I was playing with my friend’s 4-year old daughter in her Hong Kong home one day while her mother and my other half watching and laughing at our funny antics. Then, the smart little girl pulled me by my pinky finger towards a bare wall just next to the TV set and asked me to sit down. Her mother seemed to know what she wanted to do, closed the curtains, dim the lights and shone one of the lamp towards the bare wall. Now, let me remind you, she is only 4 years old. She started some shadow puppet show and did almost 5 animal shadows with her cute little fingers. I can barely do 2! Both my girlfriend and myself were so amazed that we asked her to do it a few more times just to “wow” over and over again. And she is delighted to entertain us. Too bad I did not have my camera around.
Then when I got back home, I thought about the hand shadow illusions and started my search on the Internet. This is what I found, and 3 of the animals are similar to what the little girl has done. And I tried all myself:
This pig or wild boar is not easy to do, the top fingers have to bend a little with a bit of hump to form the forehead.
Cool Stuff, Funny Videos
I can see what this gadget is all about. Pop a microchip onto your kitty and the little one controls the cat-flap. Be gone all you other neighborhood cats! See, the cat flap detects if it is your cat (via microchip) and only lets in your cat.
You can even set an auto lock system; no cat exits at night where the ‘gate to great outdoors’ is only open during the day.
I thoroughly understand the merit behind such a system. We had a harrowing experience when a wandering cat from the area strolled in and picked a fight with the little kitty of the house.
Laughing is good for health. In fact, studies did show that laughter caused the release of neuroendocrine, which is almost like a natural body “drugs” that makes you “oh-so_happy”! And stress-related hormones actually decreased during episodes of laughter. How about that for a stress-free environment. So laugh more and make it an epidemic! Of course, to laugh, you need a joke or two. How about a few of the funniest jokes around?
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”
The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, and then a shot is heard.
The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?”
Short Funny Jokes
Animals are smarter than we thought. In fact, their impersonations of movie personalities are never so alike. So get your comment ready, movie critics and start rolling out the red carpet.
“Trainspotting” the kitty style. Step aside Ewan Mcgregor, this is the right way to do it.
Forget “Mission Impossible”, who could resist this cutie in Mice-ion Impossible?
In Tokyo, Japan, a pet parrot named Yosuke flew out of his cage and got lost. The police eventually rescued him from a nearby roof, but they had no idea who his owners are. Fortunately, Yosuke knew the right thing to do. When a veterinarian came to check up on him, he recited his name and full home address (down to the street number). He was soon reunited with his family.
That’s pretty smart. Most little kids who get lost in the mall can only cry and wail until their parents come to find them – not quite as smart as the bird-brained parrot. 😀