Wha … what? It … it’s Monday??? Nobody told me! I thought it was … I dunno what day I thought it was, but … Monday never crossed my mind. Hold up … have a seat … let me … let me just go get some clothes on, okay? Um … I’ll be back in a jiffy.
Okay … that’s better … I don’t have much to offer today, but there’s coffee ‘n donuts over on the table … help yourself and then let’s find something to help us start the week off with a laugh, shall we?
You’re how old???
I came across a story in The Guardian that caused my jaw to drop. Did you know that in South Korea they tally a person’s age a bit differently than we do? Every newborn baby turns one on the day they are born and two on the next New Year’s Day. This means that a baby born say just a few minutes before midnight on December 31st, would be counted as being two-years-old when it was but a few minutes old!
When asked their age by a foreigner, many South Koreans give both their “Korean age” and “international age”. The system’s origins are unclear. One theory is that turning one year old at birth takes into account time spent in the womb – with nine months rounded up to 12. Others link it to an ancient Asian numerical system that did not have the concept of zero.
Now think about this … if the age for a child to start school is five-years-old, then the kid born on New Year’s Eve is going to have to start school at age three! Of course, there is a benefit on the other end … you could retire two years earlier!
Where did I leave my brain?
I came across some fun things over at Bored Panda … things that make you think maybe somebody wasn’t thinking too clearly …
Where’s da panda?
I came across this brain teaser created by Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás last night. Can you find the panda among the sea of snowmen? I couldn’t, but I do know where it is, so later today I’ll post the answer in comments.
Is it a horse … or a dog?
Last, but not least, we must have our cute animal video of the week, yes? We’ve all seen or heard of miniature horses, but this little girl named Martha is said to be the tiniest, fuzziest horse in the world! Take a look …
I know this is a short Jolly Monday, but frankly Jolly has buried his head under the covers and is refusing to come out … I think he’s missing our young friend Benjamin … and I just can’t do humour so well without my Jolly. So, let’s wrap up with a few funny ‘toons, and a wish that you have a great week ahead! Be sure to share your smiles this week, okay? Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and the pouting Jolly!
And for our dear friend Hugh …