May 2011 Archives

Monopoly Story

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http://snipurl.com/27xx8d

Clever inventor steals best-selling board game, does not go directly to jail...

Read all about it on above link.

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Antipodes Map

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http://www.antipodemap.com/

See the other side of the world...

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Distorted Bridges

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http://clementvalla.com/index.php?/work/bridges/

There is (was) an issue with Google Earth that caused severe distortion of the images of certain bridges within any particular terrain view. This page highlights some of these issues...

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Funny Politician Faces

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http://snipurl.com/27xicx

I guess that they get photographed so much that some of them are bound to end up like this..

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George W Bush

Vintage Mugshots from the '20's

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http://bit.ly/dYeicv

They're all Australian and all taken nearly 100 years ago now.

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http://snipurl.com/27xc84

These movie stars are now all household names. This shows the adverts they made before they made it!

Below is Keanu Reeves in a Cornflakes ad.

The Last Supper

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http://snipurl.com/27x4gk

Various illustrated parodies of 'The Last Supper'.

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On a more serious note, here is a study of the actual painting, which explains the ins and outs of Da Vinci's famous painting.

http://bpwhistleblowers.blogspot.com/

Is this just another conspiracy theory? Read the article and make up your own mind..

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John P. Wheeler -December 31, 2010 - a former Pentagon official and presidential aide and a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons - was beaten to death in an assault, body was discovered in a Wilmington landfill

World Map of Penis Sizes

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http://snipurl.com/27wxnz

Yes, data on this subject has been correlated and a world map produced! If you've come to this article via a search engine you may also want to check out the Wiki which has various facts, figures and anecdotes on the subject of penis size...

(I thought it best not to have a picture to accompany this one)

Don't Look Down

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http://twitpic.com/4h65fd

If you're easily offended then please do not click through above link..
http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/#]

At my age?

Joshua Norton, a pauper, declared himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States. He became San Francisco's biggest tourist attraction and was probably the model for the character of "The King" in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.

Huey Long delivered the longest speech on record, a 15 1/2 hour marathon including cooking recipes and pointless anecdotes.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, on giving birth at age 41, said "I'll try anything once."

Rudyard Kipling became the youngest Nobel Laureate in literature.

Christo completed his 24 1/2 mile "Running Fence" through the hills of northern  California.

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu invented the modern classification of plants.

Charles Babbage proposed a large-scale digital calculator, the "analytical engine."

Rosie Flaxman-Binns undertook her first scuba dive even though she cannot swim and is terrified of deep water.

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Babbage's analytical engine..

Top 100 April Fool's Hoaxes

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http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/aprilfool

Above link takes you to the best - also see the worst hoaxes as well...

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Literal.ly

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http://www.literal.ly/

As in most languages, in English we put basic words together to form words or phrases with entirely new meaning. This site goes for the literal meaning via the medium of pictures.

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light beer..

150 Best Jests

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http://snipurl.com/27u8sy

Done by the New York Post website, they polled the top comics in America for their favourite jokes of the year and this is what resulted.

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Joan Rivers at #3

Zodiac Signs Through Body Art

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http://snipurl.com/27u4at

"A set of body art paintings based on the astrological signs of Zodiac."

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Librans rock!

Secret Messages in Company Logos

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http://www.geekosystem.com/logos-secret-messages/

It would appear that there is more to some logos than what immediately meets the eye..I had never noticed the arrow hidden in the FedEx logo, but now I know about it, it's obvious..

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Sony Vaio laptop: The V and the A represent an analog symbol, and the I and O represent the 1 and 0 of binary code.

38 Ways to Win an Argument

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http://www.searchlores.org/schopeng.htm

From Schopenhauer's "The Art of Controversy".

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http://snipurl.com/27t88p

See the before and after pictures - it's amazing what can be done with a bit of slap..

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Top 500 Websites

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http://www.alexa.com/topsites

This page lists the top 500 most visited websites in the world. No surprise that Google is top. My favourite - Wikipedia - comes in at #7, and unfortunately, Baan Liam did not make it onto the list this time...

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http://snipurl.com/27t1kt

Now and then I guess newspaper writers get distracted while they are doing their work and this is what results..

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Put It In Reverse

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http://www.reversespeech.com/Simple_Examples.htm

Listen to all sorts of speeches - including quite famous ones in reverse at different speeds.

When you get bored of that check out the reverse text generator..

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YouTube Picks #129 - Ball Skills

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http://walyou.com/darth-vader-design/

From jellyfish to coffee cup holders these all have an uncanny passing resemblance to the master of the dark forces himself..

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Darth Vader pork chop

Pop Music Haircuts

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http://snipurl.com/27pisq

A visual compendium of notable haircuts in popular music.

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