Buttercups and Golf balls…

May 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Towards the end of the golf course, Tom hit his ball into the woods and found it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups. Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch..

All of a sudden . . .. POOF!!

In a flash and puff of smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said, “I’m Mother Nature!”

“Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups? Just for doing what you have done, you won’t have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life; better still, you won’t have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you’ll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!!!”

Then POOF! . . . she was gone!

After Tom recovered from the shock, he hollered for his friend, “Fred, where are you?”

Fred yells back, “I’m over here in the pussy willows.”

Tom shouts back, ‘DON’T SWING, Fred; FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T SWING!!!”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Want a successful child? Give them a MIDDLE NAME: Extra initials boost social status: “Psychologists have found that using one or more middle initials boosts a person’s social status in the eyes of others because initials are associated with high status professions such as law or medicine. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that people who speak English trust strangers with easier-to-pronounce names more than those with names that are more difficult to say– even when those strangers are from the same country. A previous study revealed that people with easily-pronounceable names are perceived as more likable, more electable and more accomplished. ‘People’s middle initials have a particular and powerful effect on how people are perceived by others,’ Wijnand A.P. Van Tilburg of the University of Southampton and Eric R. Igou of the University of Limerick wrote in their study, which was published in the European Journal of Social Psychology. ‘The display of middle initials increases the perceived social status of these people and positively biases inferences about their intellectual capacity and performance.’”

Gorgeous redhead saves a life: ” A quick-thinking four-year-old girl Lexi Cooper has been praised by Lancashire police for calling 999 after she found her mother collapsed with a bookcase on top of her. Lexi’s mother, Nicola Ellis, suffered serious injuries when a bookcase collapsed on top of her. Lexi, who was at home with siblings two-year-old Harry and one-year-old Amelia, managed to tell contact centre agent Sophie Roscoe vital information and desperately tried to rouse her mother until help arrived. In the recording she shouts “wake up mummy!” and pinches her mother to try and wake her.”

Another highpoint of government medicine: “A woman who woke up bleeding from her ear and was rushed to hospital was told her to ring a national call centre to make an appointment – despite a doctor being available in the next room. Diane Riddle, 58, had already tried ringing the NHS 111 helpline while at home, but nobody called her back so concerned relatives took her to hospital in person. Ms Riddle was particularly concerned about her health as she had recently suffered a pulmonary embolism – a potentially lethal blood clot which affects the vessels around the lungs. When she arrived nurses at Paulton Hospital in Bath, Somerset, told her she had to see a doctor – and that one was available just one room away – but demanded she ring a distant call centre to arrange it. Her family has now accused the NHS out-of-hours system of letting their mother down after it took a worrisome three more hours before she could see a doctor.

You can smell a person’s GENDER: Humans subconsciously identify sex using the subtle odour of pheromones: “If you remove deodorant, perfume and the smell of washed clothes, all of us give off a unique and distinctive scent – especially when we’re on the lookout for a mate. Previous studies have found genders produce sex pheromones, but new research has discovered these pheromones trigger something in our subconscious. Researchers found we are able to sniff out the gender of the sex we’re attracted to. During tests, not only did men recognise the smell of women, but gay men were equally able to distinguish the sex smell of men, too. Lead researcher Wen Zhou from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said: ‘Our findings argue for the existence of human sex pheromones. ‘They show that the nose can sniff out gender from body secretions even when we don’t think we smell anything on the conscious level.'”

Snake eats its OWN TAIL after mistaking it for a rival predator: “Bizarre footage has emerged of a snake devouring its own tail after mistaking it for lunch. The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows the female Albino Western Hognose biting down on her lower body. The snake – which usually consumes toads – seems unaware of what she is doing and as she continues to consume her body blood can be seen emerging from her jaws. The video was filmed in a pet shop in which the snake was on sale for $717 (£425). The clip shows the snake writhing around in a bowl as it battles to eat its own body. It is unclear if the tail reached the snake’s stomach and digestion had stared – the fate of the snake is also unknown. Snakes are not considered cannibalistic animals and a snake eating itself is rare. Some experts believe that if a snake does eat itself it could be confused due to illness and therefore be unaware of what it is doing. One user who watched the video wrote: ‘Why didn’t anyone stop it? Poor snake.'”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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