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Today is Tuesday, February 25
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Today, February 25 in 
1837 Thomas Davenport patented the first commercial
electrical motor. There was no practical electical
distribution system available and Davenport went bankrupt.

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With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind
belief in another.
--- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.
--- Solomon Short
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Today's Bonehead Award: Mad Mike Hughes killed himself __________________________________________ A Marine had been sitting in a bar all night, staring at a girl wearing the tightest pants he had ever seen. Finally his curiosity gets the best of him, so he walks over and asks, "How do you get in those pants?" The young woman looks him over and replies, "Well, you could start by buying me a drink." __________________________________________ Thanks to Jean for sending this picture: __________________________________________ Two social workers were walking through a rough part of the city in the evening. They heard moans and muted cries for help from a back lane. Upon investigation, they found a semi-conscious man in a pool of blood. "Help me, I've been mugged and viciously beaten" he pleaded. The two social workers turned and walked away. One remarked to her colleague: "You know the person that did this really needs help. ___________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD AND a DARWIN AWARD has been earned by

Mad Mike's last ride

Mike Hughes, Barstow, California A self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground, a colleague and a witness said. “Mad" Mike Hughes died after the homemade rocket crashed on private property near Barstow about 1:52 p.m. near Highway 247, the Daily Press of Victorville reported. Waldo Stakes, a colleague who was at the rocket launch, said Hughes, 64, was killed. “It was unsuccessful, and he passed away," Stakes told The Associated Press. He declined further comment. Justin Chapman, a freelance journalist, told the AP that he and his wife witnessed the crash. The rocket appeared to rub against the launch apparatus, which might have torn the parachutes attached to it, Chapman said. The rocket came straight down into the ground, Chapman said. According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department statement, deputies were called to the event. “A man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert during a rocket launch event,” the statement said. The sheriff’s department did not identify the person who died. In March 2018, Hughes, who believed the Earth is flat, propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert. “My story really is incredible,” Hughes told the AP at the time. “It’s got a bunch of story lines — the garage-built thing. I’m an older guy. It’s out in the middle of nowhere, plus the Flat Earth. The problem is it brings out all the nuts also, people questioning everything. It’s the downside of all this.” Mad Mike Hughes insisted that the earth is flat, and that unmanned testing was not necessary. He also argued against balancing single nozzle rockets. Most likely his rocket was still accelerating when it arced over and down into the dirt. His method of propulsion was storing low pressure steam in an electric water heater, that he had bought on eBay. Somehow he believed that using thermite to heat the water, or propane, was too dangerous. None of his rockets ever went higher than a COSTCO drone. He could have used one of those to take pictures of the earth, or taken a regular flight. They go up to a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet now, and land relatively gently.
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  In 1994, a New Mexico jury awarded $ 2.9 million U.S. in
damages to
 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who suffered third-degree burns
to her legs,
 groin and buttocks after spilling a cup of McDonald's
coffee on herself.

 This case inspired an annual award - The "Stella" Award -
for the most
frivolous lawsuit in the U.S. The ones listed below are
clear candidates.

 All these cases are verging on the outright ridiculous and
yet (in the good  old USA) with the
right attorney you could win anything! (see OJ trial)

 1. January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin Texas was
awarded $780,000  by a jury of her
peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who
was running amuck inside a furniture
store. The owners of the store were
understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the
misbehaving little  prick was Ms.
Robertson's son.

2. June 1998: A 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won
$74,000 and  medical expenses when
his neighbour ran over his hand with a Honda Accord.
Mr. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the
wheel of the  car, when he was
trying to steal his neighbour's hubcaps.

3. October 1998: A Terrence Dickson of Bristol Pennsylvania
was leaving a  house he had just
finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to
get the garage door to go up, because
the automatic door opener was  malfunctioning. He couldn't
re-enter the house because the door
connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it
shut. The family was on vacation. Mr.
Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days.
He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he
found, and a large bag of dry dog food.
Mr. Dickson sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the
situation caused him undue mental
anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of half a million
dollars.

4. October 1999: Jerry Williams of Little Rock Arkansas was
awarded $14,500 and medical expenses
after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door
neighbour's beagle. The beagle was on a
chain in it's owner's fenced-in yard, as was Mr. Williams.
The award was less than sought
because the
jury felt the dog may have been provoked by Mr. Williams
who, at the time, was shooting it
repeatedly with a pellet gun.

5. May 2000: A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay
Amber Carson of Lancaster,
Pennsylvania $113,500 after she slipped on soft drink and
broke her coccyx. The beverage was on
the floor because Ms. Carson threw it at
her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

6. December 1997: Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware
successfully sued the owner of a night club
in a neighbouring city when she fell from the bathroom
window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth.
This occurred while Ms.Walton was
trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to
avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge.
She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

7. And just so you know that cooler heads do occasionally
prevail: Kenmore Inc., the makers of
Dorothy Johnson's microwave, were found not liable for the
death of Mrs. Johnson's poodle after
she gave it a bath and attempted to dry it by putting the
poor creature in her microwave for,
"just a few minutes, on low." The case was quickly
dismissed.

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I don't know whether the above are true, or just typical.

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A man who takes great pride in his lawn has a heavy crop of
dandelions. After unsuccessfully
trying every known way of getting rid of them, he writes to
the Department of Agriculture
enumerating all of the things he has tried. At the end of
the letter, he asks, "What shall I do
now?"

In due course he receives the reply: "We suggest you learn
to love them."

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Young dandelions make delicious salad! They look and 
taste like Arrigula, maybe a bit stronger. I love them
with tiny flecks of onion and Kraft Raspberry dressing.

Right now, though, they are lurking under the snow,
just waiting to sproing up when we go onto Summer time
and the snow goes away till November.

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Some wacky definitions.
SALESMAN -- man with ability to convince wife she'd look fat
in mink.
CANNIBAL -- person who likes to see other people stewed.
EGOCENTRIC -- a person who believes he is everything you
know you are.
FOREIGN FILM -- any movie shown in Texas or Alberta theater
that isn't a western.
MAGAZINE -- bunch of printed pages that tell you what's
coming in the next issue - or the most
important part of a gun.
COLLEGE: The four-year period when parents are permitted
access to the car.
EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Police station, fire department and
places that deliver.
OPERA: When a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of
bleeding he sings.
BUFFET: A French word that means "Get up and get it
yourself."
BABY-SITTER: A teen-ager who must behave like an adult so
that the adults who are out can behave
like teen-agers.
TRAFFIC LIGHT -- apparatus that automatically turns red when
your car approaches.
PIONEER -- early American who was lucky enough to find his
way out of the woods.
PEOPLE -- some make things happen, some watch things happen,
and the majority has no idea what's
happened.
SWIMMING POOL -- a mob of people yakking in chlorinated
piss.
SELF-CONTROL -- the ability to eat only one peanut.
TATTOO: Permanent proof of temporary insanity.
 
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Today February 25 in
1570 England's Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope
Pius V.

1751 Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in
the U.S.

1793 The department heads of the U.S. government met with
U.S. President Washington for the
first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.

1836 Samuel Colt received U.S. Patent No. 138 (later 9430X)
for a "revolving-cylinder pistol."
It was his first patent.

1837 Thomas Davenport patented the first commercial
electrical motor. There was no practical
electical distribution system available and Davenport went
bankrupt.

1901 The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P.
Morgan.

1913 The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was
ratified. It authorized a graduated
(Marxist) income tax.

1919 The state of Oregon became the first state to place a
tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent
per gallon.

1928 The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S.
television license to Charles Jenkins
Laboratories in Washington, DC.

1930 The bank check photographing device was patented.

1933 The aircraft carrier Ranger was launched. It was the
first ship in the U.S. Navy to be
designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier
for WWII.

1940 The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played
in the first hockey game to be
televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New
York with one camera in a fixed
position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.

1948 Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia.

1956 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late
Josef Stalin in a speech before a
Communist Party congress in Moscow.

1972 Germany gave a $5 million ransom to Arab terrorists who
had hijacked a jumbo jet.

1986 Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the
Philippines after 20 years of rule after a
tainted election.

1999 William King was sentenced to death for the racial
murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX.
Two other men charged were later convicted for their
involvement.

1999 In Moscow, China's Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and
Russia's President Boris Yeltsin discussed
trade and other issues.

2000 In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City
police officers of second-degree murder
and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of
Amadou Diallo.

2005 Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings
in Wichita, KS. He later pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.

2020  smiled.

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