Saturday, September 10, 2011

7 Random Facts - Episode 2


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Men's tear ducts are smaller than women’s tear ducts. And we wonder why our boyfriends or husbands never cry? It’s not their fault, it’s the tear duct.

False eyelashes were invented in 1916, by D.W.Griffith who wanted actress Seena Owen to have big lashes that brushed her cheeks and to make her eyes bigger. He had a wigmaker create those lashes from human hair and they were gummed to Seena’s eyelids.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden. However, he didn’t use it as a recreational drug (well, we don’t really know that for sure) but he promoted it and used it as hemp and for soil stabilization.

4 In the 18th century women wore bathing gowns in the water. They were just like dresses and they were made of fabrics that didn’t become transparent when wet. They also have weights sewn on them so they wouldn’t rise up in the water. 

5 During medieval times people rarely drank water. They mostly drank alcoholic beverages and used water for preparing food. This was a good decision since water in those times contained a lot of impurities. 

Tomatoes are actually fruits and not vegetables as most of us believe. But tomatoes don’t have a big amount of sugar so they are usually treated as vegetables. 

7 Next time when you go to someone’s house, bring them a bottle of snake wine. That will surely impress them and you can always show your courage by drinking it and eating the snake inside for a great show. Imported from Vietnam, this wine is made by infusing whole snakes with rice wine or grain alcohol. 

19 comments:

  1. Hello Andrea..thank you for passing by my site..such an informative site..following you..so keep on posting ok :)

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  2. very interesting post..
    love ur space Andrea..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. @Sie Hi dear thanks for commenting
    @Jay Thank you, that's very nice
    (*^_^*)

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  4. I always want to come back here and read your superb posts. This is an example of it. Very informative and the facts really surprise me. Keep posting, Andreea! :)

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  5. Thanks Balqis it's so nice to hear that, I'm so happy when people find my posts interesting.

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  6. hi andreea, very interesting.. yeah, like as if george washington cant use other plant to prevent soil erosion.. :)
    oops, no thanks to snake wine

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  7. Haha, very true Wan :)) he could have used some other plant :D
    Yeah, the snake wine creeps me out too

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  8. Men's skin is thicker... that's why they don't hear well?! ;-)

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  9. haha yes, that might explain it :))

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  10. ...Another fact - watermelons are vegetables!

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  11. Wow, I had no idea. That's so interesting :D

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  12. great sharing Andreea, it is news to me that tomatoes are fruits and I learn something new today. Snake wine sounds scary but its also popular in other Asian countries.

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  13. Wow. Great points. Espicialy the snake point. I always like these kind of blogs and wanted to create a blog just like yours but my work do not let me do that.

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  14. @ Nava - Yeah snake wine is indeed scary. Asian people are really courageous for making something like that.
    @ Sarang Thanks dear, perhaps you will have the blog that you want. I would be happy to read it :D

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  15. My husband has a history degree and always likes to bring up that people never used to drink water when I nag him that he's not drinking enough water during the day :)

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  16. :D it's so cool that your husband has a history degree and he's also right about the water, you should offer him some beer of wine instead. :D

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  17. Hello, i just saw your page on Google, and I already bought these on http://www.buy-snake-wine.com but i wonder where to find other snake related products, any idea ?
    And do you know if we should call snake antivenin or snake antivenom ?
    Thanks for your help.

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