Showing posts with label just for fun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label just for fun. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 December 2016

IQ rankings and where Donald J Trump might just fit

**Please note before reading that there is no verifiable proof available online for the Intelligence Quotients (IQs) listed.This post is based on a casual Google search**

Standardised IQ tests produce a rough approximation of an individual’s perceived intelligence level in comparison to others.  An I.Q somewhere between 90 and 110 is usually considered average intelligence and an estimated 8.9 per cent of the population is likely to have an IQ score of 120 or over.

This is what Donald Trump says of his own intelligence level:
Browsing the Internet gives some examples of estimated intelligence levels of famous and not-so-famous individuals ranging from paragons of virtue through to serial killers:

187. Bobby Fischer 
185. Galileo Galilei 
180. Rene Descartes
178. Tim Roberts
175. Immanuel Kant
175. Peter Rodgers
170. Stephen Hawking
170. Paul Allen
168. Sharvin Jeyendran
165. Charles Darwin
165. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
162. Lydia Sebastian
160. Albert Einstein
160. George Eliot
160. Nicolaus Copernicus
160. Bill Gates
155. Rembrandt van Rijn
153. Joshua Madugula
150. Nolan Gould 
149. Jimmy Saville
148. Abraham Lincoln 
145. Thomas Edison
145. Napoleon
143. Richard Nixon
141. Adolf Hitler
140. George Washington
140. Hillary Clinton
140. The woman down the road from me  
132. Nicole Kidman
130. Barack Obama
125. George W. Bush
120. Ulysses S. Grant
120. Dwight D. Eisenhower
ß--------------------------------------------------- Right about here is where I would place U.S. Republican president-elect Donald John Trump based on his own estimation.
119. John F. Kennedy
118. David Berkowitz
113. Zombie Girl
111. Sarah Palin
ß--------------------------------------------------- Right about here is where I would place Donald Trump based on my estimation.
109. Charles Manson
104. Max Nocerino

Saturday, 9 May 2015

How much can a koala bear before he needs a doctor?

This koala appears to have entered accident & emergency department of a public hospital in the Western District Health Service in Victoria:

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Only an Aussie would have this last word.....

Oh, would that it were true! :-D


I know it. You know it. It really was a dark and stormy night. And it was just Tuesday last. Off our east coast, two flashing lights are coming closer and closer, each signalling in Morse code as radio contact can't be established, with the static from the lightning.

First flashing light: "Please change your direction fifteen degrees to north to avoid a collision."

Second flashing light: "Highly recommend you divert your course fifteen degrees to south to avoid a collision."

First flashing light: "This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course."

Second flashing light: "No. I say again, you divert your course."

First flashing light: "This is Admiral William Saunders III of the aircraft-carrier Enterprise. We are the largest warship of the US Navy. I command that you divert your course now or face the consequences."

Second flashing light: "This is Joe, the keeper of the Barrenjoey lighthouse. Your call."

Twitter: @Peter_Fitz

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Fans of Lower Clarence Community Radio TLC 100.3 FM all their lives!

Here are two members of the Lower Clarence community who have been listening to TLC 100.3 FM on the radio dial since they were ten weeks old.

They enjoy the eclectic mix of easy listening, light jazz, nostalgia and presenters' personal favourites, but what they really croon along to is country and western classics.

If you haven't listened to the little radio station beaming out from Pilot Hill, Yamba, before - give it a try today.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Another Spot the Difference

The Daily Examiner (and probably all its stablemates in the APN network) provided readers with a bit more brain food with its presentation of Ginger Meggs on Thursday July 10.

Daily Examiner


Remember, send your entries to The Daily Examiner. Surely the Examiner can find a few prizes for its keen-eyed readers.

Credits: The Daily Examiner and

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Well we finally know who is going to organise Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott into his political coffin....

Photograph taken from The Australian article of 8 February 2012

The new President of the Senate, Liberal Party Senator Stephen Parry:

Graduation Certificate, Tasmania Police Academy.
Certificate in Mortuary Science, Australian College of Funeral Service.
Master Funeral Director, Australian College of Funeral Service.
Police officer 1977-86; Detective 1983-86.
Funeral director 1986-2004; Embalmer 1995-2004.
Member, Rotary Club of Ulverstone West from 1987; President 1992-93.
Member, Surf Lifesaving Australia; Club Captain, Ulverstone 1991-93; Chief Instructor, Burnie 1981-83.
National President, Australian Funeral Directors Association 2001-03.
National Chairman, Australian College of Funeral Service 1999-2000.
National Deputy Chairman, Australian Institute of Embalming 1996-97.
President, Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2000-04.
Director, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2000-04.
Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010.
Member, Liberal Party from 1980.
[my red bolding]

Monday, 7 July 2014

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin's history written in the stars?

The Wire 3 July 2014:

Vladimir Putin may be a powerful and menacing leader here on Earth, but in the cosmos, he isn't getting such kind treatment. Ukrainian astronomers along with pro-Ukraine activists have gotten together to name a star "Putin-Huilo!" Huilo (sometimes spelled khulio) is a Ukrainian term which translates loosely to a combination of "dickhead," "fucker," and "asshole." So the name of the star translates to either "Putin is a dickhead" or "Putin is a dipshit," depending how you read huilo. 
The star was adopted through the Pale Blue Dot Project, affiliated with the White Dwarf Research Corporation. Pale Blue Dot allows anyone to adopt a star for just $10, and pick its name. The $10 donation goes to funding the research of astronomers seeking Earth-like planets. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Déjà vu ... The Daily Examiner

Question: What do economics exams and the weekend quiz in The Daily Examiner have in common?

Answer: Both use questions previously asked but change the answers.

The weekend quiz in Saturday's Daily Examiner was a re-run of the same questions asked last week (see below).

However, some bright spark had the answers associated with the quiz questions that should have been printed appear below the questions asked again this week.

Last week's (and this week's) quiz questions (part only)

Last week's answers

This week's answers

Digital images from DEX 14/6/14 and 21/6/14

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ginger's howler

Today's Daily Examiner has provided its readers with another opportunity to test their spelling.

Credit: Digital edition of DEX, 21/6/2014

Friday, 14 February 2014

Tony Abbott gets kitten-ed has arrived:

Are you someone who likes to keep up to date with the latest news, but can't stand the sight of Tony Abbott's weird looking face? This is the browser extension for you.

Stop Tony Meow does what it says on the box: Replaces any image it can identify as Tony Abbott with a cute kitten.

A bit of fun by @taybenlor@dannolan & @mattro.

Here are some of the images being generated by this app.

The Liberal Party is rumoured to be have altered their website configuration in order to avoid this in the future.

Sadly, there is nothing cute of cuddly about the real Tony Abbott - once a junkyard dog always a junkyard dog.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

OBIT: Hon. Anthony John 'Tony' Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Anthony John 'Tony' Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, passed away suddenly on Friday, 13 June 2014.

He collapsed in mid-sentence at a press conference outside Parliament House with what was at first thought to be heatstroke brought on by an unseasonably hot winter day.

However his condition worsened and he was rushed to Canberra Hospital where he was admitted to the coronary care unit.

Medical treatment was complicated by the discovery of symptoms of ‘concrete heart’ syndrome and that, in combination with low hospital staffing levels due to recent Federal Government funding cuts, meant that the Prime Minister died within four hours of admission.

Tony Abbott was a man of no fixed principles, who rose to power on the back of his ability to be unrelentingly negative, viciously sledge political opponents and endlessly repeat three word slogans.

An intolerant, muscular Christian who thought the poor always responsible for their own misfortune and their children undeserving of a decent public education.

His reputation for sexism and misogyny was known around the world, as was his commitment to political untruths.

A friend to a select few – particularly those from his own religious or social background and assorted media barons.

Tony Abbott is sincerely mourned by members of his immediate family.

The Liberal Party of Australia issued a brief statement of regret on his passing, then returned to the task of choosing a new leader.

A number of spontaneous street parties were reported to have occurred across Australia when his death was announced.

There was a mixed reaction from world leaders.

Cardinal George Pell has issued a media release stating his intention to tirelessly work for the canonisation of the late prime minister.

Mr. Abbott’s ashes will be returned to England and interred in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, close by the grave of his hero former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

How old is DEX's oldest reader?

Readers of The Daily Examiner are invited to submit online entries for its Christmas competition.

Readers are required to provide their date of birth and to facilitate that requirement a drop-down menu is provided. DEX, being ever so thoughtful, has made provision for readers whose DOB goes back to 01/01/1885.

Images from

Monday, 25 November 2013

APN gets a jump-start on news events

At 6.45pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time on Monday 25th November APN websites carried tomorrow's news.

What's next? Can readers look forward to seeing tomorrow's race results today? The punters would certainly look forward to seeing them.

Read tomorrow's news today here.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Saturday, 17 August 2013

How America sees Australia's Federal Election Campaign 2013 *WARNING: Laughter Alert*

A penis in a glass of red wine, awkward kisses and a political candidate who thought Islam was a country - what's not to marvel at?
America's The Daily Show poked fun at the brevity of Australia's election campaign, with its host in awe of how much political scandal could be packed into four weeks.
The political comedy show, currently hosted by British comedian John Oliver while host Jon Stewart is on leave, did a segment on "DOWN-UNDERcision 2013".
Oliver appeared gobsmacked by the rich buffet of gaffes already publicly aired during the campaign before going on to say that Australia had its own versions of American politicians Rick Perry, Anthony Weiner and Sarah Palin.
He started with footage of the cringeworthy interview with Liberal candidate Jaymes Diaz, who was not able to name his party's six-point plan to stop the boats.
He contrasted this incident with a Republican presidential debate in 2011 when Texas governor Rick Perry was unable to name one of three agencies he was planning to axe.
Oliver drew parallels with New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has been embroiled in sexting scandals, and disgraced [Liberal National Party] Queensland minister Peter Dowling, who sent pictures of his penis in a glass of red wine to his mistress.
"It's almost impossible to get red wine stains out of a penis," Oliver said. "He is going to have to soak that thing in club soda for hours."
He also took issue with the choice of wine.
"You do not pair a penis with red wine. Try something lighter, crisper to offset the nuttier notes of the penis."
But his favourite talent was former One Nation candidate Stephanie Bannister.
"So, in just four weeks, Australia already has a Rick Perry and an Anthony Weiner ... of course the real test is, does it have an under-informed, right-wing woman thrust into a national political spotlight she's not only unprepared for but at times seems to barely comprehend?" Oliver asks.
He then calls Ms Bannister "a turbo-Palin", referring to the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 US elections.
Ms Bannister was an anti-immigration candidate vying for the Brisbane seat of Rankin. She mistook Islam for a country and confused "haram" - a word that refers to acts forbidden by God - with the Koran during a television interview that attracted worldwide attention.
"I don't oppose Islam as a country, umm, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia," Ms Banister said in the one-on-one interview with Channel Seven in her Queensland backyard.
More laughs were had when Oliver played footage of Opposition Leader Tony Abbott misplacing a kiss on the back of a mother's head, instead of her baby.
"Yes, that's a creepy moment, but is it any creepier than a stranger pressing his lips on the head of a non-consenting baby?" Oliver asked.

Monday, 29 July 2013

All twitter and bistered on one Lower Clarence Facebook page

They are getting all twitter and bistered over at Lower Clarence Ratepayers, Residents, Business Owners – much to the amusement of North Coast Voices administration and contributors.

I don’t think Ms. Beeby has forgotten her final running score on this blog’s Clarence Valley Council Election 2012 Scorecard:

Jane Beeby Independent -4 + -4 + -2= -10 Jane is of the opinion that it is not her job to tell voters what she can do for [insert name of town] and happily told Yamba residents exactly that last Monday night  (-4). Her continual behind the scenes complaints about legitimate community debate in local newspapers earns her further demerits points (-2).

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

As the softer, gentler Tony campaign is clearly not working.....

By now the Liberal Party must realize there is a disconnect for many voters between the Australian Leader of the Opposition’s true nature and the top to toe makeover he has been given for the 2013 federal election campaign.

Might I suggest another way of making a politician even his wife admits is difficult to live with seem less threatening and perhaps even cuddly?

Get his media team to change the fonts on all those press releases churned out each day, so that Tony Abbott reads as…..

Remember, that around one quarter of all Australian households have a cat!