Friday, November 28, 2008
(where can I find one that doesn't move??)
on a package of marbles-- toy contains small balls
copyright by Jim Simandl ("sea turtle" on Flickr) see his Flickr page: link
on a toy fire-extinguisher-- this is a toy. do not use to extinguish fire.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
You will like this video (okay, I hope you will like this video)… but unfortunately, it can’t be embedded. So, if you click on the picture or this link, a You-Tube window will open. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Last month, Jose M. Diaz Jr of Lorain Michigan went into his local Wal-mart with a friend. Store security noticed that Jose and friend were "acting suspiciously."
Sure enough, as secuity watched, Jose picked up a digital camera and hid it on his person. Immediately, Jose and his friend parted company. The friend exited the store in one direction; Jose went the other way.
As he approached the exit, security guards approached Jose. That is when he sprang into action.
Knowing that he was about to be apprehended, Jose ran to the exit... and promptly ran into a sliding glass door. The impact with the door knocked Jose to the ground and gave him a sizable cut on his head.
Jose then got up from the ground, kicked the security guard and again took flight... and promptly ran into a cement post in front of the store.
It was then that a very-hurting Jose gave up and surrendered the camera. He was treated and released from the hospital and has been arrested for robbery and theft charges.
Monday, November 24, 2008
That is, most travelers.
Hiroshi Nohara is currently on a layover at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. He has been there since arriving from Japan on September 2 and he has no plans to leave.
He arrived in Mexico with a valid visa and a return-ticket. He has opted not to leave the airport. Instead, he sits, eats fast food, sits, eats fast food and sits and eats fast food. In short, he does nothing of value.
However, Hiroshi is getting to be famous in Mexico, where he has become a celebrity of sorts. He is on the television news nearly every night. People go to the airport to get a picture and an autograph from him. News sources from around the world are beginning to take notice of his non-story.
As you might expect, since he has been at the airport for a couple months without doing laundry or having a shower, Hiroshi stinks. Really bad. His hair is greasy and covered with dust and dandruff. His clothes are, well, quite in need of Febreeze.
Because Hiroshi is not breaking a law, there is nothing anyone can do to remove him until his visa expires in March. One airport janitor said, "He's a calm person, a nice man... He just sits here and eats all day."
Hiroshi said in one television report, "I don't understand why I'm here, I don't have a reason."
Friday, November 21, 2008
The whole thing.
The Church of Christ's Resurrection was located in Komarovo, Russia, about 180 miles north-east of Moscow. The large, two story structure was built back in 1809.
A few months ago, a survey of the property was done and the building was found to be structurally sound. Although it had not been used lately, the Russian Orthodox Church was considering opening it again.
The church building is now missing. Thieves took it away brick-by-brick so the only thing which remains is the foundation and a few sections of wall.
The attention to detail is heavenly complete with plastic "stained glass" windows and airbrush artwork which replicates the traditional church. Inside it has an inflatable organ, altar, pulpit, pews, candles and a gold cross. Even the doors are flanked by air-filled angels. The church can be built in 2 hours and dis-assembled in less than one.
(Sending this suggestion to the Ivanovo-Voznesenskaya and Kineshemskaya diocese.)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The letter also threatened that an additional $48 fine would be added to her bill if it was not paid by December 11.
The 74-year-old Ms. Wilbur is blind and has lived in the same house for nearly 50 years. Unfortunately, she underpaid her water bill for the fiscal year ending in May 2008.
The amount of the bill due? $.01.
That's right. One cent. Un centavo. A penny. 1/42 the cost of the stamp to mail-in the payment.
When asked about the situation, City Collector Marcoccio said that the bill had been sent out automatically, but obtusely added, "My question is, how come it wasn't paid when the (original) bills went out?"
Now that her daughter has read the bill, Eileen plans to pay.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hans Lang, 42, was an inmate at a prison near Dusseldorf, Germany. He was serving time for selling drugs. Last week, Lang hid himself in the laundry room of the prison and then, packed himself in a FedEx box full of dirty sheets.
The FedEx truck came as instructed, picked up the box and drove out of the prison.
When the driver made his next stop, Hans climbed out of the box, picked the lock of the truck from the inside and ran into the woods.
No one knew anything had happened until the driver saw the sheets and realized that the lock had been picked from the inside.
At this writing, Hans is still at large. Said one police officer, "It's the kind of thing people think only happens in films - but in this case it is very real."
okay, does the prison have to pay the shipping charge?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Natalie loves food. Unfortunately, food doesn't love her. It seems that whatever she eats comes right back up. Her stomach simply will not hold it.
Well, almost everything. There is one food that Natalie can keep down: mint Tic-Tacs.
You know Tic-Tacs: those tiny white breath mints that come in a clear plastic container… those little mints that make a big racket when you shake them.
Doctors can't explain why her stomach can only tolerate Tic-Tacs, but that is all she can eat for nourishment. That means that Natalie has to get her nutrition... and most of her calories... from a special formula that she is fed daily through a tube.
Through experimentation, Natalie found that she could almost tolerate mint candies. So, she kept reducing the size of the mints until she found one that would stay down. "I went from Trebor Extra Strong Mints to Polos and ended up with tic tacs. They give me a bit of energy but I eat them mostly to get rid of hunger; it’s a psychological effect," said Natalie.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ananova news reports that a store in Munich, Germany had a 24-inch TV stolen in broad daylight-- by a man with no arms.
The store staff didn't realize that they had been robbed until they noticed that a TV was missing from its stand. They checked the closed circuit TV cameras and were amazed at what they saw:
An armless man with two accomplices entered the store. The accomplices attached the TV to the armless man's body using clamps. Then, they walked out of the store.
One police officer stated the obvious: "It's hard to believe that the sight of an armless man walking along with a giant TV clamped to his body did not get anyone's attention."
No surprise. After all, he could not be caught red-handed.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008