Fibbing Friday Aug 27, 2021 – Friday Fun

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Di is up this week. It is always fun to stretch the creative muscles and fine tune our ability to discern between the truth and a lie.

1. Where will you find a pushme-pullyou?

In the hardware store. Located in the kitchen cabinet section.

2. What is meant by the term ‘chocolate box’?

This is where Cat Stevens stored his Buddah.

3. Who lived in the house made with gingerbread, cake and pastries?

Pretty sure it was Paul Hollywood.

4. Where will you find Mr Stay Puft?

He’s the final inspector at the pillow factory. No one wants a de-puffed pillow!

5. Where will you find The Hallelujah Mountains?

Just west of Hosannah Hills.

6. What did Gru intend to steal with the Shrink Ray?

Steve Carell’s voice box.

7. Going back a long way, what was ‘Baby’ in the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby?

This was Cary Grant’s code name for fiery redhead co-star Katharine Hepburn.

8. Who played the drums in The Muppets?

Peter Best. His manager thought it was his best shot for a comeback.

9. What magical instrument did Sparky play?

A recorder. Someone had to take pity on all the parents that listened to those when their children were in primary or grade school.

10. What did ‘Andy’ have waxed in The 40 Year Old Virgin?

His shower curtain. It was disgusting.


Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – #WATWB

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Welcome back to the monthly bloghop – We Are The World Blogfest. It is a time to share snippets of good news happening around the world in an effort to diminish the impact of negative news.

WATWB is co-hosted this month by Mary J. Giese and Belinda Witzenhausen.

There are many electronic devices these days and more and more wearable devices. The impact of the batteries required to charge those devices is another one of those dirty little secrets many people are either ignorant of or choose to ignore in favor of the convenience of the technology.

Both the manufacture and the disposal of these batteries are neither sustainable nor are they good for the environment.

There is good news on the horizon, however. Engineers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a tiny bandage thin battery that is charged off of ‘sweat’. This battery can discharge 20 hours of electricity from 2 ml of perspiration.

During testing, a volunteer was able to generate a voltage of 4.2 V and an output power of 3.9 mW. That’s impressive. Imagine a battery powered by perspiration rather than one damaged by perspiration.

Read the story in its entirety here.

Want to read more good news or join in the effort to contribute to the spreading of good news throughout the world? Use the hashtag #WATWB on your good news post and share it in our Facebook community here or on Twitter at @WATWB so others can read your post.