Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fighting Back, Taxman, -and- Never Too Young

Fighting Back - homeowner rams intruders' getaway car
Taxman - same-sex couple blocked by H and R Block software
Never Too Young - ultimate fights expand to include kids

On this day in history: March 27, 1977 - The worst airline disaster in history occurs when the confused pilot of a KLM Boeing 747 taking off collides with a Pan Am Boeing 747 which was on the runway. A total of 583 people die.

Born on this day in history: March 28, 1963 - Quentin (Jerome) Tarantino (1963– ) Born in Knoxville, TN, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino sold scripts to fund production of "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), in which he was director, screenwriter and actor. Its success, and successor "Pulp Fiction" (1994), which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, brought him celebrity status.

Scripture of the Day: Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. - Romans 3:27-28

Video of the Day: HALO Parachute Jump - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Recommended Site: Laura submitted this: Crime Puzzle
QUIZ: This is a quiz for people who know everything!
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters 'dw,' and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
Answers To Quiz:
1. Boxing
2. Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)
3. Asparagus and rhubarb.
4. Strawberry.
5. It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)
6. Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. Lettuce.
9. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.