Thinking Outside of the Box – What if ???

Always thinking outside of the box someone came up with the following ideas I thought were pretty clever…..flagranny2 


A Few of the Most Beautiful Things in the World

We all know the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when I came across an article that included the following in a class called “Most Beautiful” I found them interesting enough to share. 

One of the most beautiful houses in the world is in Barcelona, Spain

owned by the famous footballer, Ronaldhino

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is
Niagara Falls in the U..S. and Canada

One of the most beautiful bridges in the world is in Japan ..

One of the most beautiful horses in the world is the Arabian

The most beautiful eyes in the world
belong to this little girl from Afghanistan

One of the most beautiful cities in the world is Vancouver, Canada

One of the most beautiful little girls in the world is Fatima from Morocco

Seattle Woman ‘Marries’ Building

Alrighty now, I’ve heard of everything I can’t imagine what I’ll see/read next!!!! flagranny2

 

Calling it a “gay marriage” because the building is female, Aivaz was asked by the attending minister if she would “love and cherish and protect this warehouse.”

 

Read more to see if marriage was cemented: http://www.wesh.com/news/30338965/detail.html#ixzz1lCT01Ir7

Search for Aliens Is on Again, but Next Quest Is Finding Money

HAT CREEK, Calif. – Are we alone?

The telescopes in the Allen Array in Hat Creek, Calif., came back to life in December, scanning for signals in the constellation Cygnus. Only 42 of the planned 350 antennas have been built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/science/space/seti-research-is-revived-life-out-there.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

It’s hard to imagine what the next 50 to 100 years will bring !!  I know that in my 70 years I’ve seen so many changes but here is just a few:

  • Television black & white,  a 10″ screen, we thought it was amazing even watching the crazy test patterns

  • Gasoline prices – from 25 cents to $3++

  • Washing machines with no wringer and dryers, gosh no more hanging clothes outside in the winter – awesome

  • Typewriters to computers

  • Telephones – Party lines and dial to cell phones

  • Dishwashers – yeah, no more drying by hand

  • Rockets- launching a man into space – (Think of all the Sci-Fi movies prior to astronauts)

  • Shuttles – taking man to the moon

I know this is just a very small list of the changes I’ve seen in my lifetime (since 1941) but to list everything would be impossible.   Now think of everything prior to that.  So for me there’s no way to comprehend what the future will bring.   

I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world all of this ties in with an article about aliens, let’s just say for me it’s my way of realizing I believe in the saying “E.T. phone home” will become a reality…..flagranny2 

20 America’s Most Literate Cities (obviously none are included in the 10 states running out of smart people!)

Top 20 most literate cities:

Found at  http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/education/30297217/detail.html

 20. Virginia Beach, VA

 19.  Honolulu CDP, HI

 18.  Baltimore, MD

 17.  New Orleans, LA

 16.  Raleigh, NC

 15.  Oakland, CA

 14.  Kansas City, MO

 13.  Cleveland, OH

 12.  St. Paul, MN

 11.  Portland, OR

 10.  Denver, CO

  9.   San Francisco, CA

  8.   St. Louis, MO

  7.   Cincinnati, OH

  6.  Pittsburgh, PA

  5.  Boston, MA

  4.  Atlanta, GA

  3.  Minneapolis, MN

  2.  Seattle, WA

  1.  Washington, D.C.  (From my perspective I feel this one belongs in the list with “States running out of smart people”….flagranny2) 🙂

10 States running out of smart people

Top 10 states running out of smart people

Read more at   http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/irresistible/28521271/detail.html

 10. Utah

  9. Texas

  8.  Iowa

  7.  Wyoming

  6.  Arizona

  5.  Alaska

  4.  Idaho

  3.  Oklahoma

  2.  Michigan

  1.  Colorado

Now I’ll see if I can try and find the states with the “smartest” peopleflagranny2 🙂

Man Sues For $25,000 Over Hot Dog Injury – Irresistible News Story – WESH Orlando

Well I’ll be doggon, just when you think it is safe to attend a baseball game…flagranny2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  

 Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals’ stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls. 

But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost put his eye out last year. 

John Coomer has filed a lawsuit against the Royals seeking more than $25,000 for injuries he sustained September 8 when he was smacked in the eye with a hotdog by the team’s mascot,  Sluggerrr.   

Coomer said the wayward wiener caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye. 

The Royals declined to comment Tuesday. The team is looking for someone new to wear the mascot’s large lion costume, spokesman Toby Cook says there’s “no connection” with the hot dog affair. 

Spacecraft Sees Spectacular Solar Eclipse on Moon

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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There was a solar eclipse earlier this month — but it wasn’t visible anywhere on Earth.

Rather, a Japanese space probe in orbit around the moon got spectacular high-definition video of the sun being blocked — by the Earth, producing an otherworldly “diamond-ring” eclipse.

It may be only the third time such an eclipse has been viewed by terrestrials, human or otherwise.

 

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            [An American lunar lander got a blurry snapshot of a solar eclipse in 1967, 
            and two years later Apollo 12 astronauts got treated to the same thing on
            their way back from the  moon.]

The Kaguya, or Selene, probe was traveling from the dark to the light side of the moon on Feb. 9.

The sun rose over the moon’s surface, as usual, but on Feb. 9 it was just a thin ring surrounding darkness.

(The Earth’s disk is a bit smaller than the sun’s when viewed from the moon; on Earth, the moon just about covers the sun.)

In the video, only a small semi-circle is visible at first as the sun rises over the horizon.

The circle quickly expands, but before it’s complete the sun suddenly breaks forth from the lower right corner of the circle, filling the screen with light.

• Click here to watch the video.

• Click here for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) press release.

• Click here for a longer press release from NASA.

• Click here to visit FOXNews.com’s Space Center.

George Anthony ‘Caylee’s Grandfather’ Says He Doesn’t Want to Live

Friday, January 23, 2009
 Fox News

 

1_68_012209_anthony1_3201George Anthony who was reported missing was found early Friday morning at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.  He had sending text messages to his family saying “he wanted to end his life.  Authorities were able to find him by tracking pings from his cell phone. 

No drugs or weapons were found in Anthony’s hotel room early Friday morning. He had other items with him at the hotel, but details weren’t released. Those items are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“We do know George Anthony is saying, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,'” Chitwood said.

Documents made public on Wednesday suggest Casey Anthony once joked about drugging Caylee.

A former boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, told investigators she had made jokes about giving Caylee baby medicine to put her to sleep, according to MyFOXOrlando.com. But he also said she seemed to have a normal relationship with her daughter.

Click here for more on this story from MyFOXOrlando.com.

Skiier Caught Dangling Bare-Bottomed on Lift

Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Associated Press – Foxnews.com 

The picture says it all !!!!….flagranny2

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

 VAIL, Colo. —  The guy who ended up dangling upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom whistling in the wind probably doesn’t want to hear any “ski bum” jokes. Vail Resorts said the 48-year-old man wasn’t injured and was rescued after about seven minutes. His name hasn’t been released.

Resort officials have said only that the man was trying getting on the Blue Ski Basin lift on New Year’s Day. They haven’t said what went wrong.

Resort workers stopped the lift, backed it up about 10 or 12 feet and rescued the man.

Bystanders snapped photos and posted them the Internet, showing a man who looks to be hanging by one ski boot, his ski pants and underwear apparently snagged in the chair and reaching no farther than his knees.

Vail spokeswoman Liz Biebl confirmed the photos on one site were in fact the victim.