Saturday, May 10, 2008

It's Crazy Up In Here

My brain sometimes works in mysteriously strange ways and it doesn't always make sense in the beginning but sometimes in the end it all becomes clear. Well, clear to me anyways. Such is the way of the path my brain took today with some of the did you know facts that came up on my space. They change each time you go in & the 2 that came up for me are so different from eachother but for some reason my brain just started linking the 2 together & it turns out that they are more related than one would think. It would sort of be in a 6 degrees of separation sort of way but I don't ask why, I just accept it as creativity:-) So here are the 2 that came up & my thought process that ended up linking them:

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

Yeah, not sure why they'd come up with a law like that so I did a little checking & while I found some interesting info, none of it explained the law really. It may however provide another meaning for the saying "Can I get some fries with that shake?". What do you think??

The average person changes their career every thirteen years.

I've been in my current 'career' for almost 17 years (just 2 months shy). So I read this & take it as proof that I'm above average. SCORE!

Ok, there are the did you know facts (with some little side comments of course) now here is where my brain went with it all and in the end I just may have discovered the reason for the goofy law!

I've been with my current employer for 16 years & 10 months so it's 2 months short of 17 years. Well 17, minus the 2 leaves me with 15 & guess what that is? It's how old I was when I began working for Baskin Robbins back in my yonder years. It just so happens that Kentucky was also the 15th state added to the Union, in 1792 (1st degree).

If you transpose the 7 & 9 in 1792 you get 1972 and July 26th of that year is when I was born (2nd degree).

I then discovered Kentucky is ranked in 26th place for those states with the highest population (3rd degree).

For those that may not be aware, Baskin Robbins is an ice cream shop. Per a stupid law website I found I was able to get confirmation that the ice cream law is true for Lexington, Kentucky. (4th degree)

July then becomes of importance because not only is it my month of birth, it's also the month that I began working at the company that I'm currently with. It was right around the 4th of July actually. Well, I found that Lexington, Kentucky has a big celebration for the 4th of July (as most do) and it involves a big ice cream social. (5th degree)

Now Baskin Robbins is known as the home of 31 flavors. I'm not quite sure why because our store always had at least 34 different flavors at any one time. It was the year 2006 when I was actually 34 years old. Well, if you transpose 34 you will get 43 and it was also the year 2006 when Kentucky was ranked as 43rd in the nation for it's per-capita personal income. (6th degree)

So, in conclusion, there are 50 states, 52 if you count Alaska & Hawaii. I'm guessing that since Kentucky was ranked 43rd when it came to income, they most likely didn't have a whole lot of money. So when it came time for the ice cream social the law may have been put into place to avoid the sticky fingers... both literally & figuratively:-)

This all brings me to one other did you know fact I saw today which said:

Once a human reaches the age of 35 he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.

Since I am currently 35 & have been for roughtly 9 months & 16 days, that's about 2,030,000 brain cells that I've lost to date. That may just explain why it's so crazy up in here!


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