May 23, 2006

Mr. Suicide Bathtub Plug

Mr. Suicide Bathtub Plug
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

The Garden Car
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.

Upside down hot air balloon

A British designed hot air balloon that flies upside down was the star attraction in Germany at the weekend.

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.

A British-designed upside down hot air balloon has been making waves in Germany /Europics

"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."

Police release photo showing teen impaled on fence

Police release photo showing teen impaled on fenceFOREST GROVE, Ore. - A photo released by police shows the predicament an 18-year-old got himself into when he tried to make a run for it and ended up impaled on a wrought iron fence.
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.

Dog Talk - the Radio Show!

Dog Talk - the Radio Show!
Welcome to a special preview of a radio show aimed specifically at intelligent dog-lovers – who want to be amused, surprised and inspired!

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

One Free Minute
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.

The Dysfunctional Family - Letter Generator

The Dysfunctional Family - Letter GeneratorIf you are from a dysfunctional family, you have either received or written a letter like this. Don't waste any more of your valuable time digging deep into the depths of your soul to tell your family off. Instead, let me do all the hard work for you. You just sit back, take a load off.

Police Dog

 Police Dog

Take a ride on the 'sex train'

Take a ride on the 'sex train'THERE'S nothing in the world like a ride on the sex train - at least according to the organisers of Sexpo, whose new R-rated take on the traditional fair ground ghost train gives riders a thrill of a different kind.
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.

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X-Men may be closer than you think

X-Men may be closer than you think
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.

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