Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Celebrating Divorcee - D I V O R C E

Winter in Venice - Don't step of the sidewalk!

REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A woman stands on a flooded sidewalk during a period of high water, which happens periodically from high tides during the winter months, in Venice.

Faqcebook: Does Your Account die with you or just go offline?

Max Kelly, Facebook's head of security, announced Facebook's policy of "memorialising" profiles of users who have died, taking them out of the public search results, sealing them from any future log-in attempts and leaving the wall open for family and friends to pay their respects.
Though most media reports claimed this was a new Facebook feature, a spokeswoman for the company said that it's an option the site has had since its early days.

The company decided to publicise the policy because of a backlash caused by a new version of the site's homepage, which includes automatically generated "suggestions" of people to "reconnect" with. Within days of the launch, Twitter users and blog posts from across the Web complained that some of these Facebook suggestions were for friends who had died. "Would that I could ...," complained a user on Twitter.

"We understand how difficult it can be for people to be reminded of those who are no longer with them, which is why it's important when someone passes away that their friends or family contact Facebook to request that a profile be memorialised," Kelly said in the post. To discourage pranksters, Facebook does require proof before sending a profile down the digital river Styx. This need only be 'documentary' proof rather than a decaying boney finger or bleached skull bone, allegedly.

Family or friends must fill out a Facebook form, including a link to an obituary or other information confirming a user's death, before the profile is officially memorialised. Once that is completed, the user will cease showing up in Facebook's suggestions and certain information like status updates won't show up in Facebook's news feed, the stream of real-time user updates that is the site's centerpiece. If relatives prefer not to have the profile stand as an online memorial, Facebook says it will remove the account altogether and leave it to rest in peace or archive.

Plastic Life: Little people carrying out day-to-day activities photographed by Vincent Bousserez - Telegraph

Tough Crust!
Plastic Life: Little people carrying out day-to-day activities photographed by Vincent Bousserez - Telegraph

Picture: Vincent Bousserez / Newsteam

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sculptures of elfin creatures made by Petra Werle out of bread

Shoes: Have you something smaller?

A pedestrian stops to tie his shoe on a giant pair of shoes at a bus stop outside Southgate Mall in Edmonton, Canada

Picture: AP

The Difference between Under Cover and Incognito

A security guard peers out from a curtain as his colleague stands watch in Beijing

Picture: AFP/GETTY

Chihuahuas make Super Pets

A dog dressed as Batman participates in the Family Pet festival in Cali, Colombia

Picture: AFP/GETTY

Spot the Wally!

Hundreds of Where's Wally Fans gather to celebrate their love for the children's book character in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Picture: CATERS

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dead rabbit throwing contest banned in NZ

Animal charity in New Zealand brands children's game as 'inhumane'. Those crazy Kiwis are at it again!
Cruel: Animal charity slams dead rabbit throwing contest

Cruel: Animal charity slams dead rabbit throwing contest

A contest that involves children seeing how far they can throw dead rabbits has been banned in New Zealand following outcry from animal welfare campaigners.

The annual 'rabbit throw' in the South Island town of Waiau has been a tradition for years but officials have had to cancel the event following complaints from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Women: Children and Hubby getting under your feet - Try this!

Are Ageing Footballers a Risk to the game?

Kamasutra needs updated for Athletic couples

Well Balanced Man seeks Well Balanced Woman for sexual adventures! Apply yourself!

Dutch Accuse China of using Genetic Modified Fertilizer

Stunning New Research Reveals a Link between the Dinosaurs and Netherlands

Health & Safety for Watersports - Are they going too far?

"Apparently, he was up the creek and I don't see any sign of a paddle! So we brought him in"

"No, don't worry. I'm sure he's not a Navy seal!"

"His breath is worse than his bark!"

Always Online PC and Laptop Support - We Feel Your Pain!

"Hi, is that Call Centre Support? Yes! I've 'fired it up', as you suggested. Yes, it's warming up nicely!"
"What do you want me to do now? Re-Boot it, you say? Ok, wait til I change out of my good shoes first."

Jaguar comes Face to Face with Love

Let's Blow this Joint Kitty! You an' me an' the open road!

Gosh! and the others said you were just another 'Hog!'

The Other Side of Bankers' Bonuses - Looking after The Saver

Tony Blair Flies the Flag in his manifest-oh!

Do People really Look like their Pets?

Jack Nicholson Going Down for the 3 Drag

Liberal Holland Advocates Fluorescent jackets for 'dark-skinned' refugees

Asylum seekers in the Limburg village of Tienray are being provided with fluorescent jackets because 'people with dark skins are not easily seen at night', local paper De Limburger reports on Friday.

The measure, which will not be rigorously enforced, was drawn up by a committee made up of locals, council officials, police and the COA refugee council, the paper says.

The committee report states the jackets are needed because of asylum seekers 'dark skins' which mean 'people only see them at the last minute, which can give people a fright'.

Anti-racism organisations have questioned the move. 'I understand that road safety is important, but when you write down on paper that asylum seekers cannot be seen at night because of their dark skins, then it is worrying,' said Dick Houtzager, of anti-discrimination Art 1. 'I would not call it racism, but you are putting a label on asylum seekers,' he was quoted as saying.

A spokesman for the local refugee council told the paper the measure was needed because asylum seekers were not aware of the traffic rules. 'They walk over roads and cycle paths and take no notice of other road users. So we want them to wear a jacket if they walk to another village at night,' Claude Fasseur said.

Interactive Sex Map of the UK

If you want to know who's doing what to who and where, Click on the Picture or the Link here.....

Robots Get Stuck with Role as Patient

A robot designed to help doctors diagnose swine flu sheds tears as a man with a protective outfit puts a medical apparatus into its throat during a demonstration at the Security & Safety Trade Expo in Tokyo.
Unfortunately you cannot see the other guy who is probing the robot from a different angle.

Picture: AP

Gold and Silver Cake Slice: Price Hard to Swallow

A model displays a piece of cake made from silver at a gold and silver craft exhibition in Tokyo. A slice of the cake is priced 210,000 yen (£1,375) .

Cripes! That's almost as expensive as a muffin in Starbucks!

Man Driving Arm Chair in Collision with Parked Car

The motorised La-Z-Boy chair that Dennis Anderson was driving when he hit a parked vehicle in Proctor, Minnesota in August 2008.
Anderson pleaded guilty to driving while drunk. The chair was powered by a lawnmower engine and fitted out with headlights, a stereo and a steering system.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Tea Vicar? Careful it's Hot!

Speed Dating - Our Motto

How do they do that? USB Connections

Strategic positioning - Location is everything

OK boys! Who's first?

Optical Illusion - 4 Pefect Round Circles

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sportwear made from Landfills

Sports apparel is a huge industry dominated by a few giant brands. So it's refreshing to see a small company from Arlington, Virginia gathering support across the United States. Which is probably due to Atayne’s unique angle: its athletic clothing is made from trash.

Atayne uses recycled polyester (from post-consumer plastic bottles) and recycled cotton. For odor control, fabrics are treated with naturally-derived chitosan. The concept for Atayne's product line was born when founder Jeremy Litchfield discovered that his traditional red running shirt contained petroleum, dioxins and other potentially harmful chemicals that might be absorbed by his body when he perspired. Which sparked the idea for a performance apparel company that would put people and the planet first, instead of solely focusing on convenience and aesthetics.

Not only does Atayne’s approach mean less waste in landfills and less energy used manufacturing materials, it's also likely to attract enthused and loyal customers who'd rather sport one of Atayne's eco-proud slogans than a mega-brand's logo. (Related: Recycled plastic bottles into graduation gowns.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Private Organic Therapy - non-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles

Platinum Headband, LA Confidential and Strawberry Kush are among the types of marijuana on display at Private Organic Therapy, a non-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles

Picture: GETTY

Kennel Club grave doubts over African Pit Bull claim

B Class Short Stay Hotels: From Broken down to Bad

It really depends on your definition of 'Luxury', I say!

Some countries don't have the Star rating system and are encouraged to be completely honest with visitors!

So, now you have been warned, set your expectations accordingly!

Happy Trails!

No Shaman: Shame!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dog Car Theft on increase: Fido U can drive my car:

Trick or Treat? Halloween dummy was real dead body.

Halloween dummy was a real dead body.

Los Angeles residents in a block of flats left a dead body on a neighbour's patio for three days because they thought it was a Halloween display.

Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed had apparently been dead since the Monday.

Make a Real Pumpkin Lantern with these great Patterns .....................Thanks to Halloween Pompoenen!

World Sight Day - Photographer To Highlight Blindness

World Sight Day Campaign Photographer Rankin Highlights Blindness

A series of striking images have been produced to highlight the fact that two-thirds of blind people are women, 90% of whom live in developing countries.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Students Facing Uncertain Future and Crisis in London

London Transport try out new 'student only' Bus Queue experiment!

Unemployed students face harsh treatment from struggling social system!

Students willing to share but cramped housing conditions and high rent prices, don't help!

Cameleon Boy caught out of uniform, on 'Peeping Tom' incident

Rapid house building program takes pedestrians by surprise!

Gerard Depardieu - Asterix movie

" Does my derriere look big in this?"

Target Practice for Riot Police and Demonstrators

"I'm new at this Sarge, sir. So basicly, what you're saying is that I'm 3rd in line to get shot! Was there a vote on this, sarge? Did I miss the meeting or did you just decide this? Sarge? Sarge! Ooops sorry! So now I'm 2nd in line. Is that it? Is that how it works?"