Saturday, June 26, 2010

Watch Frostie Shake his Tail Feathers

Motorcycle stunt rider sets new high rise record

Motorcycle shaped hot-air balloon flies over the countryside

Beware high rise floods

'So what if the 24 hour plumber won't be here for 24 hours, let's just make the best of it!'

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tornado Fighter jet races through Snowdonia


A RAF navigator gave plane-spotters a chuckle as he held up a sign reading 'I'm with stupid' with an arrow pointing to the pilot.

The pair were on a training mission in a £13million Tornado GR4 aircraft, capable of reaching 1,400mph, when the navigator pulled the prank as they jetted through a valley in Wales.



Based at RAF Lossiemouth in the Scottish Highlands, the men were flying through Snowdonia, in northern Wales, at the time of the Top Gun stunt.

Vested Outsourcing White Paper

Vested Outsourcing White Paper! Vested Outsourcing

Dai Mahou Touge - Vegetable Suicide

Steve Martin's Rider







Giant Panda show signs of vigorous sexual activity

Two pandas rest at a zoo in Shanghai, China. The pandas, which  were moved from Sichuan Province specially for the Shanghai World Expo,  will be transferred to Shanghai Safari Park

Two pandas rest at a zoo in Shanghai, China. The pandas, which were moved from Sichuan Province specially for the Shanghai World Expo, will be transferred to Shanghai Safari Park

First Indian Astronaut Lands safely

Rajaram Das, a Sadhu or a Hindu holyman, performs yoga  in a dry  pond in the northern Indian city of Mathura, as part of a ritual to  appease Indra, the Hindu rain god, for rain

Rajaram Das, a Sadhu or a Hindu holyman, performs yoga in a dry pond in the northern Indian city of Mathura, as part of a ritual to appease Indra, the Hindu rain god, for rain

Wimbledon Record Breaking Tennis Match: Isner v Mahut

A Mexican wrestler observes a dissected and polymer-injected human  body during the exhibition 'Bodies Revealed', in Mexico City

'Are you ready to quit now?'

A Mexican wrestler observes a dissected and polymer-injected human body during the exhibition "Bodies Revealed", in Mexico City

Michelle Obama secret lesbian love pact with Communism

US first lady Michelle Obama and wife of Russian President Dmitry  Medvedev, Svetlana Medvedeva, kiss each other as they visit the Duke  Ellington School of the Arts in Washington

US first lady Michelle Obama and wife of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Svetlana Medvedeva, kiss each other as they visit the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington

Picture: REUTERS

Darth Vader Paternity suit continues

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace and  Victoria Crake pose for photographers while wearing Darth Vader helmets  that have been re-imagined by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh,.  The two helmets, which have been re-imagined by street artists Niagara  and Eelus, are from a collection of 100 from The Vader Project which are  to be auctioned in Phiadelphia in the U.S. on July 10

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace and Victoria Crake pose for photographers while wearing Darth Vader helmets that have been re-imagined by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh,. The two helmets, which have been re-imagined by street artists Niagara and Eelus, are from a collection of 100 from The Vader Project which are to be auctioned in Phiadelphia in the U.S. on July 10

Picture: AP

Where's Nemo? Aqua Sheko fish therapy spa, London

Visitors to the Aqua Sheko fish therapy spa in Kensington, London,  have their feet exfoliated by tiny fish...

Visitors to the Aqua Sheko fish therapy spa in Kensington, London, have their feet exfoliated by tiny fish... Yum, yum! Can't wait to see their eco friendly toilet facilities!

Customers sit with their feet in a tank filled with 100-150 Garra  Rufa fish which remove any dead skin by nibbling and sucking. A half  hour session is then followed by a foot massage

...Customers sit with their feet in a tank filled with 100-150 Garra Rufa fish which remove any dead skin by nibbling and sucking. A half hour session is then followed by a foot massage

Picture: GETTY

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Original 1973 Time Warp

The Spanish baby-jumping festival



Every June the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia celebrate Corpus Christi. During this time, they hold their annual baby-jumping festival. Yes, you read that correctly. The event consists of men dressed up as El Colacho (the devil) leaping over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year.


So, the infants lay on matresses in the street, and a scary man in a devil suit jumps over them. Yeah, that’s not weird or dangerous or anything. But apparently the act symbolizes the devil leaving the children behind and taking his evil with him, and they are then cleansed of sin.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Light Grafitti

Graffiti-ridden derelict sites have been given a much needed  face-lift with extraordinary 'light' art. Brightly coloured dragonflies  and lillypads decorate murky stairwells and butterflies swarm in unused  drains in the art created by 'Tigtab'. Much like Banksy, Tigtab, from  Melbourne, Australia, keeps her identity a closely guarded secret. Each  image is created with the help of light boxes lined with silver foil  with a lid carved with patterns. These intricate designs are revealed  after a burst from a camera flash lights up the inside of the box. In  this picture, a pond scene is created in a flooded derelict building

Graffiti-ridden derelict sites have been given a much needed face-lift with extraordinary 'light' art. Brightly coloured dragonflies and lillypads decorate murky stairwells and butterflies swarm in unused drains in the art created by 'Tigtab'. Much like Banksy, Tigtab, from Melbourne, Australia, keeps her identity a closely guarded secret. Each image is created with the help of light boxes lined with silver foil with a lid carved with patterns. These intricate designs are revealed after a burst from a camera flash lights up the inside of the box. In this picture, a pond scene is created in a flooded derelict building

Picture: TIGTAB / SOLENT

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Scottish Humour: Burnistoun A & E

First Voice activated lift in Scotland



First Voice activated lift in Scotland

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Celebrating the Short, Sweet Ride of Space


NASA celebrates 50 years of astronaut training

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cyclist Pedals for shore

Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River, a  tributary of the Yangtze River, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The  bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers, was modified by  Lei's instructor Li Weiguo, who hopes to put his invention onto the  market

Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers, was modified by Lei's instructor Li Weiguo, who hopes to put his invention onto the market

Picture: REUTERS

the world's most expensive model car: Bugatti Veyron Diamond

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This is the world's most expensive model car. The Bugatti Veyron Diamond Ltd is on sale for two million pounds - twice as much as the real thing. Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes took two months to create the intricate 1:18 scale model in partnership with Swiss luxury model car maker Robert Gulpen.

Weighing in at 7kg, it has been created with platinum, solid 24ct gold, and a 7.2ct single cut flawless diamond on its front grill. The 10 inch car also boats functional steering and a highly detailed engine.

In a limited edition of three, owners also get a certification of authenticity, an aluminium case and photo documentation of the manufacturing process

Picture: REX FEATURES

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cheap MOTs: Beat repair costs, use council tests...

Cheap MOTs: Beat repair costs, use council tests...

Does a DIY check of avoidable fails

Thirty five percent of MOTs fail first time, and far too many are due to a simple avoidable reason. Don't worry, this is common sense not mechanical sense, after all. Some of the fails you can sort yourself, others will need a professional, either way getting it sorted pre-test is usually cheaper, after all...

One in  five fail MOTs due to a bust light bulb, so walk round the car checking  the indicators and headlights are working front & back
Beating The most frequent fails
Reason for failure

What % of MOTs failed

Checks to do beforehand

Lights
Headlights
Nineteen percent

Are all lights fully working? Have someone sit in the car while you walk around checking every light... front, rear headlights and dipped lights, hazard lights and indicators. If any aren't working, buy a new bulb for a few pounds and replace it (it's easy in most cars, though a few do sadly make it more complex).

BrakesBrakes
Eighteen percent

Is there tension on the handbrake? Not easy to do yourself, and it will need a proper mechanic to fix. Yet if your brakes feel loose and unresponsive, or the handbrake simple slides up without resistence and can't be ratched at a set level, it's likely there's a problem.

SuspensionSuspension
Fifteen percent

Check suspension. While a full suspension check is difficult, to see if the shock absorbers have gone, quickly apply your weight to each corner of the car then release. It should quickly settle back.. if not it's possibly a shock problem.

TyresTyres
  percent

Check tyre pressure. To check tyre pressure, look up what they should be, and take it to a petrol station to fill up.

Check tyre tread. The tread is the depth of grooves that provide road grip, the legal minimum is a tiny 1.6mm (still enough to allow surface water to slip through which is the point). To measure this, take a 5p piece and turn it sideways (ie coin edge) and that is 2mm, so if your treads are deeper it's legal, if not, get them changed before the MOT.

WindscreenWindscreen
Eight percent

Is the driver's windscreen damaged? Damage in the driver's central view should be no larger than 10mm and in the whole of the swept area it should be no larger than 40mm. If it is get it fixed pre test (often this is included by car insurance policies).

Windscreen wipers? The front wipers are in the check and shouldn't have any splits, if they do replace before the test.

ExhaustExhaust
Six  percent

Is the exhaust leaking? To check, start the engine (in a well ventilated place, at normal temperature) and from the rear of the car listen for any unusual noises or abnormal smoke which might indicate a leak if it is get it fixed pre-check.

Licence Plates
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Can you read the licence plate? Make sure the licence plates are clean and easily legible from 20 metres away.

Fluids
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Are all fluids topped up? Check the brake fluid, windscreen washer and oil reserves.

The Rest
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An all over once over. Make sure the fuel cap is secure, mirrors are in good condition, and seatbelts etc are all fully functional.

(1) Source RAC

For a full list of each check type for every vehicle, see the Direct Gov website.

A Modern Cinderella

Mr Chew and Boredom in the workplace

Disabled access at MacDonald's

A look to avoid!

Phuket: Air Malaysia says Go!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Equestrian Fashion

These horses bring new meaning to the word dressage, as they  parade around in their Harry Potter and Batman and Robin costumes.  Taking equestrian fashion to new levels, Horse Tailor, a company based  in Costa Rica, also offers horse costumes such as Leprechauns and  Transformers

These horses bring new meaning to the word dressage, as they parade around in their Harry Potter and Batman and Robin costumes. Taking equestrian fashion to new levels, Horse Tailor, a company based in Costa Rica, also offers horse costumes such as Leprechauns and Transformers.

Catch of the Day

Roberto Godi shows off the  113.5kg (250.5lb) wels catfish he  caught on the River Po at Mantova, Italy, after a 45-minute tug-of-war.  The huge fish was thrown back in alive

Roberto Godi shows off the 113.5kg (250.5lb) wels catfish he caught on the River Po at Mantova, Italy, after a 45-minute tug-of-war. The huge fish, believed to be the biggest of its kind ever landed, was thrown back in alive.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beautiful Iceland: Photographer Viggo Mortensen


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Viggo Mortensen, the world-acclaimed actor, photographer, poet, painter and musician tells the story of how he is inspired by Iceland. Driving and walking around Iceland he feels a strong connection with the land.

Viggo: “I think someone who lives in the city and goes to a beautiful place, you get there and the first day: Its beautiful, I have to take pictures, I have to capture this. But it actually takes a person who’s in a city a day or two to stop doing all this: You don’t have to do anything, that’s the point, you just have to be there.”

Please visit inspiredbyiceland.com. Iceland is more awake than ever.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scuba divers swim alongside beautiful ice formations in a lake in Switzerland


Scuba divers swim alongside beautiful ice formations in a lake in Switzerland

These photographs show the beautiful and eerie underwater world of a Swiss ice-filled Alpine lake. Taken in Lake Sassolo, close to the southern border with Italy, these shots were taken by diving photographer Franco Banfi

Beautiful Time-Lapse Views of Tokyo: Photographer Jonathan Nafarrete

Beautiful Time-Lapse Views of Tokyo | Photographer Jonathan Nafarrete



Get up and go is a short 2 minute video by Stefan Werc that gives you a unique perspective of Tokyo at night. The stills that went into this time-lapse were shot using the Canon 7D.