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The Mayonnaise Jar

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day is not enough;remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy classand had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jarand start to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and pouredit into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students againif the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked on…

SIGNPOSTS in Africa

Nowhere but in Africa – Here are some signs that you won’t find anywhere else in the world except in Africa.

In a restaurant in Zambia:
Open seven days a week and weekends."

On the grounds of a private school in South Africa:
“No trespassing without permission.”

On a window of a Nigerian shop:
“Why go elsewhere to be cheated when you can come here?.”

On a poster in Ghana:
“Are you an adult who cannot read? If so, we can help.”

In a hotel in Mozambique:
"Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9.00am and 11.00am daily”

On a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
"Take note: When this sign is submerged, the river is impassable”

In a Zimbabwean restaurant:
"Customers who find our waitresses r…

Sgurgola Italy

Sgurgola is a small Italian village laying on the slopes of Lepini Mountains, dominating the Sacco river valley. The village lies in Ciociaria (pronounced Chow-Chah-Reea), the historical area approximately corresponding to the province of Frosinone, in the region Latium.
Until 1927, before the province of Frosinone was founded, the village belonged to the province of Rome.
Sgurgola is about 24 kilometers (15 miles) away from Frosinone and about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from Rome.

History
The tradition tells the village was founded by Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator who led a slave uprising in 73-71 BCE (Third Servile War): this would explain the rebellious temperament which was ascribed (at least in the past) to the Sgurgolan people, which during the fascism period had many victims of p…

Fumone in Italy

Italian Village of Fumune
Province of Frosinone, Lazio (Latium) Region, Italy
Located on the border of the ancient Church State, near the picturesque lake of Canterno, Fumone was a medieval garrison post founded at the time of the invasions of Saracens and Normans, and it seems its name derives from “fumo” (=smoke) from the signals that were used by the sentries to warn of enemies approaching. The fortress was used also as a prison, and here pope San Pietro Celestino, a hermit originary of Molise and known first as Pietro da Morrone, then elected to the papal see as pope Celestino V, the only pope who abdicated, was imprisoned here by his successor Pope Bonifacio VIII and died under mysterious circumstances in 1296