Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Treehouses for Cats


Cool Retro Stroller


Yummy Powdered Peanut Butter


Why Eat Vegetables when there is Chocolates

A bear that was apparently craving something sweet broke into a home in San Bernardino County and devoured a box of chocolates that was in the refrigerator.
A couple in San Antonio Heights arrived home on Saturday afternoon and found the bear in their kitchen, said Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Alsky. They immediately called for help.
The bear had gone by the time sheriff's deputies arrived.
The animal appeared to have pushed aside vegetables in the couple's fridge in favor of a two-pound box of chocolates, Alsky said.
He said the bear also tried to open a bottle of champagne, but was not successful.

Dog eats passport; Student Forced to Stay Home

Student's trip to Peru thwarted when dog nibbles Passport
Twenty minutes before Jon Meier was set to depart for a long-anticipated trip with his North High Spanish class to Peru, his mother delivered some bad news: the dog had eaten his passport. Actually, the dog didn't eat the whole thing. "He had chewed a little bit off the corner," said Meier, 17, who just completed his junior year at North. "The only thing you could not see was a few numbers. Other than that it was pretty much intact. A square centimeter or so was really all that got taken off of a corner." For safe keeping, Meier had placed the passport in a waist band designed to be worn inside the shirt so pickpockets have a harder time lifting money or documents. The waist band was on a table when their dog Sunshine, a 1-year-old golden retriever, grabbed it. The waist band was borrowed from a friend and the different smell may have aroused the dog's curiosity, Meier said, noting that it is ironic that a device intended to protect the passport may have been the reason it was damaged. Sunshine also chewed up some cash, he said. Still, Meier left that day, June 16, for the 12-day trip.
The students took a bus to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, then took a connecting flight to Miami. Airline officials in Chicago had no problem with the cornerless passport. "The Chicago airport said it was fine and they let me fly to Miami with the group," Meier said. "In Miami, after we had already had a flight delay, we started to board and they wouldn't let me on. "They said that Chicago shouldn't have let me come down in the first place," he said. Authorities told Meier it didn't matter that most of the passport was intact and legible. "Mutilated was the word they used," he said. "They knew it was a group trip. They weren't able to take that into account. It still wasn't by their code." Officials at the Miami airport told Meier that if they let him out of the country with the damaged passport, he would have trouble getting back into the U.S. His Spanish teacher, Chico LaBarbera, intervened on Meier's behalf, but the airline officials wouldn't let the student continue on the trip. While a plane left with the group, Meier took a flight back to Chicago, where his parents picked him up at 4 a.m.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Creative Advertising


How NOT to Buckle Up your Child!


Email Alert!

If you receive an email from the Department of Health telling you not to eat canned pork because of swine flu – ignore it.
It’s just spam

Verizon Wireless Surprises Customer

The Verizon "can you hear me guy" and network show up and follow someone around, just like on TV. He and everyone else in the park were taken by surprise.

Skydiving Dog


Puppy to sniff out cancer

A police puppy which will be trained to "sniff out" cancer has been gifted to a charity. Copper, a cocker spaniel, was given to Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs, which trains dogs to detect the scent of cancer from urine samples. The dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes by picking up the odour of changes in insulin levels before alerting owners to potential hypoglycaemic attacks.
Copper was born as part of Strathclyde Police’s puppy breeding program and begins her new life with the Buckinghamshire-based charity today. She is one of a litter of seven pups and her brothers and sisters will begin their regular police dog training in a year.Strathclyde Police dog training sergeant Tracy Reid said: "Our breeding program has been very successful.
"We have had 14 puppies born this year alone including this litter, so we are pleased to be in a position to contribute to a worthy cause by donating one of our dogs. Copper is inquisitive and has lots of energy so we hope she sails through the training."
Claire Guest, founder of Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs, said: "We are very grateful for the support Strathclyde Police has given to our charity and the force’s generous offer of a working cocker spaniel from the breeding program."
The charity published a joint study in the British Medical Journal in 2004 which showed for the first time that dogs can be trained to identify the odor of bladder cancer within urine. The finding opened the way for the new method of diagnosing bladder cancer, which was simple, quick and non-invasive.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Passengers were asked to be ballast because of jammed cargo door

More than 70 holidaymakers refused to fly on a Thomas Cook charter jet to from Majorca to Newcastle after being asked to act as ballast to help redistribute the weight.
The tourists were more than a little surprised to be told they would have to sit at the back of a flight home from the Spanish island because of a problem in the plane’s cargo hold. Some of them were terrified.
A malfunction had apparently caused a door in the cargo hold to jam.
The travelers’ luggage could be stowed only in the front portion of the aircraft.
To counteract the imbalance, they were told to give up their allocated seat numbers and go to the rear of the passenger cabin.
The travelers said their fears were heightened when incoming tourists leaving the plane said it had been one of the worst flights they had experienced.
As a result, a total of 71 holidaymakers declined to get on the Thomas Cook flight, choosing instead to pay hundreds of pounds extra to make their own way home on other airlines.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Todays Posts

I am sorry there were no posts today.
They Will Be Posts Tomorrow.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Did You Know.....


Police Cars


The U.S. of A shreds 7,000 tons of used currency each year.

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Shredded Money
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is selling a 5 pound bag containing approximately $10,000 worth of shredded US currency notes for $45 each.

Car Joke

When is a car not a car?
When it turns into a parking lot.

Minature U.S. Coins

These mini coins are struck from real metal, and are a fun novelty item for kids big & small - or perfect to have on hand when your kids (or a co-worker) are asking to borrow some change again!
The actual mini coins are pictured with a normal state quarter (state quarter not included). You get a MINI cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and dollar, all in one set.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Break Dance Baby


Airport opens restrooms for dogs

A Missouri airport has unveiled its latest luxury amenity -- a pair of rest stops for dogs on the go who have to "go."
The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport formally opened the "rest areas" -- which include park benches, trash cans and plastic bags for cleanup -- this month outside of its Main and East Terminals, the St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.
Airport officials said the 20-by-20-foot areas were designed to be comforting to traveling pooches and their owners.
"We know this is an important service and should ease the worry of many of our travelers, especially those who must fly with service animals," Airport Director Richard Hrabko said in a statement.
The airport is only the latest to offer business-making areas for the dog on the go. Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and Texas' Austin-Bergstrom International Airport both have dog-friendly facilities that officials said are regularly utilized by a number of four-legged travelers.

Lawyer seeks apology for traffic ticket

A policeman picked the wrong person when he ticketed a Washington lawyer for flashing his headlights to acknowledge an upcoming speed trap, the lawyer says.
Mark Zaid, who represents government whistle blowers, doesn't view the $50 ticket he received in Maryland as insignificant and wants an apology from the officer who issued it, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The issue of whether motorists have a right to warn others about speed enforcement zones has been the subject of debate in both the United States and Canada, the Post says.
Because the officer failed to show up for court Tuesday, Zaid's ticket was dismissed but he says he will file a lawsuit unless he receives an apology.
"The more I thought about it, I realized I'm going to make an issue of this," says Zaid. "I like making the government jump through hoops, because they do it to everyone else."
Zaid says he thinks he's found a case of government overstepping its bounds.

Pizza Hut makes a name change

Blame recession cuts. Pizza Hut is slicing the "pizza" from its store name on its boxes and some store signs. The fast food chain will now brand some stores as "The Hut."
However, contrary to earlier reports, the iconic chain won't be changing its name, a Pizza Hut spokesman said Friday. The boxes and some store signs will say "The Hut." Others will retain the Pizza Hut name.
Pizza Hut has recently expanded its menu beyond pizza to include pasta, giving it some reason to alter its branding. The name change as an attempt to transform its stores into hip hangouts. There are more than 10,000 Pizza Huts worldwide.


Where there is love there is life.
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.
What ever you say, what ever you do, I will always love you.
Love is difficult to find, beautiful to have, easy to lose and hard to forget!
An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh.
A dream costs nothing unless you want it to come true.

From John & Yoko


Friday, June 19, 2009

Lions Living with Human Family

Family having one cat, two dogs and three lion cubs

Cowboy uses lariat to lift child to safety from abandoned well

It was a cowboy to the rescue when a 7-year-old boy fell into an abandoned water well in southwest Arkansas.Reed Nations lassoed Jonathan Easter out of the well with a lariat Tuesday morning before rescuers summoned by his grandmother could arrive.
Jonathan was helping his aunt clear brush around an old house near Doddridge, about four miles from the Louisiana border. He fell 20 to 30 feet down the well, which has sand walls. Nations came from a nearby ranch and used a rope lariat to pull Jonathan to safety.
Nations is a modest cowboy. Arkansas State Police Sgt. John Bishop said Nations doesn't want any notoriety.
Firefighters have covered the well.

Election at a Draw, Town goes with High Card Wins

Arizona is a modern place, among the fastest-growing states and home to Phoenix, the nation’s fifth-largest city, with gleaming office towers and a just-opened light rail system.
But now and then, the state’s Western heritage comes storming through the saloon doors to remind one and all just what this place was like not so long ago.
It happened here Monday in the shadow of the Phoenix sprawl, when it came to settling a draw in a local election.
Adam Trenk and Thomas McGuire, both in blue jeans and open-collar shirts, strode nervously into Town Hall with their posses. There stood the town judge. He selected a deck of cards from a Stetson hat and shuffled it — having removed the jokers — six times.
Mr. McGuire, 64, a retired science teacher and two-term incumbent on the Town Council, selected a card, the six of hearts, drawing approving oos and aws from his supporters.
Mr. Trenk, 25, a law student and newcomer to town, stepped forward. He lifted a card — a king of hearts — and the crowd roared. Cave Creek had finally selected its newest Council member.

Must be in Ireland


Funny Animals


Stand up straight and shoulders back for good posture


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Listerine Commercial - the one that everyone hates

From 1973

Chicago zeros in on special license plate number

Driver with "0" as his plate number wrongly gets dozens of parking-related tickets
Chicago authorities say an error while testing equipment led to a man with a license plate reading "0" receiving about 170 tickets he did not deserve.
The Chicago Department of Revenue said it has been using "0" as a placeholder license plate for testing parking ticket equipment and officials were unaware Tom Feddor had that number as his official plate, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
Feddor said that beginning in 1997, his mailbox has been filling up with citations for violations, including parking at expired meters, parking during street-cleaning hours, running stop signs or traffic signals, and parking a truck, recreational vehicle, bus or taxi on a residential street.
Feddor said he went to the Revenue Department and the Department of Administrative Hearings for help, but was unable to resolve the issue. Hearing officer Zipporah Lewis made several calls to officials in an attempt to help Feddor, but he said "the people she encountered at the other end of the phone seemed to be annoyed and bothered by her. Most tried to quickly end the call."
Revenue Department spokesman Ed Walsh told the Tribune officials were unaware there was a "0" plate in circulation -- Feddor's family has been using it for 40 years -- or that he was receiving tickets from the equipment testing. He said the tickets would be wiped out and any fines paid by Feddor would be refunded.
"The test violations should have been dismissed in the database. The majority of the cases (Feddor) contested successfully. But we are taking steps to rectify the situation so in the future an actual registered plate number will not be used to do the testing," Walsh said.

Tractors parade across Iowa

Organizers of the 10th anniversary Great Eastern Iowa Tractorcade said a record number of tractor owners brought their farm equipment to the joyride.
The organizers said 509 tractors registered for this year's 50-mile trek from the Dubuque County Fairgrounds to Dyersville, Iowa, and back again, an increase from last year's record breaking 450 tractors.
The parade, which began Monday and ends Wednesday, stretched for miles. The event attracts tractor fans from across the region.
"We tractor people are a different sort of club," said tractor owner Darold Sindt, of Keystone, Iowa. "For a lot of us, tractors are all we've ever done."


Gold sold from German vending machines
Shoppers in Germany will soon be able to buy gold as easily as bars of chocolate after a firm announced plans to install vending machines selling the precious metal across the country.
TG-Gold-Super-Market aims to introduce the machines at 500 locations including train stations and airports in Germany.
The company, based near Stuttgart, hopes to tap into the increasing interest in buying gold following disillusionment in other investments due to the economic downturn.
Gold prices from the machines – about 30 per cent higher than market prices for the cheapest product – will be updated every few minutes.
Customers using a prototype "Gold to go" machine at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday had the choice of purchasing a 1g wafer of gold for €30, a 10g bar for €245, or gold coins.
A camera on the machine monitors transactions for money laundering controls.

Iowa teen wins national texting contest

An Iowa teenager with extraordinarily quick thumbs has beaten 250,000 competitors to win the top prize in a texting competition in New York.
Kate Moore, 15, of Des Moines won the $50,000 grand prize at the L.G. National Texting Championship, which had its final rounds Monday and Tuesday.
The competition tested speed, accuracy, texting know-how and acronyms.
In one round, contestants had to navigate an obstacle course while texting.
Kate went thumb-to-thumb with Dynda Morgan, 14, of Savannah, Ga., in a final three-round showdown that measured speed in texting lengthy messages without errors.
The third, and tie-breaking, round had both teens rushing to text, "Zippity Dooo Dahh Zippity Ayy…MY oh MY, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine Comin' my way…Zippity Do Dah Zippity Aay! WondeRful Feeling Wonderful day!"
In a text interview, CNN asked Kate, "Do ur thumbs hurt?"
"Hahah not at all! Ud b surprised they don't get stressed out," Kate replied.
Kate's mother Claire said she appreciates always being able to contact her daughter, who typically sends 500 texts a day.