Online Music Streaming Services

I am an avid music listener. And, because I spend most of my day in front of my laptop working from home, I listen to 99% of my music by streaming it from the internet. So, I think I have a pretty good idea what makes a good online music service and what doesn’t.

In future articles I’ll write about how you can use all this to have awesome music playing in your house, making music selection for parties so much easier.

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Some Useless Knowledge

I received this via email, and I can’t vouch for any of the facts.

I’ve heard a lot of them before, but I thought I would share it with everybody here just to lighten the day.

I took out the usual “forward to everyone in your mailbox and all the gods will shine on you” message from the bottom of the mail. 🙂

But hey, if you’d like to, feel free to send this on…

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

(Hardly seems worth it.)

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

(Now that’s more like it !)

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.


A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

(In my next life, I want to be a pig..)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)

(I’m still not over the pig.)

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour

(Don’t try this at home, maybe at work)

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male’s head off.

(Honey, I’m home. What the…..?)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length.. It’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.

(30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

(I still want to be a pig in my next life…quality over quantity)

Butterflies taste with their feet.

(Something I always wanted to know.)

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

(If you’re ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.

(Okay, so that would be a good thing)

A cat’s urine glows under a black light.

(I wonder who was paid to figure that out)

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that.)

Starfish have no brains

(I know some people like that too.)

Polar bears are left-handed.

(If they switch, they’ll live a lot longer)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

(What about that pig??)

Who doesn’t love a little useless knowledge in the morning? 😀

Enjoy your day

Popular Mechanics Cool Tips

The other day I was reading a Popular Mechanics magazine when I got to the end and noticed a full page of reader-submitted tips.

I LOVE tips. The shorter yet more valuable, the better.

So, I thought I would share some of them with you in case you ever wondered if you should buy this magazine.

A New Mobile Website

BUT, before I do, I would like to mention that I’ve just added a new feature to this website.

If you have an iPhone, or even cooler, a Google Android phone (I have the new HTC Desire, an AWESOME phone), then you can view this site in a mobile friendly format.

Of course, if you’re geeky enough to have one of these phones, you’re probably wondering why you would want to view it “mobile friendly”. The answer is, it’s specially formatted in a way that will seem very familiar to iPhone and Android users.

And, to make it REALLY easy to visit the site, you only have to type in the following URL in your browser:

How easy is THAT? 😀

Popular Mechanics Reader Tips

Ok, now, onto the readers’ tips…

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Coricraft Refund Policy Hell

Even after ALL THESE YEARS Coricraft is STILL making things EXTREMELY difficult for it’s customers.

With comments from readers who have worked for Coricraft indicating that they are setting us up for failure from the start, you really have to wonder why people still buy from them.

But, when we do, a “small” percentage of us suffer.

Here is a letter to the Coricraft CEO from a reader who is fed up with Coricraft and trying to get a refund.

Pretty interesting…

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2010 FIFA World Cup Fan Guide

For those of us lucky enough to LIVE in South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and for those of you lucky enough to VISIT South Africa for the SWC, here is a little something that might help.

For those of you who don’t really care about the Soccer World Cup, this guide has some interesting information about South Africa, so you might like to read it anyway.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Fan Guide, provided by FIFA, has a ton of interesting and useful information.

I think you really need to share this with everybody who you think will find it useful.

Here’s the table of contents so you can see what’s inside:

  1. Welcome from the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa
  2. Hello from the Official Mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa â„¢
  3. Host country information
  4. The 2010 FIFA World Cupâ„¢ host cities and stadiums
  5. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Fan Festâ„¢
  6. Zakumi’s price index
  7. Learn to speak South African
  8. Getting around
  9. Where to stay
  10. Keeping safe
  11. Keeping healthy
  12. Keeping in touch
  13. Important contact numbers and e-mail addresses

To download the PDF document, click this link: 2010 FIFA World Cup Fan Guide

A List of Things to Ponder

I haven’t written in a while, but I thought I would add this list to the site because it really amused me.

Do YOU have anything you’d like to write about? With over 1200 subscribers to this site, it will get read by quite a few people.

Anyway, here goes:

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
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Contact OUTsurance Insurance

I’ve had quite a few visitors to this site who are not aware that this is NOT the OUTsurance website.

So, before I post a couple of cool little nuggets of information, I thought I would give you the OUTsurance contact details in case you need them.

OUTsurance Contact Details

New (FREE) Quotes

If you’re looking to get a quote from OUTsurance, visit this webpage, fill in the form, and let THEM phone YOU! It will be cheaper in the long run:

OUTsurance Quote Website

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Christmas is Coming! What are you buying?

Gifts under the Christmas Tree

The holiday season is almost upon us.

And whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you probably give presents.

Do you know anybody travelling over this holiday season? Maybe get them a couple of audiobooks to help let the travel time pass quickly.

What will you be buying for Christmas this year?

Will it be cheap because of the “global meltdown”?

Will it be expensive because you’re just so rich?

Hopefully no family members are reading this (you know how it is with family, they never visit your website unless you ask them 🙂 ), but here’s what my wife and I bought for our family:

  • Concert tickets to see “The Killers“. Yes, it’s already passed, but it was given as a Christmas present.
  • Audiobooks from – As you might know by know, one of my BEST subscriptions.
  • Tickets to see Dr. Demartini. Not for everyone, but some people really like it
  • Perfume – try out a new one. If you’re not buying your own, you might get a little riskier than you would if you were buying it for yourself 😛

Ideas for Gifts

Whatever you’re giving this year, please take a look at some of the other “gift” pages on this site for inspiration:

Christmas Gift Ideas – This is the main one where other visitors have given their own ideas (just like you’re about to 😉 )

Romantic Anniversary Gift – Nobody says this HAS to be an anniversary present only

Audi Advanced Driving Course – OK, NOT exactly a cheap idea, but a great one none-the-less.

Gift Ideas for Mothers Day – Maybe you’ll find a little inspiration here

Gift Ideas for Fathers Day – And even MORE inspiration

Share your Own!

I really hope you can share your own ideas. It just makes life easier for everyone.

Especially for people who are not so creative. There are some REALLY creative readers out there.

Are you one of them? 😀

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays