Friday, June 20, 2008

Ever Wonder…...

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?
Why don’t you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on "Start"?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?
When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?
Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes?
Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

My Babies

These are not mother and her numerous kids, this is a "Baby Doll Fair", a strange event in St. Petersburg, Russia where dolls of infants, toddlers and babes are widely presented and being sold.

Kids are Great

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Skunks reek havoc under family’s home

A family's dream home became a stinky nightmare after skunks moved in. They chewed underneath Kerry McCullough's house in Sheffield Lake, about 20 miles west of Cleveland, and started their own family.
McCullough said the odor from the four skunks is like the stench of burning plastic, so bad that it hurt his lungs.
The squatters went unnoticed until the heat was turned on last winter. The McCulloughs' house uses hot water heat with exposed pipes running under the floors. When a skunk brushed up against the pipes, it would spray.
"It would be 30 degrees, and I'd have the windows open," said Karen McCullough, 46. "I'd go to the grocery store and people would say, 'It smells like skunk.'"
What's really foul is how much damage the critters can cause. The McCulloughs had to replace doors and walls and take their kitchen apart, for a total cost of about $75,000.
Kerry McCullough said at least his insurance doesn't stink: It covered most of the bills.

Could this be jealous neighbors

Woman Who Had Home Built On ABC's Extreme Makeover May Lose House
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- ABC's Extreme Makeover, Home Edition built a new home for a Seminole County woman running a neighborhood charity. But Channel 9 found out that same neighborhood could make her lose the home for good.
Starting last spring, complaints from neighbors brought code enforcement to the house and Sadie Holmes is facing hundreds of dollars in fines per day. The new home was built on the site of a previous home on Amanda Street.
Sadie Holmes says she is faced with a $15,000 fine. Code Enforcement plans to file a lien at the end of the month and if that happens, Holmes said she'll probably go into foreclosure.
"I'm here doing something good and I get a slap in my face and it hurts," said Holmes.
Sarah Lynn Brown said...
That is just low. The neighbors need to get a grip and if they don't like her charity work THEY should be the ones to move. The world needs more people that help others. I imagine if they went and offered to help her they would find out what good is being done and get over what small inconveniance her operation may entail.

At the Car Wash

Woman takes the car wash seriously and hosed down the interior of her car

Hula Hoop Swivels Into Its 50th Year

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Hula Hoop -- the iconic toy that had more hips swiveling than Elvis Presley did -- turned 50 Thursday.
It may be hard to believe in an age of high-tech gadgetry and video games, but the Hula Hoop used to be the coolest toy around.
The hoopla began 50 years ago when entrepreneurs Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin sought a trademark for a thin plastic loop and went on to found a toy company called Wham-O.
They charged $1.98 for the Hula Hoop and sold more than 100 million, which adds up to more than one hoop for every two Americans at the time.
The Hula Hoop became so popular that the former Soviet Union banned the toy as a symbol of the "emptiness of American culture."
Then the fad went flat, and Hula Hoops began gathering dust in garages across the country.
Luckily Wham-O had another toy: a flying disc called a Frisbee.