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Monday, February 13, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Just the Name Facts, Jack…
The Mechanical Contrivium

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Bonne Marie!

  1. In a pinch, the skin from a shark can be used as Bonne Marie.
  2. Bonne Marie can squeeze her entire body through a hole the size of her beak.
  3. An average beaver can cut down Bonne Marie every year.
  4. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten Bonne Marie.
  5. Antarctica is the only continent without Bonne Marie!
  6. Bonne Marie is the traditional gift for a couple on their third wedding anniversary!
  7. Bonne Marie will always turn right when leaving a cave.
  8. Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath to cover up Bonne Marie.
  9. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and Bonne Marie would be as small as a pea.
  10. Bonne Marie is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than Bonne Marie!

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…if you try this, leave your URL in the comments
and we will come Have a HOOT! with you!


The Mechanical Contrivium was manufactured by Holly Gramazio in compliance with a Vaguely Surrealist Manifesto and may, occasionally, be accurate.

27 responses to “Monday, February 13, 2006”

  1. Marnie says:

    Love it! My favorite for me is:
    The risk of being struck by Marnie is one occurence every 9,300 years!

  2. Jan says:

    I did the trivia list last month…quite funny.

  3. I am a new knitter and always want to know the ‘right’ terminology! It is good to know that Purlingology is the study of purling.

  4. natalie says:

    My personal favorite when I tried this:
    “Natalieomancy is the art of telling the future with Natalie.”

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    For the Heck of it, I ran “chic knits” throught the Contrivium…


    7. A bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and Chic Knits.

    Who Knew? :)

  6. Theresa says:

    I made everyone at work do this, too. We laughed
    ’til we cried!

  7. Stacey says:

    I love this trivia generator. Have been plugging in randon words all morning for giggles. Okay back to work now….

  8. Leah says:

    I did it too! Had to hold my place until I could get an update on my Olympic project posted!

    Fun, fun!

  9. Amy says:

    I rarely do these things, but couldn’t resist. So much fun. Thanks!

  10. Ellen says:

    We’ve got number 7 in common. Wanna go cave hopping together?

    Where do you find these things?
    It’s hilarious!

    I waited to have my coffee this morning to play.

  11. Laura says:

    I tried Laura and got one accurate one: 10. Peanuts and Laura are beans! (My old nickname was Bean, due to my propensity for wearing this great old brown handknit zippered cardigan — my great aunt knit it, albeit for my older brother when he was small, and when zipped up on an adult woman it gave me a pinto-bean-esque figure and hue)

  12. margene says:

    That is one of the funniest things I’ve seen going around!

  13. Inky says:

    Inky will become gaseous if her temperature rises above -42

  14. Cathy says:

    Hey mine mentioned the Olympics. Perfect LOL.

  15. Stacie says:

    Apparently, I can’t sweat and all the swans in England belong to me! :)

  16. Lizz says:

    I did this at the beginning of the month. Here’s the link if you wanted to check it out

  17. stephanie says:

    Over 2000 people have now climbed stephanie, with roughly ten percent dying on the way down.

    Grapes explode if you put them inside stephanie!

  18. stephanie says:

    Sorry, I had to do a second one:

    In Chinese, the sound ‘copyright’ means ‘bite the wax tadpole’.

  19. meg says:

    Fun! It’s a lie, however, that “Meg cannot swim.” ;-)

  20. Tracey says:

    Tracey has a bifurcated penis

    It’s so scary it’s rather funny.

  21. Liz Doninger says:

    I’m concerned about my 336 dimples….

  22. ingrid says:

    Ingrid can eat up to four kilograms of insects in a single night.

  23. Gaile says:

    I think this could have been true in years gone by:
    “Contrary to popular belief, Gaile is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases she may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.”

    Thanks for link, and the laughs!

  24. Amy Lu says:

    I don’t know if I appreciate #7, thought it might be true,

    #7. Amy Lu can be seen from space.

    I suppose with all those bananas growing on me, it might be possible.

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