Photos showing someone who has taken their obsession with Pokemon just a little too far.
I can imagine that not even x-ray technicians see stuff like this everyday. This X-ray shows how, during a fall, a car key penetrated the eyelid of 17-month-old Nicholas Holderman of Kentucky, reaching his brain. While doctors initially believed that the object had ruptured Nicholas' eyeball, another team of specialists later confirmed that the boy had sustained no permanent damage. [via]
Deputy Dog has posted some photos showing the construction of a bridge in China which, when completed, will be the world's highest. It's so high that the Empire State Building can fit underneath it with 360ft to spare!
One problem that engineers have faced during the construction of the bridge is how to get the 3,200ft long cables across the giant gorge. After considering different options, they settled for firing them across using rockets. There are photos, but unfortunately no video, over on the Deputy Dog site.
Luke Skywalker's original lightsaber from Star Wars and Star Wars: The Empire Strike's Back is going to be auctioned next month and it is expected to fetch up to £120,000.
Also up for grabs is the Indiana Jones 'Fedora' hat was worn by Harrison Ford in the Temple of Doom, his bullwhip or his 41ins long machete and original Gremlins puppets. [via]
Gadling's resident pilot Kent Wien has posted his 3 best and worst airports to land at. Unsurprisingly, St Maarten is in his top three. He only lists airports that he has visited so there are plenty more that are better or worse than the ones he has listed.
Image © Matt Hintsa.
This 5 level multi-storey car park, which The Sunday Times believes belongs to Hong Kong businessman Sham Kar-wai, contains well in excess of £4.4 million worth of cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and a Mini Cooper S. Notice that quite a few number plates contain the number 8 - a lucky number in China.
The Sunday Times has posted an image showing the cars on each level along with list prices.
A man who has celebrated Christmas every day for the last 14 years with a full roast dinner, champagne and presents is scaling back his celebrations because of the credit crunch.
Over the years Andy Park (aka Mr Christmas) has eaten 117,600, drank 5,110 bottles of Moet champagne, sent himself 235,000 Christmas cards, used 37 electric ovens and worn out 23 video recorders by watching the Queen's Speech every day.
He's hoping that the financial situation improves by the time he dies so that he can afford the £70,000 Christmas themed funeral. Link
For those interested in the interview process at Google, Peteris Krumins over at Catonmat.net has posted a detailed report on his experience. It involved four interviews over the phone and then flying from Latvia to California (all expenses paid) for four interviews at the Googleplex.
The Symbian Blog had a tour of one of Nokia's 11 test centres. They explain each of the tests and have a 14 minute long video.
Sure looked like fun.
For some time Firefox extensions have allowed users to redesign GMail but now Google has released some official themes that allow you to jazz up the interface. There are 30-odd themes available that can be access through Settings.
A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag after a grease gun inside it burst, and watched as the kit floated away.
Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Stephen Bowen were taking part in the first of four spacewalks of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's current mission to the International Space Station.
It's a good job the whales didn't follow the penguin. That boat didn't look too big.
Personally, I never recline my seat because I don't want to annoy the person behind but then I lose out because the person in front decides that they want to recline and put their feet up to watch an in-flight movie.
This happened to me the last time I flew and it wasn't until halfway through the flight that the woman decided to put her seat up a bit after she saw my legs wrapped around it. It didn't last long before she had fully reclined again.
Are you a recliner?