Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fun Animal Facts (Now with Science!)


Taken from a Roof in the United Kingdom with my Point and Shoot.

It's been a long week, and I had to deal with travel, politics, dirt, unwanted contamination and idiots (and yes, as separate items).  With freezing rain pending, I just spent some time outside refilling all the bird feeders, getting the block warmer going on the SUV in case we have to get out of Dodge later, and getting the last of the laundry out of the cold basement. 

So for today, just a few photos and some wandering thoughts before a LARGE glass of wine and make a meatloaf.

Cat Physics: 


When buttered toast is dropped, it always lands butter-side-down. When a cat is dropped, it always lands on it's feet.

I propose to strap buttered toast to the back of a cat, butter facing up. The resulting spinning force, could provide more power than a thousand wind farms.
You play with the tinfoil - you have to wear the hat.


Murphy's Laws (updated):

If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.

If it happens, it must be possible.

If it jams - force it.

If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.

If no one uses it, there's a reason.

If things appear to be going well, you have overlooked something.

When the going gets tough, everyone leaves. 
No - it's not THAT finger.

Infernal Dynamics:

•An object in motion will be heading in the wrong direction.
•An object at rest will be in the wrong place

Teamwork:

There no "I" in TEAM but there's "Me!" if you rearrange the letters.

Technology:

EASY TO INSTALL - Difficult as heck to install, but there's pictures!
Barkley was still upset "cookies" weren't  real cookies.


Science:

LB's Laboratory Law:  Really, really hot glass looks just the same as cold glass.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

It is a mistake to allow any piece of mechanical testing equipment to realize you are in a hurry.

Animal Facts:

A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”

Despite cobwebs that end up in trees and everywhere . . .spiders can not fly.
Amen

It has been established that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

Dogs nose prints are as unique as fingerprints and can be used forensically to identify them.

I could have gone all year without knowing this:

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

On that note - I'm thankful I have a pet - so that I'm less stressed and will live longer.
Mom - I didn't think they made BIG GULP sized wine glasses.

9 comments:

  1. Hari om
    Those are some interesting views!!! YAM xx

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  2. Gave us some chuckles. Hadn't heard the not part of the solution you're part of the precipitate...

    Remember drinking with the dog around means you are not drinking alone!

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  3. Science rules in our house too. I'll have to ask my kitty cat cousins about the buttered toast. I'm sure I can get one of them to try out your proposal.

    Grandma Elsie's favorite saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." I have found this to be true in most situations, especially at work.

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  4. After a rough week we all need some laughter!

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  5. OMD! thank dog spiders can'f fly!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  6. I'm so with you... if spiders could fly the mama would wear a plastic suit for the rest of her life... and we wish toast would be a little smarter that it lands on its feet too... maybe sesame toast can be the solution? I've read sesame seeds are good for the brain...

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  7. Momma has one of those Big Gulp sized wine glasses too! She drank two of them yesterday. BOL.

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  8. Flying spiders...um...no thank you! Some days the Big Gulp sized glass is just what the doctor ordered and definitely if there were flying spiders. Cheers 🍷

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