Dress up your iPod with this iGoatse skin. [via]
AWV reader Dragun sent this story to me asking whether or not it was real. I have no idea as I have never come across the news site before and with it being so close to April Fool's Day I'm sceptical about most weird things that I read.
The bizarre looking baby was born in Charikot, Nepal and didn't appear to have a neck. It's head was almost totally sunken into the upper part of its body and had very large eyeballs. It died within half an hour of being born. It weighed 2kg at birth and was born after a nine-month gestation period.
Time for the latest on Ozum. For the last few weeks we have been setting up our marketing campaign, such as the artwork and the database of possible clients, and have been waiting for a grant to be awarded that would pay for the materials.
Today, after waiting for many days, we received our grant. Unfortunately we only received around a 7th of what we were told that we would probably get and only a 12th of the maximum that we could get. Why? Because the WDA (Welsh Development Agency) is being dissolved along with three other Welsh quangos adn as a result less money is going to be awarded to new businesses.
With only a small amount of money at our disposal we had to make a decision to spend the extra money to get what we needed. This was the first time that we had actually spent a substantial amount on the business and during the buying process it felt so surreal. Whilst I was spending mine and my business partner's personal money it didn't feel as though I was. I just hope that the stuff we get back is of the same quality that we are expecting.
Incidentally, we purchased the materials through a Printing.com franchise which offers an excellent and very personal service.
I'll update you all when the we recieve the materials back in around a week's time and then start to mail them out.
Update: Interesting that as soon as I post about my initial experience with Printing.com that they get banned by Google for hidden text and keyword stuffing. I guess it's nothing to worry about. Afterall, BMW.de was temporarily banned but it didn't hurt their image. [via]
As you know, I'm a fan of weird stuff but I did have to think twice about posting this. It has to be one of the weirdest things that I've come across in a long time.
This man has spent the last six years injecting his penis and scrotum with silicon and as a result it has become so large that he can no longer stand to pee and sex is completely out of the question.
Be warned, the video contains male genitalia and strong sexual references. [via]
A school in Minnesota aims to combat childhood obesity by removing chairs win its classrooms. Called NEAT living, the idea is part of a program called Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, which involves burning calories in every day living and activities.
I recently watched a film called Unknown White Male that I downloaded from a film company called Word of Mouth Films. The company is experimenting in different forms of distribution and invited me to download the movie legally via BitTorrent. Despite a few problems with the film such as it being a little too large (almost 2GB), in the wrong aspect ratio and there not being enough connections to download the film quickly enough, it was a novelty being able to download a film directly from a film company.
The movie is about a man called Doug who awakes on a subway in Coney Island and has no recollection of who he is, where is he or what he was doing. After going to a police station and hospital he is reunited with an old date, whom he doesn't remember. The film then follows Doug as he tries to piece back together a life he doesn't know.
The film becomes more and more interesting as he starts to meet his family and his friends. He has to decide whether he keeps his old life or builds a new one. You can imagine what it would be like if you were in his position. When you meet up with people that you used to know you can imagine thoughts going through your head such as, "I don't like this person", even though this person is your best friend, or even your mother or father.
The film is very thought provoking and you are left wondering what happens to Doug and whether he will ever regain his memory, as doctor's predict he will, and what decisions he will then make.
The movie goes on limited release in the UK on April 7th and may currently be showing in some cinemas in America.
The picture above, and others here, show a Hyundai Fortune ship on fire off the coast of Aden. The incident happened on March 21, 2006 and was believed to have been caused by fireworks contained in some of the containers. Because of the hi-tech cargo, the damage caused could cost insurers as much as $300m. The sip ultimately sank. [via]
How crazy is this? BUSlink are selling a flash drive that weighs in at a whopping 64GB. Imagine the possibilities? You could run multiple operating systems on it and still have plenty of storage space spare.
I don't trust myself with the 128MB freebie that I had from the Windows Live event I attended back in January so there's no way that I would ever feel safe carrying around this whopper. Luckily there's no chance of that ever happening. At $4,999.99 I won't be getting one any time soon. [via]
A recording of a 911 call from a Forsyth County, Georgia home was recently released that contains chilling details of an attack that left four people dead and three injured. Around 10 pm on March 19, two mean, one armed with a knife and the other with a .40-caliber pistol methodically made their way through a two-story farmhouse, stabbing or shooting everyone in their path.
If you live in Darwin Australia and like beer there may be a way to get some freebies. The RSPCA, Coopers Brewery and the Cavenagh Hotel have teamed up in the name of animal welfare and the result is that toads can be turned into beer.
Anyone over the age of 18 who delivers a live cane toad to the RSPCA can get a free glass of Coopers from the Cavenagh Hotel up to a maximum of 6 per day.
"For the second year in a row, Thad's friends planned a prank to make him think he won the lottery. They taped a previous night's lottery drawing and then bought a lottery ticket to match those winning numbers. They had him buy his own lottery tickets, then they swapped it out with the fake ticket. They played the pre-recorded drawing as Thad checked his numbers. If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to win the lottery, this gives you a pretty good idea..."
Language NSFW [via]