Hello Friends! Once again we embark on aWhat better way to start the weekend than with something fun, eh? Well I’ve got just the thing …
All the world is a canvas …
I was bobbing along on Bored Panda yesterday (I love Bored Panda … always something to love!) when I came across a unique form of artwork. Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev lives in Moscow and scours the city in search of … dirty cars & trucks! And what he does with them is … at least in my opinion … really amazing! I’ve picked out a few to share with you, but you can see more on Bored Panda.
Isn’t that cool? If someone did that on my car, I would immediately have a coat of clear-coat applied so I could keep it forever! You can watch a short (41 seconds) clip of him doing his art
There goes the price of a Hershey bar …On Wednesday, a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol said the truck was headed westbound and had problems with its brakes, which eventually caught fire. The driver pulled off of the interstate onto a grassy area. The driver was able to unhook the cab from the trailer before the trailer went up in flames. There were no injuries. But the trailer — and all of its chocolate — were destroyed.
Can you imagine how much chocolate was likely in that trailer??? Sigh.
Death by beard???
It happened one night in 1567 in the town of Braunau am Inn on the Austrian-German border. A fire broke out in the town, and of course this was before the days when you could just whip out your cell phone, call the fire department, and wait for them to arrive with a fleet of hook-and-ladder and pumper trucks. Everybody was pitching in to help.The burgomeister (mayor), Hans Steininger, was on the scene. Now, the mayor sported a beard that was long … very long … 4.5 feet (1.4 m) long, in fact. Well, the mayor usually rolled the excess of his beard and carried it in his pocket, but when the fire broke out, he didn’t take time for that precaution, and in the midst of the chaos, he managed to step on his own beard, sending him tumbling down a flight of stairs and breaking his neck. Killed by his own beard. I’m thinking the mayor must not have been very tall, if he tripped over his beard that was just 4.5 feet long.
The beard has been preserved for posterity and is on display at the District Museum Herzogsburg in Branau.
Lost keys or lost memory?
I came across this, and while it isn’t about me … I can see me doing something similar!
After a meeting several days ago, I couldn’t find my keys. I quickly gave myself a personal “TSA Pat Down.”
They weren’t in my pockets. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My husband has scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car’s ignition. He’s afraid that the car could be stolen. As I looked around the parking lot, I realized he was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.
Then I made the most difficult call of all to my husband: “I left my keys in the car and it’s been stolen.”
There was a moment of silence. I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard his voice. “Are you kidding me?” he barked, “I dropped you off!”
Now it was my turn to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, “Well, can you come and get me?”
He retorted, “I will, as soon as I convince this cop that I didn’t steal your car!”
Welcome to the golden years…
And last, what would a Saturday Surprise be without at least one or two funny animals? So here, for young and old alike, two short clips …
Now, my friends, it is time for you to go enjoy your weekend! For my friend Emily who today begins 5 whole weeks of vacation …Have a great weekend, and if you are, like I am, in an area that is experiencing a heat wave for the next 10 days or so, keep cool, keep safe, and have fun!