It's Spring Bank Holiday today which can only mean that it's time for the annual Cheese Rolling Contest. The event sees men and women hurtling down a near vertical slope in pursuit of a 7lb Double Gloucester cheese.
This year's competitors are coming from all over the world and include one of Belgium's most famous footballers.
The contest, which has been running for over 200 years, was cancelled last year because the team that removes injured people from the hill were called to help in the Algerian earthquake.
The lucky winner, who probably will sustain at least a few injuries, will get to keep the cheese that they chased down the hill. [via BBC]
Not mine, this guy's. If you are the highest bidder on his "Shave My Beard For Art" auction you can make him shave his beard anyway you want. He will be a real-life Wooly Willy just for you. The successful bidder "will receive full before-and-after documentation and the excess hair (if wanted). The documentation will be officially certified as "art" by Jersey City Museum curator Rocio Aranda." [via Madville]
Controlled Demolition Group specialises in demolishing all types of buildings around the world. Their site has a small selection of videos including one from Oslo which not only has cameras outside the building recording the action from different angles but also has cameras inside the building which show the explosives being detonated.
"John", the boy who convinced "Mark" to try to murder him said yesterday that he was "fine" and the incident was "probably just a phase that he was going through"
Don't we all go through those murderous phases at some point in our teenage years? If you live outside the UK and can't access the Times aritcle I have posted it in the extended part of this post.
This story is really weird. It's the type of story that you wouldn't think could actually take place.
It seems a teenage boy fell in love with another teenage boy then pretended to be a spy (amongst other characters he conconcted) and convinced the boy he fell in love with to try to kill him in an "extraordinary suicide attempt".
I'm not sure what to make of this year's Big Brother ensemble. Channel 4 have chosen people that are likely to clash from day one.
Let's see, we've got a true stereotypical gay guy (I noticed a smirk on one of the housemates' face when he entered and saw Marco mincing towards him), an ex-asylum seeker (just to stir things up with the one who doesn't like asylum seekers), a gay guy who sleeps with straight guys (and thinks that he can 'make' straight guys sleep with him), a page 3 wannabe, the guy who obviously loves his body way too much (so much that he turned up in just a leopard skin posing pouch) and says he's slept with over 250 people (although he doesn't keep count), the transexual and the ex-prostitute named Kitten.
Will this collection of people with vastly different backgrounds, opinions and beliefs make this year's Big Brother one of the best?
Here are a bunch of Simpsons questions that I found on a site. I didn't realise how many questions there actually were. It took me an age to take out the answers and add numbers so forgive me for not posting the filtered out answers. Here's the site with the answers but none of them are numbered. The questions in this post should be in the same order as the site.
Calculate the value of your poo. Simply input the amount of money that you earn and the amount of hours you work in an average day. When you need to go for a poo press the start button. When you get back from your poo press the stop button and Poo-Price will calculate how much you have earned having a poo.
Apologies for the use of the word poo so many times in one post. [via Milk and Cookies]
BBC: 'Plagiarist' to sue university
I can't believe that a student could go through 3 years at university without ever hearing the word 'plagiarism'. Every student knows that plagiarism is wrong regardless of whether or not the university actually tells you.