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The interwebs is full of Easter eggs. This one came via Pinterest.
Remember Postman Pat and his black-and-white cat? Rudi Saldia and his tabby, MJ (Mary Jane), cycle the streets of Philadelphia making deliveries. MJ perches on Rudi’s shoulders and goes about his work with him.
People are amazed when their packages are delivered by courier and cat.
According to Rudi, his feline companion loves her outings on the bike.
‘MJ enjoys the wind rushing through her fur and she moves around from shoulder to shoulder.’
‘MJ is so comfortable on my shoulder she never uses her claws. My shoulder and back are scratch free.’
Let’s hope they stay safe on the roads of Philly!
Here’s a video of Rudi and MJ in action.
*Images and info via The Daily Mail.
Suppose that every evening, 10 men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to R100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay R1.
The sixth would pay R3.
The seventh would pay R7.
The eighth would pay R12.
The ninth would pay R18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay R59.
So, that’s what they decided to do……. The 10 men drank in the bar every evening and were quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner said, “Since you are all such good customers, I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by R20″.
Drinks for the 10 men would now cost just R80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men, the paying customers – how could they divide the R20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realised that R20 divided by six is R3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.
Therefore, the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing.
The sixth now paid R2 instead of R3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid R5 instead of R7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid R9 instead of R12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid R14 instead of R18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid R49 instead of R59 (16% saving).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.
“I only got a rand out of the R20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got R10!”
“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a rand too. It’s unfair – he got 10 times more benefit than me!”
“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get R10 back, when I got only R2? The wealthy always win!”
“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!”
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important.
They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists, labour unions and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
I think every father should keep a copy of this in his files, absolutely brilliant:
A couple of weeks ago, we (iMod Digital) decided to launch our very own Harlem Shake video. Why? No other reason than to have a little fun and be part of a meme that was causing huge waves over the Internet. Hells, I even heard the song played on KFM yesterday whilst sitting in traffic and it immediately brought a smile to my face.
We shot the video in literally 20 minutes with just 2 takes, so appreciate it from that point of view. Oh, and keep your eyes open, there IS a character that remains very still during the video ;)
Did you shoot a Harlem Shake video? We’d love to see it, pop a link in the comments below.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if animals ate fast food? Here’s a lighthearted and amusing answer…
Have you ever wondered why your cat “makes bread” on you? Why it brings you “treasures” (crickets, shrews, geckos, birds)? Why HRH feasts on mouthfuls of grass which must be noisily regurgitated on your prize Persian rug?
Wildly popular comic-creator, Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, may just have the answers you’ve been looking for. Here’s a teaser from his comic “How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you”.
Once you’ve had a read, let us know: is your cat plotting to kill you?
Are you a geek or a nerd, hmmm?
This week’s Everyday Awesomeness is for the Big Bang Theory fans. The cast of Big Bang surprised their studio audience with a mini flash mob a couple of months ago. Here’s the video!
Did you know that Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) really has a PhD in neuroscience? True story.