| Matt Facts: Matthew dislikes drinking cold drinks from coffee mugs. He also hates plastic forks. | | Did you Know? Toothpicks are overrated. | | Words of Inspiration: "You can tell a lot about a fellow by the way he eats Jelly Beans" – R.Regan | | Did you know? There are no Pez Facts. Pez is, in fact, not factual. | | Matt Facts: Matthew's fortune cookies always predict success. | | Words of Inspiration: When I'm sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead - Barney Stinson | | Did you know? "Buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo” is a gram­mat­i­cally valid sentence. | | Matt Facts: Matthew is best served on the rocks with a slice of lemon. | | Words of Inspiration: "Life is futile." | | Did you Know? Dinosaurs and Dandelions is the name of a popular blog that has been around since the 15 April 2010 | | Matt Facts: Unlike some people, Matthew only celebrates his birthday once a year. | | Words of Inspiration: "I'll be back" - The Terminator. | | Did you Know? The two modern breeds of Cocker Spaniel, American and English, are thought to have been descended from only two dogs? | | Matt Facts: On the second to last full moon of the year, Matthew develops an itch on his right shoulder. | | Words of Inspiration: “You can do it!” - Rob Schneider, in every Adam Sandler movie ever | | Did you know? Lettuce is often eaten raw. | | Words of Inspiration: "Science is always at work and never sleeps – just like Rust" | | Did you Know? When you dream, every­thing you see in that dream, you’ve seen before in real life. | | Matt Facts: Matthew officially endorses the Cadbury's Moro bar as being delicious | | Did You Know? A tadpole is also called a 'pollywog'. | | Matt Facts: Matthew has his own Facebook fan page. Creepy. | | Did You Know? Cats sleep for 70% of their lives. | | Words of Inspiration: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it." - Gandalf. | | Did you Know? This is the end. The journey ends here. Then it starts all over again. |

Monday, 25 February 2013

Echo Golf Golf Sierra

Eggs. We all love them, they're delicious (and easy to cook!). Most of the eggs we humans eat are chicken eggs, chickens were domesticated from Jungle fowl in subtropical southern Asia around 7500 BCE. I bet us humans have eaten a hell of a lot of chicken eggs since then.

The egg carton was invented in Canada in 1911. A wonderful invention, the egg carton holds eggs. Usually six or twelve. Sometimes ten.

You can cook eggs many different ways. You can boil them, fry them or even scramble them. To scramble them though you probably need to add some extra ingredients. Like milk and butter.

Because Americans are weird, the United States Department of Agriculture classifies eggs as meat. The USDA also recommends refrigerating eggs to prevent the growth of Salmonella. Good advice.
Did you know that? I didn't. That's a lot of eggs. Oracle Team USA are the current holders of the America's Cup. They won the cup in 2010 after a long legal battle resulted in their super huge trimaran defeating Alinghi's slightly smaller catamaran. Despite being held in the dead of night (NZ Time), the races were phreakin' amazing to watch, with the trimaran spending most of the race with only one hull in the water and at times sailing four times faster than the wind speed. Awesome.

The Cup is named after the first yacht to win it, America. The New York Yacht Club won the first race in 1851, making this the oldest active international trophy in sport. When the NYYC finally lost the cup in 1983 it ended the longest winning streak in sport.

Oracle Team USA will defend the cup later this year. Three challengers will compete for the right to face them; Artemis Racing from Sweden, Luna Rossa from Italy and Team New Zealand from RIGHT HERE IN LITTLE OL' NEW ZEALAND. We are going to kick some arse. I can't wait.