Nine years after its discovery in the badlands of southeastern Alberta, Canada, a 75-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant turtle has finally made its public debut.
View a video here.
A 4x4 gets stuck. A Hummer H2 tries to pull it out but it too gets stuck. A small van with an overly confident driver tries to pull out the Hummer but fails. There's only one thing left to do - call in the tractor. [Thanks Yves Lalonde]
The main festival is held every year in Seeboden, Austria, but expanded into Asia for the first time this year with a bonus exhibition. It lasts until 31 August.
Doctors in Colombia are trying to determine how an 11-month-old baby is already the weight of an average eight-year-old.
He has had several medical examinations carried out which suggest he may have a problem with his endocrine system. A cardiogram test has shown that he has the bones of an eight-year-old boy.
More photos here.
Microsoft has started to introduce an update to WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) that will nags users of pirated copies of Windows XP Pro until they by a legitimate copy.
Every 60 minutes the desktop background will change to black and a message will appear in the lower right corner informing the user that their copy is not genuine.
If you're like me and you only get to see your desktop when you reboot your machine every few weeks then a black background wouldn't be much of an annoyance.
Microsoft say that this is something that XP users actually want:-
Image via Scott Laird
My trip to San Francisco is just around the corner (6 weeks away) and I want to make sure that I get the most from the trip. I've been there twice before and have been doing some research but sometimes you can't beat some advice from the locals.
I'm going to be alright when it comes to attractions but could do with some tips on the following:-
Restaurants - Chinese Is probably my favourite but I'm also partial to a quality burger. I wouldn't mind trying out a fast food restaurant that we don't get over here (i.e. Not McDonald's, KFC or Burger King). Also, any good delis where you can get a good sandwich. I wouldn't be looking for anything too expensive.
Breakfast - Where are some good places to get breakfast? I'm going to be staying on Powell/Bush so places not too far from there would be good.
Pubs - I love trying new beers so would be looking for pubs with a great selection of beers. I've come across the Magnolia Pub - is that any good? Are there any quirky pubs that are worth a visit?
Photography - Are there any places, apart from the usual, where I can take some photographs? Places that may be off the beaten track or unusual. I'm already working my way through Thomas Hawk's collection for inspiration but if anyone has any links to good Flickr sets of San Francisco that would be great.
I'm also going to be staying in Monterrey and Half Moon Bay so the above applies to them too.
I've mentioned it before but if anyone wants to meet up I'm going to be in San Francisco between October 7th-12th, Monterrey on the 13th and 14th and Half Moon Bay on the 15th. Drop me an email and maybe we can arrange something. Don't worry, I'm not as weird as some of the things that I post!
A man who had secretly saved $1,200 to take his family to Disney World has lost it after his wife accidentally sold the DVD that he was using to hide the money in.
The family are hoping that the man bought the DVD will return the cash. Link
I knew that before mobile phones Nokia produced all manner of things including car tyres but this is the first time that I've actually seen one.
It was one of two spare tyres on a Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 360. The car was introduced in late 1951 and was sold until 1958.
The CEO of SumoLounge, Andrew Milligan (interview here), has been kind enough to send me one of their Omni chairs in exhange for my thoughts on the product. I’m always up for testing out products so was more than happy for him to send me one.
The Omni is a giant chair (4.5' x 5.5') that’s similar to a bean bag but different. For a start it’s not a bag, rather it’s a giant pillow. It’s made from space age rip-proof nylon sand come filled with top quality virgin polystyrene foam, aka Sumo Beads. The chair is water resistant and stain which means that it will always look like new.
The chair can be ‘moulded’ into a variety of shapes (there are 10 listed on the SumoLounge website) including some strange ones. This flexibility means that you can use the chair in a variety of locaations and for a varitey of activities.
The chair does a good job of moulding to the shape of your body whilst being supportive. So far it has been great for relaxing and watching movies, kicking ass online on the Mario Kart DS and typing this review.
The Omni comes in 10 different colours (I chose the Fiery red one) and costs £99. I'm not sure how much bean bags usually cost but it probably wouldn’t be fair to compare the Omni to a regular bean bag as it’s quite a different chair.
At the moment, only the Omni is available in the UK but if you live in the US you have a lot more choice.
Image via Core77
A man in Toronto has been caught stealing 2,865 bicycles. He allegedly recruited homeless people and mental patients to help him steal the machines which he stored at his shop, the Bicycle Clinic.