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.
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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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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