A Little Friday File Fun (01/25)

January 25, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

According to the Guiness Book of Records, a four-year old Chihuahua named Brandy is the world’s smallest dog – – – she’s just 6 inches long, weighs just 2 lbs., is only about as tall as a cola can, and is reportedly so small that she can’t even bark because her lungs are too small.   You can see her online at http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00423/RSNN2437A682_423848a.jpg

An intriguing playground equipment “design”:   http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c399/Songman60/Untitled1.jpg

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Stanford’s business school have found a link between the sensation of pleasantness that people experience when tasting wine – and its price.   According to a report on CNETnews.com, the researchers found that with the higher priced wines, more blood and oxygen is sent to a part of the brain called the medial orbitofrontal cortex – a part of the brain whose activity reflects pleasure.   The researchers found that people ranked taste of a $45 wine higher than the same wine priced at $5, and the same for a different wine marked $90 and $10.  MORE at http://www.planadviser.com/research/article.php/1704  

A picture taken in 2004 by the Mars explorer Spirit has some folks thinking that we may have found Bigfoot on the Red Planet.   You can see what has everybody all worked up below