Archive for July, 2006

What is Michael Jackson’s favorite hobby?

Monday, July 31st, 2006
What’s Michael Jackson’s favorite hobby?Blowing bubbles.

Santa

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Santa comes once a year – but when he does he fills your stocking!

Important thoughts

Monday, July 31st, 2006
*Question: What is one horsepower?*Answer: One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.*You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it you got hit, so never mind.*Talc is found on rocks and on babies.*The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.*When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when theybroke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.*When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we saythey are orbiting.*Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.*While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is really onlycentrificating.*Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.*South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.*Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in thedaytime.*Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between freezingand boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and south.*A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.*There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.*There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of so muchpopulation stomping around up there these days.*Lime is a green-tasting rock.*Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.*Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don’t why you should.*Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they’re there.*Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it’s brotheragainst brother.*Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make outthe numbers.*We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot ofthings people forget to put the top on.*To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.*In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H’s as O’s.*Clouds are high flying fogs.*I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.*Clouds just keep circling the earth around and around. And around. There is not much else to do.*Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.*Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.*We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won’t drown when we breathe.*Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.*Rain is saved up in cloud banks.*In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.*Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.*A blizzard is when it snows sideways.*A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.*A monsoon is a French gentleman.*Thunder is a rich source of loudness.*Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.*It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.*The wind is like the air, only pushier.

The Speed of Time by Age

Monday, July 31st, 2006
The Speed of Time by Age 0-9 Extremely slow. Even a trip to the store with Mom seems like going to Albania – by covered wagon. Most common phrase: “Is it Christmas yet?”10-19 Still slow. Scientific evidence seems to show that school clocks actually move backwards just before the bell rings.20-29 Alternately fast and slow. Weekends seem shorter and shorter, yet paychecks seem further and further apart.30-39 Time achieves warp speed, except when put on hold on the telephone and forced to endure anything longer than 5 seconds of Muzak. Most common phrase: “Is it Christmas already?”40-49 Still fast. Seems like just yesterday when Jerry Brown said he might run for President. Wait a minute! It WAS yesterday when he said that. Also, Dick Clark still looks the same. Could time be slowing down?60-69 Hey! What happened to 50-59?70 + Unbelievably fast. Wars used to last years. Now it seems like they’re over in a couple weeks.

Temperatures and What They Mean

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Temperatures and What They Mean 40 Californians shiver uncontrollably, Minnesotans go swimming. 35 Italian cars don’t start. 32 Water freezes. 30 You can see your breath. Politicians begin to worry about the Homeless. 25 Boston water freezes. Cat insists on sleeping on your bed with you. 20 Californians weep pitiably, Minnesotans eat ice cream. You can hear your breath. 15 N.Y. City water freezes. Politicians begin to talk aobut the homeless. 12 You plan a vacation to Mexico. 10 Too cold to snow 5 You need jumper cables to get the car going. Cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you. 3 You plan a vacation in Houston. 0 Too cold to skate. American cars don’t start. -5 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo. -10 Too cold to think. Politicians actually do something about the homeless. -15 Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you. You need jumper cables to get the driver going. -20 You plan a 2-week hot bath. -25 The mighty Monongahela freezes. Japanese cars don’t start. -30 Californians disappear, Minnesotans button top button… Below -30 The kids call home from college. End of the world…