Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Weird stuff

I decided I needed a day of mindless drivel and spent some time offline and the rest online but looking at silly stuff.  In less than an hour I conjured this up. I really don't know how I run across this junk but I bet you'll laugh at it too.

Did you know you can trap a mosquito in mid-suck by stretching your skin around her as she (they're all females) feeds? Really. Per The Straight Dope: "Stuck in the blood vessel, unable to pull out, its anticoagulants working overtime to keep its blood meal coming, the mosquito sucks until it pops." Eew. I'll admit to whapping mosquitoes with towels to stop them from terrorizing me (they bite first), but this seems a little gruesome.  Calling all little boys...

Of course, that led me to this:

Also from TSD, I was surprised to learn that U.S. dollars in the mid-late 1700s were actually Spanish pesos. "Usually abbreviated lowercase "ps," with S above and to the right of the P...As time went on, the P and the S tended to get mashed together and the result was $."

This is so Michael - he's been listening to U2 for decades and this still happens:
Awwww. Dogs are cute too. Don't you wonder what those 2 are "laughing" at?

No, this was not my mom

Late Night Funnies:

President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 then he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama. Jay Leno

It's a great day for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They're officially engaged. I wonder if this means they're thinking of having kids. Craig Ferguson

After dropping out of the GOP race, Rick Santorum emailed his supporters to ask for help paying off his campaign debt. So if you believe in his message of responsible spending and no handouts, just give him a handout to cover all his irresponsible spending. Jimmy Fallon

A number of passengers recently discovered maggots in a bag of snack mix they were given aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Australia. How unbelievable is that? An airline that still serves snacks? Jay Leno

Joe Biden launched a new Twitter account to give supporters updates from the campaign trail. Like his most recent update: ‘They still won’t let me go on the campaign trail.’ Jimmy Fallon

Newt Gingrich says he still has a chance. He say people walk up to him all the time and beg him to stay in the presidential race. It’s a group of people known as Democrats. Conan O'Brien

Did you hear about this? According to a new book coming out, Governor Rick Perry of Texas used painkillers to help him get through the Republican debates. Hey pal, join the club! Jay Leno

President Obama signed a bill preventing members of Congress from profiting from insider trading. So they were profiting from insider information. Why didn't they use inside information to pay off the $15 trillion debt? Jay Leno