Strange Things I Have Found

Another sign of global warming - Noctilucent clouds over the USA and parts of Europe

Mysterious, glowing clouds previously seen almost exclusively in Earth’s polar regions have appeared in the skies over the United States and Europe over the past several days.


Photographers and other sky watchers in Omaha, Paris, Seattle, and other locations have run outside to capture images of what scientists call noctilucent (”night shining”) clouds. Formed by ice literally at the boundary where the earth’s atmosphere meets space 50 miles up, they shine because they are so high that they remain lit by the sun even after our star is below the horizon.

The clouds might be beautiful, but they could portend global changes caused by global warming. Noctilucent clouds are a fundamentally new phenomenon in the temperate mid-latitude sky, and it’s not clear why they’ve migrated down from the poles. Or why, over the last 25 years, more of them are appearing in the polar regions, too, and shining more brightly.

Nomura's jellyfish threaten Japanese fishing industry


Swarms of giant Nomura’s jellyfish are about to descend on the waters off Japan, putting the country’s fishing industry at serious risk.

Nomura’s jellyfish grow up to 2 meters (6 feet 7 inches) in diameter and weigh up to 220 kilograms (450 pounds), and are commonly found in the waters between China and Japan. Scientists have detected unprecedented numbers heading to Japan, in what local media has described as a “jellyfish typhoon.”

Nomura’s jellyfish populations have surged previously during 1958 and 1995, dealing a huge blow to Japan’s fishing industry. The jellyfish, which are as large as a man, damage nets and kill fish with venom. 

, decreasing available fish stocks. They also sting fisherman, creating an often risky situation when caught.

Although numbers this year aren’t known yet, during the 2005 surge an estimated 300 to 500 million Nomura’s jelly fish passed through the Tsushima Strait between South Korea and Japan every day. They’re also hard to get rid off, releasing millions of offspring into the water when they are attacked or killed.

New pictures here.

Change Has Come to Washington



The World According to Americans

Today's Technology

As a man wakes up in the hospital, bandaged from head to foot, the doctor comes in and says, “Ah, I see you’ve regained consciousness. Now, you probably won’t remember, but you were in a pile-up on the freeway. You’re going to be okay, you’ll walk again and everything, but something happened. I’m trying to break this gently, but the fact is, your penis was chopped off in the wreck and we were unable to find it.”

The man groans, but the doctor goes on, “The good news is you’ve got $10,000 in insurance compensation coming and we have the technology now to build you a new one that will not only work as well as your old one did, but even more often, if you wish.  The thing is, it doesn’t come cheap. It’s $1000 an inch.”

The man perks up at this news.

The doctor says, “So, it’s for you to decide how many inches you want, but it’s something you’d better discuss with your wife.  I mean, if you had a five inch one before, and you decide to go for a nine incher, she might be a bit put out.  But if you had a nine inch one before, and you decide only to invest in a five incher this time, she might be disappointed.  It’s really important that she plays a role in this.  Making decisions together will help you through this tough time.”

The man agrees to talk with his wife and the doctor leaves. 

The doctor comes back the next day.

“Well,” says the doctor, “have you spoken with your wife?”

“I have,” says the man.

“And has she helped you in making the decision?”

“Yes, she has,” says the man.

“And what is it?” asks the doctor.

The man replies, “We’re getting granite counter tops.”

Reasons To Smile

   1.   My husband and I divorced over religious differences…. He thought he was God.  I didn't.

  2.   I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

  3.   Ever notice how the people who tell you to “calm down” are the ones who upset you in the first place.

  4.   I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

  5.   You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me

  6.   Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

  7.   Earth is the insane asylum for the  universe

  8.   I'm not a complete idiot -- Some  parts are missing

  9.   Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

10.   NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine.

11.   God must love stupid people; He made so many.

12.   Your gene pool could use a little chlorine.

13.   Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

14.   Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

15.   Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!

16.   Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.

17.   Procrastinate Now!

18.   A hangover is the wrath of grapes!

19.   A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.

20.   He who dies with the most toys is, nonetheless, DEAD.

21.   Ham and eggs...A day's work the chicken, a lifetime commitment for the pig.

22.   The trouble with life is there's no background music.

The Polite Way to Pee:

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners,
asked her students the following question:

"Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady,
how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?"

Michael said, "Just a minute I have to go pee."

The teacher responded by saying, "That would be rude and impolite.

"What about you Sherman, how would you say it?"

Sherman said, "I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom.
I'll be right back."

"That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at
the dinner table."

"And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us
your good manners?"

"I would say: 'Darling, may I please be excused for a moment?  I have to
shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce
you to after dinner.'"

The teacher fainted..

The Redneck Fire Alarm

Women breaks world record for Vagina lifting! - now that's talent


A Russian woman has set a new world record for vagina lifting….and yes, before you ask, we’re not making this up, and yes, the Guinness Book of Records keeps a tally on the record.

42 year old Tatiata Kozhevnikova broke the record by lifting a 31 pound (14 kg) glass ball. According to local media, Tatiata has been exercising her vagina for fifteen years. “After I had a child, my intimate muscles got unbelievably weak. I read books on Dao and learned that ancient women used to deal with this problem using wooden balls,” she said. “I looked around, saw a Murano glass ball and inserted it in my vagina. It took me ages to get it out!”

Just in case you haven’t tried lifting weights with your vagina before, Tatiata recommends it to all women who want to improve their sex life. “It’s enough to exercise your vagina five minutes a day, ladies, and in just one week you’ll be able to give yourself and your man unforgettable pleasure in bed,” she said.


Bizarre Sign of the Week

Serena William's Tshirt is a classic!

Serena's T-shirt reveals her exasperation with the world rankings

Copyright 2012