How to Get a Girl to Like You in Middle School

March 23rd, 2011

Young love can be fun, exciting and even a bit confusing. It can be a little scary when you are trying to tell the girl of your dreams that you like her. You’ve been catching yourself staring in her direction, admiring her pretty hair and listening to her laugh when she talks to her friends. But you can’t seem to wonder… Will she like me? And how to to get her to like me if I am in middle school?

First, get to know her:

Girls can be hard to understand. It’s also hard to understand the type of boys that a girl likes. Some like the cute and athletic type. Others like the mysterious rocker guys. Then there are the shy ones, nerdy ones, jokers, bad boys and the players. A good way to find out what kind of guy that your dream girl is into, is to talk to her friends. One thing that you should always keep in mind, is to stay true to yourself, and never be someone who you aren’t. If you find yourself pretending to be someone that isn’t you, then the girl may end up not liking you at all.

When you talk to your crush’s friends, find out about what types of activities that she likes. Does she like to go bike riding? Is she an animal lover? What are her hobbies? Once you find out what types of activities she likes to do, you can invite her to do something with you. You can ask her to go on a bike ride to the park, or to a nearby petting zoo. If you take interest in the things that she likes to do, she might start looking in your direction more often too.

Next, get attention:

If you are trying to get a girl’s attention in middle school, practice good hygiene. Girls don’t like the boys who sit in the corner and stink. They also don’t like sweat and dirty hands. Girls often find these characteristics appalling and disgusting. Be sure that you wash and comb your hair nicely every day, brush your teeth and wear clean clothes. There is nothing more distracting that wrinkly dirty clothes that stink along with smelly breath. This will definitely turn any girl away.

Start being friends with her:

Also, you might try being friends with that special girl that you like. Offer to sit next to her at lunch one day. Start out talking slow. Begin with something about lunch or what they are serving. Then ask her about class or what her favorite subject is in. If you really want to get a conversation going, tell her about a subject that you are having trouble in. See if she will help you understand it better. Ask her if she could come over after school to help you and invite her over for a snack.

Careful on what you say:

If you like a girl, never make fun and laugh at her. This is the worst thing that you can do to any kid. If you find someone who is making fun of her or if she seems uncomfortable, rescue her by telling the other person to back off or say something good about her. This will make your dream girl have more respect for you. When there is a day that you think that she looks really pretty, tell her so. If other girls are telling her that they do not like her outfit, jump in and tell them that “you don’t care if they do not like her outfit, because you think it looks nice. Young girls like to be complimented and told that they look pretty.

Continue a close relationship:

While you find that you like this girl a lot, remember not to be too clingy. You don’t want to seem desperate. Allow her to spend time with her friends. Talk to her a few different times throughout the week just to let her know that you want to be her friend. As she gets to know you, your friendship might turn into something more. It’s always best to take a new friendship slow. If another guy seems to be invading your game, remember to play it cool. No girl wants a guy who seems desperate or over-protective. Just be yourself and remember to always be nice to her. Once a friendship has bloomed among the two of you, you can begin to let your dream girl know that you like her. If you have been nice to her and have stayed true to yourself, you can find out if she likes you too.


Don’t ever be too scared to approach girls. They can be just as nervous as you. And if for some reason she doesn’t like you in the same way, at least you have made a great friend in the process. Although, if it does turn out, and she wants to be your girlfriend, you can begin to have fun doing all of the things that you enjoy doing together. Always stay true to yourself, no matter what the situation-because she picked you for who you are.


General Knowledge Questions And Answers

March 18th, 2011

Learning the answers to trivia questions is a fun way to strengthen your mind. Young people find it much easier, in general, to retain the things they learn. Age makes it much more difficult than it once was to remember minutiae.

Below are some is a very large list of useless but amazing “general knowledge questions and answers” (can also be considered facts) that you can quiz yourself, your partner or others on a wide variety of subjects to help you increase your foundation of general knowledge.


Note: This post is very long. If you don’t have time to read it now, feel free to bookmark it for later. :-)

General Questions and Answers About Animals and Insects


Q: How do dolphins sleep?

A: With one eye open!


Q: What do worms do when they can’t find food?

A: They eat themselves.


Q: How do lizards communicate?

A: By doing push-ups. (They must be strong.)


Q: Why are flamingos pink?

A: Because they eat shrimp.


Q: What percentage of a Jellyfish is water?

A: 95%


Q: What makes cows make more milk?

A: Listening to music.


Q: How many eyelids does a camel have?

A: Three.


Q: What percent does of a pandas diet is bamboo?

A: 99%


Q: What is the only mammal that cannot jump?

A: Elephants.


Q: How many hours a day does an elephant sleep?

A: 2-4 hours.


Q: Were does a snail breath through?

A:It’s foot.


Q: How long can snails last sleeping?

A: For up to three years!


Q: How does a giraffe clean its ears?

A: With its 21-inch tongue!


Q: What color is a polar bear’s skin?

A: Black.


Q: How many eyes does a bee have?

A: 5


Q: What is the only animal that never sleeps?

A: The bullfrog.


Q: How many times can a flee jump without stopping?

A: About 30,000 times.


Q: How many teeth do mosquitos have?

A: 47


Q: How many legs does a dragon fly have?

A: 6 (but can’t walk.)


General Questions and Answers About The Human Body


Q: How many times a day does your hear beat?

A: Over 100,000 times a day.


Q: For how long did Charles Osborne have the hiccups?

A: 69 years!


Q: How many times on average does a human blink per year?

A: About 10,000,000 (Women blink twice as Men)


Q:What is the fastest healing part in the body?

A: The Tongue


Q: At what speed does a sneeze travel out of your nose?

A: About 100 miles per hour


Q: On average, how long does a human last kissing in his/her lifetime?

A: 2 Weeks


Q: What are the dust particles in your house mostly made of?

A: Dead skin.


Q: About how many times do your ribs move every year?

A: About 5 million times (by inspiration and expiration).


Q: What are the most sensitive parts of the body?

A: The fingertips and the mouth.


Q: How many times a day does the average person laugh?

A: 10 times per day.


Q: How faster does finger nails grown in compared to toe nails?

A:2-4 times faster.


Q: What percent of the human population is left handed?

A: About 10-20%


General Questions and Answers About History


Q: How old is the worlds oldest piece of chewing gum?

A: 5,000 years old (Yummy).


Q: How many left-handed US Presidents have there been?

A: Eight. Garfield, Hoover, Truman, Ford, Reagan, Bush (1), Clinton and Obama.


Q: What was the motto of the first penny?

A: “Mind your own business.”


Q: Why was Percy LeBaron Spencer credited with inventing the microwave?

A: He was standing in front of a magnetron when a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.


Q: What was the first captial of the United States?

A: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Q:How did basketball ball start?

A: It was first played using two peach baskets and a soccer ball.


Q: What were Karl Marx’s last words?

A: “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”


General Questions and Answers About Language


Q: Which letter of the alphabet does not appear in any name of the United States?

A: Q


Q: What word in the english language has the most definitions?

A: Set.


Q: What is the the longest one syllable word?

A: “screeched.”


Q: What is the longest word in the english language without a vowel?

A: Rhythm.


Q: What word in the english language does not rhyme with any other word?

A: Month.


Q:What was the last letter added to the english alphabet?

A: J


General Questions and Answers About Geography


Q: How many island is New York City made out of?

A: 50


Q: How many earths would fit the size of the sun?

A: 1,000,0000


Q: What does the “zip” in “zip code”stand for?

A: Zone Improvement Plan.


Q: What is New York County better known as?

A: Manhattan


Q: Which state is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes?

A: Minnesota


Q: What is the name of the worlds largest lake?

A: Lake superior.


Q: During what part of the day can a rainbow be seen?

A: In the morning or late afternoon.


Q: What does Thailand mean?

A: “Land of the free”


Q: How long is the deepest place in the ocean?

A: About 7 miles deep.


Q: What city are the properties of the board game Monopoly named after?

A: Atlantic City


General Questions and Answers About Science


Q: What is the only food that does not spoil?

A: Honey (honey found in Egyptian tombs has been tasted by archaeologists)


Q: What color will coca-cola be if it did not have coloring in it?

A: Green


Q: What bounces higher: A ball of rubber, or a ball of glass?

A: A ball of glass.


Q: What is Googol number?

A: 1 followed by 100 zeros


General Questions and Answers About Fixing Common Problems


Q: How can you remove crayon marks from walls?

A: By using a hairdryer to heat the wax.


Q: How can you fix a button that is about to fall off?

A: By wiping a bit of clear nail polish over the threads so it can hold on.


Q: How can you make a zipper slide up and down more smoothly?

A: By rubbing a bar of soap over the teeth.


Q: What is one of the best ways to wipe a foggy windshield?

A: Using a chalkboard eraser.


True or False General Questions and Answers


Q: Fish cough.

A: True, True


Q: It is impossible to kiss your elbow.

A: True


Q: Oysters can change genders back and forth.

A: True


Q: Cows have upper teeth.

A: False (see for yourself.)


Q: Placing pretzels in bags in Philadelphia is against the law.

A: True


Q: You can kill yourself by holding your breath.

A: False


Q: Mosquitos feel attraction to people who recently eat bannanas.

A: True


Q: Peeling onions while chewing gum prevents you from crying.

A: True


Q: A “jiffy” is actually 1/100 (0.001) of a second.

A: True (“I’ll be there in a jiffy”)


Q: A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

A: True


Q: Fish don’t have eyelids.

A: False


Q: For every human in the world, there are 1 million ants.

A: True


Q: An ant’s smell is stronger than a dog’s.

A: True


Q: Frogs cannot swallow with their eyes open.

A: True


Q: Humans can sneeze with their eyes open.

A: False


Q: No only child has been a U.S. President.

A: True


Q: Horseback riding can improve your posture.

A: True


Q: Cauliflower and broccoli are the only vegetables that are also a flowers.

A: True


Q: A ducks quack echos.

A: False


Q: Shrimp can swim forward.

A: False (only backwards.)


Q: Kangaroos can walk backwards.

A: False


Q: Ultrasound can be heard by cats.

A: True


Q: Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

A: True


Q: Wasps taste like pine nuts, beetles like apples, and worms  like fried bacon.

A: True


Q: Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

A: True


Q: Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

A: True


Q: Is an ostrich’s brain is smaller that its eye.

A: True


Q: Any piece of paper can be folded more then seven times.

A: False


Q: Beavers were once the size of bears.

A: True.


Q: Fish can’t drown.

A: False (they can drown when their is water with no oxygen)


Q: You burn 20 calories an hour chewing gum.

A: True


Q: Frogs never drink.

A: True


Q: A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head.

A: True.


Q: Pennsylvania is spelled correctly on the Liberty Bell.

A: False


Q: Ketchup was once sold as a medicine.

A: True


Q: Cold water weighs more than hot water.

A: False


Q: Goats pupils are circular.

A: False (rectangular)


Q: Sound travels quicker in water than in air.

A: True


Q: Polar bear fur is white.

A: False (transparent)


Q: U.S. paper currency is made of paper.

A: False (It is by a blend of cotton and linen.)


Q: You can make knots come out easier by sprinkling talcum powder on them.

A: True


Still want more? Below are a couple more General knowledge questions and answers on a more random subjects so you can continue your learning.


Random General Questions and Answers


What is the only element that begins with the letter “K”? Krypton


Who was believed to be God Lono when he anchored off Hawaii in 1779? Captain James Cook


Tromoso, Norway is sunset-free for how many months per year? Three


What was the last #1 hit of the 1960’s? “Someday We’ll be Together”


What’s Bo Derek’s real name? Cathleen Collins


What unit of measurement is derived from the Latin word “uncia”? The inch


Who was the founder of the Coca Cola Company? Asa Chandler


Ohio” is a song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. What horrific event does it reference? The Kent State Massacre. Four students died and an additional nine were wounded, leaving one of them paralyzed. They were peacefully

protesting the US invasion of Cambodia.


Who played Sally Field’s daughter in “Steel Magnolias”? Julia Roberts


What were the first names of “Rowan & Martin” on Laugh In? Dan & Dick


How many wives did King Henry the VIII of England have? Six


How did Cleopatra die? She made an Egyptian cobra bite her.


How many cups are in a gallon? Sixteen


What was the first video aired on MTV? “Video Killed the Radio Star” by Buggles


What is ‘starboard’? It’s to the right of a person who is facing the front of a ship.


What did Louis Henry Sullivan do for a living? He was an architect


What basketball team has played in the finals most often, since 1947? The Lakers


How do you define ‘constellation’? A constellation is a group of stars which, when seen from Earth, appear to form a pattern.


When the New York City Opera revived Sound of Music in 1990, who played Maria? Debby Boone


Whose alter-ego was Clem Kadiddlehopper? Red Skelton


What is Bob Geldof’s oldest daughter’s name? Fifi Trixibelle


When Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe wed, what was the Variety headline?“Egghead Weds Hourglass.”


What physicist once said “God is subtle, but he is not malicious?” Albert Einstein


What mollusk shares it’s name with the world’s first waterproof watch? The oyster


Where does 2/3 of the world’s vanilla come from? Madagascar


On “90210”, where was the Walsh family from? Wayzata, Minnesota. For a bit of trivia within the trivia, native Minnesotans were probably the only ones who knew that Brenda mispronounced it. It’s actually pronounced “Why-ZET-ah”. Her pronunciation was phonetically correct, but laughably erroneous.


Where did the word ‘skinflint’ originate? In the era when the word was coined, fires were started using flint and stone. The flint would eventually wear down. It was said that “skinflints” would continue to use the flint until it was as thin as skin, in order to save money.


What NFL team debuted the first professional cheerleaders in 1970? The Dallas Cowboys


What was Louie Armstrong’s jazz band named? The All Stars


In 1990, what was the world’s most lethal infectious disease? Pneumonia


What was the first bird ever domesticated by man? A goose


When Ronald Reagan became old enough, who did he cast his vote for?Franklin D. Roosevelt


What song did Alannah Myles take to #1 in 1990? Black Velvet


What do Jean Plaidy, Phillipa Carr and Victoria Holt have in common? They’re all the same author.


Why did the Animal Crackers box have a string handle? It was a novelty, introduced in time for Christmas in 1902. The handle was so that the boxes could be hung from the Christmas tree.




Phew! Now thats a lot of questions and answers. Feel free to comment below and add your own questions and answers to contribute to this page.


How To Ask A Girl Out

March 14th, 2011

Have you ever tried to put your best foot forward when asking a girl out on a date, only to have her turn you down flat? You thought you did everything exactly right, and she said no. If you had to all over again, what would you do differently? Here are some hints, so you can have better luck next time!

How to ask a girl out

Dress for Success: Clothes make the man, as they say. It’s not just the clothes, either. You start from the inside out.

1.      Posture: Head up, shoulders back, chest out, stomach in. Look people in the eye, and smile.

2.      Hygiene: Clean from head to toe. Tweeze whatever needs tweezing. Be careful with soaps and colognes, some girls are allergic. Check with a family member if you honestly don’t know how much is too much. Cologne is meant to enhance, not stand alone.

3.      Clothing: ‘Clean and unwrinkled’ is all that matters. Dress appropriately for wherever you’re headed.

4.      Attitude: If you’re in a bad mood, you have two choices. Get over it, or wait for another day. Nobody is going to want to date you if you’re in a lousy mood.

5.      If you’re hungry, eat: You won’t be at your best if you’re hungry. Grab a bite, then brush, floss, and mouthwash before heading out the door.

You’re going to want to be in a really good mood when you approach her. Be willing to be silly, fun, funny; in short, somebody she would only want to spend more time with.


Timing is Everything

Don’t ask her out unless and until you’ve determined there are some vibes floating between the two of you. Chemistry is everything. You thinking she’s cute isn’t going to carry any weight. Everybody thinks she’s cute, you’re not special on that front. Just chat! Have fun, get to know each other. If she wants you to ask her out, she’ll start sending flirty messages, i.e., licking her lips and looking at yours. Playing with her hair. Touching you. Now you’re ready to ask her out.


Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You

It’s the easiest thing in the world to say “So, what are you up to?” She may give you a noncommittal answer, like “Not much. You?” If she does that, keep talking. She’s cautious, but she hasn’t fled the building. Make a light joke, see if you can get some banter going. Allude to an interest, such as music or movies. If she remains silent, it may not be about you. You may have just picked a wrong time, and she has a lot on her mind. Don’t personalize it.

If you two do hit it off, you’re ready to ask her out.


A-B-C-, Easy as 1-2-3

The sparks are flying, so what do you do now? Watch for the right moment. Remain casual. When a shared interest comes up, roll with it. Say you’re talking about music, and you like the same group. A local band will be performing, and they remind you of the group you both like. Play it cool. “Hey, don’t know if you know – have you ever heard of the Such -n- So’s? No? Well, they’re trying to hit it big. They’re really good, and they’re playing at My Alibi Friday night. That place is a blast, you should come!”

See how you didn’t ask a question? You made it hard for her to say no. Don’t leave her an out. Do not say “Are you busy” or “If you’re not busy” or “Are you/Would you be interested”. Just make an opening for her to walk through, and make it clear she will be very happy she did.


The Specifics

Since it’s a first date, see how she wants to proceed. A simple “Would you like me to pick you up?” should cover it. Set a time, and exchange numbers. Call the day before to make sure everything is well and to let her know you’re looking forward to seeing her again.


The Date

Repeat “Dress for Success”. Be as punctual as possible. A few minutes early is okay. No more than five. However, if you are running late, call and tell her immediately. Do not leave her hanging. It’s a sign of disrespect. If you want the date to go anywhere, you need to show her that in your estimation, she matters.

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