Thursday, October 30, 2008

A+ in Mathematics

A mom and dad were worried about their son not wanting to learn math at the school he was in, so they decided to send him to a Catholic school. After the first day of school, their son comes racing into the house, goes straight into his room and slams the door shut. Mom and dad are a little worried about this and go to his room to see if he is okay. They find him sitting at his desk doing his homework. The boy keeps doing that for the rest of the year. At the end of the year the son brings home his report card and gives it to his mom and dad. Looking at it they see under math an A+.

Mom and dad are very happy and ask the son, "What changed your mind about learning math?"

The son looked at mom and dad and said, "Well, on the first day when I walked into the classroom, I saw a guy nailed to the plus sign at the back of the room behind the teacher's desk and I knew they meant business."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

100 years old

This 60 year old woman was walking along 5th Avenue when she heard a voice from above

"You will live to be 100."

She looked around and didn't see anyone. Again she heard "You will live to be 100."

Boy, she thought to herself, that was the voice of God. I've got 40 more years to live!

So off she went to the plastic surgeon. She got everything fixed from head to toe.

When she left the plastic surgeon's office, she got hit by a bus,died, and went up to heaven.

She said to God "You told me I would live to be 100. I was supposed to have had 40 more years. So how come you let the bus kill me?".

God said: "I didn't recognize you".

Monday, October 20, 2008

The revolution of paperless paper

At Plastic Logic's factory in Dresden, British engineer Dean Baker shows a new kind of newspaper.

What's new about it? Well, for a start there's no paper - it's electronic.

The device looks just like a table mat, it's as light as a magazine.


We have paper being distributed all over the country which is consumed on that day and then discarded into the bin. This doesn't need to be the case.
Dean Baker

But onto it you can download hundreds of newspapers and - at the touch of a button - browse through them quite safely, without elbowing anyone ever again.

"It's very robust," says Mr Baker.

To prove it Dean Baker whacks the screen with his fist. Not a scratch.
The machine's so tough, because everything, from the screen to the electronics inside, is made of plastic.

That's why the electronic newspaper is so light, flexible and revolutionary.
Mr Baker believes the device will help consign ordinary paper to the rubbish bin of history.

The plastic microchips are produced in a top security "clean room" in Dresden.

The Plastic Logic factory, which opened last month, is the world's first ever commercial scale plastic electronics manufacturing plant.

It may be in Germany, but the company itself was born in Britain.



Read full story at BBC

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Friday, October 17, 2008

All about Wives & Girlfriends...

My wife dresses to kill. She also cooks the same way.


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My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.


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A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.


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I bought my wife a new car. She called and said, "There was water in the carburetor."

I asked her, "Where's the car?"

She replied, "In the lake."


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The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.


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I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months - I don't like to interrupt her.


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My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate.

So I got myself two girlfriends.


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Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.


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A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?"

The father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying."


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A man placed an ad in the classifieds: "Wife wanted."

The next day he received a hundred letters.

They all said the same: "You can have mine."


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It's not true that married men live longer than single men.

It only seems longer.


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Losing a wife can be very hard. In my case, it was almost impossible.


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A man meets a genie. The genie tells him he can ask for whatever he wants, but his mother-in-law gets double of what he gets.

The man thinks for a moment and says, Okay, give me a million dollars and beat me till I'm half dead."


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The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.


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