Worldly wise

January 16, 2015 at 10:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A father had to take care of his 7 year old daughter as the mother had a doctor’s appointment. On that day the dad needed to get a haircut, so he took his daughter with him. To keep her occupied somewhat while there he had thoughtfully bought her a snack…..a twinkie, her favorite snack food.

After sitting and watching her father getting his haircut, the little girl became more and more curious about the procedure, stood up from her chair and got ever and ever closer to her father and the barber.

At this point, the barber said to the little girl, “be careful young lady soon you will be getting hair on your twinkie.”

Without hesitation, the little girl said “I know, and I will be getting boobs too.”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Schools Ask Students to be Armed with Canned Food in Case of School Shooting: “An Alabama middle school has devised a new way to protect their students from a potential intruder. They requested that students bring canned food to school and use it as a weapon if a dangerous intruder confronts them. W.F. Burns middle school’s principal and assistant principal sent a letter home to students asking them to bring an eight ounce can of “corn, beans, peas, etc.” they may use “in case an intruder enters their classroom.” The school administration did seem to grasp the bizarre nature of the request, but assured parents that the plan has the ability to work: “The procedure will be the same as we have done in the past with the addition of arming our students with a canned food item. We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off-guard. The canned food item could stun the intruder or even knock him out”

‘In Dog We Trust’: Typo in Florida sheriff’s office rug goes unnoticed for months: “A Florida sheriff’s office inadvertently announced its trust in dogs. A rug in the lobby of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office building was a sight to see. Not because of its forest green color or its yellow sheriff’s emblem. But because it read ‘In Dog We Trust.’ The rug, placed at the building’s entrance, should have read ‘In God We Trust.’ But a small typo quickly changed an age-old adage to a tribute to dogs. The $500 rug was removed from the lobby Wednesday after being there for months once a deputy noticed the mistake, ABC reports. There were two of the rugs in the office, but only one contained the typo. All of the other words on the rug were spelled correctly. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said the manufacturer, American Floor Mats, is to blame for the error because the proofs the office signed and submitted to the manufacturer contained the correct spelling, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The sheriff’s office is working to have the rug replaced, a spokesperson said.”

Family get back their late mother’s engagement ring that had been missing for 20 YEARS: “Phoenix mother Jean Daly had the names of her five children – Becky, Debbie, Dan, Carl and John – engraved on the ring, but it has not been seen in two decades. Daly died two years ago, and her family never believed they would see the heirloom again. But then the strangest thing happened. A stranger, Michael Whiting, who lives out of state, found the ring in a used van he had bought. The van was bought at auction, so he couldn’t contact the owners, but Whiting found some papers inside that suggested it once based in Arizona. He posted a picture of the ring to Facebook and urged people to share it to help him solve the mystery. The post was shared over 500,000 times. Then local station ABC15 aired the photo of the ring on Sunday and some family members recognized it immediately. Whiting is now mailing the ring to Mesa so it can be reunited with the family of its owner.”

Crazy cat ladies DO exist: “Helicopter parents – those who meddle too much in the lives of their children – can often be an annoyance for kids as they attempt to become independent adults. But a study says that such methods can actually be advantageous when rearing pets, specifically cats and dogs. The study found that neurotic parents took better care of their pets – with ‘cat people’ said to be more anxious, and dog people being described as more extroverted. The research was carried out by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. They conducted a web-based survey of more than 1,000 pet owners nationwide to analyse the key personality traits and nurturing styles of people who identified as a ‘cat person,’ a ‘dog person,’ ‘both’ or ‘neither.’ Surprisingly, those who expressed the greatest affection for their pets also rated among the most conscientious and neurotic.

Frozen in time: Rare glimpse inside the oldest public library in the English-speaking world – where Marx and Engels started work on their Communist Manifesto: “Chetham Library in Manchester, where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famously began their work on the Communist Manifesto, has remained largely unchanged since they first sat down together in 1845. Amid the hustle and bustle near the National Football Museum and Manchester Cathedral, the 17th Century library is tucked away from view, snuggled next to the famous Chetham’s School of Music. But it is completely free to visit and is arguably one of the city’s, if not the country’s, greatest hidden gems. Founded in 1653 following the death of Humphrey Chetham, the site is Britain’s oldest public reference library. Its dark wooden shelves and atmospheric wooden beams bear more than a passing resemblance to Hogwarts and contain a trove of treasures, ranging from a rare first version of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost to the death mask of clergyman Thomas Whitaker.”

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

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