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Pay it forward

This made me smile from ear to ear…so I simply had to share!

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Goo goo

What the flarp?

No, seriously — do you know what ‘flarp’ is?

I encountered this word yesterday for the very first time in an article online.  Thanks to the all-knowing, all-seeing Google, I soon learned that flarp is a liquid-like goo that makes a fart noise when you stick your hand in it.

Brilliant.

Flarp no doubt has a lot of admirers amongst the pre-teen set.  But what makes flarp rise above the farts it attempts to mimic is it smells good.  In fact, it comes in no less than six fruity aromas — orange, lemon, banana, strawberry, pineapple and grape.

You can see how that would beat the real thing every time.

Obviously, flarp entered the scene long after my childhood had passed.  When I was a kid, we were all about Silly Putty.  Silly Putty didn’t make any noise to speak of, and it came in only one color/smell combo — putty grey.

You could copy newspaper print and comics with Silly Putty.  Remember newspapers?  That stuff we used to read before the Internet?

You’re using your flarp right now to make fun of me…aren’t you?

Pfffttt!

Easy as pie

Celebrating a less traditional Turkey Day?

Me too!

But perhaps we should consider adding pumpkin pie back to the mix.

A new study reveals that pumpkin — one of Thanksgiving’s mainstays — has an exciting alternative use.

Chicago’s Smell and Taste Research Center found that men really like pumpkin, but not necessarily because of the taste.  Apparently the smell of pumpkin ‘turns them on’ more than any other scent.

The scientists measured arousal by the amount of penile blood flow.  (He he — I know, right?)  Vanilla and strawberry scored next highest in the study.

So…interesting stuff.

Of all the foods traditionally served at the ginormous Turkey Day dinner that I am purposefully avoiding this year, pumpkin pie is my favorite. I usually buy one at Thanksgiving and eat on it for the next week or so.  But this year?

I’m gonna save some to put behind my ears.