Saturday, 10 August 2013

Saturday the Tenth of this esteemed month August

Today I thought I might copy Sayna's  idea and do a Random Saturday post. Sayna, I hope you don't mind!

Two of Danella's budgies, Apple and Buttercup. I love this photo! These particular two budgies are the cutest in Danella's avairy. At least, they were. Both of them are sold now. :-(

Little brother. Cuteness. Probably planning some mischief....

I love all of my brothers and sisters!!!

I could spend all my life posting gorgeous photos of my family and never get sick of it. :-)

Random facts stolen from various blogs over the internet. Now, I'm not taking any credit for these: if you think one is wrong don't blame me!!!

Monday is the only day of the week that has an anagram: dynamo

It takes 4,000 grains of sugar to fill a teaspoon.

Your thumbnail grows more slowly than any of your fingenails.

The smallest, shallowest ocean on Earth: The Arctic Ocean.

A buffalo can jump as high as six feet off the ground.

The ball on top of a flagpole is called a "truck."

SUV drivers are twice as likely to talk on a cellphone as drivers of other kinds of cars.

Shakespeares's daughter was illiterate.

A pineapple is actually a very big berry.

A potato's closest edible relative is the eggplant.

The Great Salt Lake is six times saltier than seawater.

A parrot can not get appendicitis....they don't have an appendix.

The world's largest consumer of sugar is Coca-Cola.

Dividing something into squares is known as graticulation.

75% of the trees in Australia are eucalyptus.

There are about as many nerve cells in your brain as there are stars in our galaxy (give or take a billion).

75% of stage and screen actors do not use their real names.

There are enough calories in a Big Mac to run a vacuum cleaner for 98 minutes.

One cord of wood (4 ft x 4 ft x 8 ft) will make 75 million toothpicks.

The first chalkboard was used in school in 1714.

Cranberries get their name from Crane-berry - they grow on a stalk that looks like a crane's neck.

The largest living thing on Earth is an underground mushroom in Oregon. It is 3.5 miles across.

Sahara comes from the Arabic word Sahra, which means desert.

Sweden has a ski-thru McDonalds!

There is 10,800 feet of film in a two-hour movie.

After a three-week vacation, your IQ can drop by as much as 20%.

Monkeys given paint and paper on which to draw will scream in anger when an unfinished work is taken from them. But they don't object to having a finished painting taken.

Most parrots are left-handed (footed maybe?!).

Dolphins can hear underwater sounds from as far as 15 miles away.

It takes 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.

The little statue on the grill of every Rolls Royce car has a name: "Spirit of Ecstasy."

The sale of hearing aids rose 40% when President Reagan got his.

The city of Edinburgh, Scotland is built on top of an extinct volcano.

Lions and Tigers can't purr. Cougars can.

The first vertebra of your neck is called the 'Atlas,' because it holds up your head.

The handle of a bucket is actually called a 'bail.'

Lead melts at a temperture of 620 degrees F; tin at 446 F. Mix them together & they melt at 356 degrees F.

During his lifetime, Shakespeare's last name was spelled 83 different ways. Shakespeare himself spelled it 10 different ways.

Longest name in the Bible: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1) 

Oh no! Jacob's getting into something he shouldn't.....

Caleb and Jacob playing together.

How have your Saturdays been?


  1. I knew about the milk and cheese (I make cheese) and the Dolphins hear 15 miles underwater..

    "It takes 4,000 grains of sugar to fill a teaspoon."
    And each grain of sugar lasts an hour in your system, causing havoc and making children hyper (true.)
    And I'm sure I knew about a bucket handle being called a "bail"

    Really Bonnie, I hold nothing against you for stealing Random Saturday. :) After all, it isn't copyrighted.

    1. 4,000 hours of sugar high???!!!??? That's roughly 167 days!!!

      Ah, I'm glad you don't mind I stole it. :-) How kind of you to say so.


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