Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers – Factoid #3

Question: Why do Texans wear pointy-toed cowboy boots? answer at the end of today’s factoid.

Oh no! Gonna vom

Does anything eat facial hair?

There are bugs that will eat just about anything, including facial hair. The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, is a large, brown, winged cockroach, about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) long. This cockroach is commonly found in the southern United States in tropical climates, and will often be found living in sewers. It will eat practically anything including leather, book-bindings, glue, flakes of dead skin, and soiled clothing. It has also been known to munch on the eyelashes, eyebrows, fingernails, and even toenails of people while they are asleep.

OMG, I am actually having to choke back the vom right now. Seriously, several things went through my head as I copied this factoid. Huge winged cockroaches like from the horror movies. They’ll eat book-bindings, oh no, not the books! They eat eyelashes and eyebrows Oh no, not the eyelashes and eyebrows again! I wonder if they’ll eat the mites, though… Gawd, I’d rather have the mites! Then the things they do while their victims sleep! I remember hearing stories at the meat packing plant *lots of roaches there, btw!* about people who didn’t clean their earplugs going to the doctor for an earache only to have a baby roach pulled out of their ear. AND children living in filthy conditions who have sores from where the bugs had been nibbling on them as they slept.

hand me a bucket!GAG!!!!!!!!!!

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Answer: So they can kill the cockroaches in the corners! -Dan Rather on the Late Show with David Letterman

Friday Fill-In #81

Friday Fill-In #81
Those of you with multiple blogs or private blogs…if you could add your link to the Fill-Ins, that would be GREAT! All questions this week are courtesy of Sherry; thank you, girl!

1. If I could be a fly on the wall I would keep the heck away from the fly swatter !

2. Jealousy is “the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on”.

3. When I see a shooting star my wish would be that I win the lottery.

4. I’d rather be the foot than the cockroach any day!

5. Certain songs when I hear them make me wanna grab a gun and shoot people at random from the clock tower. (“Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and “I’m a cat! I’m a kitty cat!” comes to mind)

6. If time were in a bottle I’d throw in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, some rosemary and sugar and have a tasty salad… (oh, wait, that the wrong kind of time).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to a night with only one child, tomorrow my plans include taking Maggie to The White House for breakfast, and Sunday, I want to have finished Sana Krasikov’s One More Year!

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