Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Question of the Week

You know how you have to dry grapes in the sun to make them into raisins? Well, if you soak a raisin in the water for long enough, then will it turn back into a grape? 

I told you some of these questions are just plain silly - so don't tell me it's stupid! :D Oh, and if any of you try it out (I can't, I'm out of try-able raisins) then would you please let me know? Thanks. 


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Question of the Week

Sorry I forgot to post on Sunday - stuff happened. I was busy. So anyway, here's this week's (belated) question: 

Can people who were born blind dream?   

I don't mean to offend anyone, I'm just whole-heartedly curious. For those who know me well, you guys know that this kind of stuff coming from me is as casual as night and day. For those of you who DON'T know me, well, now you know. Problem solved. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bollywood . . . ON ICE!

Seen Bollywood dances on screen? Well, now you're about to see one on ICE! Here's US National Ice Skating Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White dancing to a mix of songs from the Bollywood movie Devdas. For those of you who haven't this classic, go rent it right now and watch it!! For those of you who have seen it, sit back and watch your fellow US performer skate to some favorite songs. 


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Question of the Week

I think I'm gonna post a Question of the Week every week on Sundays, because that's the first day of a week. So hopefully, I'll be able to follow through with this one, because I don't have school or homework or anything like that getting in the way. Anyway, here's this week's question - it's a serious one, by the way. 

Why don't fast-food chains like McDonald's sell hot dogs? I mean, they sell burgers and french fries and onion rings and smoothies and water, but they don't sell hot dogs. What's wrong with hot dogs?

Have you ever wondered this? Well, join the club.  

More riddles . . . just because I like them

Riddle #1: 
Mountains will tumble, 
temples will fall, 
and no man can survive 
my endless call. 
What am I? 

Riddle #2: 
No legs have I to dance, 
No lungs have I to breathe, 
No life have I to live or die, 
and yet I do all three. 
What am I? 

Riddle #3: 
I never was, am always to be 
No one ever saw me, nor ever will 
And yet I am the confidence of all 
to live and breathe on this terrestrial ball 
What am I? 

Good Luck! I'll post the answers as a comment for this post, not on the actual post itself. Keep checking back, and have fun guessing! 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Riddles . . . dedicated to Sakib (who won both "Name that animal" rounds)

Here's Riddle #1: 
- What is the only thing broken when it is spoken? (Ha ha, I didn't mean to rhyme there, just happened coincidentally). 

Here's Riddle #2: 
- What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

And here's the last one:
- The beginning of eternity; the end of time and space; The beginning of every end, and the end of every place. What is it?  

Hint: The answer's right in front of you . . . 

Answers will be in the comments whenever. Keep checking back! (Look in the comments, though, not this actual post if you want the answers)  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Song lyrics

This is one of my favorite songs. This song reminds me of the supposed romance between Queen Katherine of England and her first husband, King Arthur, Henry VIII's older brother. I'm not sure whether or not it was real, but it's very emotional when you read it in the book titled The Constant Princess written by Phillipa Gregory, who USA Today calls the "queen of royal fiction" and she is, if you've read The Other Boleyn Girl, which she also wrote. Ever heard of the movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman? Yeah, well. That's the series that it's part of. 

Anyway, these are the lyrics. I always used to play it whenever I was reading that book - for the beginning part, it definitely goes. It's called, "My heart belongs to you" and I"m listening to it right now. 

Through the window of my soul 
all the secrets that I hold
will be yours to share for always, always 

Like a whisper in the wind 
a gentle breeze touches my skin 
and I know you're with me always, always 

I can feel it in the air 
the fire that we share 
can only come from deep within 
It's a light that burns so bright 
it guides you through the night 

And leads you to me 
So find your back and 

Hold me, touch me
let the love come rushing through me
I'm yours with every breath I take 

Forever and ever 
Hold on to love 
'cause deep down that's what we're made of 
Never let go for my heart's sake 
'cause my heart belongs to you  

I lie awake to hear you breath 
Only you can fill the need 
that builds and burns so deep inside me, inside me 

As the moon lights up the sky,
there's a thousand reasons why 
my heart will only beat for you 

You're the reason that I live 
so know all I've got to give 
I give it to you
Just don't fight the feeling 

Repeats chorus 

Don't give up, but just give in 
I will be always be there with you 
Waiting for you 
Love will see us through 

Repeats chorus 

My heart belongs to you 
My heart belongs to you 
My heart belongs to you 
To you  . . . 

*Sniffle, sniffle* Ain't it just beautiful? 

Random Fact

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. if the horse has all four legs on the ground the person died of natural causes. 

Name that animal . . . discontinued

I'm sorry to say that from now I'm discontinuing "Name that animal" because, firstly, I'm getting kinda bored of it, and the only one who gets the animal is my fellow blogger Sakib. So, congratulations, Sakib!! Oh, and I still don't know what your dedicated blog post is gonna be about. Give me some time to think on that, okay? 


Question of the Week

This week's question might sound funny, but I actually mean it for it to be serious. I want a true answer to this question. So here it is: 

What do the letters in P.U. (as in, "P.U., that stinks!") stand for?