I’m a quirky factoid fanatic. Never met a “Did You Know?” list that I didn’t stop for. And while I don’t imagine I’ll ever be a Jeopardy contestant (Alex Trebek, call me! No, really
), I do keep my favourites on hand to share should the occasion arise. Award posts are just that
. It’s such an honour to receive awards from the community you write for, and just as much fun to nominate others for the same accolades, but let’s face it – over time, they can make for some pretty dry reading
. Enter obscure fact lists.
This particular list has been pulled directly from the lovely peeps at Editography.
The awards that follow – well, those came from all over the place and over the last couple of months (I’m terribly behind on this front, I apologize!) I appreciate every single one, and am thrilled to pass along my own nominations to an equally as diverse group of bloggers.
With much gratitude, and my giddiest fast-fact geek-self , here we go!
Did You Know…
*People with blue eyes see better in dark.
*Money isn’t made out of paper, it is made out of linen and cotton.
*A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it go mad instantly and sting itself to death.
*Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
*A huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than the river above.
*The USA uses 29% of the world’s petrol and 33% of the world’s electricity.
*Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
*Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
*We exercise at least 30 muscles when we smile.
*When a person dies, hearing is usually the first sense to go.
*There is a great mushroom in Oregon that is 2,400 years old. It covers 3.4 square miles of land and is still growing.
*The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
*It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
*The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air
As with award posts prior, in the interest of keeping things authentic and efficient for both myself and my readers, I’ve combined some of the requirements of each.
Thank you, Shiro51144 for nominating me for the Living Passionately Award. For this award, I’m required to nominate seven other blogs and also reveal something unusual or out of the ordinary that I’ve done today.
Something unusual today: I had an Earl Grey Vanilla tea this morning instead of my usual green tea or black coffee. (If you’re interested, I give it a resounding thumbs down…not a great flavour combo.)
My seven nominees:
this man’s journey, six blocks east of mars, comments from cathy, StephanieLane2012, Yummy Chunklet, no names no pack drill, and the veggie nook. In the interest of full disclosure, I must share that six blocks east of mars is my husband’s corner of the blogosphere, so I’m a wee bit biased .
A big, grateful hug to Karmic Diva who awarded me the Dedicated Follower Award and Readers Appreciation Award.
I like these awards a lot because they – and their “rules” are simple and genuine in their nature: share them with those bloggers who are you feel are deserving.
For these two awards, I affectionately nominate:
Dedicated Follower Award: Kourtney Heintz’s Journal
Reader’s Appreciation Award: nyparrot
Next up, thanks to you, kindly, Worldly Winds and Boomie Bol for the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award (hey, I don’t name them)
For this award, I must also nominate a few blogs I’m fond of, then share my answers to the following questions (again, I have nothing to do with the questions asked )
1. Describe yourself in seven words.
Mother. Writer. Reader. Runner. Enthusiastic. Art Lover.
2. What keeps you up at night?
Writing and reading, usually…though the kids do a pretty good job sometimes too.
3. Whom would like you to be?
I’m pretty happy being me
4. What are you wearing now?
Black yoga pants and a Wonder Woman baby tee (shirt)
5. What scares you?
The thought of anything happening to one of my children.
6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
Best: Building new relationships with a diverse group of people, worldwide.
Worst: Never enough time to get all those posts written and up
7. What was the last website you looked at?
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Not be quite so sensitive…I take things too personally, sometimes.
9. Slankets, yes or no?
I’ll say no(?) Am I the only one without any idea what the heck a “slanket” is?
10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.
Worldly Winds’ real name is Alex. She’s a lovely lady with a true heart and a passion for poetry.
And my nomination for this award (I’m going to stick to one), is Michael Lewis Glover (whose blog is so darn “sparkly” and terrific, you’ll see it mentioned again, later in this post.)
Now, the Blog on Fire Award. Gracias to Silentlyheardonce for the honour.
To be politely accepted, I must share seven random facts about myself and pass the award along to a fellow “hot” blogger. For this, I am most pleased to nominate one of the newer blogs I’ve found, ManoliRizoFotografia.
I’m going to defer the seven random facts about me part since I’ve done that above
Finally, from most lovely Amy at The World is A Book, and Magnolia Beginnings I’ve been awarded The Illuminating Blogger Award.
And the protocol, as per usual, is to visit the blog of the person who nominated me to thank them, link their blog in my own awards post, share a random fact about myself and then pass along my own five nominations.
One more random fact about me (since one seems far less excessive than another whole seven): I may sometimes be a literary snob…but that doesn’t deter me from hunkering down to soak up some good horror/suspense or zombie apocalypse entertainment (Walking Dead or American Horror Story, anyone?) And it’s my great pleasure to nominate: auntyuna, Michael Lewis Glover, greysqrl, Elisa Ruland, fun and fabulousness, and snippets from 3 wishes.
With deep bows of gratitude, love and high fives,
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