Random Facts Friday

September 10, 2010

Friday has graced her presence once again. She sweet lure of the outdoors, the text messages to remind everyone of happy hour, the clock ticking down to 5 pm. Yep, it’s a Friday.

Today, for you, since I am in the midst of a blog dry spell, it’s Random Facts Friday!

(VERY) Random Facts:

  1. Chocolate chip cookies were made by mistake when the chocolate in the cookie did not melt properly.
  2. An estimated 15% to 20% of people who receive gift cards never redeem them.
  3. It’s estimated that Elwood Edwards is heard some 64,000,000 times per day. He’s the voice behind America Online’s “Welcome” and “You’ve Got Mail.”
  4. The first lotions and moisturizers date back to 3000 BC, when people in the Near East used whipped ostrich eggs and crocodile dung to keep their skin looking fresh.
  5. If the tracks on a typical compact disc ran in a straight line, they would travel for about three miles.
  6. -40 degrees Fahrenheit and -40 degrees Celsius are identical. That’s the point at which both temperature scales converge.
  7. Wrigley’s gum was the first product with a bar code to be scanned at a supermarket.
  8. A praying mantis has one ear.
  9. The 1904 Summer Olympic Games, held in St. Louis, included such bizarre competitions as greased pole climbing, rock throwing, and even mud fighting.
  10. There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.

(I told you they were random… and found at this pretty cool site: www.mentalfloss.com)

Random Facts about Lori:

  1. In high school, I traveled around Europe for three weeks with People to People Student Ambassadors. We visited England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. During this time, we had homestays in Ireland and England- lived with host families, visited countless castles (duh), learned about each country, and even worked in rainforest in Wales, clearing overgrowth.
  2. Also in high school, I traveled to Germany and Italy to see where my ancestors came from. My mom, sister, and I event attended a large family reunion in Germany.
  3. My dream job would involve making food for others, teaching about nutrition, (and) or exercising all day- every day. 😉
  4. In 4th grade I fell off my bike (well… there’s more to that story…) and broke both of my arms. I had one regular cast and one temporary cast. Talk about embarrassing.
  5. I have met the most amazing people through blogs (mine and others’). It sounds weird to say to other’s, “Oh yeah, my friend… um, actually my blog friend…” but really, you are all my friends- whether we’ve met or not.
  6. I have never had a cavity.
  7. I have a little obsession with watching the same movies over and over. Some of these movies (at one time or another) included (don’t laugh!): Little Women, Mrs. Doubtfire, Romeo & Juliet (the new version), The Devil Wears Prada, The Wedding Planner, and Eurotrip. (Not really sure why THESE movies… don’t judge me…)
  8. My last meal would be almond butter and honey. And lots of it.
  9. I am a competitive person, by nature. I rarely continue doing something that I am not good at- except for weight lifting in CrossFit. This is super challenging and I lift far less than a lot of people… I guess I don’t like being out of my comfort zone, which continuing with CrossFit is a good thing.
  10. I am LOVING weight training. Loving it.

And just because… I’ll leave you with this that I find pretty entertaining…

What random facts would you like to share on this fabulous Friday???? I know you have plenty!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisa September 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Thank goodness for mistakes!!! Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best dessert – EVER.

well, you definitely had an event filled youth! I’m with you on weights, loving it. I only do them at home though, may do the gym route down the road. Hmmm…

BTW, awesome job on the half-marathon. I am so impressed!
.-= Alisa´s last blog ..Savory Split Pea Soup with a wee bit of Bacon! =-.

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Christine September 13, 2010 at 5:19 AM

The Devil Wear Prada?!?! I fell asleep 20 minutes into that movie, haha.

So jealous you got to go to Europe! That’s amazing!
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Not JUST Yogurt…Really… =-.

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 12, 2010 at 6:57 PM

i wouldnt have minded giving you one of my 8 cavities when i had them lol.
its funny with blog friends too. actually i think i have closer relationships with bloggers than i do with real life peeps…i think its the ‘transparency’ you see on blogs and being able to see into one’s life and their thoughts/feelings.. brings a closer connection that most people have walled up in real life

xoxo <3

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Sarah @Gluten-free tries Vegan September 11, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Hello!

Hope you’re having a great weekend! Loving fun facts Friday. I know what you mean about blog friends, people outside the blog world rarely understand so I just feel like a blog geek (which I’m happy with).

Hmmm, fun facts about me… my fave films that I can watch over and over again are Lost in Translation, Dirty Dancing and Meet the Fockers (i’m sure there’s more too but I can’t remember them). And I have guilty crushes on Dustin Hoffman and Alec Baldwin 🙂 xxx
.-= Sarah @Gluten-free tries Vegan´s last blog ..USA Trip – Part 2 and Thanks =-.

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Baking Serendipity September 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Love the random! I also can’t believe that many people don’t redeem their gift cards. Gift cards are one of my favorite things!
.-= Baking Serendipity´s last blog ..Raspberry Sour Cream Bread =-.

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Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw September 11, 2010 at 5:53 AM

I did a People to People trip too! In the mid 90s (I’m a granny compared to you) to Australia and New Zealand. I loved it!

I have enough cavities and dental issues for 3 people.
.-= Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw´s last blog ..Spinach Bananas Peanut Butter Bliss =-.

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Laury @thefitnessdish September 11, 2010 at 4:05 AM

I love the random facts and YOUR random facts!! I totally agree with your #5!
.-= Laury @thefitnessdish´s last blog ..A Friday Five =-.

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Pure2raw twins September 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I have movie marathons usually Pirates of the Caribbean or the Bourne Trilogy!! haha

I am so impressed with all your travels, sounds like amazing times!!

And one day you will be able to make food for others and teach them about exercise and all 😉

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suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] September 10, 2010 at 2:22 PM

I didn’t learn to ride a bike until I was getting ready for college, and that was the main form of transportation through campus. :p
.-= suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]´s last blog ..Pluot Prunch! =-.

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Lauren September 10, 2010 at 1:43 PM

I always freeze up in the game Never Have I Ever and I am freezing up now! Hmm… I…. Umm…
I have a 4 word mantra that I say to myself throughout the day, every day. I made it up in Tibet. It is “Positivity, Tranquility, Purity, Peace.”
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..Insane in the membraiiinnnn =-.

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Madeline - Greens and Jeans September 10, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I’ve never had a cavity either! Hurray for good teeth! A random fact about me is that my right leg is bigger than my left one from 12 years of fencing. I haven’t done it in almost 5 years and they aren’t as “off” as they once were, but it’s definitely still noticeable!
.-= Madeline – Greens and Jeans´s last blog ..sneaky and a giveaway! =-.

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christina September 10, 2010 at 10:50 AM

i totally agree w/ #3 and #5!!! 🙂
.-= christina´s last blog ..No Labor in My Labor Day- Just a Lot of Shopping! =-.

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Katie September 10, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Your post today is so much like mine….weird!

I can’t believe you’ve never had a cavity. And weight lifting -hells to the yes! I have been dreading cardio days. Like seriously dreading them. Today is my only all cardio day….still haven’t done it yet. Ugh. I bet you lift more than you think you do. You are comparing yourself to crossfitters who are mostly big dudes. I am sure you could outlift me (not that that’s saying much…)
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Veg-tastic vacation reveries =-.

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Kelly Michelle September 10, 2010 at 8:23 AM

omg I need to go watch Eurotrip now, that movie is hysterical

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