Showing posts with label burial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label burial. Show all posts

Friday, 15 March 2013

Jezza CHunt and Nicholson: S’now parking: Useless machine: Cow shit air freshener: Higgs Boson +: and If you are dead stand up.

Drizzly amounts of skywater, doubtful amounts of lack of warm, draughty amounts of atmospheric movement and doubtful amounts of solar stuff at the Castle this morn, the ring of agony has finally subsided but the left elbow has flared up in retaliation and I am orf later to test out my old farts bus pass.


And reckons that “Sir” Dave Nicholson is “partly” to blame for the Mid Staffs massacre, speaking in the Commons during a debate on NHS accountability CHunt admitted that “Sir” David, the NHS chief executive, was partly at fault for the failings that led to Mid Staffs, where up to 1,200 patients died needlessly were killed.
Allegedly Jezza attempted to divert some of the attention away from Sir David by insisting the he does not bear "personal" responsibility for Mid Staffs and that the deaths there would have happened with or without the NHS chief overseeing the trust.
It comes after it emerged that senior Government figures are considering a plan for “Sir” David to “pre-announce” his retirement.
“Sir” David (otherwise known as Teflon Dave) would then step down later this year or early in 2014, having managed the NHS through the first months of major Coalition reforms starting next month.

Walking away with a nice fat pension and no responsibility-as usual...

Traffic wardens in Germany left a parking ticket - on a full-sized snow sculpture of a Volkswagen Beetle.
Pranksters had built the car overnight in a no-parking zone in Aachen, complete with outlines for its headlights, windscreens and even the distinctive VW badge on the bonnet.
But the prank has received a frosty reception from local police.

A spokesman said: "We can take a joke as well as the next person and it was a very convincing prank.
"But whether it was made of metal or snow it was still obstructing a road that should have been clear."

No sense of humour those Germans....


A Regina man is gaining a name for himself as a builder of 'useless machines' — devices which serve no practical purpose but are enormously popular among fans of gadgets.
"The concept of a machine that turns itself off has been around a long time," Coulthard explained. "I saw a video online [and] I had to have one, so I made one."

His first version was made about three years ago using items found at a dollar-store.

He takes particular pride in noting his machine is actually turning itself off, pointing to a mechanical finger that flicks a toggle switch.

Coulthard went on to design a number of useless machines and his devices have become so popular that he devotes himself to making them, full-time, and selling them around the world.

Coulthard has been selling a plastic machine and is currently working on one made of wood.

He created a business, the Frivolous Engineering Company, to market his gadgets online.

"It turns out that on many different levels, it is a useful machine," Coulthard said, talking about the success he has enjoyed. "To me it really is the ultimate machine. It's going to sound corny but it's changed my life."

And it is even more useless when the battery dies...


 Dwi Nailul Izzah and Rintya Aprianti Miki won first prize in the country's Science Project Olympiad with their alternative and environmentally-friendly air freshener.
The air freshener is said to have a natural fragrance of herbs and is good for human health because it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals like other freshener products on the market.
The girls collected cow dung from a cattle farm in Lamongan regency of East Java and left it to ferment for three days.Secondly, they extracted water from the cow dung and mixed it with coconut water.

Then the liquid was distilled to remove any impurities; the end product is a liquid air freshener with a natural aroma of herbs from digested cow food.

Can’t wait for that....


With the recent confirmation of a Higgs Boson discovery, many physicists were at least a little disappointed. That's because all signs point to it confirming the Standard Model, the nearly 100-year-old theory that explains the tiny bits of matter that make up the universe.
But some physicists still hold out hope for results that could provide a bigger shake-up, looking for the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to reveal other hidden particles lurking in the universe. From gravitons to winos, here are five bizarre things that may exist beyond the Higgs. 
If a theory called supersymmetry is true, there could more than a dozen particles out there awaiting discovery. The theory holds that every particle discovered so far has a hidden counterpart.
In the Standard Model, there are two types of particles: bosons, which carry force and include gluons and gravitons; and fermions, which make up matter and include quarks, electrons and neutrinos, according to Indiana University physicist Pauline Gagnon's blog Quantum Diaries.
In supersymmetry, each fermion would be paired with a boson, and vice versa. So gluons (a type of boson) would have gluinos (a type of fermion), W particles would have winos, photons would have photinos, and the Higgs would have a counterpart called the Higgsino.

Will it ever bleedin end.....

And finally:


Dead people would be buried standing up under a city council plan to make better use of space at cemeteries.
Darwin City Council has asked the NT Government's Local Government Department to investigate if people can be buried feet first, The NT News reports.

"Vertical positioning of the body in the ground is a good use of space," Alderman Gary Lambert said.

The council also wants to see if up to three people can be buried in a grave in a "horizontal stack".

Does that mean that all coffins would have to have a “this way up” sign attached?


And today’s thought:
Shove a ticket on that you misery.