It’s my 100th Post @ lifeinbetween.me!
Woohoo! sounds like a reason for cupcakes with sprinkles – eh?! 🙂
What a joy this has been so far to share with all of you, and I am looking forward to another 100 or so if yinz all don’t mind.
Instead of letting the stress of what to say “special” in my 100th post, I just went with what was in my head and heart today – nothing extra special…. just random stuff from me…. at… Life in Between.
I must say, this first 100 posts and days sure flew by in a “jiffy!”
Did you know a “jiffy” is an actual unit of time?
I did know, however, that a pinch of salt is six shakes – did you?
It was one of the (ahem) very few Trivial Pursuit questions I got right back in the day – and you know how I knew?
When my mother-in-law taught me to make pie crust years and years and years ago – the recipe was: 1 cup of flour, a heaping 1/3 cup of shortening, 6 shakes of salt, and enough water to make dough.
That recipe is ingrained in my head, and I always smile when I make it and shake six times and think of my mother-in-law. She loved to play games, and I loved that she loved to enjoy life and have fun.
Here are some more amazing (and mostly useless) facts* I thought were so interesting…
- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
- The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
- The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language…try it!
- No word in the English language rhymes with month.
- Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
- “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand, ‘lollipop’ with your right.
- The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
- The words ‘racecar’ and ‘kayak’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters from only one row of the keyboard.
- There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
- There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: “indivisibility.”
- The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”
- A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Source: Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living”
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