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Sometimes You Just Know July 25, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.

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A few years ago, BFF went to the local drugstore to purchase toiletries.

When he returned home, he said he’d bought some “presents” for the 5 nieces and nephews we had at the time.

With a grin, he asked me to guess what he got.

“PEZ dispensers.”

His grin disappeared and he stared at me, mouth agape . . . “How did you guess that?”

“I don’t know.  The Universe must have told me.”

“No, really.  How did you guess?  We’ve never bought them PEZ dispensers before.  Of all the things I could have bought . . . ”

“I don’t know how I knew.  I just knew.”

Intuition . . . sometimes you just KNOW.

Accept that as the gift that it is.

And now a few Fun Facts about PEZ:

PEZ Dispenser (Fair Use)

* PEZ was first introduced in 1927 in Vienna, Austria as a breath mint for adults!

* The word PEZ was created using the first, middle and last letter in the German word for peppermint PfeffErminZ.

* The first PEZ dispensers were known as regulars and did not have character heads on them. They were marketed to adults as an alternative to smoking.  Original dispensers have sold for more than $100 each!

* When making a single piece of PEZ Candy it takes 3,000 pounds of pressure to compress the sugar into the familiar brick shape of a PEZ Candy!

* In 2007, PEZ celebrated 80 years as a brand and continues to introduce new character dispensers all the time!

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1. SuziCate - July 25, 2011

I have always loved Pez! I used to buy them for my kids so I could play with and eat the candy, too! Guess now I’ll have to wait for grandchildren!

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Giving PEZ dispensers to kids . . . brings SMILES all around. 😀

2. Cindy - July 25, 2011

I love Pez, used to collect the dispensers 🙂

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

They are so bright and cheery and FUN! 😀

3. Tilly Bud - July 25, 2011

I love Pez. Didn’t know those interesting facts about them, though.

The fact that you knew was weird; it’s all about the brain power we don’t use. Have you read Kate’s post on telekinesis today?

The Hub and I often think about the same things on the same day, random things that we have no obvious reason to think about. One of us will mention it and the other will be surprised. I suppose after almost thirty years together we are bound to have some sort of connection, psychic or otherwise.

Interesting post.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

My intuition kicks in frequently . . . often when I least expect it.

BFF and I often read each other’s minds and come out with the same thought at the same time. I am convinced that there is a Universal Internet connecting ALL our thoughts. At times we tap into it and know what we cannot know using our other senses.

We have yet to unravel all the mysteries of our brains . . . but we know that there ARE mysteries left to unravel.

4. Vix @ LittleMissEverything - July 25, 2011

Hehe a woman’s intution :)Yay Tigger!!

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Isn’t our Sixth Sense terrific! 😎

I had FUN figuring out which PEZ dispenser to use as a graphic ~ our cat Tigger is my favorite little guy so when I saw the Winnie The Pooh collection, I knew.

5. Judson - July 25, 2011

When you can read each other’s thoughts, it means that you really ARE best friends forever. My wife and I have that sort of intuitional meeting of the minds all the time. I’ll say something out of the blue and she’ll say .. “I was JUST going to say THAT!”. 🙂

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

I agree 100% ~ and I love when that happens.

“Happiness is being married to your BFF.” 😀

6. misswhiplash - July 25, 2011

Well , you live and learn! I have never heard of PEZ but then I am not in America and they are not the things that I would be aware of.Maybe my children had them I do not know.
I am most interested in the facts about PEZ..it’s amazing where some things come from

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

When I went on the PEZ site, it allowed me to choose from several geographic locations . . . including Europe. So PEZ may be available near you. Not sure.

Glad you enjoyed the trivia. 🙂

7. Richard W Scott - July 25, 2011

In years past I owned several of the original dispensers, never caring much for the character head devices. Now I wish I’d held on to them… but isn’t that the way it goes?

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

You might have been able to retire early . . . even without writing your soon-to-be bestselling novel. 😀

8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - July 25, 2011

THANK GOD they decided to call them PEZ dispensers. Otherwise they might have chosen FEZ dispensers, and everyone would have expected a Shriner’s Fez to pop out of Goofy’s mouth. Plus, those dispensers would only have fit into a clown’s pocket. . .hey! The Shriner’s circus is coming to town. Perhaps I should market that idea. . .

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Bwahaha. Definitely swing by the Shriner’s Circus and talk to the Ringmaster about your idea.

Who knows? It could be the “in” thing for the clown with everything. 😉

9. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - July 25, 2011

Ha, sometimes we men are predicable.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

That’s true. I did expect it to be food related. 😀

10. Kim - July 25, 2011

So Pez Is Pfefferminz. I didn’t know that :O

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Me neither. I just wanted to get a picture of a PEZ dispenser to use and chanced upon the FUN Facts. 😎

11. Maggie - July 25, 2011

I’ve never really liked PEZ all that much, but those are some interesting facts. And an interesting story. 🙂

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

I find them fun to present to kids who love dispensers the crushed sugar tablets . . . but I prefer CHOCOLATE. 😉

12. Rosa - July 25, 2011

I looove pez! And I love intuition!!

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Intuition is grand . . . especially when it’s “on the money.” 🙂

13. kateshrewsday - July 25, 2011

I love Pez too, and so do the kids. Out Summer hols are just starting here – maybe its time to go out and get a couple…

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Oh, that’s sounds like the perfect way to get the holidays off to a rollicking start. 😀

14. souldipper - July 25, 2011

Intuition is actually acceptable to accept. The world is slowly evolving. We won’t be burned at the stake, Nancy.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Did I ever tell you about my great, great . . . great grandmother, Susannah North Martin? She was one of the 19 hung as witches in Salem in 1692.

A feisty gal, to say the least. I take after her. I’m sure of it. 😀

15. earlybird - July 25, 2011

Well who’d have thought that there were so many interesting facts surrounding a tiny little sweet!

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Or that PEZ are older than ME . . . by a considerable margin! 😀

16. Christine Grote - July 25, 2011

Good intuition. What it is about those PEZ? They’re almost irrisistable when you have kids around.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

Maybe it’s because PEZ remind us of our childhood. 😀

17. jannatwrites - July 26, 2011

Way to take the wind out of his sails! It’s so fun when that happens, though 😉

It’s funny, because the kids both had PEZ candy tonight…the first time since Easter. Must be something in the air?

nrhatch - July 26, 2011

We both enjoy the input of intuition ~ always a treat to behold. 😀

Intuition is a mom’s secret ally, giving her eyes in the back of her head (and periscopes that peer around corners on her behalf).

“Mom! How did you know that I [insert misdemeanor here].

“Aah, grasshopper . . . I know what I know.” 😎

18. Tammy - July 26, 2011

aha! Just knew. I know how that is and you are wise enough to pay attention to it!

nrhatch - July 26, 2011

These days, anyway, I’m pretty plugged in to my intuitive knowingness. It’s a great timesaver. And a life saver:

One day, BFF started to enter an intersection when the light turned green. Something told him to WAIT. A second later, a truck barreled through intersection in front of him, oblivious to the red light in its lane of travel.

Thanks to hearing and heeding the intuitive whisper, BFF was not in the truck’s path.

19. granny1947 - July 26, 2011

Good Morning NR…the same sort of thing used to happen to me when my second husband was alive…I would think garlic bread and he would bring it home.
I would also know when the phone rang when it was my mother.
Seeing as how my eldest grandson is nineteen don’t think I will buy him any of that candy…he will think I am going senile.

nrhatch - July 26, 2011

Ooh, get him an Easter Bunny PEZ for his Birthday and wish him a “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

That’ll shake him up. 😉

I play “guessing games” with my intuition at times . . . for example, guessing the time (when I’ve been asleep & haven’t seen a clock for hours). It’s surprisingly accurate when I’m relaxed and tuned in.

But predicting the unexpected arrival of garlic bread would be more FUN. 😀

20. therealsharon - July 26, 2011

Very cool facts! Did you know they have a Pez Museum somewhere? I remember eating Pez candies as a kid, they were so neat….I wish I had saved them and collected them now, though….could have been worth some money!

nrhatch - July 26, 2011

Here ya go:

21. hugmamma - July 26, 2011

Such simple, fun toys! Memories of yesteryear…when all I wanted was a PEZ dispenser. 🙂

nrhatch - July 26, 2011

Bright colorful dispensers . . . followed by a Sugar Rush! WHEE!

22. 4minutewriter - July 27, 2011

I’d love to invent something like a Pez dispenser- something so small and simple that puts a smile on so many faces 🙂

nrhatch - July 27, 2011

Who knows what the future holds . . . 😉

23. Piglet in Portugal - July 27, 2011

I bet he thought you would never guess! How did you? Was it telepathy?

nrhatch - July 27, 2011

Telepathy or Sixth Sense or Intuition is my best guess. As soon as he asked, I pictured PEZ. I just knew.

24. eof737 - July 28, 2011

Good for them… I like the humor and style they bring to their product… and even though it’s not something I ever buy, I admire them nonetheless, 🙂

nrhatch - July 28, 2011

Popular Effervescent Zest!

25. I am J - March 7, 2014

I grew up with Pez. Wish I still had some of those old dispensers. Even though I grew up with Pez, I would never have guessed that that is what anyone would buy these days. You certainly were tuned-in!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Very fun moment . . . and I’m with you ~ I want that Tigger dispenser!

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27. roughwighting - February 6, 2017

I believe you definitely were into the energy wavelength of knowledge. It’s all there for us – if we just keep our minds open. I also think we tap into this more often than we realize. I love that you are an intuitive. No surprise there. xo

nrhatch - February 6, 2017

It happens to me frequently ~ once I even knew the answer to Final Jeopardy BEFORE Alex revealed the clue.

That really got BFF’s attention!

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