Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Interesting Facts

1. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

2. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

3. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

4. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

5. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

6. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

7. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

8. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

9. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

10. A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

11. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

12. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

13. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

14. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

15. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

16. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

17. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

18. Marilyn Monroe had six toes. (rumor)

19. All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

20. Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

21. Pearls melt in vinegar.

22. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

23. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

24. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

25. A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why. (Or does it? http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_world/duck/duck.htm)

26. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

27. Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.' The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

28. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

29. Butterflies taste with their feet.

30. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

31. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

32. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

33. Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

34. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

35. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

36. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

37. It's physically impossible for you to lick your elbow. (or can you? http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow.jpg http://www.uvm.edu/~dfisher1/random/elbow2.jpg)

38. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

39. A snail can sleep for three years.

40. No word in the English language rhymes with 'MONTH.'

41. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

42. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. SCARY!!!

43. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

44. All polar bears are left handed.

45. In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,

including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

46. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

47. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

48. 'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

49. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

50. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

51. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Facts about Tickling

Tickling is an act of evoking involuntary laughter by touching a part of the body.
Some parts of the body are more ticklish than the others, the reason for which is still unknown. When used in sexual fetishism, the act of tickling is called as "tickle torture". Research by Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London found that robotic arms used to tickle people are just as effective as human arms. Men and women are just as "ticklish". But a few studies suggest that, men may be slightly more ticklish than women. Research headed by Dr M Blagrove from the University of Wales in Swansea shows that the normal tickling response may be absent in those with schizophrenia. Tickling was used as a torture by the ancient Romans. The most surprising feature that can be experimented personally is that if one tickles oneself, there is no such stimulation or laughter.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Top selling games for the Xbox 360

1. Halo 3
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. Gears of War
4. Gears of War 2
5. Grand Theft Auto IV
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
7. Call of Duty: World at War
8. Halo 3: ODST
9. Forza Motorsport 2
10. Fable II

Today's hot topics

1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing

1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing
1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing
1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing
1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing
1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing
1. ufc118
  2. obama new orleans
  3. la liga
  4. hurricane earl 2010
  5. chechnya
  6. volcano
  7. toney vs couture
  8. tiger woods
  9. ryder cup team
10. pakistan match fixing

100 Things to do with your kid in New York

  1. Visit the NY Hall of Science
  2. Go on an audition just for the heck of it
  3. Wave to the cameras on The Today Show
  4. Have tea at the Plaza
  5. Ride the Shark Boat
  6. Climb the Statue of Liberty
  7. Ride the row boats in Central Park
  8. Go to Dylan's Candy Bar
  9. Go to Economy Candy
  10. Get locked up at the Police Museum
  11. Go kayaking on the hudson
  12. Take the ferry to Sandy Hook beach
  13. Ride a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park
  14. Have dim sum in Brooklyn's Chinatown
  15. Go hiking in the Staten Island Greenbelt
  16. See the new Liberty Science Center
  17. Go fishing in the East River
  18. Go on a fishing boat from Sheepshead Bay
  19. See the money train at the Transit Museum
  20. Go to the Brooklyn Children's Museum
  21. Get a taste of country life at the Queens Farm Museum
  22. Ride on a tug boat
  23. Sail on the historic schooner Pioneer
  24. Sail in the hudson
  25. Take a helicopter ride
  26. ride the Cyclone before it's gone
  27. Grab the ring at the Coney Island carousel
  28. Spend my wad at Dave and Buster's Arcade
  29. march in the Mermaid Parade
  30. Go to a Brooklyn Cyclone's game
  31. Fulfill a child's wish through operation santa claus
  32. See the ballet
  33. Watch a dress rehearsal of an opera at the Met
  34. Sleep over at the Bronx Zoo
  35. See the unicorns at the Cloisters
  36. Go horseback riding
  37. Go sledding in Central Park
  38. Cross-country ski down a city street
  39. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge and get ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
  40. Take the Roosevelt Island Tram
  41. See the piano dancers at FAO
  42. Visit the Sony Wonder Technology Lab
  43. Children's Museum of Manhattan
  44. Children's Museum of the Arts
  45. Sketch at Metropolitan Museum of Art
  46. Stargaze at the Hayden Planetarium
  47. See the rest of the AMNH after the dinosaurs and mammals
  48. Visit the top of the Empire State Building
  49. Take an art class at the MoMA
  50. Chinese Scholar's Garden in Staten Island
  51. Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  52. Holiday Train Show at NY Botanical Garden
  53. Check out the Queens Zoo
  54. See the wandering wallabies at the Prospect Park Zoo
  55. Watch a movie under the stars
  56. Madame Tussauds
  57. Try all the flavors at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
  58. Look up relatives in Ellis Island
  59. Visit new waterside playground in Chelsea
  60. Get colonial at the Fraunces Tavern Museum
  61. Do a medieval workshop at Cathedral of St John the Divine
  62. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  63. See the rollerbladers perform in Central Park (just West of the Sheep's Meadow)
  64. Fly a kite on the Sheep Meadow
  65. See Shakespeare in the Park
  66. Going biking on Governor's Island
  67. Find the secret Downing Street Playground in the Village
  68. Explore Battery Park City Parks from the South Cove to Penny Park
  69. Ride the Staten Island Ferry
  70. Have knishes and egg creams at Yonah Schimmel's
  71. See the giant buddha in the Mahayana temple
  72. The Skyscraper Museum
  73. Play vintage video games at The Museum of Moving Image
  74. The Museum of the American Indian
  75. Buy comic books at Forbidden Planet
  76. Free concert in Madison Square Park and Get lunch at the Shake Shack
  77. Buy flowers from the flower district
  78. Buy wholesale toys in the wholesale district (27th and 6th)
  79. Swing Clubs at the Chelsea Piers Driving Range
  80. Climb the rock wall on Broadway
  81. Visit the Science Barge
  82. Visit the Intrepid
  83. Test out the Whispering Gallery at Grand Central
  84. Coney Island Arcade
  85. Cook our own food in a Korean restaurant
  86. Sail boats on the boat pond in Central park
  87. Billy Johnson Rustic Playground in Central Park
  88. Explore Belvedere Castle
  89. Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
  90. Ride the carousel in Bryant park
  91. See the to scale panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art
  92. Get Egyptian at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
  93. See the new Greeks and Romans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  94. Go ice skating in Prospect Park
  95. Riverbank State Park carousel
  96. See the holiday lights in Dyker Heights
  97. Take a trapeze lesson
  98. See the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons get inflated
  99. Watch the circus elephants march into town
  100. Swim in the floating barge pool
-Source: http://mommypoppins.com/ny-kids/100-things-to-do-with-your-kids-in-ny-before-they-grow-up

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Today I went to a safari.

Had a blowout on the highway.

Took 2 hours to find a tire place.

Found tire place.

Got tire and drove to safari.

Safari closed for unknown reasons.

>my face when