There's so many quirks hidden at Disney I could go on and on.
- in the Haunted Mansion graveyard, there's a tombstone for Mr Toad, they put it there when they closed Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
- there's a talking trashcan in a food court in Tomorrowland. Sometimes it freaks people out. One guy dropped his whole tray. (the Disney staff replaced his order, thankfully, lol) There;s also a pay phone in Tomorrowland that if you pick it up you'll hear something unexpected.
- the dog in Pirates of the Caribbean holding the keys was modeled after Walt Disney's actual dog.
- there's a secret umbrella in Hollywood Studios, if you pull it, it sprays you and plays "Singing in the Rain".
- in Club Cool in Epcot there are free samples of sodas from around the world. Some are delicious, some are horrible. I forget the name of the grossest one but it comes from Italy and tastes like motor oil. Trick your friends into trying it.
-When crossing the bridge into Liberty Square, you pass over seemingly ordinary rocks in the water. They were actually mined from where Washington crossed the Delaware.
- in Animal Kingdom, and African King actually sent his roof thatchers to go and make authentic roofs.
- the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has actual artifacts from the show hidden everywhere. My fave are the reading glasses that broke in the episode "Time Enough at Last"
- There are thousands of "hidden mickeys" at Disney (the 3 circles that connect like mouse head/ears)-- hidden images made into the decorations and landscape, they're everywhere. No one even knows how many there are because the artists and designers work them in. You can have a fun competition with your family to see who finds the most hidden mickeys on the trip.
I seem to remember something about there being a taboo or something similar about cats so the catgut thing was to put rivals off. Didn't stop them making cat skin gloves which is where the saying more then one way to skin a cat" comes from.
It's physically impossible for humans to lick their elbows.
The only animal that preys on skunks is the great horned owl.
Scientists (who apparently have a little too much time on their hands) estimate that a cat yawns 109,500 times in its lifetime.
Place a chair with its back against a wall. Bend over so that your forehead is touching the wall above the back of the chair. Grasp the chair on each side of the seat with both hands. If you're a woman, you'll be able to lift the chair. If you're a man, you won't.
I screwed that one up somehow. I just tried it and lifted the chair, and I'm a guy. I heard it a long time ago and couldn't do it then. I must not be remembering it correctly I still couldn't lick my elbow, though
1. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight. 2. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company. 3. The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body!
You're right. I was just checking to make sure you were paying attention There's some other red dude I kept mixing Elmo up with. And, I never could confirm that Mr. Green Jeans actually had green jeans because we didn't have color TV back then and all I ever saw was blue jeans, anyway. I've been traumatized for the past 60 years because of that.
LOL I just covered this in my hub on time travel and science fiction. . lol... the title refers to the total distance traveled while submerged--not to the depth..the title, as we know it, is a mis-translation from the original French. ;-)
Examiner! Excuse me? Raising one eyebrow at a time is not E-Z. Ask the next 10 people you meet if they can do it....and make them prove it. I'll bet only one in those 10 can do it......I don't know what the Spock peace sign is......Tell me please. I can't stand the suspense!
About the Spock sign - did you not watch "Star Trek"? Anyway, it is holding the fingers together at the little and the ring fingers. Splitting the ring finger and the middle finger. Then holding the middle finger and the pointer together. Here is a link for you to view in case you do not understand: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c … 356%29.jpg
If you have been raising one eyebrow at a time for years, then by all means, you may brag......I suppose I'll get arrested for this admission, but, "NO," I never watched so much as one episode of Star Trek....ever. I shall be forever grateful for the instructions to the Spock sign. I cannot imagine I've had any kind of life before knowing this. Just lucky, I suppose. I take it that some of my friends told you it would be best to send the link......"in case I didn't understand..."....Good idea.
You're a very cool lady considering you never watched an episode of Star Trek It must be tough going through life not knowing what they mean when they say, "Beam me up, Scottie." And don't be misled by the bloated William Shatner you see in the Price Line commercials...he looked nothing like that in the original Star Trek, but that was before your time.
Yes, I can raise one eyebrow--the left one, but I cannot raise the right one independently.. lol And yes, I know, and can make the "Spock" (Vulcan) peace/greeting sign,and I know the phrase that goes with it: "Live long and prosper."
Now--who remembers the appropriate response?
I'll check back in a bit to see who got it right...
Til....The same day job every 65 yr old retired woman has......actually 24/7.....greeting the morning sun with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee, feeding the dog, cat and goldfish, putting one foot in front of the other in gratitude that I can still do that. Consuming 2 hours to bathe, get dressed and attempt to look presentable. Crossword puzzles and cryptograms are a must......exercise for the ole brain.....stretch while listening to the creaking bones.....Visit with Matt Lauer, Savanah and Al......and then choose something productive to do, where ever I choose, with whomever or alone. By then, I'm tired and it's only 1 in the afternoon. That's when I practice raising one eyebrow at a time and wiggling my little toes. EXHAUSTING, but I Never want to lose that unique talent......... I could tell you what I do the rest of the day, but then I'd have to kill you..................
**facepalm** eeww.... although, I have heard that in extreme situations (such as a battlefield) that urine can be used as an antiseptic on wounds. It is supposedly sterile as it exits the body.....unless the person is sick or has a UTI....
Jodah...That's it!! First, you expose yourself as being a "Brown Noser" on another forum.....now you've outed yourself as a pervert! I won't be going swimming with you, anytime soon. There must be something illegal about your advice....Thanks, but I'll take my chances with the jelly fish sting!
LOL! Excellent thread! Thanks for sharing, everyone!
I'd have to say the most bizarre/useless/funny trivia I carry with me is this:
1) If you put a glass of hot water and a glass of cold water in a freezer, the hot water will actually freeze first due to something called the Mpemba Effect. I live in South Dakota, and it's gotten so cold here this winter that on some nights you can throw a glass of boiling water up into the air (outdoors of course!) and it'll instantly become snow! Wouldn't recommend trying, though. You could get badly burned if it isn't cold enough outside!
2) Unlike in English, one doesn't say "I AM hot" or "I AM cold" in French. Instead, you'd say (in French, of course) "I HAVE heat" or "I HAVE coldness". It turns out that using the verb "to be" in this case makes "Je suis chaud" (lit., I am hot) translate to "I am gay" and "Je suis froid" (lit., I am cold) to become "I am sexually frigid!" I learned this one the hard way!
3) In some cultures, what we know as a friendly handshake is interpreted to be a sign of violence and aggression.
In some cultures, touching or hugging is a negative response. We think it is fun to hug and touch and gives us good feelings. Even in our own culture, some people are not huggable. So be careful who you touch as the person may not hug you back or may spit in your face. We sure hope not. The deep freeze is making us want trivia and silliness. It is fun, right?
Yes--I studied French in school I never became fluent, but I can get the gist of most things. I did learn that you "have" a feeling, and it is not what you "are." "I have hunger" (J'ai faim") In school, they did not teach us the unfortunate sexual connotations of using the wrong verb; I shudder to think what they'd make of "I am hungry." LOL
Has anyone seen the movie "The Descendants?" The woman is in a coma and dying. The husband has a huge party of 400 to announce that the plugs will be pulled and they all need to go to hospital to say goodbye. He tells his kids to tell their friends to go to hosp to say goodbye. A woman whose husband had an affair with her goes and screams at her. Her daughter tells her off over the affair, as she lies in the coma. George Clooney makes this movie so funny- bizarre. You must see it. It takes place in Hawaii.
This is true, but keep in mind that urine is an excellent medium for bacterial growth. As such, it will only remain sterile for a very short period of time once it leaves the sterile environment of the kidneys.
Moi? LOL Oh, you have no idea.... this is not the place to go into our former sideline business.... but ... we did used to manufacture "adult toys." .... I've studied that "other lifestyle" intensively--we had to, for legal CYA reasons.
Boy, the stories you could tell! I'll bet you could easily write a hub about the therapeutic aides available for dysfunctional lovers or those who, as Joe Theisman points out, suffer the consequences of an aging prostate.
LOL! Well, yes, I could tell some stories--but they would not pass HP's TOS. Let's just say, at the time, we lived in San Francisco.... But, you could just Google "Folsom Street Fair," and that would give you a clue....
LOL--yeah...so had I up until that venture...we made the things the kinksters liked to get spanked with, bound with....etc... lol Perfectly legal in CA, and hey--kinky people have green money, too! Hell, that paid for the boat we used to have! (And made us more money than on our hand-crafted hardwood clocks, which was our main business. the "toys" were just a sideline!)
And they're not afraid to part with that green money, either! I know some swingers and, except for that particular hobby, they're just regular work-a-day folk. Until she died, I knew the woman who owned a downtown lingerie shop. Her main business catered to mastectomy patients, but she made her big money discreetly serving the local cross-dressers. She never revealed or even hinted at identities, but told me some very prominent community leaders from the area were regulars. I'll bet it's an interesting, if shadowy, environment.
Oh, I know. One of the people we met in that time of our lives was a professional dominatrix. She (also without mentioning names) told us that some of her regular clients were senators, judges and the like. (Remember that the next time any of them get on their high-horse about 'morality.' LOL) There are also a surprising number of folks from the medical profession who indulge in this....nurses, etc... kind of funny, when you think about it.
I'm all 'bout useless trivia, especially about music:
The original pressing of KISS' first album does not contain the out-of-place cover version of Bobby Rydell's "Kissin' Time." That track was added later at the insistence of their label boss Neil Bogart, who hoped the band would get a radio hit out of it. The band hated the song, recorded it under protest, and refused to play it in their live set so it never did catch on. Copies of the album without that track are pricey collectibles nowadays.
LOL! Haven't heard that one in a coon's age! But--on another 'moony' note--"everyone" knows about and can usually spot "The Man in the Moon," but have you ever seen "The Lady in the Moon?" She's on the opposite side, facing the "man," and I guarantee (well, almost guarantee) that once you learn to see the lady, you'll never again be able to find the man......
The term basically describes a second full moon in a single "solar" calendar month. This occurs generally every 2 to 3 years. I could go on but this forum is not for that, plus I did not think that you wanted that.
When cartoonist Charles Schulz created "Peanuts," his original name for the strip was "Lil' Folks." The strip was renamed "Peanuts" by an editor at United Features Syndicate. Schulz never liked the change.
Actually Walt first named him Mortiemer Mouse. His wife didn't like it and suggested "Mickey" was a lot friendlier. Steam Boat Willie was never Mickey's name; it was his first "role". The opening of the cartoon says "A Mickey Mouse Cartoon: Steamboat Willie."
I spend way too much time at Disney World, lol. I can recite the film there about Walt's life and career practically by heart.
And having a whale of a time doing it. Wondering if whales, indeed, needed the drug, I searched for E.D. in whales and all that came up (no pun intended) was E.D. in Wales. Seemed like a popular topic...hits close to home doesn't it?
"Men's brains tend to perform tasks predominantly with the left-side, which is the logical/rational side of the brain. Women, on the other hand, use both sides of their brains because a woman's brain has a larger corpus callosum, which means women can transfer data between the right and left hemispheres faster than men. While this does not mean that women are more likely to be in their "right mind," it does illuminate why Martians tend to approach communication more often with a task-oriented "let's fix the problem" state of mind, while Venusians tend to be more creative and aware of feelings in their communication style."
Sorry Beth but I never bought into the Mars Venus thing. It was just something to sell a book.
So which side of the brain do artistic people use?
It's like this thing about women multitasking. No one can multitask. It's called multiplexing and all that happens is you work on one task, stop, then work on another before returning to the first. Lots of people both male and female do this. You watch a chef in a kitchen.
Maybe we should look less at the differences and more a the similarities. After all there are more of them.
Sometime ago I did of those online test to see which side is more dominant and mine shows I am right brained therefore more artistic. My partner did the same test and she ended up right bang in the middle, but she is very good at crafts. The trick is not to take them to seriously.
Always dangerous that. The number of vehicle accidents on the roads increase in summer time because of men's focus wondering. My partner once told me about an incident some years ago when a man in a car was paying her to much attention. Only noticed the car in front had stopped when he ran into it. Well she found it funny.
I have a friend who lives in Manchester, that is close isn't it? I have another in Kirkby in Ashfield (I thought he used to call it York or Nottingham... something), and another in London. Another went to school at the U. of Sheffield, but I don't remember where he's from. Those are the men though... I just realized, the women never talk about where they're from, they talk about their kids or their jobs, then men always talk about where they're from... interesting.
No, one woman was a career woman and she talked about relationships and life circumstances, not really ever where she was from.
My friend from London always said that we moved in the US more than they do in England. He couldn't fathom moving thousands of miles away from one's origination point, but I had done this many times. When ever I talked about a friend from England, he always wanted to know where they were from. I guess it has to do with England being so much smaller, everything felt relational to him "spatially" wise... and now we are back where we began. I bet he is a good park-er.
I think here in the UK things are more evenly spread, economically wise. Having said that most of the growth at the moment is based in London and the south west. But most of the time it's fairly even. Income may be less in some areas but housing is cheaper.
I have noticed in the past that different states in the US go through growth and decline so people move to the jobs.
LOL--I had always considered "math" to be a collective noun--singular or plural, as the case may be--just like "sheep" can be either singular or plural. "Math," to me, is the collection of disciplines for calculating solutions to numerical problems, be it simple addition, or something more on the order of trigonometry or calculus. It's all under the umbrella of math. ;-)
I misplaced my conversion chart, but as near as I can figure it, it takes a million grams to make a long ton and 3.5 long tons to make a pennyweight, and it takes .01485 pennyweights to make a kilogram, so a baby's brain must weight .39 gigabytes and an adult brain weighs 2 megahertz. Give or take a scruple or two, that is.
When baking it is easier to use kilos and grammes because they convert better. 1 litre of water is 1 kilo in weight. If you are measuring liquids it's better to weigh it rather then measure it because scales are more accurate then measuring containers.
Nice though all these pinches, handfuls, dashes and splashes are, and yes I do use them, there are somethings like bread which do require you to stick to the recipe because there is a formula that needs to be followed.
Mind you, when it comes to adding herbs and such I can pinch, handful, dash and slash with the best of them.
A group called Cycling Scotland made a safety film to make drivers more aware of cyclists.
There were complaints about the film because the cyclist in the film was not wearing a safety helmet so the UK ASA. the advertisement watchdog, has banned the film.
Cycling Scotland has said this is wrong because the wearing of helmets is not compulsory. So if Cycling Scotland are concerned about safety for cyclists you would expect them to make sure cyclists wore a helmet.
A young man in Canada turned up at the airport to get his flight to Mexico. The security guard checked his bag but found something that should not have been there, a pipe bomb.
Oh yes, said the young man. Me and my friend made that a couple of months ago. I forgot it was there. At this point the security guard tried to give the young man his bomb back. The young man refused to take it back and and caught his flight.
He ended up in court in Canada where he received a fine of 100 Canadian dollars and several Canadian security people have been suspended.
I learned this on "Modern Marvels" today.... Charcoal briquets were developed by Henry Ford as a way to recycle leftover wood scraps from the manufacture of Model T wheel rims. Ford dealers sold the charcoal briquets by the bag and would occasionally throw a sack of them in for free with the purchase of a new vehicle. Eventually the charcoal business was sold off to a new company, which took the name of one of Ford's partners...Kingsford's.
You've unearthed the ultimate win/win, BigBlue54. Leave it to the Brits to spoil a perfectly good arrangement. If it were still in effect today, I'd move to the UK, become a serial cheater and laugh all the way to the bank.
It's funny no one mentions you having a cat for president. They mention the White house dog but never the cat who was president. You would think someone would have said. Or was that to embarrassing to mention.