Thinking about joining a cult?
You might want to check this link out first...
(joining a cult is really not so funny)
Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Jean-Marie Abgrall: The Mechanics of Cults
Scientists Baffled by Water Bug--the
Female of which Does the Work (Richard
Hill, The Oregonian 7/30/03)
Australian and Sweedish researchers have found a voracious
water bug in which the females provide free transport, free food
and unlimited sex to their mail partners.
The tiny Zeus bug, a water skater common on Austrailia's
east coast, is baffling researchers because it's usually the male
that lavishes the female with expensive gifts, usually food, and
often risks his life to have the opportunity to pass on his genes
to the next generation.
"All the advantages in this relationship seem
to fall to the male with no obvious advatage for the female, yet
the female Zeus bug seems a willing partner in this one-sided affair,"
said Mark Elgar, a zoologist at the University of Melbourne.
The male Zeus bug will piggy-back on his larger female
mate, seating himself in a seemingly custom-made hollow. During
the ride, the male feeds on a protein-packed wax the female secretes
from a gland near her head. All that the male is required to do
is mate with the female.
"The male can ride the female, feeding and mating
for up to a week." Elgar said.
The smaller male Zeus bug hitches a ride
on the female for a week's worth of copulating, which also feeds him.
Music From Scotland?
(It Could Be the Gospel Truth!)
From the Web page....
"The academic (Willie Ruff) began researching at the
Sterling Library at Yale, one of the world’s greatest collections of books
and papers. He found records detailing how Highlanders had settled in
North Carolina in the 1700s. I found evidence of slaves in North Carolina
who could speak only Gaelic. I also heard the story of how a group of
Hebrideans, on landing at Cape Fear, heard a Gaelic voice in the dialect
of their village. When they rounded the corner they saw a black man speaking
the language and assumed they too would turn that colour because of the
sun. When I made these connections, I thought: ‘That’s it, I’m going to
the Hebrides." ....
From a pug owner:
"I love my pug. He sleeps with me--or rather, he sleeps
on the floor just below my bed. That's all the closer I can stand. During
the night I can hear him slurping, snoring, farting and belching, apparently
while he is sleeping." Who says the deity ain't gotta sense of humor??
I'm not sure what the Deity had in mind when designing
and creating this one...
But surely this was not done in a somber frame of mind!
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the
time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also
ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he
suffered from bad breath. This made him ....
A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.