Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. 

A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.

However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car. 

MTA then called in a Government Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause: when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. 

They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah!!", not a single one could shout "Truck."
Morning Funnies

Shel Silverstein...This is where the sidewalk ends


Birthday Lore for November 20

You have positive opinions, but are not argumentative. You keep your own counsel and never violate a confidence. You are trustworthy and reliable and have much latent ability. Your friends are only with those who have interests similar to yours. You should marry early in life.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1889: Edwin Powell Hubble (astronomer)
Born 1925: Robert F. Kennedy (politician)
Born 1971: Joel McHale (actor)

On This Day in History

1945: Nuremberg Trials begin in Germany, an international military tribunal, trying Nazi offenders for crimes against peace, humanity and the laws of war.
1925: First nighttime photograph taken from an airplane occurred over Rochester, NY
2007: A 2.4-magnitude earthquake shook Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Signs of the Zodiac

SCORPIO (October 23-November 22)
The Scorpion or the Eagle. Ruling planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Quality: Willpower. Ability: To focus on goals.You are the strongest members of the zodiac. Because of this, there is no middle road for you: Choose the high road or the low road, but choose you must. Unlike the other astrological signs of strength, you don’t waste it showing it off. You wait until you truly want something and then focus your will on your goals, drawing them in like a fisherman reels in his net. You have the capacity to get what you want.
Todays Pic Dump
They look so peacful

Blast from the Past

Afternoon Funnies

.....And don't call me Shirley.


Redneck Ingenuity

This day in History
Lead Story
Nuremberg trials begin, 1945
American Revolution
New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights, 1789
Garrett Morgan patents three-position traffic signal, 1923
Civil War
Sherman's March to the Sea continues, 1864
Cold War
American consul in China held "hostage" by communists, 1948
Trials open at Nuremberg, 1945
Explosions rock West Virginia coal mine, 1968
General Interest
American vessel sunk by sperm whale, 1820
Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten, 1947
Music producer Phil Spector indicted for murder of actress, 2003
Henry James' first novel is published, 1875
Bo Diddley makes his national television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1955
Old West
Blacksnake Hills trading post is renamed St. Joseph, 1843
Kennedy announces fair housing legislation, 1962
Cal beats Stanford as band blocks field, 1982
Vietnam War
Students Demonstrate Against Dow Chemical Company, 1967
Seymour Hersh files follow-up to My Lai story, 1969
World War I
British launch surprise tank attack at Cambrai , 1917
World War II
Nuremberg war-crimes trials begin, 1945

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