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    I'm close friends with 25 letters of the alphabet.


    I don't know y.





    Correction from a friend can be a difficult blow,

    but will bring relief to your soul:


    call it a succour punch.




    Some friends invited me to play

    "Name That Gregorian Tune,"


    but I don't involve myself in games of chants.




    An elderly, wealthy woman in Florida was boring fellow                 

    beachcombers as she bragged on and on about her two                

    remarkable grandchildren.                                                                    

    Unable to stand it any longer, a fellow sunbather interrupted her.

    "Tell me, how old are your grandsons?"                                             

    The grandmother gave a grateful smile and replied, "The doctor 

    is four and the lawyer is six..."                                                             




    The owner of a small deli was being questioned by the IRS      

    about his tax return. He had reported a net profit of $80,000   

    for the year.                                                                                         

    "Why don't you people leave me alone?" the deli owner said. "I 

      work like a dog, everyone in my family helps out, and the place

    is closed only three days a year. And you want to know how I  

    made $80,000?"                                                                                 

     "It's not your income that bothers us," the agent said. "It's these

     deductions. You listed six trips to Bermuda for you and your     


     "Oh, that," the owner said, smiling. "I forgot to tell you - we also





    42.7 percent of all statistics


    are made up on the spot.








    22 June




    Nat. Take Your Dog to Work Day(Fri of

                                     / the 3rd full week in Jun)

    Nat. HVAC Tech Day

    Nat. Onion Rings Day


    Nat. Chocolate Eclair Day

    Stupid Guy Thing Day



    22 June


    1990 - Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled

    The crossing point on the sector border between East Berlin

    and West Berlin had become obsolete with the fall of the Berlin

    Wall in 1989. Today, the former checkpoint, including the

    famous sign stating “You are leaving the American sector”, is a

    tourist attraction.


    1986 - Diego Maradona coins the phrase “Hand of God”

    The Argentinian football star had scored a goal with his hand

    during the FIFA World Cup quarter final against England. The

    referee allowed the goal, the Argentinian team were later

    crowned world champions. After the game, Maradona said that

    the goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a

    little with the hand of God”.


    1945 - Okinawa falls to U.S. troops

    The Battle of Okinawa marked a decisive defeat for Japan

    during World War II as the archipelago represented the last line

    of defense for mainland Japan. The country surrendered two

    months after the end of the battle when two atomic bombs

    were dropped on the mainland.


    1941 - Germany invades the Soviet Union

    The initially successful attack soon proved a disaster for the

    Germans as wintry conditions and fierce Soviet resistance

    caused massive losses and ultimately forced them to retreat.


    1633 - The Catholic Church forces Galileo Galilei to

                 renounce his heliocentric world view

    The Holy Office concluded that the Italian scientist, by stating

    that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe, was

    “vehemently suspect of heresy”. Galileo spent the rest of his

    life under house arrest.





    1953 - Cyndi Lauper

    American singer-songwriter, producer, actress


    1949 - Meryl Streep

    American actress


    1940 - Abbas Kiarostami

    Iranian filmmaker, poet


    1909 - Katherine Dunham

    American dancer


    1887 - Julian Huxley

    English biologist





    2008 - George Carlin

    American comedian, actor, author


    1993 - Pat Nixon

    American educator, 39th First Lady of the United States


    1987 - Fred Astaire

    American actor, singer, dancer


    1969 - Judy Garland

    American actress, singer


    1874 - Howard Staunton

    English chess player




    Did you know?

    Why you shouldn’t spend lots of money on your wedding - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    Best online writing tools Hemingwayapp.com - WTF fun facts

    Any one here heard of this one? If you try it and

    it works let others know, every little bit helps.




    Did you know?

    Joyce Vincent - WTF fun facts

    Every persons' secret fear. That nobody will notice or even care.

    RIP Joyce Vincent.














    The next time you think no one can see you and you can finally scratch that embarrassing itch.


    Surprise, BIG BROTHER is watching!!!
























    These Are The Top 15 Deadliest

    Animals on Earth



    NO# 9.   Tapeworms: 700 deaths a year






    Moving to parasites, the tapeworm is responsible for an infection called cysticerosis that kills an estimated 700 people a year



























    I am  trying not to think about this one. Not even a triple dog dare you, would work on me.












    (Another one bites the dust)




    .            :thankyou:             .



    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. droughtquake



      WTF fun fact #8883

      There are few Gay fiction sagas that are in danger of being edited down to just a few sentences!  ;–)

    3. Ivor Slipper

      Ivor Slipper

      National Chocolate Éclair Day & National Onion Rings Day on the same day.


      Anyone fancy a couple of onion rings over their chocolate éclair :unsure:

    4. droughtquake


      Ring toss?

  2. You sound like an interesting fellow.  Your daily blogs take as long to read as the chapters of some stories.  

    What stories other than Northern Exposure do you follow?  I'm following at least 20 now, although several have ended.  The latest one that proved to be quite interesting is "Frankie Fey" by Quokka.  He has written several stories that keep you interested.

    1. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      Uhm Frankie Fey is by another Australian: Rigby Taylor.

      But I agree with  you about sandrewn and the interesting status updates. :yes:


    If you see nothing you could be grateful for, check your pulse.




    It is what’s inside that matters - the fridge is a perfect example.




    Change is inevitable, except from a parking meter.




     "Bagel Shop Student"


    "Hello Mrs. Frobisher" said the bearded guy     

    behind the counter at the bagel shop.               


    My husband and I looked at him but drew        

    complete blanks. "I'm sorry, do we know each

    other?" I asked.                                                      


    "Yeah, you was my English teacher."                  


    Leaning over, my husband whispered, "Good  

    job, Honey, good job."                                           





    Saved by the Tomato

    A story is told of an unemployed man who is desperate to support his family. His wife watches TV all day and his three teenage kids have dropped out of high school to hang around with the local toughs. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test.


    The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day."


    Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this, the manager replies, "You must understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist. Without an e-mail address, you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day."


    Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand selling 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes.


    In less than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family.


    During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week, he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly.


    Early in the second week, he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck.


    At the end of a year, he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him.


    By the end of the second year, he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard.


    Time passes and at the end of the fifth year, he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse which his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed a million dollars.



    Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically.


    When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!"


    "Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour."





    "The missing link!"




    At the diner, my breakfast arrived with only three sausages

    instead of the usual four. The waitress explained that the   

    cook had dropped one and was making another. Soon the  

    cook dashed out of the kitchen.                                                


    "Here you are," he announced. "It's the missing link!"            




    I am always going the extra mile:     


    because I never stop for directions.







    21 June




    Nat. Selfie Day

    Nat. Dump the Pump Day(3rd Thu in Jun)

    Nat. Arizona Day

    Summer Begins(longest day of the Year)

    Nat. Seashell Day(1st day of Summer)

    Nat. Day of the Gong

    Nat. Daylight Appreciation Day(1st day of

                                                                             / Summer)

    Go Skateboarding Day


    Nat. Peaches 'N' Cream Day

    International Day of Yoga

    Anne and Samantha Day(1st day of Winter

                                                  / and 1st day of Summer)

    Atheist Solidarity Day

    Cuckoo Warning Day(1st day of Summer)

    Internat. Surfing Day(1st day of Summer)

    World Giraffe Day

    Recess at Work Day(3rd Thu in Jun)

    World Peace and Prayer Day(1st day of

                                                                        / Summer)

    World Music Day

    World Handshake Day

    World Humanist Day(1st day of Summer)



    21 June


    2009 - Greenland assumes self-rule

    The island had been administered by Denmark (earlier

    Denmark-Norway) for centuries. The Self-Government Act

    grants Greenland full responsibility for its inner affairs, while

    Denmark retains control of foreign policy.


    2004 - SpaceShipOne completes the world's first manned

                 private spaceflight

    The privately funded spaceplane reached an altitude of just over

    100 kilometers (62 miles). Mike Melvill was the pilot and

    only occupant.


    1985 - The body of Josef Mengele is identified

    An international team of scientists confirmed that the skeletal

    remains found in a cemetery in Embu, Brazil are those of the

    Nazi war criminal. Mengele was a physician in the Auschwitz

    concentration camp and conducted horrific experiments on

    some of the inmates.


    1963 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini becomes Pope

                 Paul VI

    The Italian pontiff is known for completing the Second Vatican

    Council, addressing the Roman Catholic Church's relationship

    with the modern world.


    1895 - The Kiel Canal is opened by German Emperor

                 Wilhelm II

    The 98 km (61 mi) long canal in Northern Germany is one of

    the world's busiest artificial waterways. It connects the North

    Sea with the Baltic Sea.





    1986 - Lana Del Rey

    American singer-songwriter, model


    1982 - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


    1964 - David Morrissey

    English actor


    1953 - Benazir Bhutto

    Pakistani politician, first female Prime Minister of Pakistan


    1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre

    French philosopher, writer





    1970 - Sukarno

    Indonesian politician, 1st President of Indonesia


    1940 - Smedley Butler

    American marine general


    1908 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Russian composer


    1527 - Niccolò Machiavelli

    Italian historian, philosopher


    1377 - Edward III of England




    Did you know?

    In just three months in the womb, the fetus has preferred hand - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    Jewish conspiracy - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?



    No matter what I say, some one would be offended.

    So I choose to say nothing.
















    These Are The Top 15 Deadliest

    Animals on Earth



    NO# 12 & 11.   Elephants: 500 deaths a year

                               Hippopotamuses: 500 deaths a year





    Elephants are also responsible for a number of deaths per year - a 2005 National Geographic article said that 500 people a year are killed in elephant attacks

    Far more elephants have been killed by people.





    For a long time, hippos were considered the most deadly animal in Africa. Hippos are known for being aggressive toward humans, including tipping over boats.



















































































    .           :thankyou:          .



    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. droughtquake


      And all this time I’ve been thinking the door was a jar!  ;–)

    3. Puppilull


      The alarmed door thing has bugged me so many times. I find it too funny whenever I see a sign like that.

    4. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      @Puppilull Here's another one for you! :gikkle:



  4. WildcatLes


    I am glad that I checked in before it was to late(midnight). It has been a long while since I visited. I hope all is well with you. I see that you are a fellow devotee of George Granger. A select and discerning group if ever there was one(well, I think so).


    Well, old man(anyone older than me is an old man:P), I hope you had a very Happy Birthday today and tasted a very fine wine to help celebrate it.


    Take care

    my best to you


    (66 yrs young)




    I'm having an introvert party and


    you're all not invited.




    A dick has a sad life.


    His hair's a mess, his family is nuts, his

    neighbor's an asshole, his best friend's

    a pussy, and his owner beats him.




    Charley, a new retiree greeter at Walmart, just couldn't seem to    

    get to work on time.                                                                                 


    Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good           

    worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp minded and a real credit   

    to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older              

    Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him into the    

    office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic,

    you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite             



    "Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."                                         


    ''Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's    

    odd though your coming in late. I know you're retired from the     

    Armed Forces.                                                                                         


    What did they say if you came in late there?"                                    


    ''They said, 'Good morning, General, can I get you coffee, sir?'''     







    It finally happened - and not too soon for some sports teams!





    Money can buy a house, but not a home.
    Money can buy a bed, but not sleep.        
    Money can buy a clock, but not time.       
        Money can buy a book, but not knowledge.
     Money can buy food, but not an appetite.
     Money can buy position, but not respect.
    Money can buy blood, but not life.           
     Money can buy insurance, but not safety.


    You see, money is not everything!            
    Therefore, if you have too much money, 

    please send it to me.                                  




    “Dr. Frankenstein's lab was a recreation room.”










    20 June




    Nat. American Eagle Day

    Nat. Vanilla Milkshake Day

    Nat. Ice Cream Soda Day

    Nat. Hike with a Geek Day


    Nat. Kouign Amann Day

    World Refugee Day

    New Identity Day

    World Productivity Day

    Toad Hollow Day of Thank You

    Plain Yogurt Day



    20 June


    1991 - The German parliament moves to Berlin

    Bonn had been the capital of West Germany until the country's

    reunification in 1990. The “Hauptstadtbeschluss” (capital

    decision) stipulated that the seat of government and the

    parliament also be moved to the “new” capital Berlin.


    1975 - The film Jaws is premiered

    Steven Spielberg's thriller about a rogue great white shark

    terrorizing a summer resort town is often regarded as one of

    the greatest films of all time.


    1963 - The “Red Telephone” is instituted

    The hotline between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was

    established following Cuban Missile Crisis. Contrary to popular

    belief, communications between the two superpowers occurred

    via teletype or fax, and today, via email.


    1942 - Kazimierz Piechowski and three others escape

                 from Auschwitz concentration camp

    In a feat of “exceptional courage and gallantry”, as stated by

    the Polish author Kazimierz Smoleń, the four prisoners left via

    the front gate in a stolen SS staff car, dressed as SS officers.

    During World War II, the Nazi regime murdered 1.1 million

    people in Auschwitz. Only 144 are known to have escaped.


    1837 - Victoria becomes Queen of the United Kingdom

    During the 64 years of her regency, the United Kingdom

    became one of the world's most potent powers. The British

    Empire soon encompassed large parts of the planet. Queen

    Victoria died in 1901.





    1978 - Frank Lampard

    English footballer


    1942 - Brian Wilson

    American singer-songwriter, musician, producer


    1905 - Lillian Hellman

    American playwright


    1887 - Kurt Schwitters

    German painter, writer


    1819 - Jacques Offenbach

    German/French composer





    1999 - Clifton Fadiman

    American game show host, author


    1966 - Georges Lemaître

    Belgian priest, astronomer, cosmologist


    1947 - Bugsy Siegel

    American gangster


    1837 - William IV of the United Kingdom


    1820 - Manuel Belgrano

    Argentinian economist, lawyer, politician




    Did you know?

    The meaning of Ferret - WTF fun facts

    Those eyes, those damned eyes!




    Did you know?

    Detox products - WTF fun facts

    Still waiting?




    Did you know?


    I'd a been a goner at 194 ft further up and after 1 minute.












    These Are The Top 15 Deadliest

    Animals on Earth



    NO# 13.   Lions: 22+ deaths a year





    Estimates for lion-related deaths also vary year-to-year. A 2005 study found that since 1990, lions have killed 563 people in Tanzania alone, an average of about 22 a year.

    Additional deaths likely occur outside of Tanzania, but it's difficult to find a concrete global number. 






    1930's Nursing Opportunity.


































































    .          :thankyou:           .



    1. Show previous comments  6 more
    2. Puppilull


      Ferrets have a tendency to stick their noses in other's business, so only fitting. The war dance sounds similar to cats.

    3. sandrewn



      When is National Hollister Day? Or National Boycott the Racist, Homophobic Abercrombie & Fitch Day?


      Each and every one of those days was started by one individual. So if you want one, start one. If it does not work out, at least you tried.


      Good luck



    4. sandrewn




      Ferrets have a tendency to stick their noses in other's business, so only fitting.



      I was referring to the 4 legged, furry kind. It almost sounds like you are commenting on the two legged kind, who also have beady eyes.:music:



      (just joking of course):whistle:



    What do you call a woman who stands between two goal posts?






    How do you define a will?


    It's a Dead Giveaway.




    If you don't pay your exorcist, will you get repossessed?




    Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.




    Radio Transmission


    This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a

    U.S. naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of

    Newfoundland in October 1995.


    {**Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations

    10/10/95**} Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to

    the North to avoid a collision.


    Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to

    the South to avoid a collision.


    Americans: This is the captain of a U.S.  Navy ship.  I say again,

    divert YOUR course.


    Canadians: No.  I say again, you divert YOUR course.










    Canadians: We are a lighthouse.  Your call.





    My uncle Joe and his best buddy, Bubba, went hunting a couple

    of weeks ago. Somehow they got lost. Uncle Joe reassured his 

    buddy, though. "Don't worry. All we have to do is shoot into the  

    air three times, stay where we are, and someone will find us."     


    They shot in the air three times, but no one came. After a while, 

    they tried it again. Still no response. When they decided to try    

    once more, Bubba said, "It better work this time. We're down to  

    our last three arrows."                                                                            




    Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?








    19 June





    Nat. FreeBSD Day

    Nat. Martini Day

    Nat. Watch Day


    Nat. Garfield the Cat Day

    Internat. Day for the Elimination of Sexual

                                               / Violence in Conflict

    Nat. Eat an Oreo Day

    Nat. Cherry Tart Day(3rd Tue in Jun)

    Nat. Pets in Film Day

    World Sauntering Day

    World Sickle Cell Day



    19 June


    2002 - Steve Fossett takes off on his record-breaking

                 balloon flight

    The American adventurer lifted off from Northam in Western

    Australia to commence history's first solo flight around the

    world in any aircraft. On July 3, after having traveled 33,195 km

    (20,626 mi), he touched down again in Queensland, Australia.


    1987 - An ETA car bomb kills 21 in Barcelona

    The 1987 Hipercor bombing was one of the bloodiest attacks

    by Basque separatist organization, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or



    1978 - Garfield, the lazy cat makes his debut

    The first Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis appeared in 41

    newspapers on that day. It currently holds the Guinness World

    Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.


    1964 - The U.S. Senate passes the Civil Rights Act of


    18 Senators unsuccessfully launched a filibuster to prevent

    passage of the law against discrimination based on race, color,

    religion, sex, or national origin. Richard Russel stated, “We will

    resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which

    would have a tendency to bring about social equality and

    intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern)

    states.” The bill was signed into law on July 2, 1964.


    1913 - South Africa implements the Natives Land Act

    The law limited the areas of land that could be owned by black

    people to “native reserve” areas, which comprised less than 10

    percent of the country's total area. It was in force until

    Apartheid was dismantled in the 1990s.





    1978 - Dirk Nowitzki

    German basketball player


    1964 - Boris Johnson

    British politician


    1947 - Salman Rushdie

    Indian author


    1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi

    Burmese politician, Nobel Prize laureate


    1861 - José Rizal

    Filipino polymath





    2013 - James Gandolfini

    American actor


    1993 - William Golding

    English author, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate


    1991 - Jean Arthur

    American actress


    1937 - J. M. Barrie

    Scottish author, playwright


    1312 - Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall

    English nobleman






    Did you know?

    Anxiety can make you an obsessive-compulsive cleaner - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    Chaser the border collie - WTF fun facts






    Did you know?

    100 Authors Against Einstein - WTF fun facts

    I wonder if he signed any of the books?















    These Are The Top 15 Deadliest

    Animals on Earth



    NO# 14.   Wolves: 10 deaths a year





    Wolf attacks are not common in many parts of the world where wolves live. 

    review of wolf attacks found that very few happened in the 50 years leading up to 2002 in Europe and North America, though there were a few hundred reported over the course of two decades in some regions of India, averaging out to close to 10 per year.









































    .      :thankyou:      .



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    2. Ivor Slipper

      Ivor Slipper




      This Viking should have stretched yesterday... My body is aching from my pillaging. I mean exercise. Yes, definitely exercise


      What - no rape!? Those Vikings are slipping.:lol:

    3. Puppilull


      And the Navy story made me think of this. (Or perhaps zink about it...)




    4. droughtquake


      Some people claim you can’t rape the wiling…


      I didn’t say I agreed with the statement, just that some people make that claim.

  7. @Zachmarcus


    With minutes to spare, made it. I hope that you had a very Happy Birthday today, and that it was all you were looking forward to.


    Best wishes


  8. @thecharmed1s31


    Almost missed it, a very Happy Birthday to you. I hope that you had a really great day.



    Take care


    1. thecharmed1s31


      Thank you! Had a nice day.


      Take care aswell


  9. @Ladyaross68


    Very late, but I made it. I hope you a very Happy Birthday, today. Welcome to the club (50+). Just remember it is only a number. You are only as old as you feel.


    Best wishes

    take care


  10. Kolt Thomas


    Almost missed it, sorry. I hope you a had very Happy Birthday, today.



    Best wishes



    Erotic is using a feather, kinky is using the whole chicken...




    How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?


    With a hare dryer!




    A donkey fell into a bowl of sugar. Now that's a sweet ass.




    Turtles think frogs are homeless.




    What do you call a frog stuck in mud? Unhoppy.




    Dogs have masters.


    Cats have staff.




    Teacher: "Name a bird with wings but can't fly."

    Student: "A dead bird, sir."





    18 June




    Nat. Splurge Day


    Nat. Go Fishing Day

    Internat. Picnic Day

    Autistic Pride Day

    Internat. Panic Day

    Internat. Sushi Day

    Ride to Work Day(3rd Mon in Jun)



    18 June


    1979 - Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter sign SALT II

    The second “Strategic Arms Limitation Talks” (SALT)

    agreement was a ground-breaking arms reduction treaty

    between the Soviet Union and the United States.


    1972 - 118 die in the Staines Air Disaster

    The Hawker Siddeley Trident aircraft entered a deep stall and

    plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff from London

    Heathrow Airport.


    1948 - The LP record is introduced

    The 33⅓ rpm microgroove vinyl Long Playing record

    developed by Columbia Records soon became the music

    industry's standard medium. It allowed for a total playing time

    of 20 minutes per side.


    1940 - A speech by Charles de Gaulle sparks the French

                 Resistance to German occupation

    The Appeal of June 18, transmitted by radio from de Gaulle's

    exile in the United Kingdom, was pivotal in mobilizing the

    French after Germany had declared more than half of the

    country an occupied zone. On August 25, French and Allied

    troops liberated Paris.


    1815 - Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle

                 of Waterloo

    The battle was Napoleon's last. The French Emperor was

    exiled to Saint Helena where he died six years later. “To meet

    one's Waterloo” is still a figure of speech today indicating total






    1986 - Richard Gasquet

    French tennis player


    1942 - Paul McCartney

    English singer-songwriter, musician, producer


    1942 - Thabo Mbeki

    South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa


    1942 - Roger Ebert

    American journalist, critic, screenwriter


    1929 - Jürgen Habermas

    German sociologist, philosopher





    2010 - José Saramago

    Portuguese author, Nobel Prize laureate


    2003 - Larry Doby

    American baseball player


    1989 - I. F. Stone

    American journalist, author


    1974 - Georgy Zhukov

    Russian general


    1928 - Roald Amundsen

    Norwegian explorer




    Did you know?

    Lack of sleep could increase heart attacks rate - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?



    What sneaky people Shoe makers are!





    Did you know?

    Every Kid in a Park- WTF fun facts









    These Are The Top 15 Deadliest Animals on Earth


    The world's deadliest animal isn't a shark or even a human. Most of the deaths caused by animals, it turns out, have less to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they unwittingly transmit.


    Note that some numbers are harder to get an accurate read on than others, so these are for the most part rough estimates - sometimes very rough. And the list is representative of different kinds of deadly animals, but it's by no means comprehensive.


    Here are some of the animals responsible for the most human deaths. The scariest predators aren't as dangerous as you might expect - but don't underestimate the little guys.



    NO# 15.                Sharks: 6 deaths a year






    Shark attacks are pretty rare. In 2014, there were just three deaths globally related to shark attacks, and in 2015, there were six, which is about the average. 


























































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    2. Puppilull


      I'm guessing the hippo will turn up higher on the list of deadly animals. 


      Must say I feel a bit sorry for Vance, the snake. Trying to look good in his little jolt and failing... 

    3. droughtquake


      I think chickens, pigs, and mosquitos will be near the top of the list too.

    4. droughtquake



      Erotic is using a feather, kinky is using the whole chicken...

      Pink Flamingos?  ;–)

  12. A very Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have the best day possible.


    Have a good one



    Why do blondes have TGIF on their shoes?


    Toes go in first!




    My email password has been hacked.


    That's the third time I've had to rename the cat.




    You can make a water-bed more bouncy


    by using spring water.




    Aging gracefully is like the nice way of saying


    you're slowly looking worse.




    Math Teacher: "If I have 5 bottles in one hand and 6 in the other hand, what do I have?"


    Student: "A drinking problem."                                                                                                      





    When I told the doctor about my loss of memory,


    he made me pay in advance.




    Doctor's office: All our records are electronic now


    just fill out these 12 forms.




    My IQ came back negative.




    I asked my friend a question while he was eating an orange,


    but all I got was a pithy response.







    17 June




    Father's Day(3rd Sun in Jun)

    Nat. Eat Your Vegetables Day

    Global Garbage Man Day

    Nat. Stewart's Root Beer Day

    Nat. Turkey Lovers' Day(3rd Sun in Jun)

    Nat. Apple Strudel Day


    Nat. Cherry Tart Day

    World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

    Family Awareness Day(3rd Sun in Jun)

    Husband Caregiver Day(3rd Sun in Jun)



    17 June


    1972 - The arrest of five White House operatives sets off

                 the Watergate scandal

    The men were caught attempting to wiretap the Democratic

    National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office

    complex. The scandal ultimately led to U.S. President Richard

    Nixon's resignation.


    1944 - Iceland becomes a republic

    The Nordic island country had previously been included in the

    Norwegian and Danish monarchies. The republic's first

    President was Sveinn Björnsson.


    1940 - The three Baltic states fall under Soviet occupation

    While the world's attention was focused on the recent German

    invasion of Paris, the Soviet Union annexed Estonia, Latvia,

    and Lithuania.


    1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly

                 across the Atlantic

    Wilmer Stultz piloted the Fokker F.VII aircraft, Earhart kept the

    flight log.They arrived at Burry Port in Wales, the United

    Kingdom, 20 hours and 40 minutes later


    1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

    Hundreds of thousands of spectators welcomed the

    emblematic statue, which was a gift to the United States from

    the people of France and has become one of the country's

    most recognized symbols.





    1980 - Venus Williams

    American tennis player


    1945 - Ken Livingstone

    British politician


    1945 - Eddy Merckx

    Belgian cyclist


    1898 - M. C. Escher

    Dutch illustrator


    1882 - Igor Stravinsky

    Russian composer





    2012 - Rodney King

    American victim of police brutality


    1996 - Curt Swan

    American illustrator


    1981 - Richard O'Connor

    British army general


    1898 - Edward Burne-Jones

    British artist


    1025 - Bolesław I Chrobry




    Did you know?

    President Roosevelt wanted to release hippos in Louisiana bayous - WTF fun facts

    Hippos!!! Burmese pythons would be small potatoes in comparison.




    Did you know?

    Irish Twins - WTF fun facts

    I never heard that one before and will forget I heard it now.




    Did you Know?

    Sleep-deprivation - WTF fun facts


    I see this often and have on occasion been guilty of it myself.






























































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    2. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      @droughtquake Then it's not moderation, it's restraint. ;)

    3. droughtquake



      We are lucky it wasn't the Starbucks logo.

      One (or more) on every block!

    4. BHopper2



      So far nobody in Florida has been killed by a Burmese python. But all native species are taking major hits, from birds to bears, with no end in sight.

      The State of FL has legalized Python Hunts and has a bounty for Python Skins. Also, they have contests for it as well.

  14. @pappa5747


    Wow, only two posts in almost ten years! I applaud your self control. I also only read and never even thought of joining in, let alone joining the site. Then one day some comments I read pissed me off so much, I joined just so I could give them a piece of my mind! The rest as they say is history.


    To each his own, do as you will, all is good. I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday today. I hope it was a great day all around.


    Take care


  15. Rescued and then adopted a four footed friend. How is she doing? You're a good person, Charlie Brown! I hope you had a very Happy Birthday and a really great day, today.


    Take care


    1. VVesley


      Thank you so much! She's a joy :)


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