Monday, August 24, 2009

Two Moons On 27th August

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Misnomers

A misnomer is a term which suggests an interpretation that is known to be untrue. Here are a few examples:

* An inchworm is neither an inch long, nor a worm.

* Greenland is icy and Iceland is greener)

* Panama hats are not made in Panama, but Ecuador

* The “lead” in pencils is made of graphite and clay, not lead

* Northwestern University is in northeastern Illinois, a midwestern state.

* “Tin foil” is almost always actually aluminum.

* Catgut is made from sheep intestines.

* The Hundred Years’ War did not last for 100 years but 116.

* Head cheese is actually a meat product.

* “Horny toads” or “horned frogs” are actually lizards.

* Though a starfish is star-shaped, as the name suggests, it is not a fish.

* An inchworm is neither an inch long, nor a worm.

* The titmouse is a bird, not a mouse.

* Jellyfish are not fish.

* The Washington Redskins play in Landover, Maryland.

* The New York Jets and New York Giants play in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

* Scotland Yard is located in England.

* The “funny bone” is not a bone — the phrase instead refers to the ulnar nerve.

* During its peak, rush hour often lasts more than an hour, with very little, if any, movement.

* A parkway is a type of street or road where parking is generally prohibited.

* A residential driveway is intended for parking.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

This Is One Of The Kindest Things You May Ever See..

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘ To Meredith ‘ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘ When a Pet Dies.. ‘ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and this note:

Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn ‘ t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don ‘ t need our bodies in heaven, I don ‘ t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I ‘ m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,
God

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bizarre Death Scenario

The following story is not an actual case, but the scenario will make you think about the difficulty of assigning guilt by motive.

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Science, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story.

“On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. The decedent had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide (he left a note indicating his despondency). As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the decedent was aware that a safety net had been erected at the eighth floor level to protect some window washers and that Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide anyway because of this.”

“Ordinarily,” Dr. Mills continued, “a person who sets out to commit suicide ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be what he intended. That Opus was shot on the way to certain death nine stories below probably would not have changed his mode of death from suicide to homicide. But the fact that his suicidal intent would not have been successful caused the medical examiner to feel that he had homicide on his hands.

“The room on the ninth floor whence the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing and he was threatening her with the shotgun. He was so upset that, when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife and the pellets went through the window, striking Opus.

“When one intends to kill subject A but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. When confronted with this charge, the old man and his wife were both adamant that neither knew that the shotgun was loaded. The old man said it was his long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her - therefore, the killing of Opus appeared to be an accident. That is, the gun had been accidentally loaded.

“The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple’s son loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal incident. It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son’s financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.”

There was an exquisite twist. “Further investigation revealed that the son had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother’s murder. This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23, only to be killed by a shotgun blast through a ninth story window.

“The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.”

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Truths About Growing Old

  1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
  2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
  3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.
  4. You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
  5. It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
  6. Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician
  7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Great Truths That Adults Have Learned

  1. Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree..
  2. Wrinkles don’t hurt.
  3. Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
  4. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground..
  5. Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
  6. Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Life Is For Living : Live It

  1. Never be awful to anyone, that person you were awful to may teach you the most.
  2. Always remember...you are a somebody, God didn't take the time to create a nobody.
  3. Always smile, you never know whose day you might be making.
  4. Never 'forget' to say hi to anyone, never miss the chance to laugh or smile, never get too caught up in yourself that you forget to help others.
  5. Never forget that you aren't the only one with problems, and most of all...never forget that when you feel like you only have one friend, that friend will remind you of all the others.
  6. If you forget about all the bad things in life, the good will take over.
  7. If fear is staring you in the face, close your eyes so you don't have to look at it.
  8. Be yourself, you can't be anyone else...The best you can be is you!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

World’s Only Bald Gorilla


A gorilla in Congo has attracted attention from around the globe as the only primate of his kind to have no hair on his head. But Kadogo is not aging, or even old before his time. In fact, the Silverback has been hairless on his crown since his birth in 2000. Rangers at the Virunga National Park where he lives are unable to explain the reason for the nine-year-old’s bald patch, but say he has earned a celebrity status among visitors.

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