The Weird Wild World: NaPoWriMo 2018, Apr 30

The Weird Wild World 

One hundred fifty calories is what you burn away
per hour if head-banging is how you spend your day;
but if you’re prone to thinking great thoughts you merely may
burn 50 calories per day, or so the experts say.

A raccoon group’s a nursery and bullfrogs do not sleep.
There are no bridges on the Amazon, although it’s very deep.
A human nose remembers fifty thousand scents.
No telling which ones please it or which ones it resents.

The average woman spreads her height in lipstick each five years,
and hippo sweat turns scarlet when they are immersed in fears.
If you find these facts astounding, as strange as facts can get,
please do not attack me. Just check the internet!

The last NaPoWriMo prompt for 2018 is: write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird

9 thoughts on “The Weird Wild World: NaPoWriMo 2018, Apr 30

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’m just trying to figure out how they figured out a nose could remember fifty thousand odors. Whose nose did they test and how did they test it? Must have taken years… ha.


  1. Manja Mexi Movie

    Hehe, quite unbelievable, especially about no bridges on the Amazon. But I believe you, as much as the Internet. 🙂

    First I wanted to write about my favourite riddle: If today is 0 degrees C (freezing point), what will the temperature be tomorrow if it will be twice as cold? But then I realised I wanted to put an end to the April poetry sausage more, and this is what I did:

    Thank you for reading, Judy, always. Have an excellent May and beyond.



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