It is better to play than do nothing. - Confucius

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How fast is the world's fastest female talker?

So fast you won't understand what she's saying .. but whatever it was/is .. it was fast...

In 1986: “I broke the record, becoming the World’s Fastest Talking Female by speaking 585 words in one minute in front of a national television audience,” Fran recalls. “My career took off.” In 1990, she broke the record again at the Guinness World of Records Museum in Las Vegas, by reading 603.32 words of a 17th century British text in 54.2 seconds

Fran also holds records for: being the only author to do book signings at both the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and the site of the sunken Titanic.


More Fran in less time ... Her website
Fran on Facebook

Steve Widmore - Fastest Male talker - Steve's World record is 637 words.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stand by for .. Jafflechutes ..

Old School is getting trumped by a new fast food renegade ... rather than a Diner, a Dive or/and a Drive thru - the new kid on the location-TBA-block offers a sandwich/dinner drop .. by parachute.

Say Hello to Jafflechutes. And it's coming to America.

What is a Jafflechute? Details.

[Have you ever lost a jafflechute in a tree? We lost a 'test' jafflechute - a Murakami novel.]

Ground rule: "We will only communicate with people on the ground via Twitter and social media – yelling off the balcony wouldn't be a good look.”

"The owners have decided not to make a profit out of the enterprise, just to maintain its DIY ethos."

*Source Oddity Central
and *Source The Guardian

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Ode to Dog -- i heart Nat Johnson

 "A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘universe' - a part limited in time and space. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein

Thank you to Brain Pickings for this wonderful find. Guitarist Nat Johnson and her single Dog offers "an homage not to Dog as a creature or a pet but as a disposition to the world, a way of life."

I have to hug every pet in the house now ... and then hug all the ones I wish were still here ... and all the pets at the pet store and the animal shelters ... and ... this is how it feels to be in love with the world and -- especially, the animals in the world and the people who celebrate them.

Thank you, Nat Johnson for a wonderful way to embrace life and the animal companions who share it with us.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"How to" of the Day -- Flattened Hamster

And the Hamster lives ....  to look forward to be flattened yet another day ...

Source -- twitter feed flotsam. Thank you!

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