Friday, March 14, 2008

“Blown away”

This is a great picture that appeared on the cover of a very small county news paper here in the southwest of England. It was taken on the coast as a major storm rolled through last week with sustained winds of 50 mph with 70mph gusts!!! The photographer was out doing shots of the raging storm surge on the water, and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to catch this shot. On the inside of the newspaper it showed a series of 3 pictures displaying the entire launch and fall of this hapless coastal wanderer.

This dog can balance a ball on his nose

Albino Koala

Handy Conversions

Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter: Eskimo Pi

2000 pounds of Chinese soup: Won ton

1 millionth of a mouthwash: 1 microscope

Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement: 1 bananosecond

Weight an evangelist carries with God: 1 billigram

Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour: Knot-furlong

16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone: 1 Rod Serling

Half of a large intestine: 1 semicolon

1000 aches: 1 megahurtz

Basic unit of laryngitis: 1 hoarsepower

Shortest distance between two jokes: A straight line (think about it for a moment)

453.6 graham crackers: 1 pound cake

1 million-million microphones: 1 megaphone

1 million bicycles: 2 megacycles

365.25 days: 1 unicycle

2000 mockingbirds: 2 kilomockingbirds

10 cards: 1 decacards

1 kilogram of falling figs: 1 Fig Newton

1000 grams of wet socks: 1 literhosen

1 millionth of a fish: 1 microfiche

1 trillion pins: 1 terrapin

10 rations: 1 decoration

100 rations: 1 C-ration

2 monograms: 1 diagram

8 nickels: 2 paradigms

2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital: 1 I.V. League

100 Senators: Not 1 decision

A whale of a storm…

The Game Master

Play with Jello

Click on Picture

Adventurous dog hitches ride on bus

Six-year-old bulldog Louis shocked Blackpool's early rising commuters at around 7am on Monday morning when he hopped on board a bus in South Shore traveling into the resort. The wayward hound left the driver of the Blackpool Transport bus so astounded he contacted his Rigby Road base for advice on how to deal with his extra passenger.
Meanwhile his worried owners, Phil and Anne Wood, were scouring nearby streets looking for Louis – who escaped when heavy winds blew open a gate outside their Lytham Road home. Concerned Phil, 57, was only updated on the AWOL mutt when he had a stroke of luck after ringing the police.
He said: "It was sheer coincidence – one of the ladies on the desk said she had spotted a large brown dog on their bus. I couldn't believe it because he has never been on a bus before."
Chris Sage, the inspector on duty, advised the astonished driver to keep the pet onboard as he came into the firm's Rigby Road depot. He said: "We told the driver to issue an unpaid ticket (which the owner would pay later) for the dog, but understandably he was reluctant to approach the dog."The bus came into town and changed drivers but he still didn't get off. The dog's owner rang and we told him to avoid paying 40p for another journey he could arrive to pick up his dog in Cleveleys."
It was only when Louis' remarkable journey came to an end close to the stricken ferry Riverdance that Phil could finally collar the adventurous bulldog. Phil added: "It is amazing what he did. But he does everything on instinct so it is not surprising he got on when he saw the bus arrive."