Sunday Family Humour 6th June

Jokes presentations, videos, pictures and cartoons and presentations and humour or all the family

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Hi There . . .
Thanks to Paul S.
sniff dog

I was feeling a little nosy, today - so, I thought I'd
look in on you to see if you're sitting at your
computer and if you're OK...
Yup, there you are & you're lookin' GREAT.!
Carry on & have a good day.!

Photos from a bygone era
Thanks to Ray M

Horse and muel power

Indestructible Drunk
Thanks to Tony

Indestructible drunk

Interesting History Lesson
Thanks to Mark G.


Railroad tracks. This is fascinating. 

Be sure to read the final paragraph; your understanding of it will depend on the earlier part of the content.

The  US  standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. 

Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in  
England  , and English expatriates built the  US  railroads.  

Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used. 

Why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. 

Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in 
England , because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts.  

So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England ) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. 

And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial 
Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the  United States  standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot.. Bureaucracies live forever. 

So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with it?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horse's asses.) Now, the twist to the story: 

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRB's. The SRB's are made by Thiokol at their factory in 
Utah  . The engineers who designed the SRB's would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRB's had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRB's had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.  

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important?

Ancient horse's asses control almost everything... And 
CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling everything else.

Work for everyone after the oil finishes
Thanks to Paul S.



Brickies in Bangladesh

Cargo Antanov
Thanks to Ray O'

This plane is amazing, would love to watch it take off. 
Count the tires on the body their are 2 rows.
Hope you guys enjoy this, I did.
32 wheels! -- Costs more than my house to rotate the tires! The World's Biggest Airplane, the Russian Antonov 225. Attached pics are of the Russian behemoth when it came into  Medford ,  OR , to pick up two Sikorsky fire fighting helicopters to take overseas -- it cost $1,000,000 to transport them
While they were loading the helicopters, the Russian pilots (two crews), went into town to buy cigarettes by the case and  Levis jeans. It is amazing something this huge can stay in the air. 

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Photographic Chuckles
Thanks to Tony

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