Sunday, November 27, 2011

cachinnate word dictionary meaning

Interesting Word


Meaning  > To laugh out aloud in the most inappropriate or silly way.

We all know someone who has cachinnated, indeed we do it ourselves sometimes. We break up laughing over something that most people would not find funny at all and this cachinnating laughter can be socially embarrassing.

Example : The villain began to cachinnate as he was jailed for 10 years by the judge of the court.  The villain thought it was very funny to be sentenced to 10 years but obviously the judge, the jury and everyone around him did not find it funny at all

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Joke : Superman : Empire State Building

Three guys were standing at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. The first guy says to the second, "You know, the wind currents are so strong here in New York that one could step off the edge of the building and literally float in mid-air due to the upward thrust of the thermal air current."

"No way, man, you're crazy," said the second guy to the first. So the first guy steps off the edge of the building and just floats in mid-air for about 20 seconds and then returns to the roof of the building.

Superman CartoonThe second guy is simply thrilled and says, "watch me do that" as he steps from the edge roof into the open air. Of course he falls like a stone straight down all the way to the waiting pavement below--SPLAT!

The third guy, who has remained quiet the entire time, leans over to the first guy and say, "You know something Superman, sometimes you can be a real pain!"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Agent Zigzag Eddie Chapman Book Review

Agent Zigzag: True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Notorious Double Agent of World War II by Ben Macintyre : Book Review

War does something to people that otherwise would never happen, it can make heroes out of some and villains out of others, both seem to happened to Eddie Chapman. He was a petty criminal who by various routes from a Scottish Jail ended up in Germany as a double agent both for Germany and for England and this is his true story.

Ben Macintyre is a British author, historian, and newspaper columnist. He writes about various topics ranging from historical to current events.

Some ordinary people reviews from

"This book has been much reviewed and hyped. That usually makes me nervous but the praise is well meritted. It is a great story well told. The pacey narrative matches the racey lifestyle of Eddie Chapman. Chapman was a criminal and philanderer whose charm won through despite his duplicitous behaviour."

"Seriously, If this was work of fiction it would leave the reader thinking that the story was too far fetched. However, this is not a work of fiction but is a factual account of the British and German secret service and in particular, one man, double agent Eddie Chapman"

Video - Ben Macintyre talks about his book Agent Zigzag - Double Agent

Interesting Links for David Nicholls and his books

Ben Macintyre from Wikipedia

Agent Zigzag: True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman from

Books from Ben Macintyre on

Ben Macintyre on if you live in the USA

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Video : Street Art : Monsters

Monsters are on the streets of New York City, made out of plastic bags, blown up by the exhausts of the New York Subway. What you get is something very creative, how did he think up such an idea ? something a bit on the strange surreal side !

Interesting link on street art 

Street Art 20 awesome examples of street art from
The street art on this page shows there is a great difference between that and common graffiti which more often than not is just plain vandalism.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

barfalicious word dictionary meaning

Interesting Word
Meaning  > Something that induces vomiting like food that is not cooked properly or object that is just plain disgusting.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Great act of kindness

Yes, recently a lady knocked on the door saying she had found one of my neighbours, who has learning difficulties, wondering the streets in a confused and distressed state.

The lady managed to calm my neighbour down, find out where she lived and brought her home.

She could have left this situation to the police or some social agency but she took it upon herself to help another human being in distress.

We all know that at times life can be hard and very difficult but there are many people out there who shine a light through the darkness without any thought of return for themselves to help others in need.

A great act of kindness that so often goes unreported that is now reported. :-)

If you know of a great act of kindness let us know in the comment box below.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Video : Panama Canal : Time Lapse : Facts

Before the Panama was finally constructed in 1914 sailors and ships had to make a very long perilous journey around the Cape Horn thousands of miles away around the bottom of South America. Here you can make the journey with a time lapse video in just a couple of minutes.
Facts about the Panama Canal

1. The Panama Canal has been named one of the seven modern wonders of the world.

2. Building the canal took 10 years from 1904 to 1914

3. The Panama Canal is a major shortcut from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans. Before the canal shipping had to make a perilous sailing all the way down to Cape Horn at the tip of South America and back again.

4. There was an previous attempt in 1880 to build the canal under the French. It was abandoned after nearly 23000 workers died through disease, accidents and it seems just plain incompetence. The present canal cost over 5000 deaths under American leadership, better, but poor comfort for the souls lost. In other words the human cost was terrible.

5. The Canal is 77 kilometres long or 48 miles and runs through the state of Panama in Central America.

6. What is a Panamax ? Its the maximum size of a ship that is allowed through the canal without getting stuck or scrapping the bottom. 65000 to 80000 tonnes with a maximum cargo of 56000 tonnes at present. In 2006 the Third lock lane project was begun to increase the size of locks, making everything bigger, wider and deeper. This would grant larger ships access. Ships capable of getting through then will have the label of the "New Panamax" attached to them.

7. Typical journey time on a ship through the canal is 10 hours which is an amazing time saved for the weeks to navigate around Cape Horn.

8. Ships going through the canal have to pay a toll to contribute to its upkeep and the average toll apparently is $54000.

9. After many protests from the Panamanians the Americans ceded control of the canal to Panama in 1999 so long as it remained a neutral entity.

10. In 1934 the capacity of the canal was estimated to take about 80 million tons per year, in 2009 there was nearly 300 million tons of shipping.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making sandwiches into an art form

The Art of Making Sandwiches The art of making sandwiches from

Making sandwiches may never be a dull process anymore if you have the talent to make them special like these talented artists have done. The butterfly and the face of a cat my favourites. Hoping they taste as well as they look !

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quote on Freedom

"The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with. "

Where to find some good quotes

Monday, October 24, 2011

Terry Bisson - Science Fiction Writer's view on Aliens - Science Fiction Writer
Here is a clever bit of writing. A humorous depiction of what aliens might think of humans Ha Ha ! They might think we are meat and not worth the effort to contract. Is this the reason we are having difficulty communicating with alien species out there in the universe because they are simply avoiding us ? Its not a very long piece of writing so give it a read. It gives a whole new perspective on the how creatures from outer space might think of us.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video : Biggest known star in the Universe

An excellent video on the scale of the universe that shows how small we are in the big plan of things. It starts with the earth and shows the local planets, then the sun and more suns of the universe growing in size till we get to the biggest known sun, Vy Canis Majoris and that is just one big star. Placed in our solar system, VY Canis Majoris's surface would extend beyond the orbit of Saturn. Yes folks a clever well thought out video which explains the enormity of the universe and the context of our lives.

Biggest known star : Vy Canis Majoris Find out more about Vy Canis Majoris from Wikipedia

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bamfoozle - Word - Definition - Meaning

Interesting Word
Meaning  > Confuse someone so much they're unable to act or do anything

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dating Jokes

Blind Date

Alex sets up his friend Bob to go on a blind date with a college friend.

Bob is a little worried about going out with someone he's never seen before. "What do I do if she's ugly?" says Bob, "I'll be with her all night."

"Don't worry," Alex says, "just go up to her door and meet her first. If you like what you see, then everything goes as planned. If you don't, just shout 'Aaaaaauuuggghhh!' and fake a heart attack."

That night Bob knocks at the girl's door. When she comes out he is awe-struck at how hot and gorgeous she is.

He's about to speak when the girl suddenly grabs for her chest and lets out a loud ... "Aaaaaauuuggghhh!"

Friends - Season 1-10 Complete Collection (15th Anniversary) [DVD] from

12 things not to say on a date

Nice haircut! We used to do something like that with my mom's poodle!

I gotta call my mom to come and pick us up

All right! All-you-can-eat pizza! Last time I scoffed 36 slices before I got sick. Wonder if I can beat that tonight?

I refuse to get cable. That's how they keep tabs on you

Wow, your best friend sure is hot

I still can't believe you said yes when I asked you out! The last 38 I tried all said no. I was going for a Guinness World Record!

Do you mind getting the bill? I am broke" (if you are male)

I never said you NEED a nose job. I just said it wouldn't hurt to consider it

I really feel that I've grown in the past few years. Used to be, I wouldn't have given someone like you a second look

I couldn't get reservations. We're going to McDonalds

It's been tough, but I've come to accept that most people I date just won't be as smart as I am

I really don't like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to use this 2-for-1 coupon before it expired

A Girls first date

It was her first date, and she'd shown the patience of a saint as he babbled on and on about his hobbies, his pet peeves, his driving techniques, and even the standards he used to choose his barber.

Finally, he came up for air and said, "But enough about me. Let's talk about you."

She breathed a sigh of relief.

He went on, "What do you think about me?"

Hahaha.. Lame.
Er yeah mate whatever
very funny
i don't get it ?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Video of robot dog : Amazing !

Here is a video of an amazing robot called the LittleDog Robot. I'm not sure that it resembles a little dog but more a giant insect. What is amazing is it's agility, it's ability to walk or crawl over various rough and smooth surfaces, get over a small fence, climb stairs, climb over gaps. It just keeps going and going.

It's bizarre in that it is a mechanical object made of solid materials but it looks like a real animal with real thought processes, quite surreal !!

You can find out more about this by the guys who designed it at

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Concorde Passenger Jet Photo

Concorder Passenger Jet on Display at Manchester Airport

Click on the photo to see the bigger picture

Above is a photo of Concorde display at Manchester Airport.

Concorde is one of those aircraft that sticks in the memories of so many people especially now that it is not flying anymore.

You can see more photos and find out a lot more about Concorde
>>>>>> - Concorde at Manchester Airport - <<<<<<

Monday, October 17, 2011

Video : mountain biker hit by giant antelope

In South Africa this guy is in a race out in the bush on his mountain bike and he gets charged by a giant antelope called a Red Hartebeest. This antelope is one big beast and must have seen the biker as some short of rival in his territory. The mountain biker got one big shock, because it's just not the type of thing you would expect is it ? He ended up with a bruised head and surely one big headache but he appears OK after this amazing encounter with nature.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Quote on Love

"Love life and life will love you back. 
Love people and they will love you back"

Arthur Rubinstein

Monday, October 03, 2011

Meteorite from Mars - photo and interesting facts

Nakhla meteorite that originated from Mars.
This is the Nakhla meteorite that landed in Egypt in 1911 and is believed to have come from the planet Mars. There is a theory that this piece of rock might have been ejected from Mars after the planet suffered a hugh impact collision with another object from space. The composition of this rock is very similar to rocks found on Mars.

What's the difference between a meteor and a meteorite and a meteoroid ?

A meteoroid is a sand- to boulder-sized particle of debris that exists out there in deep space. As soon as a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere it becomes a meteor (often called a shooting star or falling star. When the meteor falls to the ground it then becomes a meteorite.

How many meteorites have been found on Earth that have orginated from Mars ?

There are over 53000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, only 99 of them are believed to be Martian, so not that many.

Photo Source
Wiki Info 

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Work Jokes : Humour : Video

Here are some work jokes if you're having a bad day


Dear Staff,

It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada sneakers and carrying a Gucci bag we assume that you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress in-between, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.

Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday and Sunday.

Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average size. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.

We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. There is now a strict 3 minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of 3 minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offender" category.

As long as you are employed here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed will constitute a breach of employment.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation, and input should be directed elsewhere.

Have a nice week.
Office Hurdles
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How to brighten up a boring day in the office


"Maturity leave."
"Responsibility makes me nervous."
"They insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. I couldn't work under those demanding conditions."
"Was met with a string of broken promises and lies, as well as cockroaches."
"They made me a scapegoat - just like my three previous jobs."
"I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely no one and absolutely nothing."

The Genie in the bottle

A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke.
The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She's gone.
In astonishment, "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and the love of my life." Poof! He's gone.
"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."
MORAL OF THE STORY: Always let your boss have the first say.

New Guy

The new employee stood before the paper shredder looking confused.

"Need some help?" a secretary asked.

"Yes," he replied. "How does this thing work?"

"Simple," she said, taking the fat report from his hand and feeding it into the shredder.

"Thanks, but where do the copies come out?"

The Chairman

Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and Al Gore were in an airplane that crashed. They're up in heaven, and God's sitting on the great white throne.
God addresses Al first. "Al, what do you believe in?"
Al replies, "Well, I believe that the combustion engine is evil and that we need to save the world from CFCs and that if any more Freon is used, the whole earth will become a greenhouse and we'll all die." God thinks for a second and says, "Okay, I can live with that. Come and sit at my left."
God then addresses Bill Clinton. "Bill, what do you believe in?"
Bill Clinton replies, "Well, I believe in power to the people. I think people should be able to make their own choices about things and that no one should ever be able to tell someone else what to do. I also believe in feeling peoples' pain." God thinks for a second and says, "Okay, that sounds good. Come and sit at my right."
God then addresses Bill Gates; "Bill Gates, what do you believe in?"
Bill Gates says, "I believe you're in my chair."

Employee performance evaluations

"Since my last report, he has reached rock bottom and has started to dig."
"His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity."
"I would not allow this employee to breed."
"This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be."
"Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap."
"When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there."
"He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."
"This young lady has delusions of adequacy."
"She sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."
"This employee should go far - and the sooner he starts, the better."
"This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."
"Not the sharpest knife in the drawer."
"Got into the gene pool when the lifeguard wasn't watching."
"A room temperature IQ."
"Photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on."
"Bright as Alaska in December."
"He's so dense, light bends around him."
"If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'll get change."
"If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean."
"One neuron short of a synapse."
"Some drink from the fountain of knowledge: he only gargled."

Job Application

This is an actual job application a 17 year old boy submitted at a McDonald's fast-food establishment in Florida........and they hired him because he was so honest and funny! <

NAME: Greg Bulmash
SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
SALARY: Less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes
REASON FOR LEAVING: It was the pits.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.

Phrases you wish you could say at work:

1. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
2. How about never? Is never good for you?
3. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
4. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.
5. I'll try being nicer ... if you'll try being smarter.
6. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message..
7. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
8. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.
9. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
10. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
11. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't care.
12. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
12a. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
14. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
15. The fact that no-one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
16. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
17. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
18. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
19. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of karma to burn off!
20. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
21. No, my powers can only be used for good.
22. You sound reasonable ... it may be time to give up the medication?
23. Who me? I just wander from room to room...
24. Do I look like a people person?
25. This isn't an office ... it's Hell with fluorescent lighting.
26. I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
27. You! ... Off my planet!
28. Does your train of thought have a caboose?
29. Errors have been made ... others will be blamed...
30. Allow me to introduce my selves.
31. Whatever the kind of look you were going for, you missed.
32. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.
33. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.
34. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
35. Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.
36. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
37. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
38. Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is done.
39. How do I set a laser printer to stun?
40. I thought I wanted a career ... turns out I only wanted the pay checks.
41. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
42. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
Bored at Work
Video Movie Clip MPEG
Another interesting way to pass the time

The excuse

"Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his employees.
"Yes, sir," the new recruit replied.
"Well, then, that makes everything just fine," the boss went on, "because after you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral, she stopped in to see you.

How to maintain sanity in the work place

1) Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.

2) Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same clothes. Wear each outfit one day after your boss does. This is especially effective if your boss is of a different gender than you.

3) Make up nicknames for all your co-workers and refer to them only by these names. "That's a good point, Sparky." "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree with you there, Cha-cha."

4) Send email to the rest of the company telling them exactly what you're doing. For example: "If anyone needs me, I'll be in the bathroom."

5) Hi-Lite your shoes. Tell people that you haven't lost them as much since you did this.

6) While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in Palmolive liquid. Call everyone Madge.

7) Hang mosquito netting around your cubicle. When you emerge to get coffee or a printout or whatever, slap yourself randomly the whole way.

8) Place a chair facing a printer. Sit there all day and tell people you're waiting for your document.

9) Every time someone asks you to do something -- anything -- ask him or her if they want fries with that.

10) Send email back and forth to yourself, engaging yourself in an intellectual debate. Forward the correspondence to a co-worker and ask her to settle the disagreement.

11) Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.

12) Put your trashcan on your desk. Label it "IN."

12a) Feign an unnatural and hysterical fear of staplers.

14) Send email messages saying there's free pizza or donuts or cake in the lunchroom. When people drift back to work complaining that they found none, lean back, pat your stomach and say, "Oh, you've got to be faster than that."

15) Put decaf in the coffee maker for three weeks. Once everyone has withdrawn from caffeine addiction, switch to espresso.

Rules for the boss

1. Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 p.m. and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
2. If it's really a rush job, run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it's going. That helps. Or even better, hover behind me, advising me at every keystroke.
3. Always leave without telling anyone where you're going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks were you are.
4. If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books, or supplies, don't open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors with no arms is good training in case I should ever be injured and lost all use of my limbs.
5. If you give me more than one job to do, don't tell me which is the priority. I am psychic.
6. Do your best to keep me late. I adore this office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do. I have no life beyond work.
7. If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret. If that gets out, it could mean a promotion.
8. If you don't like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversations. I was born to be whipped.
9. If you have special instructions for a job, don't write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
10. Never introduce me to people you're with. I have to right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
11. Be nice to me only when the job I'm doing for you could really change your life and send you straight to manager's hell.
12. Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and it's nice to know someone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about having to pay so much taxes on the bonus check you received for being such a good manager.
13. Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been. Give me a mediocre performance rating with a cost of living increase. I'm not here for the money, anyway.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Video : Instant Package and Delivery

This guy has package and delivery off to a fine art !

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Abapical : Meaning of a word


This is something at it's lowest point : So if you are having a bad day and you are fed up you could say you are have a abapical day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Awful Cross the Road Jokes with Video

Awful Cross the Road Jokes with Video

Chicken about to cross the road

Why did the pigs cross the road with their laundry?
They wanted to do their hogwash.

Did you hear about the two kangaroos
 who crossed the road?
They jumped into each other's pouches
 and were never seen again.

Why did the one-handed gorilla cross the road?
To get to the second-hand shop.

Why did the frogs cross the road?
To get a croak-a-cola.

Why did the rabbit cross the road?
To get to the hopping mall.

Why did the wasp cross the road?
It needed to go to the waspital.
Why did this man cross the road ?!
Take a deep breath cos he did it twice
How do you keep a dog from crossing the road?
You put him in a barking lot.

What do you call a chicken that crosses the road without looking both ways?

Why did the hen go halfway across the road and stop?
She wanted to lay it on the line.

Why did the sheep cross the road?
He needed to go to the baa baa shop.

Why did the otter cross the road?
To get to the otter side.

Where do animals go when they lose their tails?
They cross the road to the retail shop.

Cute - Why did the chicken cross the road ?
Why did the duck cross the road?
Because the chicken retired and moved to Florida.

Why did the chicken cross the muddy road and not come back?
Because he didn't want to be a dirty double-crosser.

Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off.

Why did the chicken cross the road by the playground?
To get to the other slide.

Why did the goose cross the road?
Because the light was green.

Why did the elephant cross the road?
To pick up the squashed chicken.

Did you hear the story about the peacock who crossed the road?
It is really a colourful tail.....
How did a chicken cross the road again ?
Why did the chewing gum cross the road?
It was stuck to the chickens foot !

Got another awful cross the road joke ?
send it in below
Cross the Road Jokes lines sent in by you

Whay did the beaver cross the road?
Because he didn't give a dam!

why did the chicken cross the Road? Tae go tae the shop.
Hink that's funny? He didn't, the shop wiz shut!

why did i cross the road?
to get away from these lame crossing the road jokes! 

Credits : Photo © Copyright Ashley Dace and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Water Melon - How to Carve - Video

How to carve a water melon ? Well you can carve it into halves, then quarters and just gorge on it's deliciousness.

Or you carve a melon this way as in a piece of artwork, just admire its beauty and not eat it at all.

Watermelon carving from Vid Nikolic on Vimeo.

Watermelon By Marian Keyes - "I would seriously recomend this book for anyone wanting a night in and a laugh! Do not go out in public and read this book, its too embarrassing when you laugh out loud! " A highly recommended book from

Quote on Encouragement

"One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own."
John O'Donohue

Where to find some good quotes

Need a quote for a speech, a wedding, for work, for a study or dissertation. Here are some websites with lots of quotes.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brain Training
Do you want to increase your brain power in all asspects of your live ? whether it's your memory, attention span, thinking speed, flexibility or problem solving ? They have a starter quiz to get you going and then you can sign up for a whole battery of brain inhancing solutins.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Book : One Day : David Nicholls : Review

One Day by David Nicholls : Book Review

Here is a book that has men openly crying in public, a book of romance and love. Who says that men don't have a romantic side to them. The big open secret is that men are really big softies at heart.

Two people meet at university and then the book describes one day of the year at the same time throughout the progress of their lives. It has a comic feel to it, but there is an underlying theme of the realities of life. How people start off all hopeful and full of dreams but over time we find the initial simplicity overrun with disillusionment's and frustrations. So its not a wishy washy romance but a book rooted in real life.

Some ordinary people reviews from
"I've never been moved to write a review of any book before but this was simply wonderful. David Nicholls has managed to conjure characters so full of depth that in finishing the book I felt almost bereft at their parting"

"There`s no sloppy romanticism here either, no sex scenes described in elaborate euphemisms. This book is about realistic characters feeling the sort of emotions we have all felt. All human life is here in this novel and it`s utterly compelling"

Interesting Links for David Nicholls and his books

David Nicholls (writer) from Wikipedia

David Nicholls: why he made the headlines in 2010 from the Guardian Newspaper

David Nicholls from his own website

Monday, September 12, 2011

Keep calm and eat a cupcake mini poster

Here is a great mini poster to calm you in your moments of stress and anxiety

You can get this mini poster on keeping calm by clicking this link from

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Precison walking - marching - from Japan

This video shows precision walking, marching at it's best. The amount of time, energy, practice, dedication, self and group discipline, most of which us ordinary folk lack, is phenomenal.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Mobile Phone - Classical Music Fun

Classical music can be serious, it can beautiful, it can be sad, it can express for us the most deepest of feelings, but for here and this video it can be just for fun. !

By the comedy cabaret string quartet MozART GROUP from Poland

Saturday, September 03, 2011

100000 toothpicks sculpture of San Francisco

Yes this guy built this model of San Francisco using over 100000 tootpicks and apparently it took him 35 years to do it. A nice long time obession to keep the mind in occupation in those moments of idleness. The model even has various tours of the city by using ping pong balls that is shown on a video of the working model. Excellent ! Worth a see.

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wrist Computer

This web page talks about computers that are so portable they will be on our wrists by 2020. There is no need for a computer screen as images can be thrown on any suitable flat surface by holographic projection. The design of this computer by Sony is very imaginative and clever. Portability, compact and a lot of lateral thinking have gone into this device.

Computer on your wrist by 2020 ?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Plastic Bottle Recycling Videos

Yep there is a lot of plastic in the world that just gets thrown away, much of it ending up damaging the land and the oceans. Here is a video at least that shows how to make further use of plastic bottles.

Heres a video on how to used plastic bottles to make a solar light, its virtually free to make and has zero running costs.
If you know of other ways of making better use of plastic bottles let us know in the comment box below.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Digital Coin Counting Money Jar

Here is a great way to save some money.

All that loose change in your pocket can add up over time and here is the place to put it.

It's like your own personal savings bank that you can put on the mantel piece. I save my loose change regularly and it amazing how it totals up.

It's sort of money you thought you didn't have and when you total it up one can buy a new pair of trousers, a gorgeous dress (if you are a lady of course), a nice book, or dare I say, send some flowers to the love of your life. If the electric bill is terribly high the money saved can go towards the payment.

This jar counts all your silver money as you put it in so you can see how much small change you have saved which is it's main benefit.

If you want to get your children learning to save this will help them get on the right track always boasting about how much they have and what they are going to spend it on.

Overall a pleasant little earner on the side.

You can get the Digital Coin Counting Money Jar  from

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Video - Hip Hop Violin - Paul Dateh and inka one

Time for a bit of music - Violin played Hip Hop style

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Video : Flash floods in Brisbane Australia

Flash Floods Brisbane Australia Video
Amazing Video of flash floods in Brisbane Australia
This is really an amazing, quite frankly scary video, of how fast flash
floods can rise very quickly. Hoping everyone is OK

Video - Camel gets tickled

Yes, it seems camels don't mind being tickled !

Camel being tickled

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Music 'releases mood-enhancing chemical in the brain'

BBC News - Music 'releases mood-enhancing chemical in the brain'

Music makes you happy

Interesting. Possible proof that music can help you feel better by increasing dopamine in the brain.

Video - Superhuman tape measure skills

Great Fun : Many hours of practising and a skillful hand have honed the use of the humble tape measure.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

DOGHOUSE Online Comic


Here is a lot of humor in comic form making fun of relationships and the niggles of everyday life. There are some great little insights.

What is the Scale of Universe ?

Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool

This is a brilliant representation of the scale of the universe starting from the smallest particle which apparently is a 'Planck Length' to the enormous size of the known cosmos.

Be patient, it takes a while to load, we do live in a big space afterall and you will be rewarded with a great spectacle.

Monday, January 03, 2011

CfDS: Maps of Light Pollution

CfDS: Maps of Light Pollution

The best places in the UK for a clear view of the night sky to observe the stars.

There are so many places that one cannot see the stars at night because of light pollution but there are still some places left where you can.

BBC News - Obituary: Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite

BBC News - Obituary: Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite

"In works like Brassed Off or In The Name Of The Father, we were trying to say something, we were trying to convey a message" Pete Postlethwaite

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Badass of the Week: Fridtjof Nansen

Badass of the Week: Fridtjof Nansen

Never heard of Mr Nansen ? Well here is your chance ! He's the type of guy who made a difference, so please read on.

This article is writtern in quite explicit terms but don't worry about that it makes very good reading.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Hedgehog's dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hedgehog's dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This might explain the closeness or distancing that all people have when interacting with others. Interesting.