THE “ALMOST-EVERY-DAY” FUNNY – 14

I have some of the greatest friends on earth, and I love that moment when sense of humor comes out and you realize “yes, this person truly gets me”. Today, a good friend shared this with me. I love trashy bad hip hop, I love the ukelele, I love thick soupy accents.

Ewan Wardrop plays FORMBY doing 50 Cent’s In Da Club – on the Uke. ❤

 

 

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THE “ALMOST-EVERY-DAY” FUNNY – 09

RIKER SITS DOWN

(Yes, this is a repost of the very first thing I posted – but I didn’t know wordpress then, and had done it all wrong! Hopefully it will be better enjoyed in its new position.)

SPEAKING OF POSITION… I watch Star Trek TNG a lot – I mean, many many times a week I am in front of Star Trek in one way or another – and I had NEVER noticed this before. Pretty awesome move, man, pretty awesome move. Enjoy!

(“only try this yourself if you are confident of both chair height/width AND your own flexibility” – The Bruise on My Inner Leg

FUN FACT FRIDAY (once again on Saturday – sorry!)

YAY WEEKEND! I know that, once again, I’m posting this late 😡 and it pisses me off more than anyone else, I promise. I’ve never ever been good at deadlines.
*writes in imaginary notebook “Task 102: MUST WORK ON DEADLINES”*

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Did You Know:

If any of you have taken certain levels of biology (or seen the awesome episode of The Simpsons “Weekend At Burnsies”) you know that groups of animals have official group names. For example, the image above stating a PARLIAMENT of owls, and in the aforementioned episode Homer Simpson gets his eyes pecked out by a MURDER of crows. There are some funny names for groups of animals:
(credit to podcast Good Job Brain for tipping me on to this!)

a DESCENT of woodpeckers
a BOUQUET of pheasants
a CAST of falcons
a WAKE of buzzards
a WISDOM of wombats
a CONVOCATION of eagles
an INTRUSION of cockroaches (yup)
a BASK of crocodiles (on land) or a FLOAT of crocodiles (on water)
a MISCHIEF of mice
a RHUMBA of rattlesnakes

Oh and there are so many more out there! Who knows what’s going to come up in pub trivia!

 

Mnemonic:

This is for you math students out there! I am slowly teaching myself math online, and freaking Trigonometry, man. Sucks. Hopefully this will be as useful to you as it has been for me (so far).
Two Old Angels Skipped Over Heaven Carrying Ancient Harps”

Used in math to remember the equations for Tangent, Sine, and Cosine.
O stands for opposite, A stands for adjacent, and H stands for hypotenuse.
Tangent = Opposite/Adjacent; (Two Old Angels)
Sine = Opposite/Hypotenuse; (Skipped Over Heaven)
Cosine = Adjacent/Hypotenuse. (carrying Ancient Harps)

This Day In History:

1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament (Big Ben and his bells), starts keeping time.
1911 – The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, IE.
1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line (number: 15,007,003).
1929 – The first Mickey Mouse “talkie” is released titled “The Karnival Kid” (below)
1998 – Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, leaves The Spice Girls band.

NERD ALERT!

be47c511-e41f-42a5-8694-58948bdb24b3_300_JadenSmith1_052913Apparently Jaden Smith is not afraid to let his geek flag fly! This past week he was spotted shopping at Gelson’s Market in Los Angeles in FULL IRON MAN COSTUME! ❤ What’s even better (or, at least, kinda tongue-in-cheek-funny)? He was shopping with Kylie Jenner (of the Kardashian family) – I wonder if she was impressed or pissed off at his shopping attire – I know I’d be impressed!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by lovelies! ❤

FUN FACT FRIDAY (ahem, um, Saturday. . . )

Happy Friday Everyone! (okay, this was written in my head on Friday, but I didn’t get a chance to sit at the compuper until now). 

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Did You Know?
During the restoration of the Statue of Liberty from 1984-1986, the inspectors found that there were several layers of very toxic paint on the inside of the statue. Traditional cleaning methods would have resulted in either damaging the copper of the statue, or being extremely dangerous and harmful for the cleaning crew, so, instead, they used 3500 gallons (over 13,000 litres) of LIQUID freaking NITROGEN! How amazing is that? Spray it on, paint flakes off, paint flakes vacuumed up, copper intact. So smart!

 

Mnemonic
This week’s mnemonic is to remember the cranial nerves, numbers, and features. This helped me SO MUCH in school. Cranial nerves came up in one way or another, worded differently and trickily, in many courses, but this mnemonic saved me every time! There are 12 paired cranial nerves that exit the skull under the brain’s surface that extend to various parts of the head, neck, chest and abdomen. The cranial nerves comprises three nerve types: motor nerves that send an impulse signal to a muscle; sensory nerves that transmit sensations from the body back to the brain; and autonomic nerves with both motor and sensory components that monitor and control visceral functions such as salivation, heart rate and intestinal movement. The cranial nerves are numbered one through 12 and are referred to by either their name or number.

CAUTION! Vulgar Language!

Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel Virgin Girls Vagina And Hymen
(cranial nerves and numbers)

Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Vestibulocochlear, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Accessory (spinal), Hypoglossal

Some Say Money Matters But My Brother Says Big Boobs Matter More
(whether cranial nerve is SENSORY, MOTOR, or BOTH)

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On This Day In History
1977 – Star Wars (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion as well as the Geek Pride Day holiday.

 

NERD ALERT!
Apparently THE QUEEN is a huge Dr. Who fan and believes that Christopher Eccleston is one of the best incarnations of the character. 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Fact Friday!

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

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In an effort to keep my pub trivia mind sharp, I’m implementing Fun Fact Fridays!

Did you know?
* “Natural Flavouring” in foodstuffs with Raspberry, Strawberry, or Vanilla is usually castoreum, “from the North American and European Beaver… the yellowish secretion of the castor sac in combination with the beaver’s urine, used during scent marking of territory.”

Mnemonic
* To remember the life cycle of cells: Idiot, Pass MAnother Tequila (Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase)

On This Day In History
* 1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s body, grave-robbed eleven days earlier, found! LINK

Nerd Alert!
* Gamer, David Race completed a PERFECT game of Pac-Man in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 1.40 seconds achieving the maximum possible score of 3,333,360 points using an original Pac-Man machine.