30.10.13

Sentences that can change your life

1. Never compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths.

2. Own your life, or someone will own it for you.

3.  We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

4. Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.

5. If you accept your limitation, you go beyond them.

6. Comfort is the enemy of achievement.

7. No matter what anyone says to you, you don't have to eat dinner with them, live with them or go to bed with them.

8. If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

9. Don't give others the power to control your emotion. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

10. Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you.

11. If you don't do stupid things while you are young,you will have nothing to smile about when you are old.

12. Don't waste your time with explanation,people only hear what they want to hear.

13. Don't rest after your first victory,because if you fail the second time,more lips will be waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

14. Everyone thinks of changing the world,but no one thinks of changing themselves.

15. The person that you will spend most time with in your life is yourself, so better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.

29.10.13

Trains Through Winter Landscapes

Source: Green Landscapes






















Things you may not have known before today



The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.

Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it would digest itself.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a "tittle."

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

A duck's quack doesn't echo ... no one knows why.

40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was albino.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.

Warren Betty and Shirley McLain are brother and sister.

Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't
wear pants.

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless).

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator game.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.

28.10.13

Grandma Won’t Be Outmatched

An apparently true story:

(I’m a customer and am standing in line at the checkout behind a very sweet-looking little old lady. She’s a stereotypical, blue-haired, tiny woman dressed in a very nice yellow and pink pantsuit. The cashier is a nice-looking young man in his late teens or early twenties.)
Little Old Lady: *to the cashier* “You know, you’re a very handsome young man, and you can hold down a job. That’s a good thing.”
Cashier: “Thank you, ma’am.”
(The lady then proceeds to chat in a very friendly manner to the cashier. While talking, she’s very slowly and carefully placing one item at a time on the conveyor.)
Little Old Lady: “So, I think my granddaughter would be perfect for you. She’s just turned nineteen, she has a nice job of her own, and she’s pretty. You boys like redheads, right?”
Cashier: *dazed look*
Little Old Lady: “You really should meet her. I just know you two would be perfect for each other! I know these things!”
Cashier: “Um, ma’am—”
Little Old Lady: “So, what do you say? Would you like to meet my Linda?”
Cashier: “Ma’am, I’m gay.”
(At this, the sweet-faced little old lady just blinks and smiles.)
Little Old Lady: “Okay, so you need to meet my grandson instead!”

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