En francais…

Tout les noms qui terminent en “-US” sont masculine, sauf Venus, qui est feminine.


Did you know…

A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.

A shrimp’s heart is in their head.

People say Bless you when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Rats and horses can’t vomit.

If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out. (OUCH)

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Cat’s urine glows under a black-light.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

A list of USEFUL!!!! facts: (I really don’t know how reliable these sources are)

Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it

Peanut butter – will get scratches out of CD’s!  Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

Sunburn – empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

Heavy dandruff – pour on the vinegar!

To remove wax – Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

To the ladies….

Drinking 16 ounces of ice water(0 degrees Celsius), requires the body to burn 17.5 Calories to warm the water up to body temperature. The recommended daily intake of water is 64 ounces (eight 8-ounce glasses). The body will burn 70 Calories if this amount is consumed as ice water.

Human fingers do not contain any muscles other than the small muscles attached to each hair follicle. The muscles that move the finger joints are in the palm and forearm. The long tendons that deliver motion from the forearm muscles may be observed to move underneath the skin at the wrist and on the back of the hand.

If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die of vitamin A poisoning. As a carnivore which feeds largely upon fish-eating carnivores, the polar bear ingests large amounts of vitamin A, which is stored in its liver; in the past, humans have been poisoned by eating the livers of polar bears.

Bringing Fun Facts back home:

Charles Darwin never said that natural selection was the “survival of the fittest“. It was Herbert Spencer (inventor of paper clips), an 18th century engineer and philosopher who made up this expression after learning about Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection.

Dance Dance Dance
Haruki Murakmai

What a very weird novel. However, the narrator’s voice was so elegant and charming to read. It got me addicted. The plot and the themes were so smoothly written out. I enjoyed it… thumbs up! A bit too deep for my understanding.
Haha. I finished it.
“Ma ma dei la”

The storyline is not bad, actually.
But it could have been better written and better thought out.
The beginning was ridiculous. The ending is alright.
I think I would have liked it if it was less rushed.

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

This is very good. Better than I had originally expected. =)

“Doubt is useful for a while. We must all pass through the garden of Gethsemane. If Christ played with doubt, so must we. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if He burst out from the Cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” then we surely are also permitted doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”

“I have heard that the hunger for air exceeds as a compelling sensation the thirst for water. Only for a few minutes, I say. After a few minutes you die and the discomfort of asphyxiation goes away. Whereas thirst is a drawn-out affair. Look: Christ on the Cross died of suffocation, but His only complaint was of thirst.”