Face Value

While I am keeping my New Year’s resolution to start a blog, it has proven much harder to post every day when changing jobs and trying to buy a home for the first time. Wining aside, I learned quite a bit today in a matter of seconds.

Friends, family and coworkers have talked about Pinterest and how amazing it is for a while, and even though I have visited the website even before the buzz around it (Time Magazine suggested it as one of their top 100 sites last year), I never cared to truly dive in. Well, I just requested my invitation and am patiently staying on the wait list. Although I don’t have my own boards yet, I can still see other’s pins and one fit right up my alley – the pic listed a whole bunch of random facts.

One sentence stated “month” is the only word in the English language without a rhyming word. To specify, no common, truly considered word rhymes with month (some other popular no-rhyme words, do indeed rhyme: orange with hinge; silver with beaver, believer and a few more).

Another random fact on the Pinterest list stated that a duck’s quack does not echo. Now, check out  this How Stuff Works video.

The clever random fact sheet also said that cows can climb up stairs but cannot come down. To denounce that, here is a video taken a few years back in Jaipur, India:

So, our cow friends can indeed go down stairs, they just need the right stair and a careful stride.

Don’t misunderstand my point here. I like neat facts and learning, just not everything we may discover stands true. Keep learning.


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