UNC Driver!

A motorcycle cop was on patrol one bright
sunny afternoon when he came upon a line
of cars stopped at a light with horns blasting.

He stopped behind the last car in line. Then
he noticed the reason for the noise. The light
directing that lane of traffic was green.

He pulled out of line and stopped alongside
of the first car in line to see what the problem
was. The car was a big brown Cadillac with an
UNC bumper Sticker.

He motioned to the driver to roll down her
window, which she promptly did.

He then asked her why she was stopped when
the light was green.

She said, "Oh, because I'm on my way to my
sister's house which is that way." and she
pointed to the right. The motorcycle cop said,
"Well, go ahead! The light is green." The driver
responded with, "Yes, I know, but the sign under
the light says: 'RIGHT TURN ON RED.'


Professor Howdy said...

* - The distance between the wingtips of a Boeing 747 is longer
* than the first flight made by the Wright Brothers.
* - It is estimated that there are at least 1,000,000,000,000,000
* ants lving on the Earth.
* - Decreed by law in 18th century Ireland, the cure for rabies
* was to smother the patient between two feather beds and then
* to get a "sufficient number of neighbors lying on it"
* until he was out of danger.
* - In the human body, bones are 22 percent water, muscles
* are 75 percent water, blood serum is 92 percent, saliva is
* 99.5 percent and tooth enamel is 2 percent water.

Professor Howdy said...

1879: Railroad Bridge Collapsed

The railroad bridge across the estuary of Scotland's Tay River was
one of the great engineering projects of the Victorian era.
Consisting of 85 spans and nearly two miles long, it was the longest
bridge in the world when it was completed in 1878. Just 19 months
after it opened, on the stormy night of December 28, 1879, with a
strong gale blowing down the estuary, the bridge collapsed into the
river. A train with six carriages plunged into the water, killing 75
and leaving no survivors. The engineer who had designed the bridge
became ill and died ten months later. This disaster remains the
British Isles' worst structural engineering failure.

Two accounts of the Tay Bridge disaster:

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Professor Howdy said...

*1940: German Aircraft Firebombed Central London

Between September 7, 1940 and May 11, 1941 the inhabitants of London
were subject to the "Blitz": a campaign of almost nightly bombing by
German aircraft that killed just over 20,000 people and left
1,400,000 homeless. The night of December 29, 1940 saw the first
extensive use of incendiary bombs in the Blitz, with some 24,000
dropped on central London in a giant raid. Approximately 1,500 fires
were started, destroying large parts of the city. It was the worst
fire damage in London since the great fire of 1666. The raid even
became known as "The Second Great Fire of London."

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