Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Love Blindfolds

Must Be Like The Oldest Profession!

Which letter is the oldest?
The letter "O" is the oldest letter. It has not changed in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300 B.C.

How Tight Are The Cuffs?

How solid are igloos?
The walls of an igloo, made entirely of natural material, stand up better to modern artillery than a concrete barricade, according to tests conducted by a Swedish army. The walls absorb an artillery blast, are almost invisible from the air, and can't be spotted by the infrared sensors that guide today's missiles.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lead Me!

Where does the slugger logo appear?
The Louisville Slugger logo doesn't always appear just on baseball bats. One of the more recent adaptations of the familiar oval was on the first cruise missile fired in the Persian Gulf war. The missile was painted by sailors on the U.S.S. Louisville nuclear attack submarine which fired the opening shot of the conflict. Each of the sailors on board received a personalized Louisville Slugger bat when the ship was originally commissioned.

More Joy!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Who's Talking About Wings?

The brilliant colors in a hummingbird's feather are created by tiny platelets that resemble a pancake filled with air bubbles. They are called "interference colors," and are much like the shimmering colors seen in a soap bubble or in a drop of oil.

Now That's Yummy!

Summer Loves

In November, there is a stretch of warm dry weather with a little wind and usually a bit of haze in the air. In the United States, it is called “Indian Summer.” In England, France, and Italy, it is referred to as “St. Martin’s Summer.”

... Or A Pantie Bulge Horse ...

When Elizabeth I of Russia died in 1762, 15,000 dresses were found in her closets. She used to change what she was wearing two and even three times an evening.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Busy For the Next Few Weeks

Busy ... I may not be around much in the next couple weeks. I will do some quick stop and goes... be patient

Thursday, September 17, 2009

All Wet!

Oops ... Wrong Room

You are trying to hold on to the past even as circumstances are developing to take you away from them. You are challenged to guide this as a smooth process, instead of creating resistance that would only break.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today's Word "Preternatural"

Preternatural \pree-tuhr-NACH-uhr-uhl; -NACH-ruhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Existing outside of nature; differing from the natural; nonnatural. 2 : Surpassing the usual or normal; extraordinary; abnormal. 3 : Beyond or outside ordinary experience; inexplicable by ordinary means.
"She could not get that sound out of her ears even in Mrs. Kingswards sickroom, where the quiet was preternatural, and everybody spoke in the lowest tone, and every step was hushed." -- Margaret Oliphant, 'The Sorceress'
Preternatural derives from the Latin phrase praeter naturam, "beyond nature."

Looking For Work

You see signs that your job can be unstable and this forebodes bad consequences for domestic peace of mind. For today, you escape bad consequences and the family supports you but this may not last. Make alternative plans.