Saturday Surprise — Hodge Podge

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

tide pods hot pocketsDisgusting, 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?

manateeNo 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?

teacup pigs.jpg

micro-mini teacup pigs … yes, there really is such a thing, and breeders make a fortune from them, promising they will stay this small, but they often grow to the size of a Great Dane in adulthood

fennec fox

Baby Fennec Fox, found primarily in the Sahara Desert, Sinai Peninsula and Arabian Desert.  Its most distinctive feature is large ears to help him stay cool.


polar bear

baby polar bear

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!


33 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — Hodge Podge

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  2. I do find it hard to imagine, anyone actually eating those things? I know the plastic melts, for the ingredients inside. Yet cannot imagine anyone, finding them tasty enough to eat? It has been said cleanliness is next to godliness, that is one way of finding out? Cheers Jamie

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  3. Dear Jill,

    Eating Tide pods is beyond the pale. It would be the clean way to pass on to the other side. I love the tiny polar bear and all the rest of our little friends. Thank you for Peter, Paul and Mary. That’s what we’ve been doing is, “Blowing in the wind.”

    Thanks for this Saturday post and Hugs, Gronda

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    • Thanks Gronda! Yes, I think eating Tide pods is … blech. No thanks, I’ll stick with crackers and hummus for my snack. Glad you liked the song … I thought it made a statement without being too political to wreck the good humour of the day. Hugs!!!

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