Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Kikazaru—Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Iwazaru—Speak no evil). The fourth wise monkey is called Shizaru (Do no evil).
Barbie was introduced at the New York Toy Fair on 9 March 1959; her real name is Barbie Millicent Roberts and her parents are Ruth and Elliot Handler. Barbie has four sisters: Skipper (l964), Stacie (1992), Kelly (1995) and Krissy (1995). Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, debuted in 1961. Unfortunately, they split up on Valentine’s Day 2004.
There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK.
There are no letters assigned to the numbers 1 and 0 on a phone keypad. These numbers remain unassigned because they are so-called “flag” numbers, kept for special purposes such as emergency or operator services.
For 3000 years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fabric, soap, paper, medicines, and oils were produced. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with. I looked them up: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia. North and South don’t count.
On every continent there is a city called Rome. The first city in the world to have a population of more than one million was Rome.
Some 160 billion emails are sent daily (more than 2 million per second) by 1.2 billion email senders. 97% of it is spam.
Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.
Are you at times totally perplexed and thrown off balance with “stuff” that makes no sense? Stuff that no one can explain to you, convincingly? Here are some examples of the stuff that could drive you bonkers if you dwell on it for long periods of time. There are apparently no answers that will give you peace.
First, when you are on a diet or just watching calories, why can you eat 8 ounces of something and gain five pounds? Remember, 8 ounces is one half of a pound. Only one half. How can one half of a pound balloon to five pounds (80 ounces)? And it will stay with you forever if you don’t purposely attack it and keep attacking it. As one ages, it becomes apparent that one has to diet just to maintain a certain weight. Exercise—bah hum bug.
And another one: I cleaned out the medicine cabinet. It was full of outdated meds, expired tubes of creams, over-used brushes, combs with missing teeth—you know what I mean. The one I found interesting is the nail polish empty bottle (the liquid evaporated). I threw away two small plastic bags full of the obsolete.
I started to place all the stuff from the “to keep pile” (one small plastic bag full) back into the cabinet. I had wiped the cabinet down, but did not use extremely hot water. How did the cabinet shrink? I swear I did not add anything from somewhere else to the “keep pile”. It had all come out of the cabinet, less the two bags full. Well, I replaced all of the “keep stuff” and the cabinet is, once again, full and appears to need to be cleaned and organized.
This same affliction happens with all cabinets, closets, cupboards, drawers, shelves, garages. Once you are done, the stuff begins its next growth cycle, and in no time whatsoever, you will need to be back at it.
Remember that gadget drawer in the kitchen? It is once again ready to be organized, or better said, it is always ready.