This week's chuckle was sent in by Neil T. and features a clip from the TV show The Simpsons that is so popular, it has become an internet meme. That's a paddlin', is the response of Jasper Beardly, a local senior who steps in to teach when the show's teachers go on strike in the Season 6 episode The PTA Disbands. I love when canoeing references are used in pop culture, especially one with a pun...
When you're trying on new hiking shoes at outdoors stores, are you ever tired of walking up and down the measly 1 foot rock-ramp? Well, your prayers have been answered! When the salesperson points to their paved rock-way, just politely interrupt them, and take the boots to this 10m rocky walkway just off College Street in Toronto. Now you're hiking!
The Star reports this week that a team of researchers at Newcastle University have found that putting up a poster with eyes staring down at your bike reduced bike theft by 62%!
“One strong possibility is that the images of eyes work by making people feel watched,” said the lead author of the paper, Professor Daniel Nettle. “We care what other people think about us, and as a result we behave better when we feel we are being observed."
In a related BBC TV interview about the study, another expert points out that humans are like other animals: they glare at any enemy to protect themselves or their belongings. "There are birds, insects, animals out there that use exactly the same principle," David Holmes told the BBC.
Here's a great chuckle that came out this week for April Fools.
The Fully Booked Tent is a limited edition production of a tent, that looks like a book.
Your new FieldCandy kit will include your cool cotton inner tent, your chosen designer flysheet (complete with matching bag) A-frame poles, a hammer, pegs (plus puller!) a spares pack, combination padlocks, a clear instruction sheet, owner's manual and a carry bag.
FieldCandy tents are much larger than most two person tents. Affording you not only a comfy and spacious sleeping area but also a multi purpose lobby.
Size 3.55m(L) x 1.7m(W) x 1.4m(H) Weight 6.3kg
For book lovers everywhere, this tent costs $764.41 and is a limited run of 195.