I have found two things in the last two days that I am completely baffled by, the first being this mythical creature, not the unicorn, but the cute little narwhal, I didn’t know until yesterday, and thanks to “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” that the narwhal is not mythical at all, it is a true creature that lives in the Arctic Ocean, and their skin is chuck full of vitamin C. I am completely stymied by this discovery. I can’t stop thinking about them. How could I have lived this long without ever even hearing of a narwhal? They have officially replaced the Liger as my favorite animal.
The second thing I didn’t know until today (thanks to my father-in-law that grew up a poor child in Arkansas in the 30’s) is that people use to use these as toilet paper.
Yes corn cobs. I looked up corn cob as toilet paper, and it is totally true, it said that some people used to hang the cob from a string so it could be re-used, and people who were more affluent had disposable cobs.
Which leads me to wonder if that is where the term “corn hole” comes from?