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US man claims to be world's
(If you don't
wake up, you might get the same treatment from your own Higher Self, till you get the
Friday, January 28,
"A Florida man says he might be the unluckiest guy in the
world. He claims that, in separate incidents, he's been robbed at gunpoint, stabbed in the chest,
bitten by snakes and, most recently, struck by lightning.
Four years ago, John Wade Agan said he was robbed at
gunpoint in his taxicab, roughed up and stuffed into the trunk of the car.
Three years ago, he drove to a fire station with a butcher
knife sticking out of his chest.
Two years ago, in a news conference from his hospital bed,
he told the world he'd been bitten by two different snakes at the same time.
Now, Agan, 47, occupies another hospital bed, befallen, he
said, by yet another freak calamity: lightning.
He said it happened on evening during a severe storm. He was
leaning over a metal kitchen sink, holding
a corded phone up to his ear, when he heard a loud boom. He
said he blacked out and awoke later surrounded
by paramedics with his right shoe off and a big hole in his
sock. He knows what people say about him, that he's
lying or somehow hurting himself, maybe to get pain
'I don't care what people say. Any day of the week, I'll go
take a drug test,' Agan said."
Air-Portal's Sleeping Quarters!
Air-Portal's Sleeping Quarters, Heathrow, London, Dec. 2010
Air-Portal Sleeping Quarters, Heathrow, London,
Air-Portal Sleeping Quarters, Heathrow, London, Dec. 2010
London Airports: Travellers'
"I had scheduled my flights to save money -
arriving at midnight in Luton, and flying out of Heathrow the following afternoon. This was the end
of a backpacking adventure, so by this stage I had bought or acquired a sleeping bag, ipod,
earplugs, books, sarong, cushy clothes (for a pillow), baby wipes (middle of summer, no showers and
walking around in joggers all day makes for smelly feet) and of-course, a beer sponsored lilo.
There were very few other travellers despite being the summer holidays, so I set myself and my
elaborate bedding up nearby - if one person was woken up and moved, I figured everyone would be and
hoped this would be a deterrent. Whether my strategy worked or the airport security just didn't
care, my sleep was only interrupted by frequent loud-speaker messages (despite the earplugs). The
staff (especially the early morning staff) were very helpful and even cheerful, despite having to
work at the crack of dawn. I would sleep here again, but make sure you're prepared for hard
surfaces and a cold night if you don't have some clothes or towels to lie on and cover yourself
with." by Phil
"I decided to sleep in from the last flight
through til morning. They have introduced triple seats designed so that you can't even slide in
under the arms. Floor has not a square centimeter of carpet, the steam cleaning man comes round
regularly, the annoy booms a warning not to leave baggage lying around.... And bizarrely they
occasionally emit a spray of 'nice' smell. Only two places to sleep. Opposite the hire car counters
there is one triple seat with no armrests, or the comfy bit behind the counter of the hire car
places. By the way take food with you. The all nighter is not good but is expensive. I don't think
Luton Airport looks kindly on anyone wanting a few hours kip. Oh and it gets amazingly cold at
three in the morning."
"Gatwick is a good airport to sleep at but has
become too popular!" (Vas)
"The cleaning staff were also going around
making lots of noise scraping stuff off the floor, with no regard for people trying to sleep. The
only bizarre thing was the armed police who would practice commando rolling down the corridors and
other 'stealth attack' tactics every few hours." (Tom)
"The police were lovely: they even bought me a
Airport: TRAVELLER COMMENTS....
"When trying to board my plane the next morning
they took me aside to search me for drugs as I must have looked completely devastated after one
night at Heathrow Airport." (.Nat.)
"Probably more comfortable than half of the
hotels I slept in." (Jamie Anderson)
"My god ...I would sooner eat my own face than
sleep here again. I was contemplating suicide at 3:30AM"
"I fully woke to the janitor guy touching my
"i was suddenly bitten by something on my left
arm at my elbow. I ignored it and than it bit me in my back. Now i had enough and i had a look at
my arm finally. And there where 3 massive big blotches in dark red.And i saw a strange looking
insect running away into the seat cover. "
"I don't understand why the airport doesn't
offer youth hostel-style accommodation in the T123 area - there would certainly be a market for
"FLEA INFESTATION causing 400 bites on exposed
flesh of lower legs, wrists, hands and rear of neck, occurred at London Heathrow departure terminal
3, 1st floor" (John E Pratt)
"LHR is one of the dirtiest, smelliest, most
crowded airports in the world."
"After getting into the arrivals part of the
terminal I crawled under the seats with a blanket.
Self airportraits: London
“Heathrow is our
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I just read this article over at the Daily Mail
about the rise of homeless people at London’s Heathrow airport.
A study over a three month period revealed that
there are 111 people sleeping permanently at Heathrow and the numbers are growing. In comparison,
only 20 people are believed to be living at Gatwick. More permanent residents are expected at both
airports. If you’ve stopped by this site at all over the past few weeks, you’ve probably also read
about Camp Stansted, which is geared towards the homeless travellers instead.
With airports being seen as “warm, comfortable
havens, the homeless take a rucksack, a change of clothes and they use the toilet areas to wash and
shave”. According to the director of a nearby homeless charity, “They’ll often be in travel gear,
so they appear as if they’re waiting to go off somewhere or have just come back. If you look the
part, you’ve a chance of being able to sleep without anyone disturbing you.’
One woman, Eram Dar, has been living at
Heathrow for a year and a half. A YEAR AND A HALF!!!! She says “Living at Heathrow is like being in
a good hotel. It is warm, very clean and you don’t get bothered. I think I’m very lucky to be
here.” Alrighty then…
Heathrow is a very large airport. On this site,
there has been some debate on which is the best place to sleep. If you arrive before the airport
opens and have not crossed security, Terminal 3 is the best opinion. In fact, even if you are in
the secured section, exiting the airport (depending on your visa) is a better option. Where to find
where people sleep:
Go to Terminal 3, Check in area Zone B. On the
map, look for the 1st floor (upper floor). People sleep in front of the WHS Smith, Pontis and Three
If you plan on sleeping, arrive very early
cause seats are taken early. Police do not hassle and the cleaners are polite. There is a 24 hour
coffee shop near by.
Killing time if you cant sleep: If you have a
laptop, the network called The Cloud allows you surf myspace sites for free. A better way to kill
time: Travel into the city. You can return to the airport early in the morning using the N9 bus
which runs from Piccadilly Circus 24 hours. It costs 2 pounds and not 1 pound as the websites
erroneously state. Avoid missing your flight: Get up early and make sure you are at your terminal
at least 1 hour before departure. Heathrow is a maze. Showers: All public showers are now closed
(despite what the map says). An alternative is to go into a baby changing room (they have sinks)
and sponge yourself. I did this and was not bothered by anyone. I was herded from one place to
another because staff did not think that the places I wound up at were suitable. I ended up with
almost 100 other people in a vast, freezing, loud, uncomfortable waiting area, with access to a
clean bathroom but no drinking fountain and no place to lie down but the floor -- the benches were
made of formed wood, bucket shaped, with metal armests preventing one from lying down. A few had no
backs, and the first persons to arrive had pushed them together and were lying perpendicular. As
they were male and I was female I did not think it was appropriate to lie down next to them, and as
they were asleep I did not want to ask them to move closer to each other so I could have a space.
Naturally everything was closed. The airport is full of signs but nothing actually explains the
things the overnight traveller needs to know. As far as I can tell the airport is not heated at
all, and relies on the presence of many human bodies to warm up. Next time I travel from US to
Prague I will do whatever it takes to avoid Heathrow at all costs!"
And, finally, somebody is greeting you in the
Arrival Area at the Airport!
Endgame Transport: Metro
Endgame City Transport:
Earth Changes Signs!
Earth Changes: Flash Floods !
Earth Changes: Life-Savers. As you can
see on the head of the Statue of Liberty in New York there is a similar phony frame with white rays
coming out of it, only on the pictures of our Sun the freme is holographic!!!
Lady's in waiting!
End Game Transportation!
Fat Russian police to be
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Russia's interior ministry has issued a warning to its pudgy police officers -- lose weight or get
The move comes as Russia seeks to cut its bloated police force and improve its image among foreign
tourists and investors.
'The fat and paunchy will not get through,' Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev was quoted as
telling a private meeting.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to cut the police force by a fifth, and increase its
professional level. The officers have even got a new uniform, with a more tailored look. Now they
have just a month to pass tests to prove their suitability in the slimmed-down force.
The liberal daily Novaya Gazeta joked about the cuts, saying 'If the interior ministry staff is cut
by 20-25 per cent, how much will that be in tonnes?'
'With puffy eyes, hanging cheeks, bull necks and huge bellies, many Saint Petersburg policemen look
unappetising,' complained Neva 24 website, saying that 12,000 of the city's 40,000 officers are
Endgame: Practice in Walking, Fishing,
Ice-Fishing and Bike Riding
Earth Changes: Fishing - idea from
Ice - Fishing - idea from USA!
Fishing - idea from North Korea!
Earth Changes: Car Wash ! Earth Changes: Emergency
Public Phones !
Pictures of the series "Learn to Fly"
Changes: Learn to fly
Earth Changes: Learn to Fly
Earth Changes: Learn to fly!
Earth Changes Fun!
1. A power line pole in the middle of the road (BuruBuru,
2. There will be a lot more of naked people from alternative realities soon! Naked woman in a
Earth Changes: Prefabricated
Swine flu illusions
Earth Changes' Holidays: Swine Flu in Mexico:
"Have been on holidays?" "Yes, 15 days in Mexico!"
These masks are a sign of fear, it
makes you more isolated from others and a good cover for non-humans (same as
B России, в Африке (in Russia, in
Africa and in Indonesia)
There are 2 Russian
movies I would recommend you to watch, called "Moscow doesn't Believe in Tears" and "Gloss",
American movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and Turkish movie "The Song of a
There is an old American movie, which
is worth watching "Live, Love and Learn".
I've been emailed a funny joke and for those, who is
not familiar with it, here it is:
"An ET was standing on the deck of a spaceship
holding up a book entitled..."To Serve
Many people got on the spaceship and just as
it was about to take off someone ran up to it and said:
"No, no, don't go...it is a cookbook...!!"
Russians make some jokes about the connection between
Colliders and Crises, that they fly hand in hand towards the Light at the end of the Tunnel; or
another joke: "Crises are happening because all the money are swallowed by Black Holes created by
Bet-loser Branson to be a
Virgin boss Richard Branson will serve as a flight attendant on an AirAsia X flight in February
next year after losing a cross-dressing bet to rival Tony Fernandes, officials said on Sunday.
The two men laid the wager over whose Formula One team would place higher in this year's
Although both teams completed the season with zero points, Fernandes' Lotus F1 team was placed
ahead of Branson's Virgin Racing by virtue of their better race finishing positions.
'It's confirmed February 21, 2011. Richard Branson will be a crew of AirAsia X,' Fernandes said in
a Twitter post late on Saturday, adding that the flight will take off from London Stansted Airport
bound for Kuala Lumpur.
Fernandes said last month that seats on the flight would be auctioned off for charity.
An AirAsia official said Branson would be required to wear make-up and high-heels, along with the
regulation red stewardess outfit, and would have to perform regular duties - including cleaning the
toilets - during the flight.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Belgium's Archbishop Hit by
Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 01:01pm
Belgian media says the country's ultraconservative Roman Catholic archbishop was hit in the face by
a pie during an All Saints Day service.
Footage of the incident released on Saturday showed a young man approaching Archbishop Andre
Leonard on Monday and smacking him with a pie.
A church official says the archbishop will not press charges against the unknown attacker.
The incident came amid growing turmoil within Belgium's Roman Catholic church, which faces an
investigation into hundreds of cases of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests.
Leonard himself shocked Catholics by sympathising with priests accused of pedophilia and by saying
that homosexuals deserved to get AIDS.
On Tuesday, Leonard's spokesman quit his job, saying he could no longer speak for a 'loose
Bishop attacked with broom mid service
German police say a man attacked the Roman Catholic Bishop of Muenster with a broom handle during
an Easter service in the city's cathedral...
Police say the 44-year-old man stormed through the packed church to the altar.
The man's motive was unclear but comes as Germany's Catholic Church is facing intense criticism
over a widening abuse scandal.
Monday, April 05, 2010 - 11:27am
Oh crap! Rider gets knocked off bike
Dog-poo bags strung together across a Brisbane street have left an elderly moped rider with neck
The booby trap sent the 74-year-old rider flying as he rode down Passage Street at Cleveland
A nearby bike rider says vandals created it using dog-poo bags from a nearby dispenser, and the
result could have been a lot more serious.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 01:33pm
Chavez trades office for
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez says he plans to turn over his office to flood victims and move
into a Bedouin tent given to him by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
'In the formal, number one office we can install some beds. It's big ... I'll just move to the
khaima (Bedouin tent) that Gaddafi gave me. Set it up in the garden,' Chavez said on national
television during a tour of a stricken Caracas neighbourhood.
He said he would use the tent much the same way Gaddafi uses his when he goes on foreign
'I'll greet presidents. Here comes President (Rafael) Correa (of Ecuador) ... well, I'll receive
him in the tent,' said Chavez.
Devastating floods and mudslides across Venezuela have killed at least 38 people and left thousands
homeless in recent weeks.
Chavez recently opened the doors of the presidential Miraflores Palace to 25 homeless families, who
will be moved to the headquarters of the presidential guard.
Chavez urged members of his cabinet and the commanders of the armed forces to follow his altruistic
'If you see a house in bad shape ... you've got to move those people you know where? To your
headquarters, to your office, where you've got air conditioning and a bathroom. Two families can be
housed there,' he said during a visit to a flood damaged home.
'Nicolas' Yellow House is pretty big,' said Chavez, referring to the building where Foreign
Minister Nicolas Maduro has his offices.
'A lot of people can live in there.'
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 11:30am
Police in Seattle caught a motorist using a lane reserved for cars with passengers with a dummy as
Officers stopped the car and found the driver had placed a stuffed doll from a children's show in
the front seat.
The driver said he was late for work and drove off with his daughter's doll so he could use the
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 08:49pm
Cardboard cops stops
Life-sized cardboard cut-outs of female police officers in mini skirts placed alongside roads are
slowing down speeding drivers in several Czech towns.
The mayor of Mrakotin, Miroslav Pozar, said drivers, including him, automatically slow down when
they see them.
He dismissed claims that this was because the drivers want to look at the officer's legs, rather
than her uniform.
Monday, December 13, 2010 - 02:31pm
Bosses ruin Christmas -
Many workers think their office Christmas party will be ruined if the boss turns up, according to a
Apart from spoiling the fun, employees worry an appearance from their manager could spark a violent
Of 2,000 adults surveyed by restaurant chain TGI Friday's, 27% said they feared they might not be
able to resist telling them exactly what they think of them.
One in eight was even concerned things might turn physical.
A third said having the boss around stopped everyone having fun, while one in five said they did
not want them to attend at all.
Just one per cent said they had quit their job at the office party.
Darrell Wade, commercial director of TGI Friday's UK, said: 'The office Christmas party is all
about cutting loose, having fun and celebrating all the hard work the staff have put in over the
'Bosses who want to join in the party should give their staff what they want, which is a mix of a
lively atmosphere, great food and indulgent cocktails.
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 08:17pm
Lottery win for gentleman
An act of gallantry paid huge dividends for a 'humble gentleman' who won $US17 million ($A17.31
million) in a Philippine lottery after letting a woman jump a queue and buy what would have been
his losing ticket.
The 63-year-old winner's elation when collecting his 741 million pesos ($A17.31 million) was tinged
with empathy for the excited lady who pushed in front of him.
'The woman cut in. He was being very gentlemanly so he just stepped back and allowed her,'
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chair Margie Juico told AFP.
'When he won, he kept thinking: how sad for that woman. She could have won the big prize if she had
just been patient.'
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 11:26am
Woman robbed after poo
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 10:55pm
An elderly woman was
pelted (bombarded) with human faeces after withdrawing cash on Sydney's North Shore and then robbed
by a man posing as a good citizen, police say. Police
suspect the attacker and the thief may have been the same person.
The 85-year-old victim had just withdrawn cash from an ATM at
Chatswood on Wednesday afternoon when she was hit from behind by human excrement.
A stranger then came to her aid and accompanied her to a toilet
to wash herself clean.
But instead of helping her, the man reached into her handbag and
took her wallet which was stuffed with cash, police said.
(People, who live in Sydney's North Shore (Australia) are
usually a very well off people and what happened to 85 years old female was definately staged
by her own Higher Self to teach her a lesson! These things are not happening by chance!
fish pedicure hits US
USA, modern fish pedicure,
Friday, April 09, 2010
The latest beauty treatment craze sweeping the world is a fish pedicure. In the procedure, a person
plunges their feet into a tank of water filled with tiny carp called Doctor fish or Garra Rufa, who
have a fondness for dead skin. The toothless fish nibble away any dead skin on the foot, leaving
them silky smooth. As the fish do not have any teeth, the procedure is painless, but does tickle. A
treatment can last anywhere between 15-30 minutes depending on the person's foot and most finish
with a foot massage and nail trimming. The procedure has long been accepted throughout Asia but is
breaking new ground in the US. It has become popular Washington DC where it is being offered at a
Northern Virginia spa. Men and women are buying into the craze.
I was done this pedicure in Turkey in 2012
Pythons in Cambodia in wedded blissss
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 - 06:46am
Hundreds of villagers have flocked to a wedding ceremony between a 4.8-metre, 90-kg female python
and her slightly smaller mate - both believed to be magic snakes that bring prosperity and peace.
The two-hour ceremony in Svay Rolum village, 20km south of the capital, Phnom Penh, ended on Monday
with two Buddhist monks blessing the pair and villagers showering them with flowers as wedding
music played. Most Cambodians, almost all Buddhists, also subscribe to animism - a belief that
spirits can inhabit living and inanimate objects. Whenever an odd animal makes an appearance, it is
cause for the superstitious to celebrate. 'We married these pythons to ask for health and
prosperity in our village,' said 41-year-old Neth Vy, owner of the female python named Chamrouen.
'We were told (by fortunetellers) that the two pythons are husband and wife and they need to live
together, and if we don't marry them we will meet bad luck,' said Neth Vy, who found the then-tiny
python while fishing 16 years ago. He said since the snake became part of the household, the
family's living conditions had steadily improved and no misfortune had befallen them. The male
python, named Kroung Pich, was caught 12 days ago by Hin Mao, a 44-year-old, childless woman who
said she regarded it as her son."
pictures of the Sun and Aurora are the best of
what Google can offer you!
These are the best pictures of the Moon and our
Sun Google can give you:
Preparations for the Solar Eclipse (India)!
Solar Eclipse's 'Scare Tactics' in India. Doctors would
tell you not to look straight into the Sun, that you would damage your eyes! Yes, if you are a
Reptilian or one of those. But otherwise it's Bullshit!
I am a living proof that it is not true! I don't wear sunglasses and look at the sun for all my
life, take pictures of it and it didn't damage my eyes! Poor people in 3rd World countries don't
wear sunglasses, work in the fields all the time and don't damage their eyes either! But the
medications/microchips/vaccinations etc., they do, not the Sun! Many pictures of Solar Eclipses are
in the book by Bayard Stockton "Catapult:
The Biography of Robert A. Monroe".
Earth Changes: 'Preparations' for the Solar
There are hundreds
of Solar Eclipses occuring in different parts of the world each year, by the
at One Tree Hill in South Australia
A bushfire threat at One Tree Hill in South Australia's Mt Lofty Rangers has been
The CFS advises that the threat to
public safety posed by the ONE TREE HILL fire
near One Tree Hill in the Northern Mt Lofty Ranges
Although the threat to your safety has
reduced, be aware that some risks are still present...
Monday, March 01, 2010 - 07:37pm
Singapore charity uses 'happy coffins'
A Singapore charity has announced the winners of an international art competition to design 'happy
coffins' to encourage the elderly and dying to celebrate life.
Six winning designs out of 733 entries from 37 countries were made into personalised coffins in
cooperation with a local funeral home...
Under the slogan My Life, My Coffin the foundation said it wanted to encourage people to think 'out
of the box' about taboos surrounding death.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 01:49pm
Live-saving exercise a real emergency (Australia)
A training exercise on Port Botany turned into a real emergency when chilly waters left nearly 70
surf life savers needing medical help. Hypothermia and sea-sickness set in as the volunteers
plunged into the sea on Saturday morning, simulating aircraft passengers stranded in the water
awaiting rescue. The exercise was conducted to test the capability of emergency rescue workers in
the event of an aeroplane crashing at Sydney Airport. But about midday, many began to struggle as
they hovered in the cold ocean, with paramedics saying the water temperature was about 12C. The
Ambulance Service of NSW treated 69 people, including 12 for hypothermia and many more who were
affected by sea-sickness. Five adults were taken to St George Hospital and one child was taken to
Sydney Children's Hospital, an ambulance spokesman said. One volunteer described how he tried to
escape the icy conditions. '(I've) been in the water for a while, I was one of the swimmers, we
were huddled up in a bunch and got in a lifecraft and the wind chill was just, yeah, it's been very
cold,' he told the Seven Network.
Authorities defended the operation.
'Obviously once we had started to have authentic patients, we
did have to adjust, which is what we would have to do in a real situation,' NSW Police
Superintendent Karen McCarthy said. Police Minister Michael Daley said Exercise Splash was aimed at
testing the readiness of police and firefighters to undertake a mass rescue operation and their
ability to rescue passengers. 'This is the plan you'll see swing into action if a jumbo goes down
at Sydney Airport,' he said in a statement on Saturday. 'Just last year, when a plane ditched into
the Hudson River in New York, we saw how important this preparation and training can be.'
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 08:21pm
Jogger charged for running
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 02:34am
..A jogger in Florida has been charged with public indecency after running down a street wearing
only swimming goggles.
A policeman followed the 18-year-old in his car, telling him to stop.
When he didn't the officer stunned him with a taser.
On his way to hospital, he reportedly explained to the police that he had super powers!
(Then he might Taser them! LM)
Hey, amid the chaos and the challenges don't forget to smile (recommended
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Abbott to return in budgie
smugglers (Opposition Leader of Australia)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Be warned: Tony Abbott hasn't thrown out his budgie smugglers. 'It's winter,' he said when they
asked him to 'join the dots' between the good polls and his absent swimmers.
Which means they will make a reappearance in summer. 'I don't know whether people look forward to
it, but they'll see me in them again,' Mr Abbott said.
The opposition leader also agreed with a theory that women were smarter than men. 'My daughters are
much smarter than I am,' he said.
Clown doctors prescribe
a good laugh
The clown doctor, who co-founded a charitable organisation which now brightens the lives of child
patients across the country, says those in hospital were usually itching for a laugh.
'When you're in pain and suffering ... it's not like the last thing you want is to do is have a
laugh,' said NSW-based Dr Loony, aka Jean-Paul Bell.
'You'll grab a laugh instantly just to escape where you're at - humour has that effect where it
gives you a brief out-of-body experience.'
Mr Bell founded The Humour Foundation along with a real doctor, Dr Peter Spitzer aka 'Dr
Fruit-Loop', in the late 1990s and the service has now expanded to about 70 clown doctors.
These red-nosed, lab coat-wearing pranksters have become a common sight in children's wards where
they insert slapstick gags and sleight-of-hand tricks into an otherwise sterile environment.
A clown doctor's round can include constructing a balloon hammer for a sick child to meter out some
justice, or a festive re-decoration of their bed with toilet paper.
While the focus was on children, Mr Bell said clown doctors aimed to 'release the pressure valve'
for parents too.
'I came to a room and there was a couple there with their two daughters, and the nine-year-old ...
she was incredibly thin,' Mr Bell said recounting a recent visit to a Sydney hospital.
'You could see they were all very stressed and there was a book on the bed that said Living with
Anorexia and they were all staring at it.'
Mr Bell described how he, as Dr B Loony, proclaimed: 'Oh, I devour books like this' before he
pretended to eat the book and a series of other gags.
It was a clown doctor's job to find something 'absurd' that would give a family the chance to laugh
and to 'reconnect', he said.
'The family had a great laugh for a minute, and they really needed it because they were backed into
a corner (emotionally) at that time,' Mr Bell said.
Clown doctors could also be called on to help with the dramas coming in the door of a hospital's
A distressed child may need to be distracted long enough to allow an assessment in emergency cases,
like car accidents, where their parents may also need treatment.
Mr Bell said he did some of his most serious clowning - or 'embedded humour therapy' - in the
children's burns unit.
'To reduce pain by distracting a child is a great skill,' he said.
'It does take a little bit of lunacy at sometimes ... to get them to a state of half-crying,
Mr Bell has written a book about his and other clown doctors' experiences in the nation's
hospitals. The book, Laughter is the Best Medicine, which is published by Hachette Australia, is in
Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 08:46am
salary spreads cheer
The job of bringing joy to the world is up for grabs as a newly-formed charity seeks a director of
The successful applicant to the Movement for Happiness must have a vision of society in which
people are motivated by more than just money - although, to be on the safe side, the job is
offering a far from miserable salary of $A131,000 a year.
The movement has been formed by Lord Layard, of the London School of Economics, who became known as
the Government's 'happiness czar' for his work studying income and its effect on our
The other co-founders are Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College; and Geoff Mulgan, former
head of policy at 10 Downing Street.
They believe that increases in material wealth in the West have failed to deliver a happier
'We hope it will become a mass movement, extending far beyond our borders, with members who are
committed to trying to produce more happiness in all spheres of life,' Lord Layard told The
In an advertisement for the post of director (who will 'need to have proven leadership ability')
the founders said: 'We hope this movement will help to shift our culture away from selfish
materialism towards more rewarding forms of social engagement.'
In the meantime, however, there is the prickly question of how much to pay the director.
Lord Layard has previously said bigger salaries do not necessarily lead to greater contentment.
Evidence from the United States, he said, had shown that increases in salary beyond $A98,000 do not
lead to significantly greater increases in happiness.
'We have got to be able to pay a proper salary,' said Lord Layard.
'We would not be ruling out $A131,000 for the right person. They would have to believe in the
message - to change the culture away from feeling that your main job in life is what you can get,
to what you can contribute - and have some sort of imaginative flair as well as organisational
Lord Layard is a founder director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE and runs its
He argues there seven influential factors on our wellbeing: family relationships, financial
situation, work, community and friends, health, personal freedom and personal values.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 02:49am
A purrfect union,
man marries his cat
A German postman has married his obese
and asthmatic cat Cecilia, saying he wanted to tie the knot before his elderly furry friend
dies, the Bild tabloid reported on Monday.
'Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed,'
said the single Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, from Possendorf near Dresden in eastern Germany.
'Our hearts beat as one; it's unique!'
Because marrying an animal is illegal, Mitzscherlich paid E300 ($A433) to a television actress to
play officiator in the ceremony, while the groom's twin brother Erik served as witness.
The happy couple dressed up for the occasion, Mitzscherlich in a wedding suit and top hat and
15-year-old Cecilia, who loudly miaowed her way through the exchanging of vows, in a white
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 07:52am
(I was watching Russian News today (6th Nov 2009) and the reporter mentioned the statistics for
Swine Flu in Russia:
13 dead and about 1000 sick (for about 500 millions people living in Russia). Nevertheless, all
schools have been closed for 2 weeks and from the 9th of November, they will be closed for another
2 weeks. In some regions of Russia the masks over the mouth are compulsory and you'll be fined if
you don't wear it. Lots of people in Russia are wearing masks now. These ridiculous demands look
more like a wish to cover human faces with something. Most hired attackers (civilian/military) put
black bag with openings for the eyes or helmets to cover the whole head; arab women cover the
whole body with black covers inc. head (and you can hide a man or an alien under those clothes);
and now should we all have to cover our faces with masks against non existent
virus? By shaking hands with these other people of different vibration, it
wouldn't be hard to feel that they are not like you (most likely they will refuse to do that
anyway). So now, under the disguise of swine flu, the official video has been distributed, which is
demonstrating how to shake hands without touching each other and it's called
that we have more and more non-humans from merging Parallel Earths, who are scared to show their
faces, but the time is coming that they will. But why such a fear? I find it interesting to meet
non-humans, I am opened!
More on that on My Travels in Parallel Earths link,
China Braces for
September 12, 2009 - 07:55am
Tens of millions of people could be infected with swine flu in China in the coming months, a health
ministry official said.
'According to expert estimates, our nation during the autumn season might have several tens of
millions infected with A(H1N1),' Liang Wannian, deputy director of the ministry's health emergency
office, told a press conference.
Liang said of that total, 'half of them could experience clinical symptoms, several millions will
seek medical help, and serious cases and fatalities will be unavoidable.'
The spread of A(H1N1) influenza in China has gathered pace as the autumn months approach, Liang
said, with over half of the nation's nearly 7,000 cases detected between August 24 and September
Of those cases, nearly 95 per cent were contracted within China, whereas the vast majority of cases
reported from June to August originated abroad, he said.
'The situation we face is not optimistic,' Liang said, noting that the virus had been found in all
of China's 31 provinces and regions.
'We are facing severe challenges in our prevention and control work.'
China has so far reported no swine flu deaths.
The State Council, or cabinet, on Thursday issued new regulations on handling A(H1N1) outbreaks,
ordering the ministries of health and education, and the food and drug administration to coordinate
prevention and control.
Since June, China has witnessed over 200 'large-scale' outbreaks of swine flu with over 85 per cent
of them occurring in schools or at school-related activities, Liang said.
China is soon expected to launch a nationwide vaccination program. The World Health Organisation
has said it could be the first country in the world to do so."
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