How well do you know your booze? I scored 86% which is either good or bad.
Twenty soldiers take cover behind one car as they wait to end an attempted coup in the Philippines. Shortly afterwards they stormed a five-star hotel in the Manila, Philippines that had been seized by rebel army officers.
The renegades took over the building in capital Manilla after walking out of their trial for a failed 2003 coup. They then demanded that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign. But her security forces smashed their way in and rearrested the rebels.
iDesktop.tv (previously YouTubeDesktop) is an ajax interface onto YouTube videos with a few more features added such as the ability to resize the videos, add them to playlists and share them with friends.
The best feature is the ability to download the videos in a variety of formats – AVI, MP4, 3GP, 3GP2, MOV, WMV, FLV, EXE or ZIP. This makes it much easier to transfer videos to you mobile phone or iPod and doesn't require you visiting another website or using an extension. [via]
Jennifer Love Hewitt has been getting a slating on celebrity blogs for wearing a bikini whilst being a little out of shape. She was photographed on a beach in Hawaii whilst celebrating her engagement to boyfriend Ross McCall.
I say good on her for being comfortable with the way she looks. She may have put on a bit of weight lately but I'm fine with that. Having a thing for her I would say that.
I'm not a huge fan of art but I'd happily spend a few hours at this installation. Created by Hannes Broecker and installed in Dresden, Germany, Drink Away the Art consists of hanging flat, glass containers filled with a variety of cocktails. Visitors are invited to sample the cocktails using the supplied glasses and can help themselves until they're all empty.
As with most works of art, I have no idea what it means. [via]
According to The Sun, "Hollywood A-Lister" and star of "Amercian" (sp) Pie, Tara Reid, is to appear at this Sunday's Hooker Ball in Australia. She is apparently going to dress up as a prostitute and judge a wet T-shirt contest at the event at Darwin's Discovery nightclub. A normal night out for her then.
At least they managed to have a bit of fun.
Installed in April 2007 in Drachten, The Netherlands, the Blue Road project features 1,000 metres of road painted blue and the phrase "Water is Life" written in eight-metre-high letters across it, the Blue Road is reminiscent of the waterway that used to be where the road is now.
The installation cost 75,000 Euros and used 4,000 litres of paint. There are lots more photos here including a car sinking in the 'urban river'.
Stuntmen perform on their motorbikes and car on the walls of the "Well of Death" at a fair on the outskirts of Jammu November 28, 2007. The stuntmen earn their livelihood by performing dare-devil stunts by driving their bikes and cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" and attracting a large number of spectators from all walks of life.
Here's a video of the Well of Death. It's crazy when the cars start driving around it.
Google has released an upgrade to Google Maps for Mobile, which in addition to GPS support, can now show users without GPS their location. As Google notes, it doesn’t have the accuracy of GPS, but it’s free, and it’s likely to be good enough to be useful in many cases.
Google says the application will put you somewhere in the 500- to 5,000-metre range of where you really are, depending on the cell tower density. I tried it and showed my location only a few streets away (possibly a few hundred metres as the crow flies). I have GPS on my E90 but this is a fast way of getting a rough location.
Point your mobile browser to http://www.google.com/gmm or go here to download it. [via]
In performance tests, Windows XP Service Pack 3 has out performed Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
I'm hardly surprised. We use Vista Business at Ozum and it's god awful. Applications constantly freeze/crash, I've had numerous BSODs, frequently peripherals such as the mouse and keyboard won't work after coming out of hibernation and it takes an age to transfer files between the PC and a thumb drive.
A North Korean factory boss has been executed by a firing squad in front of 150,000. His crime? Making international phone calls!
A 400-year-old book covered in a sheet of wrinkled human skin is going under the hammer in a bizarre auction. It is thought the skin was cut from the corpse of Father Henry Garnet, one of Guy Fawkes' fellow conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
It's sale time at Threadless again. They have a ton of t-shirts, including new designs, for $10. I've bought way too many t-shirts from them but there's always room for a few more.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, I'm only posting this as I'm a fan of Threadless t-shirts. Plus, if people buy t-shirts using the link above I earn points which gives me a discount :o)
Whilst in London last weekend, I managed to catch a showing of Beowulf 3D in the IMAX cinema. I was blown away. I didn't know much about the movie before going and whilst I knew that there was CGI in the movie I didn't realise that it was entirely CGI. The CGI was unreal and probably the best that I had seen in a movie - the characters were extremely lifelike. And unlike Transformers, which was also a CGI fest, Beowulf had a story to it, one that helped compliment the visuals.
I think watching the movie at an IMAX cinema added so much extra to the movie. The huge screen and excellent sound gave the movie more depth and helped immerse you into it. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you see it in 3D to appreciate it fully and if possible at an IMAX.
Portland Winter Hawks fans threw what was reportedly a world record 20,372 stuffed animals on the ice after what they thought was their team's first ice hockey goal of the season -- a goal which officials later disallowed. [via]
Strictly no photography is a photo-sharing site for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones, Strictly no photography aims to show you everything you've ever wanted to see that you're not supposed to.
A dog has undergone surgery to remove a pair of underpants from his gut - the 40th pair that he has eaten. 18-month-old Taffy has also eaten 300 socks, 15 pairs of shoes and a Mercedes key fob. The objects usually work their way through but this time he needed a bit of assistance in removing them. Link
Standing 45m tall and 47m long, this moose which is due to be built on top of Vithatten mountain in northern Sweden, is probably the largest moose in the world.
Construction on the moose, which will hold up to 350 people when completed, is expected to begin before the end of the year. The moose will be used as a concert hall, exhibition space, restaurant and for conferences.
Take a tour around the moose.
The King Fahd Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the largest in the world. The water can reach a maximum height of 1023ft and each of the 3 huge pumps deliver 625 litres of water per second. The water leaves the nozzles at 375kmh. Deputy Dog has more photos and a video of the fountain in action.