At least we aren’t Amerikaners!
Germany voted most popular country in the world.
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If cockroaches can evolve to avoid poison in five years, then maybe there is hope for America.
“NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.
A killer product stopped working. Cockroach populations there kept rising. Mystified researchers tested and discarded theory after theory until they finally hit on the explanation: In a remarkably rapid display of evolution at work, many of the cockroaches had lost their sweet tooth, rejecting the corn syrup meant to attract them.
In as little as five years, the sugar-rejecting trait had become so widespread that the bait had been rendered useless. …”
I have read that moths can evolve to develop new traits to avoid predators in a single generation — that’s one year. They see a problem and the next generation has the solution — guess they’re a lot smarter than us. Darwin in action? Who said there’s no such thing as intelligent design?
the cockroach analogy provides a glimmer of hope, as does this story about climate change, back in the day, being a good thing.
Interesting AJ about the cockroaches. Maybe my reading comprehension is sorely lacking – but I couldn’t see a ranking for the US. Were we at least 2nd?
We came in 7th. The original BBC story was very easy to find:
not so good. Thank Robert!
By the way, I loved you on SNL. I even named my first cat after you.
Why did you name your cat Poonces? But she is pretty funny.
Because she was a pussy.
Gee thanks- and I named my first cat after me too!
I saw my not my cat Big Foot today who stopped by for a bite to eat and ran. He has six toes on all fours and is an all black shorthair male with an extremely big head, which makes him highly prized. I’ve seen other people who I don’t know see him near the bike path saying, “Hey, there’s Big Foot,” so apparently he has the same name everywhere he goes. Maybe he is my cat and I just don’t know it because he winters at my house, but heads out in the spring.
woops sorry – just realizing I thanked Robert, not Richard. Now Walt will razzle me for reviewing my work
Okay folks. I had a shi**y day in the pouring rain, came home to see that I had left a ton of windows open and had Lake Havasu in my kitchen and the window seat cushions in the library are now suitable for floating devices! It’s suppose to rain all weekend. Obama’s speech totally stunk and he wants us to love all Muslims. Lois Lerner was allowed to take administrative leave and refused to be fired. Germany is voted most popular country. Ach du lieber!!!
So what does a gal do who need some cheer other than having a drink? She has a riotous laugh at the Best of the website Damn AutoCorrect which is so utterly hysterical I found myself unable to breathe I was laughing so hard. My eyes were full of tears, but laughing tears, and oops, I might have actually peed a bit too.
Enjoy. And if you don’t fall off your chair laughing, you are brain dead, or a Democrat. 🙂 Have a good weekend everyone!
EOS: DIdn’t your H.S. writing teachers instruct you to avoid redundancy”
you are brain dead, or a Democrat.
These are serious questions:
Are you in the possession of a valid us passport ?
And if so , have you ever used it ?
Other readers feel free to answer also.
yes, and yes. and your point is??
Is their some point to your question because as the saying goes, a good lawyer never asks a question he doesn’t already know the answer to?
My point is , most Americans do not travel out the country.
In some cases some people never leave the town they were born in.
While that is technically true, 110 million Americans – 1/3 the population, now have passports, 15X the number in 1989. And America is a huge place, unlike, say France, which can be traversed in a day, especially when in a tank and pursuing fleeing cheese eating surrender monkeys. So the appeal of traveling outside our borders is less than it might be if stuck in Belgium.
yes, america is huge and changing currencies is a hassle for sure.
… and the world is a scary place. let alone a city like new york city, a mere 35 miles or so from greenwich. Yet, people have a provincial attitude.
“Restoring our standing” indeed! He’s doing it in earnest, and he appears to be succeeding. What you’ve missed is this, Chris: Once upon a time we were dead last.
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