Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Am I still talking about squirrels?

I should probably explain my last post. I don't have a squirrel themed living room or anything. These silly little themes run throughout the house - a squirrel candle holder in the living room, a squirrel nutcracker in the kitchen, a squirrel pillow in the bedroom. Actually, each room in my house is a hodgepodge of different themes. For example, my living room has lots of giraffes, a few squirrels, a painting of sunflowers, and a few frogs for good measure. See? No real theme - just stuff I like.

Since we are talking about squirrels, have you read this book...It is awesome! It has all kinds of fun facts, like...
  • For a short time in 1967 the American Typers' Association made a new punctuation mark called an interrobang, which was a combination of the question mark and an exclamation mark. It was rarely used.
  • When Bugs Bunny made his first appearance in 1935 he was called Happy Rabbit.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They do not appear until the child reaches two to six years of age.
  • An average adult has around 2,381,248 sweat glands on his skin.
  • Transurphobia is the fear of haircuts.
  • In a lifetime the average person spends eighteen months on the telephone.
Yes, this information is pointless, but damn, it is interesting!

P.S. I may have purchased this book because it had a squirrel on the cover.

P.P.S. My children like to hold hands. It is the cutest thing EVER...

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Those two are certainly a pair of cuties holding hands.
love,
Amanda x

Mama Smurf said...

Well, now I'm gonna have to go get that book! I wonder if it's available on Kindle?

Eva said...

I think my little girl recognizes your kids, based on her comments on this post.

Trivia is fun!

amanda said...

ok that picture has me actually "thinking" about babe number two - adorable!!

and i love your useless but fun knowledge - especially the one about the interrobang!! i am always typing this !?!? when i want to express that feeling. think we bloggers could bring it back??

Clare said...

so cute, i love them holding hands!

misguided mommy said...

the knee cap one is my favorite one!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Hahaha, I love useless info.

Jeninacide said...

I think I am afraid of haircuts. That will be my new excuse for never getting one.

Mama Kalila said...

Oh that is adorable! Your house sounds like mine (well my apt)then... everything is mixed throughout here too.

Danielle said...

Happy Rabbit ?! Interrobang

Lindsay said...

They are so sweet! Love the pictures and the random facts. Totally didn't know that about the kneecaps I will have to check my son in the morning and see if he has any ;-)

dani said...

i would totally use the interrobang, christy, because i am always doing this "!!?!?":/ and bugs definitely needed a name but "BUGS"!!?!?
l,
dani

anymommy said...

Wow. 18 months? I wonder how many months I will spend on the computer.

Melissa said...

Ok, I so need that book. :)

And the pic? Just adorable! Enjoy that while it lasts...

MarvelousMOM said...

The hand holding is so sweet. I love sibling love. That is how Seth and Swae are together! I hope the three of them get along like the two older ones do now.