By Jack Hackett Davis
In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.
He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter.
Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.
The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.
The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.
Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles.
Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.
He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.
The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:
- Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
- Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
- Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.
She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;
“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”
The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.
Moral of the story:
It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation through out of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from
Storming Area 51
By Jack Hackett Davis
Area 51 raid is on!!!!!!
- what started as possibly a simple facebook ploy or attempt to gain followers and build a hype has turned into a reality
- Today (20th September, 2019) and previous days has seen this become a reality with tens of thousands settling on the outskirts of the Nevada area with tents, vehicles, costumes etc.
- The real question remains….what is the likely outcome if any at all or can this become a new yearly festival trend?
Area 51 is a ‘secret’ military base located in Nevada. Certain files surrounding its operations were declassified following the CIA’s acknowledgment of the base’s existence in 2013. The site has been stated to be primarily used for aircraft and weaponry testing.
The site is still largely compartmentalised and kept confidential which has led to many conspiracy theories surrounding its operations. These include the existence of ‘aliens’, storage of UFO’s etc.
A naruto run originates from the popular anime ‘Naruto’, the lead character runs leaning forward and both hands behind being kept steady.
Many have gathered to storm the area in run/raid naruto style.
Send us your pictures!!! 🙂
Miracle or Mystery
Story by Jack Hackett Davis
Have you all ever heard of the Jordan Taylor decapitation story?
No its not some morbid horror tale but rather one that makes you question in the existence of a force greater than us or the very concept of luck and miracles.
In 2008 Jordan Taylor, then aged nine, was involved in a three car crash which resulted in his decapitation. Doctors were, however able to successfully re-attach his head who at the time commented:
” He remains neurologically intact”.
Jordan has made a full recovery and to date few can explain how he was able to survive such an ordeal.
Jawdropworthy is currently seeking a way to contact Jordan’s family for an update
Walmart to reduce its market share and the sale of ammunition
Story by jack hackett davis
Walmart has pledged to reduce its share in the ammunition sale industry from about 20% to 5%. The retail giant has taken the stance to no longer offer .223 and 5.56 calibre ammunition once stocks are sold out.
This decision comes on the hilt of increased gun violence and in particular one such incident involving a gun-man who marched into a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas and opened fire killing 22 people.
Walmart has been a long standing dealer in arms and ammunition servicing many hunters and sport based including military enthusiasts with their weaponry needs.
This led to some persons taking the stance to openly brandish their weapons in Walmart stores as a position “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” theme and to reinforce their right to bear arms.
It is noteworthy that Walmart CEO has refused to curtail the sales of weapons themselves indicating they had a proud heritage of servicing local sport and huntsmen.
Jawdropworthy sought comment from a representative at Walmart who indicated that whilst gun violence remains a live and active issue. Walmart will do all in its power to ensure these incidents do not reoccur. The individual (who does not wish to be named) further stated we have issued warnings about openly brandishing weapons. The retail giant remains committed to servicing the industry within the confines of law and legislation.
What are your thoughts?
It was only matter of time before our shit got taxed…well not exactly but close enough
story by: Jason Hamil Ford, blogger and writer-Jawdropworthy.com
PORTCAWL, WALES TO INSTALL ANTI-SEX AND ANTI-OVERUSE (IF SUCH A WORD EXISTS) TOILETS
Portcawl, Wales Town Council has approved the installation of toilets designed to be anti-theft, vandalism and anti-sex. The pilot project is expected to cost around GBP200,000.00. But hey its not like their aren’t other more important areas to spend money on…what we do in the shitter is one of the most important ones.
WHEN WE SAY PORCELAIN THRONE THIS IS NOT WHAT WE HAD IN MIND FOR THE FUTURE!!!!!:
Movement sensors inside the toilets will respond to “violent” activity, while weight sensors will be installed to detect the entrance of more than one person, triggering the deterrent measures. The toilets have also been designed to prevent rough sleepers taking shelter inside: If a user remains in the toilet for too long, a warning message will play, while the lights and heating will switch off. The planning documents also include a high pressure floor and wall washer, which could activate after every use of the toilet, or less frequently. An automated 10-minute “deep clean” process will take place every night.
It is yet uncertain what will be charged for toilet usage but the move has already sparked outrage:
one instagram user said “imma still use it to f*** and just get a soaking while doing it”
ok….wrong one that wasn’t outrage.
Other persons have come forward and ventilated concerns over disable use and accidents. Some have expressed the view that though it may achieve its goals of warding off the homeless and thrill seeking is this a priority? Doesn’t someone who sleeps in a public toilet need help?
Jawdropworthy contacted the Wales Town Council for their views but to date received no response.
Source: CNN news