Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Your Turn

How many texts a day do you send?

73 comments:

T. E. Cuz said...

depends. some days its 20, some days its 200.

VIPblonde said...

This many

Liv said...

Texts? 3.

Sexts? 460.

Priorities.

AJ said...

Probably 2-5 between the Hubby at work and a few more random ones a day. Depends on the day though.
What cracks me up is how much my 62 widowed father texts. Way more than me. I blame his gf. LOL.

DewieTheBear said...

Zero.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Male spiders are almost always smaller than the females and are often much more colorful. Some males are so small that they actually look like they're newly hatched.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

While most spiders live for one year, a few may have more than one generation each year. Some spiders can live 3 to 4 years, and certain tarantulas are known to live for 25 years or longer.

Ruby Soho said...

A lot. Don't know about per day, but I average over 2500/month
Now ask me about actual phone calls. Less than 10/month, and that is only bcuz my Gramma cannot text so I have to call.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Locusts can eat their own weight in food in a day. A person eats his own body weight in about half a year.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Out of every 1,000 Mosquitos, one female carries a disease that could be fatal to humans.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

There is only one insect that can turn its head — the praying mantis.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey!

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Dragonflies can fly up to 50 miles per hour.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

There are nearly as many species of ants (8,800) as there are species of birds (9,000) in the world.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia, and South America.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Indian moon moths are able to smell the pheromones of a potential mate over 6 miles away.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Some wasps sleep (and even hibernate for months) while hanging by their teeth.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Houseflies can taste with their feet — they have taste buds on them.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Only three kinds of animals fight battles in formations: humans, crows and ants.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

With the exception of one family, all spiders are venomous.
Spiders use venom to subdue their prey. The venom glands reside near the chelicerae, or fangs, and are connected to the fangs by ducts. When a spider bites its prey, muscles around the venom glands contract, pushing venom through the fangs and into the animal. Most spider venom paralyzes the prey. The spider family Uloboridae is the exception to this rule; its members do not possess venom glands.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The largest tarantulas have a leg span of nearly 10 inches, or about the size of a dinner plate.
Even spider lovers might have trouble sitting still with a 10-inch tarantula headed toward them. Movie directors love to feature tarantulas in their horror flicks, which has given these big, fuzzy spiders an undeserved bad rap.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Tarantulas defend themselves by throwing needle-like, barbed hairs at their attackers.
If a tarantula does feel threatened, it uses its hind legs to scrape barbed hairs from its abdomen and flings them in the direction of the threat. You'll know it if they hit you, too, because they cause a nasty, irritating rash. Some people may even suffer a serious allergic reaction as a result. The tarantula pays a price, too – it winds up with a noticeable bald spot on its belly.

Barton Fink said...

Me, ten. My boyfriend, five hundred.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Tarantulas can regenerate lost legs.
Because tarantulas molt throughout their lives, replacing their exoskeletons as they grow, they have the ability to repair any damage they've sustained. Should a tarantula lose a leg, a new one will reappear as if by magic the next time it molts. Depending on the tarantula's age and the length of time before its next molt, the regenerated leg may not be quite as long as the one it lost. However, over successive molts the leg will gradually get longer until it reaches normal size again. Tarantulas will sometimes eat their detached legs as a way to recycle the protein.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Little Miss Muffet of the nursery rhyme really existed. She was the daughter of Dr Mouffet who believed spiders had healing powers when eaten.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Spiders digest their food outside their body.

phoenix said...

None. Technology is taking over real life imho.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

A spider eats the used silk of an old web before spinning a new one.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Although spiders have eyes, they do not see well. Instead they use vibrations, which they can sense on the surface of their web. The tiny bristles distributed all over a spider’s body surface, are actually sensitive tactile receptors. These bristles are sensitive to a variety of stimuli including touch, vibration, and airflow.

phoenix said...

Although, spiders seem to be taking it over today, lol

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

You Will Eat Over 70 Insects And 10 Spiders While You Sleep In Your Lifetime

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Ants don’t have enough mass to die on impact, no mat­ter the height.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Did you know that those spiders with hair on them are mammals, and thus produce delicious (and unusually cold) milk. Spiders produce milk using the same glands that they produce silk threads with.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Did you know that a spider egg contains as much DNA as four humans combined? And that's just one of the unborn spiders, the entire egg sac outnumbers the population of India

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Did you know that spiders cannot physically die of natural causes? If kept safe, a spider can continue to live and grow larger for a theoretically unlimited amount of time. In fact, in China there exists a collection of 'holy' spiders, hatched some 2,800 years ago during the height of the Mang-Tsun dynasty.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The most valuable spider is the Kenyan Applecrosser. These elegant spiders actually grow beautiful, near-flawless emeralds on their abdomens.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The largest spider ever observed by scientists was over 8 feet long and weighed in at 530 pounds. It was actually immobile though, it's legs had been broken long ago by merely carrying its own weight

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The Orange Magma Spider can resist heat up to 5,300 degrees F. Ironically, they exist only at the southernmost tip of the South Pole's largest glacier.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Harvard Neurologists have discovered that an average spider's brain possesses a greater mental capacity than the world's most brilliant scientists. If their brains didn't lack a cognitive lobe, they'd be more intelligent than Einstein

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Did you know that spiders are almost all homosexual? Their species evolved to be that way as a form of population control. That's why there are so many male spiders and so few female. And that's also why the queen kills the male after mating with it, because she views him as a genetic anomaly

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The United States government spends over four percent of its GDP on methods to eliminate spiders - that's more than the war on terror, the war on drugs and the national parks program combined!

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Not only is owning large spiders legal, in some places it's mandatory! In the Sandwhich Islands British zoologists issue spider kits to natives when they reach the age of sixteen. The spiders are necessary because they ward off a host of local bacterium that would otherwise be dangerous to humans. Anyone found to be without their spider can face stiff fines or jail time.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

The Bajillion Spider of South Africa is one of nature's most bizarre spiders. Each single spider is actually recursively composed of thousands of tiny spiders that together form a group consciousness and work together as one collective.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

A spider's carapace, if sufficiently scaled, could adequately shield a nuclear blast

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Spiders can sustain hundreds of atmospheres of pressure, and can work flawlessly in a vacuum. Scientists have discovered spiders working at both the bottom of the sea and in the ultra-thin atmosphere thirty miles above the Earth.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

DID YOU KNOW THAT READING FACTS ABOUT SPIDERS AND INSECTS IS WAY MORE INTERESTING THAN READING ABOUT THE TEXTING HABITS OF TOTAL STRANGERS??? YES! IT'S REALLY TRUE!

Fluffy White Clouds said...

Last month I sent 1,000 texts. Most are work related. Though some days many are sent and others none.

I love spiders.

DewieTheBear said...

Ann Nah/Marcie/canopener, please take your meds and turn off the laptop for a while.

@phoenix, glad someone is with me on no texts a day!

Tillie said...

I would rather read 100 posts by Ann nah nah than some of the vomit inducing posts by some of the new regulars

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

@Doodie: You are so right. I took my meds and realized that my facts about spiders and insects were OT. So, here are some interesting facts about texting just for you!


Over 18.5 billion text messages are sent each month.

The first text message was sent in 1992 and SMS was launched commercially for the first time in 1995.

SMS stands for Short Messaging Service

Texts are limited to 160 characters because that's the average amount written on a postcard.

Cellphone companies earn $60-70 billion each year off text messaging.


95% of all text messages are delivered within 10 seconds

The peak hours for texting are between 10.30pm and 11.00pm

51% of women would rather receive a text message than a card on special occasions

95% of all incoming text messages are read.

2 out of 3 Americans are texting on a regular basis

The response rate to text messages is on average over 90%

People who text more than 120 times a day are more likely to be binge drinkers or drug users.

Half of adults surveyed say they still prefer a regular phone call than a text.

Only 10% of text messages are spam as opposed to 65% of e-mail being spam.

77% of people have admitted to text messaging while driving.

An overwhelming 75% of teens admit to text messaging while driving.

Of all cell phone related tasks, talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone, texting while driving is the most dangerous.

You are 23 times more likely to have a crash, driving while texting.


200,000 vehicle crashes each year are linked to texting.

85 percent of 16-year-olds have a cellphone

24% of 17 year olds admit to sexting.

Text messages are usually read within 15 minutes of being received and responded to within one hour

According to Nielson, teens average sending around 100 text messages, per day.










Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

And just because I care, here are some warnings about the dangers of texting and driving.

IT CAN WAIT.



FACT #1
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #2
A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #3
Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (2009, NHTSA)

FACT #4
Using a cell phone while driving, whether it's handheld or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (2009, University of Utah)

FACT #5
20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (2009, NHTSA)



FACT #1
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #2
A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. (2009, VTTI)

FACT #3
Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (2009, NHTSA)

FACT #4
Using a cell phone while driving, whether it's handheld or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (2009, University of Utah)

FACT #5
20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (2009, NHTSA)

FACT #6
In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. (2009, FARS and GES)

FACT #7
The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group. 16% of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving. (2009, NHTSA)

FACT #8
Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (2005, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

FACT #9
49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #10
60% of drivers use cell phones while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #11
57% of drivers rate themselves as better than the average driver. (2011, Harris Poll)

FACT #12
An online survey of 1,999 teens ages 16-19 found that 86% had driven while distracted even though 84% know it's dangerous. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #13
34% of teens who drive while distracted simply say they're used to multi-tasking. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #14
32% of teens who drive while distracted don't think anything bad will happen to them. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

FACT #15
22% of teens who drive while distracted say it makes driving less boring. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #16
21% of teens who drive while distracted say they're used to being connected to people all the time. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #17
35% of teens who drive while distracted don't think they'll get hurt. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #18
20% of teens who share vehicles had texted while driving, compared to 35% who own their own cars. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #19
23 is the average number of texts per month that teens who text and drive admit to sending. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)

FACT #20
77% of young adult drivers are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving. (Ad Council, 2011)

FACT #21
55% of young adult drivers agree that it's easy to text and pay attention to driving at the same time. (Ad Council, 2011)

FACT #22
85% of respondents who text while driving agree that texting while driving is a problem and 89% recognize that the behavior reduces reaction time. (Ad Council, 2011)

FACT #23
Brain power used while driving decreases by 40% when a driver listens to conversation or music. (2008, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon University Study)

FACT #24
49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #25
44% of adults say they have been passengers of drivers who used the cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in danger. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #26
36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because of their own or someone else's distracted driving. (2010, Pew Research Center)

FACT #27
While over 90% of teen drivers say they don't drink and drive, 9 out of 10 say they've seen passengers distracting the driver, or drivers using cell phones. (2006, National Teen Driver Survey)

FACT #28
Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens. Alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped, but teenage traffic fatalities have remained unchanged because distracted driving is on the rise. (2007, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Study and NHTSA Study)

FACT #29
About half of drivers 16 to 24 said they had texted while driving, compared with 22 percent of drivers 35 to 44. (2009, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)

FACT #30
In a study over 18 months, college students using a sophisticated driving simulator showed an eight times greater crash risk when texting than when not texting. (2009, University of Utah Study)

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

dOOdIE: The first 5 are so important, I double posted them. Thanks for steering me in the right direction in this thread! xoxo, Kym

Count Jerkula said...

How many texts? It depends on how many womens need motivation for bean flickin.

Gayeld said...

The only way to make sure a Black Widow is really, truly dead, is to smash it beyond recognition.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

P.P.S. Doodie:
Do your homework! There are at least 5 Marcies. I've cleared as a suspect. It's Ann Nah Nah Mess/canopener/Kympossible. I look forward to annoying you in the future. Hugs!

Gayeld said...

The venom of a Daddy Long Legs is more toxic than that of a Black Widow. However, because of the way their bodies are shaped, they can't bite something as large as a human being, so they're considered harmless.


Also, they're crunchy and yummy covered in chocolate.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Gayeld: Black Widow spiders are our friends. They aren't aggressive and kill lots of insects that feed on shit (literally) and spread harmful bacteria.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Gayeld: Very true about the Long Legs. Couldn't eat one, though. We have a pet Tarantula and a pet Emperor Scorpion. Loves me some arachnids!

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

So most spiders are homosexuals? They should be in hollyweird.

iheartjacksparrow said...

I send two or three a month, and I'm too lazy to do the math to figure what it comes out to per day.

DewieTheBear said...

@Ann, really "Doodie"? Are you ten years old?

Anyways, little girl, I'm done with this thread. Keep posting away until the orderlies announce lights out.

Dingle Barry said...

Can't they all? Please Santa, that's all we want for Christmas.

Ann Nah Nah Mess said...

Howdy Doody! Better? Actually, I'm 9, but I'm advanced for my age. And the orderlies let me stay up as long as I want, as long as I keep my clothes on and don't talk about the rabbit that's stalking me, or tell everyone that I'm John Wayne's ghost. (Shhhhhhhh. I really am!)

phoenix said...

@DewieTheBear, thumbs up!

Bailey Quarters said...

@Dewie. I don't send any texts either.

car54 said...

I never text unless it is answering something someone texts me.

I have my personal and work emails on my phone and I probably send and receive up to 200 emails a day easy and when I am not at my desk, I do that on my phone to keep up.

RowdyRodimus said...

Zero. I hate texting. We got rid of telegraphs for the phone, why turn our phones into telegraph machines?

Leslie Taylor-Grover said...

I would prefer to get instead of talk on my cellphone. I know that's awful, but I send and receive beaucoup texts a day! Too many to count.

Jenn said...

20 to 30, maybe.