Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why is it that plastic bags NEVER open from the end on your first try?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is still wet?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
If questions like these are driving you insane, consider the statistics on sanity say that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s really you.
Bonus: At the bottom of the screen you can click a link to view the 10 richest people in the world
If you’re looking for happiness, go and live in Denmark.
It is the happiest country in the world while Burundi in Africa is the most unhappy, according to a report by a British scientist released Friday.
Adrian White, an analytical social psychologist at the University of Leicester in central England, based his study on data from 178 countries and 100 global studies from the likes of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.
“We’re looking much more at whether you are satisfied with your life in general,” White told Reuters. “Whether you are satisfied with your situation and environment.”
The main factors that affected happiness were health provision, wealth and education, according to White who said his research had produced the “first world map of happiness.”
Following behind Denmark came Switzerland, Austria, Iceland and the Bahamas.
At the bottom came the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Burundi. The United States came in at 23rd, Britain was in 41st place, Germany 35th and France 62nd.
Countries involved in conflicts, such as Iraq, were not included
Full List of 100 Cities (From Most to Least Overweight)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
Baton Rouge, LA
El Paso, TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Greensboro-High Point, NC
Fort Wayne, IN
Charleston-North Charleston, SC
New Orleans-Metairie, LA
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Kansas City, MO-KS
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Portland-South Portland, ME
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
New Haven-Milford, CT
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Austin-Round Rock, TX
St. Louis, MO-IL
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
Colorado Springs, CO
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
By Harvey Tobkes
For many years we were very good friends with a couple I will call Bob and Barbara Shnorra.
They are wonderful company; he’s an accountant with a great sense of humor and his stories keep me laughing; she is charming, well informed, agreeable, upbeat and always smiling. So, what’s the problem? Oh! No problem, except when it comes to dining at a restaurant.
Their little game, which took us a while to uncover, is to order the most expensive choices on the menu. A two pound lobster for her, right on! The 48 ounce sirloin for him, O.K., he says he had a busy day and skipped lunch. It’s Barbara (she has no restraint) who informs the waiter that the Shnorras will have another round of drinks, while Anita (meekly) protests, “Oh, no more for us, thank you.”
So, what’s wrong? They simply play this little ruse every time we are eating out. Why? Well, maybe it’s his background in accounting, but these 2 crafty individuals know we will be subsidizing the meal by splitting the check. So, they go all out to order the most expensive dishes. For our part, when Anita and I hear what they ordered, we start looking at the least expensive things on the menu to offset, so that makes it even better for them.
In what may be a friendship ending plot, we decided to do something about this rip-off. Last night they ordered first (as usual $$$$$) and then we ordered 2nd as usual ($). The waiter was about to leave when I said, to him, “Please change our order, we are not that hungry tonight, so just bring us the wine we ordered and please don’t forget we will want separate checks.” So now the Schnorras had to pay with the emphasis on pay for their costly food choices. Their mouths fell open and stayed that way even before the food arrived.
I think they crossed us off their list of patsies; somehow, I don’t think we will be seeing them anytime soon.