Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Boy Scout finds $800 in wallet and promptly returns it

DORR, Mich. (AP) - When an 11-year-old Boy Scout found someone's wallet with $800 inside, he understood what the person who lost it was going through.
Only a few weeks before, he had lost his own wallet and the $45 it contained.
J.R. Bouterse immediately told an adult about his discovery, which was turned over to a law-enforcement official and returned to its grateful owner.
"We're just so proud of him," said the boy's mother, Michelle Bouterse, 41. "We can't say enough."
To reward the boy, the Michigan State Police threw a pizza party Monday night, not only for the law-abiding child but for all 30 Scouts in Troop 90.
Another guest at the party, to J.R.'s surprise, was 20-year-old Jessica Cutler, the wallet's owner, who wanted to personally thank him for his act of honesty.
"I can't believe someone would find a wallet with that much money in it and not take some," she said. "A lot of people maybe wouldn't have done that same thing. I'm just glad he found it and not someone else."
J.R. found the wallet a little more than a week ago while leaving a Scout meeting at the church.
"I knew exactly how she felt," he said.
Not exactly: His own wallet has not been returned to him.

Artists catch head lice for show

Seven German artists are living with lice in their hair in an Israeli museum for three weeks in the name of art.

The elephant with a flair for soccer

An African elephant is proving a league champion for her ability to keep her keepers on their toes. Fifteen-year-old Latabe is so adept at dribbling a football she is more than a match for her keeper at West Midland Safari Park in Worcestershire.
Keeper Lewis Hodson, 23, is passionate about football and the pair first started to kick a ball around during playtime four weeks ago. A park spokesman said: "There is little doubt that Latabe is honing her footy skills to perfection and seems to enjoy every minute that she is on the pitch."
There's a news video here.

Don't Worry I'll Catch You

Tippy Toes

Monday, April 28, 2008

The dog’s diary

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Run For Your Life

Ammonia Release
This Gas Will Kill You If You Breathe It In.

Orangutan attempts to hunt fish with spear

A male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish.

It is the first time one has been seen using a tool to hunt.
This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Follow the Leader

Caterpillar Chain

Current Relationship

Euro and Dollar

Bandit on the loose

Brazen broccoli bandit strikes four times in a week... to steal a single head from the prized vegetable
It is said a criminal should never return to the scene of the crime - but no one seems to have told the brazen broccoli burglar of King's Somborne.
Four times in the last two weeks he has struck at Frank Fahy's vegetable patch.
On each occasion he has cut through protective netting and pinched a single head of broccoli.
The serial thieving is driving Mr Fahy, a 71-year-old retired professor, to distraction - not least because his efforts to deter the culprit have been fruitless.

Leonardo da Vinci-500-year-old Parachute Design Works

Olivier Vietti-Teppa prepares to land with his 12 kg pyramid-shaped parachute designed by Leonardo da Vinci in Payerne.
A 36-year-old Swiss amateur parachutist made a successful 650-meter (2,130-foot) drop Saturday using a replica of a parachute designed more than 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci. "I came down... smack in the middle of the tarmac at Payerne military airport," said Olivier Vietti-Teppa. "A perfect jump."Vietti-Teppa is the first person to have made it safely to the ground with the Leonardo model.
Vietti-Teppa jumped from a hovering helicopter and the Leonardo parachute opened at 600 meters, he reported. The parachute he used was made using modern fabric along lines designed by the Renaissance genius. The specifications were found in a text dating from 1485. The parachute consists of four equilateral triangles, seven meters on each side, made of parachute fabric, Vietti-Teppa explained. The base of the pyramid is a square of mosquito net, which enables the parachute to open.

Random Pictures

Sunday, April 27, 2008

F&M Cube

Fun with your photos

Did you know.........

Everything you ever wanted to know about crayons.

The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.
In the last 98 years, more than 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.
Most Crayola crayon color names are taken from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Bureau of Standards book called "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names." Many crayon names are also borrowed from traditional artists’ paints.
The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his 10th birthday (or 11.4 boxes of 64s). Kids, ages 2-8, spend an average of 28 minutes each day coloring. Combined, children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours coloring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!
Crayola crayon color names rarely change. However, there are exceptions. In 1958, Prussian blue was changed to midnight blue in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to Prussian history. In 1962, the colour flesh was changed to peach recognizing that not everyone’s flesh is the same shade.
The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin, and a former school teacher. She combined the words craie, which is French for chalk, and ola, for oleaginous, because crayons are made from petroleum based paraffin.

Sunday Cartoons

Kids will be kids….

Come Fly With Me

This dog opens the door and he lets the other dogs in first.

Tests for Swiss animal owners

Dog owners in Switzerland will have to pass a test to prove they can control and care for their animal, or risk losing it, the Swiss government said yesterday.
Animal lovers will have to sit an examination and undergo a practical test under rules to be introduced in September.
Initially, owners will have two years to follow courses on animal care but by 2010 it will be necessary to pass the theory exam in order to keep any kind of dog, from a Chihuahua to an Irish wolfhound.
The move is part of a wider law on the protection of animals. Among the more unusual provisions is a requirement that guinea pigs and budgies be bought in groups of two or more, because they cannot bear solitude.
The law also requires farmers who keep more than three pigs, five horses, 10 sheep, 150 egg-laying hens and 200 chicks to take a course.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mother fined for dropping 'a bit of sausage roll'

A single mother has been fined £75 for "littering" after her daughter dropped a piece of sausage roll on the pavement. Sarah Davies, 20, was feeding Chloe, four, when the roll slipped from her grasp inches from her daughter's mouth and fell to the floor.The incident happened in Hull city center on Monday and a fixed penalty fine arrived in the post just three days later. Miss Davies said that pigeons swooped down to eat the remains just moments later.She said: "I had just picked up Chloe from nursery. We were both hungry so I got us a sausage roll to share. I had a bite and then bent down to give a bit to Chloe who was on her bike. "A tiny bit missed her mouth and fell on the floor and seconds later some pigeons flew down and grabbed it. I crossed the road and was approached by two men - at first I thought they were canvassers as they were dressed in tracksuit bottoms.

"But one came up to me, said he was from the council and said I was going to be fined for dropping litter."She added: "I felt really small and humiliated. I was treated like I was a criminal. Where is the common sense? It was a small, bite-sized piece - just big enough for her mouth. I went back to take a picture of the 'litter’, but it had been gobbled by pigeons. There was no litter there at all." Hull City Council confirmed a fixed penalty ticket had been issued by a member of its Environment Crime Unit. A spokeswoman for Hull City Council said: "The issuing of the fixed penalty notice is the result of the mother’s actions and not as a result of child’s."

Parents celebrate their 200 million-to-one miracle - identical triplet girls

With their bright blue eyes and cherubic smiles,
Gabriella, Alessia and Olivia are a picture of cuteness.
But as well as being adorable, they are also quite extraordinary.
For they are naturally-conceived identical triplets.
Medical experts say the chances of such births are around 200million to one.
Their delighted parents are Richard Rees, 22, and his 23-year-old fiance Carmela Testa, who is a midwife. She gave birth in January surrounded by colleagues at the maternity unit in Peterborough where she normally works.
The sisters were born seven weeks prematurely via Caesarean section.
They weighed between 3lb 4oz and 3lb 10oz and spent three weeks in an incubator until they were strong enough to go home.


For You Animal Lovers

Try to get me now?

Objects in mirror are uglier than they appear!

Watch Dog!

Following in Mans Foot Steps.

That Can't Be Possible!


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I need to see your license, registration and proof of insurance

Friday, April 25, 2008


One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters in a recent University study.
Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

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'Banana boys' suspended for school prank

ZION-BENTON HIGH School: Monkey business not funny

A senior prank at Zion-Benton Township High School seemed quite humorous at first. But as a group of students quickly learned, the administration isn't amused with monkey business. And so - after 10 students in larger-than-life banana costumes ran the halls of the high school with an eleventh student dressed as a gorilla giving chase - the boys are on the raw end of a seven-day suspension.

The prank started innocently. Senior Andrew Leinonen, who will study criminal justice at Carthage College this fall, wanted to do something that wouldn't damage property or hurt anyone, while still being hilarious. "What's funnier than a gorilla chasing bananas through a school? Nothing," Leinonen said. "It was a harmless prank."

Penguin's wetsuit puts him back in the swim of things

What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally. Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin to help him get back in the swim of things. Pierre, a venerable 25 years old, was going bald, which left him with an embarrassingly exposed, pale pink behind.

One concern was that the other penguins would reject Pierre in his new duds, but in fact, they accepted his sleek new look. Pierre was outfitted with the suit about six weeks ago. Since then, he has gained weight, grown back feathers on his hind parts and is again acting like his feisty, alpha-male self.
On a recent visit, Pierre waddled around the tank, taking brief dips and standing on a rock next to his mate. He blended in well, although he was the only penguin with a black tummy.
Schaller can't say for sure whether the wetsuit allowed Pierre to recover his fine feathers, but "certainly we were able to keep him comfortable during a period of time that would have been very difficult for him to stay comfortable."

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Retired Men Drill Team

Shelter dog nurses 9 kittens

A dog in Burlington, Iowa, is taking care of nine kittens that lost their own mother. "She does everything momma cat would do," said Angie Beard, a worker at the Des Moines County Humane Society. "She's excellent."Lilly Lou, as shelter workers call her, is nursing nine kittens, the results of three litters that all lost their mothers.Beard initially gave Lilly two kittens, hoping she would take to them while the rest were bottle fed. Shelter workers were hopeful that Lilly would accept more kittens as their chances for survival being bottle fed weren't very high.
Lilly, who recently had six puppies of her own and is expecting another litter, immediately took to her new charges, which Beard and other shelter workers have dubbed "pittens," or puppy kittens. "If one of them crawls out of bed, she'll follow it around the room and then take it back to the bed," Beard said. "She cleans them just like her own puppies; she feeds them just like her own puppies." The kittens are three and four weeks old now and will stay with Lilly until they are six weeks old.

Sat Nav sends mini-bus into river

A mini-bus owned by a taxi firm called Streamline was left stranded after a satellite navigation system guided it into a river.
The driver was on his way to collect a fare in Castle Acre, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, on Saturday night when he took a wrong turn into the River Nar.
A spokeswoman for the King's Lynn-based business said: 'The driver told us he was following his sat nav and, when it told him to carry straight on, he did, even though it was taking him along the river.'
The vehicle was removed on Sunday and is being examined by mechanics.

Student booted from school after refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance

A public high school student's refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance got her booted from class in Hamilton County until a lawyer explained that her actions are religious.
Eighteen-year-old Tyner Academy senior Quinesha Garrett was removed this week from daytime classes and ordered to night school, where the pledge is not recited.
After meeting with her lawyer, school administrators reversed themselves and a school district spokeswoman said Garrett was being allowed to return to daytime classes Wednesday. Garrett told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that she is a devout Christian and believes she should not pledge her allegiance to anyone but God. Clark said that once school administrators became aware of Garrett's reason, "they nullified the transfer."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tallest woman wants 3ft baby to outgrow her

Like mother like son. India's tallest woman, who stands 7ft 2in, claims her baby has grown to 3ft 2in in only 10 months.

Svetlana Singh says she hopes her child Karan, who already weighs three-and-a-half stone, will be the tallest man in the world.

Speaking in the family's home in Meerut, outside Delhi, Mrs Singh told how the hungry boy needs feeding an astonishing 20 times a day. "He just doesn't stop eating and never stops growing," she said. "He is only ten-months-old and wears clothes designed for five-year-olds. "Karan has never fitted into baby clothes, even when he was first born he was 2ft 2in tall and was the same size as a normal two-year-old." Husband Sanjay, who at 6ft 6in has to look up to his wife, hopes his son's height will help him become a basketball player so he can study in America. "Both sides of our family are very tall - my father is 6ft 5in and Svetlana's father is 6ft 7in - so Karan could not really have been born any other way," he said.
Despite being proud of their size the family admit it can cause problems. Traveling in buses and cars is almost impossible because both husband and wife have to stoop to fit in. And shopping becomes an ordeal in itself as hordes of curious onlookers gather to stare at the couple and their giant baby.

Breakfast for a 3-week-old kitten

Baby thrown out of shop for 'Farting'

A WOMAN was asked to leave an Enfield charity shop after the assistants accused her baby of passing wind.
Dr Mine Dogantan Dack, a research fellow in piano music at Middlesex University, claims one of the assistants asked her to leave the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop, in Palmers Green, on April 12, after implying her 17-month-old daughter had caused a stink.
Dr Dack said: "I told them that my baby didn't do a poo or (pass wind) while we were in the shop; and that even if she did they have no right to ask me to leave.
"Who gives the BHF staff the authority to act as the 'fart police'?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Filling the Diaper

Peanut Warning

A dog that does math

Jesus is watching you

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables; and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying ‘Jesus is watching you.’
He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables.
Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard, ‘Jesus is watching you.’ Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice.
Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. Did you say that?’ he hissed at the parrot.
‘Yep,’ the parrot confessed, then squawked, ‘I’m just trying to warn you.’
The burglar relaxed. ‘Warn me, huh?- - - Who in the world are you?’
‘Moses,’ replied the bird.
‘Moses?’- - - the burglar laughed .. ‘What kind of people would name a bird Moses?’
‘The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.’

Rubik’s Cube for Geeks

How I solve the original Rubik’s Cube in six-seconds flat

A ferret playing with a lion cub

Monday, April 21, 2008

Woman has one of the world’s bizarre phobias – a fear of BUTTONS.

Gillian Linkins, 22, can’t even stand to be in the same room as friends and family who wear them.
She first realized her fear aged seven, when she refused to put on her school blouse.
The sight of buttons sends Gillian into panic attacks and boyfriend Nate Dorrington, 23, can only wear clothes with zips.
She said: "I’ve had the fear as long as I remember. My mom says I freaked out when it was time to get dressed.
"I have always been fearful of buttons, especially when they are grouped together.
"For me touching a button would be like touching a cockroach. It feels dirty, nasty and wrong. When I was younger my brother used to tease me by opening my mom’s button tin. I hid in my bedroom until he put them away."

Some one did not get the memo

A little known fact about Cousin Itt

Cousin Itt (The Addams Family)

Cousin Itt has a Daughter

Transplant gives recipient new cravings

AS LINCOLN Greaves waited to receive one of his mother's kidneys, he had every confidence the transplant would give him a new appetite for life.
He wasn't wrong.
While the 26-year-old once hated casseroles, vegetables, pumpkin soup and fish, these days he can't get enough of them.
In an extraordinary twist, Mr Greaves' new food cravings match those of his mother, Wendy.
"We totally believe my tastes have become like Mum's because I have her kidney," said Mr Greaves, from Nobbys Beach, on the Gold Coast.
"It can't be anything else, because it happened so suddenly. I didn't just gradually start to like the foods she likes. I woke up from the operation and started craving pumpkin soup.
"Beforehand I wouldn't go near the stuff, but Mum's always eaten it. It's very weird."
Mrs Greaves, 50, from Redland Bay, in Brisbane's southeast, said she had hoped the transplant would help her son lead a normal life again, but never imagined it would have such an effect.
"I laughed my head off when he told me he was craving pumpkin soup," she said.
"I'd been trying his whole life to get him to eat vegetables and to try different foods, and then to suddenly hear him asking for pumpkin was just wonderful.
"I absolutely love it, and the change in Lincoln was so obvious that it had to be as a result of the transplant."

Funny Animals

This dog sneezes when she wants something

A fox enjoying a drink of water

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Chihuahua takes on the Karate Kid

Blind man barred from train

A BLIND man was stranded miles from home after being prevented from boarding a train – because his guide dog "might have fleas".

Mark McClenaghan (pictured above), who was unable to board the sleeper from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with his dog Friday, wants an apology and compensation from rail bosses. He had to catch a later train to Perth on Tuesday evening, and then pay out £95 for a taxi to his home in Dalry. First Scotrail is investigating his complaint. The firm says it has clear guidelines for staff and guide dogs are welcome on all trains.

Mother duck in panic over lost ducklings

Happy Ending
To read about it

A dog having some clean fun

Norwegian cruise ship rescues shipwrecked dog

The 8-month-old dog spent three months adrift in the Pacific with his owners and a parrot until their 48-foot sailboat ran aground in December on tiny Fanning Island, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Snickers and Gulliver had to be left behind as their owners hitched a ride on a cargo vessel. Then in March, the SOS was sent out in a boating journal that the orphaned animals were to be destroyed on Fanning, one of 33 scattered coral atolls that make up the remote island nation of Kiribati.
As word spread, a group of people worked to rescue the Cocker Spaniel and the Macaw
On April 9, Norwegian Cruise Line workers rescued Snickers from Fanning and dropped him off on Oahu island, Hawaii, where he will remain in quarantine until he is flown to Los Angeles.