Monday, February 23, 2009

Fonterra really pushing its luck a bit...

Fonterra really pushing its luck a bit...

While you could feel sorry for New Zealand's biggest company and giant dairy company, Fonterra. It became involved in the melamine contaminated milk powder controversy, through its joint venture with a Chinese dairy company, and later paid $NZ200 million in compensation. Those responsible have received the death penalty, life sentences and other imprisonment.

But however it is accused of delaying its knowledge of the melamine controversy - six babies died and another 36,000 become seriously ill with kidney stones and other illnesses, until after the Beijing Olympics - and this will not do much for its credibility, or help the interests of NZ as a country either. Wouldn't be too proud of that!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sire's joke of the day - wants to brighten up our day...

From my friend, Sire, the lord of bloggers. He wants to brighten up our day:

I think it’s about time I posted another joke, just to brighten things up a bit. I got this one in the email today, along with hundreds of spam email that I had to wade through, and I really found it to be quite funny:

A middle-aged man bought a brand new Holden Monaro. He took off down the road, pushed it up to 130 kph, and was enjoying the wind lowing through his (thinning) hair. This is great,’ he thought and accelerated to an even higher speed.

But then he looked in his rear-view mirror, and there was a Police Car behind him, blue and red lights flashing. I can get away from him with no problem’ thought the man and he floored it some more, and flew down the road at over 210 kph to escape being stopped.
Then he thought, ‘What the hell am I doing? I’m too old for this kind of thing’ and pulled over to the side of the road, and waited for the Police car to catch up with him.

The Policeman pulled in behind the Monaro and walked up on the driver’s side.

‘Sir my Shift ends in five minutes and today is Friday the 13th. If you can give me a good reason why you were speeding that I’ve never heard before, I’ll let you go.’

The man looked back at the Policeman and said, ‘Last week my wife ran off with a Policeman, and I thought you were bringing her back.’

The Policeman said, ‘Have a nice day.’

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

The largest snake ever found - as long as a bus and 60 million years old...

Interesting news from the distant past where things seemed so much larger than today.

International scientists, including one from the University of Florida, have discovered the largest known fossil of an ancient snake in Colombia, South America.

The 60 million year old fossil whose size and weight would make present day Anacondas seem like garter snakes, is named Titanboacerrejonenenis by its discoverers, weighed 1140kg(2500lb) and measured 13 metres(42.7ft)from nose to tail - as long as a bus.

This snake's details give scientists some ideas how large animals lived in those prehistoric times and the temperatures of the earth at that time. The findings appear in the latest issue of the science journal NATURE.