"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number.
But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national
deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should
call them economical numbers."
"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
"When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half."
Along with ferrying its last batch of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), Atlantis is also carrying a urine recycling system that is designed to convert astronaut’s urine into a sports drink. The Forward Osmosis Bag (FOB) system will reportedly be tested by one of the four-man crew towards the end of the shuttle’s 12-day mission.
Even toilets get fancy in the Space Age.
What’s the difference between a mountain and a hill? While trying to find the answer, I ran into this post where the author references a fun movie based on real life events that makes the difference clear:
There is a fun film to watch which references the old UK definition of the difference between a mountain and a hill. The film is The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came down a Mountain, made in 1995. The movie is actually based on real events in Wales, though names have been changed. The basic events concern a certain town’s claim to the first mountain in Wales, named Ffynnon Garw. When a surveyor, played by Hugh Grant, comes to measure the “mountain,” he finds it short by about 16 feet and declares to the town that they don’t have a mountain. The Welsh villagers respond by adding 16 feet of dirt, rocks and various other things so they can keep their pride and the title of mountain.
Heh, nice move by the villagers.
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
Jack,I have no problem with your success. You’ve earned your success; for the most part. The problem is, you wholesale ripped off my identity. Grand theft. I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way. You are not just trying to be the next me, you are trying to be me….
Go the read the whole thing, it’s hilarious and has a good point.