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Mar 7th 2012 3:57PM I am afraid of spiders, but noticed this: They say spider silk is atom-for-atom stronger than steel. If I had the capital, I would start some spider farms. These photos show us how to get the greatest output of silk from these spiders. Just flood their farm once ina while. The silk in these photos looks like it could be harvested just like cotton candy! Just stick in a cone of cardboard and start rolling...lol.
Jan 14th 2012 10:55AM You are right. I always thought that it was just lazy parents who used the term "kids will be kids". That is a crock. Kids should be taught how to respect the rights of others.period. I think that is where most parents fail. When I was growing up in the 50's, kids were taught to sit quietly and be polite. Not anymore. We didn't have everything "tailored to us" like today's kids do. McD, BK, Chuckie Cheese...everywhere kids go they are catered to. They have grown up with the expectation that the world revolves around them. That's wrong. Parents need to teach their kids that running around screaming is for the back yard......not planes, hotels, and other public shared places.
Jan 14th 2012 10:46AM re: "...Discharge bodily fluids on the bedspreads and blankets. An ABC
News investigation of hotel chains in 2006 found bodily fluid stains
on the floor, bedspread and walls."
Yuck. The worst part is...... she is right. I cleaned hotel rooms once
for a short well known chain to bridge unemployment between jobs. The
rugs are filthy (that's why they have that pattern, to hide dirt &
stains), and the bedspreads are not changed regularly (maybe once
every two weeks or longer). We were told to only change the sheets,
and if the bedspreads did not have VISIBLE stains, then keep them on.
It was gross. Also they had us using the towels left on the floor to
clean the sinks and toilets and showers with. We used cleanser, but
they we were still cleaning with the towels the guests had used on
themselves. I could go on, but you get the idea. I only worked for
them for a short time, but it changed forever how I view hotel rooms.
I have to beleive they weren't the only ones who did this.
p.s. That "sanitized for your protection" paper strip on the toilet is
just for looks. Don't beleive it....bring your own can of spray
disinfectant. It would be an excellent idea to hit the sink and shower
while you're at it.
Nov 9th 2011 3:25PM Sheeeesh! He's not a hero...he's a PLUMBER! It was easy to give a measley 20K back. Do you KNOW what a plumber makes? That is chump change to him :o)
Aug 16th 2011 4:35PM Trust your pet.
Ditch the boyfriend.
Jul 29th 2011 12:24AM Y'all are overreacting. Everyone wants to live their lives in a way that makes them happy. Here are a happy smiling couple with their 3 beautiful kids. They are being quite open and honest about themselves, and I can't find any fault for that. It would be a much better world if people just accepted people with kindness and treated every one the way they would like to be treated. They aren't hurting anyone, so don't be hating. If a person is secure in his own sexual orientation, then the orientation of others won't feel threatening to them, and they will be able to accept people for who they are and live peaceably with them.
May 10th 2011 7:28AM When a cat, (espescially older cat -male or female- or male a cat of any age) starts urinating in places other than the box, it's usually because they are trying to get your attention that they have a urine or kidney infection. Most cats will choose to urinate in the bathtub or sink, or a light colored floor area. You can see the reddish tint to the urine if it is a bad infection. Cats usually get urine infections from cheap catfood with a lot of ash content. Always remember to buy a quality food and provide plenty of clean water for your pet.
Apr 28th 2011 1:49PM This is in response to Chris who came down waaaaaaaaaay to hard on Vicky for her comment.
Chris, you said "Belle is from the most recent litter of a female calico that her owner's sister received as a pet almost 20 years ago."
1. "most recent litter" INFERS she DID have multiple litters.
2. Of a ...calico..received..almost 20 years ago" INFERS it was a 20 YEAR OLD calico cat that bore the recent litter.
SO....if you meant anything else besides that then you should go back and learn how to use the english language when writing copy.
Vicky, you were correct to understand it as it was written. Chris, go back to writing school. Pftttt!
Mar 30th 2011 1:22PM In response to warrencoons who said...
"I wish the best for the kid but what good is super intelligence if
you can't function in the normal world?"
I'm no genius, but I would hate to be what passes for "normal" in this
frakked up world.
Mar 28th 2011 1:29PM I sold on ebay from 2000 to 2010. Ebay used to be a place for anyone to sell anything, new or used. It was just like a huge online yard sale or swap meet. I loved buying there and got into selling too. I collected things, so it was a great way to sell the "doubles" I had and buy the items I didn't have. It was friendly and fun, with only a few people every once in a while that complained (mostly buyers who tried to get something for nothing and complained only to have sellers give them the item for free, because they were afraid of bad feedback.
Ever since ebay started gouging fees from sellers every way they could possibly think of, and screwing with the feedback process so sellers couldn't leave negative feedback for deadbeat bidders or bidders who made the sellers life hell, did I finally stop selling on ebay. They will take a buyer's lies seriously, but totally ignore what the seller says. I refuse to sell on ebay anymore. Sure, I miss the good customers, and the money I made to supplement my family's income, but I do NOT miss ebay. When Walmart gets the bright idea to open a selling and buying venue online, I will be happy to see ebay crumble. They have turned something that used to be great into just another venue to avoid.