Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Oh, for the love of GOD!!!

I stumbled upon a blog today that gave me the same eye opening feeling I felt when I’ve read “The Da Vinci Code”.

Forget the Chaos Theory I was planning to write about, forget the debates between evolution and creationism and even the ancient aliens. The worms that reside inside the human body people – this is what you should know about.

I take my hat off to the B.M. Free Press blog for the patience (and stomach) to add these videos on her blog.

I’m not going to embed the YouTube videos on my site because this would not be fair to the owner of the B.M. Free Press blog. Instead I’m going to add this link below so you can watch for yourself.


‘Nuff said. See for yourself.

(AND VACCINATE YOUR PETS!)

Cheers
The Blog of Simple Things

Monday, 9 August 2010

Japanese humor

SocialSpark - can help you earn some extra money

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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This is real - A Headless Chicken lived for 4 years ...

... until it choked with a corn ... if you can believe it.

Did you know...

  • Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon (note it down in case world hunger comes knocking - P.S. I sincerely pity the people used to research this)
  • In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child (no comment)
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete
  • Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle (that explains why he was so pissed off at the world)
  • Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible (why would you do that?)
  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words (I'm curious how much someone is paid to analyze this? I would feel like an idiot dragging a line with a pencil for 35 miles)
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open! (with sharks as neighbors I'd do the same)
  • The longest recorded flight  of a chicken is 13 seconds (Fly, birdie, fly!)

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue (I don't know about that but they sure can pick their nose with it)

  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain (that explains why they shove their  heads in the sand in case of danger)
  • You can't kill yourself by holding your breath (No joking?) 
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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Did Hominids Who May Have Been Smarter Than Us exist?

Google "Boskops" and you will find a lot of speculation and debates about this group of hominids. I'm going to post below some interesting links where you can find full debates.

The below skull was found in the autumn of 1913 by two farmers digging a drainage ditch in a small town called Boskop, about 200 miles inland from the east coast of South Africa.

These farmers took the skull to the director of the Port Elizabeth Museum, in a small town at the tip of South Africa and the it came to the attention of S. H. Haughton, one of the country’s few formally trained paleontologists.



The Boskop man's skull was originally claimed to be 30 percent larger than that of modern humans therefore more intelligent. Another strange feature was that these people had small, childlike faces. Anyone having a deja-vu around alien abduction movies?

More info here:
http://discovermagazine.com/2009/the-brain-2/28-what-happened-to-hominids-who-were-smarter-than-us

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Animal Hybrids

WOW, they are many ! Have you ever heard of a Tiglon, or Liger? Well you'll hear now because they really do exist.

This, ladies and gentlemen is a Liger, a hybrid between a lion and a tiger created by the hand of man:



But what about a Wolphin (dolphin and whale)?



Zonkey, a zebra/donkey cross?



There are many others. Full list of animal hybrids on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_%28biology%29#Examples_of_hybrid_animals

I want to make a formal request- don't know to whom yet- to create in the future a hybrid between a pig and parrot so we can have a red pig with pink wings.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Ancient Aliens

A couple of weeks ago I saw this documentary on the History Channel called "Ancient Aliens" and it kinda intrigued me.

Some of the evidences seem far off and false but others I found quite amazing.
What if life on Earth began in outer space? What if we are not alone in the universe?

See for yourself the first part of the documentary. Enjoy!

Irena Sendler - an amazing woman

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker who served in the Polish Underground and the ┼╗egota resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II.

Why am I writing about her? Irena assisted by some two dozen other ┼╗egota members, saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazi camps by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing them with false documents, and sheltering them in individual and group children's homes outside the Ghetto.

In 2007 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but some other guy from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won instead (you may know him, he was the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore).

Her regret in life was that she could have done more. RIP, Irene.

Full article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Disorder in the American Courts - too funny!

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters.



Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
A:…


Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.

Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you so much to shoot him?
A: My name is Susan.

Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo or the occult?
A: We both do.
Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.

Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
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Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
_____________________________________
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
______________________________________
Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.
Q: And what were you doing at that time?
_____________________________________
Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?
______________________________________
Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?
______________________________________
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard and moustache.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?
______________________________________
Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
______________________________________
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
______________________________________
Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral.
______________________________________
Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
______________________________________
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
______________________________________
Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
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Q: Are you sexually active?
A: No, I just lie there.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15th.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.

Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

Hungry Planet - What the world eats

An email was in my mailbox the other day containing a link to the below video. The video shows an analysis of how much money a family spends around the world for food. This is taken from the book called "The Hungry Planet".


Enjoy!


Joke - Female dilemma

A chick in a coop was facing a dilemma.

Ten minutes ago, Farmer Bill had thrown in the coop a young rooster he had bought at the city market. The rooster walked cockily around the hens, inspecting his new home. After a few paces the rooster stopped in front of the youngest one, a beautiful white fowl.

As soon as she saw the city rooster in front of her, the chick’s inner thoughts were the following:

"If I stay, he will say I'm a whore. If I run, he will say I'm stupid. So I'd better run and trip."

Creationism vs. Evolution

This debate goes on and on for many, many years. You may remember from school the famous questions Albert Camus’s been asking himself: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

During the 1800s and up until the mid-1900s, Creationism was widely accepted and was considered a foundational truth. Then Darwin came with his Theory of Evolution and set the foundations of a new debate. I wonder how long this one will last, considering that the “World is Flat” vs “the World is Round” one had followers even in the 20th century (yes 20th century - In 1956, Samuel Shenton set up the Flat Earth Society with the primary aim to reach children and convince them the Earth was Flat before they were convinced about a spherical earth – crazy, if you’d ask me- and he really got famous for a time, but the Moon landing was not very good on his career).


Watch this Family guy video, it’s hilarious.



Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Are humans intelligent beings?

The measure of intelligence has been invented by humans therefore can be very subjective. We woke up one morning and saw a bird trying to pass through a closed window hitting it over and over again, and that was the moment we’ve said, “I’m more intelligent than that thing”.
The difference between us and the chimpanzees represents only 1% DNA. Do we have any relationship with them? No. But we do want to find out if there are other intelligent species in the universe.
Now if we have only 1% DNA difference than a chimpanzee, what will a being with 1% DNA difference than us think about the human race?
We want to meet other intelligent species in the universe and we want them to talk to us, but when was the last time you stopped and talked to a chimpanzee, and waited a response in return from it?

Enjoy!