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Friday, July 29, 2005

Man offers 40 goats, 20 cows for Chelsea Clinton

NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan says he offered Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for his daughter's hand in marriage five years ago — and is still waiting for an answer.

Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor told the East Africa Standard newspaper last week that he wrote Clinton asking for Chelsea's hand in 2000 during the then-president's visit to Kenya.

Chepkurgor, a 36-year-old elected city councilor in Nakuru, recounted writing to the U.S president through the Kenyan government.


Pensioner takes to motorway in wheelchair

Truck drivers in Germany were shocked to find themselves sharing a busy Autobahn with an 80-year-old pensioner travelling at extremely low speeds in a wheelchair, authorities said.

"He wanted to go shopping at a service area up the road from his home," said a spokeswoman for police in the eastern town of Goerlitz.

"He took to the hard shoulder in an electric wheelchair capable of speeds of between 6-10 km/h."


Naked Disney Man Uses Flashlight To Flash

A 32-year-old man in Clermont, Fla., is accused of standing naked in the window of his home and using a flashlight to expose himself to people passing by, police told Local 6 News.

Three men called police Tuesday to report Daniel Cioffi was exposing himself.

When officers investigated, the Walt Disney World employee told investigators he was using the flashlight to clean cobwebs.

Cioffi has been placed on unpaid leave, pending the outcome of his charges, according to the report.


Yahoo Buys 'Widget' Company

Yahoo is venturing into new territory after acquiring the tiny yet influential software company Pixoria last week. The company makes small desktop applications that allow someone to look at local weather, stock quotes and more without opening a Web browser.

The deal gives Yahoo unlimited access to the company's Konfabulator "widget" software, which first entered the public light after it became available for download on Mac computers in 2002. The apps went over so well that Apple included similar functionality in the Macintosh OS X 10.4 "Tiger" desktop app called Dashboard.


Teen who threw up on teacher sentenced to clean vomit from police cars

A high school student convicted of battery for vomiting on his Spanish teacher has been ordered to spend the next four months cleaning up after people who throw up in police cars.

A judge said he considered the boy's actions "an assault upon the dignity of all teachers." The teen, now 17, vomited on his teacher as he turned in his textbook on the last day of classes.

His attorney said the student vomited because he was nervous about his final exams.


When Osama tried to annihilate Americans with poison pills

Nearly a year after 9/11, Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had plotted to kill thousands of Americans by selling poisoned cocaine in the US. Had his plan succeeded, the number of casualties would have been more than in the 9/11 tragedy, said a report in the New York Post.

According to the paper, Osama was willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to finance the deal, but his plot failed when the Colombian drug lords, whom he had approached, decided it would be bad for their business.


Do Not Run

There are a lot of things you shouldn't do in the London subway. One of those things you shouldn't do is run.



Order of Succession

Welcome to the Official United States Order of Succession. Since the Presidential Succession Act only covers 18 people, what would happen if something happened to those 18? We felt it important to continue the list for all Americans as a true contingency plan for Democracy. Here is your chance to join the list, should your country need you.


Great Balls o' Fire

If you stick flashlights under or on the sides of your breasts if you have saline implants they don't exactly glow but they do light up and cast an eerie glow like The Great Pumpkin.

Natural breasts do not do this as much as the saline is what reflects the light and casts it all over the rest of the breast. If you do this with natural breasts it only appears the same as when you stick a flashlight up to your hand -- the tissue nearest casts a reddish glow, but not the whole breast. At least in my experience.


Internet Controlled Vibrator

Boffins have invented a vibrator that can be controlled over the Internet. The sex toy hooks up to a PC and using a special website allows lovers to get jiggy through cyberspace.

Dubbed the Enabled Rabbit, it invites couples to join the "online sexual revolution". The vibrator works alongside a website where partners can sign up and using a special interface on screen, control the amount of pleasure their lover is getting.



Thursday, July 28, 2005

Santas From Across Globe Meet in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - More than 100 Santa Clauses and their little helpers danced, bellowed ho-hos and raced up a rapidly melting hill made of snow Monday at the annual World Santa Claus Congress.

Despite a sprinkle of rain and trees in full Nordic summer bloom, the Papa Noels, St. Nicks and Sinter Klaases from 10 countries were in a yuletide spirit as they kicked off a three-day convention in Denmark, including a Santa parade and a chimney-climbing competition.

To the strains of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the bearded Santas dressed in red and white gathered in a northern Copenhagen amusement park as dozens of children watched in astonishment.


Life-Sized Statue of Betty Boop Beheaded

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Her ebony hair perfectly parted and saucer-like eyes perpetually staring, the life-size Betty Boop statue became a local landmark on the city's Shore Drive. But Sunday morning, a patron discovered the $1,600 figure a block away from its home in front of Cool & Eclectic Furniture and Fashion - without its head.

Six days later, the head remained missing.

"Without it, she's nothing," said store owner Larry Estes, who filed a police report Friday.

Estes collected Boop's body and placed it in a storeroom. Then he began searching up and down Shore Drive.

He is offering a free store item to anyone who comes forward with Boop's head.


Biojewellry - Desiging rings with bioengineered bone tissue

The project is seeking couples who want to donate their bone cells - a couple having their wisdom teeth removed would be ideal. Their cells will be prepared and seeded onto a bioactive scaffold. This pioneering material encourages the cells to divide and grow rapidly in a laboratory environment, so that the scaffold disappears and is replaced by living bone tissue.

The couple’s cells will be grown at Guy’s Hospital and finished bone tissue will be taken to a studio at the Royal College of Art to be used in the design of a pair of rings. Following consultation with the couple, the bone will be combined with traditional precious metals so that each has a ring made with the tissue of their partner.


Mini robot mimics cockroaches

Insect "extermination" may soon involve mini robots that can befriend and lure cockroaches from their dens.

Scientists in Lausanne, Switzerland, have successfully infiltrated a colony of roaches with a micro robot that has enough intricacies to interact with the world's most resilient insect, according to a report published in the June issue of IEEE Robotics & Automation.

Called InsBot, for "insect-like robot," the mechanical bug mimics the insects' smell and movements to the point that the roaches have accepted it as their own. That feat helps scientists study mixed societies of animals and robots.


Shuttle returns to space

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida (CNN) -- Discovery roared into orbit Tuesday in NASA's first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster, and afterward engineers began evaluating pictures of falling debris to determine the chances of another mishap.

A new battery of cameras trained on the shuttle during launch showed a small piece of debris falling from the underside of the orbiter, which NASA officials say could have come from a tile near a door covering the nose landing gear.


Office Guns

This office gun is made by assembling several Mauly clips and a thick rubberband and has tremendous firepower. With a regular pencil as projectile it can penetrate thick cardboard and empty soda cans. Never point this gun at anyone!

This gun is not practical for random battles, but more of a gun for the determined assassin. This gun IS dangerous!


Stop reading this headline and get back to work

Traipsing around the Internet is the most popular form of loafing on the job. The insurance industry is particularly rife with goofing off, and Missouri is the top state for time-wasters.

Those are among the conclusions of a study on wasted time at work released Monday by compensation specialist Salary.com and Web portal America Online. Through a Web survey involving more than 10,000 employees, the report found that personal Internet surfing ranked as the top method of cooling one's heels at work. It was cited by 44.7 percent of respondents as their primary time-wasting activity, followed by socializing with co-workers (23.4 percent) and conducting personal business (6.8 percent).


Best Cities For Singles

Feel as if you're looking for love in all of the wrong places? Look no further--the Denver-Boulder metro area is America's best city for singles. Topping our list for the second consecutive year, the Mile High City edged out larger metros like Boston and San Francisco, thanks to its booming job market, relatively low cost of living and large university population. Our fifth annual listing of America's Best Cities for Singles ranks 40 of the largest metropolitan areas in six different categories: nightlife, culture, job growth, number of other singles, cost of living alone and coolness.


2005 Stupidity Awards

It was a night of suspense and absolute idiocy as the World Stupidity Awards awarded achievement in ignorance and stupidity in one of the hottest ticket's at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival Friday night.

While there were surprises, US president George W. Bush and Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton dominated the evening, with Hilton taking the Stupidest Woman of the Year category and Bush winning for Stupidest Statement for his comment: "They never stop thinking of new ways to harm our country or our people, and neither do we. "

US President Bush did not attend but Darth Vader accepted in his place.


Cow Lingerie

Florence Lukas designed the bovine clothing. However, the cow bras have a serious purpose. They offer support for the cow's udders, which can weigh more than 100 pounds when filled with milk.

The colorful lingerie was designed with the same type of lace often found in lingerie for women. Lukas was able to find models for the new lingerie in the Normandy region of France.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Magnetic Paint

No need to stick things on your fridge when you can simply stick them on the wall. The magnetic paint may come in one colour but once you have applied it to your chosen wall you simply paint back over it with the colour of your choice.


How to convert a school bus into a motor home

Start with a really BIG bus. Most school districts are not allowed to run busses once they become fifteen or twenty years old, although they are maintained very well right up to the end. They used to run them until they were 50 years old, but some stoned bus driver in Texas stalled on a RR track a few years back, and the PC thing to do was dump all the old busses. You should be able to find a good assortment at auctions and bus barns in your area.

That's how you start to convert a school bus into a motor home.




Shopdropping is an ongoing project in which I alter the packaging of canned goods and then "shopdrop" the items back onto grocery store shelves. I replace the packaging with labels created using my photographs. The "shopdropped" works act as a series of art objects that people can purchase from the grocery store. Because the barcodes and price tags are left intact purchasing the cans before they are discovered and removed is possible. In one instance a store employee even restocked the cans to a new aisle based on the barcode information.


Late with a payment? No wonder car won't start

A new device reminds drivers when a car payment is due. And if they don't pay up, they're not going anywhere.


Scrubbing Bubbles Hit the Streets

From catalytic converters to alternative fuels, the fight against big-city smog has for years been fought inside combustion engines and exhaust pipes.

Now, scientists are taking the fight to the streets by developing "smart" building materials designed to clean the air with a little help from the elements.

Using technology already available for self-cleaning windows and bathroom tiles, scientists hope to paint cities with materials that dissolve and wash away pollutants when exposed to sun and rain.


Soon in Japan, it'll be raining ads

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AFP) - After being bombarded by commercials on the way to work and watching promotions pop up on the Internet, the Japanese consumer could soon be hit by advertisements where they least expect it: on their hands.

Researchers are working on "information rain," taking advertisements to the realm of mock meteorology.

A projector on a tall tripod shows images of raindrops hitting the ground and making ripples, in hopes that people will enter the "rainy" area and hold out their palms.


P. Diddy promises nudity

Luxury yachts, tricked-out cars, P. Diddy, and lots and lots of water.

MTV announced Monday that its Video Music Awards will feature all of those elements next month as it seeks once again to reinvent an awards show that routinely lures big stars and makes racy headlines.

"One word - hot," said P. Diddy, wearing a white suit and a gray shirt with no tie. "It's hot out here, and it's going to be hot at the show."

"I'm going to tell the artists that if you want to get naked and run across the stage, go ahead and do it," P. Diddy said. "I'm not going to do teleprompter reading and corny jokes."



With webbing of a bat, he soars like an eagle while gracefully landing via the secondary parachute. It all went so smoothly that it almost appears the parachute might be overkill.


Blind teenager amazes with video game ability

LINCOLN, Neb. - Brice Mellen sure plays a mean pinball.

More precisely, the 17-year-old Mellen is a whiz at modern video games such as Mortal Kombat and Soul Caliber.

In that regard, Mellen isn't all the much different from any other kid his age.

Except for one thing: He's blind.


Watch Me Change

This Shockwave presentation is from The Gap: Watch Me Change. Create a virtual person (male or female) and dress them up. Then they dance and take off the clothes.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

No smoking in cars

Ashtrays have been disappearing in cars like fins on Cadillacs, and so could smoking while driving in New Jersey, under a measure introduced in the Legislature.

Although the measure faces long odds, it still has smokers incensed and tearing into the idea as a Big Brother intrusion that threatens to take away one of the few places they can enjoy their habit.

Those cigars, pipes and cigarettes would become no-nos for drivers. Offenders would be stung with a fine of up to $250, under the measure, whose sponsor said it's designed more to improve highway safety than protect health.


Ancient phallus unearthed in cave

A sculpted and polished phallus found in a German cave is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered, researchers say.

The 20cm-long, 3cm-wide stone object, which is dated to be about 28,000 years old, was buried in the famous Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm in the Swabian Jura.


Vegetarian gags on finger snack

An inmate at a Californian prison has sued a Florida food packager after biting into a human fingertip in one of its packaged vegetarian meals, his lawyer said on Friday.

Felipe Rocha, imprisoned on drug charges in California's maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, is seeking at least $75 000 in damages from GA Food Services after biting into the fingertip lost by one of the company's workers in an industrial accident, said attorney Jeffrey Schwarzschild.


Magazine offers free brothel session

A German magazine sold out in a day after offering readers vouchers for a free sex session at a brothel in Austria.

Readers of the Freizeit Magazine said they were shocked when they opened the mag to find a full page advert for a brothel in Salzburg.

Prostitution is legal in both countries and the ad promised "half an hour free sex with a lady of your choice" for anyone who cut out the coupon and brought it with them on their next visit.


Poll: Americans Say World War III Likely

WASHINGTON - Americans are far more likely than the Japanese to expect another world war in their lifetime, according to AP-Kyodo polling 60 years after World War II ended. Most people in both countries believe the first use of a nuclear weapon is never justified.

Those findings come six decades after the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The war claimed about 400,000 U.S. troops around the world, more than three times that many Japanese troops and at least 300,000 Japanese civilians.



Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh — make way for my DNA. DNA 11 is offering to create artwork based on your very own DNA, so now you don’t need any talent to create truly one-of-a-kind masterpieces. A group of different sized pieces of your DNA is run on a type of “gel,” which is then treated with fluorescent dye and an ultraviolet light. The result is a unique luminescent glow. A camera takes a picture of it, and ta-da, science makes art. And if it looks bad, well, you only have your genetics to blame.

Prices range from $800 to $1800, which is certainly pricey, but it’s quite reasonable for an art piece that is unquestionably yours.


Pamela denies she is remarrying Tommy Lee

Don't buy a toaster oven for Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee quite yet.

The busty actress was surprised to read multiple reports this week that she and ex-husband Tommy Lee are marrying again, reports MSNBC.com. Her boyfriend, actor Stephen Dorff, was also none too pleased.

"I'm already committed to two other men," Anderson told a friend when denying the rumored marriage. "My kids."


Reimagined romance novel covers

I think a lot of us can agree that a large number of romance novel covers are pretty silly and are just asking to be ridiculed. So that's exactly what I did. I bought a few of them at the used book store and got to work on them. The artwork almost writes its own jokes.


Hong Kong's honour for Bruce Lee

Kung-fu film star Bruce Lee is to be remembered in Hong Kong with a statue to mark his 65th birthday. The bronze statue, to be unveiled in November, will honour Lee as "Chinese film's bright star of the century".

Lee fans are being invited to choose their favourite design out of a shortlist of three on the internet.

Lee, who died in 1973 at the age of 32 after suffering swelling of the brain, was born in the US but moved to Hong Kong as a child.


Florida Man Fakes Kidnapping; Was At Strip Club

A man who told to police he was kidnapped and put into the trunk of his car, has confessed that he actually was in a local strip club with a friend.

The Times-Picayune reports 39-year old Douglas Kelly left his motel room to get dog food on July 13 around 1 a.m. at a local gas station. It was then Kelly says a man came up behind him and struck him on head forcing him into the trunk of his 1994 Cadillac and stole $500. Kelly then says the man drove around the town of Slidell for 2-hours and then he was able to escape via an emergency escape latch in the trunk.

The story started falling apart when police realized, there was no escape hatch in that particular model and the gas station does not sell dog food.


Monday, July 25, 2005

Feds Shut Down Drug-Smuggling Tunnel

Federal agents have shut down an elaborate, 360-foot drug-smuggling tunnel dug underneath the U.S.-Canadian border — the first such passageway discovered along the nation's northern edge, officials said Thursday.

The tunnel ran from a quonset hut on the Canadian side and ended under the living room of a home on the U.S. side, 300 feet from the border. Built with lumber, concrete and metal reinforcing bars, it was equipped with lights and ventilation, and ran underneath a highway.


Secret Weapon

Flying missions over the baked desert dunes of Iraq, U.S. Army helicopter pilots know a thing or two about beating heat similar to what is cooking Massachusetts this week.

They can thank the scientists at the U.S. Army Soldiers Systems Center in Natick for a secret weapon hidden under their clothes.

A liquid-cooled vest, part of the Air Warrior Microclimate Cooling System, has been worn by helicopter pilots in Iraq for the last year and this summer will be part of a test program to keep roasting soldiers cool in armored Humvees.


The Hair Search Engine

We at the hair search engine know just how hard it is to find quality hair and hairstyle related information and content on the web, thats why we created this Search engine, we simultaneously search two large search databases - for news and websites to ensure our users find what they are looking for.

Via The Presurfer.


Police powerless on outdoor orgies

Dutch police and park rangers have admitted they are powerless to stop a growing trend of outdoor sex orgies.

In the latest incident, a large group of people were found romping naked on a beach in the Bussloo area of the country.

They including 10 couples who were being "particularly boisterous" with each other while the others watched.

But police called to the scene admitted they were powerless to act despite numerous complaints from other beach users, and could only give the naked orgy lovers a verbal warning.


The Human Copyright

An additional safeguard is now required to escape the legal loopholes threatening your integrity in the name of national security, media campaigns, marketing proposals, etc. It has become critically important to defend your future identity from subliminal influences, federal propaganda, and all other forms of ulterior or blatant mental control.

The Human Copyright is designed to protect one's inalienable right not to be cloned. It may also aid in legal protection against subliminal advertising, media brainwashing, or other types of blanket identity control.


Fly with Norwegian Airlines

When I need to travel by airplane in the near future I know I will book a flight with Norwegian Airlines. Simply because of their advertising slogan "what you see is what you get".


Schoolgirl hanged boy of 5

A schoolgirl yesterday admitted hanging a boy of five from a tree before beating him with sticks and nettles in a case that shocked the nation.

The ponytailed 12-year-old wound string around his neck, stomach and genitals, leaving the lad just two seconds from death.

He was found by his cousin wandering “shocked and crying” around the wooded ‘Devil’s Ditch’ area of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with severe cuts and burns.


Moonrise Over Hurricane Emily

July 20, 2005—In this deceptively peaceful scene, Hurricane Emily looks like little more than a dent in a deck of white clouds as the moon rises overhead. But this downy cloudscape hides the might of a record-setting storm.

Astronauts on the International Space Station captured this image Saturday, July 16, when Emily was gaining strength over the Caribbean Sea, whipping up winds approaching 155 miles an hour (249 kilometers an hour). The storm went on to lash Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, where it caused extensive damage but no fatalities.


iPod mixer

With this iPod mixer, you won't have to carry your cd's around anymore...


Virtual Nostalgia

Take a trip down memory lane as you stroll through this 80's arcade.