Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rollerblading With My Dog


Music Juke Box

Just click on a year and listen to your favorite songs.
1940’s JuKeBoX
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Dog sings and accompanies himself on keyboard

The amazing and furry Porter 9-Volt, the musically inclined canine, performs a quick composition entitled "bow-wow-ruff-ruff."


If You Can Raed Tihs, You Msut Be Raelly Smrat

Chances are you've seen this in your inbox:
"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
Chances are you also understand it. It purports that the order of the letters inside a given word doesn't matter, as long as the first and last letters of each word are in the right place.
You can read the words because the human mind reads words as a whole, and not letter-by-letter.
Well, that's what it says. But while it's entertaining and ego-boosting (that is, if you can read it), it ain't exactly so.
The e-mail, while partially correct in its overall hypohsetis — um, hypothesis — is "very irresponsible in several important ways," says Denis Pelli, professor of psychology and neural science at New York University.
First of all — oops — there was never a study done at Cambridge University. And therein lies a tale.
The e-mail was originally sent around without mentioning Cambridge; it got added after the Times of London interviewed a Cambridge neuropsychologist for comment.
Matt Davis, a senior research scientist at Cambridge University's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, spent some time tracking down the origin of this letter-transposition story.
He found that it comes from a letter written in 1999 by Graham Rawlinson, a specialist in child development and educational psychology, to New Scientist magazine in response to an article written about the effects of reversing short chucks of speech.


TAXING SITUATIONS... A visitor from Holland was chatting with his American friend and was jokingly explaining about the red, white and blue in the Netherlands' flag. "Our flag symbolizes our taxes," he said. "We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bill, and blue after we pay them." "The same with us," the American said, "only we see stars, too."
VISITING THE IRS... A man walked into the tax collector's office and sat down and smiled at everyone. "May I help you?" said the clerk in charge. "No," said the man. "I just wanted to meet the people I have been working for all these years."
DEDUCTION... A stockbroker received notice from the IRS that he was being audited. He showed up at the appointed time and place with all his financial records, then sat for what seemed like hours as the auditor pored over them. Finally the IRS agent looked up and commented, "You must have been a tremendous fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." "Why would you say that?" asked the broker. "Because you've made more brilliant deductions on your last three returns than Sherlock Holmes made in his entire career."

Monday, March 30, 2009


Fast food is the food that can be prepared and served very quickly. Modern fast food is associated with global chains of fast food restaurants like Burger King, McDonald’s, KFC and the like. And country wise, United States probably would be the first country you would think of if asked about fast food. However fast food chains are not the only sources of this food and it can be found, most likely, in every country in the world.
Fast Food From Europe
Zapiekanki - somewhat similar to a pizza but much less salty - is a popular Polish fast-food composed of a long baguette, sprinkled with chopped mushrooms, meaty toppings and cheese and then heated to melt the cheese, poured on top with ketchup, mayonnaise and additionally other toppings.

Fast Food From Asia & Australia.

The meat pie and sausage rolls are examples of traditional take-away foods. Typically found in many takeaway shops is the ‘Australian Hamburger’. This is mainly distinguished from other hamburgers by the range of fillings available. An order with all fillings is known as a ‘Hamburger with the Lot’. The fillings include lettuce, tomato, cheese, beetroot, grilled onion, bacon, a fried egg and pineapple.

A Look Back: 15 Vintage Household Ads

Take a peek at these cutting-edge household inventions of the past.
Household chores may never feel effortless, but appliances that make our day-to-day lives easier have definitely come a long way over the decades.
Take a fun look back at vintage ads that tout then-innovative inventions, such as the gas range, electric broom, portable television and more!


Crayola Crayon Colors

What is or was your favorite color?
Colors in Order

Guess who's coming through the Cat Door......


Sunday, March 29, 2009

For you Cat Lovers

The SnoozePal™ Hammock-in-a-Box
Here is a box in which your cat will happily hang out for hours. Made of heavy-duty cardboard, it encloses a comfy hammock to snuggle in, gives your kitty an elevated spot off the ground, and has porthole windows to keep an eye on the neighborhood. What else does a happy cat need?
And, yes, the box is extremely durable and its hard, smooth surface discourages scratching. SnoozePal™ is absolutely the cutest thing ever!
Elegant cat hammock will make you and your cat happy!
This is the cat hammock your cat will love, the best cat bed to rest in, especially after some vigorous cat tree climbing. The cat hammock molds to your cat's shape, providing it with a sense of warmth, security, and ultimate comfort.

Girl earned all 33 badges... by the age of nine

When Rebecca Hooper joined the Cubs, she was determined to be more than just one of the pack.
It took her little more than a year to earn all 33 available activity badges.
She has become the first girl in the country and, at the age of nine, the youngest Cub of either sex to achieve the feat.

Rebecca, who was ten this month, has been saluted for her 'determination and
enthusiasm' by the Scout Association after mastering activities ranging from astronomy to animal care and DIY to martial arts.
Girls have been allowed in the Cubs since 1991, and Rebecca chose them over the Brownies because she found their activities more appealing.
She set to work after a pack leader jokingly told her that she needed to 'pass all the badges' before she could achieve her silver Scouting award.
Rebecca, of Toft Monks, near Beccles, Norfolk, hopes to become a vet and particularly enjoyed looking after her family's pets for the animal career badge.
Triumphant: Rebecca is the youngest UK member of the scouting movement ever to have earned all 33 activity badges
For the Air Activities badge, she took her first flight in a small private aeroplane, which was organised by her stepfather Mik Horn, an IT technician, who has a private pilot's licence.
Other badges saw Rebecca also attend judo lessons, make a computer desk, cook her family a roast dinner, repair a puncture on her bicycle, visit a synagogue, learn how to read a map, sail a boat and tidy up her local churchyard.
Her mother Helen Horn, a teacher, said: 'I am really proud of her. She has been really dedicated and has had to work very hard to achieve this.'
Rebecca's passion for Scouting is in the blood. Her mother was a Queen's Guide, the highest Girl Guide award in her day, and her grandfather ran a Scout troop.
Rebecca, a pupil at Glebeland Primary School, will join the Sea Scouts in September - and her next aim is to get all their 60 badges. Her brother Ben, 12, is in the Sea Scouts, who meet in the same hall on the same night as her Cub pack.
There is clearly something in the Norfolk air that inspires the Cubs - last year the Mail told how ten-year-old Ben Spratling, from Norwich, won all 33 badges along with Leon Johnson, also ten, from Stockport.


Saturday, March 28, 2009


Lion Cub
Albino Lion


Lion Dog


Freedom Tower is out, World Trade Center is in

Agency changes name of building to replace towers destroyed on 9/11
The agency that owns the site says that the signature 1,776-foot skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be known as One World Trade Center.
The building under construction at the site was named the Freedom Tower in the first master plan. Officials at the time said the tallest, most symbolic of five planned towers at the site would demonstrate the country's triumph over terrorism.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman Anthony Coscia says the agency refers to the building as One World Trade Center. He says it's the building's legal name and "the one that's easiest for people to identify with."
"As we market the building, we will ensure that it is presented in the best possible way — and 1 World Trade Center is the address that we're using," said Coscia.
"It's the one that is easiest for people to identify with — and frankly, we've gotten a very interested and warm reception to it."
The name change for the 102-story, $3.1 billion skyscraper, unveiled after a PA board meeting, drew a sharp rebuke from former Gov. George Pataki, whose April 24, 2003, speech gave the building its brand.
"The Freedom Tower is not simply another piece of real estate and not just a name for marketing purposes," Pataki said.
"In design and name, it is symbolic of our commitment to rise above the attacks of Sept. 11. Where 1 and 2 World Trade Center once stood, there will be a memorial with two voids to honor the heroes we lost — and, in my view, those addresses should never be used again."

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pizza vending machine makes its debut

"This is not just a vending machine, it's a mini-pizzeria"
A vending machine that bakes fresh pizza in minutes for a few euros has got Italian chefs in a whirl before it hits the streets in the coming weeks.
The bright-red "Let's Pizza" machine uses infra-red rays and technology developed at the University of Bologna to knead flour and water into dough, spread it with tomato sauce and a choice of topping, and cook it - all in less than three minutes.
Its developer, Claudio Torghele, says the machine has proved popular in trials in two Italian regions, but gourmets say it is an affront to traditional methods of cooking the classic dish.

Anyone Hungry for a..........


One of a Kind... Armchair


Sorry For The Inconvenience


Oops!!! Engineering Mistake


Thursday, March 26, 2009

4-Pound, 4,800-Calorie Burger

Michigan Minor League Stadium to Offer the Burger
The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.
The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-inch sesame-seed bun.
By the way if you are able to eat the entire 4 Pounder in one sitting you get a T-shirt.

White Tigers Get A New Mommy

When hurricane Hannah separated two white tigers from their mother,
Anjana came to the Rescue.

Anjana, a chimp at TIGERS in South Carolina , was surrogate mom and playmate to the cubs, even helping with bottle feeding. But here's the truly amazing part : Anjana does it all the time, having helped raised a leopard and lion cubs on several occasions.

Anyone Home


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keeping warm


In the News

Why Toddlers Don't Do What They're Told
Are you listening to me? Didn't I just tell you to get your coat? Helloooo! It's cold out there...
So goes many a conversation between parent and toddler. It seems everything you tell them either falls on deaf ears or goes in one ear and out the other. But that's not how it works.
Toddlers listen, they just store the information for later use, a new study finds.
Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol
A team of veterinarians has found a surprising link between compulsive tail-chasing in dogs and high cholesterol, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice.
The finding adds to a growing body of evidence -- mostly from studies on humans -- that high cholesterol may be a marker for behavioral problems such as panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder, which could be expressed by frequent tail-chasing falls in dogs.
Bouts of tail-chasing can also occur after a dog experiences physical trauma, surgery or illness, noted Hasan Batmaz, a member of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Turkey's University of Uludag, who conducted the study along with a team of colleagues.
Certain breeds, such as bull terriers and German shepherds, seem to chase their tails more often than others.
For the study, the researchers took blood samples from 15 otherwise healthy dogs that were compulsive tail-chasers. To serve as controls, 15 dogs that rarely chase their tails were included in the study as well.

Spider-Man to the Rescue

BANGKOK — A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday.
Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.
Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a novel approach to the problem.
The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said.
"I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," Somchai told local television.
The young boy immediately stood up and walked into his rescuer's arms, police said.
Somchai said he keeps the Spider-Man costume and an outfit of Japanese television character Ultraman at the station in order to liven up school fire drills.

Dog rescued from tree

A Knoxville Tennessee family's young hound dog may turn out to be quite the bird dog.
"Buford", a 5-month-old hound mix, had to be rescued by utility crews after somehow climbing to the top of a 20-foot tree in his family's Knoxville yard.
No one saw Buford make his way up the tree, but by the time his rescuers returned him to the ground a small crowd had gathered.
Tyler Wilson, Buford's owner, says he's never seen anything like it.

Line Up

It's feeding time at Chiba zoological park in Japan.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Believe it or Not

Golfer hits hole-in-one on her first hole of her first game
Okay, ready for your you-gotta-be-kidding-me story of the week, if not the year?
Your setting: lovely St. Petersburg, Florida. Your heroine: 62-year-old Norweigan native Unni Haskell, who, after two months' worth of golf lessons, teed up her first-ever shot on a real live golf course.
On the first tee of the nine-hole par-3 Cypress Links in St. Pete, Ms. Haskell pulled out a driver -- this is a hundred-yard hole, but remember, Ms. Haskell had never played before -- and drilled a 75-yard corker that bumped, ran and ended up right in the hole.
That's right ... on the first swing of the first hole of the first course she ever played, Unni Haskell hit a hole-in-one.
"I didn't know it was that big of a deal, I thought all golfers do this.''

U.S. Money

A collection of old money Marty Robbins provides the music.
What Is The Largest Denominations of Currency?

Sign Very Clear...

So what part of this sign you don’t understand?

Senior wedding planner

Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Florida, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds ."
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism and scoliosis?"
Pharmacist: "Definitely."
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease?"
Pharmacist: "Absolutely."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "We’d like to use this store as our Bridal Registry.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tough Times

Selling her roof to pay the bills
Residents have raised concerns over the behavior of a neighbor who is knocking down her house piece by piece and selling it off to survive.
Alarmed neighbors say they have seen Janet Muller’s house being turned from a home into an empty shell over the past three months, as she sells off furniture, electrical appliances and now even planks and other fittings.
"This lady really needs help.… Look what she’s doing – everything is in pieces and she’s just selling," said worried neighbor Danie de Beer.
De Beer said Muller’s family was aware of the situation but apparently did not want any thing to do with her.
One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said it was heartbreaking to see what Muller was doing. She said they feared for Muller’ s safety since she was vulnerable in the dilapidated home.
"Our suburb has changed from a quiet one to a noisy one. This street has become so busy because people want to see what’s happening," said the resident.
Another resident, who also did not want to be named, said the only time the authorities paid attention was when Muller stripped the electricity meter at her box.
According to the resident, municipal officials came to disconnect Muller’s electricity when notified .
Friday, two men were busy dismantling the roof. Floorboards had been partially stripped and there was no toilet or bathroom, or furniture, left in the home.
I am selling to buy. " She said she was doing nothing wrong. "I’m living peacefully here."
Japanese homeless living in internet cafes
The economic crisis is taking its toll on Japan with rising levels of homelessness. But some Japanese have found a most unusual new home. An hour outside the capital, Tokyo, an internet café is no longer just a place to hang out. It has small private rooms that can be rented out for around £10 a night. Residents can order food and even take a shower. If they stay for more than a month, they can even register the café as their address for job hunting and so that they can receive government funds.

Maru the Cat

Maru's Introduction Video

Maru investigates with a paper bag on his head
Because there is a hole at the bottom of the paper bag, Maru can watch from there.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Spelling was not a Requirement.

Anyone up for the Challenge.....

Does anyone know how to Pronounce the name?

Dog eats $400 in cash

A North Carolina family are attempting to retrieve $400 of cash swallowed by their dog.
Kelley Davis’ greater Swiss mountain dog, Augie, swallowed $400 cash she had left on her dresser table at home.
Since then Kelley, 42, and her family have been monitoring the dog’s toilet habits closely in order to retrieve as much of the lost money as possible.
A suitable time after swallowing the cash Kelley took Augie for a walk and in his droppings she found the remains of three $100 bills and five $20 notes.
She said: "I grabbed the garden hose and shouted ‘kids, get the colander’ – I’m out there panning for gold."
Davis has so far retrieved remnants of $160, which she is hoping to exchange for new bills.
US federal rules state a note can be replaced if more than 50 percent of a bill is identifiable.
Dog Poops Out Money

Motor Scooter Granny


BGT FINAL - Connie Talbot

I posted this long ago and evryone enjoyed it.
Connie Talbot has released her first album "Over The Rainbow" available in the UK.
Non UK residents can purchase the album directly from Connie's website:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tow Truck


A fifth wheel allows for easier parallel parking



Double Dutch Giraffe Babies
Porcupine Babies are Fluffy

Dirt that's Cheap


New home for lost otter cub Dylan

An otter which latched on to two teenagers who were sledging then followed them home is being cared for at a Skye animal sanctuary.
The cub was spotted in snow under a bush at Windygates, Fife, in February.
He has been nicknamed Dylan because one of the youngsters was playing a harmonica - an instrument synonymous with singer Bob Dylan.
The cub was initially cared for at the SSPCA Wildlife Rescue Centre at Middlebank, then transferred to Skye.
He is now being cared for at the International Otter Survival Fund's (IOSF), where he is one of 12 being looked after until they are old enough to be released into the wild.
IOSF's Grace Yoxon said Dylan's story was one of the more unusual the charity had encountered.
She said: "From what I heard, he was in the snow under a bush and the teenagers heard him crying.
"The teenagers did the sensible thing by leaving him where he was and seeking help rather than pick the otter up straight away.
"But it followed them home. One of the two had a harmonica, but I can't say whether it was attracted to its sound."
Given the involvement of the instrument, the IOSF decided to name the otter after Dylan - whose songs include Shelter From The Storm and Baby Let Me Follow You Down.
Mrs Yoxon said snow storms this winter may account for the large number of young otters at the hospital.
She said: "We have 12 right now when we usually see 10 or 12 in a year.
"Otters can have young at any time of the year, but there are peaks at winter and around May. The winter births have the harder time."

In the News

Woodpecker terrorizes south Tampa
The woodpecker normally prefers softwood deciduous trees...except in one south Tampa neighborhood.
You would think people would commit a crime and it's just a measly little bird.
Yes, a crime, a senseless act of vandalism.
Car mirrors are now cracked and shattered, all the result of a woodpecker.
Someone has conscience and wishes to repay the debt
A person who ate at an Indian restaurant 13-years-ago and left without paying the bill has sent £60 and a letter of apology to police.
The anonymous note said the meal at the Aroma in Mumbles near Swansea had not cost more than £10 but the rest of the money was compensation for the owner.
The restaurant was bulldozed a few years ago to make way for apartments.
South Wales Police are appealing for whoever ran it at the time to contact them so they can pass on the cash.
The letter - along with three £20 notes - was sent to Cockett Police Station.
It reads:
Dear Officer,
I have enclosed a sum of £60, as a way of compensation for not paying for food at a restaurant in 1996.The total sum for the meal and drink was under £10.
However I have decide to pay a larger sum, as way of compensation.
I actually forgot that I didn't pay the restaurant owner for the meal, drink and waiter service.
But now I have remembered I would like to pay the restaurant owner the money that is owed to him/her. The problem is that the restaurant has closed down. It was an Indian restaurant situated on Mumbles Road, opposite Verdi's, next to the old Pilot public house. Please could you also give my apologies to the owner.Thank you

Friday, March 20, 2009

15-year-old Student Suspended for FARTING

An eighth-grader at the Bill Duncan Excel Center in South Lakeland, Jonathan Locke, 15, has been suspended from riding the school bus for three days after being accused of passing gas.
"Jonathan passes gas on the bus to make the other children laugh and it stunk so bad that you can't breathe after he does it," the bus driver wrote on a misbehavior form.
Locke said he wasn't the culprit.
"It wasn't even me," Locke said. "It was a kid who sits in front of me."
Jerome Corbett, senior director of specialized services for the Polk County School District, said there is no specific rule that prohibits students from passing gas on the bus.
"There's a rule against disturbing the bus," Corbett said.
If the flatulence becomes excessive, then Corbett said the bus driver has the responsibility to report it to the school administrator.

Foreign Language Ban

A Nottingham postmaster has said he will refuse to serve people in his post office if they cannot speak English.
Deva Kumarasiri, who moved to England from Sri Lanka 18 years ago, runs the Sneinton Boulevard Post Office.
Mr Kumarasiri said he could not serve people if he did not understand what they were asking for.
In a statement, Post Office Counters Ltd said its "branches were open to all customers" and "steps would be taken" to ensure this at the Sneinton store.
Mr Kumarasiri said he had turned away about six customers after he said they wasted his time and infuriated other customers because they could not understand English.
"If somebody stands up and says 'sorry, I can't serve you if you can't speak English', then they'll think twice," he said.
"I am part of a service but how can I serve them if I don't understand what they are asking for?" The 40-year-old felt he was only asking people to make the same efforts he had done himself.
"I was born and raised in a different country, my language was different, my religion was different.
"But when I came to England I obeyed the British way of life, I got into the British way of life.
"That is what I ask everyone else to do - respect the country where you are working and living." Mr Kumarasiri said his idea was popular in the local community.
" This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with basic communication. "
Mike Clarke, Bideford, Devon

Store owner takes on litterbugs

A village shopkeeper is marking wrappers and drinks bottles with the names of children who buy them in a bid to discourage them from littering.
Yvonne Froud, 52, took action after becoming fed up with the rubbish collecting in Joys Green in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
She said the village, particularly the children, had taken the campaign on board.
"It's made a great difference. The whole village is a lot cleaner."
"We had a good old clean up with the help of the council," she added.
Campaign working
The shopkeeper said the children understood the reason behind the clean up when it was explained to them.
She said: "It is just a question of taking responsibility. It is just a bit of education and it seems to be working. Nobody has really complained. If they do, we'll take it into account.
"On the whole the feedback has been good."
The clean-up campaign began four weeks ago when the children were encouraged, with the incentive of an Easter egg, to pick up sweet and crisp packets.
Mrs Froud said if named wrappers were found on the streets, she had a chat to the "offender" who was temporarily banned from the shop or asked to pick up some litter as a consequence.
She said the campaign would continue "because it is working".

Strange but true!

Mosquito repellents don't repel.
The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. I keep my toothbrush in the living room now.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.
No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.

The wingspan of the B-36, a retired USAF bomber, was twice as long.

American Airlines saved $40, 000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first 'Marlboro Man.'
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
A duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why.
The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cat Trapped In Window


White House Fountains Turned Green

White House Fountains Turned Green for St. Patrick’s Day at Michelle Obama’s Request
The water in the fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House has been dyed green to mark the national holiday of Ireland.
First Lady Michelle Obama came up with the idea for the festive touch.

Funny and Smart Dog


Mesmerizing birds formation in South Africa.

Probably starlings.
They do that just before settling to roost

Cat vs Fly

Cat - 0
Fly - 1

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How to feed eight hungry mouths


Some people don't want to let go of their childhood


80 years

Crowds in front of Federal Hall
Great Depression & the Credit Crunch.
Click to Enlarge

The Original


I'm Confused

I don't speak any English

Resignation By Cake

Man resigns from job by handing in notice on cake
A man told his boss he was leaving his job by writing a resignation letter on a cake.
Today I gave a two week's notice of my intent to resign. The letter was written in frosting on a full sheet size cake. The cake was delicious and it was well received.
Dear Mr. Bowers,
During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim. However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding team and I wish this organization only the finest in future endeavors.
Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27.
W. Neil Berrett"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Manatee Squash


Mexican Bailout


Stars Who Left Their Hit Shows Too Soon

Wayne Rogers
When Wayne Rogers signed up for "M*A*S*H" he thought he was going to take over the juicy part created by Elliott Gould in the feature film version. But instead, he became Hawkeye Pierce's sidekick. He wasn't pleased. To add insult to injury, producers put a morals clause in his contract that stated that they could fire him if they didn't like his off-screen behavior. As a result, Wayne quit the show and was sued for breach of contract. The only problem? He never signed the contract to begin with. Wayne later expressed regret for leaving the show when he did, saying if he knew how long the series would last he would have sucked it up, shut his mouth, and stuck around.
Gabe Kaplan
At the end of Season 3 of "Welcome Back, Kotter" everyone expected that John Travolta would leave the show — he was the break-out star and had a hit movie with "Saturday Night Fever." No one expected that Gabe Kaplan, aka Mr. Kotter, would decide to split too. After all, he was the title character, and he'd created the series based on his own childhood friends. But creative differences with producer James Komack were more than Gabe could take, so he decided to pack it in and go back to stand-up comedy. He made only a handful of appearances in the fourth and final season of the series and has barely been seen on TV or in movies since. But don't cry for Mr. Koh-ter; he's now a professional poker player whose tournament winnings total over $1.3 million as of 2008.
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Like Delta Burke, Courtney Thorne-Smith asked to get out of her "Ally McBeal" contract at the end of the third season because of weight issues. But Courtney's problem was that she was getting too thin. Trying to keep up with waiflike costars Calista Flockhart and Portia de Rossi meant that Thorne was dieting too much, working out too hard, and pushing herself to exhaustion. So she chose health (and husband) over stardom, and left the show at its peak. She and her next costar, Jim Belushi, were much less competitive about their weight on "According to Jim."
Chevy Chase
In perhaps the lamest-ever reason for leaving a hit show, Chevy Chase quit "Saturday Night Live" at the beginning of the second season for a girl who lived in Los Angeles. Jacqueline Carlin did marry Chevy (she was his second wife), but they divorced four years later. "SNL" celebrates its 34th anniversary this year. You do the math.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Funny Animals


Russian Lake Baikal

Scenery view of Russian lake Baikal, the biggest lake in Russia and Europe.