Hey, everyone. So it has been 3 days since I last checked in and not much really has happened. I went to school, came home and did homework till I was told to go to bed, and then read for the following 2-3 hours. Pretty boring, really. In Western Australia, we had our state election, with our premier of 8 and a half years getting kicked out to the opposing party. Autumn kicked in (not that Summer ever really was here) and it has been raining for the past few days, on and off. Walking home today, I got splashed by a car driving into a puddle. My friend had got out of the danger zone and ‘forgot’ to warn me. Now, I have never gotten splashed before, having only seen it happen in movies and TV shows, so it was unexpected. (Just wanted to mention how good ‘Stay With Me’ by Chanyeol and Punch is!)
Next week is pretty exciting, though. Next Wednesday, it will be my 16th birthday. I feel so old, knowing that I can get my L-plates, am legally old enough to have sex, and am 2 years away for my 18th. For the day, my parents are pulling me out of school (for the first time) and am taking me to see a production of Matilda, originally written by Roald Dahl. I am so excited because Matilda is my book. Today, I found out some unsettling news. Apparently the Literature class is going on an excursion to see it on the same day, same time, as me. Now, I have some interesting relationships with a couple members of the Lit class. An example is an on/off friendship with this guy who I have know since Year 5. I just have to find a way to avoid the entire class, who will luckily (for me) be pretty noticeable in their school uniforms. They get to go backstage, though. Not too happy about that. Also on my birthday, the school has planned a free dress day. Not a themed dress day, but a FREE dress day. They seriously had to pick the one day, the one birthday, that I am not attending.
Cya later Skittle Skater 💫
‘Did you know….. ?’ I use this phrase almost as often as ‘how are you’ some days. Are you one of those people who love to know the unusual or unbelievable facts about… well, everything? I am. I enjoy being able to share them with the people around me. Most of them are useless, but they are perfect conversation starters. I have put together a list of ones that surprised me for your enjoyment. Share them with your friends and see which ones you didn’t know.
- There’s is a basketball court inside the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Employees go shoot hoops on their breaks.
- Disneyland employees weren’t allowed to grow mustaches until 2000. Walt Disney wanted his employees to be clean shaven.
- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
- In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
- Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
- If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty. If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
- Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
- A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
- The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
- 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
- Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear any pants.
- Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
- Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
- In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
- There is a city called Rome on every continent.
- The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.
- The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
- In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.
- The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes — it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.
- In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was.
- The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
- There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.
- The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
- James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
- Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
- About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
- The word “gorilla” is derived from a Greek word meaning, “A tribe of hairy women.”
Cya later Skittle Skater 💫