Sunday, October 23, 2005

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The mattress/bed prank is funny

At first I didn’t think this video was very funny. But for some reason I kept watching it. Sure enough, you too will find this video is good for a chuckle. What’s it about? Let’s just say it involves a bed and some really curious customers. Click here to watch the video.

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Katrina & Rita could have been stopped?

Storm experts in the US have made a cloud vanish from the sky for the first time.

They achieved the feat by sprinkling a water-absorbing powder over the cloud, making it disappear from sight and weather station radar screens. They hope the powder will one day dry up deadly hurricanes and tropical storms.

Experts say it’s the moisture that gives hurricanes their strength. In the case of a huge hurricane, you would not be trying to soak it up altogether. But you would do is break it up and reduce its strength and killing potential. A company thinks they could save countless lives with this product.

The powder could also banish rain over open-air events and sports fixtures. The team hopes to get government permission to tackle a hurricane or tropical storm in the coming season. Click here to read more about how they tested this stuff… and how it actually works.

My take on all this- messing with ‘mother nature’ isn’t a good idea. In fact, the effects of fu*kin with ‘mother nature’ probably isn’t good. I’m sure in the short term this powder crap could work well- but I’m hoping the government does a little homework before they let these guys go ‘powder puffing’ around destroying a rain clouds and hurricanes.

A cool personal helicopter for sale

Do you have $31,000 dollars to blow? If you do- I’d recommend buying one of these things. It’s a personal mini-helicopter equipped with a miniature engine of 8 horse power and two propellers. With this, it can reach a flying speed of 56 miles per hour. The double counter rotating helix design allows it to do without a rear rotor. I’m really not sure what that means- but I’m sure it’s pretty complicated. Watch this video of the personal helicopter in action here. Gosh I wish I was stupid rich- I’d buy one of these for sure.

The 'hidden fanny' pack on sale now...

There are some companies that market products that I really just don’t see how a market even exists for it. For instance, the Karrysafe. This product is suppose to allow you to discretely carry your cellphone, credit cards, and keys. What’s really crazy- this is lined with “lace frill” to supposedly disguise as ladies underwear. They also offer a unisex version of this for men (obviously). Regardless of your sex- I really just don’t see this as a practical way of carrying stuff around. I guess if your really worried about your possessions, this is the mini-fanny pack for you. Weird stuff if you ask me. Click here to find out more about the product.

Driving with a body in windshield (part 2)

This post is an update to an article I posted a couple days ago. Read my old post first (if you haven’t already), before reading the rest of the post below.

So apparently witness saw this whole entire thing happen...she saw a pedestrian step off the center median and head across the three-lane road.

"He didn't even walk straight across, he walked at a 45-degree angle toward the cars."

The driver of the Malibu slammed on his brakes- he thought the driver missed him but suddenly she heard a crash and saw a leg flying in front of her blue Buick LeSabre.

"It went at least one story in the air," she said.

His shoe then popped off before the limb came to a rest on a strip of grass west of the street, in front of a Howard Johnson's Hotel. The driver kept going, as if not realizing what happened.

She drove several blocks, trying to locate the body, thinking it rolled off the car, and called 911.

"I thought it was just a hit-and-run.”

The body was still on the Malibu. The head and shoulders were punched through the windshield, the torso slung backward over the hood. Three miles later, the car approached the Sunshine Skyway toll bridge. The body slumped entirely inside, the man's face pushed up against the dash.

The macabre scene looked like a Halloween prank to the toll taker. Then she saw the blood. Click here to read the rest of the article.

This has to be the craziest news story of the year… holy sh*t I can’t believe this really happened!


How rich are you vs. the entire world?

How rich are you compared to everyone else in the world? Here’s your chance to find out. This website lets you input your annual income- and then it gives back the percentage bracket you fall in, the number of people who are poorer than you, and how much you are worth per hour. Pretty neat stuff… not sure how accurate it is though.

Interesting to know: Three billion people live on less than $2 per day while 1.3 billion get by on less than $1 per day. Seventy percent of those living on less than $1 per day are women. Click here to see how exactly how rich you are.

Back to the Future Lego Delorean!

Check this out…some guy replicated the Back To The Future, Delorean, out of nothing but legos. It was the car that allowed for “time travel” in the movie. How awesome is this!?! It even features gull wing doors and tons of detail. Click here to see more pictures.

Wolfenstein 3D revisited 13 years later

Remember Wolfenstein 3D? The old first person shooter that WAY back when (1992) was revolutionary to the computer world… here is a website that has made an online version of it (flash). Kind of funny to play it now, it’s not nearly as cool as I remember it. Sad. Click here to play the game.

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Pot brownies get dad in trouble

A father has been charged after his 5-year-old daughter got sick after eating marijuana-laced brownies she found in the family's home.

The girl's father, dropped his daughter off at his mother's home because he was going to a concert. Later that evening, the grandmother noticed the child was lethargic, her pupils were dilated and she was acting "strangely." She also had what the grandmother called an "unusual appetite."

When the girl said she had eaten brownies that were on top of the stove at home, the grandmother took the child to the emergency room at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Police were called to the hospital at 1:51 a.m. Sunday, after tests came back positive for the presence of marijuana in the girl's bloodstream.

The father, who is not being named to protect the child's identity, was arrested at the hospital, and then charged Monday with felonious possession of marijuana, as a second offense, and with misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

If the father is convicted, he could face 18 months in prison on the felony count plus two years of extended supervision, and nine months in jail on the misdemeanor count. Each charge also carries a maximum $10,000 fine. Click here to read the article.