Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Facts

1. A snowstorm becomes a blizzard when the temp drops below 2o°F and wind speed hits 35 mph.
2. Life span: A butterfly lives for about 6 months.
3. First American to have plumbing installed in his home: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1840.
4. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
5. Some starfish have 8 eyes-one at the end of each leg.
6. In 1980, the yellow pages accidentally listed a Texas funeral home under Frozen Foods.
7. The first sound recording ever made was, "Mary Had a Little Lamb," by Tom Edison in 1877.
8. Genghis Khan's cavalry rode female horses. Why? So soldiers could drink there milk.
9. On an average day, 102 people visit the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas.
10. In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.


Quirkyloon said...

#2 Oh poor loved-deprived butterflies! But better to have loved and lost, than not at all, eh? heh heh

#9 Was I the inspiration for this fact? heh heh

Me-Me King said...

Hilarious! The yellow page listing for the funeral home. Frozen Foods.....bwahahahaha!

Chris @ Maugeritaville said...

The Dr. Pepper Museum has more traffic than my blog? Someone shoot me now, please.

I also liked the frozen foods thing. And butterflies love for six months? Then what, the sleep around?

C.B. Jones said...

accidentally listed as frozen foods...yeah, sure.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

So, like, what, you rub the crocodile dung all over yourself and then no one will sleep with you?

LL said...


The Hussy Housewife said...

Sorry..that was a typo was live..not love for butterflies..I assume you all got that though.

LL!! What have you been doing??

moooooog35 said...

Crocodile dung is still a very effective contraceptive this very day.

No guy wants to go near a chick with croc dung shoved in her hoo-ha.

At least, no guys I know.

Lola said...

I would have thought butterflies lifespans were shorter.

Stopping by for the June 1000 Comment Challenge.

dana said...

And here I was, just yesterday, telling my husband that butterflies only live 3 days......and I was so AUTHORITATIVE when I said it.

Ann's Rants said...

Hey Hussy?

I happen to find crocodile dung useful for many purposes.

I need your assistance! I switched to I updated my feedburner with the new domain. I lost almost all my subscribers.


Did this happen to you??

The Hussy Housewife said...

Mooog- Thanks for the visual. I will cherish it.

lola- thanks for stopping by. What you got on the menu today at he diner?

dana- you will have to eat humble pie now, or do what I would do..never tell him the truth.

ann rants- Oh no..sorry. feedburner is a drunk hot always gets may go back to normal in a few long has it bee? I never did till after my switch i believe, but I don't have it on my blog now...