I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
- scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
- the idea to put ants on stilts
- there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
- confused ants
San Jose, Costa Rica to install its first street signs
Municipal workers will install about 22,000 signs and plaques on street corners in the city, home to 1.4 million people, where the current informal system is tolerated by residents, but creates headaches for visitors and the post office.
"My current home address is 200 meters north of the Pizza Hut then 400 meters west, but in a few months, I will be able to give a proper street name and a number," San Jose Mayor Johnny Araya said during a ceremony where the first street sign was placed.
Other popular landmarks residents use to describe how to get somewhere include the McDonald’s restaurant chain, former President and Nobel Prize-winner Oscar Arias’ house, a famous fig tree that has long since died and the site of an old cattle shed turned gas station.
Many streets will be named after illustrious political and intellectual figures from Costa Rican history. Araya hopes the plan will reduce economic losses caused by undelivered, returned or re-sent mail, estimated at $720 million a year by the Inter-American Development Bank in 2008.
Almost one-quarter of the country’s mail never reaches its destination, a spokesman for the Costa Rican post office said. Postal codes were introduced in 2007 to help matters, but no one uses them because they do not know how to find them.
Costa Rica embarked on a street-naming crusade about 30 years ago, but the signposts were never installed. This time, funding from two different banks made the $1 million project possible. Once the signage is up, Araya intends to undertake a campaign to encourage use of the new system, which is expected to encounter some resistance.
"I don’t think it’s going to work", 29-year-old taxi driver Manuel Perez said. "If a tourist tells me to take him to a hotel in whatever street, I’m going to say ‘you’re speaking to me in Chinese,’ because I don’t know where that is. I need a landmark."
Irish placenames can be fairly funny in English.
We have names like Muff a village in Donegal home to the famous “Muff Diving Club” one of irelands oldest and most popular clubs providing scuba equipment and diving lessons.
But funnier in an odd way are the gaelic names that just dont fit. For example Muff village is given the gaelic name Magh meaning plane/flat space for grazing cattle etc. Ok its a little phonetically like muff (not much) but it doesnt reflect the topography of the area. Muff village is on a penninsula by the mouth of Lough Foyle. Thats why theres a muff diving club.
The reason lots of gaelic names dont fit is they havent always been there. In the early 20th century members of the ordinance survey department put medieval gaelic place names anywhere they thought theyd fit. It was an effort to promote a gaelic monocuture to support independance. But the realities of a multiethnic culture means the words that sound similar are from different languages and dont describe the area well.
Some of the funniest place names include Spunkane in Kerry and Cum in Mayo. I dont recommending googling cum, mayo to see the road sign. It didnt work out for me.
just stick your hands in boiling hot coffee. go on. do it. just shove your fingers on in that blistering hot cuppa joe. throw an egg in there. who gives a shit. eat your god damn coffee eggs like the stupid slobbering idiot that you are
thIS WHOLE FUCKING ARTICLE
convert your office into a horrible disaster
these are all normal and i do them all at the Office
Download Sonic Archie Issues 1-250 +More FREE NO TORRENT