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New job – Get shot at !!

Thought for the day…” If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”.
” I would rather be optimistic and a fool, rather than pessimistic and right”.

Picked up some rather unusual news in the New Zealand Herald newspaper which featured a story on a job that had been advertised in the UK  by a company called UKPaintball.     They were advertising for a person to become a ‘Human Bullet Impact Tester’.   The job was offering a salary of GBP 40 000 a year if you were prepared to be shot at (presumably only with paintballs !) daily.      So popular was the idea of the job that more than 10 000 people applied, including worldwide applicants from places as far afield as India and Canada.    One applicant said that because he was fat then he would be easier to aim at !!   So if you fancy a new career…..

Up in the mountains in Eggedal, Norway for the photo today and to the lake at Haglebu.   The hill in the picture offers fantastic views over the valleys and mountains around, yet takes under an hour to get to the summit at 1076m.  On the right of the photo in the trees is a glimpse of a church, popular for weddings and christenings. This road makes a very scenic alternative route for those heading from Oslo to Bergen.

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Keeping watch – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Your dreams are only temporary until they become reality”

” Life may not always be as good as it should be,  but it is never as bad as it could be”

I read that a new tourist attraction has opened in Dachstein, Austria.   Skywalk, a new 400m high viewing platform will give those brave enough to walk across it views of the mountains and glaciers.    Steps lead down to a glass floored platform looking down 400m, even the walk to the platform will be exciting!!    The height would probably not worry Otis the dog, who has just completed his 64th tandem skydive.   According to the British ‘Telegraph’ newspaper, the dog and his owner have been jumping in Acampo, Los Angeles for the last 9 years.    The dog wears a special set of doggles to protect his eyes.

Another photo of an iguana today, on the lookour for intruders.   Iguanas are members of the lizard family, and are cold blooded.   In the wild they can live up to 20 years, and they are also good swimmers, some are able to stay under water for over 20 minutes.     An unusual fact about iguanas is that after the females have laid their eggs, they leave them, so the newborn iguanas have to survive on their own from the beginning.    They have long tails, which make up over 50% of their body weight. If captured, they can release their tails to escape, and later grow a new one.   They also have a third eye in their head, although this is not used for vision.

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Photo of the Day – Sunday 28th April 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort, Norefjel.

Thought for the day….” Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good Evening’ then continue to tell you why it is not”

“You do not need a parachute to skydive, you only need a parachute to skydive twice”

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 16th April 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…” An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world, a pessimist fears that this is true.”

“Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door for years”.

Did you know that the first product to get a bar code was Wrigley’s Chewing Gum?   And that the liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma?   And that Coca-Cola was originally green?   And that Icelanders consumer more Coca-cola per capita than any other nation.   Celery requires more calories to eat and consume than it contains.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 14th March 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Never test the depth of the water with both feet”

“Never mess up an apology with an excuse”.                       “If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you”.

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Another photo today which proves the quality that you can get from a cheap camera.  Remember that the photos are taken with a normal ‘consumer’ camera, and NOT with an expensive DSLR.    I assume that it is an iguana, although with the colour of it, then I am not sure.  Can anybody identify it?

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Photo of the Day Sunday 3rd March 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day…” To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail”

“Maybe you do not have to push yourself forward.  Perhaps you just have to stop holding yourself back”.

And today’s photo is a close up of an Iguana, one of the lizard family.  Common in Mexico, Central American, South America and some Pacific Islands.   As well as having sharp claws, they are also excellent swimmers and have excellent vision.  They live for up to 20 years, and can sprint at up to 30 km/h.   They can grow to over 1,75m long.

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