Monthly Archives: September 2012

English really isn’t that easy to learn

Did you know that the combination of letters “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways in the English language? I kid you not. Here’s an example of a sentence that contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough- faced, thoughtful ploughman … Continue reading

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What Men Want; What Women Want – Really?

Oh man, this one’s probably gonna stir up trouble. Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80% Percentage of American women who say they’d marry the … Continue reading

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Freaky numbers

This one was just way too cool to ignore. Check this out: -111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Freaky, right? (fyi, my sources for these fun facts come from all over the web. I don’t own ’em!)

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The dirty side of Tatooine?

Concerned that his Jedi robes looked much too neat and clean, Alec Guinness rolled around in the Tunisian desert before shooting the first Star Wars Tatooine scene. (fyi, my sources for these fun facts come from all over the web. … Continue reading

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Champagne and breasts?

Did you know that the shallow champagne glass originated with Marie Antoinette? Yep. It was first formed from wax molds made of her breasts. Not sure I really wanted to know that. (fyi, my sources for these fun facts come … Continue reading

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Where did the honeymoon originate?

Picture Babylon, 4,000 years ago. Back then, it was the accepted practice that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. In case you didn’t know, mead is … Continue reading

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To Err Is Human. To Really Eff Up Requires A Writer.

I’ve been known to bungle things from time to time. And the one thing I’ve noticed, when I make a mistake, is that I can be pretty hard on myself. It’s an expectation thing, I realize, and it also has … Continue reading

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