Monday, July 13, 2009

Trivial Tuesday

It's Tuesday and you know what that means soccer fans -  more trivial drivel!

Frozen fish on display @ Pike's Market, Seattle
Taken by my husband
Clarence Birdseye is generally tapped as the first to freeze fish - (but the Inuit did it before he did - but did not see the money making potential).  (The Indians always get left out of the credits.)  Clarance was a fur trader in Labrador, NF.   He figured out if the fish was frozen quickly it was still delicious months later.  Feel free to go to scitech mysteries for more information. 

Here is a very disturbing trivial fact -All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster and her litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930.  Hamsters are pure chewing evil. We had several - the first pair -2 brothers - one killed the other - I heard it's last dying breath.  Yuck.  The second pair was supposed to be 2 sisters - well a litter later - I took them all to the pet store - probably to their absolute death in a reptile's stomach - Good Riddance!


Here is a great link to play trivia all day.  Trivia Plaza
It's fun - but you will not be feeding any poor children in Africa if you play.  Oh well.

And a more trivial death fact (be prepared for more to come in the next few weeks) - Attila the Hun died in 453 AD from a nosebleed on his wedding night.

And that is quite a honker - no wonder it's bleeding killed him.

Here is a trivial fact about me:

I like to take pictures.
Decaying boat, Point Reyes, CA


  1. What a fun post! The fish remind me of Han Solo when he was cryogenically frozen. I don't know why. They just do. ha.

    Hamsters are not fun. I don't know why anyone would want one. They bite. I can't stand the little beggers. Now rats are great. If you have to have a rodent. They can be trained too.

  2. Walt Disney was frozen too - so he can terrorize a whole 'nother genreation with rodents, i suppose. Rats are indeed good pets, but it's hard convincing others of that

  3. Cool decaying boat! I love that show Deadliest Catch, they showed a scene with all these old wrecked fishing boats that were washed up on some shore... very beautiful, rusting and decaying. Kind of magical I have to say.

    Those fish look like they are trying to say something.

  4. Wow, a virtual cornucopia of trivia to choose from. Where to start?

    The fish look like they're singing although I can't imagine why because they're dead.

    Never had a hamster, but I did have white mice, guinea pigs, and a chinchilla growing up and they were sweet pets. Thanks to your warning, I will never own a hamster.

    I'd like to know what Atilla was up to that he got such a bad nosebleed. I just saying...

    Decaying boat? I could've sworn that was a clubhouse like the kind we used to build when we were kids. That just goes to show you how bad we were at construction.

  5. Oh, I had a hamster as a kid...horrible creature. I never let my kids have one, but they did have a rat who was very smart and friendly and had no apparent desire to escape.

    I like that decaying boat picture. Tres artistic.

  6. Mmmmmm, fresh fish. I'd love to fry or grill some of that.

    I've never had a hamster, nor did I ever want one.

    A nosebleed on his wedding night. Now that's the biggest cop-out I've ever heard.

    You take good pictures, very cool.

  7. sebastien - i love deadliest catch too! i have no idea how this boat got there - but there it was.
    the fish are trying to say - these people are exploiting us - help!

    cube - dead fish don't sing unless they are on the sopranos.
    i am so glad that i have saved one person form the heartbreak of hamster ownership!
    and what WAS attila doing ?
    i would have loved a clubhouse like that!

    laura - i am so sad that you had a hamster - condolences! thanks on the boat.

    alien - that fish is delicious - i am sure. again - what was with that nosebleed? thanks on the pictures.