10 More Ideas or Thoughts To Ponder Over

When you find yourself with just a little too much time on your hands, here are a few more thoughts to ponder over. I’m sure you may be able to relate to….. or have thought about one or two of the following ideas. Try not to spend to much time on each one 😛

  • Why is it that success usually occurs in private, and failure takes place in full view?
  • The severity of the itch is directly proportional to YOUR inability to reach it.
  • The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
  • How can someone “draw a blank”?
  • How far east can you go before you’re heading west?
  • Why is it that everyone driving faster than you is considered an idiot and everyone driving slower than you is a moron?

Can You Pass A Gullibility Test?

How Gullible Do You Think Are You?

Could You Pass A Gullibility Test With Ease?

Do you consider yourself a more gullible person or a more skeptical person about things in general?

How ’bout your friends? Do they consider you an easy target for jokes and/or pranks because of your gullibility factor?

If you ever wanted to find out for yourself… ANONYMOUSLY… Keep on reading!

Ponder for a moment if you’d be able to pass a gullibility test if someone offered you the chance to take one…..Below you’ll find a small sampling of some of the better tests around the net….. GOOD LUCK 😛

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And here is just one more quick test before you move on —

See if you can handle this one! 😛

Friends call you gullible?

Click here to find out if they’re right!

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Incredible Hoax Websites For The Gullibly Challenged

Let me start off first by defining exactly what I mean by the words HOAX and GULLIBLE:

HOAX generally means to trick into believing or accepting as genuine something false and often preposterous — often meant to be a so-called prank, practical joke or spoof. It can also be defined as an act, document or artifact intended to deceive or defraud.

So that means that these  HOAX websites are basically fake or fictitious web pages — you might even call them funny spoof sites that will try to deceive you or fool you in some way, usually all in good fun — some are more convincing than others — but not necessarily all of them.

A GULLIBLE person can easily be ‘taken in’ or ‘tricked’, ‘deceived’ or ‘duped’. They are considered to be naive and not really alert to danger or deception, largely due to the ‘lack of worldly experience’.

Over the years, a number of enterprising individuals (entrepreneurs) have come up with clever, wacky as well as eye-catching ways to market and/or promote bizarre and unusual gadgets, inventions, behaviors, ideas or maybe try to sell non-existent products to those that would be gullible enough to fall for it. A few may even try to get you to believe in some concept or theory that is non-existent or you haven’t heard before. A number of these are amusing and fun while others are just incredibly lame or stupid. A growing number of new sites tend to pop-up around April 1st… April Fool’s Day. Tons of these sites have come and gone over the years… only to resurface again every so often. However, there are a few that have had “staying power” due to a variety of reasons… viral marketing… unusual promotions… social networking… overwhelming curiosity mixed with too much free time… etc.

People have published some hilarious, bizarre and strange things on the Internet and the world wide web has become a breeding ground for hoaxes. So, with all being said, here you will find some of the more interesting and intriguing sites that I consider among the best I’ve come across on the web.

THIS IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS

SEVERAL MORE LINKS TO BE ADDED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

KEEP CHECKIN’ BACK!!

So kick back and ENJOY the following sites at your own risk 😛

  • Afterlife Telegrams – Terminally ill volunteers will memorize your messages and, upon death, deliver them to your friends and family on the other side
  • Baby Smasher – “Crushing Society’s Untruths” – Discover the true purpose behind “baby changing stations” in restrooms around the world
  • Black People Love Us – Meet Sally & Johnny – They are well-liked by Black people so they’re psyched and need to tell the world – Check out their testimonials! – You can be their friend too!
  • Chrissy Caviar® – “The World’s Most Expensive Luxury Consumable Item” – Human eggs marketed in glass jars create a conceptual art object – Talk about self-promotion
  • Dehydrated Water – “The Healthier Choice!” – Free Samples! – Cool Jobs! – Franchise Opportunities!
  • Dog Island – “Where dogs roam free forever” – Separated from the anxieties of urban life, dogs on Dog Island are healthy dogs who live a natural, healthy and happy life, free from the stress and hardship associated with daily live among humans.
  • End of The Internet – Internet Explorer page explaining that this is the very end of the internet and there is nothing left to do.
  • GenoChoice – Here you can create your own genetically healthy child online!
  • Meet Clyven – The Clever Little Mouse – By implanting human brain cells (that were grown from  stem cells from a human embryo) into a mouse engineered to have Alzheimer’s, the doctors inadvertently make a remarkable and startling discovery — The mouse’s dementia is not only cured but the rodent developed the relative intelligence of a human’s being!
  • University of Nigeria – World Leaders of Ethical Business Studies as well as the Creators of Advanced Fee Methodology
  • Zombie Attack @ Hierakonpolis – Weighing the evidence for and the dating of “Solanum Virus” outbreaks in early Egypt – This one actually comes across as credible!

April Fool’s Day Fun & Traditions

Though pranksters and joke-lovers in many countries now gleefully prepare to dupe friends and loved ones on April Fool’s Day, no one knows exactly when or why, or even where, this tradition began.

A giddy spurt of practical joking seems to have coincided with the coming of spring since the time of the Ancient Romans and Celts, who celebrated a festival of mischief-making. The first mentions of an All Fool’s Day (as it was formerly called) came in Europe in the Middle Ages.

Some trace April Fool’s Day back to Roman mythology, particularly the story of Ceres, Goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Proserpina.

Pluto, God of the Dead, abducted Proserpina and took her to live with him in the underworld. The girl called out to her mother, but Ceres could only hear the echo of her daughter’s voice and searched for her in vain.

Such “fool’s errands,” or wild goose chases, became a popular practical joke in Europe in later centuries.

The most widespread theory of the origin of April Fool’s Day is the switch from the old Julian to the Gregorian calendar (now in use) in the late 16th century. Under the Julian calendar, the New Year was celebrated during the week between March 25 and April 1, but under the Gregorian calendar, it was moved to Jan. 1. Those who were not notified of the change, or stubbornly kept to the old tradition, were often mocked and had jokes played on them on or around the old New Year.

In France, this took the form of pranksters sticking fish on the backs of those who celebrated the old custom, earning the victims of the prank the name Poisson d’Avril, or April Fish.

But the theory can’t explain why the pranking tradition spread to other countries in Europe that did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until later.

In Scotland, the butts of April Fool’s jokes were known as April “Gowks,” another name for a cuckoo bird. The origins of the “Kick Me” sign can supposedly be traced back to the Scottish observance of the day.

In more recent times, radio stations, TV programs and Web sites have set up gullible readers and listeners. One of the most notorious jokes was a 1957 hoax BBC documentary of the annual spaghetti harvest in Switzerland, featuring a family plucking strands of the pasta from “spaghetti trees.” The Italian favorite was still considered an exotic delicacy in Britain at the time, and many listeners were so fooled they wanted to find out how to get a spaghetti bush of their own.

On April 1, 2007 Internet search engine Google announced their new Gmail Paper service, where users of the free email service could save emails to a paper archive in which Google would print out and mail for free. Last year, Google invited people to sign up for a Mars exploration project.

So while you’re surfing the web or watching TV today, be wary of what you see and read, or you could end up an April Fool!

Original Source: Life’s Little Mysteries

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APRIL FOOL’S DAY LINKS

— JUST FOR FUN —

April Fool’s Day On The Web 2010

This site is one of the most complete/comprehensive listings of April Fools’ Day jokes that websites have run each year — starting in 2004 — all the way up to this year, 2010 — Features several pages of online jokes, tricks and “foolery”, loaded with images — Make sure you check out the full list — and if you have come across a site that is not already listed, you can add on to it.
Bookmark this site so you don’t get fooled online this year!

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Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time

These are judged by notoriety, creativity as well as the number of people duped.

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Top 10 Worst April Fool’s Day Hoaxes Ever –

The above list of the Top 100 April Fool’s Day jokes celebrates the best of April 1st. But sometimes April 1st inspires attempts at humor that doesn’t turn out so well. Some attempts are, in fact, truly awful. That’s what this list explores.

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Take The Hoax Photo Test

Test your pop culture literacy by determining which are the hoax photos (like those that have been manipulated in some way) and which are real.

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Take The Gullibility Test

Pretend that you’re an editor at a major newspaper. A reporter has just handed you a story that contains the following statements. Unfortunately, this reporter has a reputation for embellishing stories with wild claims that are completely untrue. Using common sense and whatever you happen to know about the subjects, you’ve got to decide which statements are true and which are false before the paper goes out to print. Saying “I don’t know” is NOT an option.

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Hoaxapedia

The Hoaxipedia is an online encyclopedia of hoaxes, urban legends, pranks, tall tales, scams, and deceptions of all kind. It is a work-in-progress, currently containing approximately two hundred articles.

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Museum of Hoaxes

This site examines dubious claims and mischief of everything imaginable.

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Gallery of Hoax Websites –

These are NOT websites about hoaxes – These are sites that actually ARE hoaxes themselves!

Funny, peculiar, weird, irreverent, off-the-wall, etc…

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Wikipedia

This is Wikipedia’s entry for everything dealing with April Fool’s Day.

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You Know What They Say About Fools?

Here you’ll find some famous as well as a few lesser known comments and sayings from a few well known authors as well as other named celebrities throughout history.

  • It’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and leave no doubt. —Mark Twain
  • However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. — Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
  • [Politicians] never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. — Thomas Reed
  • He who lives without folly isn’t so wise as he thinks. — François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  • The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer
  • Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. — Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Looking foolish does the spirit good. — John Updike
  • Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. — Mark Twain
  • A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. — William Blake
  • A fool must now and then be right by chance. — Cowper
  • It is better to be a fool than to be dead. — Stevenson
  • The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. — Mark Twain

Find The Hidden Images

What you originally see at first glance is not necessarily all there is to a picture — Sometimes there’s a lot more to see if you only take the time to examine them more carefully. So — with that thought in mind, take a good first or second look at the following images and discover what there really is — hidden deep within.

Enjoy & Good Luck 😛

Can You Find The Hidden Images In These Pictures?

“The Heart of The Matter” — Can you find 7 disguised heart-shaped objects in this drawing?

“Discovery Paradise” — Several animals and faces lie hidden throughout this incredible landscape — How many can you find and identify?

“Wolf Mountain” — In this dramatic scene, can you find 15 wolves?

“Ocean Rose” — Can you find the dolphin hidden within this rose?

“Purple Mountain” — Can you find and identify the various animals within this work of art?

“Horse Canyon” — In this beautiful work of art can you find all 14 horses?

“Deer Winter” — Can you locate all 11 deer hidden within this work of art?

“Dolphin Cove” — Swimming or hiding within this picture are 7 dophins — Can you find them all?

“The Puzzled Fox” — Hidden within this forest scene are several different spieces of animals — How many can you find and identify?

“Sounds of Music” — There is more music here than meets the eye. The statue on the left of this painting is obvious. But there is also another person playing music. Where is he, and what musical instrument is he playing ?

“Swan Lake” — In this tranquil setting of Swan Lake, there is actually music playing. Can you find all the members of the orchestra performing with their instruments?

“Serene Lake” — In this reflective and peaceful lake there are a couple of hidden people – Can you find them both?

Can you locate the hidden baby image within this picture of a young couple thinking what the future may hold?

“Dream Baby” — Can you find the hidden image of a baby within this picture of a young couple dreaming about what the future may bring?

“Facing The Deep” — Lots of scuba divers pictured here — some obvious — some not — Can you find the facial images of two of the divers within the depths of this photo?

“The Hidden Tiger” – Can you find the hidden tiger in this pic? This one may elude you if you don’t look carefully

“The Atlas Cow” — Can you find anything peculiar about this bovine?

“Animal Falls” — There are 15 animals hidden in this drawing – Can you find a deer, buffalo, possum, ape, fox, horse, dog, wolf, bear, eagle, turkey, bobcat, dinosaur, lamb, and raccoon?

“Face In A Beanstack” — Can you find the hidden human face in this pile of beans? — Time yourself — See if you can find it in under 10 seconds

“Dueling Images” — Look closely and you’ll find three impressive things about this drawing. On the left you see a hand that’s holding the page on which it’s drawn. At first glance it looks as if there is also a hand on the right, but when you look closer it’s a ballerina. Lastly, the legs of the ballerina are actually behind the page to give you the impression she is wearing the page as a skirt.

“Beach Party” — This one is from an actual ad campaign — It’s just for fun and makes you look twice! — There’s a lot happening here in this beach party scene — Lots of “suggestive” poses but if you look carefully enough, you’ll find that it’s perfectly innocent. Can you find all the precarious situations?

“Having Guts” vs “Having Balls”: Do You Know The Difference?

Subject: “Having Guts” vs “Having Balls”

Do You know the difference?

At one time or another, we’ve all heard people talk about having or not having the guts or people having or not having the balls to do or say something. But do you really know the difference between the two?

Well, in an effort to clarify the difference for you and to keep you well informed, you’ll find the definition below…

GUTS – is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask….. “Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?”

BALLS – is coming home late after a night out with the guys, wreaking of perfume and beer, with lipstick on your collar, then slapping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say…..”You’re next!”

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.

Medically speaking, there is no difference in the out come, since they both ultimately result in death. 😛

You’ll Know The Current Recession Is Over When…

You’ll Know The Current Recession Is Over…..

  • When lines at the unemployment office are shorter than the lines at the gas station.
  • When you don’t have 100 or more people competing for one open job position.
  • When your mailbox gathers more unsolicited credit card offers than payday loan offers..
  • When the amount you make on commission at work is more than you pay your baby-sitter.
  • When you can no longer count mail-in rebates as income.
  • When you stop bringing your own drinks, candy and munchies to the “bargain matinee” movies.
  • When you get that empty room back again after your college-aged (or older) son or daughter find a job and move out.
  • When you have a retail or online business and you no longer need more storage space to put things that you can’t sell.
  • When there are more car ads on television than ads for depression meds.
  • When you can finally put your house back on the market for more than it’s actually worth.
  • When family or friends stop calling for a “small favor”… which actually turns out to mean a “small loan”.
  • When patients at their psychiatrist appointment go back to talking about how much they hate their mother-in-law, rather than how much they hate the government for getting them into this financial mess.
  • When people stop trying to cram their lives/possessions into a single “carry-on” tote to avoid that $20+ checked baggage fee.
  • When you can afford the fuel to fill your lawnmower again and put the goat back to pasture.