The Most Amazing Thing I Learned This Week

by Ken Mueller on March 29, 2013 · 6 comments

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There’s this thing called the Internet, and it’s full of all sorts of information. And then there are these things called books, also full of information. And people! People are full of information as well. As you engage online, read books, or talk to other people, you are bound to learn something new. All the time.

So this week’s edition of the Friday Blogging Experience (formerly the Friday Blogging Experiment) asks the question:

What did you learn this week?

If you take some time to think about it, you’ve probably learned all sorts of cool things that could be completely random, or perhaps related to your life or business. Either way, we’ve all learned something.

This week, I have two interesting little facts to pass along.

The first is related to my FBE post from a few weeks back, On the Street Where You Live. I talked about the fact that I live in Ross Street, and just a block away is a monument to George Ross, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The monument is on the site of his home. On further research, I found out something even more interesting: apparently the home down the block from me wasn’t his main home. George Ross actually lived at the intersection of Duke and King Streets in Lancaster. The house here on Ross Street was his “summer home.” For those of you not from the area, this might not seem odd, but the fact is, his “summer home” was only one mile from his main home. In the same city. Now perhaps that was fairly “normal” back in the 18th century for the wealthy, but it still seems odd.

The second thing I learned was from my son who was doing some research online. He was looking up something about camels on the San Diego Zoo website. It turns out that camels don’t spit. I always had heard they do. But in fact, they aren’t spitting. They are actually vomiting on you. Yes, they bring up the contents of their stomach, mix it with saliva, and then project it at you. Yup. Go figure.

Now it’s your turn!

What did you learn this week?



 The Most Amazing Thing I Learned This Week

I like learning. Thanks! And thanks for the tip of the hat pingback. Cheers! Kaarina

KenMueller moderator 1 Like

@KDillabough Well good! But...what have you learned this week? You didn't tell us.


@KenMueller I learned that in Armenia it is compulsory for children to learn to play chess, and that more than $3million has been spent for schools to have chess equipment and learning aids in all schools. Wow...checkmate :)

JillMeredith 2 Like

Here an interesting fact about an animal: The only animal with four knees is the elephant. Who Knew!

KenMueller moderator

@JillMeredith Well, that's kinda cool, Jill! Thanks! Let me know when you hear more regarding our discussion.


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