Monday, February 08, 2010

CAN IT BE TRUE THAT ...

... Wasps taste like pinenuts



... A friend at school once told me that everyone has a double somewhere in the world but if I saw mine, I’d die. I’m still half-excited, half-terrified. Just as I like to imagine my double is.



... My heart beats over 100,000 times a day … and it only feels as if it can break



... Villagers in remote Central America still wear clothes dyed purple by the tears of sea snails



... Leo Tolstoy rewrote War and Peace eight times



... A field of broad beans in flower will smell of Chanel No 5 at night



... Women ask three times more questions than men. Really? Really? Really?

5 comments:

Nik Perring said...

"Villagers in remote Central America still wear clothes dyed purple by the tears of sea snails" is something I will love and cherish for a long, long time.

And the No 5 one. But the tears of snails. Love it.

Nik

SARAH SALWAY said...

Beautiful, isn't it? And I'm writing a story which includes it right now!

Nik Perring said...

You have no idea how happy that makes me. That, I sooo want to read!

Steph said...

Well, if Leo re-wrote his stuff eight times over, there surely is no hope for the rest of us! Glass half-empty today...

SARAH SALWAY said...

And that's without computers, Steph!