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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:18 PM

Every now and then I come across funny photos from Egypt. I post this one for a laugh and a reminder that in Egypt anything can happen. I will add to the collection some that would make you laugh out loud. If you want to add (one photo at a time please) or comment - feel free.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:04 PM

No Seat belts needed :D

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:16 PM

Well, AD, you have been away from Egypt for long, and it seems you are not aware of the lastest safety equipment.

The guy is using his trousers belt which is attached to the boxes. This ensures they will live together or die together.
He is not holding the boxes with his arm not to fall (the boxes or himself), but he is just making use of the transportation time to exercise.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:57 PM

View PostAD1, on Jan 23 2008, 08:18 PM, said:

Every now and then I come across funny photos from Egypt. I post this one for a laugh and a reminder that in Egypt anything can happen. I will add to the collection some that would make you laugh out loud. If you want to add (one photo at a time please) or comment - feel free.

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It's not actually that bad. I rotated the photo by 2 degrees CCW until the other vertical edges became nearly vertical. The residual slope is about another 2 degrees.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:48 PM

View PostGogo, on Jan 25 2008, 03:57 PM, said:

It's not actually that bad. I rotated the photo by 2 degrees CCW until the other vertical edges became nearly vertical. The residual slope is about another 2 degrees.


Are you trying to make the building look straight, Gogo? It still looks leaning dangerously to the right.

I believe your explanation of the guy on the truck. Can you explain this one?

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:54 AM

I'm not trying to make the building look straight. All I saidthe real slope is two degrees, not four degrees as your picture shows. Look at the other buildings.

As for the guy on the bike, this is a new aerodynamic bike. The air flow inside the pipes reduces the speed. More over, the front edge of the pipes helps the driver making his way between opponents, and the rear end prevents them from catching him. That is a 3-in-1 solution, apparently not available in UK markets.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:35 AM

View PostGogo, on Jan 26 2008, 11:54 AM, said:

As for the guy on the bike, this is a new aerodynamic bike. The air flow inside the pipes reduces the speed. More over, the front edge of the pipes helps the driver making his way between opponents, and the rear end prevents them from catching him. That is a 3-in-1 solution, apparently not available in UK markets.

Nice theory Gogo.
But look what will happen if he activates the ignition switch!
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 11:49 AM

Only in egypt things will be fixed this way:

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...but in accordance with local custom aslope houses aren`t that exceptional.

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:19 PM

View PostJoerg, on Jan 26 2008, 01:35 PM, said:

Nice theory Gogo.
But look what will happen if he activates the ignition switch!
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No ignition there. The bike runs with nuclear engine, which, as a great option, ensures a warm seat too.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 03:25 PM

View PostJoerg, on Jan 26 2008, 01:49 PM, said:

Only in egypt things will be fixed this way:

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...but in accordance with local custom aslope houses aren`t that exceptional.

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I like the baloons idea, but I think they shoud be on the right hand side of the building.

As for the other house, you knnow, because of the variable earth core density, earth shape is not regular, and therefore the gravity direction is not always that regular.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 09:07 AM

View PostGogo, on Jan 26 2008, 10:54 AM, said:

I'm not trying to make the building look straight. All I saidthe real slope is two degrees, not four degrees as your picture shows. Look at the other buildings.

As for the guy on the bike, this is a new aerodynamic bike. The air flow inside the pipes reduces the speed. More over, the front edge of the pipes helps the driver making his way between opponents, and the rear end prevents them from catching him. That is a 3-in-1 solution, apparently not available in UK markets.


Gogo,
I hear petrol is getting expensive in Egypt too; no shortage of new solutions though :-)

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:46 PM

View PostAD1, on Jan 27 2008, 10:07 AM, said:

I hear petrol is getting expensive in Egypt too;

That`s why even some donkeys have been put out of service. :D

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:42 PM

That's correct, AD. The world is moving to organic fuel. The vehicles you see are prototypes of low-consumption organic-fuel vehicles. The engine is only 1 HP... oops... I mean 1 DP. It's convertible. No need to mention it has automatic transmission and natural air condition.

And guess what, it parks itself, and it can go home by itself when you are too tired to drive.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

View PostGogo, on Jan 27 2008, 06:42 PM, said:

That's correct, AD. The world is moving to organic fuel. The vehicles you see are prototypes of low-consumption organic-fuel vehicles. The engine is only 1 HP... oops... I mean 1 DP. It's convertible. No need to mention it has automatic transmission and natural air condition.

And guess what, it parks itself, and it can go home by itself when you are too tired to drive.



That is excellent stuff Gogo. They are not zero emission, though.

I leave the next one for you explain...

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:25 PM

View PostAD1, on Jan 28 2008, 07:58 PM, said:

I leave the next one for you explain...


I can't defend mistakes, especially when it comes to language.
However, looking at the bright side, or the full half, I say the hand writing is no bad. I studied calligraphy and I can tell.

Some might argu there is no mistake, and it's just encoded to test people math skills. Elthades is a mix of Elthmen and Elsades. (8 + 6) / 2 = 7. So it's the 7th floor. Blame the other guy who wtote 6 in numbers. his hand writing is bas anyway, and he couldn't figure out the formula.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

View PostGogo, on Jan 28 2008, 07:25 PM, said:

I can't defend mistakes, especially when it comes to language.
However, looking at the bright side, or the full half, I say the hand writing is no bad. I studied calligraphy and I can tell.

Some might argu there is no mistake, and it's just encoded to test people math skills. Elthades is a mix of Elthmen and Elsades. (8 + 6) / 2 = 7. So it's the 7th floor. Blame the other guy who wtote 6 in numbers. his hand writing is bas anyway, and he couldn't figure out the formula.


I am sure there is a simple reason for it - some people did not bother with school and that is the result.
However, there there are those who can write, but find thinking an ordeal. These are examples:

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:18 PM

I guarantee that these will make you laugh Gogo :D

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:11 PM

View PostAD1, on Jan 29 2008, 04:18 PM, said:

I guarantee that these will make you laugh Gogo :D


You know for forum members that are Arabic challenged (like me), these aren't that funny. The least you could do is provide a translation!
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:06 PM

View PostSpark_man, on Jan 29 2008, 11:11 PM, said:

You know for forum members that are Arabic challenged (like me), these aren't that funny. The least you could do is provide a translation!



There is no shortage of translators on this board. I am sure they would go out of their way to help - if they are asked nicely.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:15 PM

View PostAD1, on Feb 1 2008, 07:06 AM, said:

There is no shortage of translators on this board. I am sure they would go out of their way to help - if they are asked nicely.


Ok, Would someone pllleeeaaasssseeeee translate the above posts so that those of us who can not read Arabic also enjoy the humor? :lol:
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