I was reading this post – Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast from my friend Jill London and in order to send her some more weired facts in addition to the one in her post, I stumbled upon few really strange facts that I felt I can share with you all. Hope you find something new in these may be not so strange facts 🙂
Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating!
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
All polar bears are left handed.
No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH.”
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”
In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons!
Slugs have 4 noses!
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!
In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow down their faces!
In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!
The elephant is one of the few mammals that can’t jump!
America once issued a 5-cent bill
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! Wow!
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!
More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!..
A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans
Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
Bulls are colour blind, therefore will usually charge at a matador’s waving cape no matter what colour it is — be it red or neon yellow! – Now that makes me think twice as I always thought that Red colour does make a difference and if I stand wearing may be white then I might hide from his eyes. Good to know this fact I think
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings – Wow I might carry an apple now as two coffee a day is something that is needed at the moment to keep me going otherwise which is not so good for health really
Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight – Everyone trying to reduce weight, read this as it might be of some help in reducing those ounces
The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!
There are some really strange laws also in place around the world that made me think for a while.
In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m. – wow how do we control that now
In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight. – We are making laws for animals as well now
In New Jersey, cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday. – What’s wrong with that ?
In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street. – Yes that makes it safe now
In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year. – That makes a state less stinkier
In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents. – Do they even need it?
In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping. – Do people do that all the time otherwise?
California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat. – Man that’s not fair now
In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel. – Really??
In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal. – I need to be more careful now, not that I have ever done that
The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.
In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave. – really??
In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle. – Man I am not going there wearing a skirt now 🙂
Not that I ever study art or knew much technicality of art other than having my own creative edge with things. A painting got my attention though and there were some conflict about whose painting it can be and people were saying that the symbols look like from Dali although the Vladimir Kush. It got me a bit intrigued as the painting was so symbolic and that’s when I felt the urge to know more about it. Here is some insight that I found.
Legendary Spanish painter Salvador Dali was one of the greatest figures in history. Master of surrealism art and originators of symbols like: grasshopper for fear, butterfly as a symbol of soul and many others like this. It’s so beautiful to see the world in your own terms and view. Although we do have our own perspective as that’s the way we are created really. But then we try to get merged in the crowd and not be unique and fight against our uniqueness all the time to be part of so called social norms. I salute these artists who just see what they want and create their dreams and visions on paper and let the world know what they think and see through their eyes.
Someone once said no artist think what others want to see and then draw accordingly, but they rather draw whatever
they feel like irrespective of people’s reaction to it. Let the world think what it thinks, do not care but rather just live it every day in your own way.
Here are the symbols from Dali:
Ants are the symbol of death or decay
Snail is on other hand is the head of human
In Dali’s paintings the elephants have skinny legs. Sounds unrealistic right, but that’s the way he imagined this surreal world and this is his world in his paintings.
Whether it’s subconscious mind or the hallucinatory dimensions it’s all shown so beautifully in his work that it’s hard not to get impressed even after twenty years of his death. Dali was a painter as well as sculpture and after being taught by the renowned teachers in Spain his talent was not hidden for long and soon he became famous.
Dali claimed that his eccentricity was the main source of his creative energy. He died in 1989 but by that time two museums were already devoted to him. He knew how to get publicity as well and his appearance in each exhibition proved it very well. He created nearly 1500+ painting with other work of his. A very famous and creative personality and I thought you might like to know him as well. So if you are interested to know more about him and his work here is the link.