Yes, but how high does a flea jump while farting?

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?

Happy Easter

109 thoughts on “Yes, but how high does a flea jump while farting?

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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). 😛

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

    1. 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.

  8. 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!

    1. 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..?

  9. 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):

  10. 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!

        1. 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.

  11. Tar-Buns

    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!?!?!?

  12. 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 !

  13. 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).

  14. 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”.

        1. 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.

  15. 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..”

  16. 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! 🙂

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