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The Rock-itt : October 2011
Our Planet Earth � Was made 4,600 million years ago, � has six billion people. � spins at 1,600 KpH � weighs six hundred, million, million, million tonnes. � at the equator has a diameter of 12,756km � at the poles has a diameter of 12.741km � circumference around equator is 40,075km � circumference around poles is 39,942km � total surface area is 510 million km2 � mass = 6,000 million million million tonnes What a heart: Did you know that the average human heart in a span of 75 years pumps approximately three billion gallons of blood through the humanbody. Enough to fill an oil tanker 46times. From Ripley’s Believe it or Not Bumper sticker: A three year old girl survived an ordeal after she hung onto the back windscreen wiper of her father’s SUV. The car travelled at speeds of up to 83 miles per hour for 12 miles before a motorist alerted the father to his clinging daughter’s predicament. The girl was a little shaken but suffered no injuries. Believe it or Not! Lucky Nick: An American man has had a charm ed life. At the age of five he fell 55 feet and survived, at twelve he survived after he fell from a twenty story building, and at twenty four years of age he was hit by a train and thrown three hundred feet into the air. Apart from a few fractures and bruising this lucky dude survived. Believe it or Not! Little Miss Muffet: W e have all heard the nursery rhyme as a child of Little Miss Muffet who sat on her tuffet, but did you know that she was a real person and her father was a doctor who treated her illnesses with medicines made from spiders? Believe it or Not! The Rock-itt’s Believe it or Rot Unceremoniously ejected: A dwarf by the name of Jimmy Short from the town of Squirtsville Indiana in the USA, is suing the Squat ‘n’ Gobble bar and bistro for throwing him out of their premises. Despite the bouncer giving evidence that Jimmy the Dwarf was drunk and causing trouble and was left with no option than to throw him out. But Jimmy’s defence lawyer, Mr W A Sleaze QC, has the Squat ‘n’ Gobble on a legal technicality that dwarf throwing is banned in Indiana. The case has since been settled out of court. Believe it or Rot! Old Grouch: A 27 year old Perth man has been sent to 3 months jail by a W estern Australian judge for planking. Giving evidence, a 93 year old man who had recently married his 17 year old Swedish au-pair girl, told the court that he had come home to find the 27 year old man in his bedroom lying face down on top of the wardrobe and his pretty young wife fast asleep in their bed with a satisfied smile on her face. W hen the old husband asked the man what he was doing lying face down on top of his wardrobe, the younger man replied by saying, that he was just planking, which is a worldwide craze at the present time. The judge said it seemed highly suspicious and a little hard to swallow but the fact nothing was missing from the premises m eant stealing could not be proved and he would show leniency and would charge the man with the lesser crime of planking rather than stealing. Believe it or Rot! Cartoons by Graeme Biddle