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Things that make you go hmmm.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Folding paper

Did you know that no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times?

I tried it with a regular piece of paper and it is true, but I wonder what if the paper is reeeeaaallly big? or reeeeaaallly thin? Probably still true.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

He's not Goth, he's Emo

What in the world? My wife heard this phrase from a youth in our church when she referred to a teenager she saw the other day who was dressed in all black. According to what this youth told my wife there is a new group (new to us anyway) of strange dressing youngsters that look Goth, except instead of baggy and loose fitting, their clothes are tight fitting and too small. I guess the males even buy shirts in the boys dept. that show their stomachs and wear low riding, off the hip, tight girls jeans. They love it thinking that they look better than the girls do. They have the long hair that covers half their face and probably wear the makeup and black painted nails. They are often known to be "bisexual" and they get the name Emo because their emotions are right on the surface with any little thing setting them off. I guess there are other weird offshoot groups that some kids identify with these days. It is sad and scary that kids can get mixed up in groups that influence them in negative ways like this. Often they are just looking for acceptance from someone. Probably depressed and lonely. Shows that we need to pray for our youth and their parents.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Can you iterpret this dream? And would you really want to?

OK, here is a weird post that I hope doesn't cause me to lose my faithful readers (so I hope it doesn't offend or gross out the four of you : ) I have had several dreams that are just weird, gross, odd, and a little disturbing. I had a similar dream last night and several times in past years. The dream is not always the same but it involves trying to uhmmm... ok I'll just say it, trying to take a dump in a public restroom. The nightmarish part of the dream is when I try to find a "clean" stall there is poop all over. Or if I flush, the toilet backs up and again there is poop all over. What kind of meaning can this have? Now tell me that doesn't make you go hmmm.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

More SPAM please!

OK, I decided that I would go ahead and give you some facts about this type of SPAM -->.

People wonder what this product is made of. The ingredients are actually quite simple and a short list compared to a lot of other food products with all their chemical preservatives, etc. The ingredients include:

Chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added.
Salt (for binding, flavour, and firmness)
Water (to help in mixing)
Sugar (for flavour)
Sodium Nitrite (for colour and as a preservative)

By World War II, Hormel had sold twenty thousand tons of Spam. Then, during the wartime meat rationing, Spam became very popular.

If all the cans of Spam ever eaten were put end-to-end, they would circle the globe at least ten times.

Residents of Hawaii eat an average of four cans of SPAM per person per year, more than in any other place on Earth.

By 1959, a billion cans of SPAM had been sold. The two billion mark was hit in 1970, followed by three billion in 1980, four billion in 1986, and five billion in 1993. That's a lot of SPAM!

In Korea, SPAM is sold in stylish presentation gift boxes of nine cans each. SPAM stolen from army PXs can be found on the Korean black market. And there are Korean imitations called Lo-Spam, Dak, Plumrose, and Tulip.

Nikita Krushchev once credited SPAM with the survival of the WWII Russian army. ''Without SPAM, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army,'' he said.

SPAM is sold in over 99% of U.S. grocery stores.

Over 141 million cans of SPAM are sold worldwide each year.