10 Facts Tuesday #12

And here we are again! 10 facts Tuesday! Have fun!

1. In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.

2. It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.

3. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.

4. Mountain lions chirp and whistle like birds.

5. If 33 million people held hands, they could make it all the way around the equator (a lot of them would drown, though).

6. Platypuses don’t have stomachs.

7. The average human produces 2 pints of saliva every day.

8. A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.

9. If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.

10. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.

You Totally Know Who Jim Cummings Is

For the past 33 years, this incredibly talented voice actor has provided various voices for very popular television shows, movies and video games including Adventure Time, Dexter’s Laboratory, Hey! Arnold, Johnny Bravo, Phineas and Ferb, Robot Chicken, Pocahontas, Shrek, Wreck-It Ralph, World of Warcraft and Kingdom Hearts.

52 year old American voice actor, Jim Cummings has voiced over 400 different animated characters including the popular roles of:

Ed the Hyena and the singing voice of Scar in the Lion King, the Tazmanian Devil,  Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog, Ray the firefly in the Princess and the Frog, Cat from Nickelodeon’s CatDog, Pete from Goof Troop and a Goofy Movie, Fuzzy Lumpkins from the Powerpuff Girls, the singing voice of Rasputin in Anastasia and if you can’t hear his voice in your head yet, he has been THE voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988 and Tigger since 1989!

This guy is basically the voice of your childhood.




10 Facts Tuesday #8

Well, crabby my patty and call me Spongebob. It’s 10 Facts Tuesday!

1. Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his James Bond movies.

2. France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars movie came out.

3. Minnie Mouse full name is Minerva Mouse.

4. Honey never spoils.

5. In 2016, Burger King opened a spa in one of its’ restaurants in Finland.

6. The youngest female human to ever give birth was five years old. FIVE!

7. Viagra makes cut flowers live longer.

8. Most house flies buzz in the key of F.

9. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

10. Ants never sleep.

And now you know more stuff! Hooray for you!

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A Bit About Sweet Potatoes

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Everybody seems to love sweet potato pie. It’s moist flesh, gently spicy-sweet, synonymous with home and the love found there, within. But how did this happen? How have sweet potatoes become the staple food of home?
Sweet potatoes are native to Central America. Peru to be precise. A staple food that is not only good for the human, it is also good for the earth. Growing in most climates, it does prefer the high jungle. This tuber holds many good attributes as a food. From beta carotene to fiber the sweet potato seems to carry it all, vitamins A and C along with protein and B-12. It is even classified as an anti-diabetic food.
Some of the oldest findings of sweet potatoes are the relics that were located in the mountains of Peru. Fragments of pottery displaying the farming and other aspects of the life of a sweet potato. These tubers were used not only for daily consumption they were revered and served to their gods both cooked and uncooked as symbols of peace and harmony.
These delectable, brightly colored tubers were seen as signs of peace and home stability. Later to be used as a symbol of virility and harmony among people. It’s no wonder we all associate the sweet potato with the feeling of a safe, harmonious home.
One of the finest things we can do with a sweet potato is to create the tasty treat of a sweet potato pie. Fortunately collecting them is easy as they are readily available year-round at most grocers. Some of the more interesting facts about sweet potatoes are:


  • Our first president, George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his farmland in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • Sweet potatoes are the official vegetable of North Carolina.
  • They carry unique health benefits. Including manganese, potassium, iron, copper and B-6.
  • It also contains vitamins A, E, and C.
  • Sweet potatoes are a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • One scientist, George Washington Carver, developed 118 different uses for the sweet potato; including a starch for cotton fabrics and a glue for stamps.



And now you’re a little smarter about sweet potatoes!

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