Day 63: People Are Strange

For the 4-Play of my writing today, I watched cheesy videos on the Internet and learned:

59 million people have listened to a lady repeat the phrase “sitting on the toilet” about sixteen times. I played it twice and tried to count, and gave up. It ends with a flush.

19 million watched a “fat kid on rollercoaster” for 57 seconds. Who posts that?

35 million people watched a ninja baby for 36 seconds. That one was sort of cute.

10 million watched “young girl drops c-word on national TV…Twice.” It was on the Today Show.

Now I’m watching something called “Extreme Face Omelet.”

Each day I live, I become more confused by culture.

It’s been about an hour, and I’ve yet to find something I’d actually want to share with you. Except for the fact that my husband thinks I’m stranger than ever.

After watching freaky eaters, strange addictions, soggy flappy faces in slow motion, and Weird Al, and the like, I am quite worried that if alien life forms have access to human’s video clips, they’ll choose to extinguish the entire human race.

I’ve concluded: People are Strange.

At least we’ll always have the Brady Bunch.

My husband wanted me to remind you that the Brady Bunch lost to the dog act when they did their Keep on Movin’ dance scene.

Today, I was planning to share a story about how I was beaten with a board by strangers when I was a little girl. Now, after my introduction, I’m laughing and realizing child abuse just doesn’t fit with the feel of this post. So I’m keeping with the Strange Theme.

Unverified Strange Facts About People

Unverified because I’m not in college anymore, and I do not want to back things up with research ever again! Please keep in mind, my idea of strange is subjective and may not accurately represent your idea of strange.

  1. Some people let snakes slither on their backs for a snake massage. The treatments are said to ease migraines and soothe sore muscles.
  2.  In a sleep study researches discovered dreams prevent psychosis.
  3. Charles Dickens slept facing North. He believed this act would improve his writing.
  4. There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
  5. Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
  6. In a survey Americans revealed banana was their favorite smell.
  7. Married men change their underwear twice as often as single men.
  8. On average 100 people will choke to death on ballpoint pens each year.
  9. On average a person farts 14 times a day.
  10. The earth could be repopulated to its current population level by the number of sperm that could fit in an aspirin capsule!
  11.  You are actually reading what I write in detail.

*Important side note: The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you will have a bad dream. That’s why I’ve had so many bad dreams since moving to Washington State.

Famous People With Autism (Unverified but cool!)

For those of you who need more:

Weird Laws Around the World

Top Ten Festivals for People to Throw Things


28 thoughts on “Day 63: People Are Strange

  1. Sam, I don’t know if you’ve been nominated for this before, but I’m nominating you anyways 🙂
    For what? The Versatile Blogger Award!
    I love reading your posts every day. You have a great way of writing that is both eloquent and engaging, and I’ve enjoyed each post you’ve done- be they happy, serious, goofy, or sad.
    So, I wanted to nominate you 🙂
    If you want to check out the rules and details, head over to and poke around!
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
    – Anastasia

    1. Anastasia ~ You have such a pretty name. Thank you for your kind words. Very much appreciated. I’m glad you appreciate my diversity. It’s always so very nice to know a reader likes my quirky blog. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. Did you like the photo today of the dog and ape? I thought you might, when I picked it out. Have a good Monday. 🙂 Sam Thanks for the nomination. I have been nominated. But it is super nice to hear it again.

      1. Sam, I thought you might have been, but figured I would let you know anyways 🙂 I’m glad you like my name- it was a bit of a pain to learn to spell as a kid…so many letters! Everyone had these short little 4 or 5 letter long names, but not me! I’m sure you had fun with yours too though since they’re similar lengths. I did like your picture of the day, it certainly made me smile 🙂 Although, I was disturbed by the ‘snake massages’… I am definitely NOT a fan of snakes, so that mental image made me shudder just a bit. I did get a bit of a giggle about the “married men change their underwear twice as often” though.

  2. I have to agree with you whole-heartedly. People really are strange!
    I love just randomly watching YouTube videos. And, the best ones are of the strange people in this old world. You mentioned a great variety of them and I am both impressed and…a little jealous! lol Jk. Great job. I agree with the above, your posts are very versatile.

    1. Hi Scott,
      Agreed then. The earth is occupied by a bunch of strange people! Not us, though. hee hee
      Yes, my brain, I suppose is versatile, as a form of surviving. I hope this weekend has been a good one for you.
      Just returned from the Hunger Games; I really enjoyed it, and all the underlying messages.
      Thanks for coming by again, and for the comment. 🙂 Sam

  3. Oh, c’mon…I know I only fart about 8 times per day.

    This is some funny stuff. Always enlightening. (And if I told you how many times I’ve watched “cat scared by xmas tree” on youtube, I’d be giving myself away.)

  4. Hey the 11th point reading your post in detail i do it every time…its fun and informative
    about the first one..snake god a snake slithering over my body..i will either die from not being able to breathe or create some sort of record for not breathing for the longest amount of time… way pain is bad but snakes no way ..not even if they grow angel wings and a halo..
    You are so right about people being strange, I have seen people stealing things and eating stuff at supermarket and not even bothered to pay….. then they stare at kids with autism and i think ya right you are normal……
    what a fun post
    Sam you are genius
    love and hugs 🙂

    1. I so enjoy everytime you visit my blog. The energy you leave behind is like the fragrance of a flower: a sweet yellow rose. You are so positive and supportive. People are blessed to have you in their lives. Tonight, is my first night I get to read blogs while resting on my couch. I got a laptop, and my back is so thankful.

      No snakes for you! I could maybe do snakes, if they were little. Could not do roaches or spiders.

      Ego is inflated by the “genius” — so I’ll have to forget you said that. hee hee
      Lots of hugs from across the oceans ~ Sam 🙂

      1. Hey i did not know there was this superb choice between snakes,roaches and
        I am thinking an elephant leg..just one leg on my back and all my back pain will be gone for the next whatever lives left 😆

  5. Is that a lady who does the SITTIN’ ON A TOILET! ? I totally thought it was a guy (even with the scarf). Laughing now!!

    Well, I was one of the millions who have watched it, yes.

    This was a really fun post – fantastic. Totally love Weird Al Y. He’s great at EVERYone he does!!

    After reading this post, I think you could win a debate on it: YES, PEOPLE ARE STRANGE!

    1. Very possibly a man sittin’ on a toilet. My husband thought a man, too. I’m tempted to go back and check, but will stop myself. lol
      At least you knew exactly what I was talking about. Glad you liked the post. I admit, Weird Al has got talent! I like his parodies.
      Thanks for the read and the words. ~ Sam 🙂

  6. We are an odd nation at a unique point of history. How marvelous all our diverse strangeness is!

    And this:

    6.In a survey Americans revealed banana was their favorite smell.

    Excuse me, but BLAAAAAHHHH!

    Double blah.

    i could get behind vanilla, cinnamon, or even Down April Fresh. But bananas. Blech!


    1. An odd nation, indeed. Probably always odd, but now it’s broadcasted for all to see. I love vanilla and cinnamon. My favorites would be rose water, sandalwood, lavender, cedar, the forest—I could go on. Banana makes me think of banana slugs. Thanks for making me smile. 🙂

  7. I was never and will never be one of those million of people to watch those videos. Just sayin’!

    I hate bananas! It is the one food that Daniel eats consistently at least twice a day. I feel like the universe is torturing me I cannot stand the smell, the feel, the texture, nothing about bananas! EVER! I am a banana hater, forgive me, but I am. Ok, ok I know the universe is not torturing me, maybe in a past life I was a very bad monkey. :-/

    Dreams are my psychosis!

    What is underwear?? Lol! I kid! I kid!

    1. 🙂 lol. I have a good friend who fears bananas. Her face turns just on the mention. I imagine your face appearing the same way. Thanks for brightening my day with your humor. “Dreams are my psychosis!” ha, ha….I so get that. I’m glad you didn’t focus on the aspirin part — lol
      Sam 🙂

  8. Sigh….my kids wanted to know why I had to read the fart thing out loud. Hehe. I suppose strangeness is relative but sickens would have made me a bit nervous had he been turning beds around. LOL

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