Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – November 26th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin- Thanksgiving Special and More Weird Facts

Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some thanksgiving funnies from Debby Gies followed by some more weird facts from Sally.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.

And some who might be grateful for leftovers….

Thanks to Debby for finding these treasures… please give her a round of applause..

D. G. Kaye – Buy: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK    BlogD.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads –  Twitter: @pokercubster

Check out Debby’s series here on Smorgasbord  D.G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships 2020

Now something from Sally.

A reminder of some weird and wonderful facts over the next few weeks that are useful when there is a lull in the conversation…allegedly true!!!

1. Polar bears are left-handed
2. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
3. Mark Twain didn’t graduate from elementary school.
4. Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.
5. Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner
6. Your nose and ears never stop growing
7. Your Eyeballs are the same size when you are born, as when you die!
8. Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets combined
9. Hot water is heavier than cold
10. Starfish have eight eyes–one at the end of each leg
11. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation
12. First novel ever written on a typewriter was “Tom Sawyer”.
13. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
14. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
15. Men get hiccups more often than woman.
16. Armadillos can be housetrained.
17. Vanilla is used to make chocolate.
18. Montpelier, Vermont, is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s.
19. Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits
20. An average of 13 boxes of Jell-O are purchased every second in the united states.
21. Almonds are members of the peach family.
22. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of “Happy Meals”.
23. The very first ice cream cone appeared in St. Louis at the 1904 World’s Fair
24. Did you know…
The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plough man strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
25. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed for the common cold in the United States per year. Research shows that colds are caused by viruses. 50 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for viral respiratory infections.
26. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, as of 1998, more than 100,000 Americans die annually from adverse reactions to prescription drugs.
27. Although it’s only 2% of our body weight, the brain uses 20% of all oxygen we breathe, 20% of the calories we take in, and 15% of the body’s blood supply.
28. A passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute.
29. 45% of Americans don’t know that the sun is a star.
30. By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

I know that you are very excited about learning these weird facts so I will be sharing hundreds more in coming weeks..LOL...

Thanks for dropping in today and we hope you have enjoyed the post…stay safe… Debby and Sally.

35 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – November 26th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin- Thanksgiving Special and More Weird Facts

  1. I know that 9 is wrong. 1 cubic metre water at 0C weighs 1002.22 kg, but at 100 it weighs 982.49 kg. It gradually drops as it increases in temperature.
    We all know that things expand when heated (at least I hope we all do). The same amount of water will thus take up more space, and comparing the same volume, the mass will be less. (Think about it!)
    I don’t know much (anything in fact) about armadillos, but if they live in a den, there’s a good chance they can be house-trained as they will naturally not want to soil the place where they live.

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  2. Nearly half of Americans don’t know the sun is a star? Embarrassing. And the Pilgrims eating popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner is a testament to the Wampanoag Indians who taught them how to grow corn (and survive). I love these trivia facts, Sally! Debby has the best cartoons!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    “The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.”
    – Steve Goodier

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