Archive for the 'Funny' Category

Yellow Plastic

In getting our house ready to put on the market, my wife and I were recently wondering why it is that smoke detectors always turn yellow after a few years.

As always, Google came to the rescue with an answer, albeit not having anything to do with smoke detectors. So, if you are wondering why smoke detectors, Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems, or other plastic items turn yellow, here is your answer.


Monty Python in Japan

I received a Monty Python daily tear-off calendar for Christmas, which is quite amusing.  Fun fact from a few days ago:

In February of 1976, Monty Python’s Flying Circus became the highest-rated TV show in Japan.  They re-titled it The Gay Boys Dragon Hour, and followed it with an on-air discussion of the program.

As I’ve mentioned before, Japanese TV:  C’est Magnifique!


Google Earth menaced by WW2 bomber

This is from The Register.

Bomber in Goog Earth


A Yam is not a Yam

My wife and I were having a discussion this morning about the difference between Yams and Sweet Potatoes. The bottom line: usually anything you get in the U.S. is a sweet potato, even if they call it a Yam. Check this out if you want a real scientific breakdown.