I've been in a funk. I'll admit it. A funkity funk funk funk. And I have no idea why. That's why I have been sort of scarce around the blogosphere the past week or so. I'm sure I'll snap out of it at some point, let's hope soon. I'm one of those kinds of people that when I'm in a funk (or simply funky) I hibernate. But for Otin's sake I won't hibernate. He doesn't need the road trip from Jersey to kick my ass.
So for today's Random Tuesday Thoughts, I'm directing your attention away from me, and throwing random tidbits at you instead.
Did you know...
Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. (Which is why skiing sucks here...the mountains I was used to in Washington State would scoff at the 'mountains' here really being mole hills).
A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
The bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep.
Karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.
Go see the Un-Mom ... Less Funk, More Random.