Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Lights

Winter Images.... Good and Bad

Bad Winter Images

Good Winter Images
Winter is coming but please don’t be scared of frost, warm inconvenient clothes and high electricity consumption. Winter also brings snow, Christmas and happiness. Just look at these wonderful images and you’ll remember why winter is not that bad.

Christmas 2007

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Sad, but true

2007 will be known as the year that China ruined Christmas!

Products Recalled For Lead In 2007 Reaches 16.2 Million

While Aquadots grabbed all the news this month, 1,391,800 products were recalled for lead contamination.
Most of them were cheap toy jewelry, cars, and action figures.
The sort of stuff you see at "dollar stores."
These recalls don't grab the headlines like the Mattel and Thomas & Friends toys do, but aren't the children playing with them just as susceptible to lead poisoning?
Among the recalled products was pencil pouches that were distributed in schools and a bracelet used in school fund raisers.
Lots of jewelry was recalled, including sets sold at Limited Too, Big Lots, Family Dollar, and Michaels.
There were also lead tainted paint brushes, lead tainted sunglasses, and lead tainted Curious George dolls.
In all, November's recalls have pushed the total number of products recalled for lead contamination in 2007 to 16,203,350.
Once again we remind you not to buy cheap jewelry for your kid. It's leadtastic!
November Recalls [CPSC]

A very tall bike


The vintage date on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling.

The Pony Express didn't use ponies, they used horses.

Cucumbers aren't vegetables they're fruits.

Polecats aren't cats.
They're nocturnal European weasels.

There's no evidence that pirates ever buried their treasure.
That myth first came up when Captain William Kidd lied about burying his gold during his trial.

One cannot be given the Congressional Medal of Honor.
No such thing. It's just the Medal of Honor.

The correct version of the widely misused phrase "far from the maddening crowd" is actually "far from the madding crowd." Madding means "frenzied."

You might be surprised to learn that more people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

It is often incorrectly assumed Chicken Kiev was invented by Russians.
However, it was actually created by French chefs for Russian nobility.

Despite what you might suspect, Italy imports most of its pasta from the U.S. and Canada.

Our muscles can't push, they can only pull.

George Washington never threw a dollar across the Potomac.
There weren't any dollars during Washington's youth the currency was British.

Panama hats aren't made in Panama.
They're made in Ecuador.

A popularly held belief is that soda water contains soda. It doesn't.

Pintos and palominos are not breeds of horses, those names denote colors.

Compasses do not point to the North Pole.
They point to magnetic north, far from the North Pole.

Remember Atari games? The company isn't Japanese, even though most people think so.
The name was chosen so consumers would think the company, based in Northern California, was Japanese.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

E-mail from God

One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behavior that was going on. So he called one of His angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time.

When he returned, he told God, "Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.

God thought for a moment and said, "Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion."

So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time.

When the angel returned he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good."

God was not pleased. So He decided to e-mail the 5% who were good, because he wanted to encourage them, and give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said?

The way it should be

Home Sweet Home

Hi there

Shouldn’t have had that last one

A Springer Spaniel needed an operation after swallowing his 40th pair of underwear.
Taffy has also wolfed down 300 socks and destroyed 15 pairs of shoes belonging to his owners Eubie and Sharon Saayman and their son Liam, three.
He even once ate the keys to their Mercedes car.
Normally, everything he eats come out but, the last pair of undies would not budge.
South African-born vet Eubie, 34, operated on his pet after noticing he was in pain.

He said: "He didn't touch his food for two days and lay in his bed looking sorry for himself.
I knew straight away what had happened so I didn't need an X-ray to see the problem.
"His stomach was swollen and, during the operation, just as I thought, there was a pair of my son's Bob the Builder pants that had got stuck."
Taffy has fully recovered from the operation - but is already up to his old tricks again.
More here and here.

A cat listening to two talking cats

6 Babies

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Human Beaver

Man hit it rich... for two weeks

A man from Utah mistakenly received a check for more than $2 million - VIDEO

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - There are probably a million ways Jerry Mika could spend $2 million dollars. Trouble is, he couldn't cash the check. Expecting a $15 refund from the Utah Department of Commerce, the Draper man opened his mail recently to find a $2,245,342 check.

What a cute little buttercup!

Today's Word "Nincompoop"

"Nincompoop" which is used to describe a silly or foolish person

Last One In Is A...........

It wasn't me must have been the cat

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It was the best lesson they ever taught me.

Fried Green Egg Trick

Learn how to make green fried eggs with these easy steps

Is it Christmas yet?

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A 72-Pound Thanksgiving Turkey

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Rich Portnoy cooked a turkey bigger than the size of the family dog, a Golden Retriever! Every year Rich and his sister compete in a race as to who can cook the biggest Thanksgiving turkey. This year Rich roasted a 72-lb turkey -- five times the size of the average Thanksgiving turkey, beating his sister's bird by 25 pounds! Read full story at the Star Tribune.

Just Because They Are Funny

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The man appears to have no stomach

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Rolling Bridge

This is the Heatherwick Studio Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin, London.

Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

Twelve meters long, the bridge is made in eight steel and timber sections, and is made to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

Church Sign

Lady Bug Post

This Cat Got It Made