Today is BE ELECTRIFIC DAY, a day set aside to celebrate Thomas Edison's birthday, as well as to "explore the electricity of the human body". Interpret that one as you like, folks!
I got this hilarious photo from Katrina, and just had to share it.
in the news today
You may already know that some local company is holding a Valentine's Day party at which people are supposed to try and beat the world record for the highest number of kisses at a single event. But you probably don't know that hundreds of gay men are planning to do the same thing in Rome. The event is being organized by the homosexual group Arcigay in an attempt to persuade Italian parliament to pass laws giving homosexual and unmarried couples the same rights as married couples. The planned kiss-fest has been condemned by Rome city officials, as well as several right-wing Italian organizations.
Don't they know we're supposed to be exploring the electricity of the human body this week?
Do the humps on camels actually hold water?
answer to yesterday's question
'Groaning cheese' refers to an old European custom wherein a prospective father would gnaw on a massive chunk of cheese while awaiting the home birth of his child. Instead of pacing outside the bedroom door, the father would eat from the center of the cheese outwards until he had managed to create a large hole. Later, when his child was born, the newborn infant would be ceremoniously passed through the hole to meet his or her presumably pacified daddy.