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Monday, September 18, 2006

Monday...what else is there to say!

While browsing the net, I came across some interetsing facts and thought I´d share a couple of them with you.

"The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue."
plus, I can turn mine from horizontally to vertically. My parents are very proud!

"Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!"
If a man would blink as often as women I´d send him to an eye doctor in a heartbeat and maybe to club 22 while I am at it!

"It is impossible to lick your elbow."

"It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky."
Puts the whole pigs can fly myth into perspective, doesn´t it!?

"Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history."

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great,
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

"A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out."
Yeah, if I were ever to meet a crocodile that is the part I´d focus on!

"A snail can sleep for three years."
Except in France!

"All polar bears are left handed."

"Elephants are the only animals that can't jump."
Even planet earth has a survival instinct!

"The electric chair was invented by a dentist."

Bet you tried to lick your elbow! :)

Posted by Minka :: 12:27 am :: 47 Royal Subjects

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At 12:13, Blogger FelineFrisky said...

Good Morning Minka - FIRST!!!! Great facts. Crocs can't stick out their toungues. Yeah, I'd check for that! Elephants can't jump, makes sense. No, I didn't try to lick my elbow. :P D

At 14:24, Anonymous cj said...

You are damn right I did! Infact I did it as soon as I read that. I guess I am a prove it to me kind of gal. :) Your right, I can't lick my elbow. I am going to see if I can get Thea to give it a try in a little bit. Something tells me that could keep her occupied for hours. :) Loved the facts - will be sure to share them today with whomever I have stimulating conversation with... that means the dog. :)

Take care!!

At 14:24, Blogger brian said...

Thank god for those strong tongues. Even if they can't be used for licking elbows, they do come in handy elsewhere.

Don't you mean polar bears are southpawed????

At 14:42, Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

The planet, hell. Those elephants have a strong sense of self-preservation their own selves. American football players should learn from them ...

Messing with my mind, eh? Does it have to be long distance?


At 14:52, Blogger Minka said...

FF, youa re first. I appreciate that kind of punctuality :)

Cj, be sure to give credit where credit is due when passing on this little trivia points :) source: www

brian, See I knew you could turn taht innocent little remark into something redder :)

Oc, for the time being. Unless you have an apartment that needs sub letting, a job that needs and applicant and a bookstore close to thes formerly mentioned...

At 15:02, Blogger Doug said...

Five stars for "except in France"

At 15:53, Anonymous Joel said...

Excellent information Minka...perfect for a Monday. I was sorely tempted to try and lick my elbow but thought better of it when I realized how it my look to those sitting outside my office. Perhaps later.

At 15:58, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, five out of how many? ;)

Joel, definately try it later. It is part of the whole experience :) I know I did!

At 16:09, Blogger brian said...


*looks innocent* I am simply expressing my gratitude for offering such stimulating information this morning. I can't help it if you jump to conclusions. :)

Besides, who said she liked to sit in a hot-pot and then roll around in the snow?? Talk about being redder!

With deep love and affection. I am your bunny.

At 16:26, Blogger First Nations said...

"It is impossible to lick your elbow"
think about it....missy b can bend herself all up in yoga knots. betcha she could. lets ask her!

At 16:27, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, four. You get an extra because I almost didn't get the joke. The new cartoon helps. Do you smell garlic butter or is it just me?

At 17:14, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Oh crap! I have been trying like hell to lick my elbow but I only reach the medial epicondial off the humerus (helps to have a doctor in the house!)... BAH! If I had a longer tongue I WOULD do it! I bet you anything Gene Simmons can!

Now, how to get a hold of him to tell him to lick his elbow... now that is the question!

At 17:20, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, my bad!

First nation, bet you anything she can't! (I rea dhe rpost below ;)

Doug, you certainly have a high opinion of yourself and an even higher of me! Don´t worry, it is the sort of delusion I like :)

Miz B...if you can´t what change do the rest of us have, ey? :)

At 17:20, Blogger Minka said...

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At 18:03, Blogger brian said...

No Minka,

You are very, very good. ;)

At 18:23, Blogger tsduff said...

Good evening Monika. Nice factoids - and it comes as no surprise to me that the electric chair was invented by a dentist. They are all sadists. (Both of my daughters work as dental assistants... go figure.) I have hysterics when it is time to visit.

At 19:15, Blogger ariel said...

I think pigs fly because there's no other way to them to take a look at the sky.

At 20:38, Blogger actonbell said...

Electric chair invented by a dentist? That's just scary. Interesting stuff!

At 21:48, Anonymous neva said...

well i thought the "except in France" comment made perfect sense from the get-go! as for the crocodile tongue? just yesterday i was watching a special tribute to Steve Irwin, and i *swear* they had a shot of the inside of a croc's mouth and i wondered where it's tongue was! coincidence? you tell me...

excellent trivia, dear clever Penguin! now, please tell me this isn't the post you had originally intended for the Snark... (cuz that'll make me feel even worse than i did when i read you'd done one but didn't post it because i put one up, first. aieeee!) xoxo

by the way, i can flip my tongue over *and* roll it into a tube(ish) shape, and my younger son can "fold" his into a star (how many points for that?)

At 22:24, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Fascinating facts! I had fun reading them. And, yep, I tried to see if I could lick my elbow; but couldn't. Do you think I could become a snail? ;)

At 23:12, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, you just saying that...*blushes*

tsduff, it wasn´t a surprise for me either. Those sadistic bastards.

ariel, I knew you´d understand!

actonbell, and I bet that is not teh only toy/execution thingy they invented along the way :)

neva, as I said on the Snark...I am so glad you came ahead of me...I wouldn´t wanna have missed that End of teh world Video for anything. And no, this was not the post I intended to publish in the park!

Tim, of course you did. You just fit the profile for doing these sorta things, please join my club :)

At 00:20, Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

I didn't try to lick my elbow. I just let the dog do it. She does it so well.

At 01:25, Blogger Swampwitch said...

Just a plethora of interesting information. And yes, I'll be honest, I tried to lick my elbow.

At 02:24, Blogger Swampwitch said...

Minka...glad you stopped by to visit. I am new to blogging. Only read my first one last month and now I'm trying to learn. About every 10 days I post "What Is This Man Doing" and have a fun little contest with titles, captions, etc. When you have a chance, and need a giggle, check back to the first one with his glass of wine and a vacumn cleaner.
Many of my posts for October will concern Breast Cancer Awareness with a "twist."

At 02:30, Blogger Solace Cai said...

Actually, pigs can look up to the sky... if they break their hip like mine did... yeah, that wasn't fun, and the butcher woldn't take it then, so we had to slaughter it ourselves...

Here's another completely useless fact: Scientifically, it is impossible for a bumblebee to fly. Their wings are too small campared to the size of their bodies. But you can't tell a bumblebee that!

At 05:22, Blogger SquareGirl said...

See now, I question the whole "all polar bears are left handed" fact.

I mean, how do people know this?

What is handedness in Polarbearese? PolarBears don't write or throw (as far as I know), so what evidence prooves that ALL Polar Bears are left handed??? Square minds want to know...

At 05:23, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Well, I didn't try to lick my elbow...but I'm Square, so chances ar that groovy and coller bloggers out there indeed tried...

At 10:44, Blogger Minka said...

OP, you missing all the fun! ;)

Swampwitch, ok...you to the right side as well. Now get in line rigth next to me and a few otehr amazing bloggers :)
OH, i love caption contests...there is one over at Sar´s, don't know if you have been over there. people tryign to outsmart each other...a weekly delight. Now I have another playground as well...*celebrates*

solace cai, we Penguins have wings to and we can fly, I tell you! We juts don´t do it if everybody is looking.

square, you can tell it by the way they hunt their fish, open it up and eat it! It doesn´t matter if you licked or didnæt lick your elbow to me...you´ll always be in my group :)

At 11:27, Blogger brian said...

Morning Minka,

I see you are in fine form this morning.:) We shall see what today brings out in blogworld. What delightful words and plays and general good times.

The feline let me out of the cage today.;)

At 11:48, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, let´s hope she has you on a leash though :)

At 13:02, Blogger brian said...

Oh Minka,

Such fond hopes you have. No today I am free to use all my pick up lines on a certain flightless chick.

Hi there gorgeous. You know what the biggest problem being tall, dark and handsome is? Finding someone who'll look good in my arms. ;)

At 15:54, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

The tongue is my favorite muscle, especially at dinner time!

At 17:17, Blogger Sar said...

This was a funny, funny post Minka. I didn't get the snail/French joke at first, but when I did I lol'd.

And not only did I try to lick my elbow, I was sure I'd have no trouble since I'm all kinds of double jointed and oddly flexible. Pretty close but nope. But hey, if sistah MizB can't do it, ain't nobody gonna be able to!

At 19:24, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I'm left handed, does that mean I'm a polar bear?

At 22:23, Anonymous Anonymous said...

brian, a small, blond and busty babe always looks good in teh arms of aforementioned person.

Tom&Icy, I understand. There is nothing like licking the last parts of delicious food out of your bowl!

Sar, yet another member of my "I tried to lick my elbow" group. We are a fun crowd. Everybody, this is my sistah Sar. Sar this is everybody. Hi Sar!

kyahgirl...I am afraid it just might be. Donæt worry though, yesterday I went to the zoo and now I am a Koala bear!

At 22:24, Blogger Minka said...

ups, that was me...the penguin aka Minka!

At 00:07, Anonymous dread pirate flint said...

AARRR...It's pirate day...c'mere me fellow blogger to me pirateglobbership...me hearties to see what's in the bunghole...mebbe it's me grog and lime soup...where we specializin' in Mayhem and Madness...and the beatins shall continue 'til the morale improves....Avast me matey...

At 02:43, Blogger SquareGirl said...

I dunno...still not convinced that ALL Polar Bears are left-handed? Has this ever been prooved? I'm sure there have got to be right-handed Polar Bears out there! (Of course, I tend to fixate on details like these)

Oh, and when I was a child, my future goal was to become a dentist...I LOVED going t the dentist.

Yes, I was a strange child...

At 04:27, Blogger Sar said...

*waves* Hi Everyone!

- Minka's Sistah Sar


At 08:07, Blogger Indeterminacy said...

Entertaining list today. I didn't try to lick my elbow - my arms are so long, I knew it would be futile. ;-)

But I can peel an orange leaving the skin in one piece!

At 10:31, Blogger brian said...

Morning Minka,

*waves frantically*

See you around sunset. *kisses*

At 10:48, Blogger Minka said...

flinty, I actually have no idea who you are, do you moonlight as Logo by any chance, matey?

square, you were a strange child? I bet you were adorable though. You would have been the I would have picke dto play with!

Sar *points her to her seat, offers her a muffin and hto chocolate*

Indy, I can do that peeling an apple. I can also turn the apple into two stars, or a mushroom. A German thing?

Brian, morning, you sure are awake early in the morning :) What sorta coffe/organic tea are we drinking?

At 11:12, Blogger Indeterminacy said...

You can do all that with an apple? Teach me how!

At 11:32, Blogger brian said...

Don't drink caffiene Minka, makes me edgy and growly. Can't have a hyped up bunny now, can we? I get up by 5 am every morning.

The weather is beautiful today. Clear skies high around 28 with lows tonight down around 15. See it gets chilly in Florida.


At 11:35, Blogger Minka said...

indy, want me to make an instructional video, or childishly draw it all down? :)
Brian, 15 is chilly? Welcome to Icleandic summer!

At 17:39, Blogger Jenna Howard said...

Sigh. I tried to lick my elbow. Twice. Once with the arm bent and once with the arm extended. Almost got it extended.

Ooh I can roll my tongue. I'm great for party tricks.

At 22:58, Blogger Cindra said...

That is hilarious.

And, I did try to lick my elbow. Only once.

Love your site.


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