Posted by: Kathy White | July 29, 2010

Things That May Interest Only Me

Or not. Again, those of us with time to kill often seek these tidbits of useless but interesting knowledge.

My friend Pauly tells me, as I flip on the TV for the hundredth time: A survey came out recently that for every hour per day you spend watching tv on the couch, you increase your odds of an early departure by 9% .. Gee, thanks, Pauly.

30% of Chinese adults live with their parents. — New meaning to get a job… now consider that 30% of the Chinese population is a LOT of people.

The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side. — When intoxicated? Like this is a regular event and somebody has studied this? Wow. I thought I had too much time on my hands. “Let’s see if it still happens on tequila.”

Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores. — Uhm. Why? The fish find it comforting? Bet there are a lot of guys with tropical fish they don’t really want living in Liverpool. Just a guess.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice. — Explains a lot, don’t ya think?

US tops the world in plastic surgery procedures. Next comes Mexico. — First part I could have guessed but who knew there were so many drug runners that needed to change their look?

Aquarium bosses are playing the sounds of Barry White and Marvyn Gaye underwater to try and put a shark in the mood for love. — Works for most men, why not sharks?

A controversial radio DJ’s wife sold his $45,000 sports car on eBay for less than a dollar after he flirted with model Jodie Marsh on air. — Bet THAT didn’t take long. I mean the selling of the car, not the flirting….

A zoo in Germany has scrapped its plans to break up homosexual penguin couples after gay rights groups protested against it. — It’s love. Leave ’em alone.

A man was arrested after choking on tobacco spit from the truck driver he had stolen a lorry from. The thief mistook the truck driver’s tobacco-spit cup for a soft drink. — Gross, but that’s justice for ya. Sometimes it’s just, well, gross.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. — What does that mean for Jiffy Lubes? I’m pretty sure they don’t score in that timeframe for service. False advertising.

Goldfish have the memory span of about 3-5 seconds. — What? Did I just eat? Pretty sure I didn’t. Feed me, damn it!

There. Hope that makes your Thursday go faster.


  1. Spending some time reading the Net and scanning newspapers? Makes you wonder how couch potatoes
    handle the boredom doesn’t it. Oh, wait! They watch Jersey Shore, eat Nacho’s and scratch! Good to see you aren’t letting your mind go slack. I like all your observations.

  2. Keep um coming. You have a delightful and twisted sense of humor that often makes my day!
    Get well, sweetie, but not too fast. You might not contribute daily once you’re on your feet.

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