Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birds do not urinate!

TIL that birds do not pee, as primitive beings, they have only one oraface for excrement:

Monday, January 28, 2013

elevator shoes for men

Many stidies have conformed that the taller a man is, the higher he will rise within a corporation.  Some shorter folk try to "cheat" with elevator shoes:

Elevator (Frankenstein?) Shoes

Of course, women's high-heels look just as silly:


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Poling and ducking!

Being Poled and ducked

Being poled and ducked was a North Carolina alternative to being tarred and feathered.


Most folks don’t know that tarring and feathering is not fatal, as the heat required to melt pine tar is quote low, only enough to create minor burns.

Here is the only known, published reference to being poled and ducked:

From The Weekly Standard, published at Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 2, 1862
An Abolitionist Poled and Ducked

We learn from the Salisbury papers that on Saturday last SANDY TAITE, a Scotsman, who has resided in Rowan for some five or six years took it in his head to express abolition sentiments; whereupon the said SANDY was seized, carried into a back lot, stripped to his waist, tarred and feathered then carried through town on a pole, then ducked in the creek. He was afterwards arrested under a warrant and committed to prison to answer for his offense.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy Card Trick for kids

This is great for kids:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This umbrella blows . . . .

This umbrella has no cloth - it blows air:

Dyson airblow 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Who will sufffer most from the tax increases:

Source: Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The kissing lips flower

Book site for unusual books

Check out http://www.abebooks.com/books/weird/index.shtml

Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality by Glenn C. Ellenbogen

This is not a joke site, they have all sorts of bizarre titles:

Friday, January 04, 2013