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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

the 10-Megabyte Computer System

the 10-Megabyte Computer System
Memories...

ISAAC ASIMOV'S SUPER QUIZ


Take this Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz to a Ph.D. Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

Subject: INTERNATIONAL PROVERBS

Can you guess the last word of the proverb? (e.g., English: The darkest hour is that before the ------. Answer: Dawn.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. Spanish: Flattery makes friends, and truth makes ------.

2. Dutch: You can't hatch chickens from fried ------.

3. Chinese: A rumor goes in one ear and out many ------.

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Yiddish: Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same ------.

5. Danish: He who leaps high must take a long ------.

6. Persian: The wise man sits on the hole in his ------.

PH.D. LEVEL

7. German: He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his ------.

8. Russian: There is plenty of sound in an empty ------.

9. Bulgarian: A tree falls the way it ------.

ANSWERS: 1. Enemies. 2. Eggs. 3. Mouths. 4. Oven. 5. Run. 6. Carpet. 7. Soup. 8. Barrel. 9. Leans.

SCORING:

18 points -- congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points -- honors graduate; 10 to 14 points -- you're plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points -- you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points -- enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points -- who reads the questions to you?


*The Wizard scored 4. Put your scores in the 'Comments"

Aussie Life

Basic Guide to Aussie Life

1. The bigger the hat, the smaller the farm.

2. The shorter the nickname, the more they like you.

3. Whether it's the opening of Parliament, or the launch of a new art gallery, there is no Australian event that cannot be improved by a sausage sizzle.

4. If the guy next to you is swearing like a wharfie he's probably a media millionaire. Or on the other hand, he may be a wharfie.

5. There is no food that cannot be improved by the application of tomato sauce.

6. On the beach, all Australians hide their keys and wallets by placing them inside their sandshoes. No thief has ever worked this out.

7. Industrial design knows of no article more useful than the plastic milk crate.

8. All our best heroes are losers.

9. The alpha male in any group is he who takes the barbecue tongs from the hands of the host and blithely begins turning the snags.

10. It's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to hold.

11. A thong is not a piece of scanty swimwear, as in America, but a fine example of Australian footwear. A group of sheilas wearing black rubber thongs may not be as exciting as you had hoped.

12. It is proper to refer to your best friend as "a total bastard". By contrast, your worst enemy is "a bit of a bastard".

13. Historians believe the widespread use of the word "mate" can be traced to the harsh conditions on the Australian frontier in the 1890s, and the development of a code of mutual aid, or "mateship". Alternatively, Australians may just be really hopeless with names.

14. The wise man chooses a partner who is attractive not only to himself, but to the mosquitoes.

15. If it can't be fixed with pantyhose and fencing wire, it's not worth fixing.

16. The most popular and widely praised family in any street is the one that has the swimming pool.

17. It's considered better to be down on your luck than up yourself.

18. The phrase "we've got a great lifestyle" means everyone in the family drinks too much.

19. If invited to a party, you should take cheap red wine and then spend all night drinking the host's beer. (Don't worry, he'll have catered for it).

20. If there's any sort of free event or party within a hundred kilometres, you'd be a mug not to go.

21. The phrase "a simple picnic" is not known. You should take everything you own. If you don't need to make three trips back to the car, you're not trying.

22. Unless ethnic or a Pom, you are not permitted to sit down in your front yard, or on your front porch. Pottering about, gardening or leaning on the fence is acceptable. Just don't sit. That's what backyards are for.

23. The tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor.

24. On picnics, the Esky is always too small, creating a food versus grog battle that can only ever be resolved by leaving the salad at home.

25. When on a country holiday, the neon sign advertising the motel's pool will always be slightly larger than the pool itself.

26. The men are tough, but the women are tougher.

27. The chief test of manhood is one's ability to install a beach umbrella in high winds.

28. Australians love new technology. Years after their introduction, most conversations on mobile phones are principally about the fact that the call is "being made on my mobile".

29. There comes a time in every Australian's life when he/she realises that the Aerogard is a darn sight worse than the flies.

30. And, finally, don't let the tourist books fool you. No-one EVER says "cobber"** to anyone ... EVER!


PS: I personally regret the demise of that great little aussie word, and would like to advocate its revival


**cob·ber Pronunciation (kbr)
n. Australian
A pal; a buddy.
[Possibly from dialectal cob, to take a liking to.]

The Morality Test

The Morality Test. Click here.

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Adult fairy tale

Once upon a time there lived a King.

The King had a beautiful daughter, The PRINCESS.

But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt.

No matter what;
Metal,
Wood,
Stone,
Anything she touched would melt.

Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her.

The King despaired. What could he do to help his daughter?

He consulted his wizards and magicians. One wizard told the King, 'If your daughter touches one thing that does not melt in her hands, she will be cured.'

The King was overjoyed and came up with a plan.

The next day, he held a competition. Any man that could bring his daughter an object that would not melt would marry her and inherit the King's wealth.

THREE YOUNG PRINCES TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.

The first brought a sword of the finest steel.

But alas, when the Princess touched it, it melted.
The prince went away sadly .

The second prince brought diamonds.

He thought diamonds are the hardest substance in the world and would not melt.
But alas, once the Princess touched them, they melted.

He too was sent away disappointed.

The third prince approached. He told the Princess,
'Put your hand in my pocket and feel what is in there.'

The Princess did as she was told, though she turned red.

She felt something hard. She held it in her hand.
And it did not melt!!!

The King was overjoyed. Everybody in the kingdom was overjoyed.

And the third Prince married the Princess and they both lived happily ever after.

Question: What was in the Prince's pants?
















M&M's of course.

They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

What were you thinking??


I WORRY ABOUT YOU SOMETIMES!!!

17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work

BY Lucas Reilly, Mentalfloss.com


The golden age of dial-up is over, but these Internet fossils will make you feel like it’s 1996 all over again.

1. Space Jam (1996)
A starry background, cheesy graphics, and Michael Jordan? It’s like 1996 left us a time capsule of awesome.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

101 Amazing Facts

In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.


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10 Husbands

A lawyer married a woman who had previously divorced ten husbands. On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle; I'm still a virgin.

What?" said the puzzled groom. "How can that be if you've been married ten times?

"Well, husband #1 was a Sales Representative;
he kept telling me how great it was going to be.

Husband #2 was in Software Services;
he was never really sure how it was supposed to function, but he said he'd look into it and get back to me.

Husband #3 was from Field Services;
he said everything checked out diagnostically but he just couldn't get the system up.

Husband #4 was in Telemarketing;
even though he knew he had the order, didn't know when he would be able to deliver.

Husband #5 was an Engineer;
he understood the basic process but wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state-of-the-art method.

Husband #6 was from Finance and Administration;
he thought he knew how, but he wasn't sure whether it was his job or not.

Husband #7 was in Marketing;
although he had a product, he was never sure how to position it.

Husband #8 was a psychiatrist;
all he ever did was talk about it.

Husband #9 was a gynecologist;
all he did was look at it.

Husband #10 was a stamp collector;
all he ever did was ... God, I miss him!

"But now that I've married you, I'm really excited!"

"Good," said the husband, "but, why?"

"Duh; you're a LAWYER. This time I KNOW I'm gonna get screwed!"

Spot The Difference!

Can you spot the difference?
Can you spot the difference?
There is no difference, 2 identical dolphins.
If you see something else better call a psychiatrist...

Let me Google that for you.


1. What superstar pitcher was not recognized for his achievements until three decades after his death—first in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 and then in America’s National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006?


I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame 1998] to find a list of the 1998 inductees—including pitchers Vicente Amor, Carlos Pascual, Raymond Brown, and Tomas Fine. Search [Baseball Hall of Fame 2006 inductees] and learn that _______ _____ is the only player who appears on both lists.

2. What is the surname of the model (who shares her first name with a two-act ballet featuring a libretto inspired by a poem by Heinrich Heine) who is credited with ending the “heroin chic” modeling era?


I don't know. Google it.

One way to find the answer:

Go to Google and search [two-act ballet Heinrich Heine] to get Giselle. Then search [model Giselle ended heroin chic era] to get Gisele __________.


3. Before I used my invention to send its first message—“What hath God wrought”—I painted a piece that consisted of 38 miniature copies of famous works. What was my piece titled?

I don't know. Google it.

Go to Google and search [“What hath God wrought”] to find it was the first message Samuel Morse sent via the telegraph. Search [Samuel Morse painting] to find he painted ___ _______ __ ___ _________, consisting of 38 miniature copies of famous paintings from the Louvre in one composition.


Cows with Guns

Cows With Guns. Click here to watch.

Click above. (Flash Movie) You will have to use the 'BACK' button on your browser to return to 'OZ'...

S#^% happens sometimes


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Colour

Light comes in a range of wavelengths from smaller than billionths of a meter to larger than billions of meters long. Our eyes detect a very, very small fraction of that electromagnetic radiation in the nanometer (billionth of a meter) range. From red to violet, the wavelength ranges from about 800 nanometers to 400 nanometers. The light from the Sun contains a wide range of wavelengths, including ultraviolet light (UV) (which is smaller wavelength than visibile light), all the colors of the rainbow, and lots of infrared (IR) radiation.
Red

Our eyes don’t detect the UV or IR light – we see the mixture of all the different colors of light together, which makes white. Artificial light (like fluorescent) generates a different mixture of wavelengths, which is why it looks different than sunlight.

You see the colors of objects because all materials absorb some wavelengths (colors) of light and reflect others. When light hits a red object, as I’ve shown at left, all colors except red are absorbed and what comes to your eyes is just the red light.

White surfaces reflect a wide spectrum of wavelengths and absorb very little of the spectrum. The light that is incident on a white surface is reflected back to our eyes and the broad spectrum of wavelengths we see as ‘white’. Black is the opposite: black absorbs a lot of different wavelengths, so very little reflects back to our eyes and we get black.

black vs white perception


In addition to the visible light, the spectrum from the sun includes the aforementioned ultraviolet and infrared waves. Infrared radiation has longer wavelengths than red light. We don’t see it – we sense it as heat. You’ll notice that the lamps they use to keep food warm always have a red glow: they output some visible light, but they mostly output heat . You will never see food being kept warm by blue light.

Another reason that women live longer than men...

Why women live longer than men

Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood - THE MOVIE


The Will Wheaton Project

SANDSTORM!

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Click above to see the pictures! Awesome!

The Only 7 Star Hotel In The World

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These still give me a chuckle

Did you hear about the two blondes who froze to death in a drive-in movie?
They went to see "Closed for the Winter."



Why did the blonde resolve to have only 3 children?
She heard that one out of every four children born in the world was Chinese


Did you hear about the near-tragedy at the mall?
There was a power outage, and two blondes were stuck on the escalators for over four hours.



A blonde was driving home after a game and got caught in a really bad hailstorm. Her car was covered with dents, so the next day she took it to a repair shop. The shop owner saw that she was a blonde, so he decided to have some fun.

He told her just to go home and blow into the tail pipe really hard, and all the dents would pop out.

So, the blonde went home, got down on her hands and knees and started blowing into her tailpipe. Nothing happened. So she blew a little harder, and still nothing happened.

Her roommate, another blonde, came home and said, "What are you doing?"

The first blonde told her how the repairman had instructed her to blow into the tail pipe in order to get all the dents to pop out.

The roommate rolled her eyes and said, "Uh, like hello! You need to roll up the windows first."



A blonde went to an eye doctor to have her eyes checked for glasses. The doctor directed her to read various letters with the left eye while covering the right eye. The blonde was so mixed up on which eye was which that the eye doctor, in disgust, took a paper lunch bag with a hole to see through, covered up the appropriate eye, and asked her to read the letters. As he did so, he noticed the blonde had tears streaming down her face.

"Look," said the doctor, "there's no need to get emotional about getting glasses." "I know," agreed the blonde, "But I kind of had my heart set on wire frames.



A blonde was shopping at a Target Store and came across a silver thermos. She was quite fascinated by it, so she picked it up and brought it over to the clerk to ask what it was. The clerk said, "That's a thermos . . . it keeps some things hot and some things cold"

"Wow, said the blonde, "that's amazing. I'm going to buy it!" So she bought the thermos and took it to work the next day. Her boss saw it on her desk.

"What do you have there?" he asked.

"Why, that's a thermos . .. . it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold," she replied.

Her boss inquired, "What do you have in it?"

The blond replied, "Two Popsicles, and some coffee,"



A man entered the bus with both of his front pockets full of golf balls, and sat down next to a beautiful (you guessed it) blonde. The puzzled blonde kept looking at him and his bulging pockets.

Finally, after many such glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls."

Nevertheless, the blonde continued to look at him thoughtfully and finally, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer, asked, "Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?"

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Patience and Tolerance

Exam Bloopers

I came across this list of alleged replies students wrote in history and religious education exam papers...some are quite cheerful and believable.

1. The Pyramids are a range of mountains between France and Spain!

2. Solomon one of David's sons had 500 wives and 500 porcupines!

3. The government of England was a mockery. Henry VIII found walking difficult because he had an abbess on his knee.

4. Another great author was john Milton. He wrote Paradise Lost. Then when his wife dies he wrote Paradise Regained.

5. Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. His mother died in infancy and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands.When he was President he wore a tall silk hat and said,"in onion there is strength"!

6. France was in a very serious state, the revolution was accomplished before it happened. The Marseillaise was ther theme song of the revolution and it catapulted into Napoleon.

7. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pasteur invented a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist ho wrote "Organ of the Species". Madman Curie discovered radium and Karl Marx became one of the Marx brothers.

8. Another tale tells how William Tell, who shot an arrow through an apple whilst standing on his son's head!

9. Achillies appears in The Illiad, by Homer. Homer also wrote the Oddity in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysees endured on his journey!

His Ass Is Too Small...

2 Ditties

Bubba Joe

Bubba Joe's first military assignment was to a military induction center, and, because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about the government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were entitled.

Before long the Captain in charge of the induction center began noticing that Bubba was getting a 99% sign up for the top GI insurance.

This was odd, because it would cost these poor inductees nearly $30.00 per month more for their higher coverage than what the government was already granting.

The Captain decided that he would sit in the back of the room and observe Bubba's sales pitch. Bubba Joe stood up before his latest group of inductees and stated, "If you have the normal GI insurance and go to Iraq and are killed, the government pays your beneficiary $6,000."

"If you take out the supplemental GI insurance, which will cost you an additional $30.00 per month, the government pays your beneficiary $200,000."

"Now," Bubba concluded, "which bunch do you think they're gonna send into combat first?"


Mama's Bible

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, "I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the house."

The third said "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed. After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes.

She wrote: "Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound,! it could hold 50 people, but all my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."

Chocolate Sings!

One day I had a date with friends for lunch. Mae, a little old "blue hair" about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch.

When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Mae who said, "Ice Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate."

I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. "Along with heated apple pie," Mae added, completely unabashed.

We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time. But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine.

I couldn't take my eyes off Mae as her pie a-la-mode went down. The other ladies showed dismay. They ate their lunches silently and frowned.

The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae. I lunched on white meat tuna. She ordered a parfait. I smiled.
She asked if she amused me.
I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me.

How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible? She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, "I'm tasting all that is Possible.

I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good.

This year I realized how old I was. (She grinned) I haven't been this old before."
"So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored.
I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many books I haven't read. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead.

There are many malls I haven't shopped. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of Broadway hits and potato chips and cokes.

I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace.

I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast. I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most.

I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain. I need to feel wind in my hair. I want to fall in love again.

So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on nothing.. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse before my life expired."

With that, I called the waitress over.. "I've changed my mind, " I said.. "I want what she is having, only add some more whipped cream!"

This is my gift to you - We need an annual Friends Day! Live well, love much & laugh often - Be happy.

Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect. Remember that while money talks, CHOCOLATE SINGS!

Money Talk$, but Chocolate Sings

Next time you see someone having a bad day...

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Complete Guide To Troubleshooting Beer

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The Star Trek Apartment

You know, we all say we'd like to have our own transporter rooms, but so few of us ever bother to make one. Interior design genius Tony Alleyne (www.24thcid.com) owes a tremendous debt to "Star Trek: The Next Generation," not only for inspiring his insanely wonderful apartment, but also for generating enough mainstream acceptance of the franchise to entice non Betazoid women through the door.

Alleyne used Vellman digital audio playback modules to provide authentic ST sound effects, plus Vossystems voice-activation gear and loads of AEI Security Systems remote controls. No word on whether he hires a flunky in a red shirt to stage spark-showered deaths at parties. Located in the neutral zone of Hincley, Leicestershire in the UK, Alleyne recently posted a stellar $1 million USD asking price for his unearthly domicile on eBay. Say, wasn't money supposed to disappear by the 24th century?

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There's a glitch in the matrix...

Thee''s a glitch in the matrix - TheCHIVE
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My Name is I AM

My Name is I AM
Suddenly my Lord was speaking,
"My name is I AM"

He paused.
I waited.
He continued...

When you live in the past
with it's mistakes and regrets,

it is hard.
I am not there.
My name is not I WAS.

When you live in the future
with it's problems and fears,

it is hard.
I am not there.
My name is not I WILL BE.

When you live in the moment,
it is not hard.
I am here.
My name is I AM.

What do you think caused your heterosexuality? ;-)

1.What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

2. When and how did you decide that you were a heterosexual?

3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase that you may grow out of?

4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?

5. Isn't it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?

6. Heterosexuals have histories of failure in gay relationships. Do you think you may have turned to heterosexuality in fear of rejection?

7. If you've never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know you wouldn't prefer it?

8. If your heterosexuality is normal, why are a disproportionate number of mental patients heterosexual?

9. With whom have you discussed your heterosexual tendencies? How did they react?

10. Your heterosexuality doesn't offend me as long as you don't try to force it on me. Why do people feel compelled to seduce others into your sexual orientation?

11. If you choose to nurture children, would you want them to be heterosexual, knowing the problems they would face?

12. The great majority of child molesters are heterosexuals. Do you consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?

13. Why do you insist on being so obvious, and making a public spectacle of your heterosexuality? Can't you just be what you are and keep it quiet?

14. How can you ever hope to become a whole person if you limit yourself to a compulsive, exclusive heterosexual object choice, and remain unwilling to explore and develop your normal, natural, God-given homosexual potential?

15. Heterosexuals are noted for assigning themselves and each other to narrowly restricted sex roles. Why do you cling to such unhealthy role-playing?

16. How can you enjoy a fully satisfying sexual experience or deep emotional rapport with a person of the opposite sex, when the obvious physical, biological, and temperamental differences between you are so vast? How can a man understand what pleases a woman sexually, or vice-versa?

17. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?

18. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?

19. How could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual like you, considering the menace of overpopulation?

20. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed with which you might be able to change if you want to. Have you ever tried therapy?

21. A disproportionate number of criminals, welfare recipients, and other irresponsible or anti-social types are heterosexual. Why would you want to hire a heterosexual for a responsible position?

22. Do heterosexuals hate and/or distrust other of their own sex? Is that what makes them heterosexual?

23. Why are heterosexuals so promiscuous?

24. Why do you make a point of attributing heterosexuality to famous people? Is it to justify your own heterosexuality?

25. Could you really trust a heterosexual therapist/counselor to be objective and unbiased? Don't you fear that s/he might be inclined to influence you in the direction of his/her own leanings?

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

For Those Who Thought They Knew Everything

Don't know if these are actually true, but enjoy!

For those of you who just thought you knew everything, here's a refresher course...

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (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 (50) 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.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

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."

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal."

And the best for last.....

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

(I know some people like that; don't YOU?)

Now you know everything there is to know.

Of importance, that is !!!

Restaurant Staffed With Deaf Waiting Staff

Swearing at work...

swearing at work

Americans Try Canadian Snacks For First Time



Don't tell them Nanaimo Bars are similar to New York Slice!

Jazz: A Transgender Child (Letter to the World)

From tumblr


Jazz, the eloquent, outgoing 13-year-old transgender activist, is rarely far from her next endeavor.

Named to The Advocate's 40 Under 40 in 2012, she is well-known from her appearances with Barbara Walters on 20/20, on MTV, Logo, the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary I Am Jazz, and her founding of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation. Recently, according to GLAAD, she has even added “children’s book author” to her list of accolades, having published her cowritten picturebook I Am Jazz.

Now, the teen has started videoblogging to reach her peers and spread her message of acceptance and resolve — starting with a stirring “Letter to the World.”

Referring to letter writing as “a peaceful approach to achieving equality for all,” Jazz says she made the vlog to give voice to her own evolving perceptions of herself and the world. For instance, she explains how she no longer accepts being told she was “born a boy.”

"Yes, I used to say it myself," she admits. "But as I’ve grown over the years, I’ve understood something: I always was a girl."

"By the end of this, I want to pass my confidence and pride in being transgender to others," she continues. "Although most would run away from who they are, I embrace my uniqueness."

She goes on to explain how she came to “blossom like a flower,” and chose to remain in the media spotlight to help others blossom, too.


Missouri Police Officer Adopts Kitten After Rescuing It From a Busy Highway

by Alanis King
Still photo: KBMC
Kittens are great at a lot of things, including, but not limited to: purring louder than a portable speaker, falling asleep at any moment, making the act of biting and scratching someone seem cute, and getting stuck in less-than-favorable situations involving cars. Luckily, some people are willing to step in and help.

A police officer from North Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Smith, was patrolling last month when he saw a kitten stranded on a concrete barrier in the middle of six lanes of highway traffic, according to local news station KMBC. Footage from Smith’s body camera shows him get out of his vehicle, walk to the median and pick the kitten and its singed tail up, before settling back into his driver’s seat of his vehicle to calm it down on his way back to the station.

Even sweeter than the footage of the kitten getting pet during the car ride and accidentally tripping Smith’s lights and sirens, giving a nearby driver a scare, is that KMBC reports Smith’s family adopted the kitten. They named her Bella, and there’s video of Smith talking about the rescue and adoption here.