This is what a woman who is about to drop 8 sprogs looks like. [via]
This is what a woman who is about to drop 8 sprogs looks like. [via]
His name is Jeremy Fry and as this was recorded a few months ago it's probably not a marketing stunt.
I love how he evaluates the situation and still thinks it's a good idea to use his shorts as a top.
The Touchcube from Rubik's is a purely touch screen version of the classic puzzle.
The Touchcube will probably retail for $150. [via]
Apparently the mugger got 10 years, and the victim got the satisfaction of getting his own back, and getting his wallet back.
Photos from The Big Picture showing the devastation caused by the bush fires in Australia. The photo above shows the melted metal of alloy wheels from a property that was destroyed 160 km from Melbourne.
An unfinished luxury hotel in Beijing, China has gone up in flames after being showered with sparks from fireworks set off during a holiday celebration.
The entire 44-story Manadarin Oriental hotel has been engulfed in flames but there have been no reports of deaths or injuries.
A man returned to his home to find someone had broken in, but nothing was missing - except a $6 steak that was apparently cooked and eaten while he was away.
The man had broken a window to gain entry and rather than take anything decided to cook a steak that had been left out to defrost. Link
A drunk man has is suing Marriott hotels because he fell down a large flight of stairs after a two day bender.
The man claims that the hotel continued to serve him a "substantial number" of drinks even though he is an alcoholic and also that the stairs at the hotel were unsafe.
The article doesn't say how many drinks he consumed over the two days but he is suing for severe and permanent brain damage after plunging down the 100ft staircase.
Only in America!
Billed as "the safest most dangerous taste of physical and mental endurance pain in the world", the Tough Guy Challenge takes place in Wolverhampton, England and thousands of competitors tackle 21 obstacles - through mud, freezing water, across ropes and burning terrain.
Each year, hundreds drop out along the way due to exhaustion or injury - broken bones, dislocations, and over 600 cases of hypothermia.
Great photos as usual from Boston.com Big Picture.
Suresh Joachim, a Canadian Tamil, has watched TV for 72 hours to beat his previous record of 69 hours, 48 minutes, set in 2005.
"I feel fine, I drank between 25 and 30 cups of coffee," Joachim said Sunday.
Joachim, who also has 53 other records to his name, watched three seasons of 24 during the 72 hours. Link
Scientists have conducted a study about how gut instinct works and it appears that it isn't purely based on guesswork but when making a decision we access memories that we aren't even aware we have.
One of the test conducted during the study was related to recognising images. The test found that people were more accurate in selecting an image when they had been distracted than when they had paid full attention. They also were more accurate when they claimed to be guessing than when they registered some familiarity for the image.
Vanessa Starr Palm, 23, of Illinois and Alexander Daniel Rust, 24, of Indiana were arrested after Bahamian authorities, who tracked down the suspects and arrested them.
According to police the pictures showed them "catching an iguana, parts of an iguana on a grill, two men eating the iguana pieces, and a man and a woman cleaning what appears to be undersized conch." Link
An account from James Duncan Davidson who fought off a mugger who wanted his pass to the exclusive TED2009 conference. The mugger wasn't interested in taking money or the man's laptop, he just wanted to get into the conference. The mugger threatened to f@*k up Davidson but he managed to fight his way free. He could have just watched it all for free online. [via]
Artist Christoph Niemann's representation of New York city life and attractions in just a few pieces of Lego.
A woman has appeared in court for carving her name into her lover's arm as he slept at her home after a drunken fling.
Tonight was the first time that I had seen the latest advert for Cadbury's Dairy Milk and it's as good as the others.
You know you're hardcore when you can smoke, ride a donkey a drink a beer whilst covered in bees.
Southern Australia has been suffering from a record-breaking heatwave and as a result some of the animals have been seeking out places to cool down. This koala walked into the back porch of a house and the owner set down a bowl of water for it. This is what happened next (Warning: cuteness ahead). [Thanks Kim]
A 111-year-old tuatara lizard has become a dad for the first time.
Henry has been a resident at a museum since 1970 but hasn't been interested in mating. That was until he met Mildred.
He's now the father of 11 baby tuataras but he doesn't know it. If he set eyes on them, chances are he'd eat them!
If you are worried about the current economic crisis, worry no more. Paris Hilton has pledged to help the economy the only way she knows how - shopping.
A red faced tree lopper got stuck up a tree with his trousers down after his safety harness broke.
His trousers fell down whilst he was holding onto the tree and he was unable to pull them back up.
Unfortunately, for the man, there is a video of the rescue.
An Australian travelling back from a trip to the Middle East was caught with two live pigeons stuffed down his trousers.
They found the pigeons wrapped in padded envelopes and held to each of the man's legs with a pair of tights. Link
A funny video of a 7-year-old boy who had just had a tooth removed by a dentist. He didn't react well to the sedatives. [Thanks Fish]
I'm not sure how you discover something like this.
A 2 part documentary from VBS.TV about a company in Columbia that manufactures fashionable bullet-proof clothing including bullet-proof shirts and ties. At the end of part 2, the presenter agrees to test out one of the overcoats.
An interactive map showing the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related tweets.
I've never been able to get into Twitter. I guess I haven't got anything interesting to say. And what's strange is that over the past week or so, quite a few people have started following me even though I don't post anything.
Slinkachu is a London-based street artist and photographer who has been creating 'little people' city scenes since 2006. Here are some London.
Some of the installations last for quite a while and Slinkachu revisits from time to time to update them (such as 'vandalising' a micro ATM machine).
A short documentary showing what happens when a blade comes off an engine on an Airbus A380. It looks catastrophic but it was actually a success.
If you'd rather just watch the actual test, here's a shorter version.
And here's another video showing some of the other test that a jet engine has to be put through.
Five engineering students have been arrested after they dangled the shell of a Volkswagen Beetle from a bridge linking Vancouver and North Vancouver.
Students of the University of British Columbia's engineering school have a long tradition of staging an annual prank, hanging the Volkswagen shell in various locations around Greater Vancouver.
This is the first time that anyone has been caught in connection with the prank. Link
Help save some forgotten words by adopting one of them.
This cow has not been vandalised. It is believed that it was struck by lightning - and survived!
Boffins at Stanford University has claimed the title for the world's smallest writing. The process is very complex and uses words I've never heard of so rather than trying to explain it, here's a video.