Monday, 1 June 2009

The Hand Of God Or A Lucky Pastor?

An Argentine evangelical pastor was born again after a book of psalms he was holding deflected a bullet fired at close range in the province of Mendoza. Mauricio Zanes Condori, 38, was trying to talk two thieves out of stealing from the church, in the town of Rodeo del Medio.
One of the thieves aimed his hand gun at Zanes Condori's chest and fired at a distance of two meters (about seven feet).
The criminals immediately fled, and churchgoers who were watching in horror as the event unfolded, called for an ambulance.
But the bullet hit the book of Psalms that Zanes Condori was holding to his chest. A medic who arrived at the scene said the book slowed down the bullet and deflected its trajectory, so in the end it only scratched Zanes Condori's chest. The official report said that a Bible had stopped the bullet, but Zanes Condori later clarified that it was a book of Psalms. "That leads me to believe in a God that takes care of me" Zanes Condor told the online publication, Los Andes.

It appears Psalm people have all the luck!

Last Titanic Survivor Dies Aged 97

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Titanic, the largest vessel afloat at that time, hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. The liner had set off from Southampton on its maiden voyage to America. The disaster left 1,517 people dead, largely due to the lack of lifeboats. One of the passengers on board the liner was nine weeks old Millvina Dean, who was travelling in third class with her family, who were moving to America to open a tobacconist's shop in Kansas. Millvina, her mother Georgetta, and two year old brother, Bert, survived, but her father, Bertram, perished when the vessel sank.
Sadly, Millvina, who was living in a care home in Hampshire, died on Sunday at the age of 97. If you would like to watch Millvina and hear her story, click on the video link below.
(The picture on the right shows Millvina Dean in her mother's arms a few weeks after the disaster.)

Today's Smile

Elephant Story


From the diary of a Pre-School Teacher

My five year old students are learning to read,

Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in

a zoo book and said,

"Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"

I took a deep breath, then asked...

"What did you call it?"

"It's a frickin elephant! It says so on the picture!"

AND SO IT DOES..........

Brainteaser - Yesterday's Answer

Yesterday's brainteaser was a mathmatical problem, in which readers were asked to calculate the weight of a brick.

The Answer was
A single brick weighs 2kg
Well done to those who got the correct answer!

Church Signs


An insect that makes you like flies better.

Nail Polish
Part of an assortment of make-up items such as lipstick, eyeliner,blush etc. which ironically make Mum look better while making her young daughter look 'like a tramp'.

Overstuffed Recliner
Mum's nickname for dad.

The first word spoken by children with older siblings.