Friday, August 31, 2007

That's the End of the Road Guy's

Everything is "BIG" in Texas Including Spider Webs

Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park
August 31, 2007
WILLS POINT, Texas Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park.
Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won't go anywhere near it.
"At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said Donna Garde, superintendent of the park about 45 miles east of Dallas. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."
Spider experts say the web may have been constructed by social cobweb spiders, which work together, or could be the result of a mass dispersal in which the arachnids spin webs to spread out from one another.

I Count 1,349,485 Spiders

How Many Do You Count?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Columbian’s Zip Line

If you think your commute is difficult
See how these Columbian villagers and children get in and out of their village.

You Been Caught

Kids Stole Their Dad’s ATM Card

When I Grow Up I Want To Be Just Like Dad

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Wow! This is amazing stuff!

Malaysia's 'King Tooth' pulls a train with his teeth in world record bid.
He hauled the 297.1-metric-ton train over 2.8 meters (9 feet, 2.2 inches) along tracks.

All Alone

Newborn has 12 fingers and 12 toes

Something was different about newborn Jeshuah Fuller, but his proud parents couldn't quite put their finger on it. Then his doctors, always on their toes, figured it out: Jeshuah was born with a few extra digits - six fingers on each hand, six toes on each foot.
Jeshuah, born in Brooklyn on Tuesday, is healthy and weighs just over 7 pounds. His rare condition, called polydactylism, is usually genetic. His dad was born with an extra finger on his left hand. Jeshuah's mom, Quana Morris, said she'd had an ultrasound image taken during her pregnancy and knew he'd have extra fingers.

Jeshuah is getting a hand from his doctors to deal with the bonus digits, which are outside the pinkies and little toes and serve no purpose. He'll have them surgically removed in a couple of weeks, his mom said. There's an audio slideshow here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Pork Meat



Young Girl Saves 34 From Fast-Moving Fire

(CBS) PATERSON, N.J. A 9-year old girl is being hailed as a hero after saving more than 30 members of her immediate and extended family from a fast moving fire in Paterson, New Jersey.

Shyra Torres, 9, woke before dawn Saturday and saw a fire beginning to spread while her mother, grandparents, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles slept. She said an unusual crackling noise punctured her dreams.

She had fallen asleep watching cartoons with her sister and immediately rushed to wake her mother sleeping in a rear bedroom.

At first her mother didn't believe her, but she was insistent and able to get everyone to safety.

“She thought I was joking, but I wasn't,” said Shrya Torres. “I ran and said ‘Tasha, Tasha, wake up’ and we all got out of the house.”

Natasha, Shyra’s 12-year-old sister woke up and helped spread the alarm, but gives her little sister all the credit.

“If it wasn't for her, we wouldn't be here right now,” said Natasha Torres. She too, couldn’t believe what was happening. "When I first woke up," she told CBS 2 News, "I thought it was a dream."

The 34 people living in three row houses on Paterson Avenue are alive because they got out in time following the efforts of the two young sisters.

The grateful relatives made t-shirts with "Hero of Paterson Avenue" written on them over a picture of Shyra. They wore the shirts for a family gathering Sunday evening at an aunt's house directly across the street from the fire scene.

“She caught it before the smoke alarms went off,” said Shyra Torres’ grandfather William Redner. “After she woke us up they started going.”

“She woke everybody up,” added Karen Joachim, her great-aunt. “She really is a hero.”

The 9-year-old, aware of her new hero status, plans to be a teacher when she's older.

The celebration Sunday night seemed at odds with the grim fire scene beyond the wooden barricades on Paterson Avenue. All their worldly possessions are buried in the remains of the houses, including school clothes and supplies for next month, but that hardly seemed to matter.

It was literally a celebration of life, as cousins, aunts, and uncles all ate, drank and basked in each other's company. All 34 of the displaced have found places to sleep with nearby relatives. Redner says strangers have come by offering help.

"All in all, " he told CBS 2, "it's a good day."

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Convenience with a Inconvenience

People must go there just for the food

Someone Got Waited On

American Lives Needs Your Help

Everyone person that lives and works in the flooded areas has been affected and desperately needs your help.

Please Donate to the American Red Cross will be the fastest way they get help.

Unbelievable Photos of Southern Minnesota Floods:


12-Step Internet Recovery Program

1. I will have a cup of coffee in the morning and read my newspaper like I used to, before the Internet.

2. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.

3. I will get dressed before noon.

4. I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the Internet.

5. I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are Internet-deprived.

6. I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the Internet.

7. I will read a book...if I still remember how.

8. I will listen to those around me and their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear the music on the Internet.

9. I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email.

10. I will try and get out of the house at least once a week, if it is necessary or not.

11. I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy on the Internet.

12. Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime ... and the Internet will always be there tomorrow!


A couple goes for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and orders the "Chicken Surprise."

The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises lightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

"Good grief, did you see that?" she asks her husband.

He hasn't, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

"Please sir," says the waiter, "what you order?"

The husband replies, "Chicken Surprise."

"Ah, so sorry," says the waiter, "I brought you Peeking Duck."

Friday, August 24, 2007

Dog Lovers

A father's bedtime song

How do you like my new desert boots?

Best feet forward: Goliath in his specially-made footwear

The camel hooves too sore to walk on after a close encounter with a fire.
But, luckily for Goliath, a specialist shoe maker stepped in and custom made him four sturdy boots.
The camel would be more at home in the desert but was on a trek through Europe to raise funds for children's charities when his hooves were hurt in a roadside grass blaze.
As Goliath and his owner Joerg Schmid rested in the town of Bonndorf, southern Germany, locals came to his aid by donating money to have the boots made by specialist firm Wessels.
Mr Schmid said: "As well as the burns, he suffers from a genetic defect common to camels that makes the feet rot. But since he's had the boots, he's been great."
He said Goliath had "loved every minute" of their journey which started from their home in Switzerland.
Now that he is back on his feet, they will soon be heading to Romania on the next leg.

Do you want to keep your job?


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Last one in is a rotten egg

Wooden Frame Bicycle

Jump Start

Bubble Bath

My Eye

Semper Fi in his eye:
There's no mistaking which branch of the military Nicholas Popaditch served with -- his prosthetic eye is embedded with the Marine Corps emblem. Popaditch, a retired gunnery sergeant and tank commander from San Diego, was wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade in Fallujah, Iraq. He lost his right eye and most of the vision in his left.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007