This year's top three finishers in the Tourism Edition of the Darwin Awards are ...
Gold : "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
Silver : "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."
Bronze : "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It only took the Americans three hours to get home."
Click here for the complete list of these genetic defectives.
That Facebook group should read "I Hate Jews" not "I Heart Jews." Our bad.
Straight From The Horse's Mouth
"Luckily the horse did not chew up or swallow his testicle, but spit it onto the pavement." Yes, luckily.
In God We Trust
A group of Toronto scientists have found the effect God has on a believer's brain. "The more they believe, the less brain activity we see" in the anterior cingulate cortex, a part of the brain that is involved in the experience of anxiety and helps modify behaviour.So let's sum up : the initial error shuts off the part of the brain used to correct error, making it easier for people to dismiss error, which compounds uncorrected errors, leading back to the initial error in search of relief from the horrors created by all those uncorrected errors.
Well, at least that explains away the atomic bomb.
So Near And Yet So Far ...
Captain! Captain! Who's At The Controls?
Last Friday NPR reported that the US government promised to buy up to 36 percent of Citigroup's common shares in its latest effort to help the troubled bank. You really do have to wonder who's at the controls of the USS Marty Farty because less than a week earlier the Consumerist had this story :37-year-old Nigerian scammer Paul Gabriel Amos convinced Citibank officials to wire him $27 million belonging to Ethiopia. Amos forged "official-looking" documents that confirmed his status with the central bank and instructed Citibank to await faxes telling them where to send the country's cash.Should investor confidence really improve upon finding out the FBI arrested Amos when he tried to visit Los Angeles and that eventually Citibank sent the $27 million back to Ethopia ... ?