Taken from my Google HomePage "Useless Knowledge" is the following WTF/Eyewww/Isn’t that Innerestin’:
shrewdness of apes
A troop of baboons
A shoal of bass
A sleuth or sloth of bears
A sounder of boars
An army of caterpillars
A clowder or clutter of cats
A brood or peep of chickens
A clutch or chattering of chicks
Married women were forbidden by law to watch, let alone compete, in the ancient Olympics. The Greeks believed that the presence of wives in Olympia would defile Greece’s oldest religious shrine, which was located there. However, young maidens were allowed to attend. Any married woman who dared break the rule was thrown from a nearby cliff to her death. Ironically, the shrine that was off-limits to married women was dedicated to a woman, the fertility goddess Rhea, who was mother of the supreme god, Zeus.
Male monkeys lose the hair on their heads in the same manner men do.
From the early Roman Empire until eighteenth-century Europe and America, urine was a main ingredient in toothpaste, because the ammonia in it is an excellent cleaner. Ammonia is still a main ingredient in many types of toothpaste.
Be very thankful your HMO hasn’t studied the medical practices of ancient India, or it might come up with some new kinds of coverage for you. At one time, Indian doctors used insect mandibles instead of stitches to bind the two sides of a cut together. The head of a large ant would be removed, and its pincers would be brought together through the patient’s flesh.
Green Tip of the Day: As an alternative to caustic soda for clearing blocked drains, throw a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a couple of jugs of boiling water. From: Green Living/Baking Soda Tips
Kathryn’s Healthy Tip of the Day: How’s your breathing? We don’t think about the breaths we take, but often when we are stressed we tend to take quick shallow breaths – every so often, particularly during stressful busy times, pull in a deep satisfying breath, just slowly breath in and fill your lungs, hold it there a just a pause, then let it out slowly, take another deep deep breath and let it out slowly. Namaste.
Kathryn’s Writer’s/Editor’s Tip of the day: When’s the last time you read a book? Or a short story? A book of poetry? Or even a lit mag/zine? If you don’t read, how can you write good, solid prose or poetry? "Finding your own voice" is a good thing, but reading many other voices will only strengthen your own–even if it is only to see what works and what does not work. Besides, when you read, you are supporting Writers – and don’t you want that support when you are published? If you do not write, we writers love your support: read us, love us, support us.
For tips into the minds of Editors, go to the Roses & Thorns and read Angie Ledbetters interview with the editors of lit mags; scroll down THIS LINK for the entire series.