Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Useful information

Echoing posts seen pretty much everywhere, here are:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Ancrene Wiseass!

  1. In Eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from Ancrene Wiseass.
  2. During World War II, Americans tried to train Ancrene Wiseass to drop bombs.
  3. The liquid inside Ancrene Wiseass can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
  4. The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as Ancrene Wiseass.
  5. Ancrene Wiseass can only be destroyed by intense heat, and is impermeable even to acid!
  6. A rhinoceros horn is made from compacted Ancrene Wiseass.
  7. Over half of Americans are officially Ancrene Wiseass!
  8. The pigment Indian Yellow was manufactured from the urine of cows fed only on Ancrene Wiseass.
  9. Humans share about fifty percent of their DNA with Ancrene Wiseass.
  10. Ancrene Wiseass is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.

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