Gotta watch out for them babies . . .

I had to laugh while reading this report. German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone. . . . Officers sent a patrol car out to investigate and arrived to find the chase still in full flow. But the drama ended suddenly when the squirrel, apparently exhausted by its exertions, lay down abruptly and fell asleep. Officers took pity on the animal, which had probably become separated from its mother. Police said it likely targeted the man because it was in search of a new home. “It often happens

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Puns galore!

It seems the Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado is fond of puns.  Their outside sign is frequently used to display them.  This composite image comes from IOTWReport.com.  Click the picture for a larger, easier-to-read view. There’s another photographic collection of their puns at Izismile.com that’s worth reading for a laugh.  Full marks to the Community Center for spreading the smiles. Peter

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A yellow polka-dot bikini – NOT!

Back in 2016, the British National Environmental Research Council invited the public to propose the name of their new research ship.  The result was hilarious, with “Boaty McBoatFace” winning the popular poll by a large margin.  It wasn’t used, in the end, but one of the ship’s autonomous underwater vehicles was honored (?) with that name. Australian reader Snoggeramus tells us that a year later, the same sense of humor came out on top in another naming contest. Thousands of people made sure Doncaster council’s new gritter will have the best start to life. That’s because they just named it Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney.

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