I’m feeling a bit like Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers this week. I like to say I’m feeling young, strong and fast, but it’s more like I have been cut in the face with a skate for 30 stitches.
I think my caffeine addiction is starting to catch up with me. I can’t be without coffee for very long or I start to get headaches. Maybe it is some of the smells that are coming out of this office that are causing it, but now that Alex is no longer here, maybe those smells won’t be so bad. Just kidding bud, it was fun having you here. All the best in your finals and the rest of the year.
Kelly told me I shouldn’t include that last paragraph in my column. Remind me to take it out before it goes to print. I think by now, most of my readers know that what I write can’t be taken too seriously and can be a little sarcastic. What you choose to believe is entirely up to you.
Did you know that bananas can’t be left out in the open too long or the potassium will leak out? True story. Ok, that’s not true, only an idiot would believe that.
As I have nothing else to say this week, I thought I’d look for some strange facts on the internet and share them with you. They are on the internet, so they must be true. Right?
Did you know that if you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee?
Or that banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Don’t try this at home, only at work)
Also, according to google, right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
Here are some animal “Did you knows...”
Did you know an elephant is the only animal that can’t jump? The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain, which is better than a starfish because they have no brains. Polar bears are left handed, I bet they wish they could switch so they could live longer.
This internet thing is pretty cool.
The first public television pictures were transmitted in 1926. The first TV commercial was a 20 second ad for a Bulova clock, broadcast out of a New York station during a baseball game in July 1941. The cost was nine dollars, only slightly less than it will cost for a Super Bowl ad next Sunday.
I’m a big Seinfeld fan, and apparently in every episode, there is a reference to Superman. I never noticed that, but I guess it’s time to break out Season One and start watching them over all again.
As I continue, I’m feeling less and less intelligent.
If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue, every letter will sound the same.
Living in a windy part of the province, did you know that wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object? Or through my ears?
I seriously could go on forever with these strange facts. Maybe, next time I’m having writer’s block, I’ll share some more. In other words, to be continued next week...