You would never believe this was on an eBay auction »
On January 11, 2008, an auction for 4 golf balls that were surgically removed from a python’s gut ended. The balls were removed in an emergency room at Gold Coast’s Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The golf balls were initially used to coax a hen to lay an egg. The python then raided the hen house but mistook the golf balls as real eggs. The veterinarians that removed the golf balls soon put them into auction to raise money for a new wildlife hospital. The sanctuary didn’t receive any government funding and as demands rose, more space was needed to cope. After an intense bidding that went down to the last second, the golf balls, together with x-rays and photographs of the surgery, were sold for $1401 to an Australian man.
#made up words
Made up word: emoticon consists of two words » emotion (n.) + icon (n., Synonyms: feeling, sensation, sentiment, agitation, excitement)
The emoticon celebrates its 30th birthday »
The emoticon, used to illustrate an emotion using an icon, celebrates its 30th birthday this month. […] On September 19 1982 Professor Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh sent an email that included the first use of the sideways smiley face. […] “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways.” […] The aim, according to Professor Fahlman, was to differentiate between those emails that were meant to be humorous and those that were not meant to be.