So, hyperdrive isn’t yet a reality, but it’s not exactly fiction either. A scientist by the name of Heim predicted the possibility back in the ’50s. Problem is, he died and no one else has been able to fully understand his theories. This means he’s either a crackpot and his theories are nothing more than a recipe for beef stew, or he’s so far advanced that we just don’t understand the things that were natural and intuitive to him. Scientists are trying now to figure out if he’s the next Einstein, or the next Martha Stewart.
Hercules: The World’s Biggest Dog Ever According to Guinness World Records.
Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and who has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
With “paws the size of softballs” (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: “I fed him normal food and he just “grew”… and grew. and grew. and grew.
Kell: Slightly Smaller, But the World’s Heaviest Dog Hercules’ sheer volume may have won him the Largest Dog world record, but the Heaviest Dog title still rests with Kell who weighed in at 286 pounds in August of 1999. This English Mastiff, however, only has a 32-inch neck – far less than
Hercules’ 38-incher. Think about that for a second though – 32 inches is a standard waist size for a man!
Proud owner Tom Scott said Kell is two years old and is expected to continue to grow for the next two years. Kell needs to be fed 100lb of beef every week, and drinks gallons of goats’ milk to stay healthy…
A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral. A huge heart
covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.
At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, “I’m sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral….. I’m a gynecologist.”
The president of South Korea has offered condolences, but is also very concerned that Americans will blame the South Korean community for this tragedy.
I really wish he was just being paranoid, but I don’t think so. I think he has valid reasons for concern. I think American society has come a long way in its acceptance of other cultures. However, I also think there are plenty of small groups who will see this as an opportunity to spread their hate.
We’ll have to see what happens over the next few months, but I think that if you’re a South Korean immigrant, you have reason to be at least a little concerned.
I think this shooter should be seen as a disturbed individual who committed a despicable act. I don’t, however, think that we can rationally infer any guilt on the South Korean people, or even his family. They have done nothing wrong except to try to make a better life for themselves.
OK, this wouldn’t be much of a blog if I didn’t mention something about this. It seems that they’ve identified the shooter as a student from South Korea. He killed 33 people and injured 15 others before fatally shooting himself.
One might suggest that this kind of thing happens every day in Iraq, but this is a little different. The US military in Iraq are trained and experienced (most of them) in dealing with situations like this. Iraqi civilians are not, and I’m not trying to minimize their suffering, but I think they’re more prepared for a situation like this than these kids were just because this kind of think happens so much more often in Iraq. I can’t help thinking that they’re at least desensitized a bit.
Being on a college campus in the middle of Virginia, who would expect to have to be exposed to this sort of violence? It’s just a horrible thing that happened. These students and faculty will live with this for the rest of their lives. The families of the victims will mourn the loss of their loved ones. This is all to be expected. However, I think any child or parent is going to think about what happened when they start thinking about college, or any school. Will they be safe if they expose themselves to such an environment?
Of course, it’s not isolated to colleges. One needs only recall events at Columbine from a few years ago to be reminded of this. I’ve even heard of elementary school kids being caught with weapons at school. No one is completely safe in today’s world.
My thoughts go out to all those affected by this event, but particularly the families of the victims.
I’d also like to wish the best for the family of the shooter. No doubt, they’re reeling from this as well as they try to figure out what just happened. No doubt, they’re feeling their own brand of pain as they consider all the death and suffering that was caused by their loved one who they may or may not have even known had a problem. I believe they deserve some consideration.