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What kind of paint do you use on elephants?

Pandas are black and white furry bears, and elephants are huge, grey, thick-skinned mammals. The two species aren’t much alike, but they were combined for visitors when elephants at the Thai Royal Elephant Kraal were painted as pandas and paraded for visitors.

More at  Panda-Painted Elephants Grab Attention.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | 2 Comments

Probably not the one you dream of…

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A family in Saudi Arabia has taken a genie to court, alleging theft and harassment, according to local media.

The lawsuit filed in Shariah court accuses the genie of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their cell phones and hurling rocks at them when they leave their house at night, said Al-Watan newspaper.

An investigation was under way, local court officials said…

The family, which has lived in the same house near the holy city of Medina for 15 years, said it became aware of the spirit in the past two years.

“We began hearing strange noises,” the head of the family, who requested anonymity, told Al-Watan. “In the beginning, we didn’t take it seriously, but after that, stranger things started happening and the children got really scared when the genie began throwing stones.”

via Saudi family sues genie CNN.com.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | ghost | , , | Comments Off on Probably not the one you dream of…

Today’s Whatsis

Know what this is? Believe it or not it is a laser guided pea shooter used  in a recent contest in the UK.

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The actual pea shooter is the yellowish tube.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Strange | | Comments Off on Today’s Whatsis


This city letter carrier posed for a [tongue in cheek] photograph with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

via  Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Great Pictures | Comments Off on COD

Yum, yum. Dried possum…for that special party.

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July 13, 2009 Posted by | Food | Comments Off on Yum, yum. Dried possum…for that special party.