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1000 Awesome Things

For those who no not know, 1000 Awesome Things is a blog started and maintained Neil Pasricha. He has been adding 1 new awesome thing each day since June 20, 2008. One book has already been published with another on the way. I am going to move this post up in my top bar and will keep it updated until April 20, 2012 when the last post will be made. Click on this post again sometime when you need a little pick me up.

And now, the list of ever growing awesome things:


Price of love

Happy valentines day everybody!

So… guess you can put a price on love (as seen below). Hrm… now that I know that so many women send themselves flowers, when I see a girl get some I might wonder if that was sweet or sad :p


Password PSA: what you should and should not do

Wanted to throw this out here for all my readers. Make sure that you do NOT have any of these passwords for any account you don’t want hacked. Its crazy that almost 80% of consumers out there use risky passwords.

Here is a little guide I put together on what you should and should not do:

Do NOT use:

  • any dictionary words, proper nouns or foreign words
  • personal information


  • include upper case letters in addition to those lower case ones
  • use numerals (1,2,3)
  • special characters (?,$,&)

One more note on passwords… see the chart below to see how long it takes an average hacker to guess your password based on length and complexity:


Disney Role Models

Jasmine was in a relationship with a dirty homeless boy named Aladdin.

Snow White lived alone with 7 men.

Pinnochio was a liar.

Robin Hood was a thief.

Tarzan walked around without clothes on.

A stranger kissed sleeping beauty and she married him.

Cinderella lied and snuck out at night to attend a party.

And out parents are confused when we do anything like this? It is not actually our fault, but Disney’s :p


Weird United States Laws


  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
  • It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.


  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • Bathhouses are against the law. [Get the full text of this law.]
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Women may not drive in a house coat.


  • Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  • A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
  • If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
  • It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
  • Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
  • Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
  • It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
  • When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.


  • Prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.


  • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.


  • It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.
  • Liquor stores may not sell milk.


  • You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.


  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

New York

  • A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
  • A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
  • The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

North Dakota

  • Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.


  • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
  • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.


  • A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.


  • It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
  • It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don’t need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
  • It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
  • It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
  • A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
  • The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.


  • You must manually flush all urinals in a building.
  • Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

via Lawguru


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