Two things that baffle and befuddle have recently come to my attention. They are beyond comprehension. They are an illustration of why human beings make no sense in nature.
The first is my discovery that my new home state of Tennessee has not one....not two....but NINE official state songs. I kid you not.
I thought the official state song was "Tennessee Waltz".
Sure enough, it is. But so are eight others!
---My Homeland, Tennessee (1925)
---When it's Iris Time in Tennessee (1935)
---My Tennessee (1955)
---Rocky Top (1982)
---The Pride of Tennessee (1996)
---Smoky Mountain Rain (2010)
The latest song to be voted as "the official state song" is entitled "Tennessee", written by John R. Bean of Knoxville in 1984.
I guess politicians just feel good when they can vote "yes". One lawmaker quipped that if they can vote for one more official state song, they will have enough to cut an album.
The second unbelievable fact I have uncovered in my readings is the incredible fact that there actually exists a Phallological Museum in the Icelandic village of Husavic.
Yes, my friends.......this glorious museum has on display the world's largest collection of male sexual body parts. There are 276 exhibits. You have GOT to be kiddin' me. One of the "highlights" of this vast collection is a 170 centimeter (67") penis of a sperm whale. Another prized item is an unusually large member from a Canadian walrus. Another item is a set of lamp shades fashioned from bull testicles.