This house reaches out over a cliff in Chile and whilst the views are stunning, you'll need to be careful after a few pints.
This is what happened to a man who tried to retrieve a lighter from a hole in the flood. The hole had been dug to fix in a lamppost and the man seemed to think that the 30" diameter hole was big enough to fit in.
The unidentified man was eventually rescued by firefighters, after being laughed at and photographed by morning shoppers in Swansea, south Wales, for more than two hours. Link
As part of their trip to the Lego factory in Denmark, Gizmodo have made a video showing one of the gigantic warehouses that stores the Lego bricks prior to decoration and boxing. There are four warehouses, dubbed cathedrals by Gizmodo, that store 900 million pieces at any given time. They are over 65ft high and cover 65.6sq/miles. Inside each cathedral are four robots that whiz around at up to 2.5 metres per second collecting boxes. The impressive operation is completely automated.
Weighing in at $6m, this home entertainment system may well be the most expensive in the world, if you can call it a home entertainment system. THe system takes up a lot of space yet only has 3 seats. More pics and a spec list here.
The photo above is the world's largest aquarium. Located in the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, the enormous tank is some ten metres deep, 35 metres wide and 27 metres long. It is so big, it can accommodate four whale sharks! More images here.
Daily Tails of Chase... is a blog about Chase - a cat born without a face.
Chase, who is now three, was left without a nose, eyelids and skin on her cheeks after being hit by a car as a kitten. According to the blog, Chase is completely healed and is in no pain.
A pig has for 36 days under the rubble of the Chinese earthquake by eating charcoal and drinking rainwater. The pig has been purchased by a museum who will take care of it for the rest of its life. More photos here.
The iconic photo featuring the 11 original Microsoft employees taken on Dec. 7, 1978, on the eve of the company's move from Albuquerque, N.M., to Seattle has been reshot. One person is missing from the new photo due to his death in 2002 but has been replaced with a woman who was absent for the original photo. [via]
Occasionally I get offered products to review such as laptops and chocolate. I usually jump at the chance because I get to try out something new and sometimes get something to give away to my readers. However, I'm not sure I will take up the latest product review offer. I was contacted by the webmaster of Peloop.com who asked if I wanted to give an unbiased review of one of its products. At first I didn't have any idea what the product in question was and got quite a surprise when I found out what was on offer. The product is a penis enhancement ring that makes 'penis enhancement and enlargement easy' through the use of magnets, tourmaline and germanium. The site, which looks just like a million other spam/scam sites goes into great detail on how the ring can help enlarge your you-know-what. As much as I love testing out new products, I'm not sure that my readers will want an in-depth analysis on what, if anything, this product does to my trouser snake. However, I am tempted to say yes to see if these types of sites actually ship products and from where. Related: This guy was also asked to do a review but I don't think he has.Update: I've decided that this could be a fun project to undertake and I'd do it in a way that doesn't require me to discuss what's going on in my pants (maybe a little chart on the sidebar) However, after contacting the company today I'm not sure if they are going to send me the product. They read this post and are not sure if I really want to try it out. I'll contact them again tomorrow to see what they say.
Whilst I was away you may not have seen the following...
A Brazilian tribe that was reporteded to have been previously undiscovered was actually first discovered in 1910.
A man won the 2008 Nettle Eating Contest by scoffing over 60ft of the stuff.
Hadron Collider May Cause The End Of The World
The World's Most Pierced Woman Lives In Edinburgh
The world's most pierced woman lives in Edinburgh (I spotted her on the weekend) and has a stall on the Royal Mile, possibly selling one of her 5,000+ piercings.
Contains the usual ingredients that makes food expensive (wagu beef, truffles, etc) and it's upset hunger charities. Personally I think it's fine if somebody wants to spend a ton on a burger. Not buying one will won't help charities and besides, Burger King are donating profits from the burgers charity.
Portfolio.com has a graphic showing how Batmans ROI has reduced from over 600% for the first movie down to a loss for the fourth movie and a small return on the fifth.
An Italian man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from a pub, taking her home and forcing her to iron his clothes and wash the dishes.
The man, furious at his ex-girlfriend for leaving him, dragged the woman out of a pub in Genoa, bundled her into a car and took her home to make her iron and wash dishes.
Police arrived at his house after being tipped off by a friend of the woman who watched the scene at the pub. [Link]
The BBC has a recording of the oldest computer music, captured in the Autumn of 1951 during a visit to the University of Manchester. The recording features the national anthem, the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep and a truncated version of In The Mood.
The tunes were played on a Ferranti Mark 1 computer, a commercial version of the Baby Machine.
The recording is not the first time a computer has played music - that title goes to an Australian computer called CSIRAC which played music "months or weeks" before the Ferranti. As of yet nobody has unearthed a copy of the CSIRAC playing music.
You can listen to the recording here.
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Casu marzu, which means "rotten cheese", is found in Sardinia, Italy, and is notable for containing live insect larvae.
The cheese comes with dangers including intestinal larval infestation
Because of these dangers, thcheese was illegal until 2005. The only reason it was legalised is that the cheese is now made with raised, not wild, flies.
Would you be brave enough to try some?