If you think nobody cares if you are alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Did you know?
A Tasmanian company invented the notepad in 1902. Prior to that, writing paper was sold as loose sheets.
A man hid a ring in one of three boxes for his fiance´e to find. Each box had a clue attached, but only one clue was true. Box 1’s clue said it held the ring. Box 2’s clue said it was empty. Box 3’s clue said Box 1 did not hold the ring. Which box held the ring?
Seen on a temporary fence at a construction site: “Sorry for the inconvenience If Rome was built in a day, we would have used the same contractor.”
Seen on a banner hanging from the balcony of a building location unknown: “GS Reddy Boys Hostel. Mess card available. Free Internet Wife Available.”
On the menu
Strange menu translations: “The spirit forks the fever,” (Asia).
“The gold medal burns goose,” (Asia).
“Eco Balance Chardonnay Chile: Fresh, melony and tropical smelling, with a bit of warm radiator dust,” (Unknown).
Seen in an advertisement for second-hand cars: “94 Buick Rectal Custom, V6, 3.8, Auto, Air, P/S .... $4,995.”
“Mimes banned for abusive language.”
A collection of humorous actual business names:
“Sweat Bros. Auto Shop” (run by Tommy Sweat, Owensboro, Kentucky).
“Addictions To Go,” (convenience store, Waldorf, Maryland).
1. Which company has a meerkat named Alexander Orlov and Baby Oleg as its icon? a. iSelect, b. Canstar, c. Compare the Market or d. Progressive Online.
Which sports clothing company has a crocodile as its logo? a. Adidas, b. Lacoste, c. Speedo or d. Converse.
Which not-for-profit organisation has a panda as its logo? a. WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), b. Friends of the Earth, c. Greenpeace or d. Project AWARE.
What is the name of the cartoon bird mascot which appears on boxes of Froot Loops? a. Bella Rosella, b. Cockatoo Blue, c. Pelican Stan or d. Toucan Sam.
Which iconic cars emblem features a horse and antlers? a. Porsche, b. Peugeot, c. Alfa Romeo or d. Fiat.
Can you work out the title of this 2011 release movie from the following clue?
Portable light of a combination of blue and yellow.
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, February 1, 2006 A large crowd gathered in the shade at Barrack Reserve to witness Neville Gilmore, Barbara Walker-Donnelly, Alan Brown and Fiona Butler awarded the McIvor Citizens of the Year … Mia Mias Citizen of the Year Jim Bennett received a certificate of recognition from Cr Carmel Barrot…
Heathcote Junior Fire Brigade sent a team of representatives to compete in the Mooroopna Junior Fire Brigade Demonstration on January 14. The Heathcote team performed with mixed success in hot conditions against 20 other brigades. Heathcote’s Ewan Middleton ran the under 17 hydrant race in 13.86 seconds to finish in third place. Dallas Middleton collected a runner-up trophy in the under 14 one man marshall, running a time of 31.01 seconds … Ewan Middleton cleared the track in his last event for the day, winning the under 17 one man marshall in 26.10 seconds. Heathcote also had a team at the Benalla Demonstration on January 22. Dallas Middleton won the under 14 one man marshall event…
Heathcote cyclist Andrew Mason, who only recently returned to the sport after numerous injuries, won one of his cycling club’s most sought after trophies in convincing style recently. The David Capuano Memorial Cycling (trophy). The McIvor Times, January 31, 1991 Bendigo CIB are continuing their investigations into the attack on a Puckapunyal school teacher at the Tooborac Hotel on January 20. A group of nine males had consumed a quantity of alcohol in the hotel before a dispute broke out over a torn $10 note offered to the publican’s wife. The teacher had told them to be quiet when they became very vocal. As the group of men prepared to leave, two of them assaulted him.
In brilliant sunshine on Saturday morning the crowds gathered outside the Shire Offices in Heathcote to celebrate Australia Day … The Citizenship ceremony saw Mr George Mabon and Frances, Douglas and David Allan become Australian citizens…
The McIvor Times, February 2, 1966 Council to build foremans residence public criticism answered: The fact that there had been some criticism by ratepayers of the action of the council in selling a block of land and then repurchasing at a higher figure to erect a residence for the foreman, was referred to at the meeting of the McIvor Council on 20th January, and Cr Hill, as a former member of the Properties Committee, gave an explanation which he said should satisfy the critics.
The driver of a semi-trailer had a lucky escape from serious injury when the vehicle collided with the bridge railings near the “Ben Nevis” at 8pm last night. The truck, owned by E C Scown, of Lake Boga, was travelling north and it is believed that steering failure caused the accident. The railing on the west side of the bridge was torn off and the semi, laden with two new cars, careered down a steep embankment. The front wheels of the vehicle were torn off by the impact. The driver escaped injury. The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser,
February 3, 1916 The movies on Saturday evening attracted a packed house, and an excellent programme of pictures was depicted on the canvas. Perhaps, one of the best films was of the German-Franco war in 1870 . . . The people of Heathcote are indeed to be envied for being fortunate enough to have a picture show of their very own, as by spending a shilling with the Fire Brigade Biograph, they are not sending the money out of the town.
Mr Edward Enright had the misfortune to meet with a serious accident while at work on nightshift at the Big Mine last Friday night. He was engaged as braceman, but went below on a tank to adjust the bearers at No 6 level. Somehow he must have missed his footing and was thrown heavily against the tank, fracturing the jaw bones, and also injuring his nose. He was immediately taken to Dr Owen's surgery, and thence to Nurse Morley's private hospital, where he is progressing favorably.