Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Visiting Kissimmee

A man and his wife were driving their Recreational Vehicle across the country and were nearing a town spelled Kissimmee. They noted the strange spelling and tried to figure how to pronounce it - KISS-a-me; kis-A-me; kis-a-ME. They grew more perplexed as they drove into the town.
Since they were hungry, they pulled into a place to get something to eat. At the counter, the man said to the waitress: "My wife and I can’t seem to be able to figure out how to pronounce this place. Will you tell me where we are and say it very slowly so that I can understand."
The waitress looked at him and said: "Buuurrrgerrr Kiiiinnnng."

Magnet + Copper Tube = Eddy Current

Eddy Current Tubes -- Drop the Magnets down the tube. An eddy current is set up in a conductor in response to a changing magnetic field. Lenz's law predicts that the current moves in such a way as to create a magnetic field opposing the change; to do this in a conductor, electrons swirl in a plane perpendicular to the changing magnetic field.
Because the magnetic fields of the eddy currents oppose the magnetic field of the falling magnet; there is attraction between the two fields. Energy is converted into heat. This principle is used in damping the oscillation of the lever arm of mechanical balances.

A Very Funny Dog

It's an Oscar-worthy performance by this talented dog.

Slip Sliding Duck

Ducks Landing On Ice

Dark Chocolate Truffles - How To



Actually there is nothing anyone can do if the vehicle has a Legitimate Placard.
What those spaces are for are people with medical problems that they can't walk any kind of distance without sitting for a spell and not how much money they have.
What is parked there has nothing to do with parking there, it could be a limo even.

Man has emu squatting in his back garden

Bill Rattray of Buckley, Washington has a pet he never wanted. But it seems the pet has found an owner it wants. "And I look out the window and it was an emu sitting in my backyard," Rattray said. "It's kind of the oddest thing to happen. I was thinking, 'They don't fly or nothing so how did it get in my backyard?'"
Rattray closed his yard gate and called animal control. But he was told animal control officers don't deal with emus. Rattray is now trying to find out whether the bird had a previous owner. If so, he says, he'd love to reconnect the bird with its rightful owner. "Obviously, if you're missing an emu, you're going to know it's missing," he said. "I don't want it. I don't have the facility for it."Rattray's neighbors say the emu has been prancing up and down the street for about a week, even peering in their windows. The emu appears to be fascinated with fences. On Saturday, it was caught sneaking a peek over the fence at Kathy Fry's yard. Startled, Fry called police. "They said unless he's harming us or causing destruction, there is nothing they can do.
So Rattray called the local feed store as well as some nearby farmers. But no one has claimed the bird. So for now, he's doing his best to take care of the emu, even serving up dandelions to the intruder who has laid claim to his backyard. But he'd rather someone else take it in before his daughter becomes too attached. "She wants to put a saddle on it and ride around. She's a little afraid of it, but it looks like Big Bird to her," said Rattray.
Experts with Northwest Trek, a wildlife park in Eatonville, are helping Rattray explore other options.

Huff Puff: Britain's biggest hedgehog put on a diet

Huff Puff the hedgehog is thought to be Britain's biggest at an average of three and a half times the size of her spiky contemporaries.
The nine-month-old female weighs in at 2.04kg - the weight of a small cat - and is the size of a football.
She piled on the pounds after gorging on cat treats and dog food at the Furze Pig Hedgehog Rescue Center in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, where she was taken as an orphan. The 15 other hedgehogs at the center weigh around 600g each, so staff have decided to put Huff-Puff on a calorie-controlled diet.
Maureen Webb, 60, who runs the center named her new arrival because of her "stroppy" nature. "She's a real little madam and a right prima donna. When you approach her she huffs and puffs - hence the name," she said. "The problem is I can't release her until she's the right size because she won't survive."