Potatoes and Butter
Posted by ashley @ 10:53 am on January 8th
You can survive entirely on a diet of potatoes and butter, which provide all the necessary nutrients the human body needs.
Canadians Now Richer Than Americans
Posted by ashley @ 10:38 am on January 6th
For the first time in recent history, the average Canadian is richer than the average American, according to a report cited in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. And not just by a little. Currently, the average Canadian household is more than $40,000 richer than the average American household.
Posted by ashley @ 10:24 am on January 4th
With over 6 million fans on Facebook and his own book, Boo the Pomeranian is said to be the cutest dog in the world.
Posted by ashley @ 10:58 am on January 2nd
New Year’s Eve
Posted by ashley @ 10:52 am on December 31st
The Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball came about as a result of a ban on fireworks. The first ball, in 1907, was an illuminated 700-pound iron and wood ball adorned with one hundred 25-watt light bulbs. Today, the round ball designed by Waterford Crystal, weighs 11,875-pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is bedazzled with 2,668 Waterford crystals.
Posted by ashley @ 7:43 pm on December 29th
Allergic to Exercise
Posted by ashley @ 10:50 am on December 27th
Interesting Facts About Christmas
Posted by ashley @ 10:11 am on December 25th
1.Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzer, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female.
2.Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone
3.Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836
4.Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870
5.Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907
6.The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples.
7.Commissioned by Sir Henry Cole (1808-1883), British illustrator John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) invented the first Christmas card in 1843.
8.The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.
9. In 1647, the English parliament passed a law made Christmas illegal. The Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell, who considered feasting and revelry on what was supposed to be a holy day to be immoral, banned the Christmas festivities. The ban was lifted only when Cromwell lost power in 1660.
10.“Jingle Bells” was originally written for a Thanksgiving celebration, in 1857