Saturday, February 19, 2011

Professional Procrastinator

     I should be working on my book but find myself procrastinating as usual. You, the reader, can be the recipient of this wonderful procrastination. I've been digging around looking for some unusual facts to entertain you with. I've outdone myself. See how many you can answer before scrolling down to the bottom and looking at the answers. (aka cheating)

     1. What were the names of Popeye's 4 nephews?
     2. How many different shapes of animal crackers are there?
     3. What was the first product to have a bar code?
     4. What does "Pinocchio" mean in Italian?
   Answers..... 

1. Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye and Poopeye
2. 18
3. Wrigley's gum
4. Pine Eye

Now some interesting facts.

1. There is still a law in Tenn that prohibits the sale of bologna on Sunday.
2. The Virginia code of 1930 prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.
3. In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
4. In Alaska, it is against the law to look at a moose from an airplane.
5. And one of my favorites, in the state of Colorado, a pet cat, when loose, must have a tail-light!

     Back to work! But I've learned a lot here today!

10 comments:

Kari Marie said...

Don't you wonder why some of these laws ever get passed? Clearly there was a perceived need for legislation, but looking at a moose from an airplane? I love random facts. So fun!

Cleveland Dietz II said...

I can't even think of why there would EVER be a need for a "Don't Sleep and Drive" law!

Also, Poopeye? Ehhhhhh...

Yves said...

Wow...I like random facts like that...thanks for sharing.
BTW, I'm a fellow crusader dropping in...

Yves said...

Wow...I like random facts like that...thanks for sharing.
BTW, I'm a fellow crusader dropping in...

Catherine Ensley said...

Hi there fellow crusader! Now I know where to come for some laughs. I have to admit, when I read about "wrinkles, waistlines and wet pants," I was a bit worried. But then you explained what you meant. LOL. I'm your newest follower.

Tony Benson said...

Hello crusader, glad to meet you. I've followed your blog.

Here in England there's an old law, still on the statute, that says if you leave your taxi you have to leave it some hay.

Susan Fields said...

Hello fellow crusader!

Those laws cracked me up - thanks for sharing!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

LOL cute post! So glad I stopped by - new follower:)

Sharon said...

Cool facts.
It's obvious that the Va code of 1930 is still in effect. The moose law makes sense. If you fly too close to the moose it might charge. Cat with a tail-light. Love it.

Jeanne said...

I love the cat with a tail light also. It is a visual thing for me. My cats would not appreciate that.