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Cool Mind Stuff

Cool Mind Stuff
Pretty Cool Brain Games


Don’t ask me!   I don’t know how it’s done!!  Actually, I do, but I’m not telling.


Read out loud the text inside the triangle below.


More than likely you said, ‘A bird in the bush,’ and…
If this IS what YOU said, then you failed to see
that the word THE is repeated twice!
Sorry, look again.

Next, let’s play with some words.
What do you see?


In black you can read the word GOOD, in white the word EVIL (inside each black letter is a white letter).  Now, what do you see?


You may not see it at first, but the white spaces read the word optical, the blue landscape reads the word illusion. Look again! Can you see why this painting is called an optical illusion?

What do you see here?


This one is quite tricky!
The word TEACH reflects as LEARN.
Last one.
What do you see?


You probably read the word ME in brown, but………
when you look through ME you will see YOU!
Do you need to look again?
Test Your Brain
This is really cool. The second one is amazing so please read all the way though.


Count every ‘F ‘ in the following text:



WRONG, THERE ARE 6 — no joke.
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F’s before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.
The brain cannot process ‘OF.’

Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 ‘F’s’ on the first go is a genius.
Three is normal, four is quite rare.

Look at the spinning woman and if she is turning right your right side of your brain is working. If she is turning left your left side of your brain is working ….


If she turns both ways for you then you have a 160 or better IQ

More Brain Stuff. . .  From Cambridge University.

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The Surprised Kitten

Check out this kitten surprise. Over 22 million views and counting.

Updated 3/31/2010

Jokes That You Can Tell in Church

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, ‘Why is the bride dressed in white?” The mother replied, ‘Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.’ The child thought about this for a moment then said, ‘So why is the groom wearing black?’


A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, ‘Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late! Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late!’ While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again! As she ran she once again began to pray, ‘Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late…But please don’t shove me either!’


Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, ‘My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50.’ The second boy says, ‘That’s nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on piece of paper, he calls it a song, and they give him $100.’ The third boy says, ‘I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!’


An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, ‘They wouldn’t take me out while I was alive, I don’t want them to take me out when I’m dead.’


A police recruit was asked during the exam, ‘What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?’ He answered, ‘Call for backup.’


A Sunday school teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, ‘They couldn’t get a baby-sitter.’


A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to ‘Honor thy father and thy mother,’ she asked, ‘Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?’ Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, ‘Thou shall not kill.’


At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings.. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he was ill, and she said, ‘Johnny, what is the matter?’ Little Johnny responded, ‘I have pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife.’

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A Senior Moment

From the: Dallas Morning News

Sunday, June 28, 2009 Community Opinions page 10B

David McClure of McKinney : A senior moment … at 48? David McClure teaches science and coaches at Faubion Middle School in McKinney. He is also a Teacher Voices volunteer columnist.

$5.37. That’s what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bueno said to me. I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher. Having already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the Emo hairdo said the harshest thing anyone has ever said to me. He said, “It’s OK. I’ll just give you the senior citizen discount.”

I turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the sound of change hitting the counter in front of me. “Only $4.68″ he said cheerfully. I stood there stupefied. I am 48, not even 50 yet a mere child! Senior citizen?

I took my burrito and walked out to the truck wondering what was wrong with Emo. Was he blind? As I sat in the truck, my blood began to boil. Old? Me?

I’ll show him, I thought. I opened the door and headed back inside. I strode to the counter, and there he was waiting with a smile.

Before I could say a word, he held up something and jingled it in front of me, like I could be that easily distracted! What am I now? A toddler?

“Dude! Can’t get too far without your car keys, eh?” I stared with utter disdain at the keys. I began to rationalize in my mind. “Leaving keys behind hardly makes a man elderly! It could happen to anyone!”

I turned and headed back to the truck. I slipped the key into the ignition, but it wouldn’t turn. What now? I checked my keys and tried another. Still nothing. That’s when I noticed the purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror. I had no purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror.

Then, a few other objects came into focus. The car seat in the back seat. Happy Meal toys spread all over the floorboard. A partially eaten doughnut on the dashboard.

Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the alien vehicle. Moments later I was speeding out of the parking lot, relieved to finally be leaving this nightmarish stop in my life. That is when I felt it, deep in the bowels of my stomach: hunger! My stomach growled and churned, and I reached to grab my burrito, only it was nowhere to be found.

I swung the truck around, gathered my courage, and strode back into the restaurant one final time. There Emo stood, draped in youth and black nail polish. All I could think was, “What is the world coming to?” All I could say was, “Did I leave my food and drink in here?” At this point I was ready to ask a Boy Scout to help me back to my vehicle, and then go straight home and apply for Social Security benefits.

Emo had no clue. I walked back out to the truck, and suddenly a young lad came up and tugged on my jeans to get my attention. He was holding up a drink and a bag. His mother explained, “I think you left this in my truck by mistake.” I took the food and drink from the little boy and sheepishly apologized.

She offered these kind words: “It’s OK. My grandfather does stuff like this all the time.”

All of this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in a 40. Yes, I was racing some punk kid in a Toyota Prius. And no, I told the officer, I’m not too old to be driving this fast.

As I walked in the front door, my wife met me halfway down the hall. I handed her a bag of cold food and a $300 speeding ticket. I promptly sat in my rocking chair and covered up my legs with a blanky.

The good news was I had successfully found my way home.

Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers for Life

Mayonnaise JarWhen things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.

They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.

The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.

They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

2 CansThe students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else—the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.’

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children.

Spend time with your parents.

Visit with grandparents.

Take time to get medical checkups.

Take your spouse out to dinner.

Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

Golf Balls in a JarTake care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter.

The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented.

The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’

The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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The Color Internet Test


These are the things we’re supposed to do to remove the cholesterol around our brain & try to slow up Alzheimers. A great test, do it until you get 100%!

Bet you can’t get 100% on the first try! But I’m rootin’ for ya.

This is pretty neat! See how you do with the colors! Have fun!

It takes an average of five tries to get to 100%. Follow the directions!

It’s harder than it seems, as it should be!

A brain waker-upper for today!

I got it in the second try. Did you you get the Internet color test for your business?


Cheers, Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
your name.

Listen to the Full Lyrics with the link below.

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you’ve got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?

All those night when you’ve got no lights,
The check is in the mail;
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it’s tail;
And your third fiance didn’t show;

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee’s dead;
The morning’s looking bright;
And your shrink ran off to Europe,
And didn’t even write;
And your husband wants to be a girl;

Be glad there’s one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to go where people know,
People are all the same;
You want to go where everybody knows your name.

Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came…

Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo – Cheers Lyrics

Read the story about how the theme song for Cheers came to be and listen to the full length version that made it on the Pop Charts at the bottom of The story behind the CHEERS theme.

Cheers from TGI Fridays to you. Don’t worry about Mondays.

Pictures Taken Just at the Right Time

These pictures were taken just at the right time. Pictures were sent by a TGI Friday’s reader. Check them out in the slide show. Feel free to pause on your favorites.

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TGI Fridays New Online Website

Well, after a number of Internet years, I thought Fridays needed a new online face lift. I hope you like the new TGIF wildlife adventure view. All I can say is TGI Fridays today.

Kick Back, Take Off Your Shoes, Enjoy Our Orange Sunset With Your Tequila Sunrise at My TGI Fridays

So, after searching the Internet high and low, north and south, east and west, leaving no online stone unturned (well, maybe a few) I came upon a cool Web graphic from Final Sense that I thought would work in a new blog website. I really like some of the images that Final Sense uses on their free Blogger templates. They provide cool templates for Classic Blogger (Blogspot) and also the new XML Blogger templates. Final Sense had this beautiful kick back and relax, old-fashion classic Duma adventure yarn wildlife view, that I thought would be perfect for the new Fridays. However, I was looking for a little bit of a wider template to use, and since I could not find one already pre-made for Blogger Classic, I decided to customize an open source website template to be able to use it for Blogger.

By-the-way, I do like the new XML Blogger Templates, but Blogger Classic is still a really cool way to go if you are using your own website domain and hosting the website on your own server. You can use .html, .htm, .php, .asp, and other file types when publishing to your own server through FTP. Yes, I know there are other blogging platforms such as WordPress, which I also use at our Creative Marketing website, but as I have said in the past, one size does not fit all, and there are some pretty cool things you can do with Blogger and hosting a website yourself. Actually both Blogger and WordPress are powerful marketing platforms, fun to use, and are fully customizable. There are pros and cons to both WordPress and Blogger which have been well documented by others, so don’t take me to the woodshed today… Ok?

Getting back to my TGI Fridays wildlife story, since I loved the Duma graphic so much, I also took the liberty of customizing the original artwork from Final Sense, expanding the landscape and sizing the graphic image to be able to use it for the header section of this template (see above). First off, here is where you can see and download the original Duma Blogger Classic version with the graphic image used in their template. Note, sometimes Final Sense website seems to get a lot of online traffic and you might have a difficult time getting there at times.

Now, for the website template strategy. As the old saying goes, “If you don’t at first succeed, try and try again” is certainly the truth when it comes to website ideas and working on new creations. I tried a couple of different website templates to begin with, and finally settled on the perfect one. However, settling on the perfect template was just the start, it still required more customization.

As consumers and businesses are using the Web in greater numbers and have made new computer purchases in recent months and years, it has become apparent that many of the old CRT monitors are being thrown out for more energy efficient LCD monitors. Screen sizes have become wider as a norm for most people today. And, with that being said, I wanted to expand the landscape for our new TGI Fridays website template. OK folks, here is the scoop. You can try to reinvent the wheel or customize a wheel that already exists. If you want to create a wheel from scratch, you can spend a lot of time and creative energy that could be better utilized in other areas. So, I took a visit to the open source template areas online. Click the link to read more about some of the open source website designs. I found the Orange Sunset by decarter design, to be quite beautiful and easy to customize it every way that was required.

What I did with the website design is made it wider. That required adjusting some of the website graphics to stretch them out from a 780 pixel width to have the images work in a 1024 pixel width website template instead. It also required extensive modifications of all the division sizes and tweaking time. Yes, for lack of a better word, there is a fair amount of tweaking time that goes into all website creations. No one gets it perfect the first time through.

Now that I had the template graphics customized to size, and the cascading style sheets (CSS) of the template customized for DIV sizes, colors, and added features, and the header image customized, the blog template now required adding the Blogger Code to certain areas of the website template. Note, any website template can be made into a blog; it just takes a little time and a good understanding of how the Classic Blogger Template Tags are laid out. Once these tags were included in the website design, it magically then became a blog design. With the key template tags added, the Blogger software now knows where to place the postings, comments, and various other sections such as archives, previous postings, and Blogger identity profiles.

Once that was done, then it was time to republish the whole blog. I should point out that I used a test blog before doing anything live on Fridays. Anyone can create a test blog on Blogger for this purpose quickly and easily. That way, if you make a mistake in the test blog area, you will not harm your precious main blog site. Believe me when I tell you it is precious. You get attached to what you have done. It is better to be safe than sorry. Sorry for all the cliches, but trust me on this main point.

The work is never over. Never let it go stale. This is my Internet Continuum Theory in operation today. And, this is our Internet Business Solution for marketing and advertising your business today.

Please don’t send us emails asking us if we found a cell phone behind the counter, or found a wallet on the floor at the local T.G.I. Friday’s® Restaurant in your community. If you have great reviews for T.G.I. Fridays, please go to their website to contact them directly. I think it is very apparent that we are not associated in any way with T.G.I. Friday’s Worldwide Restaurant Chain. So, once again everyone is on notice to read carefully, open your eyes, listen to the music, search your soul, explore your mind, and ask yourself the question is this really T.G.I Friday’s Restaurant. Do you see a menu? Yes, I see a menu. Ok, do you see a food menu?

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