Thursday, February 23, 2006

Libra Wisdom

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!

10 comments:

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

Ahahahahahahaha!

Damn, that's at least something to read, I guess.

smerk said...

Dammit, Nettie. You've got ones I've not seen before! I keep on getting ones which have already made their way onto MoH and have been debunked.

accipiter said...

Arrrrrgh! Aaaaaaaa! Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai! Eeeeek! I have read womanly stuff! My eyes are burning! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Okay, that's all over with now.

Now I have an odd image of ways Aussie girls keep themselves amused. . .

thunderstruck said...

lol, strange....

Mort said...

I began to think of something creative to write, but then my mind was a-blank.

How dare you post in a feminine manner? What have you done with the real Nettie?!!!

ScarletManuka said...

Do you not really believe that I'm a girl Mort? Are you expecting some bloke to turn up in my spot come May? I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised...

Mort said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! No, of course not. Us guys just have an in-built fear of all feminine products.

Although saying that I got told this morning (by the girl i'm currently 'seeing')that I sounded like a girl because I casually mentioned that the cold weather gives me dry skin, and asked her if she had any moisturiser!

Talk about ego destroyer!

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

Oh, and the one that says: The largest number of children born to one woman was 69 in Russia.

That one makes my brain go boggley.

ScarletManuka said...

Don't worry Mort, lots of men use moisturiser these days. I have to buy a special one for Christian to use after he's gotten sunburnt or he peels. But he'll only use one type and costs about 30 bucks (talk about expensive tastes!)

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