Sunday, August 24, 2008
I was not really sure if I could come up with any little bits of trivia as the ladies over at Mama Drama requested. I can't remember my name half the time so I really don't remember anything unimportant from school. It took me quizzing some family members to come up with a few tidbits to share.
Years ago the kids and I gave my mom some fire bellied toads and mom has found out that only the males makes noise and it’s a barking noise. Also, they typically mate during storms.
Did you know that butterflies smell with their antennae and taste with their feet?
Did you know that flies can buzz without wings?
I also found out that the plastic (or metal) thing on the end of shoelaces is called an aglet, or aiglet.
With the exception of the aglets, I dug into my archives for the photos and they were all taken before my life with a digital SLR, in my days of point-and-shoot.
Update: I remember something from grade school - 'Able was I ere I saw Elba' - said by Napolean and a sentence that if you flipped it over would still read the same.
Also - 8 times 8 fell on the floor, picked it up and it was 64.
And to multiply the 9s all you have to do is write 0-9 all the way down, then come back up with 0-9 and you have the answers, 09, 18,27 - make sense?