Saturday, September 21, 2013

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The father is a cop at a crime scene involving children.
  •  Probably a forensics cop.
  • He's arguing with his wife at the end that she wouldn't take the boy that night,
  •  that's why he had to leave him in the car.
The child unfortunately got curious 
and saw the bodies from the massacre.
That little actor portrayed the child's loss of innocence so well
. If he were in America he would be on his way to an Oscar.


10 Smallest countries in the world

If you live in a large country like Canada or Australia,
 you will hardly be able to visit all parts of this vast country.
 But there are countries where you can walk from one end to the other in less than a hour



Tuvalu is located in the South Pacific and has an area of ​​26 sq. kilometers. 
The country also includes several coral islands.
 Previously, these islands belonged to the British crown
 and were called Ellis Island. 
Tuvalu gained independence from the British in 1978. 
Population - 10.5 thousand people.
 Due to the lack of natural resources
 Tuvalu nation has to live through the help of other countries.


San Marino

San Marino has an area of ​​61 square kilometres
 and has the smallest population from the European Council countries.
 It is the oldest independent country in the world, 
it was founded on September 3 301 year. 
Besides San Marino is one of the richest countries in the world.

The Marshall Islands

This is a state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean 
consists mainly of coral islands.
 Surface Area - 181 square kilometers, population 62,000.
 In 1986, the islands gained independence from the United States
, but so far only only the USA helped the country to stay afloat
. The country has no natural resources,
 and imports far exceed exports.


Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

This micro state is located in the West Indies - between North and South America. 
The state is located on two islands. 
First is 261 square km. It was the first island settled by Europeans.
 The main source of income, of course, tourism,
 but the island has well-developed agriculture 
and offers offshore banking.



Over the past 20 years due to the reduction of the sea level 
​​the country has increased and now it covers an area of ​​02.02 square km. 
Monaco, the second smallest monarchical state. 
The country is one of the most populous countries in the world
 and employs 30,000 people. 
The main income of the residents is tourism.


Vatican - the secret city-state located in near ​​Rome 
and covering an area of ​​44 hectares.
 It was founded in 1929 and is managed by the Pope. 
Vatican boasts of the most beautiful buildings in the world - 
the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, the residence of the Pope - 
Apostolic Palace, etc.
 In addition half of the country is the Vatican gardens.
Vatican official population is around 800,
 but thousands of Italians are employed by the Vatican.


Nauru is located in the South Pacific in Micronesia. 
Area of ​​the state is 21.3 square km. 
Nauru is the smallest island nations in the world. 
They gained independence in 1968. 
To date, the country's population is about nine thousand.
 The government of Nauru has no armed forces
 it is completely demilitarised nation. 



Surface Area 160.4 sq. km. Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland
 and Austria and is one of the richest states.
 Is home to more companies than residents.
  All major corporations have their offices located there


Seychelles cover an area of ​​455 square km, with a population of 84 thousand people.
 The archipelago is located to the north of Madagascar
 and consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Islands 
developed due to the export of coconut, vanilla and cinnamon
. But since 1976, when the country gained independence,
 the main source of income became tourism.



Maldives is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean. 
Surface Area 298 square km. with a total population of 396,000.
 Two thirds live in the capital city Male. 
The country developed by exporting dried tuna fish, molluscs
 and cowrie coconut ropes, 
now the main income comes from tourism. 


One morning 3 South Carolina good ole boys
 and 3 Yankees were in a ticket line at the Greenville train station
 heading to Charlotte for a big football game.
The 3 Northerners each bought a ticket 
and watched as the 3 Southerners bought just one ticket among them.
“How are the 3 of you going to travel on one 1 ticket?”
 asked one of the Yankees.
“Watch and learn,” answered one of the boys from the South.
When the 6 travelers boarded the train, 
the 3 Yankees sat down,
 but the 3 Southerners crammed into a bathroom together
 and closed the door.
Shortly after the train departed,
 the conductor came around to collect tickets.
 He knocked on the bathroom door and said,
 “Tickets please.” 
The door opened just a crack and a single arm 
emerged with a ticket in hand. 
The conductor took it and moved on.
The Yankees saw this happen 
and agreed it was quite a clever idea. 
Indeed, so clever that they decided to do the same thing
 on the return trip and save some money.
That evening after the game when they got to the Charlotte train station,
 they bought a single ticket for the return trip while 
to their astonishment the 3 Southerners
 didn’t buy even 1 ticket.
“How are you going to travel without a ticket?” 
asked one of the perplexed Yankees.
“Watch and learn," answered one of the Southern boys.
When they boarded the train the 3 Northerners
 crammed themselves into a bathroom 
and the 3 Southerners crammed themselves
 into the other bathroom across from it.
Shortly after the train began to move,
 one of the Southerners left their bathroom
 and walked quietly over to the Yankee’s bathroom. 
He knocked on the door and said 
“ticket please."


Have you ever had a dream like this??


Those Funny Animals

Animals behaving like humans

Quite often awakened in the morning by these laughing in nearby Gum trees


Random Thoughts and Phacts



Pure moments of joy


A father took his 7 year-old son to the zoo one day. 
As they were walking around viewing the animals in the nature compounds,
 the son pointed to a lion
. "Look, Dad, there's a frickin' lion!" 
"What?" Dad said, astonished.
 The son repeated, "It's a frickin' lion!" 
People started looking. 
Still surprised and not really sure how to reply, 
the father finally asked,
 "How did you come up with that?"
 "It's on the sign over there," answered the son, pointing. 
The father looked in the direction in which his son was pointing. 
Posted on the fence was a sign that read,
 "African Lion."

A poor Australian sheep farmer migrated to Texas.
 Nearly bankrupt, more misfortune befell when several of his lambs
 tumbled into large vats of vegetable dyes reserved for the local Navajo weavers. 
Fortunately for him, a wealthy woman who was passing by in her Cadillac
 was enthralled by the sight of the colorful lambs
 cavorting about and ordered a dozen for pets.
 Word soon spread of her find and the Aussie could hardly
 keep up with the demand for these unique "status symbols." 
He soon became known as the biggest lamb dyer in all of Texas!

    Once upon a time, there were two skunks named In and Out.
 When In was in, Out was out and when In was out, 
Out was in.

    One day, when Out was in and In was out, 
the mother skunk asked Out to find In and bring In in.
 So... he looked around the forest, found In,
 and brought In in.
    The mother skunk asked, 
"How did you find In so quickly?"
    He said, "In Stinks."


Eagle Cam



thanks Shelagh N


Funny Fails


Some Major events of the last decade

 The first version of the iPad was released in 2010.
 Tablets had existed before, but Apple made the technology affordable
 and accessible for consumers—some sources have called the iPad
 the best selling gadget in history. 
Just a few years later, tablets seem commonplace,
 with dozens of competitors on the market. 

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Fires Up, Black Hole Theorists Panic


Back in the roaring twenties raccoon coats were the rage,
 especially among the college set in the ivy league schools.
 Just any raccoon coat wouldn't do.
 It had to be a full length duster almost reaching the floor
 to really be in style.
 John, a young man with a very rich but miserly father 
who was entering his freshman year at Harvard
 was surprised to learn when he moved into the dorm 
that he just couldn't fit in without a raccoon coat.
 He pleaded with his father that he just had to have a raccoon coat 
or would never make it at school. 
After several letters back and forth his father agreed
 to purchase a beautiful coat on one condition.
 The condition was that the coat must not be damaged 
in any way during the next four years. 
If there was any damage to the coat at all after four years 
the John would be disinherited and have to go find a job on his own.
He would not be allowed to join the father 
in his very prosperous business. 

John quickly agreed to the conditions without thinking of the implications.
 The father bought the best raccoon coat money could buy,
 then had several members of his staff count
 the number of hairs on the coat.
 They found there were exactly 1,524,203 hairs.
 A second group of staff members recounted
 and confirmed there were 1,524,203 hairs. 
The coat was then carefully sealed in a package
 and sent off to Harvard with a note informing 
the John of the hair count. 

When John received the coat he was overjoyed 
that his ostracism by his fellow students was soon to end. 
Then he read the enclosed letter. 
He showed the coat to all his friends
 but was afraid to wear it under any circumstances 
for fear of damaging it in some manner. 
After everyone had seen the coat he resealed it in its box 
and placed it on the shelf in his closet.
 He often showed the coat to new friends 
but could never work up the courage
 to wear it until his senior year. 

Harvard was playing Yale for the conference championship in football. 
He bought nine tickets to the game,
 three seats behind his, the seats to either side,
and the three seats in front.
 He was going to be damned sure no one spilled drink
 or mustard on his beloved coat. 
He didn't enjoy the game at all because of his concern for his coat. Immediately after the game 
he returned the coat to the closet
 where it had been for three years after carefully
spending several hours recounting the hairs.
 All 1,524,203 were intact but after
 such a tedious job he made a mistake.
 He didn't reseal the bag in which he had been storing 
the coat these many years. 

During the night a campus moth crawled 
under the door of the closet,
fluttered up onto the box and crawled inside.
 He had a feast but being a small moth one hair 
was all his tiny stomach could hold.
He emerged from the box, fluttered from the closet
 and flew up onto the light fixture to get warm and have a nap.
 The next day the hapless student decided to recheck the hair-count
 It took him hours but when finished he knew he was in trouble. 
There were only 1,524,202 hairs. 
He wailed in despair at the top of his lungs.
 All his fraternity brothers came running 
into the room expecting the worst.
John recounted the whole story about his fathers conditions
and his impending fate. 

In all the commotion the little moth asleep
 on the light fixture awakened. 
He listened to the story in amazement.
 As the whole story unfolded the moth became terribly sad. 

Have you ever seen a moth bawl?



in the UK


in Canada
It’s safe to say that at one point or another, 
likely on a hot summer day while lounging on the dock 
with nothing to do but watch the boats go by, 
someone you know has gazed out onto the water and asked:
 “Do you think we could swim across the entire lake?”
But no matter what swimming challenge you may have conquered at the cottage,
 there’s no way it beats what a Windsor man did earlier this week
—and that’s a good thing.
After being released from jail on Tuesday, 47-year-old John Morillo
 apologized for drinking eight beers and then swimming across the Detroit River,
 purely to prove to his buddies he could.
While drinking and swimming may not be the best combination on any occasion,
 Morillo’s performance led to a joint search mission 
between the Canadian and U.S. coast guards,
 which included three boats and a helicopter.
 His neighbour called the police once she lost sight of Morillo in the water
—perhaps the one smart move in the entire story.
According to The Windsor Star, this swim has been years in the making. 
That’s right, it wasn’t an impulse decision.
 Apparently, it all started when Morillo heard a story about his grandmother,
 who swam from Amherstburg to Boblo Island. 
The beer may have, however, played a role in Morillo finally 
deciding to go ahead with the swim.
“I’ve been telling people I’m going to swim across the river for years
 and they’re like ‘yah, yah, blah, blah, you can’t make it.’
 So, I don’t know, last night I just decided it was the time to go,”
 Morillo told the Star.
Of course, hindsight is always 20-20: 
“As soon as I saw the helicopters going by and the boats looking for me,
 I was like, ‘Oh, this is really stupid.’”
According to reports, the coastguard picked him up on the Canadian side 
of the river around 1 a.m., 
about two hours after he first jumped in the water.
In the end, he did make it.
 “I’m a very strong swimmer and I had total confidence in it,” Morillo said.
 “But at the same time, it’s not worth it,” he added, 
considering he’s been banned from all waterfront property in the city,
 will face a $5,000 to $25,000 fine for swimming in a shipping channel, 
and he’s upset his mom.
“She just hung up on me,” Morillo told the Star.
 “She said, ‘You’re just so stupid.



This weeks blast from the past




Women and Men


How to empty a swimming pool



Dogs in boots






I was having dinner with Garry Kasporov (world chess champion) 
and on the table was a checkered tablecloth. 
 It took him 2 hours to pass me the salt.

This Weeks Signs





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Sandee said...

Lots of great stuff Phil. I stole the a frickin' lion one.

Have a terrific day. :)

Anonymous said...

Good fun. Thanks Phil.