A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest.
After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away."
The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied the vet..
"How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I mean you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something."
The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.
The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.
The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."
The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!"
The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."
This is terrific!
Watch and listen to the whole video!
It is amazing!
This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant.
Make sure you read as well as listen...forward and backward.
This video was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old.
The contest was titled "u @ 50" by AARP.
When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.
So simple and yet so brilliant.
Take a minute and watch it.
(Click on Lost Generation below)
This should be sent out to all schools, universities, work places, social societies..etc.Everyone should see this video.
Ever been on a train this nice?
Only in Japan!
Believe it or not, the photo above is of a train interior in Japan!
With the results looking nicer than most nurseries, the Japanese have taken the idea of
child-friendly public transport to the next level with these 2 beauties, both designed by
eiji mitooka. He was the artistic force behind omoden (toy train) and ichigo ec (strawberry train),
a couple of regional trains which travel on a daily basis on the 14.3km kishigawa line in japan.
The Japanese are intent on making train travel a more comfortable experience for everyone,
women and children especially, and the results are incredible.
Both trains contain hundreds of toys, TV screens showing cartoons, immaculately clean wooden flooring and
cots for younger children. Call me cynical but I can't imagine anything like this emerging in
India unless it was an attraction at a theme park.
and here's the strawberry train which runs on the same line