Useless Information Vol Two

Published by in Offbeat
13th Oct 2016

I love useless & funny information & as I find & collect it, I plan on sharing it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Bionic Hand

A firefighter from Thurso, in northern Scotland, is the first person to be outfitted with a technically advanced bionic hand that enables him to lift almost 90kg. Ian Reid lost his hand in a bus accident, & Scottish company Touch Bionics has given him a new one called the i-Limb Pulse. It gives Reid the power to control each finger individually by sending high-frequency pulses of energy to the motors that control its fingers. He can tie his shoes & perform other daily tasks. He says he’s excited about the possibilities the technology allows, & hopes it means he can get back to work as a firefighter.

Car Lover

Steve Marsh really loved his BMW car, which is why, when he died, his family decided to replace a traditional headstone with a scale-model replica of the car. It is complete with a personalised licence plate, and there’s even a parking ticket stuck on the windshield. Marsh’s daughter Kerry says her dad always drove BMW’s, and when he died unexpectedly at age 51, they knew they had to do something to honour that. “We knew we couldn’t give him an ordinary headstone,” she says. The unique headstone ow has its home in Manor Park Cemetery in East London, England.

Unexpected Guest

A Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, woman was surprised when she came into her living room in the morning and discovered a stranger asleep on her couch. She got an even bigger shock when she discovered it was an off-duty police officer. The man, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, had been at a bachelor party the night before and stumbled into her home, thinking it was his hotel. Neighbour Thelma Church says he was a polite drunk and took his shoes off before passing out. She added that once they learned the error, they could laugh about the incident. The cop however, won’t be laughing. He’s been charged with forcible entry.

New Career

Mattel’s Barbie doll has had quite a few careers in her lifetime, but now a priest in Kent, Ohio, has made her a woman of the cloth. Barbie is dressed as an Episcopal priest, outfitted in vestments and a black clergy shirt with white collar, and carrying a miniature bible. Rev. Julie Blake Fisher says she sewed the outfits for barbie to help children at her church learn more about the attire priests wear. She made Rev. Barbie a graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkley, California, and has her serving her flock at St. Barbara’s-by-the-sea in Malibu.

On the lighter side

An engineer thinks that his equations are an approximation to reality. A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to his equations. A mathematician doesn’t care.

What do you get if you cross a supermarket meat counter with a computer? RAM chops!

A complex system that does not work is invariable found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

Marriage is that relationship between a man & a woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual & the obligation reciprocal.

The quickest way to make a tossed salad is to give fresh vegetables to an 18 month old child.

A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.