Saturday, August 11, 2007


1. China has close to 25% of the world's population.

2. Christmas became a national holiday in the US in 1890.

3. Cows sweat through their noses.

4. Deer sleep only 5 minutes a day.

5. Despite a population of well over one billion people, there are only an estimated 250 million televisions in use in China.

6. Dogs can't decipher size. That's why little dogs are mean.

7. Cleveland law forbids you to operate a motor vehicle while sitting in another person's lap.

8. Dave Matthews relocated to the United States to avoid service in the South African Military.

9. Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live?

10. Dentists have recommended that toothbrushes be kept at least six feet from toilets to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

11. Dolphins can look in different directions with each eye. They can sleep with one eye open.

12. Cockroaches break wind every 15 minutes.

13. Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.

14. Did you know that 85.7% of statistics are made up?

15. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

16. Death Valley, California, has a point that is 280 feet below sea level.

17. China was the first country to use paper money.

18. During the average human life, you will consume 70 assorted bugs as well as 10 spiders as you sleep.

Being Left HIGH and DRY

Floods left the cabin cruiser Vino Calypso owned by Steve Blake boat high and dry; has been poised 10ft above water since floods receded in Bredon, Worcestershire.

Dorothy Denny, who owns the marina there with her husband, said it was a "miracle" the £20,000 vessel was completely undamaged after becoming lodged on mooring posts.
Mrs. Denny, 49, said:
"The boat is completely undamaged - you could not have put it there if you tried."

Mrs. Denny, and partner Richard, a motivational guru, have had to be patient, waiting for the soil to harden before the stranded cruiser could be moved by crane.

Even dogs want to go to Heaven

Double-Nosed dog maybe sniffing you one day

Explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell has had close encounters with vampire bats and angry bees, but his latest brush has been with a rather odd dog. He spotted a rare breed of Double-Nosed Andean tiger hound, which has two noses, on a recent trip to Bolivia.
The chairman of the Scientific Exploration Society said the dog, named Xingu, was "not terribly handsome". He said: "This breed could be used for sniffing out mines or narcotics because they have an enhanced sense of smell."
With audio link.

Should have checked into a different calling plan

Man receives $218 trillion phone bill

A Malaysian man said he nearly fainted when he recieved a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution.
Yahaya Wahab said he disconnected his late father's phone line in January after he died and settled the $23 bill. But Telekom Malaysia later sent him a $218 trillion bill for recent telephone calls along with orders to settle within 10 days or face legal proceedings.
It wasn't clear whether the bill was a mistake, or if Yahaya's father's phone line was used illegally after after his death. "If the company wants to seek legal action as mentioned in the letter, I'm ready to face it," Yahaya said. "In fact, I can't wait to face it."