June 2008 Archives

http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm

A collection of end of world scenarios - each one comes with its own detailed description of how it would go. This is actually some pretty good reading...

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without the moon we'd truly be fucked

Sounds like an Old Fart to me

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http://www.fart-sounds.net/fartboard.swf

Apologies for lowering the tone here (considerably)...

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What are these Called?

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Guess what these things are called

Collection of nicely photoshopped images of things that don't exist...

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iPod...

Navy Seals in the Making

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http://www.mdolla.com/2008/04/preparing-american-special-forces-seals.html

Series of pictures of U.S. Navy Seals taken during training. No photoshop jobs here by the looks of things ;-)

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Of course they're not as tough as the SAS eh...all the same I'd rather not get on the wrong side of one of these blokes!

If Hippies Ruled...

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http://www.uphaa.com/blog/index.php/hippie-fashion/

This is a series of pictures made to show what the World would be like if hippies ruled it.

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50 Greatest Comedy Sketches

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http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/nerveeditors/50GreatestComedySketches/01

Watch them all on this site...

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Monty Python's dead parrot sketch is #1...

Light Graffiti

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http://abduzeedo.com/awesome-light-graffiti-pictures

This person has taken advantage of the long exposure option on his camera to create these pictures and this is called 'light graffiti'...

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Custom 404s

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Custom 404 error pages

"When you end up following a dead or incorrect link or mistype a URL, you are likely to end up on a 404 error page. It doesn’t have to be a bad experience, though. We have prowled the web for funny and original takes on this classic error page. Here are 20 of the best. Let yourself be inspired!"

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Think You're a Catch?

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Millionaire Calculator

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http://dollartimes.com/calculators/millionaire-calculator.htm

"This page will calculate how long it will take to become a millionaire. Of course, inflation could make a million dollars less impressive in the future."



Top 40 April Fools Pranks

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Top 40 April Fools pranks

Apologies for not posting this one 2 1/2 months ago - it's been sitting in my database since before then...

Site lists the all-time best ever pranks - I won't give any examples - just read it for yourself...

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Fold-ins Past and Present

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Mad magazine fold-ins

Al Jaffee's fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.

Clicking and folding the page reveals a hidden image with the answer to the questions at the top.

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Wrecked Exotics

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http://www.wreckedexotics.com/

Pictures of exotic cars, weird car crashes and exotic car accidents.

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Lucky no-one was sitting in this one at the time...

The iPod vs. the Cassette

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iPod vs. cassette

Light-hearted slideshow comparing old technology with new. Interestingly it looks like tapes are better after all...

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Dropped from 3 foot test

50 Things to do with Tennis Balls

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50 things you never thought have doing with tennis balls

"You may remember the often-discussed tennis ball headphones or these 99 extraordinary uses for ordinary objects. Those were pretty great, but it makes you wonder what else these little bundles of latex and wool can do. Since they wear out and lose their bounce quickly, most tennis balls simply end up in the garbage when they stop being useful on the court. If you can’t stand to throw them away, they tend to pile up quickly - so what can you do with them?"

They have their uses...

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Small camera tripod



Electronic Cigarette!

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http://www.gamucci.com/gamucci/index.html

"Gamucci is an electronic cigarette, it is a completely
 non-flammable product that  uses state of the art sophisticated
 micro-electronic technology to provide users  a real smoking
experience without the tobacco and tar found in real cigarettes.
 Gamucci offers smokers a chance of smoking in a much healthier
 way. They still get their nicotine hit, but suffer none of the
 negative side effects of smoking tobacco."


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Sounds too good to be true
- however you can't beat the
 normal cancer sticks IMHO...





20 Questions

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http://www.20q.net

Choose from 21 different languages to play in...and then there's different themes for playing this classic long road trip game...

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There's even a Corry theme -  I had to mention Corry somewhere in this blog - actually I think this might be the second time...


Top Secret Recipes

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http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/home.asp

Ever wondered what's in the Big Mac sauce? Well I'm not sure whether this is included on this site but there's a whole archive of recipes for popular food (mainly from food chains within the US)...so if you're from the States this site will be of interest...

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Kentucky Chied Frickin

Top Ten Frivolous Lawsuits

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http://www.legalzoom.com/legal-articles//article11331.html

"We’ve all heard the one about the woman who spilled scalding coffee and successfully sued McDonald’s. But we’ve also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. And don’t forget the stories of Winnebago owners winning lawsuits after they left the driver’s seat because the vehicle’s cruise control was activated. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the absurdity of frivolous lawsuits. You might be surprised, however, by how many of these are true."

Excellent article...

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15 Craziest Personal Names

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http://oddee.com/item_92594.aspx

Meet John Portsmouth Football Club Weston and the gang. From the Swedish couple who were protesting against Sweden's naming laws with a name that would be rather difficult to remember how to spell on application forms to the guy who, not content with just changing his name to James Bond, also included the name of every Bond film made
into his name.

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The Body Explained

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http://www.bioedonline.org/body-explained

Ever wondered if your hair continues to grow after you die? What causes your stomach to rumble? Or what causes blushing?

"The Body Explained, with Cassius Bordelon, PhD, is a light-hearted video production that answers common questions about how the human body works."

Video clips to explain it all...

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Not the most suitable picture that I might have found...

Water: H2O=Life

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http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/water/

"Every language has a word for water; no living thing exists without water. It soothes the spirit and sustains the body; its beauty inspires art and music. Employed by cultures around the world in rituals and ceremonies, water bathes us from birth to death. Water is essential to life as we know it. And as it cycles from the air to the land to the sea and back again, water shapes our planet—and nearly every aspect of our lives."

Site tells you all about our favourite liquid...

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Retro Tobacco Advertisements

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http://funnytogo.com/pictures/tobacco/tobacco-ads.htm

Smoking adverts from back in the day...

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100 Items to Disappear First

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100 items to disappear first in the event of all-out war or national disaster / catastrophe.

It's just a list but this is worth knowing about - just in case like, ya know?

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Portable toilets are #3...

Religious Tattoos

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http://www.religioustattoos.net/

I've got some tattoos and so have a lot of my friends - this site is actually dedicated to religious-type tattoos - Judeo-Christian religions to be more exact.

Lots of pictures of these types of tattoos so if you fancy one yourself just print out the picture, take it to your local tattoo artist and tell him "I want that one."

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Rock of Ages

16 Extreme Beds

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16 of the most extreme and modern beds you'll ever see

Some of these are just modern styles - but some are just plain ridiculous!

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Not sure that I'd part with any money to buy this one...

Top 10 Female Warriors

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http://listverse.com/history/top-10-badass-female-warriors/

"This is a list of the greatest female warriors through history. In order to be selected for this list, the woman has had to be someone who fought in battle herself, not just commanding from a distance, and she had to be real - for this reason people like Hua Mulan are not included as there is a lot of doubt about their historical existence."

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Queen Tamar of Georgia (13th Century) is #1

Universal Packing List

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http://upl.codeq.info/

Generate your own custom list of what to pack and what not to when you're off on a trip. Apparently this site has been on the Net since April 1993 - it's now at version 9.1.0..

A useful resource rather than an interesting site - I have bookmarked this in case I decide to go glacier walking in Greenland sometime!!

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