^ daniel ludwig

Some things I have learned recently from FuckYeahFacts:
  • The average pregnancy of an Indian elephant lasts 650 days.
  • The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms, and potted plants.

  • When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate; they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate (I made C look at me and his pupils didn't dilate, therefore he doesn't love me! He protested)
  • During the First World War, Hitler was asleep in a foxhole when he had a nightmare in which his mouth was filled with dirt. He woke up and went for a walk “to get some air” and a shell scored a direct hit on the foxhole killing all the occupants.
  • Annually you will shake hands with 6 men who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands. (This reminds me of Manneh)
  • Annually you will shake hands with 11 women who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands.
  • In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  • In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  • A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck.
  • The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonalds.
  • In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.
  • Being unmarried can shorten a man's life by ten years.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • In the movie Willy Wonka, in the scene where squirrels opened up nuts and dropped them onto a conveyor belt, was not animated. 40 squirrels were trained to do that stunt.
...okay, that's probably enough.

Today I went to pick up my 'repaired' phone. As the cynic in me assumed, the fault wasn't repaired when they handed it back to me, and they ended up sending it back. The girl serving me wrote 'FAULT WAS NOT REPAIRED. PLEASE REPAIR. THIS HAS BEEN A WASTE OF TIME!' in fluro highlighter on the paperwork which I liked.

I bought a pair of new shoes today which were 75% off. If I had any other camera besides the one in my computer, I'd take a picture of the pretty things. I've blogged about them previously, but they finally got my size in. They're hard to describe, like a red tartan fabric ankle boot sneaker with buckles. My feet are blistery, I wish you could bypass this stage in new shoe wearing.

On my solo mall outing I also had a browse around Borders and drooled over their heavily overpriced stationery and postcards section. Then I had a peep around the World Movies section at JB and picked up one of my favourite moves, 'The Orphanage' for cheap. Scary movie though, I don't know if I'm up to seeing it again just yet. I wanted to get 'Delicatessen' which was only $12 but I thought that it would be full of disturbing images of dead things and blood and cut meats. I should have gotten it anyway, that was a stupid reason not to get it. I don't imagine that anything Jean-Pierre Jeunet touches could go wrong.

I wanted to go to the zine group day today but I woke up too late and was feeling lacking in the social skills to participate. I'll go to the next one, I promise.

I am going to watch a show called 'The Wire' and eat pasta and chill out.

Ps. Isn't this the perfect 'Stuff On My Cat' photo;

It's a picture of C's first cat, Keira wearing a feather boa.