Friday, February 29, 2008

They Done It!

The World's Tallest Snowwoman
It’s just incredible to look up at this 122′1″ beauty.
We bulit it, now it’s time for the world to come and see her!

Created in Bethel, Maine.
It's taken a month to construct and is over 122 feet tall.
Her eyelashes are made from skis and the buttons are truck tires.

Dog adopts baby goat

A paternal dog has adopted an abandoned baby goat as his surrogate child.
Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife center at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.
The kid was abandoned by her mother when she was only a few hours old and adopted by paternal Billy when his owner Elizabeth Tozer began hand rearing the goat. The unusual bond has developed over the last month and the pair are now inseparable. More pictures.

I think it's funny that a dog named "Billy" adopts a goat. (Billy Goat)

Sea turtle gets a new man made flipper

When tourists found a 5-inch green sea turtle bloody and missing three of her flippers, the people who run a hospital for the endangered animals here gave her little chance of survival. But the turtle persevered, thanks to injections of antibiotics and a forced diet of squid. Somehow, she swam with just one flipper, even though she can only move in counterclockwise circles and has to push her now 10-pound body off the bottom with her head to breathe. "The wounds have healed very nicely. The problem is she doesn't swim very well," said Jeff George, curator at the nonprofit Sea Turtle Inc., a 31-year-old turtle conservation facility that treats and returns injured sea turtles to the wild. Now, her caregivers hope to make her what's believed to be the first sea turtle fitted with a prosthetic flipper. Three-flipper turtles can return to the sea and two-flipper turtles can survive in captivity. But because an Atlantic green sea turtle like Allison can grow to 450 pounds and live a century or so, her long-term prognosis with only one flipper is not promising. As she has a small bony stump there that could help hold a fake flipper, University of Texas' Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay plans to develop a prosthetic using the same kind of silicon she uses to create facial prosthetics for humans.

Woman gives birth to child nearly her own size

A northern Kentucky woman believes she is the smallest woman who ever gave birth.
Stacey Herald, 33, gave birth five weeks ago to an 18-inch daughter who is not much smaller than her mother.“I'm 28 1/2 inches, head to heel,” said Herald, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Herald’s 16-month-old daughter, Katira, also suffers from the genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily, but her youngest daughter, Makaia, is expected to grow to average height.
Pregnancy swelled Herald’s belly to comically large proportions, the woman said. “If I laid down, I looked like a snail,” she said, laughing. “That's how big my belly was. I looked like an Idaho potato with arms and legs.”“You couldn't see my feet,” Herald said. “You know, my legs are there you know, but my belly came out so long, that all you could see was a belly with toes."

Looks like that girl is guiding the bird in for a landing

Like ground crews do for airplanes.

Highway Robbery

Drivers in San Mateo, Calif., shell out more than $4 a gallon for gasoline, as crude oil prices extend their march into record territory, hitting $103 a barrel.

Dogs trap mail carrier, flatten tires

A mail carrier was trapped inside her car for nearly two hours at a home near Hanover after a pair of dogs attacked her tires, flattening three of them. Robin Barton had to summon help by cell phone on Wednesday. When the police arrived, the dogs attacked the cruiser's tire as well.
Authorities were preparing to tranquilize the dogs Judge and Justice, a Rottweiler and a pit-bull mix, before the surprised and apologetic homeowner arrived.
Stephanie Dekelbaum, the dogs' owner, called them "generally sweethearts" and blamed the attack on a tire toy the dogs had recently been given.

Take a trip back to the 60’s

This is the one of the best presentations that I have seen online--very well done.
Just click on the link and sit back and enjoy the memories. Great photos and facts.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bean test, can you spot the human?

The Facts About Bottle Water

Things to think about

Do Lipton Tea employees take 'coffee breaks?'

What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The' and 'IRS' together, it spells 'THEIRS'?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just dry bread to begin with?

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

You may not want to know this.......

“Red-Fleshed” apples

Apples in a vibrant shade of red may soon be in Britain’s shops.
The new variety — so far unnamed — is being grown by Swiss experts seeking a healthier fruit.
Early tests show the strain is high in antioxidants, which help to prevent cell damage.
And they hope to have them in stores within two years, when there is enough supply.

False leg given to female elephant

The new canvas leg has been created for Mocha, a female elephant being cared for by Thai vets.

The animal was severely injured when she stepped on a landmine at the
Thai-Myanmar border, losing her front right leg in the blast.

But now experts at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital in northern Thailand's Lampang province have come to her aid - hoping she can soon be set safely free on her own four feet again.

Ooops! I have already ate everything good here

Sharing the food bowl or is...........

.......It’s my bowl; no it’s my bowl, NO IT’S MY BOWL!


With the click of a shutter sometimes we become privy to the strange world that occurs between the seconds. These are spectacular photographs snapped at just the right split second to make the difference between a good picture and a prize winner.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

You thought you had bad hair days

Static Electricity
Hair Raising Phenomenon

Goverment Bureaucracy


When 64 and 65 are the same.

Mind-boggling Math Trick

Pricey Parrots......................

A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says, "The parrot to the left costs $500."

"Why does the parrot cost so much?" the customer asks.

The owner says, "Well, it knows how to use a computer."

The customer asks about the next parrot and is told, "That one costs $1,000 because it can do everything the other parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system."

Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot and is told, "That one costs $2,000."

Needless to say this begs the question, "What can IT do?"

The owner replies "To be honest I’ve never seen it do a thing but the other two call him boss!"

Close the door, we're trying to sleep:

The woman who keeps 75 hibernating tortoises in her fridges

Read the story here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Family Time

Happy early Easter

Do you realize how early Easter is this year? As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.
Found out a couple of things you might be interested in! Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.
Here’s the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:
1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you’re 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).
2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Just a Thought....

Chair don't fail me now

The owner paved the entire yard with asphalt...

“Rock Me Gently”

Great song, I dare you NOT to sing along!

The original came out in ‘74 sung by Andy Kim. Click Here to view it.

A ferret takes a microphone cover

Harassment in the Animal World

Do You Use Your Brain?

There is a very, very tall coconut tree, and there are 4 animals:
King Kong, Ape, Orangutan and a Monkey pass by.
They have a competition to see who is the fastest to get the banana.
Who do you guess will win?
Your answer will reflect your personality.
Try and answer within 30 seconds
Got your answer?
Scroll down to see the analysis.
If your answer is .......

Orangutan = dull/stupid

Ape = foolish

Monkey = idiot

King Kong = stupid

Why ?????
Coconut tree, doesn't have bananas ................??
It's obvious you're stressed by your work. Go home!

GMail Art

A video that Saatchi Moscow created and produced for Google to attract more Russian people on GMail. Not easy but it was fun though.

Why it is that all the “GOOD TASTING” foods are always “BAD” for you?

1. The Worst Food in America
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

2,900 calories 182 g fat 240 g carbs.
Even if you split this "starter" with three friends, you'll have downed a dinner's worth of calories before your entree arrives. Follow this up with a steak, sides, and a dessert and you could easily break the 3,500 calorie barrier.

Have You Ever Gone Squrrel Fishing?

All you need is a string and some acorns and some hungry squirrels.


Thursday, February 21, 2008 A California man is battling a rare and usually fatal parasite caused by a brain-eating amoeba found in soil, the Press Enterprise reports.
Matt Moore, a fire captain in Murrieta, Calif., became seriously ill in November and doctors were initially baffled as to what was causing his sickness, according to the report. Moore, 43, is on life-support in a critical-care unit in San Diego.
Late last month, doctors, using a brain biopsy, pinpointed the illness to parasitic meningoencephalitis, an extremely rare infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris, it is reported.
"This has been a total nightmare," Moore's wife Sherry Moore, 42, told the Press Enterprise. "He's very, very sick, and the prognosis just doesn't look good. At this point, we're all praying for a miracle. Our faith is what's getting us through."
About 150 cases of this disease have been reported worldwide since scientists discovered in the early 1990s that the amoeba can infect humans, according to the report.
Scientists believe the amoeba infects humans by entering through a wound or by being inhaled after it has become airborne, it is reported.
Click here for more on this story from the Press Enterprise.

German police dogs to wear shoes

Feb 25, 2008 - BERLIN - Police dogs in the western city of Duesseldorf will no longer get their feet dirty when on patrol — the entire dog unit will soon be equipped with blue plastic fiber shoes, a police spokesman said Monday.

"All 20 of our police dogs — German and Belgian shepherds — are currently being trained to walk in these shoes," Andre Hartwich said. "I'm not sure they like it, but they'll have to get used to it."

The unusual footwear is not a fashion statement, Hartwich said, but rather a necessity due to the high rate of paw injuries on duty. Especially in the city's historical old town — famous for both its pubs and drunken revelers — the dogs often step into broken beer bottles.

"Even the street-cleaning doesn't manage to remove all the glass pieces from between the streets' cobble stones," Hartwich said, adding that the dogs frequently get injured by little pieces of glass sticking deep in their paws.

The dogs will start wearing the shoes this spring but only during operations that demand special foot protection. The shoes comes in sizes small, medium and large and were ordered in blue to match the officer’s uniforms, Hartwich said.

"Now we just have to teach the dogs how to tie their shoes," he joked.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bit of Color


How does your umbrella hold up in windy conditions? Are you tired of you umbrella inverting and breaking all the time? Introducing Nubrella, the ultimate weather protector. Nubrella is no ordinary umbrella, it stops rain, wind, snow and extreme cold, and keeps your head, face and shoulders drier than ever.
Nubrella went one step further and is changing the game forever. With Nubrella's new patent pending 'shoulder straps' and 'offset handle' you can now be completely hands free.

Happy Birthday To Me

Modern day toy for Russian Kids

"CAR" Phone

A talking husky

He's not sure what it is.

Trained Fish

Did You Know....

This may look nasty, but its snot

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Texas Toddler

Texas police are searching for a 2-year-old girl who was inside her
family's pickup truck when it was stolen early Sunday morning.
An Amber Alert was issued for Aliyah Mejia, shortly after the 5 a.m.
Mejia, who has dark curly hair, was dressed in dark-colored clothes.
The 1998 maroon Nissan truck with Texas tags 926XWJ
was taken from a location in the Edgemoor section of Houston.
Anyone with information should call Houston police at 713-308-3600.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

How to be a “KID” again

1. Do a cartwheel.
2. Sing into your hairbrush.
3. Walk barefoot in wet grass.
4. Play a song you like really loud, over and over.
5. Dot all your “i”’s with smiley faces.
6. Read the funnies. Throw the rest of the paper away.
7. Dunk your cookies.
8. Play a game where you make up the rules as you go along.
9. Step carefully over sidewalk cracks.
10. Change into some play clothes.
11. Try to get someone to trade you a better sandwich.
12. Eat ice cream for breakfast.
13. Kiss a frog, just in case.
14. Blow the wrapper off a straw.
15. Have someone read you a story.
16. Find some pretty stones and save them.
17. Wear your favorite shirt with you favorite pants even if they don’t match.
18. Take a running jump over a big puddle.
19. Get someone to buy you something you really don’t need.
20. Hide your vegetables under your napkin.
21. Stay up past your bedtime.
22. Eat dessert first.
23. Fuss a little, and then take a nap.
24. Wear red gym shoes.
25. Put way too much sugar on your cereal.
26. Make cool screeching noises every time you turn a corner.
27. Giggle a lot for no reason.
28. Give yourself a gold star for everything you do today.

For the Cat Lover

Funny Cat with a Disability

Kitty Ballet

Cats are Funny

Funny Cats

Hungry Kitty

Sleep Eating

Dog Lovers

Beagle Puppy at 3 weeks

Golden Retriever Puppies (5 weeks old)

Sleep Barking

Adorable Dachshund Puppy Getting Swimming Lessons

Dog takes truck for a joy ride.

Police say Charles McCowan parked his pickup truck in front of an Azusa mini-mart Wednesday, leaving his 80-pound Boxer named Max in the passenger seat. When he came out, the truck and Max were gone. McCowan called police, assuming it had been stolen. When officers arrived, they found the truck across the street in a fast-food parking lot, but had no idea how it got there.
In security video the truck can be seen rolling backward out of the store lot across the street, threading its way through five lanes of traffic. Police say after McCowan left the truck, Max knocked the vehicle out of gear and sent it rolling backward. Max's driving skills are better than your average dog. Both Max and the truck emerged without a scratch.

Speeding drivers are being told off by school children

Speeding motorists in Norfolk are being shamed into slowing down - by getting a ticking off from the young children their action could endanger.
Norfolk police unveiled the unusual weapon aimed at making motorists cut their speed, at the top of Barrett Street in Norwich on Monday.
The road, which has recently changed from 40mph to 30mph, is near Tuckswood Primary School, and children and staff there have become so fed up with motorists not taking notice of the speed limit signs, they decided to join police on a mission to stop speeding motorists in their tracks. Anyone caught speeding was then given a choice - to face a maximum penalty £60 fine and three points off their license or have a lecture from local schoolchildren. And while the majority took what they thought would be the easier option, being told off by the schoolchildren, many were left red-faced and embarrassed after the children pleaded with them to curb their speed.
Speaking about the scheme, Pc Leo Blyth said: “Having the children tell the motorists off actually has more of an impact than if it was a police officer. A lot of the motorists have said how ashamed they felt afterwards and the message has really hit home to them.”