Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Giants Causeway

This unusual and beautiful site is located on the North East coast of Northern Ireland. It is called The Giants Causeway. In the 1700s it became widely known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". The hexagonal stones look man made, but were formed as a result of rock crystallization when molten lava experienced accelerated cooling. Here's a couple of pictures I took when we visited this site in July, 2004. Click on these pictures to get a better view of these stone formations.














You can learn more about this geologic formation and the legend surrounding it at these links:

  1. The Giants Causeway
  2. Wikipedia Listing
  3. Official Site
  4. Official Guide
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Quotes of the Day

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No man is useless while he has a friend."
~Robert Louis Stevenson


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Joke of the Day

THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY-DEAD AT 71 Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, The Pillsbury Doughboy, died yesterday of a severe yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in one of the largest funeral ceremonies in recent years. Dozens of celebrities turned out, including Mrs. Butterworth, the California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, Cap'n Crunch and many others.

The graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend, Aunt Jemima, delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who "never knew how much he was kneaded."

Doughboy rose quickly in show business but his later life was filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his second wife, Play Dough. They have two children and one in the oven. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

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1 comment:

Linda said...

What a wonderful example of God's work...