Snapple Fact #240

Map showing the location of the Mariana Trench...

Map showing the location of the Mariana Trench, designed as a replacement for Image:Mariana_trench_location.jpg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 "Challenger Deep" is the deepest point on Earth and can hold 25 Empire State Buildings 
end to end.

50th Wedding Anniversary

On their 50th anniversary, a wife found the negligee she wore on her wedding night and put it on.  She went to her husband, a retired Marine , and asked, Honey, do you remember this?”

He looked up from his newspaper and said; “Yes dear, I do. You wore that same negligee the night we were married”

She said, “Yes, that’s right. Do you remember what you said to me that night?

He nodded and said “Yes dear, I said: Oh baby, I’m going to suck the life out of those boobs and screw your brains out.”

She giggled and said, “That’s exactly what you said.  So now it’s fifty years later, and I’m in the same negligee. What do you have to say tonight ?”

He looked her up and down and said, “Mission Accomplished.”

FOOTBALL AND THE BLONDE…….

Coin flipping (295/365)

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Football FINALLY makes sense………..


A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team’s bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

‘Oh, I really liked it,’ she replied, ‘especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.’

Dumbfounded, her date asked, ‘What do you mean?’

‘Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was: ‘Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!’ I’m like…..Helloooooo? It’s only 25 cents!!!!!!!!!!!

Snapple Fact #239

English: Elephant mating ritual (No. 2 in a se...

English: Elephant mating ritual (No. 2 in a series of 5 photos) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Besides humans, elephants are the only animals that can be taught to stand on their head.

Snapple Fact #238

A close up of an Ostrich's face in a zoo in Fl...

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 An ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.

Ron Paul’s Statement on Federal Reserve’s Press Conference

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

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“Chairman Bernanke’s press conference today was unprecedented, and it demonstrates that Federal Reserve officials are very concerned about growing public criticism of Fed policies.  Although Mr. Bernanke predictably provided no substantive information, the American people want real answers about Fed bailouts, lending to foreign banks, and most of all inflation.  Mr. Bernanke continues to ignore his culpability for the inflation all Americans suffer due to the Fed’s relentless monetary expansion.  Rising prices are the direct result of Fed devaluation of our dollar.  Yet rather than addressing the Fed’s loose dollar policy, Mr. Bernanke continues to assure us that inflation is not a problem.

Without the Federal Reserve’s relentless expansion of credit throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, there could have been no excessive borrowing or explosion of subprime lending.  Through easy credit, the Fed initiated the economic boom that created the dot-com bubble.  When that bubble burst the Fed pumped additional liquidity into the system, which led to a new boom that created the housing bubble.  Commodity prices have risen rapidly, producer prices have followed suit and consumers are already seeing the beginning of massive price increases passed on to them.  And now the Fed’s additional trillions of dollars in monetary pumping is creating yet another bubble.  This is the exact opposite of stability in the marketplace and has nothing to do with free markets. It is central economic planning at its worst. And the end result may be hyperinflation and the destruction of our currency.

Now Americans are waking up to the dangers of the Fed’s inflationary monetary policy, and they want it to stop.  Today’s staged press conference will not be enough to stop the growing demand for real Fed transparency, and I hope to build on that grassroots demand by passing legislation that will result in a true audit of the Fed’s activities.

Support from my colleagues was vital in the last Congress in making progress towards Fed transparency, and I hope to build on that support in this Congress.  It is well past time that we begin to rein in the Fed.”    – Congressman Ron Paul

via Statement on Federal Reserve’s Press Conference.

Snapple Fact #237

Cricket

Cricket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 The number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, plus 37, will give you the 
current air temperature.