Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shouldn't That Dog Go To The Groomer's?

Believe It Or Don't:

It is not well known that waaaaay back in the 1920s, a researcher developed a clever way to track salmon by their urine in the water.

The ultimate version of this electrochemical device could even track individual fish.

The young scientist who'd invented the thing had relied on grants from various sources, including Henry Ford. Ford was notoriously tightfisted and the company's bookkeeping, despite Edsel's efforts at reform, bordered on chaotic. The explains why, one fine afternoon at his camp along a watercourse in the Pacific Northwest, the developer was sitting on the bank, going over a huge pile of receipts, when, suddenly, a breeze took one for $10,000 -- an enormous sum of money at the time -- blew it out over the water, and a salmon snapped it up!

Well, he had to have that receipt, so there was nothing for it but to get out the fish-tracking apparatus and set forth; after nearly 18 hours of tracking, he found and netted the fish and, amazingly, the paperwork was still readable.

...And that, dear reader, is why to this very day, Salmon P. Chase is on the ten thousand dollar bill!


Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO - I see what you did there!!!

Ajdshootist said...

Good one very clever.

DaddyBear said...

Groan. Laugh, but groan.

Dave in Indiana said...

Looks like Denney at Grouchy Old Cripple has just lost his corner on the really bad puns market.

rickn8or said...


Did NOT see that one coming.

Chris said...

Story sounds fishy to me.

Anonymous said...


He was probably a Pisces working for scale!





Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, criminy. It's like your inner child has taken over, and you are locked in the mental basement screaming for someone to let you out.

Mike James

Jeffro said...

I learn something new every day, and today you provided. You have no idea how much I appreciate your efforts to edumacate moi.

Ambulance Driver said...

Roberta X, folks!

She'll be here all week! Try the veal, and remember to tip your server!

Roberta X said...

...Try your server's patience, and remember to tip the veal!

Mike James: that's 'cos my inner adult has taken a look at the election choices and realized there ain't much to be lookin' forward to there. It's just about all Getting Hit On The Head lessons, the only choice being how hard and often we get hit.

greg tag said...

fell for it hook, line and sinker.