This is a new page - so at the moment there is not much on it, as and when I find other
little oddments, I will place them here - because that's the kind of guy I am :)

Number of words

Pythagorean theorem: 24 words

The Lord's prayer: 66 words

Archimedes' Principle: 67 words

The 10 Commandments: 179 words

The Gettysburg address: 286 words

The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words

The US Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words

Should we Kill Bill ?

Suppose Bill is a healthy man without family or loved ones. Would it be ok
painlessly to kill him if his organs would save five people, one of whom needs
a heart, another a kidney, and so on? If not, why not?

Consider another case: you and six others are kidnapped, and the kidnapper somehow
persuades you that if you shoot dead one of the other hostages, he will set the remaining five
free, whereas if you do not, he will shoot all six. (Either way, he'll release you.)

If in this case you should kill one to save five, why not in the previous, organs case? If in this case
too you have qualms, consider yet another: you're in the cab of a runaway tram and see five people
tied to the track ahead. You have the option of sending the tram on to the track forking off to the left,
on which only one person is tied. Surely you should send the tram left, killing one to save five.

But then why not kill Bill?

Battery Naming Conventions

Why is there an inverse law between batteries and the name given to them.
The better the name sounds the grimmer the battery - and vice versa.
"Alkaline" means "excellent battery"
"Ultra max super heavy duty Goldstar platinum plus Megalife" means "Total shite".

"The String's The Thing".....

Now, for something a shade base. Never mind, a stiff drink and you'll soon recover:-

It is a widley established fact that MOST guys are not overly keen on servicing lady gardens when the
owner is, how shall we say, "up on blocks". This makes me wonder why a really simple device that
pictorially says "not tonight darling", has not yet been marketed - thus making the guy think it is HIS
choice not to have a shag that evening.

Introducing the TamFaux™ (aka TamSham)

 In essence, a small loop of nitrile rubber (inserted much the same as a femidom) is  flung up the flue
attached to a short length of blue string, such that to all outward appearances, the man will assume
that there are "floods reported in the Gulf".    Marketed for the right price I am sure this product would
work - even if it just gave the owner an extra couple of days off before and after genuinely being
"out of service".      Tamfaux™ - a silent excuse for your hoop.

Here's something a little more cerebral perhaps:-

Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed tihs psas it on!!