Just think outside the box

Ever done the nine dot puzzle to test your lateral thinking capabilities?  The goal of the puzzle is to link all 9 dots using four straight lines or fewer, without lifting the pen and without tracing the same line more than once.

For the answer, zip to wiki.

Dead elephant

I don’t know where the myth concerning elephants standing after they die came from. Various theories are out there, but I couldn’t find any evidence on Google. Here is Tyler’s theory on the subject.

Big cat mischief

Only three days to go until the closing of the March Cartoon Caption competition! To enter, click here.

House for sale

It never ceases to amaze me the different types of business opportunities people pursue – fashion accessories for your pet hermit crab

The corner office

Here are three takes on the corner office


It’s a neutrino vs photon war

No sooner, do I post a cartoon on the amazing speed of Neutrinos, then things all change.

It looks like the Photons are fighting back, supporting Einstein and his theory on relativity and claiming the prize for being the fastest in the Universe.  CERN released a press statement in February indicating that a faulty cable may be the reason for the faster than light speed measurements taken from our little friends the Neutrinos. See the UK Daily Mail for a non  scientific explanation. (I decided not to link the official CERN site press release as it was a bit heavy reading, but possibly more technically precise).

Carnivorous plants

Carnivorous plants are also called insectivorous plants. (What’s with insectivorous? – an unimaginative biologist trying to come up with a new word or something?). Bet they never heard of the Nepenthes Rajah. It is known to prey on small reptiles and animals and has a ‘belly’ capacity of 3.5 litres. Here’s an image I found on the web.

And they all fell down like a line of dominoes

I loved setting up dominoes as a child – pity I couldn’t put any of it onto youtube back then.  Here are two short videos I found (sorry, they come with ads they’re so popular)

Not drowning, waving

It never ceases to amaze me what one can find on the web.  Did you know the origins of this idiom/expression? It was a poem written in 1957 by Stevie Smith.  It’s called Not waving but Drowning.

One giant milkshake

Whilst playing farm yard animals with my daughter a few weeks back, she asked me if I wanted a glass of milk. Naturally keen to demonstrate a positive attitude towards all things wholesome and healthy I replied ‘yes please!’ She proceeded to squeeze the soft toy’s tummy over an empty cup. I decided to take it one step further in this cartoon and add the shake.


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