The radio in my car is broken, so on the drive home from work, I have a window of quiet in which to think. Tonight I started thinking about the following riddle…
As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
The answer to the riddle is One. Only the narrator is actually going to St. Ives. But, just to pass the time, I started to try to figure out how many kits, cats sacks and wives there really were. ( I came up with 16,800 — I wonder if that’s correct?)
And then I started to think that this riddle is crazy.
First, those would have to be some big ass sacks to each fit 56 cats in them.
Second, have you ever tried to put ONE cat in a carrier? Can you imagine putting 56 cats in the SAME sack?
Third, lets say each cat weighs, on average, 10 pounds and each kit 3 pounds. That’s 217 pounds of cats per sack.
So, since each wife has 7 sacks, each wife is actually carrying 1519 pounds of cat around.
And my fourth thought is, what the Hell is the husband carrying?
"This is a phenomenal idea and needs to be brought to fruition. Once the 2008 election is over I am going to focus all my energies on bringing the double stuff nutter butter to the world. This is an idea I truly believe in and I am willing to do whatever it take to make it a reality. As much as I don’t want to live in a world without love I would also prefer not to live in a world without double stuff nutter butters (DSNB)."
BrightGirl says: Oh, man, I couldn’t agree more. Write up a petition and I’ll be the first to sign! Anyone who wants to see more great ideas like this should visit Stephen the Dog’s blog.
"Sometimes they say,” My seatmate is sneezing! She passed her virus to me! aahhh-chooo!”, it clearly states that it is a virus. Therefore, it is not wrong to cover our mouth and nose when we are sneezing people. Be alert! When someone sneezes, protect yourself, cover your mouth and nose too. It is a virus and it can easily spread to his people around."
"DO NOT EAT OUTSIDE . Because, many people are getting infected by several diseases nowadays, and so, do not eat outside. And if at all you need to eat, then better watch out before you eat anything. Try to eat at places where there is cleanliness, thus ensuring you are healthy."
"It was nice of his soccer freak mom that she would go with him daily to the training and be with him there and take care of him. It was all this care and interest of his mom that he is a great soccer player now. Am proud of my neighbour and wish that every mom is a sports freak so that her kid can be a champion."
"Pigeons are potentially dangerous. This is why the time is urgent for action. Not only pigeons are annoying, distasteful, they are also utterly messy. They are beyond messy, they are flying toxic waste bombers. They are like evil pawns, which scour the urban streets gathering food to convert into acid waste. Furthermore, it should be noted how pigeons tend to deploy their feces in the most inappropriate locations. Whether it be a car, a doorstep, or even your forehead, there is no doubt whatsoever that pigeons are hazardous creatures with a dark design."
If you had purchased $1,000.00 of Nortel stock a year ago it would now be worth $49.00
With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000
With World.Com, you would have less than $5.00 left.
If you purchased $1,000 of Delta Airlines stock you would have $49.00 left.
If you purchased United Airlines, you would have nothing left.
But if you purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for recycling, you would have $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.
“The world is entirely different from rest of the comic sense. It is beyond the thinking of logic and common sense. It provides extra ability to cheer up your friends and family and gain a particular place in everybody’s heart.”
"I am really tired today from chasing flies inside our house. I killed 6 flies!hehehehe..I was really irritated seeing them flying around our house and it’s gross! I know I shouldn’t chase them coz I am pregnant and its dangerous, but I can’t just sit there and relax. Flies are annoying!"
“I’m gonna be the first to sign up for robotic arms when that comes around. It’s a known fact that chicks look for 3 things in a guy: a motorcycle, cage fighting experience and robotic arms. When you open a beer bottle with your thumb, it’s almost a given that 15 ladies will follow you home.”
This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military action against Iraq continues, Taliban authorities will cut off America’s supply of convenience store managers. And if this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell customer service reps.