Ridiculous news flash(es)

Sometimes I want to put down the books, the vacuum cleaner, the laundry basket and the wooden spoon and feed my brain inconsequential stupidity just because it’s entertaining.

Sorry not sorry.

For instance, did you know that when a woman offers a male partner a freshly baked brownie from the still warm pan by saying “you want one from the edge or from the middle” and he responds with “doesn’t matter they all taste the same” this would be immediate grounds for divorce?

I learned that from twitter. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I also learned from twitter that the folks living in Brampton, Ontario, a 30 minute drive north-west from Toronto, will call police when spotting alligators swimming in the frigid creeks among the Canada Geese. The fact that a) there are no gators swimming freely among Canada’s many fresh-water lakes and rivers because b) our weather is unsuitable for these reptiles, does not deter folk from calling 911 amid a covid-pandemic. So the first responders, likely thinking some covidiot released an illegal pet into the wild, went rushing to Brampton to catch it and transport it to a zoo.

Turns out it was just a beaver working hard at logging and building his underwater mansion. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Incidentally, the beaver is Canada’ national animal…we have many beavers in all our lovely lakes and streams. But I guess it’s easy to confuse beavers with alligators these days…

Ahem. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next, it appears a new pest has arrived on the North American continent via Asia. They have been named murder hornets and made into a hashtag even.

Apparently, this insect can kill you. Isn’t that nice? If these giant hornets sting you up to five times you could be hospitalized and die from toxic hornet juice. Or something. ๐Ÿ˜

So that’s where my brain’s at this morning.

Happy frickin’ Tuesday. I think I’ll go bake a pan of brownies now… ๐Ÿ˜„

Thanks for dropping by. We now resume regular programming. ๐Ÿ˜‰

51 thoughts on “Ridiculous news flash(es)

      1. I got that from Readers’s Digest electronic magazine, so I am guessing it is pretty accurate. I am sure adults are lower, and kids are higher, so it all does that Feng Shui balancing thing.

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      1. If you eat a piece from the end, or a corner, it has crusty bits. My daughter loves those.

        If you eat a piece from the middle it’s mostly gooey deliciousness.

        To say they taste the same is incorrect.

        He said to her he doesn’t care which piece she gives him, they all taste the same to him. She was horrified to find this out and concluded he doesn’t understand women, or brownies.

        Based on the many, MANY comments I read, most women were of the same opinion (that the end and middle pieces do not taste the same). ๐Ÿ™„


        Incidentally I baked brownies today and ate several pieces, corner, end and middle. None of them taste exactly the same. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  1. As a beekeeper, I take the Asian Hornet story with more gravity. I have a beekeeper friend in France who is currently dealing with this invasive pest. If it gets its way, all honeybees will be dinner. And, if they’re dinner, where are we? (One in three bites comes from bees.)

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    1. Never heard of it but thanks for the link.

      When we moved to Oakville from Switzerland we discovered they named the local paper the Oakville Beaver. And, I used to deliver that paper on a route in my hood. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Love beavers (stop giggling) – they are re-introducing them in the UK, because they were hunted to extinction here years ago. Turns out they perform a pretty essential range of services in woodland rivers…

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