Category Archives: Informative

Avoid cruise control, when wet or icy

I wonder how many people know about this?

A 36-year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totalled her car. A resident of Wollongong, NSW, she was travelling between Wollongong & Sydney.

It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the policeman what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know – NEVER drive IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON.

She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.

But the policeman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane — when your tyres lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane.

She told the policeman that was exactly what had occurred. The policeman estimated her car was actually travelling through the air at 10 to 15 kms per hour faster than the speed set on the cruise control.

The policeman said this warning should be listed, on the driver’s seat sun-visor – NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning.

Insurance companies, do warn about this

Pass it on to your family & friends

World’s Larget Ice Cream Social (Free Ice Cream)

Free ice cream, and for a good cause too. Please pass this around.

Throughout the month of September, Cold Stone Creamery will be
selling Make-A-Wish wall stars to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening
medical conditions. Be sure to visit your local Cold Stone Creamery to try two new flavors, Nutter Butter® and Marshmallow, and the very special “Make-A-Wish Creations” inspired by Jack and Emily, two Wish Children.

  • Jack’s Creation – Marshmallow ice cream with OREO® Cookies, Chocolate Chips and Fudge
  • Emily’s Creation – Nutter Butter® ice cream with White Chocolate Chips, Kit Kat® and Yellow Cake

To cap off this special month, don’t miss the 7th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social at participating Cold Stone Creamery locations
nationwide, a special night to join together and share the simple
pleasures of life with a FREE ice cream and family fun. On September
25th from 5:00 – 8:00PM, guests will be treated to a 3 oz. serving of
Jack or Emily’s Creation. All donations will benefit the Make-A-Wish

A talking whale – Video

Found this on BBC America today.

No, not a circus trick, but a Japanese researcher has managed to train a Beluga to speak.

It can right now speak three ‘words’. That’s a really beautiful Beluga. I hope we do preserve these animals and don’t let them go extinct or hunt them down till they are no more.

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