Warning - some frankness concerning 'secret women's business' ahead. Men may wish to hum a merry tune and pretend to have better things to do.
I started buying a new brand of pads a while back (or 'sanitary napkins' as some may know them) and I discovered that these pads are different to all the others.
I believe the clever marketing people at Libra must think that women get extremely bored whilst menstruating, that we have nothing better to do than twiddle our thumbs while perched upon the throne. And so, they have taken steps to alleviate said boredom.
Hence, the introduction of the 'odd spot'.
The 'odd spot' is a list of trivia and little known facts (some of which I am still querying the validity of but I digress) that is printed upon the bit of paper that covers the sticky bit (for lack of a technical term).
I have been saving these up for a slow blog day but feel that now is the time to share a sample with you. And please, keep in mind that I think half of them are absloute bullshit.
Odd Spot #85: Starfish do not have brains
Odd Spot #51: Cats have better memories than dogs
Odd Spot #76: The largest number of children born to one woman was 69 in Russia
Odd Spot #73: The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissable in an American court.
Odd Spot #38: On average, 13 people die every year from vending machines falling on them
Odd Spot #151: A crocodile can't stick out it's tongue
Odd Spot #53: Turtles and honeybees are both deaf
Odd Spot# 101: If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to supress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Odd Spot #90: The catfish has more than 27000 taste buds
That's about it for now (I was not going to unwrap every pad I have just to find more interesting Odd Spots) but I'll keep you updated once 'that time of the month' comes round if you want!