Jan 20, 2007

Day at the Beach

This photo is from Holland. You can thank me for putting in the little black box. This picture raises so many questions. Why is this guy at the beach? Couldn’t the photographer have found a different angle? Don’t Dutch swim suits have that netting that keep your privates, well private?

Mannequin boobs are getting bigger

According to the Metro UK Mannequins’ breasts are growing to cater for the number of women who now have plastic surgery (or men’s increased fondness for gigantic boobs). Shop mannequins with 40″ DD breasts are now being used. Given that breast augmentation surgery has increased by 700 per cent in America in the past 10 years this is no longer a niche market.

One thing to note is that instead of being designed for naturally big-breasted women the mannequins’ breasts are abnormally high up for their size suggesting they are modelled on women with implants (and/or designed my a man).

h/t: Spin Thicket

The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs

Attn: Entrepreneurs

Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:

1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at

5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is

9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at

Seeing the funny side of silly deaths

It's a time of the year when many people, and I shamefacedly count myself among them, take some guilty pleasure in the silly deaths that some people bring on themselves. Morally bankrupt? Possibly. Can I sleep at night? Yes. What am I talking about? The Darwin Awards.

How I tittered at the electrician from Belize who, after extending his kite's range with thin copper wire, flew it into a high tension electricity line. Fundamental physics quickly took over, and the poor chap was well and truly zapped.

The titter was followed by a chuckle, as I read of the Brazilian chap who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade by running it over in his car. Failing to break it into bits (possibly to sell it, and other munitions, as scrap, according to local police), he thought hitting it with a sledgehammer might help… He went out with a bang (sorry, couldn't resist).

Those two were the runners up. I was all set for a full-scale guffaw when I got to the "winner" (or "winners", in this case) but then my merriment fizzled.

The winners were two 21-year-old students who thought they'd have some fun with helium. Now, we've all done the Mickey Mouse voice after inhaling from a helium balloon, but this young man and woman took it a step further. They spotted and pulled down an advertising helium balloon 8 feet in diameter, and then climbed inside.

No doubt the first 30 seconds or so of squeaky chatter were hilarious for the young pair. That was before they collapsed and suffocated through lack of oxygen. I did not find anything to smile about in this tale.

For me, the Darwin Awards are at their best (and most appropriate) when their winners really really should have known better, and when those winners go against very common-sense safety standards to bring about their own demise.

The breathing of helium is a well-known jape the world over. And here two young people – and not necessarily completely daft young people – saw the opportunity to experience the mother of all helium-based japes. Well, it turned out the "joke" was on them. I've got to say, though, that try as I might, I cannot see the funny side.

I'm not sure if it's me losing my sense of humour, or the Darwin Awards. Which is it?

Sean O'Neill, Online Sub-Editor

Jan 16, 2007

Austrian Skier Loses Bet, Skis Naked

After losing a bet with his physiotherapist, Austrian World Cup skier Rainer Schoenfelder went on a naked ski run on Wednesday alongside the famed Lauberhorn downhill course.

The 29-year-old Austrian skier vowed to ski naked if his pains had lessened by Wednesday morning. Schoenfelder hurt his neck and back in a crash last week and lost the bet with his physiotherapist, who had been treating his injuries.

The two-time Olympic bronze medalist was also photographed wearing only yellow boots and an orange helmet and gloves.

According to AP reports, Schoenfelder said, "Somehow I didn't notice the photographer. It was an internal bet and of course the whole thing wasn't planned for the public."

"I am happy, though, that the pains have eased up and that it was not cold when I honored my debt," he added.

Giant Owl Terrorizing Community In England

A giant eagle owl is reported to be terrorizing residents in Middlesborough, England. With its 5-ft wingspan, the bird can easily pick up foxes, small dogs and deer.

Reports said the owl set up its home on the roof of the town's train station near the town center, in September. However, the bird suddenly become unruly since December launching itself off high roofs and swooping on passersby.

One of the bird's victims, Craig Smith told The Sun newspaper that the bird tried to attack him from behind as he was running through the station car park to catch a train ride.

He said, "I heard a loud woo-woo noise and looked over my shoulder to see this creature with silver wings, claws stretched out.

"I ran as fast as I could on to the platform and it flew away. On Christmas Eve I saw it go for a man coming out of a pub and chase him down the street."

Mark Fyett, 40 said he was also attacked by the giant bird. "I was leaving work when I heard a hoot and a whoosh and saw this big white face coming at me. I put my arm up and hit its wing and it fell on the floor, but got up again and flew off.

"I was really shaken up. It was like something out of Harry Potter - I thought it was going to pick me up! I went home and called police, but I think they thought I was drunk."

Rachael Stewart, of the Kirkleatham Owl Center in Redcar, North Yorks, said the owl may have escaped from a traveling show and seems to be attacking people when it was just hunting for food.

She said, "We think it must have escaped from a traveling show. Volunteers have tried to catch it a couple of times. It's not dangerous to people but it will have to hunt to survive. It could easily kill a cat or small dog."

British Man Surrenders After Stealing Urinal

A British man who was caught on a closed-circuit security TV stealing a urinal from a pub in Hampshire, England has surrendered himself to the police.

The unidentified 42-year-old man surrendered to the Salisbury police and returned the urinal.

The unusual case generated a lot of publicity in Britain when the man took the urinal from the Royal Oak pub in Southampton, England as a "souvenir."

The police returned the urinal to the pub and the owner was delighted to have it back.

Alan Dreja told the police he was happy to have the urinal back in his pub, although he is planning to put it on display instead of returning it to its original place.

He told the BBC, "The publicity which surrounded the theft seems to have flushed him out."

The police gave the man a warning and told him not to commit the same crime again.

More Stupid Quotes

On Tough Jobs that Involve Letters: “It’s not as easy as it looks, being on all the time. I mean, what happens if I’m in a bad mood?”

– Vanna White, “Wheel of Fortune” co-star

On Standards, the Mega-Richand: “I’d rather not talk about money. It’s kind of gross.”– Barbra Streisand, dodging a question aboutwhat she was paid to direct and star in The Mirror Has Two Faces

On Disco Music, Importanceof: “God had to create disco music so that I could be born and be successful.”
– Donna Summer, disco singer

On Giving It Your All: “Ithink we played hard, but it was a lackadaisical hard.”
– New Jersey Nets guard Otis Birdsong on whyhis team had lost an NBA contest

On Hostage-Taking, Fun ForAll: “[Being taken hostage is] an adventure for the tourist, because the tourist will endup learning about the customs of the tribes as well as their good hospitality.”
– Abdullah Ahmar, speaker of Yemeniparliament, on the practice of taking foreign visitors hostage

On Acting, Jean-Claude VanDamme’s Interesting Insights On: “In an action film you act in the action. If it’s adramatic film you act in the drama.”– Jean-Claude Van Damme, interviewed on“Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous”

On Segues, Unfortunate:“Speaking of animals, he married his wife, Suzanne, when he was in college.”
– Mike Leavitt, governor of Utah, introducingSenator Larry Craig

On Book Reviews, Cogent:“It’s a very good historical book about history.” — former vice president Dan Quayle, about PaulJohnson’s Modern Times

On Civics Lessons, VicePresidential: “There are lots more people in the House. I don’t know how manyexactly-I never counted but at least a couple hundred.”
– former vice president Dan Quayle, attemptingto explain the difference between the House and the Senate

On Earth, Where Found:“[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
— former vice president Dan Quayle, on theconcept of a manned mission to Mars.

Meteorite Crashes In N.J. Bathroom

Scientists have confirmed that the strange, silvery rock that tore a hole in the roof and landed on the bathroom of the Nageswaran family more than a week ago had been a meteorite.

Although about 50 extraterrestrial rocks crash on Earth regularly, it rarely strikes homes.

"The fact that something from outer space hit our house ... it's overwhelming," Shankari Nageswaran said in an interview.

Shankari and her husband, Srinivasan Nageswaran, are from India and have been living in Freehold Township since 2003.

It was the night of Jan. 2, when Srinivasan went into his bathroom and saw the hole in the ceiling along with chunks of drywall and insulation scattered around the area.

After cleaning up the bathroom, Shankari had found a metallic sparkly rock about the size of a golf ball but heavier at 13 ounces.

Two geologists from Rutgers University and an independent metallurgist confirmed that the rock - tentatively called "Freehold Township" - was an iron meteorite.

"It could have done great damage and destruction," Srinivasan Nageswaran marveled. "It could have hurt our people."

Every meteorite serves as a "poor man's space probe," yielding information on how the solar system formed, said Tim McCoy, curator of the Smithsonian Institution's meteorite collection.

"There's been fewer than 5,000 meteorites found over the surface of the Earth in the recorded history of mankind," McCoy added. "Every time we get a new one, it's an important event."

Meteorites that land on buildings are priced at thousands of dollars.

The Nageswarans have not yet decided what to do with it. "There are other dimensions to it than just the absolute 'What is it worth?'" Shankari Nageswaran said.

Jan 15, 2007

Unique Video Glasses Offer Privacy To Porn Lovers

A Taiwanese company has unveiled its collection of sleek video glasses that turn film viewing into a private affair, at the world's biggest porn show on Wednesday.

The video glasses are a boon for porn lovers as they offer high level of privacy with complete viewing session in an inbuilt screen with audio through an ear piece.

AFP reports that the glasses were demonstrated at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, shortly after their launch at the Consumer Electronics Show a short distance away in the Sands Exposition Center just a day earlier.

Victor Quitoriano of Body Care Resort coaxed said, "Our technology crosses over."

"The videos we showed there weren't porn, because we didn't want to offend anybody. Here, it's different. Imagine you can take your porn all over the place; in a plane or a train, but not in the car unless you are the passenger," Quitoriano added.

The video glasses are sold by California-based Body Care comes at a suggested retail price of $349 dollars but were discounted for many porn lovers.

Australian Zoo Cages Humans For Public Viewing

A zoo in Australia is putting humans on public display in one of its orangutan enclosures for a month-long experiment that's been titled "the human zoo." Groups of people taking part in the experiment will be locked in the enclosure during the zoo's opening hours for a week, and the public will be able to observe them through large perspex windows and live webcams.

As of Tuesday evening, six people had put themselves in the orangutan enclosure at Adelaide Zoo. Animal behaviorists will be studying the caged humans to try to find ways to improve the living conditions of captive great apes.

University of South Australia animal psychology specialist Carla Litchfield says she will live inside the enclosure for the entire month.

"Part of what I do at the zoo is to come up with activities for great apes and other animals, to stimulate them behaviorally and keep their brains occupied," she told ABC radio on Wednesday.

"I never know what it feels like, so a month in there will give me a good idea of the smells and sounds and what it's like to be stared at by thousands of people every day."

People who visit the zoo can vote for their favorite caged human if they have a particular preference.

According to the zoo, the project will also raise money for a new chimpanzee enclosure in South Australia state.

Farmer's Pigs Set Fire In His Home

A farmer's house in northern Serbia was set ablaze when three pigs broke into his house in his absence and destroyed the electric equipment. The incident took place on Monday when the farmer was out of his home and the three pigs broke out of their pen, walked into the living room and knocked over the television.

According to police reports, the burst television tube triggered off the blaze that spread through the house late evening in Temerin, 50 miles northwest of Belgrade.

Though no person was hurt in the blaze, the pigs responsible for causing the fire perished in the accident.

Jan 11, 2007

Two Mothers, Their Teenage Daughters Arrested In School Feud

Two mothers and their two teenage daughters were arrested following a brawl in the middle school when one mother drove her already suspended daughter to school to fight a teenage rival.

The mothers Ana Rivera and Maribel Santiago are scheduled to be appear in the court on Thursday following a charge of simple assault in connection with Monday's brawl. All four of then were charged with disorderly conduct.

According to AP reports, Rivera, 44 allegedly drove her daughter to Woonsocket Middle School so she could fight Santiago's daughter.

The feud started between two teenage girls almost two weeks ago, when they began fighting outside the school on Monday. According to police reports, at one time all four including both mothers started fighting.

When a teacher interrupted to stop the fight, she was hit by Santiago.

According to Detective Lt. Timothy Paul, the department plans to notify the state Department of Children, Youth and Families about Rivera's case.

Santiago and Rivera were released on $1,000 bail Monday evening.

Another Face of P0rn

This pictures for someone people might inspire p0rn, but there is not p0rn involved.Is just art, but something a little bit different that you where used to see.Take a look and enlarge your experience ... --> More here

Jan 9, 2007

Womens with and Without Clothing

On this website you can find a collection of pictures with womens with clothing on them, and in the same position without clothing.I find this kind of pictures really interesting, and a true exercise for those who want to practice imaginary undressing on street.

Just Hanging Around…

Sydney Brothel Offering Gas Discounts!

What goes together better than paying for sex and getting a discount on gas? Nothing I can think of…

“If you come in and spend time with one of our lovely ladies, we’ll give you a discount of 20 cents a liter or more,” says manager of Sydney brothel ‘The Site’.

It seems they also offer larger gas discounts based on a complicated algorithym of how fat the lady is and how old she is. Kerry is quoted as saying, “Missy, a 260 lb. 59 year old has become our most sought after lady”. “Considering she is also confined to a wheelchair it is a little surprising, but guys down here love to save money on gas”!

Wow, I am not sure saving money on gas would be worth that…

Window Washer Claims Heat-Stroke

wwasleepA window washer working on a downtown high-rise building attracted a little extra attention Friday after he apparently fell asleep on the job.

The man, whom fire officials did not immediately identify, was cleaning the glass on the 20th floor of the Fifth Third Bank building on Church Street when several onlookers noticed he was not moving.

The man came to after firefighters sprayed him with the fire-hose to get his attention. The worker lowered himself to the sidewalk, where he walked over to an ambulance to be examined by paramedics.

Assistant Fire Chief Lee Berg eron said it “looked like he just fell asleep” but added that he couldn’t be certain. Three men who took possession of the worker’s equipment refused to comment, with one saying the man had “fought for his country, and had heat-stroke” and should be left alone. That did not stop his boss Ian Milldown from firing him on the spot saying, “He is a danger to himself”.

Nashville district Fire Chief Henry Booker said the worker was being taken to Baptist Hospital to be checked for a rapid heartbeat, but said he expected the man to be released shortly. Some have critisized the fire department as being too aggresive by spraying him with water, but a local police officer said, “We thought of tasering him to wake him up, now that would have been a hoot”!

Olfactory Advertising but Not in New York

Advertisers recently installed posters in several San Francisco bus shelters that give off the scent of freshly baked cookies, this ploy is designed to get folks thinking about drinking more milk.

The technology that creates the scent is identical to that used in magazine ads for perfume and other scented products. Adhesives coated with the scent are placed throughout the interior of the bus shelters, including under the benches.

“As long as they are not harmful chemicals, it’s OK,” one somewhat confused elderly woman said as she pondered the cookie smell in one of the shelters. “They are trying to sell milk? Is that it?”

The effort at five bus shelters is part of a campaign cooked up by the California Milk Processor Board, whose iconic “Got Milk?” campaign has adorned famous figures from around the world with milk moustaches for 13 years.

There is a rumor they will be trying this type of advertising in New York but first they have to figure out how to get the smell of urine out of the bus shelters. An un-named source in the New York government is quoted as saying, “Cookies and pee don’t mix too well, we don’t want folks puking while catching their morning bus”.

VSN Exclusive…Britney and her underwear

spearsunndiesWe have gotten hold of portions of a text message exchange between Britney Spears and a close friend explaining why she has been caught sans undies, with her vagina flailing in the wind! We also have the image sent online to her friend.

“Ya, when I got home that night he (Kevin Federline) was burning all kinds of stuff in the fireplace”. “All my bras and underwear, he was shouting like a crazy person.” “He finally stopped when I grabbed a picture of him and Clinton and threatened to rip it”. “Here is the pair that made me laugh the hardest (see inset photo) ”. “He is such a loser, I am so glad to be rid of him.” “Victoria secret’s new line is out in a few days and I have an order in for the complete collection.” “Till then I guess I just go ‘au natural’.

Very Weird Facts…

Here are a few weird facts, which ones do you think are true and which are false?

1. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, had only one testicle and always slept with a light on?

2. It’s against the law to burp, pass-wind or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA?

3. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your ear?

4. On average a warthog’s heart beats 300 times a minute?

Brandy the Chihuahua the Smallest Dog

Brandy the Chihuahua is 6 inches long and weighs less that two pounds. She's not allowed on the furniture because if she jumped off, she'd break. She's also, according the Guinness, officially the Smallest Dog in the World.

Brandy's owner, Paulette Keller, carries her around in a sheepskin-lined purse. For fun, she dresses her in a pink Hawaiian dress. You don't pet Brandy so much as rub her with a thumb and forefinger.

Brandy made the transformation from Keller's lap ornament to the Smallest Dog in the World over a year ago. The breeder told Keller she thought Brandy was smaller than the smallest dog in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Keller took Brandy to the vet, who signed papers listing her vital statistics.

So in the 2006 Guinness book, there is bug-eyed Brandy, on the same page with the dog who can fit five tennis balls in its mouth.

The perks so far have been few. Last year, the Pedigree dog food company paid to fly Ron and Paulette Keller to Reno, where Brandy was paired with one of the largest dogs in the world for a three-day exhibit at a casino.

Keller says she doesn't care about the attention.

"I just love her," she told the St. Petersburg Times. "It wouldn't matter if she's the smallest. She's just a really sweet dog."

3 Million Bees Removed From Kitchen Of Couple's Apartment

Molina said the bees were there for at least two and a half years. The couple finally had enough and called in the professionals."So we're trying to, like, get rid of most of them, but without professional help we can't. So now we almost … They're biting me!'" Molina screamed, running from the home during an interview with reporters.Beekeepers removed more than 3 million bees from the apartment. They also extracted nearly 60 pounds of honey.Beekeepers said the insects got in through a small hole and built a home in the kitchen cabinet.

Wisconsin Hunter Bags Deer With 7 Legs

Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but got his most unusual one driving his truck down his mile-long driveway. The young buck had nub antlers _ and seven legs. Lisko said it also had both male and female reproductive organs. "It was definitely a freak of nature," Lisko said. "I guess it's a real rarity."

He said he slowed down as the buck and two does ran across the driveway Nov. 22, but the buck ran under the truck and got hit.

When he looked at the animal, he noticed three- to four-inch appendages growing from the rear legs. Later, he found a smaller appendage growing from one of the front legs.

"It's a pretty weird deer," he said, describing the extra legs as resembling "crab pinchers."

"It kind of gives you the creeps when you look at it," he said, but he thought he saw the appendages moving, as if they were functional, before the deer was hit.

Warden Doug Bilgo of the state Department of Natural Resources came to Lisko's property near Mud Lake in the town of Osceola to tag the deer.

"I have never seen anything like that in all the years that I've been working as a game warden and being a hunter myself," Bilgo said. "It wasn't anything grotesque or ugly or anything. It was just unusual that it would have those little appendages growing out like that."

Bilgo took photos and sent information on the animal to DNR wildlife managers.

John Hoffman of Eden Meat Market skinned the deer for Lisko, who wasn't going to waste the venison from the animal.

"And by the way, I did eat it," Lisko said. "It was tasty."


Information from: The Reporter, http://www.fdlreporter.com

Incredible photos of a baby hippo that was stranded by the tsunami and the tortoise that adopted him

NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said.

The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him. "It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park, told AFP.

"After it was swept and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it follows its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added.

"The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years," he explained.

(I think this is one of the cutest, sweetest and most endearing things I’ve come across in quite some time – Emily)

Those Wacky Kids


Look carefully.

(Hint: front row, all the way to the left.)

Mozilla Japan’s New Mascot


He’s cute. He’s cuddly. And apparently he has a knack for lighting his farts on fire. He is the new mascot for web browser Mozilla/Firefox in Japan, who has just been named Foxkeh after a contest was held on their official website.

Need A Day Off From Work?

If you’re thinking about taking a sick day without being sick, try to avoid the following excuses, which are all true and have been compiled by Career Builder via hiring managers:

1. Employee was poisoned by his mother-in-law.

2. A buffalo escaped from the game reserve and kept charging the employee every time she tried to go to her car from her house.

3. Employee was feeling all the symptoms of his expecting wife.

4. Employee called from his cell phone, saying that he was accidentally locked in a restroom stall and that no one was around to let him out.

5. Employee broke his leg snowboarding off his roof while drunk.

6. Employee’s wife said he couldn’t come into work because he had a lot of chores to do around the house.

7. One of the walls in the employee’s home fell off the night before.

8. Employee’s mother was in jail.

9. A skunk got into the employee’s house and sprayed all of his uniforms.

10. Employee had a bad case of hiccups.

11. Employee blew his nose so hard, his back went out.

12. Employee’s horses got loose and were running down the highway.

13. Employee was hit by a bus while walking.

14. Employee’s dog swallowed her bus pass.

15. Employee was sad.

Remember, managers are crafty folk, who can smell bullshit through the phone. Take your time thinking of your alibi and excuse before making that call!