Category Archives: Working Around House

Hello Thursday!

Fact: There actually aren’t “57 varieties” of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57. Hint: Hit the glass bottle on the “57,” not the bottom, to get … Continue reading

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Mid-Week!

Fun Fact: Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers. Pteronophobia is the fear of feathers tickling you. In extreme cases, it can involve the fear of feathers in general. Pteronophobia is made up of the Greek word ptero, meaning “feather,” and phobia, … Continue reading

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The Mice Tie The Knot!

Fact: The actors who voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life. Russi Taylor (Minnie) and Wayne Allwine (Mickey) got married in 1991. I got on the scale this morning and discovered that I am Fit-ish!  I told … Continue reading

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The Week Starts Again!

Fact: A chef’s hat has 100 pleats. It’s meant to represent the 100 ways you can cook an egg. By 7:00 Am we were up courtesy of Scout, The Wonder Dog. We had a cup of coffee and then got … Continue reading

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The Real Sunday Has Arrived

Fact: Australia is wider than the moon. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter, while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost 4000km. We were up and going by 7:00 AM, and the first order of business was the swim … Continue reading

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Saturday And Time To Dance!

Fact: The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes.” Phosphenes are the luminous floating stars, zigzags, swirls, spirals, squiggles, and other shapes that you see when closing your eyes tight and pressing them with … Continue reading

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Friday Has Arrived; Surprise, We Are Ready For You!

Fact: The Philippines consists of 7,641 islands – The Philippines is an archipelago, which means it’s made up of a group of islands—7,641 islands, to be exact. That figure does not include the thousands of sandbars and other landforms that emerge … Continue reading

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We Were Filled With Friends At Girls Night Out

Fact: German chocolate cake was invented in Texas – The “German” part of German chocolate cake comes from an American man—not a European country. Specifically, it’s named after Sam German, who in 1852 created the formula for a mild dark baking … Continue reading

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Up At The Crack Of Dawn!

Fact: Sudan has more pyramids than any country in the world! Not only does Sudan have more pyramids than Egypt, but the numbers aren’t even close. While 138 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt, Sudan boasts around 255. We were … Continue reading

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Monday Has Arrived; Back To The Grind!

Fact: The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. The average Australian takes 9,695 steps per day (just a few short of the ideal 10,000), the average Japanese takes 7,168, the average Swiss: 9,650, and the average American … Continue reading

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