Funny Facts For Fun, From The Heart
The Heart of Caregiving, A Guide to Joyful Caring
In my new book, “The Heart of Caregiving, A Guide to Joyful Caring”, I share the six dual principles of care for self-care and caregiving. Caregiving principles include; DIGNITY, INDEPENDENCE, SAFETY, COMMUNICATION, INFECTION CONTROL AND PRIVACY. Self-Care principles include, FIT, FUN, FREE, FAMILY, FINANCE and FUTURE. Providing the dual six principles of care for self-care and caregiving provide more balance for caregivers and loved ones. When caregiving and self-care principles are practiced together, they compliment each other. FUN and INDEPENDENCE, for example. Caregivers may encourage independence, allowing caregivers to have more fun while providing dignity and respect for loved ones. Because FUN is one of the six principles of self-care for caregivers in my new book, I want to share the following fun facts with you. Hope you get some chuckles and ‘aha’ moments, as I did.
“Go” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
Killer whales are not, technically, whales. They are orcas, a relative of the porpoise and the dolphin.
If you stroke a shark from nose to tail, it is smooth. If you stroke it the other way, it is rough, and on some species,
-can even give you hand lacerations.
Elephants are the only land mammals that can’t jump.
More about elephants: If you add up the circumference of two feet, you get exactly the elephant’s height.
Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane expends more energy than all of the nuclear weapons in the world combined.
On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
90% of all New York cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.
Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
A snail can sleep for three months.
Americans eat on average 18 acres worth of pizza every day.
Reprinted from “Rick Frishman’s Wednesday Tips”
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