Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Interesting (or Stupid) Facts, Quotes, and Truths I’ve Read

Okay…I’m on deadline. So this week I decided to just share with you some very intriguing, interesting, or weird things I’ve read. Some of them make me laugh, some of them just make me think.

· Making love burns the same number of calories as climbing two flights of stairs.

· In Laos, it is illegal for a woman to show her toes.

· When a woman is pregnant, her uterus expands to 500 times its normal size. (See why we’re the superior sex?)

· While a woman is menstruating, her middle finger’s sensitivity is lessened. (And how did they learn this?)

· The modern tampon was invented in 1933 by a male gynecologist.

· Never marry a man who refers to the rehearsal dinner as “The Last Supper.”

· A woman’s magazine asked whether you would rather have sex or chocolate. Seventy percent of those responding preferred chocolate.

· Women are far less likely to drink juice or milk straight out of a milk or juice container. (Like this took a scientists to prove.)

· Nipple piercing was a hot fad in women in the 1800s. (Ouch!)

· Most arguments in the home take place in the kitchen.

· A woman can tell just by looking at man if he wants sex. That’s because, whenever a woman looks at a man, he wants sex.

· Women who read romance novels have sex twice as much as women who don’t. (If your husband ever complains about the money spent on books, tell him this one!)

· The Victorian cure for flabby breasts was a bath in fresh strawberries.

· Twice as many women as men can touch their tongues to their noses. (Hmm.)

· In Los Angles in 1976, a woman legally married a rock with 20 guests attending. (Hey, don’t you think we’ve all dated her husband once?)

· Don’t try to meet guys in bars. It’s like window shopping. Looking at fancy clothes on a bunch of dummies.

· Men carry their brains lower than women do, so when they’re scratching their crotches, they’re not being gross . . . they’re just thinking.

· Men are born with an innate ability to fold a map. But you can’t train them to fold towels, napkins, or fitted sheets.

Okay…anyone read anything unusual or interesting lately? Come on, I need a laugh.

Crime Scene Christie


Gemma Halliday said...

Wow, the nipple piercing one was news to me. I must be a writer, because I suddenly got a whole story idea form that tidbit. Unfortunately, I don’t write historicals…


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That one floored me, too. I've never read it in a historical either. Hmm...I think our minds might be on the same wave link.

Scary, huh?


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I'm going in for the ice water right now.

Now I just need to know how many glasses will cover the candy bar. LOL.

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Seriously . . . black tea has more caffeine? Okay, I'll admit it was the second half of your post that really stuns me.

They were really considered a household appliance? I wonder if wives got upset if their husbands got them this household appliance as a gift? LOL.


Hellie Sinclair said...

The "don't marry a man who calls the rehearsal dinner "The Last Supper"" nearly broke me out in hives. That sounds way too much like the men I date.

*note to self* STOP dating unless you're going to do it properly.

Terri Osburn said...

I'm one step ahead of Hellion as I've already stopped dating. Ha!

I think I need to take a bath in fresh strawberries. *sigh*

This isn't really funny, but did you know Saudi Arabia is considered a Third World Nation? With a population of nearly 30 mil, there are more than 100,000 millionaires but one fifth of the population is unemployed. And nearly 5 mil employed workers are from other countries because the Saudi workforce doesn't have the required skills.

At the same time, education is free to all Saudi citizens yet few bother going and so there is a high illiteracy rate. Which explains the unqualified workforce.

Like I said, none of this is funny, but I still found it amazing to learn. (Can you tell I started my Sociology class this week?)

Christie Craig said...


Enjoy those dates, just don't get your heart broken. Who knows...you might be able to tame one of those bad boys.

Thanks for stopping in.


Christie Craig said...


We're gonna have to chat about this whole anti dating policy. You gotta give love a shot.

And shh, but I went out and bought a whole case of strawberries today!

Yes, all your info about about Saudi Arabia is very interesting. Learning about other countries, traveling to other countries, is a great education.

We can see things that we are doing right and some things that we are doing wrong by comparing ourselves.

Thanks for stopping in.


Michelle said...

Oh that is too funny. I haven't read anything interesting lately, and I don't know that i'd be able to remember if I did.

Great blog, can't wait for next weeks.

Christie Craig said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for stopping in. I'll see you next week.


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I can touch my tongue to my nose. This entertained people when I was in 5th grade. xD I'm also double jointed in my fingers and big toes, and can move my ears back and forth.

Lauren said...

The nipple piercing thing gets stranger. It used to also be done to help with breast feeding. The Victorian England Doctors used to recommend it!

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