Saturday, August 19, 2006

Take 3

Not too much to say, not too much has happened. I spent today with Tash who was held up at knife point on Thursday. She's doing ok, but doesn't want to spend much time alone, which is understandable.
I'm chatting with Boo tonight on the phone which will be fun. We haven't spoken on the phone since when I was in London so it will be great to catch up. Our timing has been terrible lately, as she said we've resembled ships in the night.

Anyway, since they seemed rather popular the last two times I posted them, here's some more odd spots.

Odd Spot#124 : The mechanical shark in the movie Jaws was nicknamed Bruce

Odd Spot# 351 : Due to its eye placement a donkey can see all of it's hooves at the same time

Odd Spot#117 : When the Eiffel Tower was built in 1884, Parisians referred to it as 'the tragic lamppost'

Odd Spot# 229 : Horse racing regulations require no racehorse's name to contain more than 18 letters

Odd Spot# 378 : The low rumbling of distant thunder is called 'brontide'

Odd Spot#413 : Barbie got her first car in 1962

Odd Spot# 157 : The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows


thunderstruck said...

I noticed that mona lisa thing when I was eating at an italian (creatively named the mona lisa) the other day... weird...

Cool for you and Boo! I guess you cant talk much because of the phone bill?

P.S.. Do you think I should change my name to Brontide? ;)

ScarletManuka said...

I have voip Thunder so the cost of the calls isn't really huge (I think it cost me $15 for a five hour conversation once). It's really just the logistics of finding a day that we're both actually free on.

Perhaps Brontide could be your new nickname? We could confuse sooo many people with that! :)

thunderstruck said...

Oh okay, yeah $15 isnt that bad :)

Okay, just call me Brontide! ;)

Mouse said...

I wish I could see all of my hooves at the same time.
Oh, wait... I don't have any.

Hieronymus Anonymous said...

I had so much fun when we talked, love!