Thursday, December 01, 2005

World's largest diamond mine is freakin huge

This diamond mine in eastern Siberia is so deep that the surrounding "air zone... is closed for helicopters" after "a few accidents when they were 'sucked in' by downward air flow..."

This is crazy just to even look at!

Man Falls To Death During Spitting Contest

A 23-year-old man suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a balcony during a spitting contest with his friends, police in northwest suburb said Tuesday.

Bartosz Drobek was participating in a "spitting contest" with his friends at 12:35 a.m. Monday on the balcony of his apartment building, when he lost his balance and fell to the ground.

He struck his head on the pavement two stories below. He had earlier gone out onto the balcony to smoke cigarettes with two other people.

Drobek was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead there at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Police believe the fall was an accident, but continued to investigate the circumstances of Drobek's death Tuesday afternoon.

Drobek, his brother and a friend, were competing in a spitting-distance contest. He said at one point, Drobek crouched down and sprung up to spit off the balcony and went over the railing.

His brother and friend immediately called 911 following the accident. Drobek had been consuming alcohol prior to the fall. No citations were given out to anyone involved, he said.

Whoa!?! Seriously… talk about an awkward moment to see your friend fly over a balcony to his death. I mean I know that sounds brutally blunt to state- but that really would be a horrifying sight for any person. Article here.

Another reason why Family Guy is f'in hilarious

So if you’ve ever watched Family Guy, you know and understand it is one funny ass show. Check out this ‘mini-clip’ from the show… another reason why this is one of the funniest shows on television. Click here to watch a funny ass clip.

How to make your brain a internal alarm clock

Ever wake up five minutes before your alarm rings? This mysterious phenomenon isn't just bizarre coincidence. We are all equipped with our own internal alarm clocks and, best of all, they even have snooze buttons.

Jan Born and fellow researchers at the University of Lubeck in Germany have discovered what may be the first biological evidence for the curious ability to wake up at will. Anticipating the time you want to rise seems to trigger the release of hormones normally secreted by the body in times of stress. About an hour before you've planned to get out of bed, these secretions increase in preparation for the "stress" of waking.

In a three-night study, Born and team tucked 15 volunteers into bed at midnight the first night, and told them they would be woken at 6 a.m. on one night and 9 a.m. the other two nights.

When the volunteers knew they would be woken at six, levels of the central stress hormone adrenocorticotropin began rising. Subjects expecting to wake at nine and rudely awakened at six experienced no such hormonal surge. Our bodies, in other words, note the time we hope to begin our day and gradually prepare us for consciousness, not unlike a snooze button.

But how can we set our own wake up calls? "I am convinced that eventually there will be a psychological technique to strengthen the ability to set the internal alarm clock," Born says. Cognitive self-instruction, in which a person drills himself in his plans for the next day, may wind the alarm, he says.

For me this article I can completely relate to. It happens to be every day when I wake up for work. I always wake up about 5 minutes before my alarm. Also when I’m on any type of vacation or staying the night somewhere other than my own house… if I tell myself a ‘set time’ in my head that I want to wake up- to no surprise, I sure enough wake up right around that time. Article here.

Some really cool modified iPods...

Playboy's Top 10 Party Schools 2006 leaked!

The best party schools in the nation have been accidentally been leaked. This list is going to be featured in the May 2006 of Playboy, and it is notorious for giving colleges ‘bragging rights’ as a school that knows how to party. The list was ‘accidentally’ leaked (or discovered) because Playboy is advertising a casting call and have been spotted snapping pictures on these campus's. My alma matter made it a couple years back (University of Kansas)…and yes I do think I’m cool for saying that (haha, j/k).

· Arizona State University
· University of Wisconsin - Madison
· McGill University
· San Diego State University
· Florida State University
· University of California, Santa Barbara
· University of Georgia
· University of Tennessee
· Indiana University
· Ohio University

Ain't it the truth?

Microsoft vows to boost Xbox 360 shipments

Microsoft has told the Wall Street Journal that it's looking to boost supplies of its Xbox 360 consoles as gangs of demented gamers scour American shops for their fix.

Hmmm… that’s convenient. Microsoft is increasing shipments after stimulating a high demand for its product? Coincidence? I think not.

Article here.

All hail... the iPod nano shrine!

A woman has first face transplant... whoa?

A woman who had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog… had the first ever face transplant. In the controversial operation, tissues, muscles, arteries and veins were taken from a brain-dead donor and attached to the patient's lower face.

Doctors stress the woman will not look like her donor, but nor will she look like she did before the attack - instead she will have a "hybrid" face. Skin from another person's face is better for transplants as it will be a better match than skin from another part of the patient's body, which could have a different texture or color.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous - was in "excellent general health" and said the graft looked normal.

So can anybody ‘transfer’ a face on to someone else? Not necessarily. The transplant would have to come from a beating heart donor. So, say your sister was in intensive care, you would have to agree to allow their face to be removed before the ventilator was switched off. What’s even more crazy? There is the possibility that the donor would then carry on breathing. Article here.

How much would a gallon of ____ cost?

Kool Aid = $1.85
Budweiser = $8.88
Windex = $10.21
Hershey's chocolate syrup = $13.23
Soy Sauce = $15.33
Red Bull energy drink = $30.69
Armor All = $31.92
Head & Shoulders Shampoo = $37.74
Absolut Vodka = $58.26
Robitussin DM = $109.76
LSD = $122,880.00
Scorpion Venom = $38,858,507.46

So after reading this post… you can say you’ve ingested your ‘daily intake’ of useless sh*t you don’t ever need to know.

[via Cockeyed]

Shocking yourself via your computer...?

Check out this USB powered BuzzTrainer. What is it? Basically it’s a thing that hooks up to your computer that shocks you. WTF? Why would you want this to ever happen (at your own will)?

Apparently, the BuzzTrainer can help assist computer users in learning software, and can also be used to eliminate bad PC habits. Through the use of small electric shocks administered through the wrist strap, the BuzzTrainer is guaranteed to improve your PC skills, help you restrain specific behaviors, or control PC addiction. For example: Problems with your children or employees looking at porn or using chat rooms? You can setup Buzz Keywords in 3 easy steps to control this! Configure any application as a BuzzApp and eliminate the desire to spend hours gaming, to file share, or to download illegal music.

Hmmm… call me crazy, but I think I’ll pass on this product. I’ve got enough self control- I don’t need to be shocking myself.

[via Teapot]

Photo hunt is a great time killer game

Ever play photo hunt at the bar? Well here’s the home version you can play on your computer… and it doesn’t take an quarters to play! Pretty difficult. It is aways fun to play this game either A.)drunk or B.)with a bunch of people. However, doing both at the same time (C.) is optimal. Click here to play photo hunt.

(click image to play game)

Fun with Google and the word, "AT&T"

A co-worker of mine was doing research today on different telecommunication companies, and he stumbled upon something pretty funny.

1.)Go to
2.)Type, “AT&T”
3.)Click Search
4.)Then click Images
5.)Check out the first Image Result that is displayed.

6.)Want more? Click, Origin Page to read a pretty crazy story of how this guy on the AT&T Wireless Network owed $90.78 his first four days of service.