Photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station, this image shows the moon, the Earth's only natural satellite, at center with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere, the lowest and most dense portion of the Earth's atmosphere. The troposphere ends abruptly at the tropopause, which appears in the image as the sharp boundary between the orange- and blue-colored atmosphere. The silvery-blue noctilucent clouds extend far above the Earth's troposphere.
Image Credit: NASA
In the hospital the relatives gathered in thewaiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor camein looking tired and sombre.
I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,' he said as he surveyed the worriedfaces. 'The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a braintransplant.
It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurancewill cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain.'
The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someoneasked, 'How much will a brain cost?'
The doctor quickly responded, '£5,000 for a male brain; £200 for a femalebrain.'
The moment turned awkward.
Some of the men actually had to 'try' to not smile, avoiding eye contact withthe women.
A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the questioneveryone wanted to ask, 'Why is the male brain so much more than a femalebrain?'
The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group,'It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the female brains a lotlower because they've been used.'
Not sure I neccesarily like the ending though
This is a Metro Station in the Greek City of Athens, and as you can see one of the lines has been pulled up and is being redone. The amusing thing is rather than getting the Train that normaly stops at that platform to stop at the other Platform, the Train simply passes straight through! Completely defys Common Sense! But then I suppose that is Greece at the moment.
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