( published 24th January 2002 )
according to "The New Scientist" counting sheep will NOT help you fall asleep because "it does not occupy enough of the brain's thinking capacity to keep the mind from wandering to problems and concerns...". Hmmmm,not sure...In Luxembourg the trick has always been to count downwards from 100, by counting each number in a different language, and imagining a sheep in a different colour. What a challenge for Brits ( "damn, how do you say 78 in French? Let's get up and check up in the dictionary...).
According to "The New Scientist" thinking of a waterfall or or a beach will be more efficient...If I start thinking of a waterfall, I soon will start wondering when that stupid plumber will finally show up to fix the bathtub, or how my stock portfolio is looking after the latest stock market "fall"...Anyway, just joking, I only shower anyway, and my Scoot and Eidos shares have hit the bottom already months ago. When I go to sleep, I don't need to worry about what technique to use to fall asleep. I have fallen asleep before considering them. Have a nice day
A bus stops and two Italian men get on. They sit down and engage in an animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores them at first,but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of the men say the following: "Emma come first. Den I come. Den two asses come together. I come once-a-more. Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come one lasta time." "You foul-mouthed swine," retorted the lady idignantly. "In this country we don't talk about our sex lives in public!" "Hey, coola down lady," said the man. "Who talkin' abouta sexa? I'm a justa tellin' my frienda how to spella 'Mississippi'."