Strange's Log
Created: 8/13/2006 4:17:07 PM
Enter anything you like in here that you find STRANGE.
Ever seen a UFO? A ghost?
Ever saw someone backup over those Exit Only road spikes?
I like to put observations of things on the Far Side of this universe in here.
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Wed 
09/22/2010 07:25:04
 jim  A bad way to quit smoking

A couple from Malaysia was beaten to death Thursday in a bizarre stop-smoking ritual, Agence France-Presse reported.
Police spokesman Ku Chin Wah told the official Bernama news agency that Mohamed Ibrahim Kader Mydin, 47, and his wife Rosina Mydin Pillay, 41, sustained head injuries in a beating intended to cure them of smoking and other illnesses. The 15-year-old daughter of one of the four relatives who participated in the beating was also attacked and is fighting for her life in a hospital, according to AFP.Police said that Mohamed Ibrahim asked family to help him kick his smoking habit, and confided in relatives that his wife was suffering from asthma and a liver ailment.
"Following this, a 23-year-old male relative suggested that the couple undergo a ritual which involved all family members joining forces to beat up the couple to rid them of their ailments,'' Ku told Bernama.
The couple's heads were smashed on tables and beaten with crash helmets and brooms.
It is believed one of the four suspects, who are now in police custody, belongs to a
"deviant'' cult.

Sun 
01/06/2008 01:18:47
 jim  Did you know...
Longest word typed with the left hand: stewardesses 
Longest word typed with the right hand: lollipop
Words with no rhymes: month, orange, silver, purple
The only word that ends in the letters "mt": Dreamt
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
Palindromes are words like: racecar, kayak, level
The only four words that end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous
The only two words that have all five vowels in order: abstemious, facetious
The longest word on one row of the keyboard: typewriter
The left hand does 56% of the typing.
Our eyes do not grow after birth
Our nose and ears never stop growing. 
Babies are born without kneecaps.
Women blink almost twice as much as men.
No new animals have been domesticated in 4,000 years
Goldfish have a memory span of three seconds.
Sharks are the only fish that can blink with both eyes. 
Snails can sleep for three years
The Ostrich eyeball is bigger than its brain.
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear. 
There are more chickens in the world than people.
Almonds are a member of the peach family. 
A Jiffy is 1/100th of a second
The only month in history with no full moon: February, 1865
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
If everyone in China walked past you in 8 lines, it would never end because of their rate of reproduction.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors
Peanuts are an ingredient of dynamite!
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner gets six inches per gallon
A vehicle with 10 miles per gallon gets 8 inches per drop.
Sat 
04/07/2007 22:16:42
 jim  Underwear....Whats Underwear?
Superman forgets to 
wear pants, again ! ! !
Becky's kids, Dustin and Jennifer stayed over for several days this week.
They were great as usual.
However, the following seemed strange:
When we picked the kids up, GMa told Becky, "Make sure Jennifer changes her underwear tommorrow".
That night, Becky blurted "Jennifer, you need to change your underwear".
Then Jennifer said "GMa said I don't have to change my underwear until tommorrow!".
So, being natually curious, I asked "Whats wrong with your underwear, Jennifer?"
Jennifer said "NOTHING".
Becky said, "Nothing's wrong, GMa asked me to make sure Jennifer changes her underwear".
I've never heard people talk about their underwear like this before.
That is, unless they are drunk and are trying to seduce me at the local pub. 
But clearly, that wasn't the case here.
I've just never thought of putting "1) Change Underwear" on my To Do List.
Now I'm wondering if everyone changes their underwear daily!!!
These are things I would have never thought of if it wasn't for these kiddos.
Mon 
03/12/2007 12:25:22
 jim  Rocky XXXIV?
Is Sylvester Stallone on HGH?
SYDNEY (AFP) - Hollywood muscleman Sylvester Stallone will be charged by customs in Australia on Tuesday.At the time, customs officers said banned items -- reportedly bodybuilding drugs or human growth hormones -- were found in the Stallone party's luggage. Stallone is now 60.
I've read about Human Growth Hormones over the last decade.
A lot of people believe HGH is the fountain of youth. I've been wondering who is taking them, how they look and if they work. Maybe our great grandchildren we'll know for sure after Stallone turns 180 after starring in Rocky XXXIV.
Wed 
03/07/2007 16:10:12
 jim  I just LOVE having STRANGE THOUGHTS
One of my favorite television shows used to be Outer Limits.
Here's the thought of the day. It's 180 degrees from my previous thoughts, but I like the feel of it...
Rethinking that time travel isn't probable
- I'd think it isn't reasonable simply because we haven't seen any time travellers.
- If there was some rule that we couldn't change the past, someone in the future would have broken it.
- People break rules all the time!
Rethinking that UFOs probably don't exists. My reasoning was:
- Why would an alien fly across the universe to live near us (and hide from us)?
- Why would they hang out in something smaller than an RV? That would be crazy, right?
I should say, my best friend, Rob, said he had seen UFOs when he lived near Area 51, at Alamo, Nevada.
The new thoughts on UFOs  and time travel is:
- The people in UFO's are time travellers from our future, IE - They are us, two hundred years from now!
- That would explain why they pop in and out, the size of their craft, why they have arms and legs, and why they don't interact with us.
Aliens don't want to ruin our/their future.
My thinking has been for a long time, that after several of our generations are born in space:
 Mutations would be created that would be more adapted to their environment.
- I'd think they wouldn't need strong legs.
- They would develop better eyesite
- Their smell would be pretty unimportant.
- Their bodys wouldn't need strength.
- In short, we would mutate to look like this.
Cheers to the future!!!
Wed 
02/07/2007 19:37:46
 jim  By the year 2100 AD
Man had learned how to transfer his thoughts from one brain to another. It was called soul transference.
By the year 2200,
Man had learned how to save his soul into non living things such as wafers, slices and crystals.
These souls could be revived into living entities at any given time. This was called soul preservation.
By the year 2250,
Man could communicate through time with connections to timenet.
Timenet worked by utilizing particles that traveled backward through time. Messages were sent to the future by storing the information for its destination in the future.
By the year 2300,
Thanks to miniaturization, man could keep store as many as 30,000,000 souls on an object the size of a pin head. The souls were aware, and could communicate through the evernet. Evernet, in combination with Timenet provided man with his destiny in this universe...to be conscious of entire the universe.
Time travel backward though time was not possible.
Since matter can not be created or destroyed, transportation back into time was not possible without changing the content of the whole universe. Time travel forward was only possible through deanimation and reanimation.
Man's last conquest was to populate the universe with his consciousness.
He did this, through a mobile device called DNA. With this device, he could seed the universe, communicate with it through the Evernet. He could possibly prevent the inevitable collapse of all the matter in the universe.
At the very least, something might be saved between the Big Bangs.
A trillion years in the future
To what man had evolved into, even a trillion years didn't seem long. Time would be coming to an end soon. Even with man's DNA spread throughout the cosmos, nothing would survive into the next universe. The smallest particles known to exist provided the hope man needed. These particles were indestructable. They were called Herculons. Their position in the universe couldn't be moved, but they could be altered. They would survive the Big Bang. Prior to the universe's collapse, tiny messages were stored in the Herculons. It was a blue print of sorts...
Ah, I'm tired of writing...haha.
Tue 
08/22/2006 07:14:59
 Jim  Flies have 8 hearts!
Ever notice how simular insects and people are? They have all our organs and more!
Sometime nature pops out a leg where an antenna is supposed to be on an insects head!
Tue 
08/22/2006 05:30:11
 Jim  I feel sane now thanks to Stephen Hawkings
I was reading Stephen Hawkings.
I've always thought that not being able to go faster than the speed of light was a bunch of huey.
It isn't. A simple explaination can be said in a question.
If light is the fastest thing known to man, what could you use to power something faster than light?
Imaging the current in a river is the fastest thing known to man.
If you were floating down that river, you could use a paddle to make your boat flow faster than the river.
If you did that, then your paddle would need to go faster than the river and it would be the fastest thing known to man.
Here's my question:
If light is the fastest thing known to man, and its photons are found to spin like all other particles
and they can spin in the direction of their travel, wouldn't one side of the photon be going faster than the speed of light?
Something that makes up the photon must be going faster than the speed of light, right?
Hawkings said some things that just sounded like common sense to me.
You don't need a lab to figure this stuff out, just a brain.
1-Time Travel is probably not possible because...
If it were, we'd have seen time travellers, right?
If time travel were possible, you could go back and kill your parents before you were born. That doesn't make sense.
Maybe there's a Time Cop Agency or some other reason that hasn't been discovered in our future yet.
If it were just you travelling back in time, you'd be taking matter from the current universe and adding it to the past universe...and the past universe would be more than its whole. That doesn't sound likely.
Everything I've seen in this universe seems to be reasonable.
2-It may be possible to send signals back in time.
We may not have the equipment to pick up those signals yet. This I might believe.
3-No one has seen UFOs from another planet because...
If they existed, why would they hide? Why would they live in an RV-sized saucer? Why would they conspire with our government? Why would WE be a threat at all? If they could zap across the universe using technology we only write about in science fiction, why would they hover over farm houses? Lastly, why hasn't anyone taken a decent photo of a UFO?
If UFOs do exist, they would most likely be an unmanned probe.
#1 We've sent probes out.
#2 Our probes rove around, observing other planets. Thats what we've designed them to do. 
#3 Ours probles collect information, then send it back to us.
Our Surveyor was sent to Mars. It is roving around exploring the planet.
If it had an auto-mission that it carried on without Earth's delayed instructions,
it would be roving around seemingly without purpose. It wasn't design to give information, just collect it.
If the surveyor were built well, it could out-live our civilization.
If it were smart enough, it would be programmed to escape being trapped.
If UFOs do exist, then they were probably sent out millions of years ago by civilizations that may or may not exist.
Now that, I can believe.
Euclidean Geometry cannot describe the universe accurately.
#1 It uses points that doen't exist in a moving universe. They would exist if you could freeze time, but you can't.
#2 It uses straight lines, based on those points.
#3 If points and straight lines don't exist, then the x,y,z dimensions are wrong too.
#4 It doesn't include time in its x,y,z math.
It was at one time, an excellent way to describe the universe.
What we're seeing now is that is was just that, an excellent beginning.
Time is just as unchangable in the future as it is in the past.
You don't read this very often. It makes people upset. The argument here is, that theory would negate free will. 
In a sense, this article I'm writting right now, had to be written and you had to read it.
Everything that is happening, has already happened 100 year from now.
I've read a bunch of really silly theories about time.
One was, you can't change your past, however, you can go into the future, then come back to your time and can change the future you visited...now aint that just weak!
That just wreaks of 'stupid', but....a PHD wrote it. I'd be embarrased if I wrote that.
Keep in mind, that PHDs don't have to be smart, they just have to be able to afford that title. Most of us aren't in that club.
I've been reading materials written by PHDs
They all seem to have a pattern. They talk normally until they get into a complicated thought, then they resort to long words and formulas. It takes months to decode these words and formulas and figure out they make no sense.
In other words, professors seem put an intimidating spin on science when they are confused.

Tue 
08/08/2006 11:29:44
 Jim  How much do we weigh on Earth
If I weighed 150lbs in Death Valley, would I weigh 149lbs on Mt Everist?
The difference is insignificant.
Would I weigh nothing at the earths core?
Most PHDs think you would weigh nothing at the Earths core.
You'd be pulled outward equally, in all directions.
Thu 
04/13/2006 08:26:07
 Jim  Hangovers from the 1500’S
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500's:
Most people got married in June, because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men,
then the women and finally the children! Last of all the babies.
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.
Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof!
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof.
Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, the canopy bed was invented with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying "dirt poor."
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway.
Hence the saying a "thresh hold." (Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.
The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a "wake."
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell,
Hence the sayings "saved by the bell" and  "a dead ringer."

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