In 1930, April 18 to be exact the BBC announced ‘There is no news today’ and played piano music instead.  Of course that left all the lonely and depressed people who are most likely to binge-watch television/radio twiddling their thumbs.

Remaining utterly ignorant of the significant mystery of the numbers ‘172’ which can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill and in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.   I, of course, have a theory involving a bottle of Jack Daniels a guy, a gal, and the inability to get the full phone number before passing out….

But maybe it was a police officer, diligently trying to get that teeny, weeny yellow bikini’s particulars because everyone knows in Rochester, NY it’s against the law to go swimming in public without having your bathing suit inspected by a police officer. (How did I get from Washington to NY?  I did mention a bottle of JD was involved, right?)

Sheesh even, I, knew that just like the very relevant fact that manatees possess vocal chords that give them the ability to speak like humans, but they can’t because they have no ears to hear the sound.  Relevant?  How you say…?

Bikini?  Manatee?

See I knew you’d get it.  Just like our final tidbit that it’s against the law to plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.


The bottle of JD? Newp, I have no idea.  Not even gonna try.

Why am I telling you this?  Well it comes down to a recent study that concluded that people who put faith in the honesty of others were more accurate when determining if someone was lying to them.

My point?   Its totally obvious what the elephant in the room is!  We can draw a reasonable conclusion that the BBC has 172 reported cases were mermaids and manatees are two separate mammals.

Obvious?  Totally!  Jack Daniels anyone?

Listening to:  Highway Don’t Care, Tim McGraw &M Taylor Swift with Keith Urban playing a mean guitar.

Image: Jeremy Worst, Dancing with the Devil