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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thirsty Thursday Grab Bag

  The dumping ground for all of the weird and wonderful things floating around my mind.

99 Bottles Of Beer On The Outfield Wall

  Recognize this guy? He's an actor you might know from Budweiser beer commercials and TV. In the ads he played an obnoxious baseball player and in a case of life imitating art, Nigel Thatch wound up playing some games with Schomberg of the Northern Baseball League. In 2006, he was traded to Fullerton of the Golden Baseball League- for 60 cases of beer. The brand? Budweiser.

  The Eyes Have It

  From birth to adulthood, human beings multiply in size quite noticably, but our eyes are the same size from birth until death. However, some things do change contantly. Have you ever noticed that old grandad's face looks different from the photos of his youth? The reason is because our noses and ears never stop growing until shortly after we die. And granny might have noticed another thing too- men's scrotums continue to grow as well. If you're like me and have large feet, you'll notice that your old shoes don't quite fit. This is because most human beings' feet also continue to grow. And more to kick your ass with when you mention grandad's huge earlobes.

 All In A Name

  There was a recent uproar in England recently when the list of popular boys' names was released to the public. Anglos were certain that Jihad was upon us because the most used name for wee boys is Muhammad or it's variants. Muhammad and variants like Hamid compose the most common name in the world, a name that even predates Islam itself. For this reason it is used amongst Arab Christians as well. And some people just like the name, which simply means "praiseworthy".
  However, if English stats guys combined all of the variants of the Hebrew name Yohannon, Muhammad would be left in the dust. Variants of the same Hebrew root name include #2, Jack, as well as Sean, Ian, John, Shane, Jane, Jan, Evan, Ivan ,and Joan.

Barking Flower?

  This segment is about the Peruvian Inca Orchid. "But the photo is of a dog!", you say. Well, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is a dog, and a fairly rare one at that. These funky hounds can have lush coats or be hairless, and both types can show up in the same litter. Due to the weird specifications, coated dogs are not considered suitable as show dogs, but are affectionate companions. In days of yore, coated dogs served as guard animals and hairless as bed warmers for Peruvian elites. Spanish conquistadors nearly eradicated the breed and it remains rare today.

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