This is such a dangerous question, but it could be fun. What weird thing did you Google and learn today? Maybe we can share notes.
Not today, but the last time I answered this question on Twitter, I answered The color of a chicken’s egg is determined by the color of the chicken’s earlobe.
Today I learned that the HTML produced by Scrivener 3 on MacOS will cause the editor on Discourse to choke when creating the preview if you use bold and italics heavily in your manuscript.
So, I learned what Tapioca bubbles are! Not weird, but really cool!
Today I learned that while generally speaking the amount of weight you can lose in three weeks is 10lbs, it takes a week or so to starve to death unless you’re eating just a little something. (Provided they have enough water.) So if you’re slowly starving a character to death, if they eat a little bit over the course of three weeks, they can lose 40-50lbs!
I was the first morbid one.
I learned that you have to consume rather a large quantity of foxglove for it to be a reliable poison, so my scenario where the housekeeper just adds a few dried flower petals to her master’s willowbark tea to ‘put him out of his misery’ might not be realistic.
Wow, really? I always thought it was deadly poisonous. Maybe try a few drops of antifreeze. The stuff that goes in a car. That’s pretty deadly.
Today I learned that if you’re a lucid dreamer, what you eat could have an effect on what you dream about.
That’s what some of the stuff I looked at said. Like if you eat fish, you’re more likely to have a bad dream.
Today I learned that diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (type of brain cancer) in children is one of the more fatal kinds, and develops ridiculously fast.
I learned how to alphabetize a row in a table in Apple pages. It didn’t work like I thought it would. I also learned what names are Irish, Scottish, or Celtic. It was very enlightening.
Oh yes, those names are fun.
That’s a pretty fine-tooth comb.
Today I learned that diagramming is not required in every country in the world. Time for me to move.
@Lilyanabell Like what kind of diagramming? Like sentence diagramming? Or something else?
@SepiaAndDust Yes it is, but everyone in my Camp Nano story needs to have a Scottish/Irish/Celtic name because of where it’s set and what time frame it’s in.
Sentence diagramming. Kind of wild that it isn’t everywhere, although it confirms my claims that it’s extraneous and unnecessary.
Best bet is Behind the Name. Don’t miss the categories at the bottom.
I LOVE Behind the Name! They’re so amazing.
I actually didn’t mind too much… Too many of them and my brain might leak out my ears, but in small amounts they’re ok. lol