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Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th are very rare days you come by. This one is special because it’s happening in 2012 which is already shrouded in supernatural predictions, so to celebrate this we will be sharing some spooky facts and recommend some scary videos for you to watch.

Three’s a Charm: In 2012, we will see three Friday the 13th’s (the others fall in April and July), the maximum number that can occur in one calendar year. Interestingly, another year with three Friday the 13th’s had a notoriety similar to that of 2012, although prophesized via literature: George Orwell’s book 1984, about a Big Brother–controlled society, also had many concerned over the eponymous year’s fate.

Birth of Friday the 13: There are different theories on how Friday the 13th came to be, but the prevailing one is linked to The Last Supper. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th person to arrive at dinner, making 13 an unlucky number on any day of the week. Add to that the fact that Jesus died on a Friday, and Friday the 13th gets its bad rap.

Avoiding the Number 13: You may have noticed that most buildings leave out the 13th floor, but did you know that planes often lack a 13th row and some hotels eliminate a Room 13? In Florence, the house between 12 and 14 is actually addressed as 12 and a half.

Risky Business: Some estimates suggest that the U.S. economy loses up to $900 million every time there’s a Friday the 13th—many people avoid business deals, or even work altogether, on the allegedly doomed date.

Nature’s Wrath: There’s no proof that natural disasters are more likely on Friday the 13th, but Australia’s biggest wildfire, Florida’s especially costly Hurricane Charley and Kansas’s “Great Flood of 1951” all occurred on a Friday the 13th.

Very Superstitious: Some of our nation’s most famous 20th-century luminaries feared the day. Henry Ford declined to do any business, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt avoided travel. Rumor has it that FDR refused to roam not only on Friday the 13th, but also on the 13th day of every month.

Top 5 Friday the 13 Movies

1) Final Destination: Nothing beats good old paranoia. People who are highly superstitious will either love this movie or crap their pants watching it.

2) Just My Luck: This movie proves that kissing a stranger leads to a series of bad events. This one is more of a comedy than horror so for comedy lovers, try this one.

3) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Superstition isn’t his thing because he is the luckiest guy ever. A modern classic for those who love those types of movies.

4) The Shining: Stephen King has always been a scary writer, especially when you make kids saying weird things that creep you out, like “Red Rum”. That would spell “Murder” backwards. Shivers!!!

5) Friday the 13th: Who wouldn’t want to watch Jason go on his killing spree on the one day he is allowed to go out. You can watch the original ones from 80s and 90s or you can watch the new one which came out in 2009, which wasn’t as great as the old ones.

Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?

This is a classic joke which is not only funny but intelligent as well. The source for the joke is unknown but enjoy.

A thermodynamics professor had written a take home exam for his graduate students. It had one question:

“Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Support your answer with a proof.”

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools off when it expands and heats up when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following: “First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So, we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added.This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Ms. Therese Banyan during my Freshman year, ‘That it will be a cold night in Hell before I sleep with you,’ and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then 2 cannot be true, and so Hell is exothermic.”

This student got the only A.

I love it when people think outside the box. If you have funny jokes of your own, don’t hesitate to share.

FaceBook Chat Just Got Better


Be honest: has Facebook chat ever been your favorite form of instant messaging? For many of us, Gchat, Skype or even AIM are our preferred defaults. Now, a new gimmick is making us like Facebook’s built-in chat function a whole lot more. As demonstrated in the photo above, you can make the profile pictures of Facebook users and pages show up inside your chat windows.

Here’s how:

1. Start chatting with someone (pretty simple).

2. When you’d like to refer to a mutual friend or, say, Coca Cola, you dump their profile id (either their name or a string of numbers for those users who haven’t claimed their choice URL) into double brackets. So, that would be [[cocacola]] for a picture of Coke, [[zuck]] for Mark Zuckerberg and [[mashable]] for the logo of where your learned about this new feature, and so on.

3. Amaze everyone on Facebook chat with this cool new gimmick.

 

What do you think, will inserting your friend’s faces bring the end of the emoticon era, or will the Internet forever be dominated by the 🙂 face?

Source: Mashable.com

Floridians Seeking Nudist Vacationers

Yes, that’s right, I said nudist vactioners. Usually when towns want some attraction, they set up memorable events or get creative in a unique way but to actually want to attract German nudists in their community, what are they thinking?

A West Florida community is spending $3,800 in tax dollars to entice naked Europeans to spend their vacations there. Good to know that the tax dollars are being spent wisely. The advertising grant was awarded Tuesday by the Pasco County commission to Pandabare, a local nudist organization representing 16 resorts, campgrounds and clubs located in the largely rural county north of Tampa.

The ads, to be placed in European publications, will promote the county’s longstanding reputation as the nudist capital of America. And we wonder why foreigners think we are so weird.

Public communications manager for the Pasco County tourist development agency, Eric Keaton said, “The idea is to create a Euro-bird season in July and August which are our worst two months of the year. Nudism contributes to the county’s economy.” So, why choose the worst two months if you’re trying to impress the Europeans? You wouldn’t serve your guests spam and cup noodles if you want to make a good impression, would you? Same thing should apply here. If Florida’s community needs to make a better impression for their visitors, shouldn’t they have picked better months?

The first target market for the ad campaign will be Germany which, according to Pandabare’s application, is “a large and lucrative market whose millions of nudists are among the world’s most prolific travelers.” Those Germans are well known for their sausages after all, pun intended. The group also anticipates a campaign aimed at British nudists. Like we don’t have enough nudist of our own that we need to invite others from different countries.

The ads are supposedly funny and are set to launch in 2012. Can’t wait to see how those ads turned out. There better be some good looking nudist too and not just overweight and hairy men. We’ve got plenty of those here alrady, don’t need any more to show up.

What are your thoughts on this topic?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve sold on eBay?

 

With technology improving at an incredible rate, people don’t have to leave their house to buy an item anymore. Same goes for selling it. You don’t have to go to a pawn shop or have a yard sale to get rid of an item you no longer need. Thanks to sites like eBay, people bid on items they need or want.

Here are the top 10 most weirdest items sold on eBay. Don’t be too shocked.

10. A Man’s Forehead   – A person put his forehead up for sale as advertising space. He recieved $37,375 to advertise SnoreStop for one month. Are people really that desperate to make money?

9. A Town in Texas   – The town of Albert is notable for its German heritage and laid back attitude. The offfer also included the title of Mayor and a beer garden.

8. Michael Jackson’s underwear  – Michael Jackson’s boxer shorts were sold with a reserve price of $1 million 😮 Those better be gold plated for that price. They had been seized as evidence during a child molestation investigation.

7. The Meaning of Life  – The seller claimed to have ‘discovered the reason for our existence’. The highest bidder paid $3.26. Just remember, Google is free for questions like these 😉

6. A Baby  – Ok, so this one is definitely weird. A couple in Europe put their baby on eBay for 1 Euro as a joke. Who sells their baby on eBay? Even as a joke, this is crossing the line. They briefly had the child removed from their custody and were investigated for child trafficking.

5. JFK’s Shooter’s Window  – The window and frame from the shooter’s nest where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy sold for $3 million. If you’ve got money to spend, why not.

4. A Used Tissue  – Scarlett Johansson’s cold had a double celebrity value, as she caught is off Samuel Jackson. Ok, I know celebrities are famous and all but to buy a tissue with germs all over it, what are these people thinking. Her tissue raised $5,300 for charity.

3. Ghost in a Jar  – The seller found a jar while metal detecting and was haunted by the contents. The item attracted (hoax) bids of up to $100 million. I’ve got a ghost in a jar too, how much would you pay for that?

2. A Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich  – A seller offered a grilled cheese sandwich upon which the Virgin Mary had appeared. It sold for $28,000. If you’re artistic, you can make a career out of selling these things on eBay.

And the winner of the most weirdest thing sold on eBay is…

1. A Man’s Entire Life  – That’s right, a living person’s life. Ian Usher sold his life for about $300,000. This included his house, car, jet ski, job, and introductions to his friends in Perth, Australia. Hope that money was worth it because he’s going to have to start all over again.

 

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever sold?

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Are you a serious gamer?

Lomorin Sars, a 31 year old Colorado resident was arrested on Nov. 9, 2011 for allegedly threatening to blow up a Best Buy when he was told it was sold out of the new release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Denver’s KUSA-TV quotes police in Aurora as saying Lomorin Sar became angry with the customer service desk shortly after midnight Tuesday when he was told the video game he allegedly pre-ordered earlier in the day was no longer in stock.

Witnesses say Sar threatened store workers, asking when they were leaving and allegedly saying he would shoot them in the parking lot. Sar allegedly also told employees he would blow up the store. Should’ve gotten Battlefield 3 instead 😉

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This is not the first alleged crime involving the popular video game.

Over the weekend in France, men used tear gas to rob a delivery truck carrying 6,000 copies of the game. That shipment was worth more than $500,000.

Talk about crazy. These people are playing too much war games to even fight or kill for it in real life. Time to put down the remote control and enjoy life a little. You’re on this planet for a short amount of time so make it count.

Are Cops Above the Law?

On November 1, 2011, a Miami police officer was accused of driving 120 mph on a turnpike because he was late for his off-duty job working security at a school.

 

The Florida Highway Patrol says officer Fausto Lopez was arrested at gunpoint after leading police on a brief high-speed chase.

According to a police report, a trooper spotted a patrol car changing lanes in a dangerous manner earlier this month. The report says the patrol car ignored warnings to pull over and led a brief high-speed chase before stopping near Hollywood.

Miami police spokesman Delrish Moss told The Associated Press on Saturday that any administrative action against Lopez will be taken after the outcome of the criminal case.

I guess even cops can’t get away with speeding. Maybe the officer will learn to turn on his lights next time he’s in such a hurry.