Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"I thought it was pepper" Lady!

Spaghetti Cupcakes

"They’re white chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting (the spaghetti) and Ferrero Rocher chocolates covered in strawberry preserves. Gooey and yummy!"
Idea came from a book called "Hello, Cupcake!" by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.

Monkey Sibling Rivalry

The mom freaked out!
She runs up pretty fast, better reaction than most parents!

Did You Know.......

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.


Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

Firefighters called for a rescue from a tree

Firefighters were called out to rescue an iguana from a 45ft tree, which turned out to be nothing more than a green branch.
Residents who thought they saw a reptile moving among the leaves called the RSPCA, who in turn contacted the fire brigade.
A fireman scaled the tree on an aerial platform and only realized that the animal in danger was in fact just a green branch when he was 25ft up in the air.

Colin Horwood, animal rescue advisor for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The branch bore a striking resemblance to an iguana when seen from the ground. I have never seen anything like it.
"We take all animal rescues seriously but in this case it was a good intent false alarm."The sighting was more credible because the RSPCA had rescued another iguana in the same area of Cove, near Farnborough, the week before

It’s snowing on Mars

The NASA Phoenix Mars Lander has identified snow falling from Martian clouds. A Phoenix scientist says, "Nothing like this view has ever been seen on Mars."
NASA Mars Lander sees falling snow, soil data suggests liquid past," that Phoenix has detected snow falling from about 2.5 miles (4.2 kilometers) above the landing site of the spacecraft.
The snow is falling from Martian clouds within its atmosphere The NASA website of the Phoenix Mars Lander mission contains more information.
However, Phoenix has shown that the snow is vaporizing before it reaches the ground.

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

The woman is getting "NO Exercise"

How to cut down on shoplifting

Have a dog run the shop

Jazzercize - Sweet Georgia Brown 1982

In the News

Cadbury Recalls Chinese-Made Chocolates, Safety in 'Doubt'
British chocolate maker Cadbury said Monday that tests have "cast doubt" on the safety of its Chinese-made products and ordered a recall, the latest foreign company affected by China's tainted milk scandal.
Meanwhile, two U.S. food makers were investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of melamine were found in Chinese-made Oreos, M&Ms and Snickers.
Kraft, Mars Probe Reports of Tainted Oreos, M&Ms
Two U.S. food makers were investigating Indonesian claims Monday that high traces of melamine were found in Oreo wafers, M&Ms and Snickers imported from China.
Indonesia's Food and Drug Monitoring Agency said a dozen allegedly tainted products distributed nationwide, including those popular brands, had repeatedly tested positive last week.
Kraft Foods Inc. and Mars Inc. said they were adhering to a recall order, but stressed the same products were cleared of melamine in other Asian countries. They were looking into explanations, including the possibility that the goods could be counterfeit.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby bear gets booties

A baby bear whose paws were scorched in a forest fire has been saved thanks to some unusual footwear. Li’l Smokey, a baby black bear cub, was rescued by fire fighters while fleeing a Shasta-Trinity National Forest wildfire, in northern California, in July. Suffering second and third degree burns on his paws after stepping on to the scorching ground, Li’l Smokey was taken to the nearby Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center for rehabilitation.
Weighing just 8.5lbs, the six-month-old cub, who was named by the fire fighter who rescued him, was given little chance of survival. However thanks to the care and attention of the workers at the center – and some unusual bandages and bear booties – Li’l Smokey is on the road to recovery.Now walking on bare paws, Smokey has been moved to a bigger cage with one screened side that means he will be subjected to the natural weather outside.

Young Kids To The Rescue

Quick thinking pupils guided an air ambulance to a stricken climber in the Peak District by forming a 'human arrow'.
The helicopter was struggling to find the man until youngsters from the Grosvenor School in Edwalton pointed the way.
They lined up in an arrow shape pointing to the spot where the man had fallen.
The year-six youngsters, aged ten and 11, were on the second day of a school trip to the Roaches
The climber fell about three metres and injured an ankle when his rope pulled him into the rock face.
A paramedic arrived but was unable to move the man and called Staffordshire air ambulance.
Teacher Chris Adcock said: "We could hear the air ambulance on its way but then it could not locate the site of the accident around the other side of the rocks.
"We said we needed to direct them to where he was, so I instructed the pupils to form an arrow pointing in the man's direction and almost immediately the ambulance landed.
"I was most impressed by the children's immediate responses, for ten-year-olds there was not any fussing at all. We talk to them about what to do in an emergency and they put this into practice.
Ian Clayton, operations manager of the air ambulance said: "When the crew arrived there was quite an expanse of rocks so the helicopter was going backwards and forwards trying to identify the patient. What they then saw was a human arrow which was extremely helpful and helped them to identify the patient. One problem we have in a helicopter is that people will just stand and wave at you. Being able to point with the children was invaluable."

The best gift in the world is still... the box.

Greg's Star Wars Trade Federation MTT "Troop Carrier" arrived.
We took it out of the box and he is playing with it.

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

"This year, Americans will drink more than 30 billion single-serving bottles of water. To raise awareness of the alarming problem of plastic waste, Jasmine Zimmerman created the Bottle House - an open-roofed greenhouse made from hundreds of recycled plastic bottles.
It’s an excellent example of recycle a harmful and overlooked material into one that will grow vegetation, and Jasmine plans to exhibit the greenhouse in empty lots, rooftops, parks, and vacant buildings to help spread the word."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Air Traffic Worldwide simulation over 24 hours

Airbag for the elderly unveiled

Japan’s ageing crisis has left the country with a unique catalogue of problems, among them a spiraling pensions shortfall and a surprising rise in crimes committed by the elderly. Nasty falls, however, may be things of the past — thanks to the invention of the human airbag.

Simply strap the 2½lb (1.1kg) pouch around the waist and the wearer is armed with the cutting edge of protection. Sensors detect movement and have been programmed to know when things have gone wrong — a slip on something wet, a stumble on an uneven paving stone or a fall down stairs.
Within a tenth of a second, the airbags inflate to the size of three footballs as they are blasted into action with 15 liters of compressed gas, offering a soft slab of padding on the most vulnerable parts of the body in a fall: the back of the head and the bottom. The price tag on the device — about £700 — offers a hint at just how big the "silver yen" has become as a business proposition. The people most likely to pay for them are not the pensioners, but their guilt-ridden children, whose work commitments prevent them from checking up on their parents more regularly.
Other gadgets for the elderly
Liquid level indicator Device fitted to cups or jugs that beeps when liquid is an inch from the top of the container
Bed occupancy sensor sends a warning to a monitoring center if a bed is left unoccupied for a certain period, indicating a possible fall
Dolls that weigh as much as a baby and tell owners they love them, and welcome them back to the house — very popular with elderly women
Brain training game Nintendo gadget successful with elderly Japanese who use the mathematical and spelling puzzles to keep them mentally agile
Light-up slippers Footwear with miniature pressure-activated lights designed to prevent night-time falls

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What happens when you use the sat-nav in Russia

Smart dog escape

Baxter opens his cage then opens the other two cages and took their treats.

Love story: Knut mourns his keeper

An autopsy Tuesday showed that the zookeeper who gained fame for raising the celebrity polar bear cub Knut died of a heart attack.

'Milk Bottle Banksy' comes out of the shadows

The artist who decorates empties before returning them to their doorstep reveals herself
For months now, they have provided a daily doorstep puzzle for mystified homeowners.When they go to pick up their milk, they find extra bottles. The bottles are empty. But etched on them are pictures of animals, often cows or mice, carefully carved into the glass in astonishing detail.
The free artwork has been puzzling and delighting residents in Stourbridge, West Midlands, and surrounding villages since the bottles started appearing in the spring. But the identity of the artist behind them - nicknamed the 'bottle Banksy' after the secretive graffiti artist whose work appears overnight on buildings across the country - remained a mystery. Now, however, the identity of the person behind the milk bottle creations has been revealed as Charlotte Hughes-Martin. The 30-year-old artist said she had been motivated by a desire to show how 'domestic, everyday objects can be things of beauty too.'
Charlotte's website

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rubber ducks helping out

Rubber ducks are being used to help scientists understand global warming and melting glaciers.
NASA researchers have dropped 90 ducks into holes in Greenland's fastest moving glacier, the Jakobshavn Glacier in Baffin Bay, between Greenland and Canada.
The toys have each been labeled with the words "science experiment" and "reward" in three languages, along with an e-mail address.
If they are found scientists will be able to track how the water moves through the ice and provide information about the movement of glaciers. Scientists are still unsure about why glaciers speed up in summer and head towards the sea.
One theory is that the summer sun melts ice on top of the glacier's surface, creating pools that flow into tubular holes in the glacier called moulins.
These moulins carry some water to the bottom of the glacier, where it acts as a lubricant to speed the movement of ice toward the coast.
The Jakobshavn Glacier is believed to be the source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic in 1912 and is important to researchers because it discharges nearly 7 per cent of all the ice coming off Greenland.
Alberto Behar of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California said none of the ducks had been reported yet.
"We haven't heard back but it may take some time until somebody actually finds it and decides to send us an e-mail that they have found it," he said.
"These are places that are quite remote so there aren't people walking around."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Three-year-old boy's phone call saves his mother's life

A three-year-old boy has saved his mother's life by dialing 999 after she suffered an epileptic fit. Jack Thomson used his mother's mobile to call the emergency services and told them she was lying sick in the hallway and his father was at work. The phone then cut-out. Undeterred, the youngster found another mobile and dialed 999 again. He was unable to say where he lived but the second call enabled operators to trace his location in Lochgelly, Fife.
The three-year-old was at home with his sisters Holly, two, and baby Kirsty when his mother became ill. After the phone call, police and ambulance crews forced entry into Jack's home and found his mother, Leanne, lying in the hallway. Paramedics attended to her and she is recovering at home. Police praised Jack for his quick action. Insp Duncan Ormiston said: "Without doubt, young Jack has saved his mum's life. Jack deserves a medal and I have arranged for a police hat and some goodies to be sent out to him as the Contact Center's honorary wee Special Constable."
With video featuring Jack's 999 call.

In the News

Giant Diamond Unearthed in Africa May Set Record
A huge gemstone that could become the world’s largest polished round diamond has been found at the Letseng Mine, owned by Gem Diamonds, in Lesotho, southern Africa.
The diamond weighs 478 carats and is the twentieth largest ever found. Gem Diamonds says that initial examination suggests that it has a flawless center and could produce a 150-carat round-cut white diamond worth tens of millions of pounds.
"Preliminary examination of this remarkable diamond indicates that it will yield a record-breaking polished stone of the very best color and clarity," the company's Chief Executive Clifford Elphick said in a statement.
The stone would dwarf the 105-carat Kohinoor in the Crown Jewels. The largest rough diamond found was the Cullinan, in 1905, which weighed 3,106 carats uncut.
Picture and More
Towing the line.
Tow trucks parade through NYC in world record bid.
Nearly 300 tow trucks rumbled through New York City on Saturday in an attempt to smash the world record for the largest parade of its kind.
Organizers think they hit the mark, with 292 trucks participating. The procession included flatbeds, wreckers and 50-ton rotators.
The trucks departed from Shea Stadium in Queens and cruised down a couple of highways before finishing at an abandoned airport tarmac to spell out "New York."
The previous world record was a parade of 83 tow trucks in August 2004 in Washington state.
Picture and More

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Why use words that most people doesn’t know?

Punished by a fine imposed at the discretion of the court.

A “Hill” that’s a “Mountain”

A Welsh hill has been upgraded to a mountain after three walkers found its official measurement was just too low.
Mynydd Graig Goch in Snowdonia was originally put at 1,998ft (609m), just short of the magic 2,000ft (609.6m) that qualifies as a mountain.
But the walkers found its true height is six inches over 2,000ft (609.75m).

Getting fired for not flushing the toilet

Officials in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh are being removed from their elected seats for not constructing flushing toilets.
Bilaspur district administration says it has sacked about 100 members for not building toilets in their homes.
Many people in India do not have access to flush toilets or other latrines. In rural India, modern toilets are often a luxury
But under new local laws, representatives are obliged to construct a flush toilet within a year of being elected. Those who fail to do so face dismissal.

Teaching an "Old Dog" new tricks


Pet dog fitted with £10,000 leg

A beloved pet bulldog has been fitted with a £10,000 leg, which will help advance prosthetic techniques used to help human amputees
Coal, an eight-and-a-half year old hound had his left paw amputated because of cancer last year. He faced being put down because his other legs would be too weak to carry him.
But his determined owner Reg Walker, shelled out thousands of pounds to fit him with a sophisticated leg, which was designed to be compatible with Coal's own tissue.
The titanium alloy used mimics animal hide, allowing the skin and the bone from above to seal the metal implant below without it being rejected by the body.
Read the rest of the story.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The 25 best exam blunders......

We all have to fail sometimes. But there's something glorious about failing with style.

A new book, “The best test paper blunders” give some great examples of exam answers from the most clueless - and inventive - of students. Some are very nearly right ("What happens to your body when taking a breath? Your chest gets bigger"), but some are very wrong indeed (Is the moon or the sun more important? The moon gives us sight at night when we need it. The sun only provides light in the day when we don't. Therefore the moon is more important). Laugh...and weep for the state of education!

1) Classical Studies
Question: Name one of the early Romans' greatest achievements.
Answer: Learning to speak Latin
2) Biology
Question: What is a fibula?
Answer: A little lie
3) General Studies
Question: Jeff has been asked to collect data about the amount of television his friends watch. Think of an appropriate question he could ask them.
Answer: How much TV do you watch?
4) Classical Studies
Question: What were the circumstances of Julius Caesar's death?
Answer: Suspicious ones
5) Biology
Question: Give an example of a smoking-related disease
Answer: Early death
6) Geography
Question: What are the Pyramids?
Answer: The Pyramids are a large mountain range which splits France and Spain
7) Biology
Question: What is a plasmid?
Answer: A high definition television
8) English
Question: In Pride and Prejudice, at what moment does Elizabeth Bennet realize her true feelings for Mr Darcy?
Answer: When she sees him coming out of the lake.
9) Geography
Question: What do we call a person forced to leave their home perhaps by a natural disaster or war, without having another home to go to.
Answer: Homeless
10) Religious Studies
Question: Christians only have one spouse, what is this called?
Answer: Monotony
11) Biology
Question: In the Hawaiian Islands, there are around 500 different species of fruit fly. Give a reason for this
Answer: There are approximately 500 varieties of fruit
12) Physics
Question: Name an environmental side effect of burning fossil fuels
Answer: Fire
13) Geography
Question: Define the term "intensive farming".
Answer: It is when a farmer never has a day off.
14) Maths
Question: Change 7/8 to a decimal
Answer: 7.8
15) Geography
Question: What does the term "lava" mean?
Answer: A pre-pubescent caterpillar
16) General Studies
Question: Redundancy is often an unpleasant and unexpected event in someone's life. Give two examples of unexpected life events.
Answer: 1) death 2) Reincarnation
17) History
Question: What was introduced in the Children's Charter of 1908?
Answer: Children
18) Business Studies
Question: Explain the word "wholesaler".
Answer: Someone who sells you whole items - eg, a whole cake
19) Geography
Question: The race of people known as Malays come from which country?
Answer: Malaria
20) Geography
Question: What artificial waterway runs between the Mediterranean and Red Seas?
Answer: The Sewage Canal
21) Geography
Question: Name one famous Greek landmark
Answer: The most famous Greek landmark is the Apocalypse
22) Maths
Question: Expand 2 (x + y)
Answer: 2 ( x + y )
2 ( x + y )
2 ( x + y )
23) Business Studies
Question: Assess Fashion House pls's choice to locate its factory near Birmingham. Is Birmingham the right location for this type of business?
Answer: No. People from Birmingham aren't very fashionable.
24) History
Question: Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
Answer: At the bottom.
25) History
Question: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common?
Answer: Unusual names.

Bathroom Cleaner Gets Golden Plunger Award

Steve Oswald isn't getting back the $156.94 he charged the city for cleaning a public bathroom. However, he did get the attention of city officials who promised to take better care of the bathroom — and honored his efforts Tuesday with the Golden Plunger Award.
Oswald, 45, said he didn't expect to be reimbursed after billing the west Michigan tourist town for the work he did last month. But he did say he appreciated the award, a toilet plunger spray-painted gold and set on an oak stand.
The city has replaced some of the fixtures in the bathroom and will hire a cleaning company to keep it tidy.
Mayor Tony Vettori was quoted by The Grand Rapids Press as saying he was glad Oswald "lifted the lid on this problem."

Woman Faces Federal Jail Time Over Spilled Soda

An Idaho woman is facing federal charges and possible jail time after refusing to pay for a soda and then spilling it on a counter in a case she calls a waste of taxpayer's money.
U.S. Attorney Tom Moss plans to bring two charges against Natalie Walters, 39, stemming from an Aug. 20 incident at the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center. If convicted, she could face up to six months in federal prison.
Walters, who routinely takes her father to the Boise hospital for treatment, said there is no posted price for soda refills at the center's cafeteria, and she's typically charged between $1 and $1.50 for filling her mug but, on Aug. 20, she was charged $3.80, which lead to the dispute and Walters dumping the soda on the cafeteria counter.
"My father is a veteran. It is a federal facility for veterans. This should have been handled differently," she told the paper. "This is extreme. This is totally extreme. Well, if they have that much time on their hands, go for it."

Bambi & Thumper


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pie chart

£50 fine for taking a nap

Tired motorists are always being told to take a break on long journeys.
So Emma Faulkner thought she was doing the right thing when she pulled into a motorway services at midnight on the way home from London to Preston.
After dozing off in the car park, she woke at 4.30am and drove the remaining 60km (35 miles) of her journey - only to be sent a £50 fine a few days later.
The 24-year-old had been caught by cameras which snapped her number plate for overstaying the two-hour parking limit at Lymm Services on the M6, near Warrington.

Painters shortcut leads to big disappointment

A paint job which produced a shining silver sock has left bosses red-faced.
Contractors sprucing up North Promenade took an astonishing short cut when they came across the abandoned footwear tied to a railing. Rather than remove it - they painted OVER it!
The lazy workers were today blasted by council bosses who described the gaff as an "embarrassing mistake".
Resort visitors and fellow decorating firms labeled it "the laziest thing we've ever seen".

Mayor helps homeless man reunite with dog

Just recently, James Clark could be seen outside of stores with his dog's bowl pleading for money to get his best friend, Cosmo, out of a shelter. Clark, who is homeless, was saving the money he normally would use to eat to reunite with his dog and best friend.
Cosmo was placed into a city animal shelter when Clark was arrested for using public transit in Sacramento without paying. "I had light-rail warrants, you know," Clark said. "I got out in less than 24 hours just getting some warrants cleared and he's stuck in there (shelter) ... almost a week."Clark, worried he needed to raise more than $130 to get Cosmo out, said he missed the dog's companionship. "If somebody walks by your dog, (it) lets you know who you can trust and who you can't," Clark said.
Then Clark got help from an unlikely source. Mayor Heather Fargo - an admitted animal lover - heard Clark's story and sympathized."Especially if you're homeless, having your pet that's your best friend," Fargo said. "That's the animal that is there with you, and there's a lot of comfort in that."The mayor called animal control, which placed a hold on Cosmo, which meant he wouldn't be given away or euthanized. Animal authorities said they would be flexible with Clark's situation. After Clark agreed to have Cosmo neutered, the city dropped the bill to $60.
With news video.

Please take a seat under the tree

How do you sleep

These animals are just sleeping

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harmless Minivan Prank

The Great Escape

'Upside Down Rainbow'

Exceptional atmospheric conditions created a rare and stunning display in the skies above Cambridge.
At 4.45pm on Sunday, a circumzenithal arc - which looks like a bright, upside-down rainbow was visible above the city.
Cambridge-based astronomer Jacqueline Mitton captured the stunning sight, caused by sunlight being refracted through ice crystals high in the atmosphere, with her camera. The phenomenon is rarely seen outside the polar regions.
She said: "The conditions have to be just right: you need the right sort of ice crystals and the sky has to be clear. It's quite surprising for this to occur somewhere like Cambridge, usually it is in places that are colder."
The intensity of the colors in the rainbow was heightened by the sun being at the optimum spot in the sky - 22 degrees. A Met Office spokeswoman said: "They are fairly rare. It is convex to the sun and is formed by refraction in suitably-oriented ice crystals and may show vivid rainbow coloring, as in this case."
Astronomer Jacqueline Mitton took this shot of the 'upside-down rainbow', a rare atmospheric phenomenon, which appeared above Cambridge over the weekend.

A duck that’s chicken of water

A Chinese farmer is baffled after he bought a duck that has feet like a chicken and is scared of water.
Curious villagers in Huangjin village, Xicheng town, are flocking to the home of Fu Haiwen to see the duck.
Fu said he bought the duck and was surprised to see it did not have webbed feet.
"It never went with the other ducks to swim in the river," he explained.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cat Workouts

A Cat on an Imaginary Treadmill
Cats on Treadmill

In the News

The woman was unhappy with the ears of her rabbit
A woman dialled 999 because a rabbit she bought via a newspaper advert did not have floppy ears, Central Scotland Police have said.
The force is urging the public not to dial 999 unless they are faced with a genuine emergency.
The reminder comes after operators, who receive 34,000 999 calls a year, said the number was being dialled for "wholly inappropriate reasons".
Federal Workers Owe Billions in Delinquent Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in late taxes from nearly half a million federal employees and retirees that did not pay more than $3.5 billion in taxes owed last year.
The agency with the most delinquent employees was the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly 4.2 percent of its 747,000 workers are delinquent.
The IRS would not provide comparable data for the general population.
The Executive Office of the President, which includes the White House, has 58 employees who did not pay more than $319,000. More than 1,000 Capitol Hill workers are on the list.
Cell Phone Ban for California Operators
The state's top rail safety regulator said Monday he would seek an emergency order banning train operators from using cell phones, as federal investigators sought to determine whether the engineer of a commuter train was text messaging before a crash that killed 25 people.
Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said some railroad operators have policies prohibiting the personal use of cell phones, but they're widely ignored."Our order would make it the law and we'll go after violators. We owe it to the public," he said.
A check-up by the check-out
Dentist opens supermarket surgery.
A dental surgery has opened in a supermarket in Greater Manchester. Sainsbury's say that the private dentist clinic in its Sale branch is the first in a supermarket in the UK. It will be open seven days a week and follows the opening of a GP surgery at a Sainsbury's supermarket at Heaton Park, Manchester, in March.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Prairie Dog Communicating

In the News

'B' is for Bribery?
Chicago School District Pays Students Cash for Grades
Good grades may have lost their currency in the school yard, but a new program paying students for their As, Bs and even Cs could be sending the wrong message, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
Up to 5,000 freshmen at 20 public high schools in Chicago will be tested every five weeks in five different subjects. An average grade of C earns students $20, a B pulls in $35 and an A is worth $50 — half in cash up front and the rest to be paid out upon graduation.
A straight-A student can earn $4,000 by the end of sophomore year through the Harvard-developed program, according to the newspaper.
Some, like chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan, applaud the introduction of a "middle class" incentive to the mostly lower-income district. But others aren’t so keen in this very literal investment in education.
No More
Yorkshire Coast College have removed the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to cause offence to ethnic minorities or religious groups.
The Evening News was tipped off about the move by an outraged member of staff who described the college as "a joke" and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill has slammed the initiative as "political correctness gone mad". A college spokesman said the decision had been made in accordance with Ofsted guidelines and was aimed at increasing inclusion and diversity.

10 Reasons Why Every Home Should Have a Cat

You thought that cats are good for nothing except eating and sleeping.

1. They can do your taxes for you.
2. They are good with computers.
3. They can guard your house for you.
4. Cats can drive you to work and fetch your kids from school.
5. Cats are good photographers.
6. Cats can help with the chores at home.
7. While cats may not help to bring home the bacon, they do help to bring home the fish.
8. They are always up to date on the latest trends. (exercising)
9. They are the most suitable candidates for Santa when Christmas is round the corner.
10. And last but not least, you can always depend on your cat to help save the day.