Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Many parts of Australia are in the midst of very hot conditions
 and raging bushfires at present


Make Love not War
A Kiss for Peace


Fascinating Animal Pictures


Those Funny Animals



One last look at 2013


Smitty was a heating and cooling technician
. His assistant was a small chimpanzee
 he had trained to do all the duct work.
 The chimp had no fear of heights or confined spaces,
 and besides, he didn’t have to be paid.
One day, Smitty got a call from a customer 
who said his air conditioner had broken down.
 Smitty went over and discovered some defective ducting. 
The customer asked if it would be hard to fix.
“No problem,” replied Smitty
, “I have a little duct ape that will take care of it!”


Muppets Most Wanted


Winter Fun in Washington



Things to do when it gets cold outside


The morning after a terrible snowstorm, 
I spotted my neighbor Janet shoveling her driveway.
 I waved hello and asked why her husband wasn't out helping her.
 She explained that one of them had to stay inside
 and look after their two small children. 
They had flipped a coin to determine who would
 be the one to go out and shovel.
"Sorry to hear of your bad luck," I said.
"Don't be," she replied quickly. 
"I won!"


Phun Phacts

thanks Kitty L


Now, I didn't know that!

Q: Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right
 while women's clothes have buttons on the left? 

A: When buttons were invented, 
they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich.
 Since most people are right-handed,
 it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left.
 Because wealthy women were dressed by maids,
 dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! 
And that's where women's buttons have remained since.


Q: Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?
A: This comes from the French word m'aidez -meaning 'help me'
 -- and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'
Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'? 

A: In France, where tennis became popular,
 the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg
 and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'the egg.'
 When tennis was introduced in the US , 
Americans (mis)pronounced it 'love.'


Q. Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses? 

A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write,
 documents were often signed using an X.
 Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations
 specified in the document. 
The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.


Q: Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called
 'passing the buck'? 

A: In card games, it was once customary to pass an item,
 called a buck, from player to player to indicate 
whose turn it was to deal.
 If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, 
he would 'pass the buck' to the next player. 


Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? 

A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy
 by offering him a poisoned drink.
 To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, 
it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink
 into the glass of the host.
 Both men would drink it simultaneously.
 When a guest trusted his host, 
he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own. 

Q: Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'? 

A: Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses
 and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime
 which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre,
 a performer 'in the limelight' was the center of attention. 

Q: Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'? 

A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain,
 with nine being the highest cloud.
 If someone is said to be on cloud nine,
 that person is floating well above worldly cares. 

Q: In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from? 

A: When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl,
 Louis, King of France,
 learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.'
 He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment.
 To make sure she was properly chaperoned
 (and guarded) while she played,
 Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her.
 Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland
 (not a very good idea in the long run),
 she took the practice with her. In French,
 the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day'
 and the Scots changed it into ‘caddie.’ 

Q: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs? 

A: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe
 were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg'.
 When people saved coins in jars made of this clay,
 the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' 
When an English potter misunderstood the word,
 he made a container that resembled a pig. 
And it caught on. 

So there you are! Now you know!


You should have bought a Squirrel !!!




Bear Surprise


Odds and Ends

Ain't this the truth




Black and White History


Earth Facts in 82 seconds


Cute Kid pictures to make you smile


Teller and Penn and Card Trick

Indian English


Top Ten Tom Mabe Pranks


Amazing Teachers


25 Natural Phenomena You Have To See To Believe


This Weeks Signs


Phils Philosophy

A psychologist walked around a room
 while teaching stress management to an audience.
 As she raised a glass of water,
 everyone expected they’d be asked the
 “half empty or half full” question.
 Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: 
“How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter.
 It depends on how long I hold it.
 If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem.
 If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm.
 If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.
 In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, 
but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stresses and worries in life 
are like that glass of water.
 Think about them for a while and nothing happens. 
Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.
 And if you think about them all day long, 
you will feel paralyzed – 
incapable of doing anything.”
Remember to put the glass down


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1 comment:

Sandee said...

I think I was here longer than an hour today. I also lifted the shoveling snow by Janet. Too cute. I gave you the credit.

Have a fabulous day Phil. ☺