Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Saturday, July 7, 2007
How many dogs does it take to......These are the answers from dogs when asked "How many dogs does it take to put in a light bulb?"
- Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb?
- Border Collie: Just one. And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
- Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid lamp!
- Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
- Rottweiler: Go Ahead! Make me!
- Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Let the servants. . . .
- Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.
- Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
- Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.
- Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.
- Hound Dog: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
- Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
- Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I've got a hangover.
- Pointer: I see it, there it is, right there...
- Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
- Australian Shepherd: Put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
- Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Their latest TV ad - featuring massive paint explosions - took 10 days and 250 people to film. Huge quantities of paint were needed to accomplish this, which had to be delivered in 1 ton trucks and mixed on-site by 20 people.
The effect was stunning, but afterwards a major clean-up operation was required to clear away all that paint!
The cleaning took 5 days and 60 people. Thankfully, the use of a special water-based paint made it easy to scrape-up once the water had evaporated.
Keeping everyone safe was also an important factor. A special kind of non-toxic paint was used that is safe enough to drink (it contains the same thickeners that are sometimes used in soups). It was also completely harmless to the skin.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
- Settlers brought fireworks to the U.S. during 1600s.
- The first Independence Day fireworks celebration was in 1776, and was memorialized by then future President John Adams as follows: "The day (Independence Day) will be the most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival...it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade...bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this day forward forevermore."
- Static electricity in synthetic clothing can ignite fireworks. Those who make fireworks wear cotton all the way down to their underwear.
- In today's public display shows, computers are used to control the launching of the fireworks and the synchronization of the aerial bursts with music.
- 30 years ago professional fireworks shows lasted on average over an hour, in comparison to today's shows which last approximately 20 minutes.