Thursday, May 15, 2008

and another lovely new cover

Current work: MH duo book 1
Listening to: Kathryn Williams
Reading: thinking about the next on my TBR pile (got caught up in research last night)

More nice post: cover flats for my US August release, One Night, One Baby.

And a few little facts to amuse you (well, they amused me). Feel free to add more in the comments – although I’m not in need of distraction right now, I do enjoy this sort of thing.

  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter A? One thousand. (“One hundred and one” etc cannot be included because “and” is not a number.)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed only with the left hand.
  • A dentist invented the electric chair.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • The “sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

5 comments:

Nell said...

I was told ages ago by a police forensics chappie that everyone has different ear prints too - I never checked that out but it sounds plausible.

nm8r67 said...

never posted here before, but i'm very excited about reading this book. it's torture having to wait for it because i love all the books of yours i've read thus far. thanks for posting the cover.

debW

Shirley said...

I love stuff like this. And why am I not surprised that a dentist invented the electric chair? :o)

Melissa Marsh said...

Our tongue prints are different? Wow. Had no idea about that!

Kate Hardy said...

Nell - that's interesting = thank you :o)

Deb - lovely to see you here. Thanks for all your support on e-harl.

Shirley - I thought you'd appreciate that one.

Melissa - my thoughts exactly when I discovered that!