Happy Friday! This morning I was thinking about my friend Alex, who recently explained to me where the term “Balls to the Wall” came from. He says” way back in the day, during an early war, when submarines were being used. On the underneath side of the sub toward the back there were two large metal balls used to propel the sub. When the operator wanted to go the metal balls would start to spin. The faster the sub went the faster the balls would spin causing them to push apart from each other. When the submarine was at it’s fastest the balls would be spinning so fast they would be pushed up to the wall of the sub! And there you have it: Balls to the Wall!!!
I’m telling you this because I have repeated this story a few times, and honestly, people are really impressed by this useless knowledge! So next time you’re at a kegger or company party you can repeat it and sound super smart!! Here are some more awesome random facts for you!
This is really cool: Tried and true uses of Avon Skin-So-Soft
1. It’s original purpose: a great bath oil and after shower moisturizer
2. Removes makeup
3. It’s a great tanning oil.
4. Use as a hot oil treatment for cuticles
5. It’s an insect repellent for people and pets
6. Helps relieve itching caused by insect bites
7. Sponge it around doors and windows to screens to keep out insects.
8. It’s a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
9 Use it to dust with.
10. Removes price tag glue and gum from glass,metal and most plastic.
11. Cleans your kitchen fixtures and makes them shine
12. Cleans band aid tape marks from your skin.
13. Cleans ink from skin, vinyl and most painted surfaces.
14. Cleans heavy oil and grease from skin and nonporous surfaces.
15, Removes soap scum from shower door, curtains and windows
16. Makes your bathroom shine all over.
17. Use the floral Skin So Soft for a great smell.
18. Removes lime and hard water spots from fixtures.
19. Removes tar from your car without damage to paint
20. Lubricates pipe fittings that won’t readily fit together
21. Takes paint off your hands.
22. Helps keep mosquitoes off.
23. Bathe your pet in it or spray it or spray it on to repel fleas.
24. Apply to pet’s feet and legs so that ticks won’t stick
25. Cleans your soap dishes and soap won’t stick.
The Greeks believed that certain stones had special powers. Amethyst, for instance, was believed to prevent drunkenness. The name of the stone comes from the Greek words a (“not”) and methystos (“drunken”).
In 1894, while employed by the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg tried to find a way to provide a palatable and inexpensive meal to feed his charges. When he accidentally left some boiled wheat unattended, it went stale. He tried to save it by rolling it into dough, but discovered that it tore into pieces and refused to hold a shape. So he and his brother decided to toast the flakes…and the rest is history.
While both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game,male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen – had to be a girl. We should’ve known. Only women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.
In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
Fifty four percent of Americans fold their toilet tissue neatly while 35 percent wad it into a ball before using it.
Little boys were dressed in blue long before little girls were dressed in pink. In ancient times, male babies were dressed in blue because the color was believed to ward off evil spirits; girls got whatever was handy.
There you have it people…Go out and sound smart this weekend!!!