More Totally Random Facts

These are from Gourmet magazine:
 
The world’s longest apple peel was created by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976 in Rochester, NY.  It was 172 feet 4 inches long.  (Don’t ask me how big the apple was!)
 
More than 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced in a year which adds up to nearly nine billion pieces-enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end to end.  (Enough to fill dentists’ offices from here to the moon four times over.)
 
There are more than 5000 active personal chefs in the United States, a figure that’s expected to double by the end of the decade.  (And I would be happy if one person in my family prepared one meal a week!)
 
One in three children in the U.S. recognizes brandname foods by age three.  (Can anyone say television as babysitter?)
 
Maybe I will add a few more later.
 
Hope everyone has a fantabulous week.  gail

5 responses to “More Totally Random Facts

  1. Candy corn is made with real honey; therefore, it got to be good for you!  Right?
    I wish I knew how to spot falsehoods in Blogland.  To the best of my knowledge, the folks we hang around with are straight.  Even the convoluted tales of the serf are true – including trips to the front of the church and tear gas grenades (and he did straighten out the wrecks misunderstanding, didn’t he?). 
    I guess the thought crossed my mind that a note of warning may need to be mentioned due to a recent horrendous experience with my son.  He met a girl on MySpace.com and “fell in love with her” as they communicated over the computer and then by phone during the next few months.  In a nut shell, about 80 percent of what she told him was not true and it caused much destruction to him and our family.  She claimed she was 18 and living by herself since her father had been put in jail for trying to molest her.  Her parents were divorced and her mother was living in California.  Then she had to flee when her father got out and was trying to kill her after she beat up him and his friend when they were trying to molest her.  She was living in her car while her friends were trying to collect enough money to get her a plane ticket to fly here, etc., etc.  Not one of the things mentioned above were true, but my son believed everything she told him (which was much, much more than the few I just mentioned).
    The situation was terrible, but the Lord was faithful to answer prayer and bring change.  The situation was changed when I tracked down her cell phone number, contacted the local police in her area who put me in contact with her parents who were as frantic as us since their 15 year old daughter was also continuously lying to them.  I’ll probably record the full tale at some later date, but at the present the emotions are to near the surface.  Based on this recent experience, I made the suggestion for mom to be a tad wary that all that glitters may not be gold.  I try to limit giving out personal information (mine or yours or whomever’s) on my space.  If I feel the need to communicate on a personal level I will use e-mail.    Sometimes, when I make a journey to other spaces in Blogland, I find there are some real whackos; but I will reiterate that most of the folks hanging around our spaces appear to be good straight forward people. 

  2. Hello Gail,
     
    We’re doing great. Hope you and yours are too.
     
    Serf’rett has some great advice for people. Cassie’s site has some links to other horror tales. It is time people banded together and fought the perverts that are out there. Some people say this is a revenge thing, banding together and stopping communicating with perverts. It is about a person’s Constitutional Rights and self-defense. It is also trying to help other people from becoming victims. You say you’re not that sweet? Don’t let me near the perverts cause if you do, you’ll find yourself angelic compared to me.
     
    Peace & Blessings.

  3. Can I sign up for one of those personal chefs? Maybe then I wouldn’t eat so much of my share of the 35 million lbs of candy corn- a family weakness!

  4. I know what I wanted to say…it’s not really important, but some of you might want to try these concoctions…
    My daughter (the blonde one) combines candy corn with peanuts for a gormet treat. My first thought was e-yuck.
    But then I remembered that my oldest (the brunette) used to eat "Three Mustkateers" candy bars with potato chips. Again with the e-yuck. Very e-yucky. 
    I like pinto beans mixed with mayonaise. I don’t find this e-yuck at all.
    Aren’t we lucky to have found each other?
    xoxo,
    Dana
     
    So there you go.

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