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Fun Fact Friday! An ode to paper.

With CHA over, and every beautiful new collection swirling around in my head, I thought todays Fun Fact Friday should pay tribute to the wonderful use of trees that is paper.    Now normally this biologist wouldn’t condone cutting trees for frivolous use, but unfortunately I also have an undying love for books and pretty paper.    Alas, the war between right and left brain is a constant battle.    But I digress…

On with your useless trivia for today…

On this day, in:

1854— The clergyman’s paper shirt collar was patented by Walter Hunt of New York City. Imagine the comfort such an accessory would provide.  Yikes!

1871— Seth Wheeler of Albany, NY, patented perforated toilet paper. Now there’s an invention for which we all can be eternally grateful.   It’s the little things we take for granted that make the world a better place.

And so ends today’s edition of “Fun Fact Friday”.    Feel free to impress your friends with your brand new bits of knowledge and your grasp of completely worthless information.    No thanks necessary.  🙂

Off to the ortho this afternoon to have the knee checked again.   The PT isn’t helping.

Until next time…


July 25, 2008 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Fun Fact Friday!

Yes, it’s back!

This Fun Fact Friday is brought to you today by the letter G. In keeping with the crafty nature of my week, here are 3 fun facts about the stuff that makes all my stuff stick together–GLUE.

  • Super Glue was initially rejected for being “too adhesive and sticky.” It took 16 years to become commercially available.
  • The amount of glue on each United States Postal Service stamp is less than one-tenth of a calorie. Fantastic! Now I don’t have to feel guilty for eating them all. (Kidding! Totally kidding!)
  • The wonderful stuff that holds your style in place, hairspray, is made from Cellulose. And it washes out with water. Who would have thought that the cell walls of plants could help keep this in place.

(How often do you think these folks look back and laugh?)

So there you have it. The adhesive edition of Fun Fact Friday. I’m off to use some of it to finish up more show projects before I leave on Tuesday. That is, as soon as I finish peeling the sheets of glue off my fingertips.

Until next time…

July 11, 2008 at 8:09 am 1 comment

Fun Fact Friday!

The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is “Live Free or Die.” These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.

You have to love the irony.  🙂

Happy Friday!

May 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Fun Fact Friday!

Fun Fact:

Two years ago today, I was holding a brand new baby!

Yes, those are his real stats (and the real announcement I made and never actually got into the mail–poor third kid!)   A full 1.5 lbs heavier and 2 inches longer than the first, and more than 2.5 lbs and 3 inches larger than the second.   And about 10x more ornery than the other 2 combined!



May 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm 2 comments

Fun Fact Friday!

I have always been known as a font of useless information. I seem to know a whole lot about absolutely nothing. So here’s your bit of useless knowledge for today.

Did You Know, Coca-Cola was originally green?

Yep, green. That sure would make me drink much less of this stuff.

But it might make this mentos experiment a wee bit more interesting.

Luckily, Coca Cola rectified that unappetizing side effect to it’s formula with the addition of some root extracts before introducing the product.

Until next time…

May 9, 2008 at 3:58 pm 2 comments

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