Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Determining the sex of Gorillas

Japanese town puts 200,000-yen bounty on monkey



The Japanese city of Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture is on the hunt for a runaway criminal, described as “hairy-armed and dangerous.”

The culprit—who is also a monkey—has been involved in about a hundred attacks on people, many of whom reported being bitten. In order to stop the primate menace, the city has put a 200,000 yen price tag on its head.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Where do babies come from Daddy?

Nine-year-old Titus lies inside of a giant green pumpkin that weighs over 400 kg in Boerssum, Germany

Nine-year-old Titus lies inside a giant green pumpkin that weighs over 400 kg in Boerssum, Germany

Picture: EPA

Size is important: Small Man with Big Ambitions

Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man next month when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal. Thapa will carry the message: 'Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal'

Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man next month when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu.

The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal.

Thapa will carry the message: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal"

Picture: REUTERS

Apple iPad gets Etcha-Sketch case

A wacky new case makes your iPad look like an Etch A Sketch. Hipsters can go nostalgic by slipping on the bright red cover which also acts as a high quality protective case. It was designed to help celebrate the drawing toy's 50th anniversary.  Sadly, the white dials do not allow you to draw and shaking the iPad will not clear the screen! The officially licensed $39.00 case from US-firm Headcase is available online here: http://www.getaheadcase.com/products.html
A wacky new case makes your iPad look like an Etch A Sketch.


Hipsters can go nostalgic by slipping on the bright red cover which also acts as a high quality protective case. It was designed to help celebrate the drawing toy's 50th anniversary. Sadly, the white dials do not allow you to draw and shaking the iPad will not clear the screen!


The officially licensed $39.00 case from Headcase is available online here: http://www.getaheadcase.com/products.html

Picture: HEADCASE / REX FEATURES

Have you seen this man? You would remember!

Police have defended their decision to issue an e-fit of a burglary suspect who looked as though he had a lettuce on his head. Hampshire police issued the image to try to trace a distraction burglar who stole £60 from an elderly woman in Stockbridge. The offender was described as having wavy blonde/greying hair and being about 40. But the e-fit showed the man with green hair that local residents said looked like a lettuce - causing much laughter in the market town  Officers said a technical problem has caused the unusual hair colour and admitted it was not the 'best quality'

Police have defended their decision to issue an e-fit of a burglary suspect who looked as though he had a lettuce on his head. Hampshire police issued the image to try to trace a distraction burglar who stole £60 from an elderly woman in Stockbridge.

The offender was described as having wavy blonde/greying hair and being about 40, but the e-fit showed the man with green hair that local residents said looked like a lettuce - causing much laughter in the market town Officers said a technical problem has caused the unusual hair colour and admitted it was not the "best quality"

Man Rescued from Manhole

A man had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his hand stuck down the toilet while trying to retrieve a bottle of shampoo. Wang Xuekui explains: 'I wanted to wash my hair, but accidentally dropped the shampoo bottle into the toilet hole.' He put his hand down the hole in an effort to fish the bottle out. 'I touched the bottle but when I was going to pull it out my arm was suddenly sucked in.' Wang shouted to wake his wife and the couple spent half an hour trying to free him before admitting defeat and calling for help. Firefighters first tried to free Wang's arm by covering it in soapy water and then cooking oil, but it was stuck fast. Eventually they had to resort to more desperate measures, entering the flat below and sawing open the pipe Wang's hand was stuck in and then enlarging the hole in his bathroom floor. Eventually, five hours after he first got stuck, Wang was freed
You couldn't make it up! A man had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his hand stuck down the toilet while trying to retrieve a bottle of shampoo. Wang Xuekui explains: "I wanted to wash my hair, but accidentally dropped the shampoo bottle into the toilet hole."


He put his hand down the hole in an effort to fish the bottle out. "I touched the bottle but when I was going to pull it out my arm was suddenly sucked in." Wang shouted to wake his wife and the couple spent half an hour trying to free him before admitting defeat and calling for help.


Firefighters first tried to free Wang's arm by covering it in soapy water and then cooking oil, but it was stuck fast. Eventually they had to resort to more desperate measures, entering the flat below and sawing open the pipe Wang's hand was stuck in and then enlarging the hole in his bathroom floor. Eventually, five hours after he first got stuck, Wang was freed

Picture: QUIRKY CHINA NEWS / REX FEATURES

Black Sheep

This image of the black sheep of the family was captured by photographer Livio Bourbon while driving on a quiet country lane near Sardinia, Italy.  Livio happened to have his camera with him and hopped out of his car to take the photo

.......'WHO invited him?' ......

Ninjabread Man

Throw out that apron, grandma, and show the world that behind that cuddly, lavender-scented exterior is the soul of an assassin. It takes at least twelve minutes at 350 degrees to develop the deadly skills of a Ninjabread Man, like the silent scaling of a confection-laden wall of gingerbread house or taking out the enemy with a well-aimed spatula. Can‘t catch me, I‘m the Ninjabread Man

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra

Caught in a disaster? You'd better hope you're wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the cups, and slip it over your head -- one cup for you, and one for your friend.

Dr. Elena Bodnar won an Ignoble Award for the invention last year, an annual tribute to scientific research that on the surface seems goofy but is often surprisingly practical and now Bodnar has brought the eBra to the public.

"The goal of any emergency respiratory device is to achieve tight fixation and full coverage. Luckily, the wonderful design of the bra is already in the shape of a face mask and so with the addition of a few design features, the Emergency Bra enhances the efficiency of minimizing contaminated bypass air flow," explains the eBra website.

It sounds silly, but Bodnar, a Ukraine native who now lives in Chicago, started her medical career studying the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. If people had had cheap, readily available gas masks in the first hours after the disaster, she said, they may have avoided breathing in Iodine-131, which causes radiation sickness.

The bra-turned-gas masks could have also been useful during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and for women caught outside during the dust storms that recently enveloped Sydney, she said.

"You have to be prepared all the time, at any place, at any moment, and practically every woman wears a bra," she said. Her patented devices also look pretty, no different from a conventional bra, she added.

According to a report on tech news site CNET, there are plans for a "counterpart device for men" in the works, though the precise shape it will take has yet to be revealed.

Downhill roller skater with full skate suit

Cat on a hot Roomba

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Romance - German style

A worker finishes the settings of an Oktoberfest haunted house at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany. The  world's biggest beer festival  will open on September 18 and run until October 4

A worker finishes the settings of an Oktoberfest haunted house at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fabulous Dice Art

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Acne after 30!

Sign Language: week 117

Well spotted- Buying or selling?

Escalating Bad Diet

Sign Language: week 117

Who ate all the pies?

Peace in the countryside

Sign Language: week 117

Wings and limbs

Alcoholic enemas

Sign Language: week 117

Beer in the rear

Danger! Health Club - Drive Slow

Sign Language: week 117

Lifetime members

A restroom with a view

Sign Language: week 117


Sunday, September 12, 2010

How your Brain sees the Internet



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French designer Evan Roth has made a ten minute music video consisting of popular gifs vs. the typical fragmented Girl Talk tomfoolery (from the 2006 album Night Ripper). While Roth’s cleverly titled “Cache Rules Everything Around Me” is absolutely not the first time someone has combined Internet culture imagery and music (see: Paper Rad) it is perhaps the longest and most monumental I’ve seen.

Want to prove that you’re the ultimate Internet hipster? Tell your friends you actually saw this three days ago. Please fullscreen for full effect.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010