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.