ... I'll never look at a pool again without thinking of this.

Fun post! Thanks ... and have a wonderful day!

Small Footprints

Jessica said...

Is that a new pic? Cute. :-)
The spit thing is disgusting.

colbymarshall said...

Riddles make my head hurt. I'm glad you posted the answers!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Small, sorry to ruin your pool experience. :) You have a great day yourself.

Thanks, Jessica. Just put it up this morning.

Colby, I'll send ya some aspirin!

ChristaCarol said...

Heeehee what fun. Yeah, I'm so not a riddle person so I pretty much just stared and blinked before giving a sigh of relief after scrolling down and seeing the answers. Interesting stuff! Hope you have a great week hun!

Shammickite said...

Enough spit to fill two swimming pools!!!
Would that be Olympic size... or the more common back yard variety?
Either way, I don't really want to think about it.

Deb Shucka said...

I love knowing that the Guiness book is the most stolen. Most likely by third grade boys who love it more than almost anything - except maybe for spit.

Jenn Johansson said...

Angie - wow... very useless but interesting rrivia! I think you've disturbed everyone's plans for spring vacation! LOL :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

ChristaCarol, spectacular week to you also!

LOL, Shammickite.

Made me laugh, Deb S. :)

Jenn, I bet we'll all forget about the spit pools by summer at least. hehe

Anonymous said...

Agree with the baseball player spit overdrive. Used to be one in the younger days. See ya.

Eric Curtis said...

1. What cheese is made backward?
A: Eseehc

2. Why did the girl tear the calendar?
A: It was a bad time of the month *ducks*

3. What walks all day on its head?
A: My ex-boss. The only explanation that makes sense.

4. It stands on one leg with its heart in its head.?
A: Heather Mills. There’s nothing else up there. * ducks again*

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oren, I never saw you spit when you were coaching the youngsters! :)

Eric......I'm just gonna act like I didn't read your version of the 2nd riddle. haha

Terri Tiffany said...

Are we close yet?? I couldn't find the counter--I'll look around more:)

Terri Tiffany said...

9998!!! I better hang around!

Terri Tiffany said...

So is this cheating??:))

Terri Tiffany said...

Are we there yet?????????

Terri Tiffany said...

So it went over and where are the commenters???YAY you have over 10000 visitors!

Eric Curtis said...

Yeah, kind of wish I could take that second one back. Sounded a lot funnier before I went to sleep :(

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