…has a little different meaning on this 747 jumbo jet located at the entrance to the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been reconstructed into a 25 bedroom hostel with a view of the landing strip. Click here to read more.. »
Paraprosdokians – the word itself doesn’t elicit laughter, but the concept is used by many comedians and satirists to do just that! It is defined as a phrase or sentence that takes an unexpected twist causing the reader to reinterpret the first part of the phrase.
“If I am reading this graph correctly – I’d be very surprised.” ~Stephen Colbert
“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak” ~unknown
From firebreather/stiltwalker to head of a business of more than 5,000 employees without compromising his original goal in life – now THAT takes some creative planning!! A street performer from Quebec, Guy Laliberte, wanted to spend his life traveling and entertaining. He accomplished this by bringing together a community of fellow street performers and forming Cirque du Soleil. But his amazing creativity didn’t end there. Click here to read more.. »
How’s this for going green? Newport, Rhode Island, along with many other municipalities, has installed Solar Powered Trash Compactors. These closed receptacles cut down on odors and rodent problems while being able to hold up to five times the amount of trash that non-compacting units hold. Once the trash has been compacted to its capacity (using only solar power) a signal is sent out for the box to be emptied. This green idea cuts down on the amount of labor needed and amount of fuel used by the city or establishment. Let’s hope this idea is picking up!
Punxsutawney Phil is soooo 5 minutes ago. Enter “Schmitty The Weatherdog”. Schmitty is the furry and well-dressed canine assistant to meteorologist Ron Trotta of New York fame. Helping broadcast the weather by using her “psychic” weather predicting abilities is not Schmitty’s only claim to fame. Click here to read more.. »