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  1. Rocket Science

    Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story) Scientists at Roll Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, and military jets ,all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. American engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the American engineers. When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow. The horrified Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions. Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo: " Defrost the chicken."
  2. U know your "west indian" if.....

    Boy..this really confirms they are just too weird :D
  3. warn levels

    LOL..oh man..be happy you didnt get banned!!! (jk)... I would say bug the mod..If its for a trivial reason..then I would say Talk to the mod...If you receive a warning, you SHOULD be receiving a pm too..although the funny thing is if you haven't made 50 posts, then you can't access PMs!!! I find it funny lol... I have a feeling this thread would be closed soon for obvious reasons
  4. Assalamu alaikum I just read this..I have no idea how true it is...although all these seem plausible.. Car Parking The smallest kerbside space successfully reversed into by a woman was one of 19.36m (63ft 2ins), equivalent to three standard parking spaces, by Mrs. Elizabeth Simpkins, driving an unmodified Vauxhall Nova 'Swing' on 12th October 1993. She started the manoeuvre at 11.15am in Ropergate, Pontefract, and successfully parked within three feet of the pavement 8 hours 14 minutes later. There was slight damage to the bumpers and wings of her own and two adjoining cars, as well as a shop frontage and two lamp posts. Film Confusion The greatest length of time a woman has watched a film with her husband without asking a stupid plot-related question was achieved on the 28th October 1990, when Mrs. Ethel Brunswick sat down with her husband to watch 'The Ipcress File'. She watched in silence for a breath-taking 2 mins 40secs before asking "Is he a goodie or a baddie, then, him in the glasses?", revealing a staggering level of ignorance. This broke her own record set in 1962 when she sat through 2 mins 38 secs of '633 Squadron' before asking "Is this a war film, is it?" Incorrect Driving The longest journey completed with the handbrake on was one of 504 km (313miles) from Stranraer to Holyhead by Dr. Julie Thorn (GB) at the wheel of a Saab 900 on the 2nd April 1987. Dr. Thorn smelled burning two miles into her journey at Aird but pressed on to Holyhead with smoke billowing from the rear wheels. This journey also holds the records for the longest completed journey with the choke fully out and the right indicator flashing. Shop Dithering The longest time spent dithering in a shop was 12 days between 21st August and 2nd September 1995 by Mrs. Sandra Wilks (GB) in the Birmingham branch of Dorothy Perkins. Entering the shop on a Saturday morning, Mrs. Wilks could not choose between two near identical dresses which were both in the sale. After one hour, her husband, sitting on a chair by the changing room with his head in his hands, told her to buy both. Mrs. Wilks eventually bought one for 12.99, only to return the next day and exchange it for the other one. To date, she has yet to wear it. Mrs. Wilks also holds the record for window shopping longevity, when, starting September 12th 1995, she stood motionless gazing at a pair of shoes in Clinkard's window in Kidderminster for 3 weeks two days before eventually going home. Jumble Sale Massacre The greatest number of old ladies to perish whilst fighting at a jumble sale is 98, at a Methodist Church Hall in Castleford, West Yorkshire on February 12th 1991. When the doors opened at 10.00am, the initial scramble to get in cost 16 lives, a further 25 being killed in a crush at the first table. A seven-way skirmish then broke out over a pinafore dress costing 10p which escalated into a full scale melee resulting in another 18 lives being lost. A pitched battle over a headscarf then ensued and quickly spread throughout the hall, claiming 39 old women. The jumble sale raised £5.28 for local boy scouts. Talking about Nothing Mrs. Mary Caterham (GB) and Mrs. Marjorie Steele (GB) sat in a kitchen in Blackburn, Lancs. and talked about nothing whatsoever for four and a half months from 1st May to 7th August 1978, pausing only for coffee, cakes and toilet visits. Throughout the whole time, no information was exchanged and neither woman gained any new knowledge whatsoever. The outdoor record for talking about nothing is held by Mrs.Vera Etherington (GB) and her neighbour Mrs. Dolly Booth (GB) of Ipswich, who between 11th November 1983 and 12th January 1984 chuntered on over their fence in an unelightening dialogue lasting almost 62 days until Mrs.Booth remembered she'd left the bath running. Single Breath Sentence A BERKSHIRE woman (FE-FE) today became the first ever to break the thirty minute barrier for talking without drawing breath. Mrs. Mavis Sommers, 48, of Cowley, smashed the previous record of 23 minutes when she excitedly reported an argument she'd had in the butchers to her neighbour. She ranted on for a staggering 32 minutes and 12 seconds without pausing for air, before going blue and collapsing in a heap on the ground. She was taken to Radcliffe Infirmary in a wheelbarrow but was released later after check-ups. At the peak of her mammoth motormouth marathon, she achieved an unbelievable 680 words per minute, repeating the main points of the story an amazing 114 times whilst her neighbour, Mrs. Dolly Knowles, nodded and tutted. The last third of the sentence was delivered in a barely audible croak, the last two minutes being mouthed only, accompanied by vigorous gesticulations and indignant spasm.
  5. Ever wonder..........

    Assalamu alaikum I remember reading this in some flash animation..
  6. is it a wrong to keep thinking about death?

    Assalamu alaikum ^^^ is a hadith...I don't have the exact source now but I believe its either Bukhari or Muslim "Conduct yourself in this world, as if you are here to stay forever; prepare for eternity as if you have to die tomorrow."
  7. Miracle of Makeup!

    I see no difference between the pics :D (jk)
  8. Do You Have A Pet?

    Assalamu alaikum At one point of time we had more than 10 cats (mostly kittens).. We also had a parrot for 13 years...now nothing...its too painful when something happens to pets..so decided against having it
  9. The pain of nothingness

    assalamu alaikum good thoughts and good job
  10. To a muslim girl from a christian girl

    assalamu alaikum really good one bro.. I liked this part of it...I guess it carries more meaning to it...
  11. confusing relationship

    Trust me..in due course of time..things will change insha'Allah..try avoiding him as much as possible...but if you get to meet him..just be casual..after all he is the one who has to be more guilty now that he is married to someone else.. I guess it will be more kinda embarrassing for him...I would say just forget whatver happened..life moves on..doesnt it? you can't just stall somewhere!!!
  12. How did you discover IF

    Heard of it from a friend...took a lot of time for me to get convinced and become a member here
  13. Assalamu alaikum I wont comment on if its ok or not.. but I can say its almost impossible not to talk to someone of opposite gender..
  14. Four women mentioned in the

    assalamu alaikum so is Queen Saba left out???
  15. Explain your icons

    one way of looking at mine is a confused person but I interpret it in many ways thought of attaching it coz I might change it anytime
  16. Brothers doing house work

    ya me too...but then you get used to it I think
  17. Explain your icons

    wouldnt it be better to post the image as well..coz ppl tend to change their icons so often..so it wouldnt make sense for someone to read the messages when its a totally different icon!
  18. How to appeal to people?

    sometimes I get a feeling that the media is making people watch it
  19. Brothers doing house work

    assalamu alaikum I do it myself..infact I like doing some of the household work
  20. Crescent Moon and Star

    Assalamu alaikum Robert Morey published a book saying that muslims worship moon..he had his own proof for it..that is what most people use to say muslims worship moon...there are many articles denying it.. For a non muslim who knows muslims only worship Allah, these verses should make sense Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day and he merges Day into Night; that He has subjected the sun, and the moon (to his Law), each running its course for a term appointed; and that Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do? (31:29) If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law), they will certainly reply, "(Allah)". How are they then deluded away (from the truth)? (29:61)

    Assalamu alaikum LOL...its true that humans are "sacrificed" too
  22. The Motor Car

    If I remember correctly, that car was modelled and resembles a fighter plane..and the company makes only 2 cars I believe...anyways I like it..atleast there is an alternative to ferraris and mclarens
  23. whats your favourite fizzy-drink

    Pepsi anytime...I also like Fanta orange..I also drink coke..although I don't like it
  24. Relatives on IF

    Assalamu alaikum got a couple of friends here....infact one of them recommended me this site....So I go for 2..
  25. The Motor Car

    Assalamu alaikum I used to like Ferrari cars...But this is my new found fav. (I still like ferrari F1) And Scion Tc is too cool for its price