Archive for May, 2013

May 31, 2013

Maybe She’s Born With It.

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The modern mascara was born in 1913 when Maybelline creator T.L. Williams marketed his sister’s recipe for makeup in Chicago. His sister Maybel used petroleum jelly mixed with coal dust to make her eyelashes look more dramatic. Williams adapted the formula in a laboratory and produced a product sold locally called Lash-Brow-Ine, which became a local hit. In search of a catchier name, Williams renamed the product Maybelline, which is a combination of Maybel and Vaseline.

Source: www.freebeautyevents.com

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May 30, 2013

It’s No Skin Off My Back

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Every 27 day you will shed and replace the entire outer layer of your skin, which equals about 1.5 pounds of skin cells per year. The average life expectancy of people in America is 77.9 years, therefore, a person can expect to shed more than 100 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

Source: www.answerbag.com

May 29, 2013

Lost in Translation

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In Germany, The Parent Trap is called A Twin Seldom Comes Alone.

Source: www.denofgeek.us

May 28, 2013

Need a Moment?

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 Twix is a combination of the words twin and sticks. Twix was called  Raider in much of Europe until it was officially changed in 1991 to match its  internationally known name.

Source: www.omg-fact.com

May 27, 2013

Military Slang

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FUBAR is an acronym for “fouled up beyond all recognition” originated in the U.S. Army. Its first recorded use was in 1944, although soldiers had probably been using this slang term for many years before then.

Source: www.divinecaroline.com

May 26, 2013

Dolphins

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A dolphin’s flipper has five digits and nearly the same bone structure as a human arm and hand.

Source: www.dolphins.org

May 25, 2013

Nothing Else is Silly Putty

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More than 300 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold since 1950. That’s about 4,500 tons, enough to create a giant wad the size of the Goodyear Blimp!

Source: www.crayola.com

May 24, 2013

No Laughing Matter

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Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns.

Source: www.phobialist.com