Archive for October 6, 2011


Time Machine

President Obama and the Canadian PM are shown a time machine which can see 50 years into the future. They both decide to test it by asking a question each.

President Obama goes first: “What will the USA be like in 50 years’ time?”

The machine whirls and beeps and goes into action and gives him a printout, he reads it out: “The country is in good hands under the new president, José Fernandez…. crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, the economy is healthy. Vice President Jin Tao has declared Chinese language mandatory in all US schools There are no worries.”

The Canadian PM thinks, “It’s not bad, this time machine, I’ll have a bit of that” so he asks: “What will Canada be like in 50 years’ time?”

The machine whirls and beeps and goes into action, and he gets a printout. But he just stares at it.

“Come on, David,” says Obama, “Tell us what it says.”

“I can’t! It is all in Punjabi!” 😀

This is a true story.

When ‘A’ country began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens would not work at zero gravity (ink won’t flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem they called upon the many intelligent scientists in their country and finally after many years of research, it took them one decade and $12 million.

They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

And what did the ‘B’ country do…? They used…..

A Pencil 🙂

Obersee lake, located in Germany in Berchtesgaden National Park. Explore the 360 panoramic photo here. I would love to spend a weekend there.