40 years, same card
Brothers Jeff and Ron Somethingorother have been exchanging the same birthday card for more than 40 years. The pair have been sending a Peanuts card, featuring the character Linus, back and forth since 1973. "This is the age of ecology," says Linus on the front of the card, and inside is the message: "Don't throw this card away, recycle it to a friend." So the brothers did just that.
Moist a dirty word for some
Psychologist Paul Thibodeau found that between 13 and 21 per cent of people have an aversion to the word "moist". Are you one of them? But it's not the sound of the word that's off-putting but rather what the word suggests. The connotation tends to be more about sex than cake. (Read more at fusion.net)
Unreal estate listings
"I literally have too much to say," claim Andrew Murray and Jonathan Aikin by way of an explanation for this apartment listing (below) on Trade Me. The pair, who work under the company Apartment Specialists (Division of Lewis McIlory), like a listing to be attention-grabbing, if not completely irrelevant to the property. Other listing hits include: "Family Home Plus Horse! Ok so you're not allowed a horse but you could fit one on the patio," and "The Tenants Are Crying ... had tenants crying because they missed out and said that they would pay even more!!!"
Lost car keys unclaimed
"On Friday, June 26 at Bricklane Restaurant in New Lynn I found a car key and remote in the carpark," writes Judy. "I took them back to Bricklane and went through the restaurant asking diners if the keys were theirs. No one claimed them so I left them with Bricklane ... No one has claimed them and I was concerned that I had done the wrong thing by taking them back to the restaurant. They were beside a Mazda Demio. I didn't think at the time to leave a message under the wipers."
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