It is one of those nights… when I have written a dozen different entries to 188… and scrapped them all.
I wrote about everything from Lizzie Borden the alleged Ax Murderer, to the way a good dish of Shrimp Scampi makes me feel.
And tonight, it all just sounds like bunk to me.
So when the dog bites… when the bee stings… I simply remember my favorite things. Like useless facts about random things that are happening on our shared planet.
So. I bring you another version of “188: A Glimpse at the Pointless Particulars.”
And here we go.
I really like the song “Amazing Grace.” It has some good words and sounds to it. What I didn’t know is that a former slave ship captain wrote the song. That kind of bummed me out.
So… to get cheered back into happy… I went and watched my goldfish. His name is Theobald. He swims happy… round and round in that little bowl. But I noticed that little dude never blinks. As it turns out, goldfish don’t have eyelids.
All of that made me feel wifty. And is something is “wifty” it is eccentrically silly, giddy, or inane. Sometimes it is even classified as ditzy. And I know ditzy.
Now here’s something. If you’ve been searching for another name for the nape of your neck, try “niddick.” I’m just saying.
Some of you know, I have a thing for frogs. They are whacky in so many ways. For instance…. frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow. That is just frog-leggin-crazy.
And while we are talking about light. At the turn of the century, most light bulbs were hand blown, and the cost of one bulb…. was equivalent to half a day’s pay for the average U.S. worker. You light up my life had a whole different meaning back then.
I am not sure who figured out this next fact… but I hope they were wearing gloves. All porcupines float in water. Somebody threw a whole LOT of porcupines into a lake to find that one out.
And last, but not least. The seed of the redwood trees are so small that 123,000 of them weigh scarcely a pound. Out of little things grow great things.
“It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.” – Unknown