Thursday, December 20, 2012

Guest Post by Theresa McClinton

I’d like to start with a big thanks to Monique Morgan for having me as a guest today. I can’t wait to hang out with you guys. I love hearing from readers, so if you have any questions or comments, I’ll be hanging out.

It’s unavoidable. Every time you go to a party, there will always be someone standing around who talking about all the things they know. Yes, things. Because lets face it, knowing “things” makes us look smart, and who doesn’t like to flex their brain in front of a crowd every now and then?

But have you ever come across the person who knows a lot of “things” that are of little to no use? Like, until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia, or forest fires move faster uphill than they do down.

I’m totally that person who knows a ton of mostly useless things. I just love facts. Some strange, some interesting, they are quite possibly the most entertaining tidbits of information I’ve ever come across. To know that every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate, or to know that an average cat has twenty-four whiskers brings me unbelievable joy. I haven’t the slightest clue why, but I figure as long as I’m learning something, my time is being well used. So, in the spirit of flexing your brain at parties to look cool, here are some random facts I think you’ll enjoy.


1. Alaska law says you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
2. In Kentucky, it’s the law a person must take a bath once a year.
3. In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.
4. In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum.
5. In Virginia, Chickens cannot lay eggs before eight o’clock in the morning, and must be done before four o’clock in the afternoon.


1. A crocodile can never stick its tongue out of its mouth.
2. By the time you say “three thousand puppies,” three thousand puppies are born in the U.S.
3. A coin is heavier than a hummingbird.
4. Every mammal on earth can jump except the elephant.
5. Owls are one of the only birds that can see the color blue.

Your body

1. Feet have five million sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
2. The reason your stomach acid does not dissolve the inner wall of your stomach is because it renews itself every three to four days.
3. A sneeze usually exceeds one hundred miles an hour, while a cough is only about sixty percent as fast.
4. It is impossible to tickle yourself.

About the Author:

A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa started her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and features articles to delve into the whimsical world of young adult paranormal romance.

Since then, Theresa has gotten married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and was repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having stepped foot on the soil of over a dozen countries, traveled to sixteen U.S. states—including an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, she will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.

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