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Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 (Only #Fun and Trivia)

I love this. It's so totally pointless.

Another great article brought to us by MSN tells of the fate of a lump of rocket-powered cheese.

Here's the link:-

Space Cheese

I'll reproduce the article below in case the link dies.

I find it amusing that the cheese (old technology) survived the trip while the GPS and onboard camera failed.

'Space cheese' returns to earth.

A lump of cheese fired into space has been found in a garden in Buckinghamshire.

The 300g block of cheddar was attached to a weather balloon and launched into the upper atmosphere from Pewsey in Wiltshire on Tuesday, as part of the moon landing anniversary celebrations.

It drifted up to the edge of space at 18.6 miles (30km) above sea level, where it was hoped the 1.6m-wide helium balloon would burst and return its smelly cargo to earth.

Organisers of the stunt had been worried as to the cheese's whereabouts after the balloon's GPS system broke down soon after launch.

The cheese was thought lost until a resident of Cressex found it in their garden and took it to High Wycombe police station on Wednesday night. The interstellar fromage was still in one piece but the flight-recording camera attached to the weather balloon had failed.

Dom Lane, of Shepton Mallet's West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group told the BBC: "I am driving back from High Wycombe with the cheese now. I may try a bit to see if it has matured at high altitude and then it will probably go into a glass case at our production offices."

Monday, 17 Aug 2009 (Only #Fun and Trivia)

I visited the No 10 Petitions web site at and did a search.

Here's what I found:-

I know this is silly but I could not help it.

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006 (Only #Fun and Trivia)

  1. Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things
  2. One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
  3. Atheism is a non-prophet organization
  4. If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  5. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live
  6. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose
  7. What if there were no hypothetical questions?
  8. If a deaf person swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
  9. If someone with multiple personalities and threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  10. Is there another word for synonym?
  11. Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
  12. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
  13. If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
  14. Would a fly without wings be called a walk? (LOVE this one!!)
  15. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  16. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
  17. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
  18. If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to start speaking?
  19. Why do they put Braille on the drive-through ATMs?
  20. How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
  21. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  22. One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people
  23. Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra?
  24. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
  25. How is it possible to have a civil war?
  26. If one member of a synchronized swim team drowns, do the rest drown too?
  27. If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?
  28. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
  29. Whose cruel idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have "S" in it?
  30. Why are hemorrhoids called "hemorrhoids" instead of "asteroids"?
  31. Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
  32. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
  33. If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times does he become disoriented?
  34. Can an atheist get insurance coverage for acts of God

Tuesday, 3 Jan 2006 (Only #Fun and Trivia)

I'm watching some tv and finding this "How to be a Property Developer" show informative.
Property developer Gary McCausland follows the progress of two couples who have been given 250,000 pounds and six months to see if they can make money from buying and selling property. Will it be easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible - and costly - mistakes along the way?
The question, "Will it be easy as they think to make a quick profit, or will they make some horrible - and costly - mistakes along the way?" has to be rhetorical.

Mr McCausland is coming on all strong man with his pointless, after the event, so-called sodding "advice" about how the participants have screwed up. I've just watched him commentating on the admittedly poor performance by a couple of girls buying a crap property at auction. What does he expect? - they are total amateurs. He winces as they are taken for a total ride by an unethical auctioneer who takes offers "off the wall" to get them to bid up to a silly price. Okay, it makes good tv but why not tell them a few things beforehand? It seems cruel and it annoys me.

The deal must be that the participants agree that they won't get much in the way of advice. Or is it simply that they are just arrogant and don't bother doing their homework or look for advice?

Still, the good news is that we punters are so much the wiser now.

Tuesday, 17 May 2005 (Only #Fun and Trivia)

An elderly couple decide to go to the doctor for a check-up. The doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.
Later that night while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. His wife asks, "Where are you going?"
"To the kitchen" he replies.
"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.
"No, I can remember it."
"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down because you know you'll forget it."
He says, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she retorts.
Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he grumbles into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment and says - "Where's my toast? Beacon