April 22, 2014
On the wing (5)
It's a two-fer: a blue heron and a red-winged blackbird, found in North and Central America.
The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs
One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale—the AWS-100— on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another.
Amazon's data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.
One for Carol J
I hear her cats have been missing her. Hope you feel better, CJ.
April 21, 2014
A diet that's too rich for him
A pound of gold found in Indian man’s stomach
Gold has been stashed in all sorts of places — under mattresses, inside caves, in teeth.
This may be the rare occasion, however, that gold has been found in someone’s stomach.
Thursday morning, news broke that a 63-year-old New Delhi businessman went to the doctor complaining about pain in his gut. He told the doctor he had swallowed a bottle cap “in anger,” because that totally makes sense.
But surprise! It was actually gold. And not just a little bit. Doctors found 12 small bars of gold in his gut — weighing nearly one pound. They’re also called “gold biscuits.” The gold was valued at $20,000.
Trash Day prank
Jeff writes, "How to make trash day more interesting: pack your garbage like this and stick it out in front of your neighbors house!"
April 20, 2014
And in that vein, this page from 2009 has been getting a fair number of hits this week.
Finally, from Asleep at the Wheel's 1977 album The Wheel, here's a song appropriate to the day.
April 19, 2014
How to entertain a toddler
New Boise biz lets you destroy stuff with baseball bats, other tools
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A new local business allows you to swing sledgehammers and other "instruments of destruction" at household objects to let off some steam.
"Here at Das Breakroom, our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction," said Tom Farrenkopf, who owns the business, which had its grand opening April 15. "What we mean by that is come in and break stuff."
The idea is you can work out your frustrations in a safe environment.
"I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears," said Lindsey Shultz of Boise, "and I was just pacing back and forth, like, 'What am I going to do? I'm so frustrated right now,' and I walked here and broke an entire box of stuff, and 10 minutes later, I felt perfect, fine."
Blood moon in Texas
Looks like central Texas to me
April 17, 2014
Clever marketing (6)
If you looked up Bad Hair Day in a dictionary...
You'd find Kim Jon-un's picture. And speaking of pictures, there's one of the ad at the link.
North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert
North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
The poster in M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing featured the words "Bad Hair Day?" below the leader's picture.
Barber Karim Nabbach said embassy officials were shown the door and the salon's manager spoke to the police.
The Met Police said: "We have spoken to all parties involved and no offence has been disclosed."
The salon put up the poster on 9 April and the next day two men claiming to be officials from the North Korean embassy visited the salon and demanded to meet the manager, Mo Nabbach.
Firemen at play
In Russia. This would have made a really impressive dash cam video.
April 16, 2014
Double or nothing
This guy is probably still getting over that sugar buzz.
Published on Apr 10, 2014
Another video from Jamie's trip to Santa's Candy Castle located in Santa Claus, Indiana. Immediately after destroying the Candy Castles record for eating a 1 pound fruitcake [...] Jamie decided to see if he could set another in house record. Up next was "The Avalanche" a 60 ounces (1/2 gallon) of the Candy Castles famous frozen hot chocolate which is, by the way, the world's largest cocoa beverage!
Don't mess with Texas (2)
Man who 'whizzed' on Alamo to do time
SAN ANTONIO — Remember not to relieve yourself on the Alamo.
That was the lesson a judge tried Monday to impart on El Paso resident Daniel Athens, who was ordered to spend 18 months in a state jail facility for having urinated on the Texas shrine
Athens, 23, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial in February in exchange for a deal that capped his possible punishment at 18 months. The crime usually is punishable by up to two years' incarceration.
Run, Bambi, run
April 15, 2014
Someone's showing his or her age. (This is a reference to an old Disney movie, if you're wondering.)
No left turns
Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left
In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member:
"We're gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We'll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we'll make another right turn."
When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages. As a logistics company with some 96,000 trucks and several hundred aircraft, much of UPS's business can be distilled to a series of optimization problems around reducing the amount of fuel used, saving time, and using space more efficiently. (Trucks in UPS facilities park just a few inches apart with their side mirrors overlapping to save space.)
April 14, 2014
Flight attendant humor
Listen carefully, she speaks pretty rapidly.
Please don't squeeze the jellyfish
Will Your Next Toilet Paper Roll Be Made Of Jellyfish??
Cine'al Ltd., an Israeli nanotechnology start-up, is developing technology to turn jellyfish into "super-absorbers," making the much-disdained sea creature suitable for use in diapers, tampons, medical sponges, even paper towels.
Jellyfish have been the bane of Israeli beaches in recent years, as warmer ocean temperatures have made coastal waters more hospitable for the creatures. During spring and early summer, millions of them appear near beaches, shoot their poison into the water and make swimming next to impossible. Where jellyfish abound, the water is likely to be empty. [...]
Cine'al sees a potential use for the scourge. Hydromash, the dry, flexible, strong material Cine'al is developing, is made from jellyfish and is allegedly several times more absorbent than the "quicker picker-upper" paper towels from the popular TV commercials.
We had a little flurry of snow today in St. Louis (it's mid-April?) and other parts of the Midwest are getting more.
April 12, 2014
For engineers & technicians -- you gotta love the design of that 'O'.
Topless is one way to put it
Pictures and video at the link.
She's lovin' it! The shocking moment a crazed topless woman DESTROYS a McDonald's before pausing to enjoy an ice cream cone
Unbelievable security camera footage shows a crazed topless woman in just her panties tearing apart a Florida McDonald's.
The video shows the nude, extremely agitated lady start her tirade by screaming into the St. Petersburg restaurant's kitchen before slamming her head onto the counter in a maniacal rage.
After proceeding to furiously dump the contents of a refrigerator onto the floor as employees stare in disbelief, she sticks her head under the soft serve dispenser and helps herself to a face full of ice cream.
I've seen other contact jugglers use hoops that didn't do nearly as well.
April 10, 2014
Mom... is that you?
Nursing home hired strippers for patients: suit
The elderly residents of a Long Island nursing home saw their shuffleboards replaced by washboard abs when they were subjected to a low-rent Chippendale's striptease in the facility's rec room, a new lawsuit claims.
The son of one resident, 86-year-old Bernice Youngblood, was shocked when he showed up for a visit and found a picture of his mom stuffing dollar bills — which are supposed to be locked away in her commissary account — into a dancer's briefs.
Blast from the past (6)
This is one of several images of this wonder.
This 300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 5000 Dinosaur Footprints
Located 5 km (3 miles) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft). On this steep face (inclination of 72 degrees), visitors can peer through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68 million years ago.
At Cal Orko you will find 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from at least 8 different species, totaling an incredible 5,055 individual dinosaur footprints. So how do thousands of dinosaur footprints come to be, on a seemingly vertical rock face hundreds of feet high? You’ll have to scroll down to find out.
Photograph by Yatlik.com
April 09, 2014
As smooth as glass
What a great story
The Wreck Tech Pajama Parade was a staple of the Auburn-Georgia Tech football rivalry that was played annually from 1906 through 1987. The sole interruption of the series was in 1943, when the country's attention was focused on World War II and Auburn did not field a football team.
The legend that gave birth to the parade has its roots in Auburn's first ever home football game – against Georgia Tech in 1896. It was a day when football teams traveled by train and the Tech team was scheduled to arrive at the Auburn station, located between North Gay and College streets, early in the morning of Nov. 7.
Several members of Auburn's corps of cadets, knowing the Yellow Jackets' travel schedule, arose in the middle of the night and walked to the station in their pajamas. The cadets, armed with grease and lard, applied a thick coating to about a quarter-mile of rails leading into and out of the Auburn station, then returned to their beds.
According to the legend, the next morning the train carrying the Tech football squad could get no traction when it tried to brake for the Auburn station and slid halfway to Loachapoka, some five miles away. The Yellow Jacket contingent was forced to walk back to Auburn, where Auburn whipped them that afternoon, 45-0.
Tetris, big time
April 08, 2014
Some Germans go to Uzbekistan
Dispute Over Guy Leads to Rat Retaliation
Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation.
Investigators said an ongoing dispute over a man escalated late Wednesday, when a woman in her 20s, her mother and a pack of eight or nine other women went to the victim's house with a baseball bat and a box containing an unknown number of white rats.
The poor man's NASCAR
One of thirteen images in this article about 'The Poor Man's NASCAR:' Inside The Weird World Of Lawn Mower Racing
Via The Presurfer
April 07, 2014
Dressed for success
Motorist, 21, Wearing A "Drunk As Shit" T-Shirt Is Arrested For Drunk Driving
An Oregon motorist wearing a “Drunk As Shit” t-shirt was arrested Sunday night on a DUI charge.
Ross McMakin, a 21-year-old Corvalis resident, was collared after he drove his vehicle on the sidewalk, struck a parked car, and then assaulted his girlfriend when she tried to seize the car keys.
First attempt to create a 360° spherical panorama video using 6 GoPro Cameras in 3D printed mount. And it works! :) More Information here: jonasginter.de/360-grad-video-mit-6-gopro-kameras/
April 06, 2014
Pranked by a kid