Saturday, April 08, 2006

all is ours Day

April 1 is . . . . . One Cent Day

April 2 is . . . . . National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 is . . . . . Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day

April 4 is . . . . . Tell-A-Lie Day

April 5 is . . . . . Go For Broke Day

April 6 is . . . . . Sorry Charlie Day

April 7 is . . . . . No Housework Day

April 8 is . . . . . All Is Ours Day

April 9 is . . . . . Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day

April 10 is . . . . Golfers Day

April 11 is . . . . Eight-Track Tape Day

April 12 is . . . . Look Up At The Sky Day

April 13 is . . . . Blame Somebody Else Day

April 14 is . . . . National Pecan Day

April 15 is . . . . Rubber Eraser Day

April 16 is . . . . National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17 is . . . . National Cheeseball Day

April 18 is . . . . International Jugglers Day

April 19 is . . . . Garlic Day

April 20 is . . . . Look Alike Day

April 21 is . . . . Kindergarten Day

April 22 is . . . . National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 is . . . . Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day

April 24 is . . . . National Pigs In A Blanket Day

April 25 is . . . . National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 is . . . . Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day

April 27 is . . . . Tell A Story Day

April 28 is . . . . Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day

April 29 is . . . . National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 is . . . . National Honesty Day

To much time on our hands

He he he....check out this link. Intructional video on how to dance properly

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) - Aric McKeown must be a glutton for punishment. For the past few weeks, the New Hope man has allowed people to vote on his Web site to determine which TV programs he'll watch Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
McKeown has received about 100 votes per time slot on his Web site - - resulting in his viewing of "Gilmore Girls," "House," "Veronica Mars," "Supernanny," "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "MASH."
McKeown, 26, said he finds "Gilmore Girls," "Prison Break" and "7th Heaven" to be the most difficult to watch.
"My brain cells were fighting back when I was watching '7th Heaven,'" he said about the WB's family friendly show. "They were screaming at me to stop it now. At least it's clear they're still functioning."
He does admit to being pleasantly surprised by some shows that have won the vote. He became a "24" fan, for instance, after seeing his first episode. Before McKeown began the Web site, he and his wife, Maija, regularly tuned into "Lost," "American Idol" and "Survivor."
So why suffer through a bunch of shows you don't particularly like?
"I'm hoping to see a little part of society," he said. "Do we really enjoy these shows? Are we just watching them because they're the only things on? Why do some shows succeed and others fail? By being forced to watch these shows, you are able to form a better opinion because you have both sides of the story."
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

More Bizarre facts

  1. 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of lemons contain more sugar than 1 kg of strawberries.

  2. 1,525,000,000 miles of telephone wire are strung across the Unites States.

  3. 1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day. In Discovery Channel, its a quart.

  4. 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.

  5. 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria

  6. 11% of the world is left-handed.

  7. 111, 111, 111 X 111, 111, 111 = 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321

  8. 1200 equals 1 pound (72 rupees).

  9. 123,000,000 cars are being driven on highways in the United States.

  10. 166,875,000,000 pieces of mail are delivered each year in the United

How much is your body worth?

  • You're worth more than you think!

  • A great number of people have spent a great deal of human and financial resources calculating the composition of, prior to the decomposition of, and the worth, or worthlessness of, the human body.

  • When we total the monetary value of the elements in our bodies and the value of the average person's skin, we arrive at a net worth of $4.50!

  • This value is, however, subject to change, due to stock market fluctuations. Since the studies leading to this conclusion were conducted by the U.S. and by Japan respectively, it might be wise to consult the New York Stock Exchange and the Nikkei Index before deciding when to sell!

  • The U.S. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils invested many a hard-earned tax dollar in calculating the chemical and mineral composition of the human body, which breaks down as follows:
    65% Oxygen
    18% Carbon
    10% Hydrogen
    3% Nitrogen
    1.5% Calcium
    1% Phosphorous
    0.35% Potassium
    0.25% Sulfur
    0.15% Sodium
    0.15% Chlorine
    0.05% Magnesium
    0.0004% Iron
    0.00004% Iodine
    Additionally, it was discovered that our bodies contain trace quantities of fluorine, silicon, manganese, zinc, copper, aluminum, and arsenic. Together, all of the above amounts to less than one dollar!

  • Our most valuable asset is our skin, which the Japanese invested their time and money in measuring. The method the Imperial State Institute for Nutrition at Tokyo developed for measuring the amount of a person's skin is to take a naked person, and to apply a strong, thin paper to every surface of his body. After the paper dries, they carefully remove it, cut it into small pieces, and painstakingly total the person's measurements. Cut and dried, the average person is the proud owner of fourteen to eighteen square feet of skin, with the variables in this figure being height, weight, and breast size. Basing the skin's value on the selling price of cowhide, which is approximately $.25 per square foot, the value of an average person's skin is about $3.50.DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Nazis, during the Holocaust, used human skin as a substitute for leather in the manufacture of lampshades and shoes, among other things.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Some Bizarre links to check out

David Hasselhoff the antichrist?

Jar Jar Binks and sex

Mental patients and mugs

Internet, the girl and a stalker

IChat Naked

World Dream Bank

Darwin Awards

Bizarre Ebay auctions

The human extinction movement...

Give me Back my Bong!

Jeffrey Doles wants his bongs back.

He owns a store in Gillette, Wyoming, called Hip Hop Hippie. Doles has been acquitted of drug paraphernalia charges.
Now, he wants authorities to return about 130 pipes and bongs that were confiscated when he was arrested last summer.
But prosecutors say they'll file a civil lawsuit seeking permission to destroy the items. Doles charges prosecutors are just mad because they didn't win the criminal case against him.
(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Bizarre Facts

Fact #1:Did you know...At just four years old Mozart was able to learn a piece of music in half an hour.
Fact #2:Did you know...Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs.
Fact #3:Did you know...Behram, an Indian thug, holds the record for most murders by a single individual. He strangled 931 people between 1790-1840 with a piece of yellow and white cloth, called a ruhmal. The most murders by a woman are 612, by Countess Erzsebet Bathory of Hungary.
Fact #4:Did you know...Carolyn Shoemaker, famous astronomer, has discovered 32 comets and approximately 300 asteroids.
Fact #5:Did you know...Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898.
Fact #6:Did you know...Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
Fact #7:Did you know...During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard).
Fact #8:Did you know...Emilio Marco Palma was the first person born in Antarctica in 1978.
Fact #9:Did you know...Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.
Fact #10:Did you know...Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940's.

Fake police officer moonlites as flasher

Authorities charge police impersonator Thomas Erich Durham was flashing more than a badge.

Two teenaged girls reported that a man exposed himself in an Athens, Alabama, Wal-Mart.
Police say while managers at the store where looking for the flasher, Durham showed a badge and offered to help search for the offender.

Officers say Durham slipped away but surrendered to police last week. Athens Police Lieutenant Floyd Johnson says Durham is suspected in a series of flashing incidents.

Johnson jokes police are glad they've – quote – "zipped this case up."

(Copyright 2006 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Prada wouldn't give up the bag without a fight.

The Prada in this case isn't an upscale designer, but a pit bull. A Boston detective had to wrestle a sack containing more than a hundred bags of marijuana out of the clenched jaws of the pit bull.
Prada the pit bull was in an apartment where police say they had already found a loaded gun, $1,000 in cash and other bags of pot.

A statement from the Boston police department says investigators managed get the pot out of Prada's mouth after what's described as a vigorous struggle. Officers then locked Prada in a dog crate, while three people in apartment were arrested.

(Copyright 2006 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

4 1/2 hour Spelling Bee

After 41 rounds and 4 1/2 hours - not to mention spelling words like galenical and mumpsimus - Anna Rose Wright won a shot to go to the nation's most prestigious spelling bee.
Anna Rose, 13, a home-schooler competing in her fourth bee, won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in late May, a $100 savings bond and a dictionary.
She correctly spelled "mumpsimus," - a person who persists in a mistaken expression or belief - and then clinched the victory by spelling "galenical," - a medicinal preparation made mostly of herbs or vegetable matter.
"I have never seen a bee go this long," said judge Lynn Schwanke, a previous state bee director for more than 20 years. "It was really remarkable."
Anna Rose said she had been studying spelling words since last summer, a couple hours most days, using word lists used at the national spelling bee, an online dictionary and tapes that include word pronunciations.
And though Anna Rose looked composed onstage Saturday during the state final, she said her "palms were sweating, especially toward the end, and my throat was dry."
After it was over, though, she felt relaxed. "I think I'll sleep really well tonight," she said.
(Copyright 2006 by the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Bizarre egg trick raw white hen's egg

2.white vinegar

3.a jar

Place the egg in a jar. Cover with vinegar. The second day, change the vinegar. Put the egg away. Don't look at it for about a week (sometimes it takes longer). Just let it soak away in the vinegar. After a week, the egg should be translucent but still pretty much egg-shaped. The vinegar eats away the shell (which is mostly calcium), leaving the membrane intact. Some of the vinegar permeates the membrane, and since this vinegar takes up more space, the membrane will stretch to accommodate it. This is why the egg looks a little bigger. If you shake the egg, you can see the yolk sloshing around in the white. If the membrane tears, the contents will spill out just the same as with any raw egg, only now they have been "pickled" in the vinegar.
If you do this with a hard boiled egg, the shell will dissolve in the same way, and you will be left with a rubbery egg that should actually bounce (if not dropped from too great a height).

There are plenty of other dumb things to do with eggs, one being the egg in the bottle trick. Use a shelled, hard-boiled egg. The egg needs to be free from cracks in the white and smooth. Find a bottle with a neck just small enough that the egg won't fall in (a carafe, milk bottle, or some baby bottles). Wad up a little piece of paper and drop it in the bottle (you can also use 2 or 3 wooden matches). Light the paper or matches, allow to burn out, and immediately put the egg in the bottleneck, where it should be sucked in (making a very interesting sound in the process). Actually, the egg isn't sucked in, it's pushed. The fire heats the air, causing it to become less dense and to rise out of the bottle. This causes a decrease in air pressure inside the bottle. The higher pressure outside the bottle pushes the egg in.

A reader recently reminded me that you can easily get the egg out again by turning the bottle upside down and blowing into it very hard. When you take your mouth away, the egg should pop out due to the increased air pressure in the bottle. If you are in a very silly mood, try soaking a bone in vinegar for several days to a week. If the bone was fresh enough, you should be able to bend it; even tie a knot in it. This is because most of the calcium has been dissolved, leaving behind other less rigid parts of the bone.

How to tell a raw egg from a hard boiled egg Spin the egg in question. If it spins pretty well on end, it is a hard-boiled egg. If it doesn't spin too well and wobbles, it is a raw egg. Try spinning a raw egg and very briefly touching it, just long enough to stop it. When you take your finger away, the egg will start to spin slightly more. This is due to the inertia of the liquid egg inside.

A raw egg can also be made to float in very salty water. If you can half fill a glass with salt water, and top it off with fresh water without letting the two mix (pouring the water over the back of a spoon helps), you should be able to gently lower an egg into the glass and suspend it between the layers. It looks pretty cool especially if you don't know how it was done. It is also possible to mix a solution of salt water, through trial and error, that matches the specific gravity of the egg. The egg will float at whatever level it is placed in the jar. When a little salt is added, it will float to the top. If a little fresh water is added, it will sink.

Silver egg trick

This requires a dry white hen's egg at room temperature. Hold an egg near a candle flame to cover it with soot. It will need to be completely covered. This is tricky, because if the egg is a tiny bit damp the soot will easily flake off on to your fingers as you turn the egg. Be careful not to burn yourself! Once the egg has a nice black sooty coating, gently immerse it in a bowl of water. If it is completely covered, the carbon in the soot repels the water and holds a fine film of air. This will give the egg a silvered mirror appearance

The egg squeezing trick

Eggs are surprisingly strong and will stand up to forces applied evenly to them. They don't stand up so well to uneven forces, which is why they crack easily on the side of a bowl or break when they hit the ground. Hold an egg, completely surrounding it with your hand. Squeeze it, making sure that the pressure is even all around. You should be able to squeeze it very hard without breaking it (do this over a sink or bowl just in case). The egg may break if it is already slightly cracked, or if you are wearing a ring.
The empty shells are also fairly strong. If you are able to break eggs so that the shells are halved, top to bottom, set aside 4 half shells, rinsing them out and letting them dry. Trim off the jagged edges with scissors. They should all be about the same height when sitting open end down. Carefully set them under the corners of a large book. You should be able to add quite a few books before the shells finally reach their limits.

Fun Facts

  • Dogs have accents.
  • Just before they explode into supernovae, dying stars pulse at an audible frequency equivalent to the F note above middle C.
  • Paul McCartney wears a size 9 1/2 shoe.
  • People with dry earwax tend to have little or no body odor.
  • The Parthenon in Athens was once painted bright red, green and blue.
  • Blind high school students in Chicago are required to pass driver's ed before graduating.
  • 24 people disappeared from cruise ships between 2003 and 2005.
  • 800 million Marshmallow Peeps will be consumed around Easter this month.
  • A fastball picks up 0.000000000002 grams of mass by the time it reaches the catcher's mitt.
  • John Quincy Adams used to go skinny-dipping in the Potomac River.
  • Uranus is about 19 times larger than Earth.
  • Alligators snuggle.
  • It takes a Twinkie about 45 seconds of microwaving to explode.
  • In Australia, Santa's sleigh is pulled by kangaroos.
  • Your body produces about 7 miles of hair per year.
  • Andrew Johnson only wore suits that he custom-tailored himself.
  • The average man cries once a month.
  • Tonto's horse was named Scout.
  • Mr. Magoo's first name is Quincy.
  • Albert Nobel invented dynamite.
The London Daily Mirror; Zay N. Smith, Chicago Sun-Times; Harper's Magazine; The Associated Press; Reuters;; Uncle John's Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader; "Zobmondo" by Randy Horn; "The Trivia Encyclopedia" by Fred L. Worth

Some interesting things found surfing the net

Pub burglars served free beers

Burglars served a drunk free beers until he passed out after he walked into a pub while they were robbing the safe.
The pair were clearing out a pub in Amstetten, Austria, during the night when drunk Hermann Bendt, 47, stumbled in, sat at the bar and ordered a beer.
The duo served him three pints "on the house" and chatted to him before Bendt fell asleep across the bar.
The burglars then emptied the safe and took all the valuables, including expensive stereo equipment, from the pub. The sleeping guest was later woken up by police.
He could only describe the men as "one big bloke and one smaller one".