Wednesday, August 6, 2008

How many cheerleaders does it take to fill an elevator?

In Austin, Texas around 12 today, a group of cheerleaders in cheerleading camp decided to see how many people they could cram into an elevator. They managed to get 26 in there, but they were so tightly packed, the door wouldn't open. After nearly 30minutes, the fire department had to cut them out. If cheerleaders don't want to be stereotyped, they really should stop doing stupid things. You can read the article here.

So I'm a loser because I don't know what arsenic is. My best friend and I were talking about whether detox pills work on arsenic, and I wasn't totally sure what arsenic was. I'd heard it before, but I was thinking some kind of chemical weapon. She made fun of me for not knowing what she says is common knowledge. She says that when people think poison, they think arsenic. Okay...when I think poison, I think cyanide. I guess I have an insufficient knowledge of common poisons. Which leads me to my thought for the day, a question she actually brought up in this conversation:

What would happen if you dissolved a detox tablet with arsenic in a glass of water?

Since I know nothing about chemistry, and I obviously know nothing abut arsenic, I will leave you with that thought, plus an unrelated You Tube video.

What's more happy than the Spice Girls' "Wannabe?" I can never remember all their Spice Girl names. Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, and there's one more I always forget...oh, Ginger Spice. I just looked it up ^^


  1. The only reason I know what arsenic is, is because in the movie and musical Chicago, they talk about killing with it. The line is, "some guys just can't hold their arsenic." That's how I remember it lol.
    I saw Trish S, today at the hospital. I was there with my dad for work and I went to go get coffee and I saw her in the hall. She talked about you lol. All good things of course.
    OH!! And the cheerleader thing, you might want to remember that some (most) of the kids in newspaper and our school are like that. I would like to remind you of a similar group of people at newspaper camp also trying to fill the maximum capacity of the elevator. It's too bad they didn't get the fire department called on them, now that would have been exciting!

  2. Aww glad she said good things ^___^ I talked to her on the phone the other day.
    That's true...I'm going to live in my fantasy world and give them credit for not summoning the fire department. Haha, it would have made newspaper camp much more interesting if they did get stuck!