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Random Facts Friday (Week 15)

1. 27% American teenagers drank soda, a drop from 34% in 2007 (Source).

2. Actress Geena Davis once made the 1999 U.S. Olympic team semifinals for archery (Source).

3. In attempts to modernize convert, 32,000 missionaries are to receive 32,000 iPad Minis from  the Mormon church (Source).

4. A hot dog from a NFC championship game (Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers), priced at $5 was sold at an auction for $1,800 in 2006 (Source).

5. Swedish director Anders Weberg released a 72 minute-long trailer to a 720 hour-long (a month’s worth) film called Ambiancé, set to release in the year 2020. It will be the longest running movie in history(Source).

daily reminder that the boy you’re in love with at 16 probably won’t matter when you’re 25.

daily reminder that the math test you failed your freshman year of high school probably won’t matter when you’re graduating college.

daily reminder that the problems you’re facing today may seem like the worlds end, but they will not matter in a year.

daily reminder that you’re going to be okay.

everything is going to be okay.

(Source: theperksofbeing-kate)

Random Facts Friday (Week 14)

1. Since 1970, U.S. citizens consumed fewer calories from whole milk (78% less), refined white sugar (35%), beef (29%), eggs (21%), butter (8%), and vegetables (3%). Yet Americans consumed more calories from high-fructose corn syrup (8,853% more), corn products (198%), skim milk (129%), chicken (112%), turkey (102%), and polyunsaturated fats (67%). One cup of whole milk contains 5 grams of saturated fat, which is only 23% that the USDA allows (Source).

2. School fights in America fell to 25%, half the number reported in 1991 and down from 33% in 2012 (Source).

3. 200 pairs of Victoria’s Secrets panties (worth $1,900) were stolen at Augusta Mall in Georgia (Source).

4. Actor Pierce Brosnan learned how to breathe fire by studying circus arts at theatre school (Source).

5. A 40-foot tall tree fell onto the tracks of a roller coaster in Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Valencia, California), leaving 22 riders stranded for two hours before rescuers were able to successfully release them (Source).

Originally tagged by warriorprincesscupcake, but since this list was redone… I tagged myself, I guess?

Top 10 favorite characters, go!

1. Goo (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) 

2. Kari McKeen (The Incredibles)

3. Shego (Kim Possible)

4. Billie Robinson (Meet the Robinsons)

5. Mojo Jojo (The Powerpuff Girls)

6. Brian (Rainbow Brite)

7. Jamie Bennett (Rise of the Guardians)

8. Thumbelina (from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale)

9. Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (Toy Story 2)

10. Katsuya Jounouchi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Listed in alphabetical order by title. Redone from this list, but since these didn’t make the first cut. Said it before, and will say it again. These characters have consumed my life.

Tagging: the same people, and whoever else wants to do it.

(Source: mxssmurder)

Tagged by warriorprincesscupcake

Top 10 favorite characters, go!

1. Milo Thatch (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

2. The Royal Triplets (Brave)

3. Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls)

4. Franny Robinson (Meet the Robinsons)

5. Neil Downe (ParaNorman)

6. Rainbow Brite (Rainbow Brite)

7. Rapunzel (from Brothers Grimm’s tale)

8. Alfredo Linguini (Ratatouille)

9. Cupcake (Rise of the Guardians)

10. Sheriff Woody (Toy Story)

Listed in alphabetical order by title. I had a longer list, but a lot didn’t make the cut. This was like the Hunger Games of my fandoms, because it’d be a battle to the death for me to choose favoritism. Let’s be honest, these characters have consumed my life.

Tagging: ceruleanpen, sisaat, thatukulelechic … how many are we supposed to tag? Whoever else wants to do it, I guess.

(Source: mxssmurder)

Say 11 facts about yourself, then tag 11 people to do the same!

Tagged by sisaat.

  1. I have never gotten my driver’s license. I commute by bicycle, which I named August.
  2. I once almost got kicked out of an Applebee’s because the bartender assumed I was a minor trying to sit at the bar.
  3. I work at a Catholic school, but I’m not Catholic.
  4. I’m a native Californian, and I’ve only been outside of the state twice. I was four years old when I traveled to Toronto, Ontario. I traveled to North Texas nineteen years later, visiting Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth.
  5. I never attended preschool, but now I teach preschool.
  6. I’ve lived in the same house for twenty-six years. I moved in when I was half a year old.
  7. I recorded a demo of a song I wrote with Avril Lavigne’s guitarist. I ate cereal with his brother, who played for Demi Lovato.
  8. I once split my knee open on an ironing board.
  9. I have been to Disneyland ten times in my lifetime.
  10. My hair is about 2½ feet in length. It’s bone straight, which made it easy to measure.
  11. I’m really a unicorn. This is my human form.

Tagging… I don’t think I know anyone well enough to tag, and I doubt I can tag back the person who tagged me. It’s the rules. So I’ll just tag my sister, thatukulelechic, and extend the ten other invitations to whoever wants to do it.

Random Facts Friday (Week 13)

1. In 1970, Americans consumed 429 calories worth of flour and cereal products, and 349 calories from red meat daily. In total, Americans ate 2,109 calories a day. In 2010, they consumed 610 calories a day from flour and cereal product, 268 from red meat, with a total of 2,586 calories (Source).

2. In June 2014, a report of 59% American teenagers who are sexually active did not use condoms, an increase since 2003 (Source).

3. Germany ranks first out of the 16 largest economies in energy-efficiency policies and programs. (Source).

4. 150 homes were destroyed in a wildfire, the largest in Washington state’s history, this past July (Source).

5. Actress Leslie Mann taught herself how to ride a unicycle when she received one for Christmas at the age of 10, mastering to cycle backwards and curb-jumping (Source).

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