Officially 24: Where has the time gone?

Officially 24: Where has the time gone?

It is once again that time of year. A time of the year which proudly salutes how many years one has existed as well as serving as a macabre reminder of the time one has left. Above all, however, one’s birthday offers an unbarred opportunity to let loose and party until the sun comes up!

Today I will be spending the day with my beautiful parents and most likely end up shopping up a storm. This evening my folks and myself will eat out and most likely watch a newly released blockbuster. Tomorrow night, however, is when the real party begins! I will spill all the juicy details on Sunday but, if you are curious for a hint as to what we will be doing, click here.

In honour of my 24th birthday, I will post 20 useless interesting facts of life as well as four juicy morsels of information about myself, for a total of 24 pieces of information.

‘20’ Facts of life:

  1. According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.
  2. An eyelash lives for about 5 months.
  3. An Octopus has 3 hearts.
  4. A whale’s penis is called a dork.
  5. An ear of corn always has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the cells.
  6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
  7. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
  8. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
  9. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
  10. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
  11. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  12. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
  13. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Speak no evil).
  14. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  15. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.
  16. A blind chameleon still changes colours to match the environment.
  17. "Typhlobasia" is the practice of closing one’s eyes when kissing.
  18. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  19. A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles (200 kilometres)per hour.
  20. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

‘4’ Facts of Hans Haupt:

  1. I have three beauty spots on my face.
  2. I have a five centimetre long scar at the back of my head, obtained when I slipped while getting out of the bath as a child.
  3. I cannot bend my left thumb without bending all of my other fingers on the same hand.
  4. I am still a Virgin and not ashamed or embarrassed to admit it.

I hope you enjoyed my birthday post and that you will stop by again soon for a full recap of ‘Hans’ Brady Bunch Birthday Bash’!

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!

 

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