Monday, June 18, 2007

Diamond in the rough

Want to see something that will make you cry, and then smile all day? Watch Paul sing.

It's space, baby.

A mom is picking up the signal from inside the space shuttle Atlantis on her baby monitor. Maybe baby Jack has big plans to be an astronaut and is trying to tell you something, mom:

"I put the kids down and I put the baby monitor on like I always do and I saw two people floating in space," said the primary school science teacher.

Meilinger joked that her parents believed that her son, three-month-old Jack, had acquired magical powers since they started picking up the video footage from the Atlantis."

Space is not as deep as you think, I guess.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

11 year old saves his teacher from choking

We salute you,, for having good news every day! This article about an eleven year old boy who saved his teacher warms the cockles of my heart:

Hines says she is amazed by Lester’s courage and grace under pressure. “I told him, ‘You’re not just my student, you’re my hero,’” she said. “I think we will always be joined by the heart.”


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cinnamon makes you thin!

I have just read something that says when a dessert contains cinnamon, ginger, or cloves, the spices make the sugar hit your bloodstream slower, which in turn keeps your insulin lower, which means the sugar is less likely to be stored as fat! Yes! This means we are making my famous Ginger snaps today. These are better than chocolate, and make grown men cry.

Ginger snaps:

Cream: 2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening
Add: 1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
Mix dry ingredients and stir in:
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. ginger
Roll in balls the size of walnuts. Roll in sugar. Bake 350 for 12-14 minute. Don't overbake, they should be slightly chewy.

Moms rule the world

We don't usually do crime stories on the cute news, because we are too busy staring out the window thinking how lovely it is, but this story makes me feel like all is right in the world, and the natural order of things is in place:

Robber caught - by mum

A Czech armed robber who targeted McDonald's restaurants was grabbed by the ear and marched to the police station by his mum.

Katka Zahradnikova, 44, from Prague, recognised her 20-year-old son Michal on CCTV footage screened on the local version of Crimewatch.

A police spokesman said: "He admitted he was responsible for robbing a number of the fast-food stores and put up no resistance when she marched him down here by the ear and made him give us a full statement.

"We couldn't have done it better ourselves."


Saturday, June 9, 2007

Quote of the day:

Perhaps it is corny, but I love inspirational quotes, so here is the first one for The Cute News:

"A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life; a timely word may level stress; a loving word may heal and bless."

Friday, June 1, 2007

Angel Cat

I want one of these real bad:

Granny Feng's tom cat has sprouted two hairy 4ins long wings, reports the Huashang News.

"At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings," she said.

Feng, of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, says the wings, which contain bones, make her pet look like a 'cat angel'.


Attribution: Ananova

Chocolate Improves your Memory!

Of course it does! Chocolate cures all ills:

"The chemical epicatechin is also found in cocoa, tea, grapes and blueberries and the researchers believe it improves the blood flow in the brain especially in combination with extra exercise.

The study is not the first to suggest a link between 'flavanol' chemicals in certain foods and health benefits; other studies have also suggested that cardiovascular health can be improved by including them in the diet."

It says you need to excercise and you could probably eat blueberries and get the same effect, but I don't believe it. It's the chocolate, do you hear me? Now give me your Hershey's and nobody gets hurt!