I am not quite sure how this happened. I don’t know why it started or when it will stop, if ever. It is yet another great mystery of life, I suppose. Right up there with the lost Colony of Roanoke, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and why my feet get so hot when I am trying to sleep.
I have googled that last one, though, and at least now know that I am not the only one. Apparently, there is quite a community of us with exceptionally hot feet. I guess I can draw some small comfort in that.
But every once in a while, I get a text. Not from a friend, not even from a business contact. It’s from a quizz (A QUIZ
HAS MY DIGITS, Y’ALL!) and it gives me a random fact.
I must admit, that I now actually kind of look forward to these bits of seemingly useless knowledge (I write seemingly because I am dedicated to the theory that NOTHING is useless. Not even a text from a quiz. Your mom sent you to trampolining lessons when you were little because it was summer and she just needed a break for one decent hour a week? Awesome. I bet you jump really well now. When you’re on a trampoline, I mean. And especially after those NOT USELESS lessons. See what I mean? Humor me, people.).
For instance, I now know that the only way to graft elbow skin is to take it from the scrotum of a cadaver. And now you know this too.
You are very welcome.
Today, however, was a doozy. The quiz texted me this:
A polar bear can eat up to 86 penguins in one sitting.
Which then inspired this:
So, there you go.
There’s always reason to be grateful.
AND whatever comes your way–be it mandatory trampolining lessons or some kind of heavily emotional slap on the heart–use it.
Because it’s only wasteful if you waste it, right?