Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fun Facts About Elbows

Well, a friend suggested that I write a blog post about elbows. And since I can write about whatever random thing I want to, I'm gonna do it!

However, I don't really consider myself an expert on elbows, so I really just scrounged around for some fun elbow facts for you all. So here you go!

  • The elbow joint connects the humerus, radius, and ulna.
  • Most common injuries are tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
  • When you hit your "funny bone", it's actually not a bone at all. The sensation occurs when your ulnar nerve bumps against your humerus.
  • The pointy tip of the elbow is called the olecranon.
  • The elbow swings 180 degrees in one direction.
  • The ligaments connecting the bones of the elbow are the ulnar collateral ligament, radial collateral ligament and annular ligament.
And just for fun, here is a link to a list of 16 reasons why elbows are the worst things ever: 16-reasons-why-elbows-are-the-worst-things-ever

Thursday, September 25, 2014

National One-Hit Wonder Day

September 25th is National One-Hit Wonder Day! Bet you didn't know that.

What is your favorite one-hit wonder? I am going to post some below, but let me know if your favorite didn't make this list!
And don't be offended if you think someone here is more than a one-hit wonder. I just pulled some of my faves from a list!

  • Edison Lighthouse- Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  • The Divinyls- I Touch Myself
  • Norman Greenbaum- Spirit in the Sky
  • Autograph- Turn Up the Radio
  • Mungo Jerry- In the Summertime
  • Devo- Whip It
  • Biz Markie- Just a Friend
  • Dee-Lite- Groove is in the Heart
  • Green Jelly- Three Little Pigs
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen
  • Bow Wow Wow- I Want Candy
  • Shocking Blue- Venus
  • Soft Cell- Tainted Love
  • Sinead O'Connor- Nothing Compares to 2U
  • Deep Blue Something- Breakfast at Tiffany's 
  • Blue Swede- Hooked on a Feeling
  • 4 Non Blondes- What's Up
  • Toni Basil- Mickey
  • Chumbawamba- Tubthumping
  • Rednex- Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • Jack Wagner- All I Need

I know there are TONS that I missed, so throw them out there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Random: Mary I of England

Sometimes I just like to share random information. And I have this fun book called Useless History Fact-O-Pedia, so I just picked a random page from that book to find some random info to share with you today.

Mary I of England

  1. The first daughter of Henry VIII. Born 1516-1558. Earned the nickname "Bloody Mary" by having hundreds of people burned at the stake.
  2. As a child she suffered from bad headaches and stomachaches. When he had trouble bearing children as an adult, she was said to have "strangulation of the womb."
  3. Married Phillip II of Spain two days after meeting him.
  4. The nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is said to be about her.
            Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
            (Contrary- due to her attempt to convert Protestant England to Catholicism)
            How does your garden grow?
            ( teasing about her infertility)
            With silver bells, and cockle shells
            ( Silver bells- reference to Catholic church)
            and pretty maids all in a row
             (either relating to her miscarriages or a reference to the fact that she had Lady Jane Grey executed 
               for ascending the throne after the death of Edward VI)

The rhyme has also been said to be about Mary, Queen of Scots. So who knows?

Well, that was kind of depressing. So now for something a little more fun, here is a recipe for a Bloody Mary from the New York School of Bartending.
  •  1 shot of vodka in a highball glass with ice
  • fill with tomato juice
  • a pinch of celery salt
  • a pinch of ground black pepper
  • a dash of Tabasco
  • 2-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish
  • a dash of lemon or lime
  • garnish with a celery stalk
So there you go. Information you didn't know that you wanted to know.

Welcome to Randomocity

Hello everyone! Welcome to my world. If have come across this page, you probably know that I have another website as well where I feature my crafty products and blog about all things duct tape.

I decided that I wanted to start another blog where I can post any ol' random thing I feel like, and keep the other page focused on crafts and duct tape.

I have all sorts of random ideas that I will be featuring here so be prepared!