21 July 2013

Dead Crow Mystery Solved

Crow mystery solved
Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently,
and there was concern that they may have died from
Avian Flu.  A bird pathologist examined the remains of
all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the
problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu.  The cause of death
appeared to be vehicular impacts.  However, during the
detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of
paints appeared on the birds' beaks and claws.  By
analyzing these paint residues it was determined that
98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks,
while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.
MTA then hired an ornithological behaviorist to determine
if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages
of "truck" kills versus "car" kills.  The ornithological
behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause:  when crows
eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby
tree to warn of impending danger.
The conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could
say "Cah," none could say "Truck."

13 July 2013

Asiana crash - Pilot Names

If you haven't seen or heard about this yet, check it out from yesterday...it never ceases to amaze me just how brain dead TV reporters can be.  I'm sure someone had to have lost their job over this prank.

12 July 2013

Neat Photos

Scintillating unique places

Somewhere in Vietnam .. Canal River through a paddy field.

Beautiful New Zealand ...

Facing a Barracuda through a Giant Aquarium.

(Giant ray is mislabeled above as a barracuda)

Enchanted River is found in Philippines . It is called "enchanted" because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including scuba divers, have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear. They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00 pm, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic. 

Under the clear blue water of Lake Huron in Ontario . 

3 D Street Art, Rennes , France .

Tree house, Philippines.

A stone path across a lake in Poland.

Ausangate mountain, Andes, Peru . Want to go on a trek? 

The water spirals of Elakala Waterfalls ~ Blackwater Falls State Park , West Virginia.

Zhangjiaje Stone Forest in Hunan , China . It is the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie "Avatar."

Hong Kong.

Purple and Orange Starfish on the Beach.


Poland has a forest full of bent pine trees ( Crooked Forest ).

Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking the whole of Rio was pretty special. You could see it from everywhere you went. I also have to say that the majority of the people who lived there, including the 'natives' (especially in the favelas) knew exactly who it was and respected it and what it stands for.

Every home should have this! - The staircase slider. 

The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration.
Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes on Australia 's Christmas Island and start a long, laborious trek toward the sea. They descend cliffs, climb banks and maneuver around obstacles to reach the shoreline and lay their eggs, eventually returning to the island's central plateau with their offspring in tow. The synchronized migration resembles a crimson-colored river undulating across the island and can last up to 18 days. The event typically takes place in November or December (the crabs will only move when it's raining) and coincides with the turning of high tide and the arrival of the waning moon. 

The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima, Japan . 

Guelta d'Archei Oasis, Sahara Desert.

The Victoria water lily is native to the Amazon river . 

Gudvangen, Norway.

The Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont , Italy . 

Awesome Lighted Cherry Blossom Lake ( Sakura , Japan ) - Beautiful.

Prskalo Waterfall, Serbia.

Perspective, The Redwoods, California (The Redwood Forest ). 

Zachariasbryggen - Bergen , Norway .

Cave Hotel in Cederberg Mountains , South Africa .

Vanishing Underwater Roller Coaster in Japan !!

Off the Amalfi Coast , Florence in Italy.

A Bougainvilla Patio Garden.

Gorgeous reflection. 

Voringfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway on the basis of total fall.

Preikestolen, Norway.

The Great Artificial Elephant, Nantes , France .

AND FINALLY - Creative bathroom design! - Do you want this comfort room???'


Back when comedy was comedy ...

A little "clean" humor from the good old days:
make sure you watch this one too:

Coffee commercial

Please see this 40 second coffee commercial ??!!

10 July 2013

So true

No fool like an old fool

Report: Naked woman distracts man as her accomplice robs his house
By Leslie Bentz, CNN
updated 10:44 AM EDT, Wed July 10, 2013
CNN) -- Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife. It can lead to some unexpected consequences.
A Tennessee man found this out the hard way when a woman dipped in his pool, naked, as her husband robbed his home.
As he gawked at the swimmer for a good 20 minutes, the burglar got to work.
He stole jewelry, medication and a firearm from the home in Crossville on June 27, CNN affiliate WKRN reported.
How it started
The couple, who live nearby, approached Stephen Amaral, with the wife asking if she could swim in his pool.
The wife sent her husband to get her cigarettes, then asked Amaral if he would be bothered if she swam naked.
Not a problem, Amaral said.
"I went and got her a towel, she dried off and all of a sudden she was soaking wet again," Amaral told the affiliate. "I escorted her outside and invited her to church, but she said she didn't have time for that, she wasn't ready for that."
Sentimental value
Amaral said not only did he feel violated, he lost an item that had sentimental value.
The gun was a service weapon, used while he was a Mississippi deputy. He had planned to pass it down to his grandchildren, he said.
Two suspects have been identified, presumably clothed, but no arrests have been made. The estimated cost of the stolen items: $2,000.
That's a pretty steep price for a pool show.