- Mar 3, 2013
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And just how awake were you at the time? Sounds like you hadn't had any caffeine yet . . .I didn't remember seeing it there when I went to bed the night before but ignored it, put the kettle on and went for a pee in the downstairs toilet.
When I came back into the room about a minute later the toy was roughly 3 feet away from where it had been, still on the wood - and FACING THE OTHER WAY.
.. my favourite knocking off time anecdote (apart from the one when a chef in Staffordshire I was working with melodramatically 'flounced' by arm sweeping about 200 glasses off of a bar I was managing .. I agreed with his opinion btw) .. was the time my old flatmate became so pissed off working at Morrisons that he threw his arms in the air out of sarcasm and loudly sang "come with me, and you'll see .. A STORE OF PURE IMAGINATIONNN!" .. you probably had to be there to be fair.When it gets close to knocking-off time I have been known to sing 'I'm going home to see my cat!' the the tune of Ilkley Moor.
SOURCE (With Video): https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/09/us/omaha-rock-crash-meme-trnd/index.htmlA rock in Omaha became an overnight attraction thanks to the cars that can't seem to avoid it
A boulder has become a bit of a rock star in Nebraska after an untold number of vehicles crashed on top of it recently, sparking an unexpected fan base.
The rock, which rests inconspicuously in a parking lot median at N 156th St., has become Omaha's hottest new tourist attraction thanks to a vibrant Facebook group, Reddit community, and a 5-star Google Maps rating that features photos of cars, trucks, and SUVs wedged on its perch. ...
Over the past six weeks, Arrow Towing has responded to at least six calls of vehicles that have crashed into the rock, manager Steve Rains told CNN. ...
"The internet loves a good justice story, especially when it comes down to petty crimes being brought to light, like jumping a curb to gain three seconds on your day and instead finding yourself stuck on top of a rock for half a day"
"The beauty here is that 99% of the cars that got stuck on it have the exact same 'pose' in the photos, and it's just comedy at the expense of people's laziness and lack of attention, thinking they are smarter than... a rock."
A Facebook group called "The W Maple Omaha Rock" was started on October 21. The group, which has named the boulder "Rocko," has more than 20,000 followers who have populated it with memes and selfies taken with it. ...
"The whole point of the boulder is to make the curb it sits on more visible, so people stop running it over. You see big rocks that serve the same purpose all over town. For some reason, the people who frequent this area just can't seem to get it."
Yes ... Based on the photos of the repeated accidents it appears they all occurred when someone turned too soon or quickly to enter the parking lot.Apparently so they could take a bit of a shortcut, wasnt it?
A sort of serendipitous strangeness.
I mentioned elsewhere that I had bought some razor blades. Well, just opposite the shop I bought them from is a charity shop. One I haven't been in for years as they are getting expensive (Oxfam). I had intended to look on Amazon for a copy of the book 'The power of Now' By Eckhart Tolle. I went into the shop to see what they had, and there it was on a shelf. Price £1.50. If it hadn't been for the hunt for blades, I probably would not have gone in there. Not a street I often walk down.
Im sensing ... the return of rynner ???Friday I was thinking about Italian sports cars (something I rarely do) and It dawned on me that you don't often see Maserati cars these days. I think they were taken over by FIAT. anyway. I went into town and pulled into a parking space, right behind a white Maserati.
An albino roe deer?Because there were train cancellations on my usual line this morning, I was obliged to drive to a different and quite remote station.
Was driving through some woods along the Surrey/Hants border around 7:00. The sun had just risen and driving conditions were good.
There was one other car perhaps 100 metres in front of me. I saw his brake lights come on and he slowed abruptly almost to a stop. I naturally slowed too - and spotted a sizeable animal running across the road from the treeline on the right, to some bushes on the left. The weird thing was, the animal appeared completely white. The car in front, that had almost hit the creature, drove on and, as I passed the spot where the animal had crossed,
I glanced to the left and saw a flash of white, as what was presumably the creature's backside disappeared into the undergrowth. This was definitely a quadruped and not a swan and I would say it was approximately golden retriever size, but it seemed to be galloping in a very low stance. I should add that these woods are fairly remote, with no houses anywhere near. Would love to know what animal it could have been!
US info:I would say that is certainly plausible Max, but the creature I saw seemed somehow less upright and lower and more stockily streamlined than a deer.
How rare are albino deer?