May 30, 2006
Wang Wenting, from Chengdu, says she got her inspiration from watching ducks.
The high school girl took nearly four years, experimenting with different materials, to come up with the design.
May 27, 2006
The unusual feature of this cemetery is that it grows apart from most of the European cultures, that consider death something solemn. Sometimes this is put in connection with the Dacian culture, whose philosophy was based on the immortality of the soul and the belief that somebody's death was a joyful moment, as that person was getting to a better life.
The cemetery has its origin in some crosses sculpted by Ioan Patraş. In 1935, Patraş sculpted the first epitaph and since the 1960s, the whole cemetery was populated with over 800 such crosses, sculpted from oak wood, and it became an open-air museum and a tourist attraction.
Romania - Simply Surprising
With this cute little radio, you won't listen to "talk radio" the same way again. A little motor inside the radio syncs the lips to whatever comes out of the speaker.
They ought to make a radio that looks like Sean Hannity's face, with moving lips. They could sell millions.
If kids wanted to grow bacteria, all they'd have to do is stop brushing their teeth!
But I suppose moms wouldn't approve of that.
So, that's why they sell Bacteria Farms. It's the coolest way to experiment with bacteria. The kit includes a booklet that teaches kids the differences between good and bad bacteria, and everything they need to start growing some hazardous biologicals. Your child will become a germ genius in no time.
The kit comes with Petri dishes, swabs, and gelatin to get things growing!
Sheesh! The things you don't know about because you're a guy!
I guess women with vision problems have difficulty applying eyeliner and mascara because they can't get the applicator behind their glasses. If they remove their glasses, they can't see.
That's where the "See Eye-to-Eye" product comes in. It's a "cosmetic frame" with a single lens that swings over from one eye to the other, allowing you to see out of one eye, to apply make-up on the other.
If you're looking for something unusual to store your belongings in, but you also want to be environmentally friendly, then no look no further than the Passchal line of handbags.
Each bag is made from used tire innertubes, and then accented with colorful leather trim. Each bag is outfitted with the company's "Smartlyle" system, which activates an internal light when the bag is opened, making it easier to find stuff.
And, they have a variety of styles to choose from, even a "man bag".
With the Passchal line of used tire handbags, not only can you be different, but folks will be impressed with your sensitivity to the environment. Impressed, why? Because each bag costs between $125.00 to $160.00, that's why.
All you guys out there waiting for the day when you can strike a conversation with a hot gal standing next to you at the urinal, your wait just got shorter!
P-Mate is a device allowing women to pee while standing up.
See demonstration photos.
Apparently, it's been around in Europe for awhile, and is expected to begin sales by the end of this month in Colorado, a known hot-bed for female vertical-urination.
Karen Diamond, the President of Go Your Way, the first US distributor of the P-Mate, says...
"This is a revolutionary product that has taken Europe by storm. It allows women to pee standing up, just like the boys, giving a whole new slant on equal rights for women."For the rest of us guys still using the old "We can pee while standing up" as a way to justify our gender-superiority, it looks like we'll have to find another outlet for ego-satisfaction.
Addlogix's new USB beverage warmer will keep your coffee from going cold by plugging it into your computer's USB port.
The USB beverage warmer is a convenient solution to keep your beverage warm at your desk and in your car (when used with firePOD). Test has proven this handy warmer can keep beverage hot 30-minutes longer than beverage without it. The beverage warmer is a low voltage heat-pad with Velcro® fastener, keeping the beverage hot in cups, mugs and even baby bottles*.
The 5" cable keeps the desktop/dashboard clean and neat, and retractable USB extension cable is available.
Now, that special little label-lover in your life can affix those awful white annoyances in places where people would never see them, on the ceiling, overhead beams, rain gutters, palm trees, and anything else that needs to be organized.
The Overhead Label Applicator normally retails for $124.95, but it can be yours for the low price of $49.95, when you purchase at least $250.00 of labeling supplies.
Oh, and don't forget to tell your home-organizing expert about the labeling carry case. This over-the-shoulder case can carry a label-making machine along with labeling supplies, so that your label-afficionado can keep everything organized while away on vacation.
In a few days, your child receives the sand castle along with a letter from the Tooth Fairy, explaining that the teeth are what makes the castles glitter and sparkle.
The Fairy Tooth Castle is the idea of Sarah Whitmer, who had made a practice of doing this for her grandchildren. She got so much joy listening to her grandkids describe the sandcastles and letters they got from the Tooth Fairy, that she decided to go global.
May 23, 2006
While we tend to prefer not to sit around in our own liquid filth, the Mr. Suicide Bathtub Plug ($30) could almost change our tune. He not only keeps the water in the ol' tub, but he also floats on the surface of the bubbles so you can enjoy his slow, body soil death.
The Garden Car started out as a 1981 Toyota Corolla station wagon that was owned by my neighbor who had lost his license and wanted to sell it for $200. I bought it as a Christmas present to myself. I was trying to think of a theme for the car when I came up with the idea of making a garden car. Since everything grows in Miami, why not grow a car!
I have a fence totally covered in vine, and thought a car would look good covered in vine, too. My yard has a lot of plants that I thought would grow from cuttings but all of that would take time. I wanted to cover it right away with something that would give instant results.
Bristol-based Cameron Balloons designed the upturned balloon for pneumatics and automation company Festo which flew it near Berlin.
Cameron Balloons spokeswoman Hannah Cameron said: "We made two balloons that looked the same, but one was upside down and the other the right way up.
"They do cause people to do a double take when they spot them drifting along together. The firm wanted something different and this really does make people look.
"It was a tall order, though, in a lot of ways, for example the basket at the top is fake, and there is a real basket underneath, which is hidden by a special skirt that can be lifted as the pilot comes in to land."
The incident happened last Thursday when a teenager under arrest for assault tried to flee police as he was about to be transported in a patrol car.
The teenager, who has since been identified as Cody Carlson, bolted from the car and tried to vault the fence with his hands cuffed behind his back.
Firefighters ended up having to cut out a section of the fence in order to free him, sending both Carlson and the fence to the hospital.
Doctors were able to remove the fence from Carlson's body, who survived the incident and was later booked on charges of assault, violating a restraining order and escape.
Does that sound like you?? It certainly sounds like the team at Modern Pooch! Especially the part about being dog lovers who are also very good looking.
The Radio Show is a bi-monthly podcast with new broadcasts on the 1st and 15th of every month. Broadcasting will begin June 1, 2006, but you can listen to a preview here - the opening music is pretty cute - it's like an old school broadcast where kids listened by the fire - and the talk is informative and entertaining.
The Radio Show will address subjects like these and many more:
What's the best food to feed your pooch or food that *won't* make your dog sick - the disturbing truth about the shocking ingredients used in most popular commercial dog foods, why is dog cancer up to 50% nowadays???, is crossbreeding for “poo” and “doodle” breeds just creating overpriced mutts with purebred problems or are they legitimate, desirable new breeds?, dog/child safety and dog bite prevention, the horrible truth about the “mills” where all pet store puppies come from, etc.
You can also ask questions to be answered on the show by the host Tracie Hotchner who wrote the "Dr. Spock for dogs" book so I'm guessing she knows a thing or two about dogs!
See you by the fire!
One Free Minute is a mobile sculpture designed to allow for instances of anonymous public speech. When you call the cellphone inside One Free Minute, you get connected for exactly a minute to a 200 watt amplifier and speaker. The speech produced by the speaker can be heard clearly more than 150 feet away from the sculpture.
There's not a ghost or skeleton in sight as riders in mini carriages zip past computer-operated mannequins simulating sex scenes.
And then there's the reenactment of the infamous 1993 Bobbit attack, in which American woman Lorena Bobbitt cut off part of her husband John's penis.
Perth adults will be the first in the world to ride the sex train when it debuts in the West Australian city at the four day Club X Sexpo on Thursday.
Sexpo organiser David Ross says that as far as he knows, the two-minute ride, conceived over a long lunch, is unique.
Full Story "Take a ride on the 'sex train"
Small damages to sequences in the human genome are causing evolutionary changes in our DNA, according to a group of Japanese geneticists.
Their recent findings prove that a common form of DNA damage caused by oxidation (called 8-oxoG) is a primary cause of mutagenesis, damage to DNA during the genome replication process that causes mutations in the resulting DNA molecules.
Succinctly, the human race is genetically mutating, and we now may know how and why--at least in part.
Full story "X-Men may be closer than you think"
May 20, 2006
If you ask around, the chances are pretty good that someone has seen a phone book 'being ripped in half' or knows of someone who does it, although it remains a feat of strength that almost seems superhuman. The purpose of this article is to de-mystify the tearing of a phone book and show you just how easy it can be. Tearing a phone book in half is something I have wanted to do since before I ever got into grip training but how do you go about ripping a 2” thick hunk of paper? It wasn’t until I started talking with Michael Wayne, a good friend of mine and strong 'gripster' in his own regard, that the technique clicked in my head.
According to online magazine www.zsaru.hu, workers in Szeged in the south of Hungary tried to move the barrel after they had drained it, only to find it was surprisingly heavy and were shocked when the body of a naked man fell out.
The website said that the body of the man had been shipped back from Jamaica 20 years ago by his wife in the barrel of rum in order to avoid the cost and paperwork of an official return.
According to the website, workers said the rum in the 300-liter barrel had a "special taste" so they even decanted a few bottles of the liquor to take home.
The wife has since died and the man was buried in a proper grave.
The world's first internet radio station for dogs has been launched in Thailand.
DogRadioThailand.com features barking DJs playing vocal and instrumental music around the clock, reports the Bangkok Post.
Owner Anupan Boonchuen believes listening to music has an effect on canine behaviour.
He said: "I've noticed that dogs often respond to music. Some wag their tails. Some lift their heads while lying on the floor.
"At my grooming school we found that when we turned on music the dogs' mood improved. They were more obedient and let us trim their hair easily."
It is reported that ten students from the dog grooming school have been hired to work as DJs
Mr Boonchuen added: "One of the main qualifications is that he or she must be good at barking because dogs are our listeners, the DJs may have to make different sounds, such as whining or barking, to match the mood of music they play.
"And they must be able to communicate with the dogs, even if they can't see them."
Online radio station for dogs
It's the complete King James Holy Bible – all on a keychain! This Plug and Play USB device has a retracting USB plug and includes all sixty-six books of the King James Bible in text format. Powerful search tools make it easy to quickly find any topic of interest. Features a highly detailed leather cover with gold lettering and a sturdy key ring. The ultra-compact size makes it easy to study the good book anywhere you go. Compatible with Windows based PCs only - not compatible with Mac or Windows 98. English text only.
Four Australian men will live in a glass box on a downtown mall for two weeks in June, with the public able to watch them sleeping, eating and bathing, a news report said Thursday.
The group, known as the Urban Dream Capsule, has drawn crowds with similar displays in London, Montreal, Hong Kong and other cities.
"They won't turn off the lights or pull down the curtains. They show their whole life, from getting up to going to bed," Karen Chang, the event's organizer, told the Shanghai Daily newspaper.
"People like to watch them taking a shower, so they have to shower at least two times a day," Chang said. "Of course, one can't see the key parts, because there is nontransparent glass in the bathroom."
The 650-square-foot glass capsule is to be decorated in a Shanghainese theme.
Members of the group have been taking Chinese lessons so that they can communicate with spectators, the report said. The public can send e-mail or faxes to them, or put messages on the glass.
"Interaction is a key element of the performance," Chang said.
May 17, 2006
After 16 years at the typewriter, Les Stewart from Mudjimba (Australia) is a millionaire. On 25 November 1998, he reached his goal of typing all numbers from one to one million - in words (not numbers) on his manual machine. A regular entrant in the record books since he started his marathon task in 1982 as therapy following an accident and serious illness. Seven manual typewriters, 1000 ink ribbons, 19,890 pages, 16 years and seven months later, he finished with the lines
nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine.
When asked why he has undertaken this time consuming and repetitious task, Les says that he has little else to do now that he has been classed as an invalid, and can no longer work. Besides that, Les enjoys typing and used to be a police typing instructor before his sickness which meant his withdrawal from the force. Typing an average three pages a day with one finger since April 1982, Les said his secret was to type for 20 minutes on the hour, every hour
Les is no newcomer to breaking records: Some years ago he broke the Australian Record of treading water, and then he went on to swim continuously for 30 hours, establishing another Australian record.
The 8-foot alligator let go of Ronald Bergeron after witnesses pulled its tail. Bergeron, 62, suffered a shattered pinky, a broken ring finger and puncture wounds in his palm.
The multimillionaire developer tried the stunt Sunday while giving a tour of his 5,000-plus-acre preserve to weekend guests who had made large donations to the Boys & Girls Club.
"I always tell them I'm going to wrestle an alligator," Bergeron said Wednesday. "It's part of my Florida cracker culture. My grandfather was a game warden in the Everglades, and I grew up around alligators."
He said he usually rides the alligator for a minute before letting it go.
This time, Bergeron said, "he was rolling and I couldn't keep control of his mouth. He grabbed my hand in his mouth."
Bergeron was pulled under the water before guests grabbed the alligator and pulled it out. Bergeron was driven to a hospital.
He said he never harms the alligators at the preserve, west of Lake Okeechobee in Hendry County.
Animal harassment is illegal. The incident has not been reported to the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, spokeswoman Dani Moschella said.
Bergeron, who also competes in a weekly rodeo, said he was unlikely to give up alligator wrestling. "Too exciting," he said.
LORETO, Mexico - A race horse ran over and killed a 17-year old boy who was apparently trying to stop it win on a race track in Northern Mexico, police said Monday.
Jose Bernardo Gonzalez died with a shattered cranium during a Sunday event in Loreto in the Pacific state of Baja California Sur, said state policeman Adrian Flores.
The horse was neck and neck with a competitor heading toward the finish line when Gonzalez jumped in its track. Flores said Gonzalez appeared to be trying to affect the outcome of the race, possibly to influence a bet.
According to Robert Babineau, executive director of the trust, the sheep was taken Sept. 3, spray-painted in black, dressed in a bra, and placed inside a Stonehill dorm.
''This type of behavior is not consistent with the college's values nor does it represent the overwhelming number of compassionate students who make up our community," David DiNapoli, chief of campus police at Stonehill, said in a press release.
Jesse Sullivan, the World's First
In May 2001, working as a high-power lineman 54 year old Jesse Sullivan had a life changing event -- he was electrocuted so severely that both of his arms needed to be amputated. While recovering from his third-degree burns and surgeries Jesse wondered how he would be able to live a fulfilling life, let alone hug his grandchildren. Thanks to his fighting spirit, and the innovative "Bionic" research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Jesse now can do many things that most would take for granted, like fishing, mowing the lawn, and yes, even hug his grandchildren.More about Bionic man
Are you plagued by Stuck Tune Syndrome? Do you have a tune stuck in your head you just can't get out?They did not replaced mine, hopefully
Take heart friend, for your suffering is over. The Maimograph Machine, through complex analysis and calculation, will find an even catchier tune to counter-act the one you already have.
May 14, 2006
The 24-year-old man was charged with with resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol after he abandoned the wheel on Saturday, ignoring the police car’s siren and signals to pull over.
Get ready for the Second Annual World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)! People across the globe are encouraged, on Saturday, September 9, 2006 to tend their portion of the world's garden clothed as nature intended.
Why garden naked? First of all, it's fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us--even if only for those few sunkissed minutes--that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.Contains nudity.
A Thai elephant who lost a foot after stepping on a landmine six years ago has had a temporary limb fitted.
Motala, 44, is set to wear the sawdust filled canvas shoe for up to eight months to help her leg get strong enough for a more permanent prosthesis.
She made headlines in 1999 by stepping on a landmine during work at a logging camp near the Thai-Burmese border.
Vets managed to carry out delicate repairs on Motala's left foot, but the leg was left shorter than her others.
She has been cared for by the Friends of the Asian Elephant's hospital in Lampang province, some 600km (370 miles) north of Bangkok, ever since.
The prosthesis, which looks like a boxing bag and is filled with wood shavings, has been fitted daily for more than two weeks.
Tired of receiving mounds of unsolicited letters and offers in the mail? Want to fight back? Want to get rid of that old tire in your garage that the garbage man won't take? Then read on......
If you're curious why this document was developed, it was due to the hundreds of unsolicited letters sent to me by a very annoying company called MCI. They love to mail people unsolicited letters 1-2 times per week despite requesting to be taken off their mailing lists. Well, here's a completely LEGAL way to fight back against idiots like MCI. You can mail their junk back to them for FREE using their own postage-paid envelopes. The only catch is that it will be attached to 50 lbs of additional junk you've gathered from around your house (rocks, bricks, old shingles, etc.). This works, so please read on....