randomness is underrated

  • According to Ken Parkin, author of Anthology of British Tongue Twisters, the most difficult tongue-twister in the English language is: "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick." Source
  • In a recent study, 40 of 43 rats consistently chose saccharin-water over cocaine. In a similar test, cocaine-addicted rats preferred saccharin after 10 days. Sugar substituted for saccharin produced the same results. Yet more proof on the addictive power of sugar. Source
  • 48-year-old Wim Hof, the "tantric master," stood in ice up to his neck for 72 minutes. In 2004, he immersed his entire body in ice for 68 minutes. Hof says he uses tantric meditation to control his body temperature. Source
  • With only two weeks left to serve in prison, a 19-year-old German woman escaped from prison. When her friend, a 17-year-old inmate, was released, she hid in her suitcase. Mr. Weilmann comments: "The girl simply walked out of the building with her friend concealed in her luggage." They were not caught. Source
I've been tagged by Rusin Roundup for the big bang meme. For the rules, go here. I tag anyone who wants to participate.
1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin Roundup 4-Grow Rich Along With Me 5-Comedy Plus 6-lynda's loft 7-Amel's Realm 8-MAX 9-Speedcat Hollydale 10-Mariuca 11-Complain Complain Complain 12-Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 13-Life Is A Roller Coaster 14-Sugar Queen's Dream 15-First Time Dad 16-Life 17-My Life 18-The Painted Veil 19-My Thoughts 20-DatCurious.com 21-Little Aussie Cynic 22-A Nice Place in the Sun 23-DatMoney.com 24-Odd Facts

And thanks again to Rusin Roundup for this award.

I would like to pass this award on to R.E.H for commenting on all my posts this month.


~Angela~ said...

Good Lord. That IS a tough tongue-twister.

R.E.H. said...

The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick!

Try saying it just ONCE quickly. Damn that thing messes with my tongue!

And, hey thanks for the award! Much appreciated.

Karen said...

That award is really pretty. Cograts.

odd facts said...

angela: I know!!! I can't even say it once.
r.e.h: Thanks for reading my blog. :)
karen: thank you.

Baba Doodlius said...

You want a simple tongue twister: Try this one 5 times as fast as you can:

Peggy Babcock

It's harder than it looks.

odd facts said...

That IS hard!!!