Today I Learned…

…that there’s no such thing as cello scrotum.

Go figure, right?  I had no idea.

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Today I Learned…

…from my boss (via her “contacts” in the military) that the phrase “Roger that” is only actually ever said facetiously.  As in, “Participate in the Charge of the Light Brigade? Roger that.”

Can anyone with authority confirm or deny this?

Today I Learned…

…that the name “Idaho” is completely made up.  One-hundred percent fake.

In the early 1860s, lobbyist George M. Willing suggested that Congress name their potential new Rocky Mountain territory “Idaho.”  He claimed this came from a Shoshone word meaning “gem of the mountain” or “the sun comes from the mountains.”  He later claimed to have made the name up — Congress didn’t officially accept the name, but it stuck amongst the locals.

Today I Learned…

…that I look damn good with my new glasses.  I also remembered how nice it is to have both bows attached to my glasses and not have to worry about them coming off all of the time.  Picture forthcoming when I have better lighting. EDIT: Picture is here!

damn I'm pretty

damn I'm pretty

Today I Learned…

…how a bunch of writers and poets either died or were found dead.  I don’t have time to reproduce the funny parts of the list, so I’ll just link to it here.

Any other funny and ineresting stories about famous people dying?

Today I Learned…

…that I shouldn’t lean up against things when I’ve been drinking.  At the ugly holiday sweater party I went to today (pictures forthcoming of my hideously ugly sweater), I leaned (leant?) up against the following:

  • Nothing, causing myself to fall backwards a foot in the elevator
  • A glass vase, causing it to fall to the floor and shatter, and giving the host a cut in the process
  • The light switch in the kitchen, causing several people to think that it was last call or something

Yeah.  So not so much with me and the leaning anymore.

Today I Learned…

just how lucky you can get on The Price is Right.