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Don Baer
09-25-2006, 2:11 PM
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft.
house 4 inches deep.
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with
roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a
crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not
strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and
a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint
can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a
few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a
long way.
6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a
baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's
already too late.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even
though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-
year old Boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same
12.) Super glue is forever.
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you
still can't walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV
commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys
do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department inAustin , TX has a 5-minute response
21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make
earthworms dizzy.
22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their
friends, with or without kids.
25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake

Art Mulder
09-25-2006, 3:31 PM
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft.
house 4 inches deep.

WHERE did you find this list?
Don, I know you're a smart man, based on what your career is, so you must have passed high school math.

A King size bed is a bit less than 50 square feet. 2000 divided by 50 is 40. 40 times 4 inches is 160 inches, or 13ft 4ins.

So for this to be true, a King Size waterbed would be over 13 ft tall.



ps: but I liked most of the rest of it. Too bad they started with this one.

Don Baer
09-25-2006, 4:05 PM
It was something I got e-mailed to me. I thought it was cuite.

Michael Cody
09-25-2006, 5:00 PM
A king size waterbed is about (72"x96"x10")/1728= 40 cuft of water..

2000sqft @ 4" deep = (2000*144)*4)/1728= 666.66 cuft of water

where 1728 cuIn per cubic foot of water...

So it only seemed like 4" of water!!! (interesting the number of cubic feet of water @ 4" deep -- eh?? Definitely related to boys from my experience as a father of 2)...

Brett Baldwin
09-25-2006, 6:05 PM
What they failed to include was that the waterbed was being filled at the time and the 4" level is when it became obvious to the boy that there was a problem.

Scott Donley
09-25-2006, 6:08 PM
A good laugh Don :D But I would trade all the above for the raising of a daughter by a single dad :( ( age 4 to 21 ) :confused:

Bart Leetch
09-25-2006, 7:25 PM
When it comes to getting something done by the boys.

1 boy is a whole boy 2 boys is a half a boy & 3 boys is no boy at all.

Jim King
09-25-2006, 7:47 PM
I had one like you have described, now 40 he is learning what a problem is as he has his own and to make it worse a beautiful daughter. What a wonderful sight to watch nature getting even. I changed species, the photo is an example of one our 45 0r 50 adoptees. Very noble, no teachers conferences, no dope in the living room , very well mannered etc.

Al Willits
09-25-2006, 8:13 PM
How do I get all the smoke out of my garage when it just keeps coming?

Al who's gotta quit thinking in gallons.:)

Robert Mickley
09-25-2006, 10:54 PM
How do I get all the smoke out of my garage when it just keeps coming?

Al who's gotta quit thinking in gallons.:)

Your supposed to do that outside :D

Al Willits
09-25-2006, 11:11 PM
Your supposed to do that outside :D

Now ya tell me.... worked out well anyway, fire dept has some pretty impressive fans...kinda wished they'd stop laughing though....:D