May 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A young Arab asks his father, “What is that weird hat you are wearing?”

The father said, “Why, it’s a ‘chechia’ because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun.”

“And what is this type of clothing that you are wearing?” asked the young man.

“It’s a ‘djbellah’ because in the desert it is very hot and it protects the body.” said the father.

The son asked, “And what about those ugly shoes on your feet?

His father replied, “These are ‘babouches”, which keep us from burning our feet in the desert.”

“So tell me then,” added the boy.

“Yes, my son?”

“Why are you living in Dearborn, Michigan and still wearing all this sh*t?”




Odd news from around the world

Try a tuna sandwich: Eating the fish found to reduce risk of depression by 25% – but only if you are a woman: “The secret to happiness could lie in something as simple as a tuna sandwich or cod and chips. Eating fish can keep the blues at bay, according to a new study – but only in women. Researchers discovered that having seafood on the menu at least twice a week reduces the risk of depression among females by 25 per cent. However, for men, fish had no protective effect. The paper – published in the American Journal of Epidemiology – speculates that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids may combine with the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone to keep the brain functioning properly. A team from the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, Australia, tracked more than 1,400 men and women aged between 26 and 36 for a period of five years. The participants kept diaries of their diet – including various types of seafood including fish, prawns and mussels – while details about their mental health were also collated.”

4,500 Germans parade their traditional costumes in annual mountain riflemen parade: “Wearing full traditional costumes 4,500 Germans in hats adorned with flowers march down a street brandishing rifles and clubs. This is the annual Patron Saint day festival in Bavaria. For the first time this year, the German head of state, President Joachim Gauck, and his partner Daniela Schadt attended the event in which troops of Bavarian mountain riflemen show off their costumes. In total, 47 companies from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen marched in their different uniforms during the parade. The event was held in the rural town of Miesbach, which this year celebrates its first documentary mention 900 years ago.” [The rifles are single-shot antiques}

Fish with a frog in his throat: Shocked angler finds LIVE creature nestling inside the mouth of huge perch: “He’d already scooped a prize catch and then he got a real surprise. Opening the mouth of a glistening jungle perch to pull out his lure, angler Angus James discovered a bright green tree frog inside the fish’s mouth. And the Australian amphibian looked more than happy just where he was – with what looked like a smug smile on his face. Mr James caught the fish – together with the frog – in waters about an hour’s north of Townsville, far north Queensland. But once the exotic amphibian had been disturbed he made his great escape – jumping straight over Mr James’ head. The green tree frog is a species native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. Larger than most Australian frogs, it can reach 4 inches in length. There’s no telling how long it had been nestled inside the jungle perch’s mouth but the average lifespan of the frog in captivity is about 16 years.”

Sunglasses could put an end to travel sickness: “Travel sickness could become a thing of the past thanks to a British farmer’s specially designed sunglasses. Tim Flaxman, who had suffered from severe motion sickness throughout his life, dreamt up the special glasses after realising that covering one eye when travelling on a train stopped him feeling unwell. He went on to design his newly unveiled TravelShades, in which one lens is opaque so it lets in light but prevents the wearer from seeing movement. The glasses have been developed to be symmetrical so they can be flipped and worn upside down allowing the wearer to change the eye being blocked. Flaxman, 53, has tested the glasses on aeroplanes, cars and even at sea and insists they work for all types of transport. Flaxman made his life-changing discovery one night when taking the London Underground after going to the theatre”

Naked nut doing push-ups in middle of busy road struck and killed by car: “A naked man who was doing push-ups in the middle of a busy Portland, Oregon roadway was struck by a car and killed early Sunday morning. Police initially received a report of a naked man running in traffic near the intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and Portsmouth Avenue, Fox 12 reported. As officers were on their way to the scene, a second call came in he was doing push-ups. Then a third call came in that he’d been hit. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the man, who died at the scene. The driver who struck the man remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The driver struck the man, who has not been identified, while traveling westbound on Columbia Boulevard.”

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