Saturday, January 17, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Britons 'swear 14 times a day on average'
Almost nine out of ten people in Britain utter expletives every day, while just eight per cent are offended by swearing "in an adult context", it found.
The survey, which questioned 2,319 people, found that men swear more often than women, with 90 per cent of men using expletives on a daily basis compared with 83 per cent of women.
A total of 78 per cent of respondents admitted to regularly swearing for no reason, while 98 per cent said they had sworn while angry in the past.
The survey found that swearing was more tolerated by younger people. While 94 per cent of people between the ages of 18 and 30 agree that bad language is not a problem, 79 per cent of people between 50 and 60 felt the same.
This is just another way "BIG BROTHER" keeps attract of you.
DNA evidence from Washington rape case links suspect to Waterloo attack
A 34-year-old Everett Washington man faces another rape allegation after DNA from a Washington trial linked him to an Iowa rape.
A Snohomish County jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday against Larry Baker for raping a 17-year-old girl at knifepoint. Baker also faces a rape allegation in Waterloo because DNA evidence in the Everett rape links Baker to an unsolved rape in Iowa. He could face 12 years in prison when he is sentenced.

Zim's New 100 Trillion Dollar Note

Zimbabwe is set to introduce a Z$100 trillion note as hyperinflation continues to run rampant, according to state media.
Last week the country's central bank began circulating Z$10, Z$20 and Z$50 billion notes - but they are no longer sufficient.

Is Sex Work or Play

A man wonders if having sex on the Sabbath is a sin because he is not sure if sex is work or play. He asks a priest for his opinion on this question. The priest says after consulting the Bible," My son, after an exhaustive search I am positive sex is work and is not permitted on Sundays."
The man thinks: "What does a priest know of sex?" He goes to a minister… a married man, experienced… for the answer. He queries the minister and receives the same reply..Sex is work and not for the Sabbath! Not pleased with the reply, he seeks out the ultimate authority: a man of thousands of years tradition and knowledge… A Rabbi.
The Rabbi ponders the question and states," My son, sex is definitely play." The man replies," Rabbi, how can you be so sure when so many others tell me sex is work?!" The Rabbi softly speaks, "If sex were work… my wife would have the maid do it."

Another fine product from China

Tattoo Jim said...
If those came in the house, my ass would be out!
But they are so cool!!!!

Fish on a Volvo

Remember the Big Mouth Billy Bass? You'd press a button (or trigger a proximity sensor for a surprise) and the fish would start singing either Al Greens Take Me To The River, or Bobby McFerrins Don't Worry, Be Happy. Jeff Foxworthy once quipped that if you had more than three singing fish, you might be a redneck.
Texan Richard Carter took a Volvo, 5 miles of wire, five 6-volt golf cart batteries, a screw drive mechanism using 12v DC reversible motor, a lifting frame he made from scratch, a Linux server and approximately two hundred synchronized singing fish, and created what can only be described as an awesomely effective assault on good taste.

Beer Flavored Popcorn

They also have Pina Colada & Irish Cream flavored popcorn.

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Nude Photo of 20-year-old Madonna Could Fetch $10,000

Christie's auction house says a 30-year-old nude photo of Madonna, which earned her a $25 modeling fee, is expected to sell for at least $10,000.
The full frontal image was taken by Lee Friedlander and appeared in Playboy in 1985.
Matthieu Humery head of Christie's photography department, says Madonna was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet when she answered Friedlander's newspaper ad seeking a nude model in 1979.
Click for link to Madonna photo on auction at
Tonytc said...
Looks a bit scary but must look pretty haggard by now.
I like to see what I getting.

ATM's 'double your money' error

Crowds queued at a cash machine in Manchester which gave double the amount of cash requested.
Word spread quickly about the error at the machine at the BP garage on Barton Road in Stretford on Thursday.
The giveaway went on for about six hours before the fault was reported to Nationwide building society.
The firm said it was "disappointing" that no-one reported it earlier. Those who took extra cash may now have to pay it back.
The machine gave £60 every time it was asked for £30, but also gave away more cash in different multiples depending on the money requested.

Woman driver parks car on top of neighbors

A female driver managed to mount a neighbors car when doing a three-point turn in a tight suburban cul-de-sac.
The woman hit the accelerator instead of the brake on her automatic car and her £18,000 B Class Mercedes vehicle shot onto the roof of a Chrysler Neon parked in a driveway in Ashtead, Surrey.
The Chrysler's owner Robert Den-Hartog, 35, a primary school teacher, discovered his £10,000 car had been wrecked after being woken by the noise of the impact.
"She said, 'you're not going to believe this,' so I ran over to the bedroom window and looked out. I just said: 'Holy Moses!' and ran down stairs to help the woman out of the car."
He added: "When we were woken by it I was shocked and hoping that she wasn't hurt.
"I wasn't really angry but you never get the full money back form the insurance and I suppose now I'm going to have to look for a new car. I think mine is pretty much written off."