Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Domino’s: Tom Monaghan was an aspiring businessman looking for an opportunity when he heard that a Ypsilanti, Michigan, pizzeria called DomiNick’s was up for sale. He and his brother pooled their resources and bought it. However, the original owner wanted to retain the rights to the name. Faced with a deadline for a Yellow Pages ad, they used a name suggested by one of their drivers: Domino’s. ************
Little Caesar’s: Mike Ilitch worked several jobs in order to save enough money to open his own business. An aspiring shortstop, he traveled with the Detroit Tigers farm team while waiting to be called to the Big League. During his travels, he always sampled the local pizza, and mentally stored away information about recipes and sales techniques. In 1959, he opened his first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan. Mike favored the name “Pizza Treat,” but his wife, Marian, wanted a name that suited her husband. In her eyes, she said, he was a hero, her “little Caesar.” He capitulated and their business had a new name. *************
Pizza Hut: When brothers Dan and Frank Carney decided to open their own pizza restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, in 1958, the owner of a small building located at the corner of Kellogg and Bluff approached them. Interested in having a “nice” neighborhood business operate in his building, the brothers moved in. The problem was that the sign outside only had room for nine characters. They definitely wanted the word “pizza” in their name, so that meant they had only a space and three additional letters to use. Dan’s wife commented that the structure looked like a hut, and the rest is history.
Posted by alilbit at 8:34 AM
Taman Safari animal hospital in Java, Indonesia have four babies in their care who normally wouldn’t get along. A pair of baby orangutans and a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs (both endangered species) were rejected by their mothers, and are being raised in the hospital’s nursery, where they became inseparable friends. In the wild, tigers eat orangutans. Link
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Monday, February 26, 2007
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Myth of the Month**** Entertaining as well as humorous~~My monthly myth is Zeus!!I wanted to be Aphrodite:( .
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Sunday, February 25, 2007
(1) There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it? (2) What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? (3) Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables? (4) Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball? (5) What fruit has its seeds on the outside? (6) In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle? (7) Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them. (8) There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them? (9) Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?" (10) There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls-a walk-is one way. Name the other six. (11) It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it? (12) Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S." "Answers To Quiz"
1. Boxing. 2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. 3. Asparagus and rhubarb. 4. Baseball. 5. Strawberry. 6. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. 7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle. 8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses. 9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved west. 10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner. 11. Lettuce. 12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings. ...Well, now you know! Feel any smarter?
Posted by alilbit at 11:54 AM
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.Do not walk beside me, either.Just leave me alone.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.
It's always darkest before dawn. So, if you're going to steal theneighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Always remember you're unique -- just like everyone else.
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Posted by alilbit at 11:43 AM
1. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
2. There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
3. Don't assume malice for what stupidity can explain.
4. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
5. A penny saved is a government oversight.
6. He who hesitates is probably right.
7. When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.
8. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
9. The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
10. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth!
11. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody.
12. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
13. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.
14. Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.
15. The mind is like a parachute; it works much better when it's open.
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Saturday, February 24, 2007
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The body of a strikingly tall 5,000-year-old woman with an artificial golden eye has been discovered in Iran.
Archaeologists said the woman was a female soothsayer or priestess and would have transfixed those around her with her eyeball, making them believe she had occult powers and could see into the future.
The 25-30-year old Persian woman, who was almost 6 feet tall, was also buried with an ornate bronze hand mirror so she could check her startling appearance.
Italian and Iranian archaeologists made the discovery at an ancient necropolis at Shahr-i-Sokhta in the Sistan desert on the Iranian-Afghan border.
Archaeologist Lorenzo Costantini said the artificial eye was clearly not intended to mimic a real eye. He said: " It must have glittered spectacularly, conferring on the woman a mysterious and supernatural gaze."
The golden eyeball is engraved with lines coming out of a central circle like rays of light.
It is a half-sphere with a diameter of just over an inch and made from lightweight material thought to be derived from bitumen paste, which is painted gold.
There are two tiny holes drilled on either side of the eyeball, through which a fine thread held it in place.
Historians said an imprint on the woman's eye socket proved she wore the golden eye in life, rather than having it placed in her eye at burial.
Posted by alilbit at 7:22 PM
She weighs over 800 pounds, has facial hair and fish breath, and she's fallen in love with Phil Demers. But he doesn't mind. He is after all her trainer and the "she" in question is a walrus at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Five-year-old Smooshi the walrus has developed an inexplicable bond with 28-year-old Demers, and her attachment is baffling marine biologists and animal behaviour experts.
Demers wasn't the first trainer Smooshi worked with after arriving at Marineland from Russia about four years ago. Nor was she a newborn who had confused Demers with her mother. So why she has attached herself to him remains a mystery.
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Friday, February 23, 2007
Posted by alilbit at 11:25 PM
Collection Of Special Airplanes++++ Some very cool photos here!!
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