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.