Once in a while, you come across something in life which makes you exclaim “Seriously?!”
This month was one of those months which made me stop and raise one eyebrow.
Ever heard the saying ‘you learn something new every day’? Well, I will give you a hint to what I am raving on about – Libra.
If you guessed star sign, you are absolutely 100% wrong. Libra is not just an astrology sign but a brand of women’s sanitary pads and tampons.
Yes, you read correctly. Rest assured your eyes are as good (or as bad) as the result of your last optometrist appointment. But never fear, if you are a woman, you can now turn the mundane repetitiveness of your monthly visitors into a learning experience. No longer do you have to sit on the toilet with nothing to do every month. You can now read your Libra pad before throwing away the rubbish!
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a woman! At no other time in history has learning been so interesting and fun! Best of all, if you don’t like people knowing you can read, the toilet is the perfect private place to read Libra’s latest and newest trivia.
Learning English or learning to read? No problem. Libra’s perfectly named ‘Odd Spot’ wrapping is just the thing to use to brush up on your skills when you have nothing else on hand. Just tuck it away neatly in your purse so it is quick and easy to access when needed.
At a doctor’s surgery with nothing to read? Do you get bored easily? Libra has the perfect answer. Keep a few pads in your handbag at all times. Whenever you find yourself somewhere boring, you will always have reading material on hand to entertain yourself with.
Prefer reading real life stories? Let Libra come to the rescue! She is the Queen of life’s real stories and general knowledge.
The great thing about Libra is that she has numbered her Odd Spots so you can file them away if you feel so-well inclined. It’s also helpful if you are nuts about numbers because they are easier to remember.
Got some friends over and don’t know what to do? Libra has some ideas…..Spice up Trivial Pursuit by replacing the question cards with her Odd Spots…..Use them as money in Monopoly so more people can play…..Find as many words as you can in 5 minutes by using an Odd Spot as the challenge.
OK. So, what sort of things do you think Libra could be wanting to educate you about while you endure yet another month of joy? Let’s find out what odd things Libra shares in the Odd Spot on the Odd Spot….
#149…..In the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Toto the dog’s salary was $125 a week while Judy Garland’s was $500 per week
#268…..The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
#245…..The mechanical shark in the movie ‘Jaws’ was nicknamed Bruce.
#70……Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
#266…..The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
#113…..In every episode of ‘Seinfeld’, there was a Superman somewhere.
#28……The collective noun for a group of ferrets is a ‘business’.
#148…..A lobster’s blood is colourless, but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.
#145…..The first pair of high heels were made for male soldiers in the 1500’s.
#96……Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
#40……Sea Otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.
#17……Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
And these two didn’t have numbers because they were cut off…..
“On average, a four-year old child asks 437 questions a day.”
“Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century.”
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find even more Libra Odd Spots which will enhance your life and help you to live another day – with an odd smile on your face, of course.