The Ones and Twos of Going Number 1 and Number 2

Good morning. When you were a kid, you probably wondered why you had to learn math. Well, maybe this post from Common Place Fun Facts will enlighten you. It should definitely give you some food for thought while you’re picking up your pet’s droppings. Enjoy, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Commonplace Fun Facts

Amount of time for an animal to poop

Did you ever complain while doing your math homework and ask, “Why do I need to learn this?” Probably someone responded by telling you that no matter what you choose to do with your life, you’re going to have to use math in some way.

It turns out this is true, even if you plan to spend your life cleaning up after animals. Scientists have applied their finely-tuned brains to unlock the mysteries of what happens on the other end of an animal’s body. To put it a bit more bluntly, thanks to a bit of math, we now know just how long it takes for animals to poop and pee.


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Big Body Parts and Bad Decisions #TMI Tuesday

Here are my answers to this week’s thought-provoking questions. Scroll down to learn how you can participate.

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What is the biggest part of your body?

 

In my opinion, the biggest parts of my body are my legs.

 

What is the best bad decision you have ever made?

 

Several years ago, I bought an iPad Mini with a Bluetooth keyboard for about $400. Because of my limited vision, I was daunted by the touch screen. But a blind friend with this device said I could just use the keyboard and not worry about gestures. Wrong! Even with the keyboard, I found the device clunky, and I never could get the hang of the gestures. After a few months, I gave up.

Now, friends tell me the iPhone is easier. One friend has told me where I can get virtual one on one instruction on gestures for an affordable price. But when I asked another friend where he got his iPhone and how much it cost, he said he got his from Best Buy for a little over $300, and they usually run from $600 to $1000. Seriously? I don’t know why, but I thought iPhones were cheaper than that. I’m wondering if investing that much money would be another bad decision.

 

What is the silliest reason you got into a fight with someone?

 

The silliest fight I ever got into wasn’t one I started. To tell the truth, it wasn’t really a fight.

One night when my totally blind late husband Bill and I were married, he couldn’t sleep. So, he went to the dining room outside our bedroom to use his computer. I closed the bedroom door, so his screen reader wouldn’t disturb me. Later, I was awakened by a thud and Bill cursing a blue streak. Apparently, not knowing the door was closed, he’d run into it.

I apologized, saying I should have told him I was closing the door. But he swore that if I ever closed that door again, he would take it off the hinges. To find out what happened next, read My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds.

 

What is your favorite thing about your best friend?

 

Although I’ve had many friends over the years, I’ve never had a best friend. But most of my friends are caring and helpful, and some are funny.

 

If 5 men take about 3 hours to dig 3 holes, how long will it take for 2 men to dig half a hole?

 

I’ve never been good at math. In the sixth grade, a teacher threatened me with an eighteen-inch ruler when I had trouble with long division. So, I’m not even going to try to answer this question.

 

Bonus: Would you rather be itchy or sticky for the rest of your life?

 

If it had to be one or the other, I’d rather be sticky. That way, I wouldn’t have to scratch all the time. But frankly, I don’t want to be either one.

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Now, it’s your turn. Click here to learn how you can participate, or leave your answers in the comment field.

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading. Stay safe, happy, and healthy, and may you always have positive experiences.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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