Did you know…..
- A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person?
- An estimated 200 languages are spoken in New York City?
- A flea can jump 200 times higher than the height of its own body?
- For every one person on the planet, there are an estimated 200 million insects crawling around?
- That this is my 200th post?
What? You don’t care? Eh, I don’t blame you. But it seems like such a monumental milestone for me. It ranks right up there with giving birth twice and saying “I do” to my husband. And it’s only taken me almost three mind-numbing years of blogging to get to this point.
So as my gift to all of you–my dear devoted readers with zero free time on your hands–is a super short and sweet post. Along with a sincere thanks for sticking with me and reading my stuff.
And photos of my daughter coloring Easter eggs.
I’ll leave you with one more fun factoid: Did you know hard boiled eggs smell exactly like 200 cows farting 200 times in rapid succession?
109 thoughts on “Yes, but how high does a flea jump while farting?”
My son would love these facts. Happy 200th.
It was fun sifting through all the odd 200th facts on the web this morning, these were my faves by far.
Happy Easter, dear Darla. What adorable pics. I plan on coloring eggs with my Mom this weekend.
Happy Easter to you and your mom, Jean! I have to admit, I had more fun coloring the eggs than little Miss J did.
Happy 200th! Here’s my gift to you … My son told me he pooped an alligator yesterday. Just a fun little fact from my household. 🙂 hahaha
Oh my! (said in my best George Takei voice) My daughter is often telling me details about her poop that frankly, I’d rather never know and certainly not find out first thing in the morning while I’m eating oatmeal.
Dinner. That’s his preferred moment. of course
WOO-HOO!! 200!! Go shawtee, it’s ya birfday! You go, girl!
Ahem . . . sorry about that. Please forgive me for that embarrassing outburst.
Congratulations on this most honorable accomplishment, my dear. Kudos to you. Tut tut and all that rubbish.
…go shawtee! it’s ya birfday….and we don’t give a f*** it’s not your birfday… (busting out in a full-on cabbage patch dance)
congrats — love all your posts – funny and smart and your daughter is a cutie-patootie
Thanks and she really is too cute for her own good. I think the teen years are going to be hell.
yes, yes they are—
You really need to work on your “lying through your teeth” technique, I’d sleep better at night.
Congrats on the 200th…..also the methane gas, the gas produced by cows, humans and rotting vegetation, is a greenhouse gas on par with CO2… many large dairy farms are using their manure gas to power their dairies and selling their excess back to the grid. On another note, sadly we won’t be dyeing eggs this year, I think.. thanks for sharing. I love dyeing Easter eggs… it’s so much fun.
It really is astounding the amount of methane is produced and how it’s affecting the greenhouse effect. (I have no idea if I used effect/affect correctly there, but I’ll go with it anyway)
Coloring eggs is fun. I have never missed a year, even before I had kids, I would still do it.
I was wrong, I did comment! Happy New Year!
Congrats on the big 2 0 0! I must say it certainly swells with wonderful and may I add, useful facts. I have always wondered about cow farts and now, because of you, I have my answer. Thank you!
Your daughter is adorable and dying eggs was certainly one of my favorite mommy activities. Easter isn’t the same without blue fingers around the house..enjoy!
Aw, thanks so much, Life! What’s bad is my fingernails seem to be permanently stained blue and green now. Oh well, I needed a new manicure anyway. Hopefully we’ll be able to hide these eggs outside on Easter for the first time in years. We won’t have snow and it’ll hit 50 degrees. wahoo!
Here’s to 200,000 more posts! Thanks for the pictures of Cutie McCuteness and the eggs. That 1000-watt smile is a great jump-start to my day.
Cutie McCuteness is currently running in circles around the house, throwing her Barbies everywhere. Looks like her medicine’s finally kicked in.
Well done, I’m glad I found your blog, if only recently. Your daughter is too cute! I love my little blonde haired blued eyed beauty, but I’m a sucker for big brown eyes on little girls too. Here’s to a couple hundred more!
She does have the biggest, brownest eyes, along with these super long lashes I would love to have. Thanks for reading and sticking around. I think the next 200 posts might happen in 5 years but I have hope I’ll get there one day.
Congratulations on 200 posts and happy Easter. Your daughter is adorable. But thanks a lot, now I don’t know what to eat for lunch (as the hard boiled egg I am carrying has suddenly lost its appeal). 😛
Thanks, Lisa! I have about a dozen hard boiled eggs sitting in the fridge so every time I open the door, I’m suddenly not hungry anymore.
I’m braving the egg now. Wish me luck.
Happy Easter to you and your family, Darla. Congratulations on reaching your milestone. Keep crunching those numbers 🙂 and posting photos of your beautiful little girl.
Happy Easter to you too, Judy.
A little early for learning in our little corner of the world, but my son and I appreciated those fun facts. Congrats on hitting 200!
Thanks so much and my kids had a good laugh over some of the facts I discovered this morning, my son especially thought the farting cow one was hysterical…no clue why…
Happy 200th!! Yes, we do care. 🙂
Your daughter’s adorable by the way.
She is an amazing girl, Lily. So much more mature and smarter than I ever was at her age. Smarter than I was at the age of 20 for that matter.
Here’s to 200 more!
thanks so much, Cutter!
200 Bravos! 🙂
Awesome! Congrats on 200! I just checked and I’m five posts behind you. At the rate I’m going I’ll hit 200 by summer! Keep it up!
I hear you, I was hovering at around 190 for an eternity. I only post once a week so it really does take me months to get in ten posts.
Congrats on your 200th! You are the second post today to mention farting in the title. I don’t know what that means, but I’m pretty sure the universe is trying to expel methane. So… look out for that. And avoid open flame.
I thought that because this was my 200th post, why not stoop to a new low and put the word ‘farting’ in the title? Only seems fitting. What was the other post? I’m dying to know now.
A guest post on Ironic Mom’s blog. “We Do Not Use Jesus and Farting In the Same Sentence.” Or something very similar to that.
Haha, happy 200th! I love the pose your daughter makes in the second one. I don’t know any kids that ever do that (cough thing one, thing two). When Thing Two was a baby, her 4 year old sister would somehow end up in all the photos – she’d just stick her head in with a precious pose, just like that, right beside the baby. Hilarious.
And yes, the eggs do smell that bad. Good for you for dying them. I took the lazy way out and used plastic eggs with candy in them!
What kills me is I took about 20 photos of her and in each one she struck a new pose, like she was a fashion model and I was a photographer snapping a million pics. “OK…now you’re happy. Sad. Angry. Brooding.” I predict she’s an actress one day.
For my youngest: actor, teacher, lawyer, party planner, drill sergeant (anyone who gets to instruct others on what to do and never, ever gives up.)
Congrats on your 200th post! Your daughter sure knows how to work the camera. She’s beautiful! After reading this post, I’m reminded of just how stinky boiling eggs can be. The sulfur released during the process will certainly make me gag. My sense of smell seems stronger than a bloodhound these days.
Happy Easter to you and your family, Darla!
I remember when I was pregnant, certain smells were unbearable. Hope you’re feeling good and Happy Easter to you too.
Why *do* eggs smell so bad? And why do dogs’ feet smell like Fritos? These are the questions of the universe that I ponder daily.
teehee. It’s a wonder why I actually love to eat egg salad sandwiches. I remember bringing one to work and leaving in the fridge and my co-workers would be livid because everything would end up smelling like farts. Oops..?
Whoo-hoo Darla! 200 posts — Congratulations! We do care. And we love those fun facts to know and tell.
Now to help you celebrate — I give you Charlie Chaplin and his flea circus (the kids will LOVE it):
I loved that!
I knew you would. I saw it first when I was about 6. Your kids will love it.
200! Well done! Gosh, Julia is such a doll (looks like her momma)!
PS – Farting is ALWAYS funny. Unless you’re being farted on–that’s never funny.
Let me guess, you have a brother? Or is this more directed toward your hubby?
Brothers. Two of them. My husband KNOWS BETTER. (At least he does now.)
Well, that depends…how long you two been married? Because I’ve found once you get past a certain point in marriage, the farting begins anew. 😉
Congrats, Darla. Can you believe I am 150 posts away from 1,000? Project 366 did wonders for my stats. (smile)
Thank you for the bits of information you shared, which I will now share with my boys. I’ll be seen as a cool Mom. Woo hoo!
Get out. 1,000 posts? That is amazing, Lenore. Wow, I will never get to that many. Kudos to you!
Awwwwwww………she’s a cutie!
thanks, twindaddy, she was sick all week, so to see her back to her normal self really made my day.
Oh no! It’s horrible when they’re sick.
It really is, the world is basically turned upside down. I knew there was a problem when she refused a chocolate shake and just wanted to lay down and be quiet. She’s missed three days of school too. At least now she’s on meds and can go back to school tomorrow.
If they skip desert you know it’s bad. Poor baby. I’m glad she’s feeling better now.
Congratulations on 200 posts!!!! I always enjoy your wit and humor, as well as your handsome kids! We won’t talk about how few posts I’ve done. Maybe I’ll get re-energized over spring break next week!?!?!?
Yeah, get back on the bloggy wagon there, Tar. Enjoy your spring break!
Darn.. Interesting and life changing facts indeed. And here I was going round with the bragrights that the weight of all the world’s ants is equivalent to humanity.
Super sweet photos (: Have a great easter !
Aw, thanks and I hope you have a good holiday as well!
Congrats on 200 posts! Looking forward to 200 more! 🙂 Your daughter is a cutie…must be the good genes… 😉
You wrote 200 posts and all we had to do was read them, laugh and enjoy. I think you got it backwards on who should be thanking whom. Thanks Darla, for 200 wonderful posts!
You are too kind, Dave. Always so supportive, too. Even though I’ve hit 200 posts, I still cannot believe anyone out there ever wants to read any of them.
I want to read most of them, unless I’m feeling cantankerous or I have a sty in my eye or something.
Congratulation on giving birth to 200 posts and 200 times saying “I do” to the Publish button. 🙂
And, of course, on your amazing daughter.
Love your comment, X. With some posts, it almost feels like giving birth.
DPeeeeeeeeeeeee! 200 posts!!! I’m only sad that I haven’t been around for all 3 years, and that you get to spend every day with Miss J and I don’t.
You, and your 200 posts, rule (boys drool).
It certainly seems like you’ve been around all three years, JD. Feels like I’ve known you forever.
Congrats! Maybe you will get 200 comments! 🙂 BTW, your daughter is beautiful and precious! 🙂
200 is a good solid round number to aspire to…thanks! My daughter really lifts me up and brightens every day. She is an amazing girl.
200?! Daaang! Very impressive!! And you already know this, but your daughter is adorable (as always)!
That’s how I felt, Carly: Daaaaaang! I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to get to 200. But I’m finally there. Now what’s left? 300? Too much pressure.
Happy 200th, Darla! It looks like you have 2,000 comments! Sheesh! You are amazing, girl!
thanks, Renee. I have some amazing readers here and am so grateful for them.
Congratulations! And for the benefit of anyone who’s reading this and is wondering what “200” means, here’s a helpful explanation from the Wikipedia page about the number 200, which actually exists:
“200 (two hundred) is the natural number following 199 and preceding 201”.
Wow, Laura. You knowing (and providing) this information is just so…so…helpful. Can you come over to my place and color code my sock drawer?
Hahaha! God, I am sooo relieved you’ve cleared that mystery up for me, Laura. Where would we be without the Internet?
Congrats! But I’d like to test your theory of the cow fart against my husband. I’d say he’s 200 times likely to kill the cow.
Same with my husband. (heavy sigh)
Happy 200th! Love your blog!
Thanks so much and welcome!
What? Your Easter egg coloring cups match the colors? You are just way too Pinterest for me.
So sweet to see your daughter coloring eggs.
Ooh, Pinterest…blah. I joined it but have zero desire to do anything more than that. It’s way too much work for this lazy mama.
200, that is awesome and should be celebrated! Your daughter is adorable.
I felt like I should mention to SOMEONE that I managed to crank out 200 posts. I figured you guys would appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that went into it. Thanks, Val.
I suspect you are right, we all appreciate you hard work and everything.
I could say the same to you– it’s painful sometimes to let stuff out, isn’t it? but necessary. For me, it helps the healing, whether it’s a funny or sad post. Thanks for all the support, Val, it means a lot to me.
Congratulations Darla! How did I miss this post??? I just saw you at Good Greatsby’s place.
200 is amazing if you were anything like me and papers for school “hung over my head.” I would rather write blog posts than a lot of things! If my husband was reading over my shoulder, he would say, “than going to the grocery store..”
Thanks, Susie, I saw you shared it on twitter. I should really start to go on twitter more. I have to admit I love blogging and I’m a geek, etc etc. It’s all true.
My daughter is reading over my shoulder, howling. Good on you for #200!
Thanks, El. Hope you’re doing well! Enjoy your holiday weekend.
Happy Easter Darla. Love the humorous take on your milestone. Fantastic.
Happy Easter to you too, Renee!
You’re daughter is adorable! Looks like you guys had tons of fun with coloring the eggs. Happy belated Easter. 🙂
Congrats on your 200th. I finally made my 100th and I thought that was an accomplishment.
100 is an accomplishment! It took soooo long to get to 200. I felt like I’d never get there.
Your daughter is adorable, and congratulations on 200 posts! My post today marked 150. They are milestones, aren’t they. Thank you for the interesting facts to include fart facts; I can always use more of those! 🙂
Aw, thanks so much, Maddie! You are getting up there to the big milestone too. Congrats on you 150th!
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I snickered 200 times…..more or less.