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Oct 10, 2011

20 Science Facts And Their Profound Reflections

1. The only fresh foods that astronauts are allowed to take into space are pecan nuts.
Is it because they’re astro-nuts?

2. There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long; eye, hip, leg, arm, toe, ear, rib, jaw, lip, and gum.
Even ‘ten’ is three letters.

3. The daily heat output of the average man would boil 30 litres of freezing water.
Add another 10 litres if he watched Jessica Alba daily.

4. By 70 years old an average person will have shed 105 pounds of skin.
How much in dollars?

5. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown so keep smiling it saves energy.
So constant frowning is a good exercise for the facial muscles.

6. Canned food was invented for the British Navy in 1813, but the first can opener wasn’t invented until 1870.
This may actually provide a clue to solving the puzzle – which came first, the chicken or the egg.

7. Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, is enough to kill the average human.
Not if it’s Starbucks, because no one can afford 100 cups.
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Oct 6, 2011

Change Your Underwear Daily

There’s an old sea story about a ship’s Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad. The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally. The first mate responded, “Aye, aye sir, I’ll see to it immediately!”

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, “The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear.”

He continued, “Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schneider.”

THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Someone may come along and promise “Change”, but don’t count on things smelling any better.

Oct 2, 2011

China’s Newest Food Craze: Obama Fried Chicken

Replacing Colonel Sanders image with that of President Barack Obama as advertising a fried chicken restaurant would immediately be flagged as unacceptably racist, but that seems to be exactly what has popped up in Beijing. The Daily Mail reports that “Obama Fried Chicken,” complete with the President in suspenders and bow tie and the slogan, “We’re so cool, aren’t we?”
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Sep 25, 2011

Agony Before A Credit Card Approval

Most credit and debit card machines now transfer data over the Internet during transactions, using cellular or satellite networks. Other machines transfer data by saving it and then processing it over a telephone line. The transaction can be denied if the funds are unavailable. Such instant access can keep consumers from going over their given credit limits, and it can keep sellers from making sales that would be denied.

Sep 25, 2011

Will Someone Please Call The SPCA

I saw this on a blog tagged under “Funny” category. Absolutely insane, what exactly did the site owner find funny in this gif.

The person who kicked the dog into the river deserves to spend a term in prison.