Friday, July 31, 2009

Perfume Sparks Panic At Bank

More than 30 people were treated in hospital after a bank worker sparked panic - with a squirt of perfume. Firefighters and ambulances were called to the Bank of America branch in Fort Worth, Texas, fearing a carbon monoxide leak after two staff members reported feeling sick and dizzy.
A total of 12 people were taken to hospital while 22 others made their own way there and a further 110 were treated at the scene as the bank's management broadcast an alert to nearly 2,000 staff warning them to leave the building if they felt ill. But it then emerged that rather than a gas leak the reason for the chaos was a simple squirt of perfume, the brand of which has not been revealed.
Lt Kent Worley of Fort Worth Fire Department said: "Two employees reported some dizziness in close association with someone spraying on some perfume." He said that when the two reported being dizzy to a supervisor, "an announcement was made over the building's PA system saying that anyone feeling these symptoms should exit the building to an outside location."
Subsequently, he said, many people left the building, but many others continued working "with no ill effect." "We called a [hazardous materials] unit to the scene but they didn't detect anything on their air monitoring unit," he said."
That air monitoring unit can detect carbon monoxide and several other chemicals and products that can be in the air. But they found nothing that would have caused people to get sick." Lt Worley suggested the situation escalated because of 'psychosomatic behaviour', or what medical experts often refer to as 'contagious fear'.
Mary Lynn Crow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas, said: "Your thinking can actually cause you to feel pain or discomfort. Fear is one of the most contagious emotions there is. When you say to people, 'Hey, there is a contaminant in the building and it is making people sick,' then it easy for them to feel accordingly."

National Geographic Rio Antirio Greek


Sara loves to swing at the park.

She has been doing this for about 4 years now and goes absolutely crazy when we mention going to the park. If we can just get her to pump.

Pet cat catches the daily bus for four years

A pet cat has caught the same bus regularly for four years.
Casper: He has been making the journey for so long that all First Bus drivers have now been told to look out for him to ensure he gets off at the right stop.
Casper, which is 12 years old, boards the No3 service at 10.55am from outside his home in Plymouth, Devon, and travels the entire 11-mile route before returning home about an hour later.
On the route, the cat passes an historic dockyard and naval base, a city center and several suburbs
He has been making the journey for so long that all First Bus drivers have now been told to look out for him to ensure he gets off at the right stop.
Susan Finden (corr), 65, a care worker who is Casper's owner, said: "Casper has always disappeared for hours at a time but I never understood where he was going.
"I called him Casper because he had a habit of vanishing like a ghost. But then some of the drivers told me he had been catching the bus.
"I couldn't believe it at first, but it explains a lot. He loves people and we have a bus stop right outside our house so that must be how he got started - just following everyone on.
"I used to catch the odd bus too so maybe he saw me and got curious what I was doing.
"Casper is quite quick for his age so he just hops on to the bus before the doors close. He catches the 10.55am service and likes to sit on the back seat."
Rob Stonehouse (corr), one of the drivers on the route, said: "He usually just curls up at the back of the bus. Sometimes he nips between people's legs but he never causes any trouble."
Casper has traveled an estimated 20,000 miles but Mrs Finden says because he is getting old the drivers often have to shuffle him off at the right stop.
A spokeswoman for First Bus said the firm has put a notice up in the office asking them to look after the non-paying passenger.

Rare twin wallabies spotted

A wild wallaby sighted in eastern Australia has a rare predicament for a marsupial mother — she is carrying twins in her pouch.
The whiptail wallaby and her identical pair of offspring have become regular visitors to a small farm near Ellesmere in Queensland state.
Scientists say it is very unusual for a wallaby, a smaller cousin of a kangaroo, to have twins, and rarer still for a growing pair to survive in the cramped confines of the mother's pouch for so long. They appear to be several months old.
"I was very surprised," farm owner Peter Balsillie said of when he first saw the twins squeezed into the mother's pouch three weeks ago. "Most afternoons you see both heads. Sometimes you see a head and the other's back leg sticking out."
Balsillie spoke by phone Thursday from the farm, where he feeds bread daily to the mother and around six other wallabies that visit with her. He said the twins look the same but he has never seen them leave their mother's pouch.
Kangaroo expert Gordon Grigg, emeritus professor of zoology at Queensland University, said that judging from photos he had seen, the twins, which have already grown a wallaby's characteristic fur, would soon become independent of their mother.
"It's very unusual, especially that she's looked after them through to that size," Grigg said.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rescue party saves 1500 gnomes

Approximately 1500 garden gnomes have been saved from the scrapheap after an 800km rescue mission.
The impressive collection of small cement people was left orphaned after the death of an elderly Cootamundra woman, with the new owners of the property not enamored of the gnomes.
But a solicitor acting for the deceased estate in southern New South Wales contacted the Australian Gnome Convention seeking advice on how to dispose of the garden ornaments.
The convention, established by the Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club, is held annually in Glenbrook, west of Sydney, and has become the spiritual home for Australia's gnomes.
Convention organizer and "Gnome Master'' David Cook said he did not hesitate in organizing the rescue party when contacted about the homeless little folk.
"We didn't want to see them put in a skip and taken to the tip and all smashed up,'' Mr Cook said.
Ranging from two-centimeter fridge magnets to 1.5m-high mega-gnomes, the garden fixtures have suffered a degree of wear and tear.
"They had been there for a number of years,'' Mr Cook said.
"They were all faded. Their red hats were no longer red and all that sort of stuff.''
The gnomes' previous owner lived alone and was known for having a small number of the statues in her front yard, but few locals knew the full extent of her backyard collection.
"She had no more than half a dozen gnomes out the front, but no one suspected she had a whole bevy out the back,'' said Bill Price, a Cootamundra Rotarian.
The four-member rescue team joined with Cootamundra locals on Saturday, working for almost four hours to load "every square inch'' of two vehicles and a trailer.
The gnomes will be fostered out to various locations across the Blue Mountains but will be reunited next Australia Day for the sixth annual Australian Gnome Convention.
Mr Cook came up with the idea for the convention as one of the Australia Day activities organized by the Rotary club each year.
It started off with about 100 gnomes in its first year and has grown to attract more than 1000, with some traveling from overseas to attend.

Tired Kittens


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giant Mortadella


The boy who is allergic to food

When Kaleb Bussenschutt’s family sat down for his favorite meal of barbequed chicken on Monday night, he had to watch with envy, munching only on a cup of ice cubes.
Kaleb, 5, who lives with his family in Adelaide, South Australia, suffers from a rare allergy that means he cannot stomach any type of food.
Australian doctors are baffled by the child’s condition, which arose after his mother Melissa tried to wean him off breast milk when he was an infant.
"I tried giving him a little bit of a Vegemite sandwich or a tub of yoghurt, but it gave him constant diarrhea," Mrs Bussenschutt told The Times. "I knew something wasn’t right so I took him to hospital and they did a biopsy of his stomach and it showed that it was quite red and inflamed and full of ulcers."
Doctors initially thought Kaleb was milk or soy intolerant, so put him on a series of diets, including one consisting only of organic foods, but nothing seemed to work.
"We’ve tried everything," Mrs Bussenschutt said. "But from about the age of 18 months through to 5 he just increasingly got worse."
Kaleb’s condition became so bad last December that the Bussenschutts admitted him to hospital, where he did not stop vomiting for a week and would wake at 3am screaming in pain.
Doctors concluded that he suffers from multiple food allergies and intolerances and severe malabsorption, which means his body cannot cope with food. They are continuing to conduct tests to determine why he reacts so badly to food.
"All the doctors will tell me is that Kaleb is a very complicated child. No one knows what is wrong with him," Mrs Bussenschutt said.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Spray-On Breakfast

Batter Blaster Pancakes in an Aerosol Can
Just point the can’s nozzle over a heated frying pan and spray away. The San Francisco manufacturer claims to have a patent pending, though it seems hard to find a store that is stocking the product on the website's search engine. Let's just hope that's because Batter Blaster just hit the market last week.
Batter Blaster – carries the USDA "Organic" stamp.

Dog loves his sunglasses

An Alsatian has become something of a local celebrity in a Chinese city for his habit of wearing sunglasses.
Fei Fei's owner says he bought the dog a pair of sunglasses to protect his eyes from the strong sun in Chongqing, Sichuan Province.
He wasn't sure if the dog would take to wearing sunglasses - but to his surprise he loves them so much he won't go out without them.
"I thought that the strong sunshine we get here in the summer time could not be good for his eyes," the dog's owner said.
"But now if I don't put his sunglasses on before we go out, he barks at me non-stop until I do."
Fei Fei now attracts attention wherever he goes - as the coolest dog in the city.

Wedding dance wows worldwide audience

A wedding couple filmed dancing down the aisle have become an internet sensation after the video received six million YouTube hits.
The whole dance, performed to the tune of Chris Brown's 2008 song, Forever, lasts five minutes and takes most of the assembled guests by surprise.
The video clip, posted only one week ago, shows Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson dancing energetically towards the altar, followed by their ushers, bridesmaids and groomsmen.
The groom, 28, performs a somersault on his way to the altar and his hip-swaying bride, also 28, receives a standing ovation as she joins him for the exchange of vows.
The video has already turned the couple, from St Paul, Minnesota, into celebrities with appearances on network television.
"I'm just glad I didn't hurt myself," Mr Heinz said of his somersault.

Non-fat Chocolate

A bar of chocolate has been created that can be eaten while you diet.
Its makers claim it has 90% fewer calories than a normal bar and doesn't melt as easy as every day chocolate.
Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut has named his secret ingredient "Vulcano" because it can withstand heat up to 55C.
A spokesman said "Our engineers stumbled upon the technique by accident.
"It's nice and chocolatey with a strong aroma. It does melt in the mouth but it is the enzymes in saliva rather than the heat that cause it to dissolve."
The company hope to sell Vulcano to Cadbury's and Nestle and It could be used in their bars within two years.

Cat dials emergency 999

A cat sparked a full-scale emergency after stepping on a phone and dialing 999.
Watson, a one-year-old Bengal, trod on the handset and then somehow hit the redial button four times.
Police raced to the address and spotted a smashed vase when they peered through a window. Fearing a burglary they broke down the door.
Owner Lauren O'Shea, 23, an animal nursing assistant, said: "A friend saw all commotion at my flat and called me.
"I hurried round there and the police told me they thought there had been a burglary.
"I immediately said, 'I bet it was the cat'. When we first moved in he would play a lot with the phone."
Lauren, of East Preston, West Sussex, added: "When we first moved in, the cat would play with the phone a lot - so we used to try to hide it from him."
Clumsy moggy Watson, who Lauren took from an animal rescue center, redeemed himself when he won second prize at a Bengal cat show at the weekend.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Being Loaded


Humongous Slices of Pizza




Blind dog plays catch

Riddle is a 10 month old purebred Border Collie.
He was born blind.
He sees neither light nor shadow, and yet there isn't much he cannot do.

Blind rescue dog has 'guide dog'

A dog rescue center in Norfolk is trying to find a new home for a blind sheepdog and its "guide dog".
The two border collies, called Bonnie and Clyde, were found roaming on a country road. It was not immediately clear why one followed the other.
Cherie Cootes, from Meadowgreen Dog Rescue Center, in Hales, near Loddon, said they could not be separated.
She discovered that Bonnie led Clyde, who had lost his sight because of a degenerative disease.
"If Clyde's unsure where he is, he will suddenly go behind Bonnie and put his face on the back of her so she can guide him, he totally relies on her," said Ms Cootes.
"And when she walks she tends to stop and make sure he's there - she does look out for him.
"When she's about you wouldn't notice he is blind, but when she's not about he refuses to move.
"There's no option of homing them separately. They've got to go as a pair."
The dogs were found running through Blundeston, near Lowestoft in Suffolk, during a storm three weeks ago.
Clyde, who is thought by the rescue center workers to be about five years old, nor Bonnie, whose estimated age is two or three, had collars or chips

Army Colonel Eats 40-Year-Old Cake!

During his retirement ceremony, an army colonel opens up a 40-year-old can of military "c" rations pound cake and eats it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Go, Granny, Go.

Florida Woman, 90, Behind the Same Wheel 559,000 Miles Later

The last time Rachel Veitch bought a car, gas cost 39 cents per gallon, Lyndon B. Johnson was in the White House and "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" was a hit song on the radio.
Nearly 600,000 miles later, the 90-year-old Florida woman still drives her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente every day.
Veitch, of Orlando, credits her meticulous care and near-obsessive dedication to her car -- she calls it "Chariot" -- as the reason it's still turning over every morning, year after year after year. The retired nurse maintains an exhaustive collection of maintenance records and changes the oil every 3,000 miles.
"When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got." "I've never been a destructive person and I've just taken care of everything, except my husbands."
Veitch, a mother of four, bought "Chariot" in February 1964 from a dealer in Sanford, Fla., for $3,289. The car has outlasted her three marriages and has gone through eight mufflers, at least 17 batteries and three sets of shocks. Its odometer recently clicked 559,000 miles.
"My Chariot has never lied to me or cheated on me and I can always depend on her," Veitch said. "My last husband and I divorced in 1975 and he took the 1972 Pontiac we had and I kept Chariot. I'll bet he's traded cars half a dozen times by now and I still have my Chariot, my faithful pal."
Veitch said the classic car — which boasts automatic transmission, frosty air conditioning and a "lousy" 15 miles per gallon — has been featured in several car shows across the country and took her all the way to Pennsylvania in 2007 for her 70th high school reunion. Classmates and neighbors alike are sick of the same old story, she said.
"People don't want to talk to me anymore," Veitch said. "They're tired of hearing about my Chariot."
Veitch's dream car saw its lone renovation about 12 years ago, after she got a speeding ticket for going 92 mph in a 55 mph zone.
"After that, I put in cruise control," she said. "You can't hold her down, she's a feisty old girl."
The car also survived a rear-end collision while Veitch drove along I-95 in Georgia in 1980. She was not injured.
Classic car experts say the 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente would likely sell for about $3,000 in mint condition, or up to $12,000 if it was restored to new. But Veitch says she'll never sell.
With any luck, Veitch said, "Chariot" will end up in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., a testament to a woman who cared for a single car for 45 years.

A Dog With Eyebrows.


British Teen Tricks Airline Execs Into Thinking He's a Tycoon

A British teen from Yorkshire succeeded in persuading British aviation executives that he was a tycoon about to launch his own airline. Using the pseudonym Adam Tait, the smooth-talking 17-year-old told airport and airline executives that he had a fleet of jets.
Tait, who said he was in his twenties, even flew to Jersey to attend a 1½-hour long meeting with the director of its airport. Their talks were considered promising enough for a further meeting to be arranged, which was due to be held next week.
Other air industry bosses found themselves dealing by telephone or e-mail with Tait’s fellow executives, David Rich and Anita Dash, who proposed to launch a cut-price Channel Islands-based airline servicing most of Europe.
What no one realized was that Tait, Rich and Dash were all the same person: an aircraft buff with the gift of the gab and an overactive imagination.
His exploits are reminiscent of those of Frank Abagnale Jr, who convinced the Pan Am airline that he was a pilot while still a teenager.
The Yorkshire teenager’s six-month-long ruse, which included placing articles in industry magazines, foundered only after one publication, Airliner World, became suspicious. It started to unravel the complex network that Tait had set up of fake websites, "virtual offices" complete with a real telephone receptionist and bogus names.
Last Monday he was questioned by Essex police while trying to gain access to a 93- seater jet at Southend airport, having convinced the plane’s marketing agent that his "company" wanted to lease it.

Did You Know.....

Approximately 400,000 mosquito’s = 1 pound

Badger and Otter - best of friends

Two wildlife orphans that have been hand-reared at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset, England.
Secret World is the only 24/7 wildlife rescue center in the south-west of England, and annually cares for over 3000 wild animals. The otter cub in the video was an orphan that was placed in a group of badger orphans whilst being hand reared. Once the hand rearing had been finished, the group were split up so that the badgers could learn how to do badger things, and the otter could learn how to do otter things! All wildlife cared for at Secret World, including the orphans, are done so so with the end goal to release them back into the wild.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Don’t Cook Tonight, Call Chicken Delight

Don’t Cook Tonight, Call Chicken Delight Chicken Delight was once a huge fast food chicken chain, similar to Colonel Sanders' Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Chicken Delight (Official Website) was once a huge chain in the U.S. and Canada during the 1950s and 1960s. The company began in Illinois in 1952 and soon grew to more than 1,000 units throughout the United States and became the biggest fast-food company of its kind in North America. Chicken Delight released dance single "The Chicken Delight Twist" in 1962.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

World's most expensive pack of cigarettes?

A man in the United States popped out to his local petrol station to buy a pack of cigarettes - only to find out his card was charged more then $23 quadrillion (£14 quadrillion) - many times the US national debt.
"I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card," said Josh Muszynski, from New Hampshire.
He says his appeals to his bank first met with little understanding, though it eventually corrected the error.
It also waived the usual $15 overdraft fee.
"It was all back to normal," Mr Muszynski told his local television station, WMUR. "They reversed the negative balance fee, which was nice."
Debt crisis
His nightmare began when he checked his online bank account a few hours after buying the cigarettes.
When Josh Muszynski checked his bank account online, he didn't expect to find a $23 quadrillion debit.
He thought he would be a couple of hundred dollars in the black. But his overdraft had pushed him into the red - by an amount equivalent to many times the entire US national debt.
"It is a lot of money in the negative," he said. "Something I could never, ever, afford to pay back.
The 17-digit amount on his online bill shocked Mr Muszynski
"My children could not afford it, grandchildren, nothing like that."
In panic, Mr Muszynski rushed back to the petrol station, but they were unable to help. He says he then spent two hours on the phone with the Bank of America.
Eventually, it assured him it would be fixed - and the next morning, it had been.
But no-one has yet explained to Mr Muszynski how such a astonishing error could have been made.
$23 Quadrillion Question Remains Unanswered.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Giant golf course to open in Australian outback

Covering roughly the same distance as Land's End to John O'Groats, it is a golf course that requires a driver at every single hole.
Australia's Nullarbor Links is the largest course in the world, crossing two time zones and encompassing some of the flattest, driest terrain on the planet.
It spans two states, stretching 848 miles from Ceduna in the south to the old gold mining town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
The holes are so far apart that players will have to be bused from one to the next and are likely to encounters some native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, bush turkeys, emus, snakes and, of course, flies, on their way.

Police arrest five dangerous criminals

The police thought that these little kittens were criminals.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Elephant carwash raises zoo cash

A wildlife safari in Oregon, USA, has come up with an unusual way to raise money in the tough economic climate.
For $20, visitors can have their car washed by the zoo's elephants, who scrub with sponges and rinse with their trunks.
Wildlife Safari Executive Director, Dan Van Slyke, and Elephant Supervisor, Carol Matthews, claim that the elephants don't mind the work, and that the fundraiser has been a hit.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Extra Small

Mini Cooper
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New Sport!

Segway Polo Ball
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Children use pet dogs to cheat on pedometer study

Children taking part in a study to measure how much exercise they do fooled researchers by attaching their pedometers to their pet dogs.
About 200 children in east London were given pedometers to automatically count how many steps they walked and ran.
Mile End Center for Sports and Exercise Medicine was surprised by the activity levels recorded in some obese children.
Professor Nicola Maffulli said: "Then we realised they were attaching the pedometers to their dogs' collars."
'Extremely active'
The pilot study in Whitechapel required 11 and 12-year-olds to clip a pedometer to their waists, with researchers at the center collecting the readings by satellite.
"But after a week we found there were some kids who were extremely active but still obese," said Professor Maffulli.
It was "not unheard of" for participants in previous studies to manipulate the readings of pedometers, he added.
Once adjusted to take into account the help from pets, the study indicated that boys in the borough walk or run 12,620 steps a day, below the recommended level of 15,000 steps.
It also found that girls take 10,150 steps, falling short of the recommended 12,000 steps.
It indicated that more than a third of 11 and 12-year-olds in the borough of Tower Hamlets are overweight or obese - 11% higher than the national average.

In the News....

Bride pans her own gold for wedding rings
A Leeds student has told how she turned gold panned from British rivers into wedding rings for herself and her new husband.
Daisy Thurkettle-Roper, 25, has bee n panning for gold in Britain since she was a toddler, reports the Daily Telegraph.
"I've kept all the gold I have ever found and there seemed to be nothing more perfect and romantic than using it for our wedding rings."
Jackson Butter
Plans to erect a giant statue of Michael Jackson made from butter at the Iowa State Fair are being put to the vote.
Fair organizers announced their intention to create the butter tribute to the King of Pop just days after Jackson's death.
But the idea has proved so controversial that they are now to hold an online poll to decide whether or not to go ahead with it.
Spokeswoman Lori Chappell says Jackson was to be part of a sculpture commemorating the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moon landing.
She says because of the overwhelming response about the Jackson sculpture, both positive and negative, the fair are now conducting an online poll.
People can vote at Iowa State Fair
Results will be announced on 17 July, and the fair will run from 13 to 23 August.

You can Hug Me!


Watches and Cell Phones dates to the 17th century


Jack Russell Terrier barking at himself, on video!


How to Open a Banana


Friday's Posts

We had some straight line winds that took out trees and utility poles so -
I wasn't able to post anything.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Getting your children to enjoy walking

Children will enjoy walking as long as it tickles their imagination.
But take heart. An ongoing experiment in the Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness should bring hope to parents who want to win the Battle of the Lazy Kids.
In a pilot funded by the Government and carried out by two charities, teams of workers are trying a raft of tricks this summer to cajole children out of the house and onto their feet. It’s a tall order. But the tone is jolly rather than lecturing, and they succeeds the project may spread nationwide, bringing not just a flush to the cheeks of pallid children – many of whom are worryingly overweight – but a fresh sense of togetherness to many families.
Almost 30 per cent of British children are now classed as overweight or obese, with rising rates of Type 2 diabetes just one of the unpleasant consequences. Around 40 per cent of boys and 60 per cent of girls come nowhere near the hour-a-day exercise levels recommended by doctors.
That’s why walking is considered so important: because it’s cheap, so anyone can do it; and there’s no easier activity, you just open the door and go. It can be fun, too.

Tight Squeeze

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Australian town bans bottled water

A remote town in south-eastern Australia has become the first place in the world to ban bottled water.  
Bottled water: Shops in the town will now be banned from stocking and selling bottled water and filtered water fountains will be placed on Bundanoon's main street
Bundanoon, located in the picturesque Southern Highlands of New South Wales and boasts a population of just 2,000, voted by a huge majority in favor of the move with a show of hands at a public meeting.
Shops in the town will now be banned from stocking and selling bottled water and filtered water fountains will be placed on Bundanoon's main street so people can fill their bottles for free. Visitors to the town will also be discouraged, but not banned, from drinking bottled water.
Locals decided to act when drinks company Norlex Holdings announced plans to tap an underground reservoir in the town, truck the water up to Sydney and then send it back in bottles.

Top girls' and boys' names in 2008

1. Olivia 2. Ruby 3. Grace 4. Emily 5. Jessica 6. Sophie 7. Chloe 8. Lily 9. Mia 10. Lucy 11. Amelia 12. Evie 13. Ella 14. Katie 15. Charlotte 16. Summer 17. Ellie 18. Megan 19. Ava 20. Hannah 21. Millie 22. Erin 23. Amy 24. Emma 25. Holly 26. Freya 27. Isabella 28. Daisy 29. Molly 30. Poppy 31. Abigail 32. Leah 33. Isabelle 34. Phoebe 35. Isla 36. Eva 37. Brooke 38. Sophia 39. Imogen 40. Jasmine 41. Lilly 42. Lauren 43. Caitlin 44. Amber 45. Scarlett 46. Isabel 47. Matilda 48. Rebecca 49. Alice 50. Elizabeth 51. Paige 52. Bethany 53. Georgia 54. Keira 55. Lola 56. Lacey 57. Madison 58. Anna 59. Niamh 60. Libby 61. Lexi 62. Gracie 63. Rosie 64. Isobel 65. Maddison 66. Tia 67. Layla 68. Eve 69. Sienna 70. Maisie 71. Sarah 72. Zoe 73. Amelie 74. Skye 75. Abbie 76. Faith 77. Eleanor 78. Maya 79. Nicole 80. Zara 81. Lexie 82. Julia 83. Alisha 84. Martha 85. Aimee 86. Connie 87. Tilly 88. Courtney 89. Alicia 90. Lydia 91. Rachel 92. Scarlet 93. Kiera 94. Victoria 95. Harriet 96. Rose 97. Sofia 98. Heidi 99. Darcy 100. Morgan
TOP 100 BOYS' NAMES 2008
1. Jack 2. Oliver 3. Harry 4. Charlie 5. Alfie 6. Thomas 7. Joshua 8. Daniel 9. James 10. William 11. Lewis 12. George 13. Ryan 14. Ethan 15. Dylan 16. Samuel 17. Joseph 18. Liam 19. Jake 20. Jacob 21. Max 22. Callum 23. Tyler 24. Luke 25. Ben 26. Jayden 27. Matthew 28. Adam 29. Archie 30. Alex 31. Alexander 32. Riley 33. Harvey 34. Harrison 35. Connor 36. Oscar 37. Benjamin 38. Logan 39. Lucas 40. Cameron 41. Jamie 42. Leo 43. Sam 44. Owen 45. Rhys 46. Nathan 47. Mason 48. Finley 49. Finlay 50. Henry 51. Noah 52. Isaac 53. Aaron 54. Toby 55. Michael 56. Reece 57. Edward 58. Theo 59. Freddie 60. Kyle 61. David 62. Leon 63. Harley 64. Kian 65. Brandon 66. Evan 67. Bailey 68. Louis 69. Aiden 70. Kai 71. Hayden 72. Ashton 73. Kieran 74. Taylor 75. Joe 76. Josh 77. Bradley 78. Jay 79. Luca 80. Billy 81. Zak 82. Ewan 83. Corey 84. John 85. Andrew 86. Blake 87. Sean 88. Robert 89. Ellis 90. Christopher 91. Zac 92. Jude 93. Joel 94. Morgan 95. Aidan 96. Tom 97. Cody 98. Sebastian 99. Finn 100. Elliot

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Will Christmas Ever Get Here


Time for a Hair Cut


Pass His Bed Time

Busted even with headphones on.

Swat Team Member


Covered Bridge in Iowa


Couple get 24 toasters as wedding gifts

Most newly-weds expects a toaster
among their wedding gifts, but one couple were left a little surprised when they received no less than 24.
Claire and Stuart Linley had asked for cash or vouchers from their 160 guests, which they planned to put toward a honeymoon.
They first realised something was up when they received a pile of gifts all in the same shaped box.
When Mrs Linley began to open the presents she was bemused to find that each one was a Tesco white 2-slice toaster.
Then it emerged the "coincidence" was actually a joke conceived on Mr Linley's party in Ibiza.
The auto-electrician, 31, said: "The boys were asking me what I wanted as a wedding present, and I said either money or vouchers because I didn't want to end up with a hundred toasters.
"Then one of my friends took it upon himself to tell everyone to buy us a toaster.
"On the morning when we came to open our presents I knew something was going on as I had about 15 text messages asking if I was having toast for breakfast."
The couple, have now returned 23 of the toasters, but decided to keep one.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Standing Area Only

Ryanair seeks standing room on planes
Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair says it is seeking permission to sell standing room tickets on flights.
Such passengers would be charged less than regular seats, and Ryanair is seeking permission from the Irish Aviation Authority to allow standing room before ordering new aircraft, the British tabloid The Sun reported.
The newspaper said standing fliers would huddle next to what have been described as "bar stools," to which they would be attached by seatbelts. A Ryanair spokesman said, "If they approve it, we'll be doing it."
Airline Chief Cxecutive Michael O'Leary has said he has held talks with U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing about designing a jet with standing room, The Sun reported. O'Leary said he got the idea from the Chinese airline Spring, which estimates it could pack in as many as 50 percent more passengers and cut costs by 20 percent by using standing room.

Tiger born with no stripes

A snow white Bengal tiger born without stripes is believed to be the only such animal living in the wild. The six-month-old cub is so rare it is thought there are fewer than 20 others like it - all in captivity. The female tiger, which has been named Fareeda, was born to two white Bengal tigers. Fareeda's brother Shahir and sister Sitarah both bear the typical black tiger stripes in common with 99 per cent of their species. Fareeda, who was hand-reared by keepers at Cango Wildlife Ranch, near Cape Town, South Africa, is part of a unique breeding program to keep the White Bengal species alive.
Keepers at the ranch were delighted when Fareeda and its siblings were born on Christmas Day last year, but even more surprised to see Fareeda's rare lack of markings. Odette Claassen, 52, from Cango Wildlife Ranch, said the keepers had to wait six months before they could be sure Fareeda definitely did not have stripes.She said: "Some cubs develop stripes in their first few months but after six months it's clear that Fareeda is truly one of the rarest of her kind."

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