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I'll be off for a few days doing other important things, so until I get back here's a few random trivia thingies to entertain you until I get back:

Nothing rhymes with the words silver, month or orange.

The letter 'h' does not rhyme with any other letter, word, words or phrase.

Maine is the only state in the United States that has one syllable in its title.

A group of kangaroos is called a "mob".

A crocodile cannot chew or move its tongue, but, it's digestive system is so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

A bolt of lightning can travel 100,000 miles per second, carry 100 million volts of electricity and reach a temperature of 55,000 degrees F. Five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

One inch of water over one acre of land weighs 100 tons.

You can use pine cones to forecast the weather: The scales will close when rain is on the way.

There is the exact amount of water on Earth today as when the Earth was formed. Water is never totally consumed. It always recycles itself, in one form or another.

The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also, a dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.

35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush.

Former 'Monkee' Mike Nesmith had a rather creative mother, Bette Nesmith Graham. Her invention, liquid paper was initially rejected by IBM so she set up her own cottage industry to make and sell the now famous stationery item.

Parker Bros. intially rejected inventor Clarence Darrow's board game Monopoly due to '52 fundamental playing errors'. He thought they were wrong so started production himself. Once the success of the formula became apparent, Parker Bros. decided to take on production after all.

The Bic pen was named after its French Inventor Marcel Bich. However they decided to drop the 'H' from the name fearing that the American market might pronounce the name 'Bitch'.

"Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia" is the fear of long words.

The song with the longest title is 'I?m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin? Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues' written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1943. He later claimed the song title ended with "Yank" and the rest was a joke.

Everyone knows that the Buggles 'Video Killed the Radio Star' was the first video to premire on MTV on August 1, 1981. The millionth video to air on MTV was 'Video Killed the Radio Star', aired on MTV February 27, 2000. It's also the 3rd most aired video in MTV history. Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer' is #1.

Jelly Fish, not sharks, are the deadliest killer in oceans and seas. A certain kind of box jelly fish kills more people than all the shark species do put together.

Only 4% of babies are born on their actual due date.

The two longest one-syllable words in English: "screeched" and "strengths"

Longest word with no repeated letters: "uncopyrightable"

Word describing the shape of the bubbles in beer foam: "orthotetrachidecahedrons"

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Cold

At around 9am this morning I started to get the beginnings of a common cold. It's 9:30am as I write this and it's slowly getting worse. This could not be happening at a worse time because I have some very important events happening over the period of the next two days that will involve a lot of driving. Driving with a cold is not smart. I am going to try my best to fight this cold off. As soon as I get home I will slug down some NyQuil then watch tv and veg out. Colds pass quicker when you let the body rest.

CS server down (maybe for good)

Remember how I was all happy about the CS server running great? Not anymore, it broke again, and I know why: Lou continually messes around with things he shouldn't be on that box. It seems that every other night I hear "Oh I wanted to try [this] or [that]" and the result of those actions is a blown up server.. again. To note: It's not Linux's fault and it's not HLDS' fault either. It's Lou. If he left the box the way it is - nothing would break. Yet he continues to "try" things. Bad idea.

Personally speaking I have more than enough experience under my belt concerning setting up a proper HLDS (Half-Life Dedicated Server). I can install Windows or Linux versions easily and also do any add-ons necessary like AdminMod or AMX. I know my installation was not "bad" because it was basically all stock.

So anyway, unless the server magically comes up I'm not starting it again. Definitely got more important things to do than babysit a server that someone keeps breaking over and over.

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