December 5, 2003There were two blond guys working in the city park. One would dig a hole, the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in. They worked furiously all day without rest, one guy digging a hole, the other guy filling it in again. An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, â€œI appreciate the effort you are putting into your work, but what's the story? You dig a hole and your partner follows behind and fills it up again." The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, "Well, normally we are a three-man team, but the guy who plants the trees is sick today."
December 5, 2003Word of the Day!!
Ever wonder where the word S**T came from?Â Well, here it is!
Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything else was years ago) by ship.Â In dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (sea water) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again which produced methane gas --- a very explosive by-product.Â As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles, you can see what could --- and did happen.Â Methane gas would build up below deck and the first time some sailor came below deck with a lathernÂ
Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening.Â After that, the bundles were always stamped with "S.*.*.T." on them which meant to the sailors to "Ship High In Transit". In other words, store high enough off the lower deck so that any sea water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of explosive methane gas. Bet you didn't know the history of that word, did you?Â Neither did I.Â I always thought it was a golf term!