Friday, January 29, 2010
Keys drop out of pockets. Cell phones get dropped. A wallet gets left at the gate. It is unfortunate when these things get lost but understandable.
But there are other things that are difficult to imagine how they were left behind.
This week, Ananova reported that a prosthetic leg and a prosthetic ear were found under the Corkscrew roller-coaster at Alton Towers park (UK). These were not toys or part of a costume. Someone (or someones) lost them and left the park without them.
"Hey Bob, um, your ear hole doesn't have an ear on it anymore."
"humph. One of my sneakers is missing. Oh geezzzz look at that! My whole leg is gone."
You'd just think that someone would have noticed and said something.
link to Alton Towers (no story, just their site)
For more stories of people who are completely oblivious, click the "oblivious" label below.
"(I am serving a father and son.)
Me: “Alright, here’s your club and your golf balls. Just follow the purple path throughout the course.”
(Five minutes later, they come back to the register.)
Me: “You’re already done?”
Customer: “Yeah, I did hole number 5 and my son did hole number 16!”
Me: “You know you can do all 18 holes, right?”Customer: *very serious* “You’re kidding.""
via the Not Always Right blog
Thursday, January 28, 2010
the mystical extra hand...
the woman with a right hand on her left arm...
for more strange Photoshop hands, link to part 1
for more Photoshop problems, click the label below or in the label cloud
what the heck is a wooden lish???? any guesses what they had in mind?
for more engrish signables be pleased to punch mouse on "engrish" designator on the underneath.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Three hours later, the undertaker came and placed Jozef's body in a coffin. They closed the lid and drove it to a storeroom where it would await burial.
His wife Ludmila was devastated. She just could not believe that her husband had died so quickly.
Later in the day, undertaker Darius Charon heard some shouting that was "loud enough to wake the dead" coming from the storeroom. It didn't take long for him to figure out which coffin was screaming. Jozef was alive and not-very-dead at all.
Mr. Guzy was taken to the hospital and was released a few days later.
The doctor who pronounced him dead has apologized for the error. (!!)
(What is not clear is, did the doctor apologize for making the error or was he sorry that he was not correct?)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
not a picture from the recent earthquake... this is a painting (both stories!)
which windows are real?
via http://snipr.com/u70t9 [curiousphotos_blogspot_com]
Monday, January 25, 2010
Leah Bogen and Will Nicholson are planning to get married in June. Recently, they were having breakfast together and chatting about their wedding plans. At the time, Leah was reading a newspaper that had stories about the recent tragedy in Haiti.
As she read stories about the suffering and pain of the people in Haiti-- death, grief, sickness, amputations, unsafe and insufficient medicine-- she was struck by the contrast of it all. Here they were, planning a big party while the people of Haiti were experiencing unspeakable trouble.
It was then that Leah came up with an idea: serve PB & J sandwiches at their wedding reception and send the money they would have spent on the reception to the people of Haiti.
Her fiance, Bill immediately loved the idea. "She totally blew me away... How do you say anything but yes to that? It's such a selfless and thoughtful thing. It's hard to get excited about planning a wedding when other people are having such a terrible time... We've got friends and family who are happy and healthy and nearby and well-fed. My family doesn't need another fancy meal," said Bill.
Putting their idea into action, they have already sent a check for $2,500 to Partners in Health for Haitian relief.
A good choice that reflects selfless hearts and good thinking.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Yesterday, a reader sent me another story of an Ohio driver that fits into the stupid-parents-behind-the-wheel category:
Genine Compton was arrested by Kettering, Ohio, police for child endangerment. It seems that police spotted Genine driving two of her her children to school. At the time, she was breast feeding her baby (which was sandwiched between her and the steering wheel)... and carrying on a conversation on her cell phone.
Most drivers immediately see the problems:
--impaired attention with 2 kids, 1 sucking baby, one cell phone
--impaired motion from a baby pressed against the steering wheel
-- 1 hand on baby + 1 hand on phone = 0 hands on wheel
--the air bag deploying at 120mph would kill the baby
--no car seat is against the law.
We get it.
Genine? "If my child's hungry, I'm going to feed it." She sees no particular problem with her actions and said she will do it again if she finds it "necessary." At least Genine's baby will be safe for the 180 days she might spend in jail.
cardboard box story
Thursday, January 21, 2010
10 for $10... (or buy them individually, 10 for $4.90)
it is the fourth one that is going to cost a fortune...
that is seriously cheaper!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wearing these glasses will not only help you see better but look younger...
this exercise equipment will not only improve the tone of your body, it will change your race and looks...
these wipes will clear your mirror and help you see the creepy guy in your bathroom...
for more before and after ads, click the label below or in the label cloud.