Talk Like a Pirate Day:15 Pirate Phrases You Might Not Know

Talk Like a Pirate Day is in full swing and you can’t go anywhere without hearing a hearty “Aaargh.” Why not embrace the day and add a bit more variety to your buccaneer vocabulary?

– Take a caulk – To take a nap.

– Loaded to the gunwalls – To be totally drunk.

– Squiffy – Mildly drunk; tipsy.

– Chockablock – Very full.

– Dance the hempen jig – To hang.

– Cackle fruit – Eggs.

– Sea dog – Experienced sailor.

– Run a rig – Play a trick on someone.

– Bucko – Friend.

– Blow the man down – To kill someone.

– Landlubber – Someone who is unfamiliar with life at sea.

– Hang the jib – To pout.

– Coffer – Treasure chest.

– Splice the main brace – To have several drinks.

– Grog blossom – The redness on a drunk person’s nose or face

Since you’re already celebrating talking like a pirate, you might as well go the extra mile and chill like one! Grab a Bone Chillers Ice Mold and cool every beverage with swashbuckling success!

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You’ve probably seen us chilling around Facebook sharing deals, hot new products, new blog posts and funny pictures. But did you know we’ve been hanging out on Twitter and Pinterest, too?

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“Louie Louie” And The Best Job, Ever

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Last month, on International “Louie Louie” Day, Jessi discussed the lyrics to the Kingsmen version–which is, of course, the best version of the song.  In the post she detailed a search: an existential search to find the lyrics to this incredibly catchy song. Unfortunately, her search ended in failure. The result was inconclusive; and then Jessi decided that nobody understands what the song says, but, most importantly, nobody cares–the song rights regardless.  And she was right, as it were.

So the lyrics to “Louie Louie” are indecipherable.  Is it obscene?  Nobody knows.

But who cares?  The song rocks. Thats all that matters.

Unless of course you are the federal government.  Then the lyrics do matter.

In a recent Smithsonian article (found here) Rose Eveleth revealed a deep, dark comedic secret about “Louie Louie.”  The Federal Bureau of Investigation spent two years (TWO YEARS, you have to be kidding me!) analyzing the lyrics of this song.  Results: inconclusive.  After months and months spent in the lab, speeding up the record, and, alternatively, slowing down the record, nobody could accurately say what the lyrics were.  Talk about a boondoggle!

This discovery got me thinking. My brain whirred.

“How awesome would it be to work as the FBI agent assigned to the task of analyzing these lyrics?”  Greatest job, ever. That result, unlke the governments, is conclusive.

How awesome would that be if your job–what people the most powerful government on planet Earth paid you to do–was to listen to rock n roll records all day long.  I would ride that job out as long as possible. Seriously.  I would always say I needed more time and explain with something like, “Sorry, boss.  I am going to need another few more months on the “Louie Louie” case. I haven’t tried smoking marijuana and then listening to it play backwards.  I also need more speakers, a dance floor, and a liter of whiskey–to get in the obscene mindset, you know?”

That would be the life.  Lab experiments on rock n roll.  Who says the government wastes money and is inefficient? Fun sponges, that’s who.

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International “Louie Louie” Day – What ARE the lyrics anyway?

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April 11th is International “Louie Louie” Day. It’s been chosen for the original artist, Richard Berry’s, birthday. The version we all remember, however, was recorded by The Kingsmen in 1963. It’s amazing that a song that absolutely no human alive actually knows the lyrics to is still so recognizable and loved, but there’s no doubt it is.

What the crap are they singing, anyway?

Here you go…

After watching it twice, I still have no idea what was happening with that song, but there are two things I’m completely sure of:

1. The rules of English grammar are more like guidelines for that guy;

2. It’s still totally killer in the catchy tunes department.

So, five decades later, the song that nobody understands, but everyone sings along with lives on, just as it should.

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10 Fun Facts about Frogs

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LED Frog Key Chain

Did you know that April is Frog Month? If you haven’t started celebrating these awesome amphibians, there’s still plenty of time, so hop to it!

10 Fun Facts about Frogs

  • You can tell the gender of a frog by its ears. If the ears (right behind the eyes) are as big as the eyes, the frog is a boy. If the ears are smaller than its eyes, it’s a girl.
  • Frogs are amphibians because they start their lives in the water as eggs, then turn tadpoles with gills. They can’t live outside of water until they’re fully developed.
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Frog Silicone Pot Holder
  • There are hundreds of species of frogs and they’re not all green.
  • In the winter, frogs hibernate.
  • A group of frogs together is called an army.
  • Unlike most animals, frogs don’t drink water with their mouths, but absorb it through their skin.
  • Despite the popular myths, touching a frog won’t give you warts and if you kiss one, he won’t turn into a prince.
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Frog Ear Buds
  • Some frogs can lay up to 20,000 eggs at a time.
  • Frogs don’t close their eyes, even if they’re sleeping.
  • Frogs use their muscular, sticky tongues to catch their food.

Have a hoppy Frog Month and share these fun facts about frogs with your friends.

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20 funny facts about your body

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Your body is a pretty interesting machine. Did you know any of these funny facts about your body?

* The 500,000 sweat glands in your feet can make over a pint of sweat every day!

* When you’re scared, you make more earwax than when you’re relaxed.

* The strongest bone in your body is the femur, also known as your thigh bone.

* Your middle fingers grow their fingernails faster than the others.

* On average, you have about 1,460 dreams every year.

* Your brain alone uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream.

* Every part of your body has the ability to repair itself but your teeth.

* Your blood is six times thicker than water.

* The hair on your face grows faster than any other hair on your body.

* Your nose and ears continue to grow your whole life.

* You burn more calories when you’re asleep than if you’re sitting watching TV.

* Your tongue print is as unique to you as your fingerprints.

* The cornea of your eye gets its oxygen supply from the air. The rest of your body gets its oxygen from your blood.

* When you’re born, your eyeballs are already fully grown.

* There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body!

* On average, you lose between 60 to 100 strands of hair.

* The sound you hear if you crack your knuckles is actually the bursting of tiny pockets of gas.

* Your teeth started growing six months before you were born.

* Your left lung is smaller than your right so there’s some extra room for your heart.

* Everybody’s body chemistry is different, so every body smells different — unless you have an identical twin. Then you two would share the same natural scent.

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Trivia Time: 15 Fun Beer Facts

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It’s Friday! Who can’t wait to get their beverages on?

To kick off the weekend, we thought it would be awesome to celebrate that frothy drink of the gods…BEER!

Here are 15 fun facts you may not have known about brew. Pop a top and enjoy!

1. King Gambrinus was known as the “patron saint of beer.”

2. Someone who collects beer bottles is known as a labeorphilist.

3. The most expensive beer in the world is called “Tutankhamen Ale” and is made according to a recipe found by archaeologists in Queen Nefertiti’s Temple of the Sun in Egypt. The first bottle produced sold for $7,686.

4. In Germany, you can refresh yourself with beer ice cream…on a stick.

5. The strongest beer to be brewed was limited edition Sam Adams MMII, only 3000 bottles were available.

6. Braxator means brew master in Latin.

7. Most beers are categorized as either “ales” or “lagers.”

8. In ales, yeast is fermented at a higher temperature and floats at the the top.

9. The yeast in lagers is fermented at a lower temperature and doesn’t hang around the surface.

10. St. Arnold was known as the “patron saint of brewing.”

11. Belgium has the most individual brands of beer – 400!

12. In medieval Europe, housewives were as responsible for brewing the household beer as cleaning and cooking.

13. Beer is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage.

14. Prohibition in the US lasted Prohibition lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32 1/2 minutes – not that anybody was counting.

15. A vat holding over100,000 gallons of ale exploded in a London brewery in 1814. This sent a beer rushing down the street which destroyed two houses and a pub, killing eight people. A ninth died of alcohol poisoning the following day after indulging in too much of the “free” brew.

Bonus Fact: You can find all kinds of cool beer and wine gifts on the FunSlurp.com Drinking Gear page.

24 Days of Christmas Fun: Day 22 – Gifts for Hunters

Unboring Gifts: Hilarious Hunting Trophies

Hunting is manly. It’s been manly since man began. That’s a fact. It’s all kill or be killed, provide for your family, chest-beating manliness and we’re all for that testosterone charged goodness…in our own funny, not killing Bambi’s mom and freezing in a deer stand at 4AM, field dressing a carcass kind of way.

So, for the hunters…or wannabe hunters…on your Christmas list, we recommend these hilarious gifts for hunters.

Inflatable Moose Head

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Not only can they quickly blow up and mount this moose on any wall in their homes, but because it’s inflatable, the moose head can travel in the cab of pickup truck too!

Buck the Singing Deer

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Real trophies can’t serenade people with Sweet Home Alabama. This alone makes Buck superior to any stuffed deer head.

Trophy Key Caps

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Have trophies, will travel. Is that a bear in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? You get the point.

Don’t leave the hunters in your life out in the cold this Christmas. Head over to FunSlurp and bag them some sweet gifts for hunters today!

Hurry! If you order today, your gifts will be shipped by Christmas!