Pope Francis goes viral with ‘selfie’

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Pope goes viral with 'selfie'

The ‘selfie’ (right) was posted online by Riccardo Arcelli. On the left the pope can be seen posing with Arcelli and his friends during their visit to the Vatican. Picture: AP/Riccardo Aguiari Source: AP

 

POPE Francis has broken protocol once again, appearing with a puzzled look on his face in a “selfie” photo taken with a group of teenagers visiting the Vatican.

The picture appeared on the Facebook page of one of the youngsters, who used it as his profile picture, and was going viral on social media on Saturday.

The picture comes in the same week that the Oxford English Dictionary included the word “selfie” to denote a self-taken photograph on a smartphone.

The young believers were part of a church group from northern Italy who met with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday and were seen going up to him afterwards to take their photo.

“There is no marketing behind these actions. The Pope clearly likes being with people while his predecessor liked being with books,” said Beppe Severgnini, columnist for the Corriere della Sera daily.

The 76-year-old Pope, Latin America’s first pontiff, has repeatedly broken with Vatican tradition since being elected in March, including regularly picking up the phone and calling ordinary people who write to him.

The photo prompted bemused reactions on Twitter, with one user saying “Now I’ve seen everything” and another quipping: “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”

One unenthused tweeter commented: “Just because Pope Francis poses for a ‘selfie’, doesn’t make it okay!”

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Swedish male skinny-dippers warned after testicle-attacking pacu fish found in local lakes

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NUDE swimming in Sweden has become risky business after an invasive species of fish infamous for attacking testicles was discovered in local waters.
Denmark’s Natural History Museum has issued the warning after the eight-inch (21cm) fish – a relative of the pirana – was caught in an eel trap in Oresund Sound off the south coast of Sweden.
Known as a pacu, the “ball-cutter” fish has a set of chompers remarkably similar to human teeth.
Natural History Museum of Denmark fish expert Henrick Carl told Swedish news site The Local that the freshwater fish bite “because they’re hungry, and testicles sit nicely in their mouth.”
“It normally eats nuts, fruit, and small fish, but human testicles are just a natural target. It’s not normal to get your testicles bitten off, of course, but it can happen …,” Mr Carl said.
The Natural History Museum kept its warning raw: “Keep your swimwear on if you’re bathing in the Sound these days – maybe there are more out there!”
The pacu is normally found in the warmer waters of the Amazon. They can grow up to 90cm (35 inches) and 25kg.
The museum is testing the DNA of the fish to confirm that it is a pacu.
“They are almost identical to the piranha,” Mr Carl told The Local. “It’s just that they have different teeth. Flatter and stronger, perfect for crushing.”

Marseille launches petition for Batman to save it from crime

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Marseille citizens have launched an online petition calling for Batman to save the city from crime. C’est crazy, but it might just work. Source: Supplied

RESIDENTS of France’s second-largest city have called on Batman for help after a recent surge in violent crime.

The mock online petition and Facebook page, entitled Will It Take Batman To Save Marseille?, comes after a pensioner was shot dead last week trying to stop a robbery, according to reports.

Jacques Blondel, 61, knocked the robbers over with his car and confronted them with a baseball bat and pepper spray after they held up a tobacconist.

He tried to reason with them and grabbed for their gun but was shot in the thigh and stomach.

Marseille has also seen 13 gang-related killings this year, many thought to be linked to the drugs trade.

French riot police

Members of the French riot police 29th Republican Security Company (CRS 29) check their patrol routes in central Marseille. The extra police have been sent in to fight rampant street crime but what it needs is Batman, say residents. AFP / Boris Horvat

Criminal gangs are increasingly using heavy duty weapons such as AK-47 assault rifles, thought to arrive in the city through its Mediterranean Sea port.

The government has said it is sending in 130 extra riot police – who will be patrolling streets by the end of August – as well as 24 more detectives.

But many residents are critical and say politicians are not doing enough.

“Today finished the sound bites and rhetoric … The city needs action!” says the petition.

 This retro Batman might not be the right solution to Marseille's crime problem, however.

This retro Batman might not be the right solution to Marseille’s crime problem, however.

“Or are we preparing to always call more police and army … then Batman!”

Ben Affleck was not available for comment.

This just in from the only person who could ever put up with me.

I have had this blog for a couple of years and other than the auto generated “Hello World!” in 2011 have never actually posted anything here. So it is fitting that my first actual blog is dedicated to my best friend and the love of my life on his birthday, because it is through writing,  imagination and the world wide web that we found each other. Once upon a time, on a Nokia 3650 long ago, I perused the only internet available to me at the time, and discover a mobile text site called UPOC. Universal Point of Contact. The site is gone now, but it will always have a special place in my heart, because on UPOC I found the one that I had been searching my whole life for. We were 2000 miles apart in reality,  but we had the entire planet as our playground and together we traveled through dark and dangerous primitive forests, survived monsters and plagues, explored the moon of a distant planet… there was no limit to where we could go and the things we could do in the richness of our imaginations. I knew, that at long last, I had found my heart’s desire and love deepened even before we were able to touch or share a single kiss for the very first time. Now, here I am, several years and journeys to each other later, a small town Missouri girl in Vancouver,  Canada, soon to be married to the man I fell in love with in a virtual world of dreams.. living a real life fairy tale and so lucky to have found my best friend, my love, my everything. Happy Birthday Andy xoxox

193 Fun Facts!

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Please note that some of the ‘facts’ below have been proven false myths. An example is the duck’s echo which does not echo (but proved that it does).

 

  1. It is impossible to lick your elbow (busted)
  2. A crocodile can’t stick it’s tongue out.
  3. A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head.
  4. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
  5. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
  6. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  7. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. (busted?)
  8. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  9. Rats and horses can’t vomit.
  10. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
  11. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  12. If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
  13. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  14. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  15. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  16. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  17. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  18. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
  19. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  20. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  21. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  22. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  23. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  24. A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
  25. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  26. The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to “quality” music.
  27. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  28. Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5’6″). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5’7″), compared to 1,77 (5’8″) for Swedes, and 1,78 (5’8.5″) for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
  29. In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
  30. Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
  31. In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
  32. The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  33. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
    If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
    If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.
  34. According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed – the same number of people who are overweight.
  35. Camels are called “ships of the desert” because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump. 
  36. In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there’s a creepy spot called the “Zone of Silence.” You can’t pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
  37. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  38. Bill Gates’ first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  39. Uranus’ orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees.
  40. The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker – the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon in an attempt to learn if there is water on the moon.
  41. Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
  42. The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists’ favorite song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” by the Beatles.
  43. Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn’s LETters.
  44. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  45. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  46. Hot water is heavier than cold.
  47. Plutonium – first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues – was the first man-made element.
  48. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.
  49. The radioactive substance, Americanium – 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
  50. The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.
  51. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
  52. On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
  53. Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
  54. Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.
  55. Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
  56. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  57. A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
  58. An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.
  59. At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
  60. At a jet plane’s speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
  61. The first full moon to occur on the winter solstice, Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, happened in 1999. Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurred in conjunction with a lunar perigee (point in the moon’s orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon appeared about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it’s elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth). 

    Since the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at that time of the year than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon was about 7% stronger making it brighter. Also, this was the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon’s orbit is constantly deforming. In places where the weather was clear and there was a snow cover, even car headlights were superfluous.

  62. According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won’t function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person’s body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.

    If the room is too hot, the motion detector won’t register a change in the radiated heat of that person’s body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home’s safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.

  63. Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
  64. On December 23, 1947, Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.
  65. The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
  66. Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  67. Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
  68. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  69. Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.
  70. The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.
  71. According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.
  72. Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don’t get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don’t have bones, but cartilage.
  73. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
  74. Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
  75. Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
  76. Deer can’t eat hay.
  77. Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
  78. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  79. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
  80. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
  81. North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  82. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  83. Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.
  84. Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
  85. A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
  86. There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
  87. Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
  88. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  89. The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
  90. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  91. Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
  92. Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.
  93. Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel “high.” Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.
  94. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.
  95. You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
  96. Money isn’t made out of paper; it’s made out of cotton.
  97. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
  98. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks – otherwise it will digest itself.
  99. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  100. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  101. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
  102. Every person has a unique tongue print as well as fingerprints.
  103. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  104. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  105. During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  106. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  107. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  108. (removed, duplicated)
  109. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear any pants.
  110. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  111. Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
  112. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  113. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  114. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  115. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
  116. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
  117. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  118. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  119. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  120. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  121. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
  122. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  123. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  124. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  125. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
  126. The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  127. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
  128. Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!
  129. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
  130. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  131. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  132. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
  133. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
  134. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  135. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  136. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  137. It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
  138. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  139. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  140. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
  141. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  142. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
  143. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  144. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  145. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
  146. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
  147. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  148. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  149. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  150. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  151. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
  152. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  153. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  154. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  155. On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
  156. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  157. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  158. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  159. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  160. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  161. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  162. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  163. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  164. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  165. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
  166. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  167. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  168. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  169. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  170. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  171. Slugs have 4 noses.
  172. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
  173. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  174. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  175. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
  176. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
  177. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  178. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  179. The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  180. A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  181. A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death!
  182. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
  183. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.
  184. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  185. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  186. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  187. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  188. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  189. A cat’s urine glows under a black light.
  190. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  191. Starfish have no brains.
  192. Polar bears are left-handed.
  193. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

The eve before my xx’th birthday

Hi folks! It’s just about to be my (neveryoumind’th) < watch for this new word in the next Webster dictionary, birthday. You ask and so do I “Andy, What have you learned and done this year. 

– Well you will be delighted to learn I spent my time working and paying bills. My very fantastic soon to be wife moved up here from Missouri, it takes an incredible woman with thick skin to deal with me.

-…… long pause, Nah that is it. Looking forward to seeing you at my funeral so that I might not choose to haunt your house.

The very best,

Andy 

From Webster: new words 2013 (bust out your phone folk’s the words have arrived.) I am so excited I wanna “twerk”

New Words & Slang 

 

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twerk

(noun) : a dance move involving repeated hip thrusts and rapid shaking of the buttocks especially while squatting

Miley Cyrus’ twerk seen round the world certainly caused a stir at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but the fleshy show-stopper featuring grinding teddy bears and Robin Thicke earned the former tween queen a stark mix of both praise and resentment. —Laura Hertzfeld, Entertainment Weekly, August 27, 2013

Submitted by: Anonymous on Aug. 28, 2013 10:27

 

wackadoodle

(noun) : a wacky person

Submitted by: on Aug. 27, 2013 15:32

 

kicks

(noun) : shoes or sneakers

Submitted by: on Aug. 27, 2013 15:24

 

fallidays (noun) : the holidays of the fall season

Submitted by: Madi Power from Arizona on Aug. 27, 2013 01:10

 

entermation (noun) : infotainment

That comedy show was really enjoyable entermation as I learned some real life lessons from it.

Submitted by: on Aug. 26, 2013 05:28

 

enthusigasm (noun) : extreme enthusiasm

Submitted by: on Aug. 26, 2013 05:12

 

ratchet

(adjective) : flashy or tacky

Submitted by: on Aug. 24, 2013 01:00

 

wusband (noun) : ex-husband

Submitted by: Mawakana (Robin Cermak) from Georgia Us on Aug. 23, 2013 14:02

 

twerking (noun) : a bouncing or jerking movement of the hips in hip-hop dance

Twerking is the latest dance craze made famous by Miley herself. —Korina Lopez, USA TODAY, July 4, 2013

Submitted by: Opiyo from New York on Aug. 22, 2013 21:41

 

conversator

(noun) : conversationalist

After the client left our office we spoke of how he was quite the conversator.

Odd American laws.

 

 This from http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html

 

In Texas, it’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession. 

In Philadelphia, you can’t put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760. 

Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane. 

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home. 

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal. 

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State. 

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel. 

California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat. 

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven. 

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping. 

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile. 

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage. 

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front. 

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia. 

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark. 

   In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !  

In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

 

In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

In New Jersey, cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday.

   In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street!  

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight. 

In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum. 

In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places. 

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m. 

In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts. 

In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder. 

 

 

In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length. 

In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti. 

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale. 

It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship. 

In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned. 

   In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light !  

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on. 

In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing. 

In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples. 

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle. 

In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street. 

In Georgia, it’s against the law to spread a false rumor. 

In West Virginia, one can’t cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment. 

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave. *(I imagine the barber).

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time. 

In Texas, it is still a “hanging offense” to steal cattle. 

 

 

Hilarious dinosaur prank in Japan

I found this on http://metro.co.uk/ Pretty funny enjoy!

This latest idea contains all the ingredients for the perfect prank – full-blown looks of horror, slapstick comedy and, most importantly, men in dinosaur costumes chasing unsuspecting victims down office corridors.

While watching the two videos, you may like to think about how glad you are the Japanese version of Ofcom apparently doesn’t take its role very seriously.