Every New Year most of us, in some way, shape, or form, make New Year’s Resolutions.
We don’t necessarily keep them we just feel obligated to make them. I have a few that I make every year. They are pretty much the standard resolutions…they go like this ~
- I will eat right.
- I will lose weight (because I will eat right).
- I will go organic. But then, to go organic is really expensive, so…I will peel my fruit.
- I will be more organized.
- I will exercise. (I know, beforehand that I probably won’t do this one, but it always looks good on the list.)
- I will finish my projects that I started three years ago.
- I will paint the baseboards in the house. (Who am I kidding? I will try to hire someone to paint the baseboards in the house.)
- I will clean the tops of the door and window frames, not really, but my sister does this and it makes me think I should at least think about it.
- I will train my dog to be more obedient.
- I will not be so distracted…SQUIRREL…while working on things.
I could go on and on…but why bother…you know the routine, make a resolution, start out strong and motivated, sit and eat a cookie, watch people exercise on television, and…DONE.
So, I decided instead of making resolutions, which tend to make us all somewhat disheartened; I will make *revelations and give you a little something to think about. Here goes ~
- Just one step by an adult human uses up to 200 muscles.
- “Silver Bells” was originally called “Tinkle Bells” until co-composer Jay Livingston’s wife told him that “tinkle” had another meaning.
- The word “slang” stands for “short language”.
- The first man on the moon was Neil Armstrong. If you spell his first name and initial of his last name backwards it spells “Alien”. Coincidence? Hmm…
- Sea cucumbers eat with their feet.
- The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.
- The collective noun for a group of pugs is called a grumble.
- Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo cartoon has a real name – Norville Rogers.
- Winston Churchill’s mother was born in Brooklyn.
- Dust is no harder to clean no matter how thick it gets. (This one is my personal favorite and one I discovered on my own.)
I wish you all a Very Happy, Very Healthy New Year! And remember, New Year’s Resolutions are really not that big a deal.
*Many thanks to mentalfloss.com for most of these!