Ok, so in the previous “Italy In a Month of Colors” posts we’ve gone to some great lengths – wrestling with grizzly bears, fire breathing dragons etc etc… – to provide you good looking readers with some less common interesting facts. But, unfortunately it has taken its toll. We are veering away from the “snake pit” of information to preserve some much needed energy for our next destination. So, for Blu we’ve decided to creatively mold together some fiction that we hope you enjoy.
Elderly men in Italy have found a way to feel busy during their senior years by gathering below large paintings of themselves actually working many many years before. Scientists say that this imaginative working method can prove to have a great effect on their health and wellbeing.
The Italian bees have been taking lavender as an aphrodisiac since Dr B. Duro first discovered its special properties in 1708. This has caused an ever-increasing bee population throughout the lavender growing areas.
After a very serious dispute involving two Italian juniors and a calzone pizza, a law was introduced in early 1904 that upped the minimum age for buying a pizza from 2 to 5 years old. Although what followed was a vast improvement in pizza-order-communication-comprehension, the black market was soon saturated in fake I.D’s for those misbehaving miniatures.
Throughout most of the western culture “picking up” a woman or showing your single status could be described very easily. But, a few men in Italy still prefer the traditional way of expressing to the ladies that they’re up for the taking – Left hand on your nose and your right hand by your privates. Many people walking by don’t have a clue what’s going on…
One in five Italian women over the age of seventy will suffer from a chronic condition known as “mustawearablu”. The other four out of the five will also suffer from a chronic condition known as “mustawearablackandwhita”.
Approximately every 300 hundred years in Italy a phenomenon occurs and the color of the sky becomes over saturated, which in turn fools the human eye turning everything below the clouds colorless. This is caused by a strange occurrence called a “Blue-particle pull” which is happening due to a much stronger gravitational pull…somewhere…maybe…maybe not…
Blueberries have had a long and healthy history amongst the Italian culture for centuries. Before the advent of the Cliniques and Niveas, Italian women were known to mash blueberries to create a facial moisturizer that was second to none – vitamin packed smoothness.
Dropping your car keys in the supermarket car park doesn’t sound like a big problem in most places of the world. Venice experts believe there must be thousands of boat keys lying on floors of the canals. People who have sadly just dropped their boat keys into the water world can usually be seen rowing home in a hurry, in a race against time for the survival of their delicate buffalo mozzarella.
The numbers of pigeons on the streets of Italy are on a rapid decline due to one of its most feared predators – the toddler. Mesmerized by the innocent nature of the toddler, the pigeons waddle around within the playful proximity of these little humans, only to be terrorized by a strange giggling noise and suffocating teddy cuddles.
Along the coast close to Cinque Terre is home to the very rare Teleshell. These fascinating tubular shaped wonders can be used like binoculars. Some conchologists believe that some Teleshells have been known to show detailed images of the moon’s craters on a clear night. Finding one of these shells is also believed by few to be good luck…