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As A Matter Of Fact

20 Feb
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I was going to give you some interesting facts about Sundays but you know what?  There aren’t any.  I Googled ‘Sunday Facts’ and this is the only thing I found:

Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday.

I thought I was dull. 

I do know that one seventh of your life happens on a Sunday; and you spend on average one third of your life asleep.  If I add the two facts together and divide the answer by my blog, I calculate half of my readers dozed off before the end of this paragraph.

I decided to talk to you about February instead.   It has Small Month Syndrome and packs a bitter punch – no wonder, with quotes like this:

February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.
                      Dr. J. R. Stockton

Ouch.

But you know what?  February is as dull as Sunday.  All of the quotes I could find were as mean as the good Doctor’s.  Nobody likes February.  It even sounds funny compared to the other months; try saying it aloud: I bet you fall on your Rs.

And I bet the people who like February least were born on the twenty-ninth of it. 

Here are some random facts instead, with just one that is February-related:

  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps, which appear between the ages of two and six.  If you don’t believe me, go find a kid and check.
  • The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze. I bet there was a February in there somewhere.
  • The winter of 2010 was so cold that the Hub froze – just as he reached for my last Malteser and realised I was still in the room.
  • Women blink nearly twice as often as men.  Flirting or cheap mascara?
  • If everyone in China walked past you, eight abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.  Though how any reproducing would get done with all that walking and everyone watching, beats me.

Happy cold dull February Sunday!

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