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The life of a prophet is a hard one…

News item in a New York newspaper, 1868.

“A man has been arrested in New York for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires so that it will be heard by the listener at the other end. He calls this instrument a telephone. Well-informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires.”

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October 28, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on The life of a prophet is a hard one…

You gotta kiss a lot of toads…pigs. Might as well start early.

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October 28, 2007 Posted by | animals, Kids | Comments Off on You gotta kiss a lot of toads…pigs. Might as well start early.

Bare facts

naked sleepwalkers

Workers at a budget hotel chain are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers. It follows an increase in the number of guests found wandering around in the night with no clothes on at Travelodge hotels.

A study found a seven-fold increase in sleepwalking customers in the past year, to more than 400 cases – almost all of them men.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Bare facts

“Put the cuffs on him.” “Not me! You put them on!”

‘really hairy’ intruder

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Deputies responding to a burglary-in-progress call found a bear ransacking a home. A resident discovered the break-in when he returned home Thursday evening and immediately called the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sergeant Roberta Granek said deputies responding to the Woodland Lane address at about 6:30 p.m. spotted the “really hairy” intruder.

Department of Fish and Game officials were sent to the home and scared the bear off within a few minutes.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on “Put the cuffs on him.” “Not me! You put them on!”