More Random Learnings
A couple of weeks ago I had a post on random things that have been right in front of me that I failed to notice. Since then, people have been popping in on me asking me if I noticed OTHER randomness, and, as a result, I've decided that I'm either clueless or move far too quickly throughout my day. The truth is that I'm probably a little of both - unaware and not paying attention. However, I suspect that I'm not alone, so here are a few of my more recent "discoveries."
Have you ever noticed that iPhone images all have 9:41 as the time? This is because that's the precise time (January 9) that iPhone first launched. (Just in case there was any debate about Steve Jobs paying attention to details!)
Here's another, more obvious shot:
Speaking of obvious...do you know how to tell what side The Gas Tank is on? Here's a hint:
That's a pretty subtle picture, does this help?
Yes, the answer is that the tank is on the side where the gas nozzle is on your gauge or, more obviously, where the arrow points. I shudder to think how many rental cars I've driven and I've never picked up on this. I've been looking at LOTS of cars now, and all that I've checked follow this rule.
Don't judge me for missing this. I saw the Fed Ex arrow, and that makes me feel not entirely clueless. Next up The Gooseberry - I LOVE discovering new foods, and I had never had one of these delicious beauties:
Rap Sheets: I never knew that people made money making - or spent money buying - rap sheets. This edition comes from Cobb County, GA., but if you're lucky, you might be able to find one at a gas stop near you!
I like Canadian Geese (at a distance) and enjoy seeing them take a stroll around the neighborhood in the spring. However, after seeing this family we learned that after a pair of geese have babies the entire family spends ALL of its time together for the first year. I like that plan!
Prior to writing the post about my son's blind spot, I had never spelled "cowlick" and didn't realize that it was named that way after how a cow cares for its babies when it Licks the back of a calf's head. I spelled the word as I "heard" it - CALICK - Billy had a good laugh at me. (I'm just glad he corrected me before my mom saw it!)
What have you been learning lately? What ELSE am I missing?
Clue me in, please! (Oh - Field Day doesn't count!)