The story of Roy Sullivan

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Statistically, getting hit by lightning seven times is about twenty-two septillion to one. That’s 22,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. to 1. Still that is what happened to Roy Sullivan, a park ranger a Virginia National Park.

In April 1942, Sullivan was in a fire tower when a thunderstorm struck. According to Sullivan himself,  the bolt created a half inch stripe down his right leg and caused the nail on his big toe to fall off.

The second time Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning in July 1969. A summer storm hit while he was driving his truck and a flash came through his open window, striking him, charring his wristwatch and burning his eyebrows.

The third time Roy was struck by lightning, he was home, tending to his garden, when a clear sky turned ominous and lightning struck a power transformer nearby. Besides the transformer being hit, Sullivan got a glancing blow to his shoulder. At this point, Roy was getting nicknames like “The Human Lightning Rod.”

Roy himself described the fourth time he was struck as, “There was a gentle rain, but no thunder until just one big clap, the loudest thing I ever heard. When my ears stopped ringing, I heard something sizzling. It was my hair on fire.”

The fifth one supposedly happened again while traveling in his truck in a storm. After he felt the storm had passed, he exited his truck only to be hit and knocking him to the ground.

The sixth time, he claimed he was convinced the storm was following him and out to get him. He was hit, resulting in serious burns on his chest and stomach area.

Finally the seventh time he was struck by lightning was while he was fishing. He once again sustained burns and nearly lost consciousness before picking himself up and heading to the car to go seek medical treatment.

An eventful life of Frane Selak

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On a cold January day in 1962, a Croatian music teacher named Frane Selak was traveling from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik by train. Well, that’s where he thought he was going.

Little did he know the train carrying Selak in 1962 jumped the tracks and plunged into an icy river but he managed to swim back to shore very happy to be alive.

One year later, Selak was on a plane when a door blew off the plane and he was sucked out of the aircraft. Selak woke up in a hospital – he’d been found in a haystack and had only minor injuries.

In 1966 he was riding on a bus that went off the road and into a river.

Then in 1970 he was driving along when his car suddenly caught fire. He managed to stop and get out just before the fuel tank exploded and engulfed the car in flames.

Shockingly in 1973 a faulty fuel pump sprayed gas all over the engine of another of Selak’s car while he was driving it, blowing flames through the air vents. His only injury: he lost most of his hair. His friends started calling him “Lucky.”

To continue in 1995 he was hit by a city bus in Zagreb but received only minor injuries.

Then in 1996 he was driving on a mountain and drove the car through a guardrail, jumped out, landed in a tree – and watched his car explode 300 feet below.

But how does the story of Frane Selak end? Luckily, of course. In June 2003, at the age of 74, Selak bought his first lottery ticket in 40 years … and won more than $1 million.

“I am going to enjoy my life now, buy a house, a car, and a speedboat, and to marry his girlfriend.

(He’d been married four times before and reflected, “My marriages were disasters, too.”)

261 words for fart

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Urban Dictionary has released 261 slang terms that are apparently for the action of farting in the English language. And here are those 261 words for fart.

1. 1-man salute
2. 7.4 on the Rectum scale
3. Acid-rain maker
4. After the thunder comes the rain
5. Air bagel
6. Airbrush your boxers
7. Anal acoustics
8. Anal ahem
9. Anal audio
10. Anal salute
11. Anal volcano
12. Arse blast
13. Ass blaster
14. Ass-scented methane
15. Ass biscuit
16. Ass thunder
17. Ass whistle
18. A turd whistling for the right of way
19. Backdoor breeze
20. Backfire
21. Bad sprinkling
22. Baking brownies
23. Barking spiders
24. Bean blower
25. Beep your horn
26. Belch from behind
27. Better open a window
28. Blast off
29. Blast the chair
30. Blasting the ass trumpet
31. Blat
32. Blow ass
33. Blow mud
34. Blow the big brown horn
35. Blowing the butt bugle
36. Blowing you a kiss
37. Bomber
38. Bottom blast
39. Bottom burp
40. Break the sound barrier without a plane
41. Break wind
42. Breath of fresh air
43. Brown horn brass choir
44. Brown thunder
45. Bun shaker
46. Burnin’ rubber
47. Buster
48. Busting ass
49. Butt bleat
50. Butt burp
51. Butt hair harmony
52. Butt percussion
53. Butt trauma
54. Butt trumpet
55. Butt tuba
56. Buttock bassoon
57. Cheek flapper
58. Cheesin’
59. Colonic calliope
60. Crack a rat
61. Crack one off
62. Crack splitters
63. Crimp off some breakfast biscuits
64. Crop dusting (surreptitiously farting while passing thru a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust)
65. Crowd splitter
66. Cut a stinker
67. Cut loose
68. Cut the cheese
69. Cut the wind
70. Death Breath
71. Deflate
72. Doing the one-cheek sneak
73. Doorknob
74. Drop a barking spider
75. Drop a bomb
76. Drop ass
77. Dropped a bomb
78. Eggy
79. Empty my tank
80. Exercising the meat nozzle (not sure if this one doesn’t belong in a different category)
81. Exploding bottom
82. Explosion between the legs
83. Exterminate
84. Fart
85. Fire a stink torpedo
86. Fire the retro-rocket
87. Firing scud missiles
88. Fizzler
89. Flame thrower
90. Flamer
91. Flapper
92. Flatulate
93. Flatulence
94. Flatus
95. Flipper
96. Float an air biscuit
97. Floof
98. Fluffy
99. Fog slicer
100. Fowl howl
101. Fragrant fuzzy
102. Free-floating anal vapors
103. Free Jacuzi
104. Freep
105. Frequency Actuated Rectal Tremor
106. Fumigate
107. Funky rollers
108. Gas attack
109. Gas blaster
110. Gas from the ass
111. Gas master
112. Gaseous intestinal by-products
113. Ghost turd
114. Give a dirty look at the person next to you
115. Grandpa
116. Gravy pants
117. Great brown cloud
118. Hailing Emperor Crush
119. Hey, did you fart? Because you blew me away! (pick-up line)
120. Heinus anus
121. Hole flappage
122. Hole flapper
123. Honk
124. HUMrrhoids
125. Hydrogen bomb
126. I made a pootie
127. If you are that embarrassed about it, you can always blame it on me.
128. Ignition
129. Insane in the methane
130. Invert a burp
131. It’s low tide
132. Jet propulsion
133. Jockey burner
134. Jumping guts
135. Just calling your name
136. Just keeping warm
137. Just the noise
138. Kaboom
139. K-Fart
140. Kill the canary
141. Lay a wind loaf
142. Lay an air biscuit
143. Leave a gas trap
144. Let a beefer
145. Let each little bean be heard
146. Let one fly
147. Let one go
148. Let the beans out
149. Lethal cloud
150. Letting one rip
151. Lingerer
152. Made a gas blast
153. Make a stink
154. Make a trumpet of one’s ass (John Milton)
155. Mating call of the barking spider
156. Methane Bomb
157. Methane production experiment
158. Moon gas
159. Mud duck
160. Must be a sewer around
161. Nose death
162. Odor bubble
163. Odorama
164. One man jazz band
165. One-gun salute
166. Painting the elevator
167. Pant stainer
168. Panty burp
169. Parp
170. Party in your pants
171. Pass gas
172. Pass wind
173. Play the tuba
174. Playing the trouser tuba
175. Plotcher (aka a wet one … bad form, points taken off for emmitting one of these)
176. Poof
177. Poop gas
178. Poot
179. Pop
180. Pop a fluffy
181. Preventing Spontaneous Human Combustion (South Park)
182. Prove it
183. Prupe (Norwegian–the E has two dots over it)
184. Puff, the Magic Dragon
185. Quack
186. Rebuild the ozone layer one poof at a time
187. Rectal honk
188. Rectal shout
189. Rectal tremor
190. Release a squeeker
191. Release an ass buscuit
192. Release gas
193. Rep
194. Rimshot
195. Rip ass
196. Rip one
197. Ripple fart
198. Roast the Jockeys
199. Rotting vegetation
200. Safety
201. Salute your shorts
202. SAS (silent and scentless)
203. SBD (silent but deadly)
204. Set off an SBD
205. Shit fumes
206. Shit honker
207. Shit vapor
208. Shoot the cannon
209. Shoppin’ at Wal-Fart
210. Silent but deadly (SBD)
211. Singe the carpet
212. Singing the Anal Anthem
213. Skunk smells his own smell first!
214. Sounding the sphincter scale
215. Sounds like a barking spider
216. Sounds like a wompus cat
217. Sphincter song
218. Spit a brick
219. Squeak one out
220. Squeeker
221. Steamer
222. Step on a duck
223. Step on a frog
224. Stink bomb
225. Stink Burger
226. Strangling the stank monkey
227. Stress release
228. Tail wind
229. Telegraph from Ft. A-hole to Cmdr. Nostril announcing the arrival of Gen. Shat
230. That felt good
231. The closest you get to craping while standing up
232. The colonic calliope
233. The dog did it
234. The F bomb
235. The gluteal tuba
236. The Sound and the Fury
237. The stink’s gone into the fabric
238. The third state of matter
239. The toothless one speaks
240. Thunder pants
241. Thunderspray
242. Toilet tune
243. Toot
244. Toot your own horn
245. Trelblow
246. Triple flutter blast
247. Trouser cough
248. Trouser trumpet
249. Turd honking
250. Turd hooties
251. Turn on the A/C in your large intestine
252. Uncorked symphony
253. Under burp
254. Venting one
255. Wet one
256. What smell?
257. What the dog did
258. Whoever smelt it dealt it
259. Wrong way burping
260. Your voice has changed, but your breath is still the same.
261. Zinger

Questions on killer bananas and baby pigeons

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QUESTION 1 – Can eating more than 6 bananas in one sitting be deadly?
It’s sometimes said that eating a lot of bananas at once could be dangerous – it has even been suggested that eating more than six in one sitting could kill you. Can this really be true? Potassium levels are dangerously high! So how dangerous is potassium?

Actually, if the level of potassium in the body is too low or too high it can result in an irregular heartbeat, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea. But for a healthy person, “it would be impossible to overdose on bananas,” says Catherine Collins, a dietitian at St George’s Hospital in London. “You would probably need around 400 bananas a day to build up the kind of potassium levels that would cause your heart to stop beating… Bananas are not dangerous.”

QUESTION 2 – Why do we never see baby pigeons?
Visit any town or city, and pigeons are everywhere. But there is something odd about pigeons. We see them old and hobbling around, but we never see their babies. The answer is rooted in the origin of the pigeon itself.

Pigeons that we see in our cities  are descended from rock doves, and remain essentially the same bird. So they take after their wild rock dove ancestors, which are very secretive when it comes to situating their nests. But today, with an absence of edgy cliffs and rocky crags in our cities, the feral pigeon must make do, constructing its nest in church towers, abandoned buildings or beneath bridges. Since we don’t often enter such spaces, we don’t often get to see the contents of a pigeon’s nest.

Ways to give yourself time before answering
– That’s a (good/fascinating) question…
– How can I put this…
– You see…
– What I’m trying to say is . . .

Ways to say I don’t know
– Just because.
– That’s the way it is.
– I haven’t the foggiest
– You’ll have to ask him/her

 

8 more awkward questions to answer
1. Why is grass green?
2. Why don’t all fish die when lightening hits the sea?
3. Where do bees go in winter?
4. Why does cutting onions make you cry?
5. If sheep can’t sleep what do they count?
6. Why does Superman wear his shorts over the trousers?
7. If a turtle has no shell do you call him naked or homeless?
8. If a building is already built why is it called a building?