Some questions answered

April 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 365 USED CONDOMS?
A: Melt them down, make a tire, and call it a Goodyear.

Q: WHY WERE HURRICANES NORMALLY NAMED AFTER WOMEN? A: Because when they come, they’re wild and wet, and when they go, they take your house and car with them.

Q: What is a man’s Ultimate embarrassment?
A: Running into a wall with an erection and breaking his nose.

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath. ‘Mom’, he asked, ‘Are these my brains?’
‘Not yet,’ she replied.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Scientists unlock mystery of why humans are the only primates that have chins: “The mystery of why humans are the only animals to have chins may have been solved by scientists who suggest that it is linked to the invention of cooking. A number of different explanations have been put forward for the apparently useless appendage, including the idea that it helps humans attract a mate. But new research pours cold water on that theory – pointing instead to the way the jaw evolved and shrank to deal with the fact that cooking was making food softer. Author James Pampush points out that the fact that apes and monkeys do not have chins proves that they must have evolved after the ancestors of man split off from other branches of the primate family. Dr Pampush calculated that the chin began to emerge some time between 6million and 200,000 years ago, with the most likely estimate being around 2million years ago. This would coincide with the enormous leap forward in human intelligence, which led to breakthroughs including the invention of cooking. The evolution of the chin came about as a result of humans’ teeth and jaws shrinking, because they no longer needed to chew through raw meat and plants”

Cook peels five apples in 30 seconds — but makes a mess: “The unconventional peeling technique demonstrated in this 48-second video involves a Y-shaped hand peeler and a power drill. The footage shows the man pushing a drill bit into the top of each apple and then hitting the button, causing the apple to spin without falling off. He then applies the hand peeler to each apple, allowing him to get rid of the skin in record time. What the video doesn’t show is the amount of time it took to clean up the peels and smaller bits of apple that were sent flying all over the room.

A catastrophic pimple: “A young mother will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after catching a serious infection from using her best friend’s make up brush to cover up a pimple. Jo Gilchrist, 27, was left writhing in pain on Valentine’s Day when a staph infection invaded her body and eventually attacked her spine. She has been in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital ever since and doctors are still desperately trying to rid her body of the bacteria. The mother of one says it took doctors a long time to work out what was wrong and her body started to go numb and she lost feeling in her legs. Ms Gilchrist was airlifted from her country hometown of Warwick to Brisbane where she underwent emergency surgery. When she woke she learned she had contracted community-associated MRSA – an antibiotic-resistant form of golden staph. ‘The only thing we can put it down to is the make up brush,’ Ms Gilchrist said. Staph are usually harmless and many healthy people carry these bacteria on their skin or in their nose. However, sometimes it can cause skin and other more serious infections.”

Honest cabbie hands back £10,000 cash to passenger who left it behind: “An honest taxi driver has made a friend for life after returning a bag a passenger left on the back seat of his car – containing £10,000 in cash. Mohammed Nisar, 55, had been driving sole trader Adrian Quinn to Walsall train station when the passenger hopped out of the vehicle in a rush, forgetting his rucksack. He had been carrying the hefty sum of money after cashing a cheque from his inheritance following the death of his mother – and on realising his mistake says he felt ‘dazed’. Mr Quinn, 46, of Hereford, said: ‘Losing that money would have been the end of my business. I was physically sick! After eventually flagging down another cab the father-of-three arrived back at the taxi rank in a flustered state to find Mr Nisar sitting in his car with the bag safely on the passenger seat. Mr Quinn gave Mohammed a cash reward to thank him – in an envelope marked ‘to my best friend in the world’ – and has even invited him and his wife to his home for a family meal. Mr Nisar, 55, said: ‘He nearly had a heart attack, he was really worried!”

Scared of spiders? That’s primitive: “Fear of spiders is a survival trait written into our DNA, researchers have discovered. Dating back hundreds of thousands of years, the instinct to avoid arachnids developed as an evolutionary response to a dangerous threat, the academics suggest. It could mean that arachnophobia, one of the most crippling of phobias, represents a finely tuned survival instinct. And it could date back to early human evolution in Africa, where spiders with very strong venom have existed millions of years ago. Study leader Joshua New, of Columbia University in New York, said: ‘A number of spider species with potent, vertebrate-specific venoms populated Africa long before hominoids and have co-existed there for tens of millions of years. ‘Humans were at perennial, unpredictable and significant risk of encountering highly venomous spiders in their ancestral environments.”

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