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Sometimes you need to cut loose a bit to blow off some steam, relieve some of that stress, and generally save your sanity. Try these stress relievers below... provided simply and solely for a bit of fun.

Update: We have created a site dedicated to this stuff - www.crackup.co.nz

Test Your Eyes - Question Your Sanity

Make sure you can see the entire "eye test" image on your screen.

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.
If you stare at the the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.
Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating.

It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough, we don't always see what we think we see.

Eye Test

Ideas For A Gift

New Scientist magazine has a great addition to their website called "No More Socks"... it is for people to exchange ideas on great gifts to give people. There is a hilarious exchange of ideas on what to get someone who only likes to drink beer and watch TV!

Gift Ideas

How to Clean Your Cat

How To Clean Your Toilet - The Fun Way Instructions on how to clean your toilet.

Apologies to cat lovers everywhere, but this one was too funny to let it get away... be sure to read all the way to the bottom!

The Cat
  1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.
  2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.
  3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.
  4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.
  5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash" and "rinse".
  6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.
  7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.
  8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.
  9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.
The Dog

The Dog

Answer Machine With A Twist

Check out this MP3 file to hear one of the better answer phone messages you will ever hear!

Listen to message

Quick Quiz

This was sent to us via email, and is so intriguing we just had to post it for others to try. Are you in the 2% or 98% of the population? 98% of people taking this quick quiz arrive at the same answer... very weird?!

Just follow these instructions, and answer the 10 questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! Takes about 10-15 seconds to complete. Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them ... really.

Question 1: Think of a number from 1 to 10.
Question 2: Multiply that number by 9.
Question 3: If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together.
Question 4: Now subtract 5.
Question 5: Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with.
(example: 1=a, 2=b, 3=c, 4=d, etc.)
Question 6: Think of a country that starts with that letter.
Question 7: Remember the last letter of the name of that country.
Question 8: Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter.
Question 9: Remember the last letter in the name of that animal.
Question 10: Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter.
Question 11: Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange?

Apparently 98% of people taking this quiz arrive at Orange munching Kangaroos in Denmark! If you are not one of them, you're among 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else when given this exercise...

Job Appraisals From Hell!

From an email that was making the rounds:
For everyone who has ever received or given an evaluation or have been through a professional appraisal, just remember, it could have been worse! These are actual quotes taken from Federal Government employee performance evaluations...

  • Since my last report, this employee has reached rock- bottom and has started to dig.
  • I would not allow this employee to breed.
  • This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be.
  • Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.
  • When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.
  • This young lady has delusions of adequacy.
  • He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.
  • This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
  • This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better.
  • Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together.
  • A gross ignoramus -- 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.
  • He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier.
  • He's been working with glue too much.
  • He would argue with a signpost.
  • He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room.
  • When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell.
  • If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one.
  • A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on.
  • A prime candidate for natural de-selection.
  • Donated his brain to science before he was done using it.
  • Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.
  • He's got two brains cells, one is lost and the other is out looking for it.
  • If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.
  • If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change.
  • If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean.
  • It's hard to believe he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm.
  • One neuron short of a synapse.
  • Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled.
  • Takes him 2 hours to watch '60-minutes'.
  • The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

Telemarketer Prank

A very funny phone call... if you want to mess up with those marketing/telemarketer people calling you all day... just listen!

More info about Tom Mabe and his pranks can be found at his website www.tommabe.com

Computer Screen Killer

Computer been giving you a hard time? This game will let you take a virtual hammer to the screen amongst other things! A great stress reliever, complete with sound effects - it does work to reduce stress levels!

Download the "Stress Relief" program by clicking on the link below. You will need to unzip the file once you have downloaded it.
Remember to press Escape (Esc) key on your keyboard to quit the game.

Download Stress Relief