Saturday, December 1, 2007

12 ways to find stuff you lost...

From Professor Soloman, Finder of Lost Objects:

My method is based on what I call the Twelve Principles—a set of precepts designed to lead you directly to any lost object. Like a bloodhound!

The Twelve Principles are:
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Don’t Look for It
It’s Not Lost—You Are
Remember the Three C’s
It’s Where It’s Supposed to Be
Domestic Drift
You’re Looking Right at It
The Camouflage Effect
Think Back
Look Once, Look Well
The Eureka Zone
Tail Thyself
It Wasn’t You

Gas Tricks - When Filling Up at the Pump

(Not sure who initially wrote this, but it makes for some good advice)
I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline....

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.
One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine.
Another reminder. If there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

Learning the hard way is sometimes the only way you learn

The man with two faces

This on is tattoo on.

SMILE and your day can be better

See Through Door

Invasion of fast foods


Can you spot the library?

Cardiff Public Library
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like an ant, head to this library, rather than using a traditional front to the building, both have decided to turn the premises into giant bookshelves, creating an extremely surreal experience for passers by. Apparently this is only a temporary feature at Cardiff library until the new building is completed.

Sewing Machine

Japanese Humanoid - Twenty One

Japanese scientists have developed a robot that can pick up a loaf of bread without crushing it, serve toast, help lift people out of bed and even lend a hand with the housework.
They claim the 4ft 10ins robot, which has soft hands and fingers, can become even more like its human inventors.
The Japanese humanoid - called Twenty one - has enough strength to support humans as they sit up and stand, and can make supple movements that respond to human touch.
Shigeki Sugano, professor of mechanical engineering at Waseda University, Tokyo, said: "In our super-ageing society, both strength and delicacy are required for robots. Twenty-One is the first robot that can meet those conditions." The Japanese team aims to have the robot on sale by 2015.

"A public service message...."

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Greaser Babies

Puppy rescued from watering can

A three-month-old puppy had to be rescued after he got his head stuck in a metal watering can. Ted, a chocolate Labrador, got himself trapped in the can while playing in the garden.

Hampshire fire service's specialist animal rescue team was brought in to release Ted.
They had to cut away the watering can to free Ted using a hacksaw blade failed.

Anton Phillips, watch manager, said: "The watering can fitted like a glove around Ted's head and great care had to be taken to keep the pet calm.

"Thankfully we were able to swiftly release Ted's head and he bounded away safely from his ordeal with no ill effects."

All the driver had to do is stop and ask for directions.