27.12.16

10 facts from 100 years ago

source: oneminlist

  • ·        Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores.
  • ·        Sugar was 9 cents per kg.
  • ·        Coffee was 33 cents per kg.
  • ·        Eggs were 30 cents for a dozen.
  • ·        One out of every 5 adults could not read or write.
  • ·        Only 6% of Americans graduated from high school.
  • ·        The population of Las Vegas was only 30.
  • ·        An average US worker made around $300 a year.
  • ·        A mechanical engineer could make around $5000 a year.
  • ·        90% of all doctors had no college educations.
  • ·        The American flag had only 45 stars on it.
  • ·        Maximum speed limit in most cities was 15 km/h.
  • ·        The tallest structure in the world was Eiffel Tower (300 meters).
  • ·        Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • ·        More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.




20.12.16

** You may not be her first or her last. **

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.” —Bob Marley

16.12.16

9.12.16

10 Most Interesting Facts Of The Week

source: One Minute List

  1. Washing dishes by hand uses almost 7 times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher (103L vs. 15L for a full load). Also, it takes an average of 15 minutes to load and unload a dishwasher vs. 82 minutes to hand wash and dry a full load. Half the overall energy use too for using a dishwasher.
  2. Stephen Hawking is the only person who has portrayed himself in Star Trek. Specifically, in a poker game between Hawking, Einstein, Newton, and Data.
  3. You don’t have to live in a European country in order to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. Your country just has to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union. That is why countries like Israel, Turkey and Australia have been allowed to compete.
  4. Russia is opening a “Military Disneyland” that will allow guests to shoot military grade weapons and try out various military simulators.
  5. There are more pyramids in one small section of the northern Sudanese desert than there are in the whole of Egypt.
  6. Metallica became the first band to perform on all 7 continents after a concert at Carlini station in Antarctica in 2013.
  7. The name of the village located at the geographical center of Ohio is Centerburg.
  8. A black hole 12 billion light years away holds at least 140 trillion times the water in all of Earth’s oceans combined, making it the largest known reservoir of water.
  9. On Christmas Eve in 2008, SpaceX and Tesla were literally hours from bankruptcy until Elon Musk was able to secure $20M from investors in those final hours. Two days later, SpaceX won a contract with NASA worth $1.6B.
  10. The Abu Dhabi government owns a 10% share of UFC.



2.12.16

Quote by Aleister Crowley


People think that talking is a sign of thinking. It isn’t, for the most part’ on the contrary, it’s a mechanical dodge of the body to relieve oneself of the strain of thinking, just as exercising the muscles helps the body to become temporarily unconscious of its weight, its pain, its weariness, and the foreknowledge of its doom.




18.11.16

18 People Who Had Just One Job And Failed Miserably

source: a plus

What do you expect for $1.00?



It's almost taco salad. Almost.



And that's how the mall burned down.



Great, what are your huors tadoy?



Failure: I'm lovin' it.



Great headline.



Someone just doesn't give a fork about their job.



Someone please ferret out the bunnies.



Give grandpa credit for carrying a Sharpie.



Your other left.



In some parts of the country, this could lead to war.



"You mean bananas?" "No, long yellow things!"



Gold medal in failure.



Sure, just put that there.



Nice size, but those don't look quite ripe.



If only bacon juice was a thing.



Obviously.


11.11.16

100 Rules To Live By

source: TFM

1)     Measure yourself only against your previous self.
2)     Never cancel dinner plans with a woman by text message.
3)     Ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats.
4)     You don’t have to keep every secret, just the important ones.
5)     If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
6)     A suntan is not bought, it’s earned, and preferably near an ocean, pool, or on a golf course.
7)     Place-dropping is worse than-name dropping.
8)     Don’t fill up on bread.
9)     You don’t have to like baseball, but you should understand the concept of what a pitcher’s ERA means. Approach life similarly.
10) A glass of wine or two with lunch will not ruin your day.
11) Appreciate your parents. When they die, you become an orphan.
12) “Remember when” is the lowest form of conversation.
13) It’s okay to forgive, as long as you don’t forget.
14) Never make a scene. After the age of 22, this also applies when you’re drinking.
15) Buy a tuxedo before you are thirty. Stay that size.
16) If you wear cologne, no one should smell it from 5 feet away or 5 minutes after you’ve left.
17) When giving a toast, short and sweet is always best.
18) If you are wittier than you are handsome, avoid loud clubs.
19) Know when to ignore the camera.
20) Never take an ex back. She tried to do better and is settling with you.
21) Invest in great luggage.
22) Always carry cash. 
23) Suck it up every now and then, especially for your family.
24) Never be the last one in the pool.
25) Don’t stare.
27) Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
28) Admit it when you’re wrong, and forgive yourself for your mistakes.
29) Take more pictures. With a camera.
30) If you offer to help, don’t quit until the job is done.
31) Know at least one good joke.
32) There’s always another level. Just be content knowing that you are still better off than most who have ever lived.
33) When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
34) It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
35) If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
36) Yes, of course you have to buy her dinner.
37) Never ask the same question twice.
38) Be kind. Life is hard enough as it is.
39) Know your way around a kitchen.
40) Set Goals. Write them down.
41) Stop talking about where you went to college.
42) Rebel from business casual. Burn your khakis and wear a suit or jeans.
43) It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s and 90s for more guaranteed fun in your 20s and 30s.
44) Never park in front of a bar.
45) Play competitive sports for as long as you can.
46) Never date an ex of your friend.
47) If riding the bus doesn’t incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will.
48) When the bartender asks, you should already know what you want to drink.
49) If you perspire, wear an undershirt.
50) Never stay out after midnight three nights in a row unless something really good comes up on the third night.
51) When people don’t invite you to a party, you really shouldn’t go. And sometimes even when you are invited, you shouldn’t go.
52) People get tired of you being the funny, drunk guy.
53) When in doubt, always kiss the girl.
54) Tip more than you should.
55) Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.
56) Put your cell phone away. You probably use it too often and at the wrong moments.
57) Eating out alone can be magnificent. Find a place where you can sit at the bar.
58) Do 50 push-ups, sit-ups, and dips before you shower each morning.
59) Eat brunch with friends at least every other weekend.
60) Be a regular at more than one bar.
61) Value a handful of truly close friends over a hundred acquaintances.
62) It’s better if old men cut your hair.
63) Learn how to fly-fish.
64) No selfies. Aspire to experience photo-worthy moments in the company of a wonderful companion.
65) Own a handcrafted shotgun. It’s a beautiful thing.
66) Don’t split a check.
67) If you come from money, embrace it. We live in a world that rewards intelligence, creativity, and risk-taking. Be proud that your parents aren’t lazy dolts.
68) When a bartender buys you a round, tip double.
69) The cliche is that having money is about not wasting time. But in reality, money is about facilitating spontaneity.
70) Be spontaneous.
71) Do not use an electric razor.
72) Desserts are for women. Order one and pretend you don’t mind that she’s eating yours.
73) One girlfriend at a time is probably enough.
74) Your ties should be rolled and placed in a sectioned tie drawer.
75) Throw parties. But have someone else clean up the next day.
76) Buy expensive sunglasses.
77) You may only request one song from the DJ.
78) Remember: You die twice, once when you stop breathing, and again when somebody mentions your name for the last time.
79) When you admire the work of artists or writers, tell them. And spend money to acquire their work.
80) Your clothes do not match. They go together.
81) Staying angry is a waste of energy.
82) Revenge can be a good way of getting over anger.
83) If she expects the person you are 20% of the time, 100% of the time, then she doesn’t want you.
84) Always bring a bottle of something to the party.
85) Avoid that “last” whiskey. You’ve probably had enough.
86) Don’t use the word “closure” or ever expect it in real life.
87) Drink outdoors. And during the day. And sometimes by yourself.
88) Don’t linger in the doorway, in or out.
89) Date women outside your social set. You’ll be surprised.
90) If it’s got velvet ropes and lines, walk away unless you know someone.
91) You cannot have a love affair with whiskey because whiskey will never love you back.
92) The New Yorker is not high-brow. Neither is The Economist.
93) No-one cares if you are offended, so stop it.
94) Hookers aren’t cool, but remember, the free ones are a lot more expensive.
95) Don’t ever say, “it is what it is.”
96) Act like you’ve been there before.
97) Don’t gamble any amount of money that will piss you off if you lose.
98) Give up the dad bod. You’re not Leonardo DiCaprio.
99) Remember: Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
100)  You can get away with a lot more if you’re the one buying the drinks.

4.11.16

"Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time." and other quotes


"There's more to this world than just people, you know."
-Hobbes

"Why should I have to WORK for everything?! It's like saying I don't deserve it!"
-Calvin

"I think animals are alway so cute."
-Hobbes

"I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul."
-Calvin

"I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know."
-Calvin

"To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible."
-Calvin

"You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help."
-Calvin

"I'd hate to have a kid like me."
-Calvin

"I understand my tests are popular reading in the teachers' lounge."
-Calvin

"If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some!"
-Hobbes

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."
-Calvin

"If mom and dad cared about me at all, they'd buy me some infra-red nighttime vision goggles."
-Calvin

"If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again."
-Calvin

"Reality continues to ruin my life."
-Calvin

"What assurance do I have that your parenting isn't screwing me up?"
-Calvin

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
-Calvin

"I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point."
-Calvin

"Girls are like slugs - they probably serve some purpose, but it's hard to imagine what."
-Calvin

"Do you hate being a girl? What's it like? Is it like being a bug?
I imagine bugs and girls have a dim perception that nature played a cruel trick on them, but they lack the intelligence to comrehend the magnitude of it."
-Calvin

"Childhood is short, maturity is forever."
-Calvin

"If people could put rainbows in zoos, they'd do it."
-Hobbes

"I don't need to compromise my principles, because they don't have the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway."
-Calvin

"True friends are hard to come by...I need more money."
-Calvin

"Susie, if you want to see your doll again, leave $100 in this envelope by the tree out front. Do not call the police. You cannot trace us. You cannot find us. Sincerely, Calvin."
-Calvin

"Oh, great altar of passive entertainment... Bestow upon me thy discordant images at such speed as to render linear thought impossible!"
-Calvin

"Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them."
-Hobbes

"In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks."
-Calvin

"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
-Calvin

"Leave it to a girl to take all the fun out of sex discrimination."
-Calvin

"There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is."
-Calvin

"There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse!"
-Calvin

"So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met?"
-Calvin

"I don't know which is worse, ...that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low."
-Calvin

"When I grow up, I'm not going to read the newspaper and I'm not going to follow complex issues and I'm not going to vote. That way I can complain when the government doesn't represent me. Then, when everything goes down the tubes, I can say the system doesn't work and justify my further lack of participation."
-Calvin

"The secret to happiness is short-term, stupid self-interest!"
-Calvin

"The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity the tell the difference."
-Calvin

"I hate it when I can't gird my loins with funny animals."
-Calvin

"Everybody I know needs a complete personality overhaul!"
-Calvin

"I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!"
-Calvin

"You know how people are. They only recognize greatness when some authority confirms it."
-Calvin

"History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction. That's why events are always reinterpreted when values change. We need new versions of history to allow for our current prejudices."
-Calvin

"It's not the pace of life I mind. It's the sudden stop at the end."
-Calvin

"The best presents don't come in boxes."
-Hobbes

"As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway."
-Calvin

"Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend."
-Calvin

"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world."
-Calvin

"It's only work if somebody makes you do it."
-Calvin

"In my opinion, television validates existence."
-Calvin

"Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success... ...Flat stretches of boring routine... ...And valleys of frustration and failure."
-Calvin

"Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension."
-Calvin

"What I like is when you're looking and thinking and looking and thinking... And suddenly you wake up."
-Calvin

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
-Calvin

"The good thing about drawing a tiger is that it automatically makes your picture fine art."
-Hobbes

"You know, there are times when it's a source of personal pride to not be human."
-Hobbes

"I had resolved to be less offended by human nature, but I think I blew it already."
-Hobbes

"You know how Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!"
-Calvin

"A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do."
-Calvin

"I'M SIGNIFICANT!...screamed the dust speck."
-Calvin

"The worst part is that I don't even have the fun of doing the things I'm getting blamed for."
-Calvin

"Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time."
-Calvin's Dad

"I keep forgetting that rules are for little nice people."
-Calvin