Hey Friends! Saturday is finally here, and at least were I am, the mercury has finally peeked above the freezing mark, so I plan to leave my lair for the first time in at least two weeks. I don’t see any crocuses peeking their little heads out yet, but soon, yes? For today’s Saturday Surprise, I have, I think, a hodgepodge of this, that and the other … no theme, just whatever comes to mind or that I find interesting in my trolling of the ‘net.
My friend Herb, a non-practicing anthropologist, sometimes has a … shall we say, ‘different’ sense of humour, and last night he posted this meme on his Facebook page
Disgusting, right? And I left him a response of a yucky face 🤢 and then promptly forgot about it. And then, wouldn’t you know it, I came across this story in my net travels tonight …
An Anthropologist Explains Why We Want to Eat Tide Pods
Say what??? I use Tide pods every day, and can honestly say that I have never once had the desire to ingest one, or even have one anywhere near my mouth. Turns out that several people have actually eaten Tide pods … and died as a result. Neuroanthropologist John S. Allen theorizes that they have several appealing qualities …
“The first are Tide Pod’s vibrant colors, whose vividness brings to mind ripe fruit. It has that intermediate texture of lots of foods, even of meat. It’s not hard like a rock, where you would immediately say, ‘I can’t chew this’. In our culture, [Tide Pods are] reminiscent of some food we do eat, and have eaten. “
Okay, well … none for me, thanks.
On January 8th, 1493, ol’ Christopher Columbus was sailing around looking for a trade route to Asia, and hadn’t quite found it, but all of a sudden, he thought he found … mermaids!
Here’s what he thought of them …
“not half as beautiful as they are painted.”
Perhaps that’s because they were Manatees?
No wonder he couldn’t find what he was looking for … he needed glasses!
My humour is lacking something today, I sense, so let’s try for some cute animal pics … those always work, yes?
Okay, friends … it’s time to go find something fun or productive to do, so let us wrap up our Saturday morning with a tune that, for some reason, keeps popping into my head today …
Have a great weekend! Love ‘n hugs to you all!