Wednesday, March 11, 2009


How would you like a room lit by ... concrete?

A company called Litracon is now pouring concrete blocks with fiber optic cables threaded from one end through to the other to create concrete walls that light up enough to see what's on the other side of them.

Check out a few designs on the Dornob website here. And while you're there, check out some of the other cutting edge design technology at the bottom of the page. Interesting stuff.


Two brothers, Hank and Joe, fond of playing practical jokes upon one another, had gone several weeks without incident.

While wondering what his brother might be planning one day, the doorbell rang at Joe's house. It was a messenger with an urgent telegram sent collect upon delivery. Joe paid the charges, then opened the telegram to read, "Just wanted you to know that I am perfectly well. Hank."

A week later, Hank received a heavy parcel sent C.O.D. He paid the considerable charges and opened the box only to find a concrete block.

On it, Joe had written, "This is the weight your telegram lifted from my mind."

[Net 153s Smile A Day; retold by Mark Raymond]


WONDER for YOUR WEEK: Why is it whenever there are identical twins in the movies, one of them was born evil?


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