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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Monday, January 02, 2006

Things We Now Know

100 things we didn't know this time last year

Notable things we didn't know last year:

7. Baboons can tell the difference between English and French. Zoo keepers at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent are having to learn French to communicate with the baboons which had been transferred from Paris zoo.
Researchers also noted that this disparity maybe due to the monkeys knowing the difference between the scent of bad food and surrender.

8. Devout Orthodox Jews are three times as likely to jaywalk as other people, according to an Israeli survey reported in the New Scientist. The researchers say it's possibly because religious people have less fear of death.
Strangely enough, they are also far less likely to not blow themselves up in crowded markets. Experts think this might have something to do with not being "the religion of peace."

14. It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear. A 55-year-old factory worker from China reportedly discovered 20 years ago that air leaked from his ears, and he can now inflate balloons and blow out candles.
Great. Somewhere, some redneck is telling his friends "hey, y'all watch this" right before he's rushed to the ER.

27. Only in France and California are under 18s banned from using sunbeds.
Curious. In America, we also wish France and California would fall off into the sea. Coincidence? I think not.

59. Oliver Twist is very popular in China, where its title is translated as Foggy City Orphan.
They're also working on Oliver Twist in Iranian, except it's called, "Kill the Orphan Infidel" Al-Jazeera has already given it two stumps-up.

74. It takes a gallon of oil to make three fake fur coats.
In that case, I'll remember to use furry animals to sop-up the mess the next time a drunk tanker captain decides to run his ship aground. I'll be rich!

90. Ordinary - not avian - flu kills about 12,000 people in the UK every winter.
What?! It's a quagmire! Where's Murtha?! Pull out now!

99. The Japanese word "chokuegambo" describes the wish that there were more designer-brand shops on a given street.
The Swedish word, "Ïmawhínylíberäl" decribes the incessant complaining about the lack of socialized heathcare because you cant get someone else to volutarily pay your doctor bill, or, that you can't fill-up your Hummer H3 on $20 because everyone else drives SUVs.