Monday, June 21, 2010

How the lion massager helps big cats relax with a game of 'This Little Piggy'

Waltzing Matilda

The Church at Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan

"English River Mission of the Church of England was founded in 1845 by Indian catechist, James Settee.

In 1850 the Reverend Robert Hunt was sent to the area from England. He chose for his church the commanding site known as Amuchewaspimewin, the "shooting up place" and named it Stanley.

Begun shortly after his arrival, Holy Trinity Church was constructed of logs cut locally and whipsawn by the Indians, with hardware and stained glass brought from England via Hudson Bay. It was completed in 1856..." A Brief History of Stanley Mission:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Woodpecker 'plays dead' to escape bird of prey

"A woodpecker escapes the clutches of a lethal predator – by playing dead on a fence post as the bird of prey perches just inches above it. .."

Attempts to plug gushing Gulf well hit another snag

By Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent, Canwest News Service June 2, 2010 9:51 PM :
NEW ORLEANS — "If residents of the Gulf Coast didn't have bad luck right now, they might not have any luck at all.
BP's latest attempt to contain the worst spill in American history suffered yet another setback Wednesday when a robot-operated saw jammed as it was cutting through a damaged riser pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico..." "Oil spill nears the beaches of Florida, and the leak may not be plugged before Christmas":

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

The screen door slams
Mary' dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside
Darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me

You can hide 'neath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a saviour to rise from these streets
Well now I'm no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now ?
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow
Back your hair
Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven's waiting on down the tracks
Oh-oh come take my hand
We're riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh-oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run
Oh Thunder Road sit tight take hold
Thunder Road

Well I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back
If you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
And I know you're lonely
For words that I ain't spoken
But tonight we'll be free
All the promises'll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind so Mary climb in
It's town full of losers
And I'm pulling out of here to win

The Daily Weird-A blog og photographic oddities

Umpire: ‘I just cost that kid a perfect game’

Veteran Joyce admits 2-out call that denied Tigers' Galarraga history wrong:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Put on a Happy Face (Bye Bye Birdie)

Fattest Kid in the World

"...She eats 10,000 calories each day in Coca-Colas, 15 hamburgers with fries and several kilograms of chocolate. What she eats in one day some children eat in half a year. Her breakfast consists of white bread, potato chips and two litres of coke. And she wants more..." Fattest kid on earth loses 300 pounds:

Israel navy braced to intercept next Gaza aid ship

"Israel's navy is ready to stop another aid ship headed to Gaza, a commander said on Tuesday, playing down the prospect of his men shying from confrontation after their bloody seizure of a Turkish vessel a day earlier..." "Israeli military: Gaza militants cross border into Israel, exchange fire with troops..." Israel releases footage of weapons haul 'found' on Gaza peace ship as activists give harrowing accounts of 'lake of blood' raid... "Obviously, many of those in the “Freedom Flotilla” were not engaged in a humanitarian mission. Had that been their prime motivation, they would have accepted Israel’s offer to escort them to Ashdod Port and arrange for the delivery of their supplies to Gaza, after security checks, over land. They also would have agreed without hesitation to convey a package from the family of the Israeli soldier held hostage by Hamas for almost four years in Gaza, Gilad Schalit..."

Puppy Size-A little girl and her dog

Storm blows a 200ft hole in Guatemala City, swallowing a building