Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Did you know?

Some random trivia from the huge files of nonsense in my brain...

  • Tanzanite was originally called "blue Ziosite", but the name was changed to Tanzanite for the stone's origin on a recommendation from Tiffany's as it was felt that the word "Zoisite" was very close to the word "suicide".
  • My name, Tamara, means palm tree in Hebrew.
  • You have approximately 10 000 tastebuds on your tongue.
  • The medical word for "man boobs" is gynecomastia.
  • In Japan, sushi chefs spend their first year of training purely on hygiene.
So did you know that?

10 comments:

sleepyjane said...

No! I didn't know any of this. :0 That last one about sushi chefs is particularly interesting to me, which I find strange as I don't even eat it.

Hayley said...

Wow...didnt know any of these either!

Cam said...

Amazing. :)

I have a book for you to read, the name escapes me, but it all random answers like that...from the dudes from Qi...will find out the name for you.

Did you know my word verification says 'immur?'

SonnyVsDan said...

i think by tomorrow i might have forgotten them again..i did know the gynaecomastia thing though.

Point?

Neon Tiger said...
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Cam said...

The Book of General Ignorance

very good :)

Paula said...

I'm going to keep "gynaecomastia" in my dictionary. It's so friggin funny.

Shayne said...

Thanks for sharing this information with us - very kind of you.

Tanzanite does sound far better. And i'm amazed that we actually have any sushi chefs - they must be bored out of their mind after the first year!

Damaria Senne said...

No I didn't know. Did't know there was a rock called Tanzanite to be honest. Had to google and ask to see an image:-)

And I like man-boobs better that watchamacallit I can't remember.

Tamara said...

SvD: Dude, are you blogging anywhere of late? I miss your posts. And there is no point - just random trivia.

Cam: I must get my hands on that!

Shayne: Most of our "sushi chefs" in SA are not Japanese and are not properly trained. Also, SA sushi is bigger than it's meant to be because Saffers demand more food for their money ;-) I learnt all of this on my sushi course. Very interesting stuff!