Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category

Removing unnoticed letters from signs saves money on paint

July 30th, 2010 Comments off

While driving down the road, sometimes things appear out of the ordinary. You back up and take a minute to process what is going on around you. You tell yourself there is something wrong with this picture and stumble to figure out what it could be. This happened to me while I was in Ohio last week. I passed this sign six times until I figured out what was wrong with the picture. After I figured it out, I just had to take a picture of it.

I don’t know if it is worse that it took me what long to figure it out, or the fact this sign has been up for over 10 years.

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Firearm death rate stats!

October 20th, 2009 Comments off

Something to scratch your head over.

An interesting article in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which I quote: “If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The direarm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 percent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: “The US should pull out of Washington, DC”

McDonalds Monopoly Game – Rare pieces list

October 19th, 2009 Comments off

It is that time of year again, when you have the chance to win $1,000,000 from McDonalds monopoly game. This year I am late to join the game because of the wonderful health-food diet I am on.

McDonalds Monopoly

McDonalds Monopoly

We all know you can find anything for sale on eBay. I came across an auction that was selling a list of rare pieces for the McDonalds monopoly game. Who would spend a buck $1 for such a list? Apparently no one because the seller hasn’t sold any lists. Anyhow, I decided I would post the list for everyone so they do not have to waste their time and money buying the list.

Golden Avenue, Water Works, Mediterranean Avenue, Vermont Avenue, Virginia Avenue, Tennessee Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Ventnor Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Boardwalk, Short Line Railroad.

After several days of taking the kids to McDonalds because “they” wanted to go, I only need a couple more pieces to claim a prize. I have already won several instant winners for food and drinks, some Coke Rewards points, and several other smaller prizes, but I want to win some $$$. So tomorrow we will stop again for some nice sweet tea, french fries and chicken nuggets. Yum!

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One Word Riddle

September 29th, 2009 Comments off

Here is a riddle I came across the other day that I found rather interesting.

What nine letter word in the English language is still a word when each of the nine letters is removed one by one?

Take a few minutes to try and come up with a nine letter word that fits the bill, then watch the video.

Give up? Watch the video for the answer!


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How do YOU pronounce Oklahoma?

September 10th, 2009 Comments off

Here is another amusing email I received today.

How do YOU pronounce Oklahoma?

Do you think it’s correct?

There is a right way and a wrong way to pronounce Oklahoma.

The proper way is: OKLA…HOMA

There is a gap between the “a” and the “h”

I can prove it.


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U.S. Cash For Clunkers – Made Cents?

September 10th, 2009 Comments off

I receive emails from time to time that stop and make me think. Here is one below.

A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.

A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that’s 224 million gallons / year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day’s US consumption.

And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $75/bbl.

So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million?

How good a deal was that ???

They’ll probably do a great job with health care though!!!