for want of anything better to write about

did you know. . .
it's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. . .


elephants are the only animals that can't jump. . .


oak trees do not produce acorns
until they are fifty years of age or older. . .


the tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish
can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length. . .


if you eat a bar of chocolate,
every day for 36,500 days,
you'll live to be 100 years old. . . .

*

and then I started thinking about keyboards and keys
(the QWERTY type of key). . .

bag


rug


blog

no, no, no, not the end of the blog
just a really weird keyboard!

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10 comments:

Dave said...

I'd like a stone keyboard.

Donn Coppens said...

I love all of this scientificky trivia.

I want a keyboard that works via telepathy so that I'll have more time to eat chocolate.

Vicus Scurra said...

You would need a few extra days to guarantee the century - about 25, because of leap years.
This, of course, assumes that you meant I was starting from scratch, ie new born. If however I was to start now, then yes, I would pass the 100 year mark. And it is likely that most of your readers are more than 25 days old, despite the quality of their comments.
So, please send the chocolate, and I will begin the task of proving you correct.
Vegan and organic, preferably. Those nice people at Green and Black can oblige.

I, Like The View said...

you wish, Vicus, as ever, is my command

Donn strangely I quite enjoy typing. . .

. . .probably more than eating chocolate

Dave as long as they are not from your kidneys, eh

katherine. said...

fun things with keys.

rumor has it Apple is coming out with a laptop which has a touch screen (like the iphone and ipod)

keyboards may be old fashion before we know it....

Mel said...

"...despite the quality of their comments......"

Gosh....

:-/

(I'm relatively convinced he's sore about the bubble gun.
I could be wrong.....)

But I'm NOT wrong about thinking that jellyfish can stay far far away from any beach I'm gonna be walkin' on!
Holy moly....

Go figure I rather enjoy typing, myself! :-)
'Specially the 'N' apparently. It's near gone from the keyboard keys......

I, Like The View said...

he's such a tease, eh, Mel, that Vicus. . . all bark and no bite (apart from perhaps the chocolate)

jelly fish always give me the heebeejeebies *shudder*

XXX

katherine but there's someting so satisfying about keyboard typing. . . touch screens just aren't the same (not that I'm very familiar with them, I have to say) but I do like the way that keys on a keyboard go up and down with your fingers

a little like playing the piano, but without the bum notes!

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Anonymous said...

I want to know what happens to your life expectancy if you eat a keyboard every day?
(I think I'd prefer keyboards. I like to know when I've touched something.)

mig said...

Bother bother bother I've done it again!

Mel said...

<-- laughing at Mig

:-)

Oh bother, bother, bother!

<-- shall endeavour to say 'oh, bother' at least once tonight

<-- laughing